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.
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.
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.
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.
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education discusses African-Americans in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
President Amy Gutmann says, “The single biggest lever for economic innovation in our society is education.”
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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.
WASHINGTON — “How do you draw the line,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor asked at a Supreme Court argument on Monday, “between a student who is working and a worker who is studying?” The case concerned medical residents, who work long hours as part of their studies, providing care to hospital patients. They are often paid more than $50,000 a year.