Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (January 13-19, 2014)

Monday, January 20th, 2014



Arizona Hopes New Charter Schools Can Lift Poor Phoenix Area.” By Fernanda Santos. New York Times. January 17, 2014.

De Blasio, a Critic of Charter Schools, May Need Them for His Pre-K Agenda.” By Javier C. Hernandez. New York Times. January 17, 2014.


Laureate, a for-profit education firm, finds international success (with a Clinton’s help).” By Mina Kimes and Michael Smith. Washington Post. January 19, 2014.


Surgeon and inventor gives $50 million for USC building.” By Larry Gordon. Los Angeles Times. January 13, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (January 6-12, 2014)

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014



Eric Cantor and Bill de Blasio exchange fire over schools.” By By Lyndsey Layton. Washington Post. January 9, 2014.
Related story:
Cantor picks schoolyard fight with de Blasio.” MSNBC. January 9, 2014.


K12 founder Ron Packard steps down to start new online education venture.” By Catherine Ho. Washington Post. January 9, 2014.

“SNHU’s Online Enrollment Is Soaring, Just Don’t Compare It To A For-Profit College.” By Tyler Kingkade. Huffington Post. January 10, 2014.

Students and faculty blindsided by for-profit school’s closure; Amid financial trouble, Career Colleges of America loses accreditation and closes, leaving students ineligible for financial aid.” By Christine Mai-Duc and Carla Rivera. Los Angeles Times. January 10, 2014.


More Students Subsidize Classmates’ Tuition.” By Douglas Belkin. Wall Street Journal. January 9, 2014.

$10 Million Gift from Media Magnate Will Endow HLS Public Service Fellowship.” By Tyler S. Olkowski. Harvard Crimson. January 10, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (December 30, 2013-January 5, 2014)

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014



Some chafe at charter school’s low pay for tutors; Service model getting wide use.” By James Vaznis. Boston Globe. December 30, 2013.

New claims surface in Options charter case; Authorities say former senior managers concocted an elaborate contracting scam that led to improper payments at the Options Public Charter School for at-risk youths in Washington.” By Emma Brown. Washington Post. January 4, 2014.


“New Campus Buildings Take Shape; Institutions of Higher Learning in New York City Are Beginning Construction Programs to Add Millions of Square Feet in.” By J. Alex Tarquinio. Wall Street Journal. December 31, 2014.

‘It reminded me of Guantanamo Bay. It was like torture’: Inside America’s deadliest fraternity; The brutality of initiation ceremonies into ‘Greek frat houses’ has come to light after some of the abused students broke their silence.” John Hechinger and David Glovin report on behaviour likened to torture at Guantanamo Bay.” By John Hechinger and David Glovin. Independent (UK). January 1, 2014.
Related article:
“‘Nation’s Oldest Local Fraternity’ Permanently Banned By Wilmington College After Pledge Lost Testicle.” By Tyler Kingkade. Huffington Post. January 4, 2014.

The Online Education Revolution Drifts Off Course.” All Things Considered/ National Public Radio. December 31, 2013.

Book Review: ‘Ebony & Ivy,’ by Craig Steven Wilder; Harvard University’s first school master, Nathaniel Eaton, owned a ‘Moor’ who served Harvard students as early as the 1630s.” By Allegra di Bonaventura. Wall Street Journal. January 2, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (December 23-29, 2013)

Monday, December 30th, 2013



NY charter schools steel for changes under new mayor.” By Karen Matthews. Boston Globe/Associated Press. December 26, 2013.


A Gift to East Harlem Children: $15M Challenge Gift to Tutorial Program Aimed at Changing Fortunes of Many on Wrong Side of East 96th Street.” By Sophia Hollander. Wall Street Journal. December 27, 2013.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (December 16-22, 2013)

Monday, December 23rd, 2013



Oakland school serving black boys to shut down.” By Jill Tucker. San Francisco Chronicle. December 20, 2013.


How A For-Profit College Created Fake Jobs To Get Taxpayer Money.” By Chris Kirkham. Huffington Post. December 16, 2013.


Pay for U.S. College Presidents Continues to Grow.” By Tamar Lewin. New York Times. December 15, 2013.
Related stories:
42 Private College Presidents Make More Than $1M, And Harvard’s Isn’t One Of Them.” Huffington Post. December 16, 2013.
USC, UC presidents among country’s top paid school execs, survey says; Annual survey reveals total compensation for private and public school presidents in 2011, many topping $1 million.Los Angeles Times. December 15, 2013.

Benefactor Donates $10 Million to GSD.” By Mariel A. Klein. Harvard Crimson. December 16, 2013.

EdX: Expanding Education Beyond the American University.” By Kristina D. Lorch and Conor J. Reilley. Harvard Crimson. December 18, 2013.

