Education

Term to be applied to all education articles, not just Penn-specific articles or those dealing with higher education.

As Textbooks Go Digital, Campus Bookstores May Go Bookless

November 14, 2010

As students cut costs by buying books from cheaper online retailers or by downloading e-textbooks, campus bookstores sell fewer and fewer textbooks. That's triggering an identity crisis for one of the oldest institutions on campus and leading some college officials to ask: If textbooks go digital, does the campus even need a bookstore?

Study Abroad Declines for the First Time Ever

November 15, 2010

The number of college students studying abroad declined in the 2008-09 academic year, the first time the number has dropped in the 25 years it has been tracked by the Institute of International Education. Fewer students studied in the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and France. Among the top five destinations, only China registered a modest increase.

Article Source: Washington Post

California Court Backs Illegal Immigrant Students

November 15, 2010

LOS ANGELES — In a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday that illegal immigrants can be eligible for the same reduced tuition at public colleges and universities as legal residents of the state. The ruling is the latest in a series of high-profile battles about state immigration policies.

Article Source: New York Times

Dos and Don’ts in a Graduate School Essay

November 15, 2010

Maybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education offers tips for writing a successful graduate-school essay.

Black Colleges Look to Increase Online Ed Presence

November 14, 2010

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education suggests that the lack of financial support is part of the problem for historically black colleges and universities that want to increase their online presence.

Article Source: Associated Press

U.S. News Attends Rankings Conferences in Asia

November 11, 2010

I have just returned from two international conferences in Asia. The first one, International Trends in University Rankings and Its Impact on Higher Education Policy, was held in Taipei. The conference was organized by the Higher Education and Accreditation Council of Taiwan. There were participants from many universities from all parts of Taiwan. I discussed the third annual U.S. News World's Best Universities rankings, explaining why U.S. News is doing global university rankings, and how global university rankings differ from national rankings of colleges in just one country.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

Bolstering African-American Success in the STEM Fields

November 9, 2010

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education discusses African-Americans in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

U.S. Could Lose the SciTech Edge to China, Experts Fear

November 1, 2010

President Amy Gutmann says, “The single biggest lever for economic innovation in our society is education.”

Article Source: FoxNews.com

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November 9, 2010

Public high school students in New Haven now have another reason to go to college: free tuition. City and school officials announced on Tuesday that a new program, called New Haven Promise, would offer to pay eligible students’ way through any public college or university in Connecticut. The program will also pay up to $2,500 a year to those who attend a private college in the state.

Article Source: New York Times