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New Online Library Aims to ‘Equalise’ Science Education

The World Library of Science, launched by UNESCO and two partners on 10 November, will give students and teachers around the world access to the latest science information and the opportunity to create a “global community for science education”, the developers say.

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Postsecondary

Major Decisions: Graduates’ Earnings Growth and Debt Repayment

Major Decisions: Graduates’ Earnings Growth and Debt Repayment
Source: Brookings Institution

Student debt is becoming the norm for young adults in America. Aggregate student loan debt has more than tripled over the past decade, as both the number of borrowers and the size of the average balance have increased.

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Business And Economics

Division and Change in Higher Education

Most universities are struggling to maintain enrollments, endowments, and educational quality. Meanwhile, student applications, sources of revenue, and credibility among constituents are all in a steady decline.

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Postsecondary

Open Doors 2014: International Students in the United States and Study Abroad by American Students are at All-Time High

Open Doors 2014: International Students in the United States and Study Abroad by American Students are at All-Time High
Source: Institute of International Education

The 2014 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released today, finds the number of international students at colleges and universities in the United States increased by eight percent to a record high of 886,052 students in the 2013/14 academic year, confirming once again that the United States remains the destination of choice for higher education.

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International Relations

The Future of Postsecondary Education

Reposted from Deloitte University Press:

The increasingly disparate needs and expectations of individual learners are fueling the growth of a rich ecosystem of semi-structured, unorthodox learning providers at the “edges” of the traditional higher educational system. 244 more words

Open-source textbooks can help drive down the overall cost of college

Open-source textbooks can help drive down the overall cost of college (PDF)
Source: Education Commission of the States

There is growing national and international interest in Open Educational Resources as a way to help financially distressed states reduce costs and save students millions of dollars.

Business And Economics