Education

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How to Prepare for an Avalanche in Higher Ed

March 28, 2013
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The Institute for Public Policy Research recently released a report on the impending and current challenges faced by higher education and lays out the implications if educators do not heed these warnings. Escalating costs, increasing displeasure among employers, and rising competition from overseas are a few of the obstacles that confront higher education institutions in the U.S. and UK. “An Avalanche is Coming: Higher Education and the Revolution Ahead” argues that institutional leaders who fight innovation and remain too comfortable with the status quo will ultimately put their institution’s future at risk.

USDOE to Give an Extra Year to Race to the Top Winners

March 28, 2013
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U.S. Department of Education recently announced that it will consider granting the 12 winners of the Race to the Top (RTTT) an extra year to finish the work promised in their grant applications. Race to the Top, a U.S. Department of Education program costing tax payers more than $4.3 billion, was created to stimulate innovation and reform in state and district K–12 systems. Now entering its fourth year, the program has been recognized for bringing change to states, and not just those that received grants.

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