Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (March 17-23, 2014)

Monday, March 24th, 2014

EDUCATION

CHARTER SCHOOLS

Mayor De Blasio’s Full Plate: Charter Schools.” Editorial. New York Times. March 17, 2014.

Illogical hostility toward charter schools.” By Richard Cohen. Washington Post. March 18, 2014.

FOR-PROFIT SCHOOLS & COLLEGES

AltSchool gets $33 million in venture capital.” By Jill Tucker. San Francisco Chronicle. March 18, 2014.

HIGHER EDUCATION

Institutional investors optimistic about 2014.” By Adrian Rodrigues. Yale Daily News. March 17, 2014.

Biz-school courses focus on giving back; Student demand leads to increase in social-enterprise programs.” By Anne Field. Crain’s New York Business. March 18, 2014.

Free Isn’t Easy for Higher Ed; Private Schools Push Back at Tennessee Plan for No-Cost Community College.” By Cameron McWhirter and Caroline Porter. Wall Street Journal. March 20, 2014.

New Princeton President Is Still ‘Listening’; Christopher Eisgruber Faces Issues Such as a Contentious Relationship With Surrounding Township.” By Heather Haddon. Wall Street Journal. March 22, 2014.

PRIVATE & PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS

NY Schools: New Basis School Arrives in Brooklyn, Loudly; Co-Founder Michael Block Claims His School Can Provide Better Education at Much Lower Price.” By Sophia Hollander. Wall Street Journal. March 18, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (March 10-16, 2014)

Monday, March 17th, 2014

EDUCATION

CHARTER SCHOOLS

Review & Outlook: Cuomo Steps Up for Charters; New York’s Governor sides with children, but Obama stays silent.” Wall Street Journal. March 10, 2014.
Related stories:
In Rent Plan for Charters, Mayor Faces a Hard Road.New York Times. March 10, 2014.
Why the New York Charter School Fight Is Way Off-Base; The mayor and the governor should focus on the benefits that education reform is showing in public schools.” Opinion. By Roger Altman and Robert Hughes. Wall Street Journal. March 13, 2014
Gilded Crusade for Charters Rolls Onward.” By Michael Powell. New York Times. March 13, 2014.
Teachers, Students Caught in Charter School Fight, Success Academy Employees Say.” Nation. March 14, 2014.
Were Charter Teachers and Students Pressured to Rally for Charter Schools in Albany?Nation. March 15, 2014.

Jumoke Joins Varick Pastor In Charter Quest.” By Melissa Bailey. New Haven Independent. March 12, 2014.

Parents explain why they’ve spent countless hours to bring a controversial virtual charter school to Maine.” By Nell Gluckman. Bangor Daily News. March 14, 2014.

FOR-PROFIT SCHOOLS & COLLEGES

New Obama administration proposal to regulate for-profit colleges.” By Nick Anderson. Washington Post. March 13, 2014.
Related stories:
Politics and Policy: Administration Plan Would Rein In For-Profit Colleges.” By Josh Mitchell. Wall Street Journal. March 14, 2014.
For-Profit Colleges That Bury Students In Debt Face Second Obama Crackdown.” By Chris Kirkham. Huffington Post. March 14, 2014.
Barack Obama cracks down on for-profit colleges.” By:Stephanie Simon and Caitlin Emma. Politico.com. March 14, 2014.

HIGHER EDUCATION

Podcast: The Winners (and Losers) of College Financial Aid.” By Minhee Cho. ProPublica.org. March 6, 2014

NY Politics: Three Regents Re-Elected, One Resigns; Move is Seen as a Rebuke to a New Set of Federal Education Guidelines.” By Mike Vilensky. Wall Street Journal. March 12, 2014.

With Campaign Underway, Harvard Has Raised $900 Million Since September.” By Matthew Q. Clarida and Amna H. Hashmi. Harvard Crimson. March 12, 2014.

“Book Review: ‘Degrees of Inequality,’ by Suzanne Mettler; As government subsidizes more buyers of education, universities have every reason to move tuition incrementally upward.” By Barton Swaim. Wall Street Journal. March 14, 2014.

Catholic Group Leader Calls For Liberal Academics To Be ‘Taken Out And Shot’.” By Shadee Ashtari. Huffington Post. March 14, 2014.

Columbia Becomes Fourth Ivy To Join edX.” By Michael V. Rothberg. Harvard Crimson. March 14, 2014.

Columbia University Fired Two Eminent Public Intellectuals. Here’s Why It Matters: The fate of Carole Vance and Kim Hopper should worry everyone who wants academics to play a larger role in public debates.” By Michelle Goldberg. Nation. March 12, 2014.

PRIVATE & PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS

Status Quo at Elite New York Schools: Few Blacks and Hispanics.” By Al Baker. New York Times. March 12, 2014.

