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Cole at Yale: The Final Word

Mar 26, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

University of Michigan history professor Juan Cole has long taken radical,  public positions on the ongoing struggle in the Middle East. As Winfield Myers writes, he has tried to vilify Middle… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Radio: Obama-Ed

Mar 26, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Peter Wood appeared on University Talk radio to explain what will happen when student loans come directly from the government.

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Bias, Barriers, or Biology?

Mar 26, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Fewer women than men pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Is this really the big problem AAUW would have us believe?

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Big, BIG Story at Wellesley

Mar 25, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Today's Inside Higher Education has a lead article about an unfolding crisis at Wellesley College, where members of the freshman class are "seething" with indignation. No, the school hasn't announced a big spike… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Madonna Constantine, Plagiarist Professor, Loses Lawsuit

Mar 25, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Madonna Constantine has lost her lawsuit against Columbia, reports the Washington Monthly. The University had investigated the Teachers College professor and found her guilty of plagiarism on multiple counts. During the… Continue Reading | 5 Comments >

Tunnel of Oppression: Communist Theme Park

Mar 25, 2010 by Jonathan Bean |

On college campuses, the "student programmers" could use with a bit of anger management. On my campus there is the obligatory Vagina Monologues sticking to the script of the "angry vaginas" and other pleasant scenes. My university… Continue Reading | 3 Comments >

Tune In Tonight: Peter Wood on Direct Lending

Mar 25, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS President Peter Wood will be on the radio this evening speaking about federal direct lending.

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The New K-12 Standards Debate

Mar 24, 2010 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

Under pressure, 48 states have proposed common standards for grades K-12. Some of them are having second thoughts. What do you think?

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Should We Inflate Higher Ed? NAS Debates Kevin Carey

Mar 23, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Check out the debate that took place this month between Education Sector's Kevin Carey and NAS on the need for expanding higher education. First, Carey proposed a "Race to the Top" equivalent for higher education in an article… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

RatemyProfessors and Student Customers

Mar 23, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

A newly released Kaplan survey seems to support what many instructors have already sensed about the widely popular site, Ratemyprofessors: students actively shop around for faculty members - they're often junior and… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Collegiate Press Roundup

Mar 23, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Articles of interest from student newspapers at colleges across the country.

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Race Tracking

Mar 23, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

UMass computer scientists design math tutoring software that matches students with digital coaches according to their race and ethnicity. What message does that send students?

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Statement of Professor John Ellis to the Joint Committee on the Master Plan for Higher…

Mar 23, 2010 by John M. Ellis |

"A lack of intellectual diversity hurts both left and right," contends Professor Ellis.

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Fanfare on NAS Homepage

Mar 23, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS.org now greets readers with a festive fanfare; these are the opening bars of Gateways, the title piece of the 2001 album by composer Daniel Asia.

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The Left, Pro-Educational Choice?

Mar 22, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

Now here's a novel insight: Greg Forster, a senior fellow at the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, in making the case that school vouchers deliver substantially more educational improvement than charters, argues:

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