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Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott believes artificial intelligence will help reprogram the American dream

June 30th, 2020 at 1:38 pm » Comments Off

Microsoft Chief Technology Officer Kevin Scott rise to his current post is about as unlikely as you will find. He grew up in Gladys, Virginia, a town of a few hundred people. He loved his family and his hometown to such an extent that he did not aspire to leave. He caught the technology bug […]



More than 60 colleges hit with lawsuits as students demand tuition refunds

June 27th, 2020 at 1:13 pm » Comments Off

Georgetown University, whose nearly empty campus in Washington, DC, is seen here on May 7, 2020—is one of more than 60 schools being sued by students, who are demanding a partial tuition refund after classes moved online due to the coronavirus outbreak.  At least 60 colleges and universities across the country, and perhaps as many […]



Almost half of Universities may be gone in 5 to 10 years, professor admits

June 19th, 2020 at 2:28 pm » Comments Off

  Scott Galloway, lecturer in Marketing at New York University, speaking at the DLD (Digital-Life-Design) conference in Munich, Germany, 18 January 2016. An NYU professor of business surmises that because of the effects of the coronavirus, anywhere from one-quarter to almost one-half of universities in the nation may go out of business in the next […]



Wealthy parents are paying to have their kids homeschooled by professionals for up to 5 hours a day, and it shows how the pandemic is widening the gaps in America’s education system

June 9th, 2020 at 12:56 pm » Comments Off

K-12 students have been educated online since March, and parents fear they are falling behind. With most schools across the US closed since March to slow the spread of the coronavirus, some ultrawealthy parents are hiring private educators to make sure their kids don’t fall behind. Some of these educators are former teachers or people […]



Many parents will likely continue at-home learning in the fall, poll finds

June 8th, 2020 at 12:32 pm » Comments Off

With the president pushing for children to return to the classroom and a number of states intent on pursuing phased reopenings, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidance for reopening schools. But a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of USA Today has found that if schools reopen in the fall, […]



Community colleges could see a surge in popularity amid Covid-19

May 25th, 2020 at 4:49 pm » Comments Off

Historically, community college enrollment spikes during economic downturns. This year, a public health crisis may draw even more students who don’t want to travel or live in a dorm. The coronavirus crisis has already changed the way this year’s crop of high school seniors are thinking about higher education. And community colleges across the country […]



Exam anxiety : How remote test-proctoring is creeping students out

May 24th, 2020 at 3:04 pm » Comments Off

As schools go remote, so do tests and so does surveillance The stranger on the Zoom call appeared to be sitting in a tent. He wore a black headset and a blue lanyard around his neck. Behind him was white plastic peppered with pictures of a padlock. “Hi,” the stranger intoned. “My name is Sharath […]



It’s time to accept that the point of school has changed

May 17th, 2020 at 11:49 am » Comments Off

Lisa Selin Davis is the author of “Tomboy: The Surprising History and Future of Girls Who Dare to Be Different.” She has written The New York Times, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and many other publications. She The views expressed here are hers. (CNN)”Stay out of Google Classroom,” the administrators of my daughter’s […]



Universities are expecting 230,000 fewer students – that’s serious financial pain

May 9th, 2020 at 2:25 pm » Comments Off

Without government support, universities will struggle to provide the education people will need to rebuild their lives after Covid-19 Our universities are a vital and unique part of our society with an importance that far outweighs their considerable economic value. Yet research into the impact of Covid-19, conducted by London Economics for the University and […]



Another thing the virus could kill : More than 1,000 Colleges and Universities

May 4th, 2020 at 4:10 pm » Comments Off

CHANGED FOREVER? COVID-19 has disrupted our world in big and small ways. We have shut down as a nation to save lives. We watch the news and hear of deaths in the hundreds and thousands and wonder if we are at the peak yet. Simple acts, such as going to the grocery store or walking […]



Financial hits pile up for colleges as some fight to survive

April 25th, 2020 at 12:40 pm » Comments Off

Colleges across the nation are scrambling to close deep budget holes and some have been pushed to the brink of collapse after the coronavirus outbreak triggered financial losses that could total more than $100 million at some institutions. Scores of colleges say they’re taking heavy hits as they refund money to students for housing, dining […]



Quarantine survey: 3 in 5 adults plan on self-improving during coronavirus lockdown

April 22nd, 2020 at 11:43 am » Comments Off

LONDON — The sudden and mandatory lockdown we all find ourselves stuck in right now is frustrating, to say the least, but it also represents an opportunity to catch up on long abandoned goals, ideas or hobbies. A recent survey asked 2,000 British residents about their quarantine plans, and according to the results there may […]



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