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Is There an Accurate Way to Measure the Value of Financial Wellness?

Employers continue to show widespread interest in providing financial wellness programs to improve worker well-being and reduce financial stress, but there’s little agreement on what makes up a program and no clear way to measure its value, according to panelists at a recent policy forum. The Employee Benefit Research Institute-Education Research Fund’s Dec. 13 policy forum in

Rady School of Management’s MBA Program Highly Ranked for Entrepreneurship

The MBA program at the Rady School of Management at the University of California San Diego has been ranked 25th in The Princeton Review’s "Top 25 Graduate Schools for Entrepreneurship of 2018.” The ranking recognizes the best programs for students aspiring to launch their own businesses. The ranking places the Rady School’s MBA program among

2017-11-21T13:27:56-05:00Tags: |

Free College Is Now Here … Really

Something important happened in the field of education this month. For the first time ever, any student anywhere can take top-quality courses online in every major freshman college subject, taught by professors from the most prestigious universities, that lead to full academic credit at 2,900 traditional colleges, such as Purdue, Penn State, Colorado State and

2017-08-28T08:53:07-05:00Tags: |

Want a Better, Safer World? Build a Finance Facility for Education

History proves that big financing ideas can triumph over seemingly insurmountable global challenges.  The global education crisis can seem overwhelming. Today, there are 263 million children and young people throughout the world who are not in school, and 60 million of them live in dangerous emergencies. Fast forward to 2030, and our world could be

Science for society

The Jekyll and Hyde nature of science, in that it can be equally effective as a force for good or evil, presents society with challenges. While the current practice of science is perceived by many as being ethically sound, concerns persist regarding its negative impacts, and some remain sceptical about the aims of modern science.

2017-01-21T13:50:57-05:00Tags: , |

Shaping Social Impact Education Through Collective Wisdom

When the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship was founded at Oxford’s Saïd Business School in 2003, it was one of the first business-school centers of its kind, leading the way in Europe. The students who received Skoll Scholarships for their social impact-focused track records were anomalies in classrooms filled with hopeful consultants, bankers, and accountants.

2017-01-21T13:51:43-05:00Tags: , |

Comprehensive Research Review Confirms Positive School Climates Can Narrow Achievement Gaps

Positive school climates contribute to academic achievement and can improve outcomes for students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, according to a new study published today in Review of Educational Research, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association. In a comprehensive analysis of research published since 2000, U.S. and Israeli researchers found substantial evidence that

School spending per student: Can academic success be bought

According to Education Week, school districts on average spend $11,912 per student based on 2016 figures. While the average may seem high per student, spending on education varies widely among school districts within states, with many districts spending less than one-half the national average. The federal government provides only 10 percent of the funds used

2017-01-21T13:52:31-05:00Tags: |