For Boarding Schools, an Evolving Financial Aid Philosophy.” By Paul Sullivan. New York Times. March 15, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (March 3-9, 2014)

Monday, March 10th, 2014

EDUCATION

CHARTER SCHOOLS

De Blasio and Cuomo Clash Over Charters; In Albany, Governor Attends Pro-Schools Rally as Mayor is in Town to Push His Pre-K Plan.” By Michael Howard Saul, Erica Orden and Mike Vilensky. Wall Street Journal. March 5, 2014.
Related stories:
De Blasio and Builder of Charter School Empire Do Battle.” New York Times. March 4, 2014.

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Declarations: The Ideologue vs. the Children: New York’s new mayor attacks charter schools, proving his critics right.” Opinion. By Peggy Noonan. Wall Street Journal. March 8, 2014.
Chancellor Says She Regrets Remarks About a Harlem Charter School.” By Javier C. Hernandez. New York Times. March 8, 2014.

Loudoun moves to open N. Virginia’s first charter school.” By Caitlin Gibson and Michael Alison Chandler. Washington Post. March 6, 2014.

HIGHER EDUCATION

Investments Office predicts strong growth.” By Adrian Rodrigues. Yale Daily News. March 3, 2014.

Fence Club becomes increasingly popular.” By Caroline Wray. Yale Daily News. March 3, 2014

PRIVATE & PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS

NY Schools: Decision Fragments New York City’s Private-School Process; Universal Standardized Admissions Test Likely Will No Longer Be Used by Most Schools.” By Sophia Hollander. Wall Street Journal. March 8, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (February 24-March 2, 2014)

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

EDUCATION

CHARTER SCHOOLS

De Blasio Seeks to Halt 3 Charter Schools From Moving Into Public Spaces.” By Javier C. Hernandez. New York Times. February 28, 2014.
Related story:
Calling Arne Duncan; National Democrats are silent as Bill de Blasio kills charter schools.” Wall Street Journal. February 28, 2014.

FOR-PROFIT SCHOOLS & COLLEGES

Suit Seeks Relief for Trade School Students With Years of Debt but No Career.” By Emily S. Rueb. New York Times. February 27, 2014.
Related story
For-Profit School Sued Over Lending Practices.” By Richard Perez-Pena. New York Times. February 27, 2014.

HIGHER EDUCATION

Christian University Resumes Inquiry in Handling of Sexual Abuse Reports.” By Richard Perez-Pena. New York Times. February 27, 2014.

Society’s secrets.” By Tao Tao Holmes. Yale Daily News. February 28, 2014.

Discovery Leads Yale to Revise a Chapter of Its Black History.” By Ariel Kaminer. New York Times. March 1, 2014.

Emerson College opens futuristic outpost in Hollywood; The dramatic 10-story complex offers film students a chance to learn and get internships in the industry hub while living in the gentrifying area.” By Larry Gordon. Los Angeles Times. March 2, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (February 17-23, 2014)

Monday, February 24th, 2014

EDUCATION

CHARTER SCHOOLS

Charter schools; Killing the golden goose; Charter schools are working, but New York’s mayor wants to stop them.Economist. February 21, 2014.

New York City Chancellor Meets With Charter School Leaders.” By Julie Turkewitz. New York Times. February 23, 2014.

FOR-PROFIT SCHOOLS & COLLEGES

Federal Lawsuit Accuses For-Profit Schools of Fraud.” By Richard Perez-Pena. New York Times. February 20, 2014.

HIGHER EDUCATION

Harvard’s exit strategy.” Economist. February 23, 2014.

Under Constraints, HBS Turns to Gifts and Endowment Revenue.” By Alexander H. Patel. Harvard Crimson. February 17, 2014.

Dems revive commmunity service efforts; The Yale College Democrats seek to increase community service efforts after a nearly six-year hiatus from service activity.” By Sarah Bruley. Yale Daily News. February 18, 2014.

In N.Y.U. Merger, One University and, for Now, Two Teams.” By Vincent M. Mallozz. New York Times. February 19, 2014.

Founder of Citadel Pledges $150 Million to Harvard, Its Largest Gift Ever.” By Michael J. De La Merced. New York Times. February 20, 2014.
Related story:
Griffin ’89 Gives $150 Million to Harvard, Largest Gift in College’s History
Alumnus Directs at Least $125 Million to Support Financial Aid
.” Harvard Crimson. February 20, 2014.
Alumnus donates $150 million to Harvard.” Boston Globe. February 20, 2014.

Donations to Yale drop.” By Adrian Rodrigues and Rishabh Bhandari. Yale Daily News. February 21, 2014.

Yalies in hunt for million.” By Hannah Schwarz. Yale Daily News. February 21, 2014.

PRIVATE & PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS

Montessori Schools Surge in Popularity Among New Generation of Jewish Parents.” By Vivian Yee. New York Times. February 22, 2014.

Major University Donor Approaches HMS-Affiliated Hospital About China Expansion.” By Matthew Q. Clarida. Harvard Crimson. February 19, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (FEBRUARY 10-16, 2014)

Monday, February 17th, 2014

EDUCATION

CHARTER SCHOOLS

Review & Outlook: A Progressive Education; New York’s new mayor unleashes an assault on charter schools.” Wall Street Journal. February 14, 2014.

