Education

Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, and directed research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, but learners may also educate themselves. Education can take place in formal or informal settings and any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational.
  • CNBC

    Federal student loans are about to get pricier. What you should know

    The cost of federal student loans will soon be pricier. The bump was higher than expected this year, said Mark Kantrowitz, a student loan expert. "How investors feel about the economy has an impact on what the rates are, and there's a lot of chaos going on," Kantrowitz said, pointing to talk of tariffs and President Donald Trump's announcement that the U.S. is pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal.

  • In a philosophical mood, Congress debates freedom of speech on campus
    Yahoo News

    In a philosophical mood, Congress debates freedom of speech on campus

    A congressional hearing on free speech and political correctness on campus turns both philosophical and confrontational.

  • Business Wire

    Ameresco Partners with Portland Public Schools for Phase 8 Energy Improvements

    Ameresco, Inc. (AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company and the Portland Public Schools, today announced that the District has partnered with Ameresco for a $2.1 million, turnkey project under an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) to provide energy efficiency and infrastructure upgrades to five schools. Energy efficiency upgrades will include interior, exterior, and parking lot lighting improvements at Markham Elementary School, Jackson Middle School, Jefferson High School, and Ockley Green Middle School.

  • CNBC

    More people are unprepared for retirement because of student loans

    By the time college graduates reach age 30, those without student loans are expected to have double the amount saved for retirement as those with them. Here are some strategies for retirement saving, despite your education debt. When it came to saving for retirement, Mary Koster was killing it.

  • 4 financial gifts for graduates
    Yahoo Finance

    4 financial gifts for graduates

    Here are 4 creative ways to give cash this graduation season.

  • A Harvard economics researcher has been accused of making "sexually inappropriate" comments
    vox

    A Harvard economics researcher has been accused of making "sexually inappropriate" comments

    An influential Harvard economics professor is under investigation by the university and the state of Massachusetts for allegations of creating a hostile work environment through “sexually inappropriate” comments. A report in the Harvard Crimson said the investigation into Roland Fryer, who founded the university's Education Innovation Labs (EdLabs), is based on at least one complaint under Title IX, which forbids sex-based discrimination in education; two people claim to have filed such complaints with the university. According to the Crimson, Fryer has not been allowed to enter the research lab he runs since March. Fryer is one of the most prominent economics researchers working today, conducting

  • Business Wire

    Discover Financial Services to Launch Innovation Program This Coming Fall at Northern Illinois University

    Discover Financial Services and Northern Illinois University are announcing the launch of an exciting program that will provide tech-savvy students with opportunities right in the heart of the university’s campus to help research and develop new technologies for the company. The initiative, dubbed the Discover Campus Innovator Program, will kick off this coming fall in a newly renovated, 5,900-square-foot area of “71 North,” the university’s collaborative space for innovation centrally located on campus in the bottom level of Founders Memorial Library. Discover and NIU have entered into an agreement, whereby the company will lease and renovate the space.

  • Business Wire

    Queen Latifah Teams Up with Strayer University to Provide Students with Education and Coaching Built for the 21st Century Classroom

    Strayer University, a national leader in innovative educational programs for working adults, is partnering with musician, actress, producer, and entrepreneur Queen Latifah to provide students with inspirational support and to help Strayer create and produce confidence-building coursework. Queen Latifah will be featured in educational and motivational programming that builds on Strayer’s commitment to provide students with the skills, habits, and mindsets needed to succeed in the real world. As part of her partnership with Strayer, Queen Latifah will be featured in an 11-week online course that focuses on building two essential traits for success in any industry: confidence and perseverance.

  • Forbes

    Ocado Is The Latest Tech Firm To Teach AI In British Schools

    You can learn an important lesson about artificial intelligence from the GIF above. Paul Curzon thinks you should. The professor of computer science at Queen Mary, University of London says that Silicon Valley has become so good at making technology invisible and “just work” as Steve Jobs used to quip, that it can seem like magic.

  • Students lobby for abortion services at California public universities
    Fox News

    Students lobby for abortion services at California public universities

    Students from 14 different universities lobbied California's state Assembly on Monday to pass a bill that would force all public universities provide medical abortion services. State Sen. Connie Leyva introduced the bill, SB 320, last year that would require all health centers within the University of California and California State University systems to provide medication abortion by 2022. Medication abortions involve two drugs that women can take to terminate a pregnancy less than 10 weeks long, NPR reported. The measure was inspired by a UC Berkeley student effort in 2016 when a student government passed a resolution urging the school's health center to provide medical abortion services. Adiba

  • We will do anything to prevent school shootings — except the one thing that would work
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    We will do anything to prevent school shootings — except the one thing that would work

    Preparation is already the norm. Two-thirds of American school districts conduct "active shooter" drills. Most of America's students know exactly what to do: Move to designated safe spaces, lock doors, turn off lights, silence phones, hide in closets, make the space appear empty. Then, when instructed, evacuate single-file, hands over head. Santa Fe High School had such drills, as well as armed officers and security cameras. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., had drills too. "I don't think we could have been more prepared," one Stoneman Douglas teacher said.