Education

Pennsylvania Dramatically Decreased Funding for Higher Education from 2008-2014

By at June 30, 2014 | 10:42 am | 0 Comment

Pennsylvania Dramatically Decreased Funding for Higher Education from 2008-2014

State Ranks Low in Seven of Eight Indicators

Most of the debate surrounding Governor Corbett’s education polices have focused on the impact of budget cuts on public schools K -12. Reductions in full-day kindergarten programs, furloughed teachers, increased… Read the rest

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Education , Featured , Pennsylvania Issues , Political , Watch Dog

Time to Tune-Up Charter Schools

By at May 20, 2014 | 5:34 pm | 0 Comment

Time to Tune-Up Charter Schools

Good afternoon,

Earlier this week I released a special report, Pennsylvania Charter School Accountability and Transparency: Time for a Tune-Up., which is a follow-up to a series of public meetings I held earlier this year to identify ways to improve… Read the rest

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Education , Featured , Pennsylvania Issues

The “STEM Shortage” and Immigration

By at October 7, 2013 | 3:16 pm | 0 Comment

The “STEM Shortage” and Immigration

Why High-Tech America Calls for More Foreign Guestworkers and Better Educational Pipelines

With America’s STEM students and workforce atop world rankings, the pseudoscience of demanding more and better science (and technology, and engineering, and

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RTC Minute: Transportation and Education

By at September 20, 2013 | 1:19 pm | 0 Comment

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Economy , Education , Energy & Environment , Featured , Pennsylvania Issues , Political , RTC Media , Video

Tom Corbett’s Sizzle has Fizzled

By at September 10, 2013 | 12:08 pm | 0 Comment

Tom Corbett’s Sizzle has Fizzled

With his popularity about the same as a hairy wart, Gov. Tom Corbett (R-Pa.) had to make some critical changes in his administration if he has any hope of winning a second term in 2014.

There are many things he… Read the rest

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Economy , Education , Energy & Environment , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

Top Ten College Endowments

By at August 12, 2013 | 4:50 pm | 0 Comment

Top Ten College Endowments

  1. Harvard University (MA)
    $32,012,729,000
  2. Yale University (CT)
    $19,174,387,000
  3. Princeton University (NJ)
    $17,162,603,000
  4. Stanford University (CA)
    $16,502,606,000
  5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    $9,712,628,000
  6. Columbia University (NY)
    $7,789,578,000
  7. University of Michigan—Ann Arbor
    $7,725,307,000
  8. University of

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Top Ten Public Universities with the Worst Graduation Rates

By at July 29, 2013 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Top Ten Public Universities with the Worst Graduation Rates

1. Southern University at New Orleans, Louisiana
Graduation rate: 4%
Undergraduates: 2,590
Median SAT score: 715
Pell Grant recipients: 75.8%
In-State Tuition and fees: $3,906
Acceptance rate: 48.4%

 

2. University of the District ofRead the rest

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Rare Sighting

By at June 8, 2013 | 12:13 am | 0 Comment

Rare Sighting

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Comics , Education

‘A’ is for Average

By at May 6, 2013 | 11:06 am | 0 Comment

‘A’ is for Average

About 1.8 million students will graduate from college this year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. At least one-third of them will graduate with honors. In some colleges, about half will be honor graduates.

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Education , Featured

Designing Resilience in a Black Swan World

By at March 11, 2013 | 12:45 pm | 0 Comment

David W. Orr, Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics, Oberlin College: Designing Resilience in a Black Swan World. Wednesday, March 27, 7:00 PM.

Bill McKibben, Middlebury College and 350.org: Front Lines of the Climate Fight. Thursday, April 11, 7:00 PM.… Read the rest

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