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  • America may have a shot at rejoining the world's most educated nations by 2025, according to a report released Monday by the . The Indianapolis-based foundation's annual report finds some encouraging data to counter the familiar story of a nation that is famed for its colleges and universities but trails many other countries when it comes to the percentage of people with a degree beyond high school.
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  • As the billion-dollar education technology industry holds what has become its primary gathering here this week, the onus is on vendors to show they can produce not only profits, but also improved outcomes. The rise of the Education Innovation Summit, organized by Arizona State University and the investment firm GSV Advisors, has in some ways mirrored the ed-tech boom of the last few years. When the conference was established in 2009, it drew...

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  • If you have student loans, chances are you wish there was a way to make them disappear. And in a way, there is: The federal government now offers three repayment plans that lower monthly payments and will—eventually—forgive remaining debt. A separate plan forgives loans for people who take certain public-service jobs. Some of these options, however, are so new that nobody knows how well they'll serve borrowers. Even when it...

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  • Teachers dedicate their lives to working with students. But that’s not the only type of learning that goes on in the nation’s schools and colleges. Educators also learn from each other. That’s what Andrea Reid, an English instructor at Spokane Community College (SCC) in Washington, found so valuable about her college’s participation in the Affinity Network.
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  • State and local support for higher education is crawling out of the hole of the recession, according to a report released today by the State Higher Education Executive Officers. Three states spent more in fiscal year 2013 than in fiscal year 2008 – and without the help of federal stimulus money. A full 30 states increased their spending since last year.
  • Nationally, spending per full-time-equivalent student is $6,105, still...