higher education

Despite Steep Cost, College Degrees Still Show Value

The gap in earnings between young people who have a college degree and those who don't has continued to widen over the past several decades. And while total student loan debt in the U.S. continues to...

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Will Degrees in Creativity Be the Next New Hot Commodity?

University degrees in creativity are proliferating. But what does it mean to teach someone to be creative?

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For Poor Students, Why College Should Be More Than A Path to Upward Mobility

Educators often try to motivate students to work hard in school by emphasizing that college is the best path towards economic and social mobility. But getting a college education isn't just about...

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Do Rigid College Admissions Leave Room for Creative Thinkers?

Universities say they're looking for students who are engaged citizens and independent thinkers with a desire to be a part of the school’s community. But many of the measures used to determine...

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What’s Behind the Lack of Ethnic Diversity in Science Education?

Women and African-Americans are underrepresented among science and engineering graduate students. The Bridge Program, a collaboration between Fisk and Vanderbilt Universities, is working on changing...

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Do Schools Neglect Girls Who Don’t Want to Go to College?

In a new poll, parents of girls were more likely to say no when asked if schools were sufficiently preparing students for the world of work. With many well-paying trades still dominated by men, girls...

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Self-Organized and Super Focused: Higher Education Redefined

Black Mountain SOLEA SOLE-created initiative: Metamaps.cc is an online platform for unlocking the collective intelligence of communities.

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Could This Be the Next Evolution in Higher Ed?

There’s a movement brewing to change the way colleges and universities award degrees from the credit-hour to a model that asks students to prove what they’ve learned, no matter how long it takes. In her New York Times article, Anya Kamenetz describes how efforts to keep college costs down are spurring innovative ideas in higher education and spawning new colleges that use competency-based learning.

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