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College Students Can Now Receive Digital Access to The Times for $1 a Week

New York Times Co Press Run – “The New York Times today will begin offering college students full access to on the web and via its smartphone apps for just $1 a week. Students will be required to sign up for their subscription using their valid school email address, as well as provide theirContinue Reading

Commentary – The Open University at 45

Ben Wildavsky [via Brookings] director of higher education studies at the Rockefeller Institute of Government, State University of New York, and policy professor at SUNY-Albany: “Forty-five years ago, when Britain’s Open University (OU) began broadcasting its first lectures over BBC television and radio, there were many reasons to discount its importance. For one thing, theContinue Reading

Head to Head: Which School Helps Poor Students More?

ProPublica – Head to Head: Which School Helps Poor Students More? Compare the 2013 performance of any two schools on how well they support their low-income students.

Report to the President, Congress by National Commission on the Future of the Army

National Commission on the Future of the Army – Report to the President and the Congress, January 28, 2016. “The American people expect their Army to be trained and ready whenever called upon to achieve national objectives. In an increasingly complex world with an increasing array of diverse threats at home and abroad, America’s ArmyContinue Reading

2016 Survey of the States: Economic and Personal Finance Education in Our Nation’s Schools

“The 2016 Survey of the States shows that there has been slow growth in personal finance education in recent years and no improvement in economic education.  2016 Key Findings Since 2014, two additional states include personal finance in their K-12 standards and require those standards to be taught. While more states are implementing standards inContinue Reading

UK Higher Ed Cmte – From Bricks to Clicks – Potential of Data and Analytics in Higher Education

“The Higher Education Commission is an independent body made up leaders from the education sector, the business community and the major political parties. Established in response to demand from Parliamentarians for a more informed and reflective discourse on higher education issues, the Higher Education Commission examines higher education policy, holds evidence-based inquiries, and produces writtenContinue Reading

Best Practices for Reducing Near-Road Pollution Exposure at Schools

EPA – Best Practices for Reducing Near-Road Air Pollution Exposure at Schools “Motor vehicles are a major source of air pollution in the United States. Research suggests that particulate matter (PM) from vehicles, notably heavy-duty diesel vehicles, may be especially harmful. While vehicle emissions have decreased over the past several decades due to EPA’s emissionsContinue Reading

New Report Compares U.S. Education System other G-20 Countries on 29 Indicators

National Center for Education Statistics – Comparative Indicators of Education in the United States and Other G-20 Countries: 2015 (December 31, 2015). US Department of Education. “Comparative Indicators of Education in the United States and Other G-20 Countries: 2015 is a comparison of the education system in the United States with those in the other GroupContinue Reading

Global data – Women only earn now what men did a decade ago

World Economic Forum: “Despite an additional quarter of a billion women entering the global workforce since 2006, wage inequality persists, with women only now earning what men did a decade ago, according the Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2015. The global gender gap across health, education, economic opportunity and politics has closed by only 4%Continue Reading

2016 Best Countries – US News

“The 2016 Best Countries report and rankings are based on how global perceptions define countries in terms of a number of qualitative characteristics, impressions that have the potential to drive trade, travel and investment and directly affect national economies. Sixty nations were measured in the inaugural report.”

World Bank Group Launches New Gender Data Products

Identifying gaps between males, females is key to new gender equality strategy – “The World Bank Group today relaunched its popular Gender Data Portal, comprising current and historical data on topics ranging from health and education to jobs, assets, and political participation—all broken down by sex. The Bank Group is also launching its Little Data Book on Gender 2016 alongside new onlineContinue Reading

New on LLRX – The Growing Need to Standardize and Validate Online Education Credentials for the Job Market

Via – The Growing Need to Standardize and Validate Online Education Credentials for the Job Market – Learning new skills to support more effective engagement in a competitive job market has attracted many job seekers and employees to online education, most often through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Alan Rothman is proficient in theContinue Reading