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Rising College Tuition

Following the Money: Where is it NOT going? Textbooks and Professors Data show that 75.9 cents of every dollar students pay for textbooks will be received by the publishers. From this, 11.5 cents will be forwarded to the authors of

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“If a child can…

“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” ~ Ignacio Estrada

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Signs of the Shared Economy

Open Education in Practice OpenCourseWare (OCW) After a pilot year of publishing 50 courses on line in 2002, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) began publishing all of its courses on line where they are available to anyone in the world

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Scholarship Statistics

Student Scholarship Usage In 2013 39% of college students used scholarships to fund their education; scholarships awarded averaged $8,349 per student according to Sallie Mae. Athletic Scholarships The National Collegiate Athletic Association points out that roughly two percent of high

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How Long Will It Take to Graduate?

Graduation Guarantees Institutions of higher learning have been required to track and disclose graduation rates or completion rates since the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act (P.L. 101-542) was passed in 1990.  Some adjustments have been made in the law

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Reach More, Teach More

Differentiated Instruction in the Higher Ed Classroom There are upwards of 87,000 drink combinations available at Starbucks.  People’s needs and preferences vary—Starbucks makes an effort to address these variations via their drink offerings.  Starbucks Q2 revenues for FY 14 were

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High School Students Taking College Courses

In 2010, 211,000 students enrolled in degree-granting institutions were between the ages of 14 and 17. Data suggest that many of these students were enrolled through a dual enrollment program (high school students taking courses for college credit) and others

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