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Top 10 Online Special Education Degree Programs 2016

Many students pursuing an online master’s in special education are busy licensed teachers already working with special needs children. Pursuing a master’s degree online offers a significant level of flexibility by allowing the student to complete coursework... read more

50 Good Online Colleges for 2016

Online colleges and online education more generally have seen an enormous increase in student e-learners over the last decade. Ten years ago, America saw around 2 million higher education students learning online. That number has now almost quadrupled. According to a... read more

Higher Education Marked as Morally & Financially Bankrupt

A system that piles debt on students in exchange for a marginal or even zero-return on their investment is morally and financially bankrupt. Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog. Every once in a while you run across an insider’s narrative of a... read more

Grad Rates Increase, Not Necessarily for Black Students

Across the nation, campus activists — led by black students — are pushing university leaders to address racism and other inequities and to work harder to close completion gaps between black and white students. A new report out today from The Education Trust shows how... read more

HigherEd in Review – March 12-27

University cost containment is the subject of this Washington Post story, which quotes CCAP director Rich Vedder favorably. It’s good to be king, Bridgewater State edition. 2016 is a rocky year thus far for university endowments, as explained in this story from... read more

Education Weekly News #1

Education Politics “Republican leaders of the North Carolina General Assembly on Wednesday rushed through a bill to repeal all local LGBT nondiscrimination ordinances in the state and ban transgender people from certain restrooms,” Buzzfeed reports. “Introduced and... read more