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Month: September 2018

Is there an alternative to college?

This Perspective has been updated. A fundamental transformation is underway in how we access education throughout our lives. Rather than plug into the formal structures of traditional colleges and universities when we need to gain skills, a growing number of us are navigating a “shadow learning economy” from a new set of providers offering education…

Freezing ‘summer melt’ in its tracks: Increasing college enrollment with AI

When people say, “Showing up is 80 percent of life,” they likely mean it in a metaphorical sense. Yet, showing up is literally the problem for many prospective college students. Annually, 10-20 percent of high school seniors who are admitted to college and indicate that they intend to go never make it to the first day of…

How Four Women are Working to get Young Girls Interested in STEM

What do a children’s book author, an entrepreneur, the CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA and a director at the Museum of Science in Boston have in common? They’re all working on ways to get young girls more involved in science, technology, engineering and math….

Dr. Sakena Yacoobi Named to BBC's List of 100 Inspirational and Innovative Women of 2017

The BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspirational and innovative women for 2017. This year, the women on the list will be part of the 100 Women Challenge, tackling some of the biggest problems facing women around the world….

Changes Announced to the Categories for the 2018 McGraw Prize

Since its founding in 1988, the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education has celebrated education innovation by recognizing outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education. Administered through an alliance between The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Family Foundation, McGraw-Hill Education and Arizona State University, the Prize has become one of the most prestigious…

Nominations Now Being Accepted for The 2018 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education

New “Learning Science Research” category added; Pre-K–12 and Higher Education categories now accepting international nominees NEW YORK (September 25, 2017) – The nomination window opened today for the 2018 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education, which honors education innovation, and has become one of the most prestigious awards in education since its founding in…

ASU Prep Digital Offers Online Courses to High Schoolers

Arizona State University is partnering with a school in Miami, Arizona to strengthen high-school curriculum and allow students to take college credits. Miami Junior Senior High School, in the eastern city of Miami, Arizona has incorporated curriculum from the ASU Preparatory Digital online program….

UTEP's Fall 2017 Enrollment Reaches All-Time High

The University of Texas at El Paso experienced a significant increase in total enrollment for the 2017-18 academic year, jumping from 23,922 students in fall 2016 to an all-time high of 25,078….

University of Maryland, Baltimore County Ranked Among Top Colleges by U.S. News and World Report

UMBC was ranked 159 on the best national universities list. It was also rated as the seventh most innovative university in the country and the 13th top national university for strong commitment to undergraduate teaching….

Khan Academy Launches First-Ever National Learnstorm Education Challenge

Khan Academy announces today the start of the first-ever national LearnStorm, a free, six-week online learning challenge for grades 3-12. LearnStorm helps schools address the effects of summer learning loss and start the school year strong….