Higher Ed
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4/20/2018

At least nine Indian Institute of Management schools are set to increase or have increased their fees from between 5% to 17% for the 2018-20 class. The increases come amid rising costs and boosts in faculty pay, officials say.

4/20/2018

A survey by CollegeSearch found that MBA candidates in India prefer to go to Bengaluru to pursue their degree over cities such as Pune, Mumbai and Delhi. The data also show more men applying for degree programs than women with a finance specialization favored by most applicants.

4/20/2018

High schools such as Lowell High School in Massachusetts are offering career and technical pathways to students who may be wary of college as a way to prepare them for the workforce. School officials say they aim to teach all students soft skills such as critical thinking, communication and problem-solving.

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NBC News
4/20/2018

A study shows that male academics still outnumber women as lead authors published in academic journals in most fields, with the widest gap in such areas as computer science, physics and math. Researchers say reforms in peer review and academic publishing are needed, as well as changes in parental-leave policies and the mitigation of hiring biases.

4/19/2018

More states, such as Mississippi, Indiana and Tennessee, are using marketing campaigns, grants and other incentives to recruit more adults to either attend college or return and complete a degree. According to the Lumina Foundation, 47% of Americans had earned a certificate or more advanced degree in 2016, but some states have set goals to boost their numbers to 55% to 65%.

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The Hechinger Report
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Lumina Foundation
4/19/2018

Some students are not attending colleges that match their qualifications -- a trend known as "undermatching." Research shows that students from low-income families and students of color are most likely to undermatch, in part, because they have not been made aware of their choices and financial options.

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The Atlantic online
4/18/2018

The number of young Latinos earning a college degree increased 9.4 percentage points from 2007 to 2017, with Latino men making the largest gains of any gender or racial subgroup, according to data from the US Census Bureau's American Community Survey. However, the data also show young black adults only saw a 6.1-percentage-point rise in degree attainment over that same period.

4/18/2018

More colleges and universities, such as Unity College in Maine and Bard College in New York, are hosting instant decision days to boost admissions. Some admissions officials offer their best practices for these on-campus events.

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Bard College, Unity College
4/18/2018

Documents filed by the US Department of Justice in a class-action lawsuit against federal student-loan forgiveness policies reveal how the Education Department is granting claims for loan relief from for-profit college students. The documents show the department is using a "tiered relief" system that has granted partial relief to some students.

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Politico
4/18/2018

College and university leaders can help faculty avoid burnout by treating both tenured and nontenured professors as colleagues and supporting their work-life balance efforts, writes University of Iowa lecturer David Gooblar. Administrators also should use Universal Design to support the mental health of faculty, he recommends in this commentary.