Madame Liu Yandong, State Councilor of the People’s Republic of China and the highest-ranking woman in the Chinese government, paid a visit to MIT Wednesday to strengthen educational and research ties between MIT and China’s universities.
Most of the 18- to 24-year-olds surveyed gave high schools low grades for things that would ease the way to college: A majority say their school wasn't good at helping them choose a field of study, aiding them in finding the right college or vocational school or assisting them in coming up with ways to pay for more schooling.
First there was Amy Chua, the Yale law professor and author of “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” who sent legions of parents into a tizzy with her exacting standards for piano practice and prohibitions against sleepovers.
Ten years ago, the No Child Left Behind bill was passed by the House of Representatives, 384 to 45, marking the first step toward a major transformation of public education in America. The law has ushered in what its supporters like to call the “reform movement.”
The number of undergraduate students who received need-based scholarships and grants at large public universities across the United States has increased considerably since 2005, according to research conducted by the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire.
As a Harvard and Columbia alum, President Obama and the first family earned about two-thirds less in 2010 than the year before, and donated about 14% of their income to charity. The Obama family, in tax returns released Monday by the White House, reported an adjusted gross income of $1,728,096, down from about $5.5 million in 2009.
Allegations about a 'hostile environment' for women could cost the university a half-billion in federal funding. Last month, 16 Yale students and recent graduates filed a confidential complaint with the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights alleging that in violation of Title IX—which bans sex discrimination in schools...