The Saturday Interview: Eva Moskowitz: Teachers Union Enemy No. 1; Her 6,700-strong network of students in New York has come under attack by the new mayor. But she’s used to battling against politicians and their union backers.” By Matthew Kaminski. Wall Street Journal. February 15, 2014.

HIGHER EDUCATION

Free exchange: Massive open online forces; The rise of online instruction will upend the economics of higher education.” Economist. February 6, 2014.

HarvardX To Provide Online Courses Restricted to Alumni.” By Michael V. Rothberg. Harvard Crimson. February 10, 2014.

Fundraising target in sight.” By Matthew Lloyd-Thomas. Yale Daily News. February 11, 2014.

USC and UCLA rank high for financial donations to campuses.” By Larry Gordon. Los Angeles Times. February 12, 2014.

Free Online University Receives Accreditation, in Time for Graduating Class of 7.” By Tamar Lewin. New York Times. February 14, 2014.

Harvard’s Record-Breaking Fundraising Total Trails Only That of Stanford.” By Amna H. Hashmi. Harvard Crimson. February 13, 2014.

Under Constraints, HBS Turns to Gifts and Endowment Revenue.” By Alexander H. Patel. Harvard Crimson. February 14, 2014.

PRIVATE & PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS

Christian School Faulted for Halting Abuse Study.” By Richard Perez-Pena. New York Times. February 12, 2014.

NY Schools: It’s Not Just the Money: More Questions on Pre-K.” By Lisa Fleisher. Wall Street Journal. February 15, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (February 3-9, 2014)

Monday, February 10th, 2014

EDUCATION

CHARTER SCHOOLS

Walton group funds more charter schools in L.A. than elsewhere.” By Howard Blume. Los Angeles Times. February 5, 2014.

NY Schools: Idea of Charging Rent for New York Charters Hits Wrinkle State Could Decrease Funding to City for Facilities.” By Lisa Fleisher. Wall Street Journal. February 7, 2014.

FOR-PROFIT SCHOOLS & COLLEGES

Feds Probe For-Profit College Accused Of Creating Fake Jobs.” By Chris Kirkham. Huffington Post. Fenruary 5, 2014.

HIGHER EDUCATION

Yale’s top earners defended.” By Adrian Rodrigues. Yale Daily News. February 6, 2014.

Club Harvard: The Postgraduate Social Network.” By Delphine Rodrik and Madeline R. Lear. Harvard Crimson. February 6, 2014.

Alumni calls for pool unanswered.” By Rishabh Bhandari and Ashton Wackym. Yale Daily News. February 7, 2014

Harvard Defies National Administrative Growth Trend.” By Amna H. Hashmi and Steven R. Watros. Harvard Crimson. February 7, 2014.

PUBLIC SCHOOL PHILANTHROPY

Cassidy: Shark Tank competition seeks to boost educational technology in Silicon Valley.” By Mike Cassidy. San Jose Mercury-News. February 7, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (January 27-February 2, 2014)

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

EDUCATION

CHARTER SCHOOLS

“Maine’s charter school process needs chance to work — not be shut down for virtual schools
.” By Alex Barber. Editorial. Bangor Daily News. January 30, 2014.

NY Schools: De Blasio Aims to Cut Charter School FundsDe Blasio to Cut Charter Funds; $210 Million in Funding Would Be Shifted for Prekindergarten Use.” By Lisa Fleisher. Wall Street Journal. February 1, 2014.

EDUCATIONAL TESTING

Those SATs and APs Were Hard—To Afford; The College Board should behave more like the nonprofit it claims to be.” By Benjamin Tonelli. Opinion. Wall Street Journal. January 27, 2014.

HIGHER EDUCATION

Yale’s fiscal 2013 endowment return in line with national average.” By Adrian Rodrigues. Yale Daily News. January 29, 2014.

Endowment Growth Trails National Average, Report Shows.” By Matthew Q. Clarida. Harvard Crimson. January 29, 2014.

Weekend Confidential: Harvard President Drew Faust; Dr. Faust on online education, the science boom and why college is worth $60,000.” By Alexandra Wolfe. Wall Street Journal. February 1. 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (January 20-26, 2014)

Monday, January 27th, 2014

CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY & RESPONSIBILITY

Altruism tainted by profit: New research from the Yale School of Management suggests that charitable giving may harm a company’s image.” By Ben Fait. Yale Daily News. January 21, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (January 20-26, 2014)

Monday, January 27th, 2014

EDUCATION

FOR-PROFIT SCHOOLS & COLLEGES

National Hispanic University in San Jose stops enrolling new students.” By Joe Rodriguez. San Jose Mercury-News. January 26, 2014.

HIGHER EDUCATION

Sig Ep national to aid Yale chapter.” By Matthew Lloyd-Thomas and Wesley Yiin. Yale Daily News. January 20, 2014.

Cuomo tried gifting private university $200M for football stadium.” Daily Kos.com. January 22, 2014.