Higher Education News
The administration’s plan should not create incentives for colleges to accept fewer at-risk students, says the under secretary of education. If it does, "we will have failed."
For a huge new battery plant, Tesla Motors chose Nevada over states that touted the value of having major research universities nearby.
A new survey finds the economic downturn was hardest on foreign languages, while linguistics enjoyed a slight uptick in enrollments.
Historians use technology to lure citizen researchers into the discipline and open the door to innovation by younger scholars.
Fewer than half of alumni in this generation have given to their colleges, and many say they’d donate to other causes first. But fund raisers aren’t dismissing them.
More people say they can’t make it to national gatherings because of cost or scheduling. But they still want a place at the table.
Mary Willingham appears to have few supporters among academic advisers. But her crusade is having an impact in their world.
Transitions: New Engineering Dean at U. of Texas at San Antonio; New Provost at Chicago School of Professional Psychology
JoAnn Browning left a position as an associate dean at the University of Kansas to take the San Antonio post.
Jerrold L. Stein helped students at the former commuter campus on New York's Long Island build a stronger sense of community and spirit.
Four years on, the University of North Carolina is still trying to resolve a case of widespread academic fraud.
Here's a quiz based on quotes from "The Ivy League Guidebook," an “insider’s” look at life at the eight institutions in the late 1960s.
Campus bookstores say companies’ aggressive tactics hurt business and violate colleges’ exclusivity contracts.
It was the late 1960s. As a generation of students dealt uneasily with the expansion of coeducation, three Harvard undergraduates seized the moment to map out the lay of an elite land.
Have you ever wondered about pursuing a federal career? Are you interested in public service? Would you like to gain valuable work experience and help move the needle on education issues in this country?
The Department of Education may have opportunities that match your interests – and we’re currently accepting applications for interns!
Our Department is a place where you can explore fields like education policy, research and analysis, intergovernmental relations and public affairs, or traditional and digital communications, all while learning about the role federal government plays in education.
Our interns also participate in professional development sessions and events outside of the office, such as lunches with ED and other government officials, movie nights, and local tours.
One of the many advantages of interning at ED is our proximity to some of the most historic and celebrated sites in our nation’s capital, all accessible by walking or taking the Metro.
ED is accepting applications for Winter/Spring 2015 internships through October 1, 2014.
If you are interested in interning during the upcoming term, there are three things you must send in order to be considered for an interview:
- A cover letter summarizing why you wish to work at ED and stating your previous experiences in the field of education, if any. Include which particular offices interest you. (But, keep in mind that – due to the volume of applications we receive – if we accept you as an intern we may not be able to place you in your first-choice office.)
- An updated resumé.
- A completed copy of the Intern Application.
Prospective interns should send these three documents in one email to StudentInterns@ed.gov with the subject line formatted as follows: Last Name, First Name: Winter/Spring Intern Application.
(Note: For candidates also interested in applying specifically to the Office of General Counsel, please see application requirements here.)
An internship at ED is one of the best ways students can learn about education policy and working in the civil service. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to develop crucial workplace skills that will help you in whatever career path you choose. And, it’s an opportunity to meet fellow students who share your passion for education, learning, and engagement.
Click here for more information or to get started on your application today.
De’Rell Bonner is a special assistant and youth liaison in the Office of Communications and Outreach at the U.S. Department of Education.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has repeatedly said that the best ideas come from schools, districts and states – not from Washington – which is why, starting on Monday, the Secretary will hit the road for his fifth-annual back-to-school bus tour to engage with students, teachers, parents and other members of local communities.
During this year’s tour, entitled Partners in Progress, the Secretary will discuss progress in education and the challenges and work ahead, all while highlighting the champions of change — teachers, parents, community members, and others — who are leading the effort to improve education for all students.
The three-day tour will take us to Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee, and if you can’t make it to one of the events, here are four ways to stay digitally connected to the tour:
2. Email Updates
Sign up here to get the latest from the road in your inbox.
Subscribe to our Storify page and read our collection of stories and photos from the road.
Dorothy Amatucci is a digital engagement strategist at the U.S. Department of Education.
Administrators fear that if prevention programs focus on how much students drink, victims will be blamed.
A bill sought by faculty unions to rein in the power of a community-college accreditor has been rendered nearly toothless. The unions say they’ll try again next year.
The author of the American Historical Association's report finds the latest figures "especially disconcerting."