Category Archives: College

U.S. Colleges See A Big Bump In International Students

 

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From NPR News

The number of international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities jumped last year — in a big way. It’s up 10 percent, to roughly 975,000, according to a new report by the Institute of International Education and backed by the State Department.

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The Online College That’s Helping Undocumented Students

From NPR News

Federal law does not prohibit undocumented students from enrolling in college, but it does something nearly as effective, banning them from receiving government aid. In recent years, though, some undocumented students have stumbled upon a little-known, non-profit, online university that doesn’t charge tuition and doesn’t care about students’ legal status.

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Obama Wants Students To Stop Taking Unnecessary Tests

From NPR News

Today, President Obama and the Department of Education released a Testing Action Plan, calling on states to cut back on “unnecessary testing” that consumes “too much instructional time” and creates “undue stress for educators and students.”

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A Tiny School District Reaches Far And Wide For New Teachers

From NPR News

Small town doesn’t quite describe Bethune, Colo. It spans just 0.2 square miles and has a population of 237. There’s a post office, but it’s open only part time. There’s not a single restaurant, and the closest big store is in Kansas.

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How Higher Ed Can Up Its Game: 3 Big Ideas

From NPR News

Take a big room in Manhattan with more than 100 people, all of them fired up about education. Add some dramatic lighting and booming PA announcements, and you’ve got last week’s New York Times Schools for Tomorrow conference. And everybody there, from university presidents to ed tech startups, was talking about how higher education is changing.

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Making College More Affordable, One Text At A Time

From NPR News

What’s the tiniest change you can think of to create the biggest improvement in someone’s well-being?

That’s the question at the heart of the first annual report by the new Social and Behavioral Sciences Team inside the White House.

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