Tension between parents and high school seniors can run high this time of year. Here’s how to keep everyone calm as deadlines and decisions loom. It’s a monthslong ordeal that could change the course of a high school senior’s life, leading to a choice that could cost tens of thousands of dollars or more. No wonder the college-application season can
Mitch Daniels, America’s most innovative university president, tells how he’s kept tuition from rising and how acquiring Kaplan University will expand educational access. Mitch Daniels teaches a course on World War I at Purdue University, where he is president, and loves to talk about Woodrow Wilson. Wilson left the presidency of Princeton in 1910 and was elected governor of New
The small liberal arts school in Brookline has been on probation with accreditors since the summer because of financial issues. BROOKLINE — Newbury College, a small liberal arts school in a lush enclave of this upper-class town, will shut down at the end of the spring semester, the college announced Friday. The news came four months after the school was
A new data analysis finds that the ramifications of athletic scandals are typically wide-reaching, affecting both the quantity and quality of applications and enrollment. The ramifications of an athletic scandal are wide-reaching, slashing application numbers and causing a decline in the quality of enrolled students, a new data analysis by economists at Appalachian State and Seton Hall Universities has found.
With college prices in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, more middle-class families are looking for ways to spend less for quality education. PASADENA, Calif. — When top students from the sun-dappled suburbs that surround Pasadena, Calif., graduate from high school, they are expected to go to colleges that are prestigious, pricey and often far away. Last year, seniors from
Eastern Michigan University’s move to use a private company to help it offer online degrees raised questions from the faculty union’s president: Why did the contract with the company suggest it would control the curriculum of new degree programs, usually the domain of professors? And why was it partnered with another company offering athletic coaches as teachers instead of tenured professors? Judith Kullberg, an
Will Australia overtake the United Kingdom as the No. 2 destination in the world for international students? Will the No. 1 destination, the United States, lose substantial numbers of students to Canada? Is the recent order by the Saudi Arabian government that its citizens studying at Canadian colleges leave the country within a matter of weeks simply the most extreme
The Princeton Review, a major test-preparation and tutoring company, has laid off numerous employees this year as part of a “corporate review and reorganization process.” In a written statement provided to The Chronicle, Sangje Lee, the new chief executive officer, said the company had “eliminated positions and reduced other expenditures” in an attempt to ensure its “financial health.” In a