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6 Alternative Revenue Streams for Colleges

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 9, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Despite the market being up, student numbers are down with little relief in sight. Finding additional income can provide stability without raising tuition is necessary.

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Is Your Administration Cutting Costs or Creating Them?

Posted by Lori Reese on Jun 8, 2017 5:30:00 AM

“People in those staff jobs have it made,” my friend said, rolling her eyes. “They get paid really well and do nothing.

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Ed Tech Showdown

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 7, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Google, Microsoft and Apple are vying for the coveted K–12 market. These three corporate giants have products and services they say will help overwhelmed educators carry their workload, boost student achievement and increase student interest. In some ways, all the products offer similar solutions, but there are also differences in the functions they are capable of supporting. Today, we are going to break down what each product is capable of achieving in the classroom.  

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The Winter of Students’ Discontent

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 6, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Bill Gates didn’t graduate college. Neither did Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Frank Lloyd Wright and the list can go on with the names of highly innovative, creative and intelligent individuals.

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Trending Topics in Education Podcast - Bolles [Podcast]

Posted by Carrie Watkins on Jun 5, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Carrie Watkins: At the Atlas Conference in April, we talked with Jennifer Moore, an instructional designer at the Bolles School, about what it means to be a guide for students and faculty, as well as the energy that education needs right now. With all the advances of the past few years about how we approach classroom education, Jennifer talks about how it's hard not to be excited about the future of education.

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Trouble in Mind: A New Study Shows a Need for Strong Mental Health Networks on Campus

Posted by Lori Reese on Jun 2, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Hate-crime, anorexia, trauma, rape, psychosis, suicide: They're words no one likes to utter, but neglecting to do so can be a tragic (and costly) failure to address the realities of college life. New research shows that now more than ever campuses must take preventative steps to protect student mental health.

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College Transparency Act

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 1, 2017 5:30:00 AM

A new federal, bipartisan bill has been proposed in the United States Senate and House of Representatives that would create a college student data system. The system would evaluate enrollment patterns, progression, completion and post-college outcomes, as well as the cost to the student and financial aid. The stated goal of the act is to provide students and families with information that will help them make a more informed decision about higher education pursuits. The bill would benefit students, especially in light of student financial concerns, but it also raises questions about how the information will be used.

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Toughen Up: Schools May Need to Strengthen their Online Offerings

Posted by Lori Reese on May 31, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Virtual classrooms have been touted as an innovation that can eradicate higher education’s woes. They’re supposed to open up new lines of revenue for cash-strapped colleges while reducing financial inequality among students.

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MBS Direct Expert Q&A: Bill Dampier on Benefits of Scale

Posted by Liz Schulte on May 30, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Anyone can ship a book. MBS Direct, however, does far more than simply shipping books from one point to another. They provide customers with economy of scale, personalized service and 25 years of industry experience. We sat down with Bill Dampier, executive vice president MBS Textbook Exchange LLC to discuss the benefits MBS Direct provides to its customers.

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Happy Memorial Day

Posted by Liz Schulte on May 29, 2017 5:30:00 AM

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