Online Schools Enhances Homeschooling

For many people, the idea of attending an online school raises many questions and worries, including whether it is the right path toward their educational goals. However, online learning is becoming more popular as more and more universities and colleges … Read the rest

Selecting the Best Online School for Your Needs

Online schools are becoming more common these days, as a growing number of people want the convenience of earning a degree without compromising other responsibilities, such as a full-time job, or raising children. But with so many online schools to … Read the rest

MIT to offer first free online for-credit classes

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday unveiled a new program that will allow students for the first time to earn credit at the elite school for classes taken through its online MITx program.

School board settles over principal hypnotizing students

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — The families of three high school students who died after being hypnotized by a former principal will receive $200,000 each from the Sarasota County School District under a settlement agreement unanimously approved by the School Board on Tuesday.

Settlement over Florida principal who hypnotized students

The families of three North Port High School students who died after being hypnotized by former Principal George Kenney will receive $200,000 each from the Sarasota County School District under a settlement agreement unanimously approved by the School Board.

Falling Student Loan Default Rates Still Challenge Borrowers

Earlier this week, the Department of Education announced that the cohort default rate for federal student loans, which is one of the more visible metrics used to determine a school's eligibility to participate in the federal student aid programs, decreased for the second year in a row. The new rate of 11.8 percent is certainly an improvement over last year's 13.7 percent, and the Student Loan Ranger is happy to see the continuing downward trend. This blog spent some time last year explaining in detail why these cohort default rates may not be the most transparent way to determine the success rate of student loan borrowers and the schools they attended.

Arkansas teachers top off a sweet day for Peltz’ Trian hedge fund

Billionaire fund manager Nelson Peltz on Monday added a big new client when he took in $150 million in cash from the Arkansas Teachers Retirement System, part of a trio of welcome victories for the activist, whose portfolio has faced a bumpy ride lately. The $14.5 billion pension fund's decision to invest with Peltz' Trian Fund Management rounded off a sweet day for the 73-year old veteran investor, who also unveiled a $2.5 billion stake in General Electric and saw his investment in chemicals maker DuPont jump 5.64 percent after CEO Ellen Kullman said she was retiring. "The Trian team are like mechanics who can tell you what's wrong with your old car by hearing you drive up to the garage," said George Hopkins, executive director of the fund, which pays out $80 million in monthly benefits to 42,000 retirees.

Not all anti-bullying laws created equal

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - - Anti-bullying policies in most U.S. states aim to protect kids against abuse from their peers in school and online, but their effectiveness varies widely depending on where students live, a study suggests

Why are Philadelphia colleges on alert today?

“Out of an abundance of caution, the FBI Philadelphia Field Office notified local colleges and universities of a social media posting which threatened violence at a Philadelphia-area college or university for Monday, October 5,” the agency said in a statement.