The Insider’s Perspective to A Capella at Harvard.” By Steven H. Tenzer. Harvard Crimson. December 18, 2013.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (December 9-15, 2013)

Monday, December 16th, 2013



Bangor council extends charter school ban another 180 days, OKs downtown apartment development.” By Nick McCrea. Bangor Daily News. December 9, 2013.

Will de Blasio Choke Charters? Parents of 70,000 charter students think their schools are in peril.” By Daniel Henniger. Wall Street Journal. December 12, 2013.

Kairos PDX Public Charter School garners support from district; school board to vote Monday.” By Nicole Dungca. Oregonian. December 14, 2013.

When Private Firms Run Schools, Financial Secrecy Is Allowed.” By Morgan Smith. New York Times. December 15, 2013.


With Gift, Shorenstein Center Renamed, Fellowship Added.” By Daniel R. Levine. Harvard Crimson. December 11, 2013.

U.S. Colleges Finding Ideals Tested Abroad.” By Tamar Lewin. New York Times. December 11, 2013.

N.Y.U. Graduate Assistants to Join Auto Workers’ Union.” By Steven Greenhouse. New York Times. December 13, 2013.

The Making of a Harvard Feeder School.” By Meg P. Bernhard. Harvard Crimson. December 13, 2013.

Jack Reardon To Leave Harvard Alumni Association.” By Matthew Q. Clarida. Harvard Crimson. December 13, 2013.


Portola Valley Schools Foundation loses $182,500 in check fraud crime.” By Bonnie Eslinger. San Jose Mercury-News. December 10, 2013.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (December 2-8, 2013)

Monday, December 9th, 2013



For New York City’s Charter Schools, a Lesson on Paying Rent.” By Winnie Hu. New York Times. December 2, 2013.


Yale donor is among nation’s top political contributors.” By Matthew Lloyd-Thomas. Yale Daily News. December 5, 2013.

The problem with public policy schools.” Opinion. By James Piereson and Naomi Schaefer Riley. Washington Post. December 6, 2013.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (November 25-December 1, 2013)

Monday, December 2nd, 2013



Charter school operators mostly spent $17 million properly, Oregon AG’s Office says.” Oregonian/Associated Press. November 27, 2013.

A Charter School’s Struggle for New Students; Influx of Students Needed to Keep Doors Open.” By Lisa Fleisher. Wall Street Journal. November 29, 2013.

Oregon charter school founders Tim King, Norm Donohoe agree to repay state $475,000, are forever banned from charter school operations in Oregon.Oregonian. November 30, 2013.


Cooper Union Tuition Tussle; Group Protests College’s Decision to Start Charging.” By Mike Vilensky. Wall Street Journal. November 26, 2013.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (November 11-17, 2013)

Monday, November 18th, 2013



University Report Reveals Mixed Financial Outlook; Harvard reports $34 million operating deficit, $5.7 billion debt.” By Matthew Q. Clarida. Harvard Crimson. November 11, 2013.

Smaller endowments outperform Yale.” By Adrian Rodrigues. Yale Daily News.
November 12, 2013.

Gore Vidal’s Multimillion Dollar Gift to the University Challenged by Half-Sister;
Despite no formal affiliation, literary icon had lifelong affair with Harvard
.” By Ian R. Van Wye. Harvard Crimson. November 13, 2013.

Number of registered student organizations drops by half.” By Wesley Yiin. Yale Daily News. November 15, 2013.

Broads Donate $100 Million to Namesake Institute.” By Anneli L. Tostar. Harvard Crimson. November 15, 2013.

A gilded goodbye for many private college leaders; Presidents’ retirement pay and perks can run into the millions, one more driver of soaring college tuition costs.” By Todd Wallack. Boston Globe. November 17, 2013,

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (November 4-10, 2013)

Monday, November 11th, 2013



A Plea for Catholic Schools to Ignore New Guidelines.” By Richard Perez-Pena. New York Times. November 5, 2013.

Brooklyn Diocese Sues One of Its High Schools in Queens.” By Al Baker. New York Times. November 5, 2013.


Hit Wth Rough Patch, Howard University Faces Flagging Morale.” No by-line. All Things Considered/National Public Radio. November 5, 2013.

Yale-NUS looks to expand faculty.” By Lavinia Borzi. Yale Daily News. November 7, 2013.

Growing Endowments Change Colleges’ Investment Strategy.” By Richard Perez-Pena. New York Times. November 7, 2013

With $25 million gift, dorms to return to Yale Law School.” By Lavinia Borzi. Yale Daily News. November 8, 2013.

U.S. Private Colleges Face Enrollment Decline; Schools Respond With Cutbacks, Mergers and New Recruitment Strategies.” By Douglas Belkin. Wall Street Journal. November 9, 2013.

Fast-Growing Endowments, Without the Ivy.” By James B. Stewart. New York Times. November 9, 2013.

Harvard’s operating deficit rises to $34 million.” By Beth Healy. Boston Globe. November 9, 2013.


Teach for X.” By Wesley Yiin and Rishabh Bhandari. Yale Daily News. November 8, 2013.