More than 100 elite private high schools aim to replace traditional transcripts with competency-based, nonstandardized documents -- with no grades. They plan to expand to public high schools, with goal of completely changing how students are evaluated.
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One of the trickiest aspects of climate science is figuring out if a particular heat wave, flood, or drought was made more likely or severe by climate change.
Effective teaching has a lasting impact on students but is rarely recognized in their course evaluations, according to an analysis, released on Tuesday, of nearly 340,000 mathematics students at the University of Phoenix.
Many academics bemoan the often thankless task of peer-reviewing other scholars’ research manuscripts before they are published in journals.
Amazon.com Inc is dominating the nascent market for voice-controlled speakers, research firm eMarketer said on Monday.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her department faced public criticism following news reports that the department had flat-out rejected dozens of colleges’ Upward Bound grant applications based on minor line-spacing and font-size errors.
Despite questions about privacy, colleges using biometric authentication such as iris scans say they are mostly concerned with getting students into campus facilities as quickly as possible.
The major problem faced by higher education in the developed world – particularly the West – in the past decade has been adapting to the erosion of public funding as governments, both regional and national, face a cash crisis.
Facing financial pressures, like some other small liberal arts colleges across the country, Holy Cross College has been ordered by an accrediting agency to develop a four-year plan to get out from under increasing yearly borrowing and the need to eliminate positions during the summer to balance its budget.