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HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: University of Mississippi Intentionally Cuts Law School Enrollment by 36%.

GEORGE WILL ON THE PATHOLOGY OF TITLE IX: It simply states that no person “shall, on the basis …

GEORGE WILL ON THE PATHOLOGY OF TITLE IX: It simply states that no person “shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” Based on those 31 words, the Education Department’s Office for […]

James Tooley on Private Schools for the Poor and the Beautiful Tree

James Tooley, Professor of Education at Newcastle University, talks to EconTalk host Russ Roberts about low-cost for-profit private schools in the slums and rural areas of poor countries. Tooley shows how surprisingly widespread private...Show More Summary

Editorial: Cuomo’s de Blasio factor

Gov. Cuomo has let it be known: He’s going to push, hard, for major education reforms.

Washington University's Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum to survey work of Island Press

7 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Since its formation in 1978, Island Press has evolved from a traditional contract print shop ? producing high quality editions in standard media and formats ? into a uniquely collaborative and educational enterprise known for complex, large-scale works by a range of nationally and internationally renowned artists. Show More Summary

Access to higher education and the value of a university degree

Governments sometimes promote reforms that increase access to education for a large share of the population. These reforms may lower the returns to education by altering returns to skills, education quality, and peer effects. This column...Show More Summary

If Parents Are Co-Signing Your Student Loans, Get Life Insurance Too

Sometimes college students need parents to co-sign the student loans. Although it's unfair, if the student dies, the parents could be on the hook for the college education. An inexpensive life insurance policy protects against that risk. Read more...

How Not to Reinvent the Wheel in College Accountability

At a well-publicized speech in Buffalo, New York on August 22, 2013, President Barack Obama announced that he would create a plan for sweeping reform of higher education. The details were sketchy, but the projected plan would institute a rating system of colleges and universities nationwide. Show More Summary


I saw this quote today and it made me think about my eating disorder. It reads: Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. Robert Frost As far as my binge-eating disorder goes, I had A LOT of education about it. I read everything I could about [...]

TED Curator Chris Anderson on the "TED-ification" of Education

15 hours agoNews : Reason

"TED Curator Chris Anderson on the "TED-ification" of Education," produced by Katherine Mangu-Ward. About 8.5 minutes. Original release date was December 26, 2014 and original writeup is below. "Learning needs to be joyful," says Chris...Show More Summary

Alex Chilton

18 hours agoOdd : HiLobrow

He got an early education in rock'n'roll cynicism.

The ‘F-bomb’ of teaching. (It’s not what you think.)

Ellie Herman took an unorthodox path to the world of education. For two decades she was a writer/producer for television shows including “The Riches,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Chicago Hope” and “Newhart.” She wrote fiction that appeared in literary journals, among them The Massachusetts Review, The Missouri Review and the O.Henry Awards Collection. Then, in 2007, she […]

Alumni of the Israel Arts and Science Academy call on others to refuse military service

In a brave act of resistance, over fifty alumni, former educators and staff members of the Israel Arts and Science Academy, Jews and Palestinians, have published a letter calling the high-school community – students and alumni alike – to refuse service in the Israeli military.

Nine education predictions for 2015

In this post, veteran teacher Larry Ferlazzo offers his annual list of education predictions for the coming year.  Ferlazzo teaches English and Social Studies at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California.  He has written seven books on education, writes a teacher advice blog for Education Week Teacher, and has his own popular resource-sharing blog. […]

Women in Business Q&A: Louisa Benton, Executive Director, of the Hope for Depression Research Foundation

Louisa brings the skills of over 20 years in non-profit leadership, education, journalism and public relations to HDRF. She has led the development efforts of several major non-profits including American Ballet Theatre, Theatre for a New Audience, and the American Associates of the Royal Academy Trust. Show More Summary

Artsy announces groundbreaking feature showcasing 21 French museums

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Artsy, the art education and collecting resource, is honored to present an educational feature that brings together, for the first time, images of artworks from 21 landmark museums in France on a free, publicly-accessible online platform. Show More Summary

Word Origins as Comics: Looking Forward to Seeing You

Tired of a pedantic approach to word origins? Try this for size. Our goal is to both educate and entertain. There's no better place to begin than with the language we use. So let's start there. Book One of fifteen books of educational comics by Larry Paros. This is the seventh column from that first book. Show More Summary

John Goodlad dies at 94; led research on how schools fail to educate

John I. Goodlad, whose exhaustive analysis of the culture of schools and the reasons for their failures made him one of the intellectual leaders of the education reform movement that took off in the early 1980s, died Nov. 29 in Seattle. He was 94.

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