U.S. Losing Worldwide Edge in Higher Ed: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Study (Huff Post College/AP - September 13)
According to a study released today, the number of college graduates from countries like China and South Korea is growing at a much faster pace than the number of American grads.
Princeton, Harvard, Williams Top U.S. News Best Colleges Rankings (U.S. News & World Report - September 13)
The 2012 rankings of American schools released today put Harvard and Princeton in a tie for the top-ranked university and placed Williams as the number one liberal-arts college.
Forget Who’s No. 1 or No. 138: How to Use the U.S. News Rankings (The Choice/New York Times - September 13)
While the data can be useful, resist drawing conclusions about schools based solely on their ranking.
Obama Jobs Legislation Includes $60 Billion for Education (High School Notes/U.S. News & World Report - September 13)
President Obama heads to an Ohio high school today to speak about his proposed $447 billion American Jobs Act, which would devote $30 billion to school infrastructure and $30 billion to the hiring and retention of educators.
McGraw-Hill to Split Education and Media Units (The Financial Times - September 12)
The 123-year-old conglomerate will split into McGraw-Hill Education and McGraw-Hill Markets after coming under investor pressure this summer.
For-profit colleges adopt new self-regulation standards (Reuters - September 13)
About 17 percent of for-profit colleges have adopted new standards to improve transparency and disclosure after government scrutiny revealed students were subjected to major debt burdens and other fraudulent activities.
Tacoma, Washington Teachers on Strike After Failed Negotiations (Huff Post Education - September 13)
28,000 students stayed home today as hundreds of teachers went on strike after the Tacoma Educator's Association and the Tacoma School District failed to agree on contract negotiations last night.
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