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How an Innovative Program is Helping Canada’s Indigenous Students Succeed in Math
August 9, 2018
Canadians recently observed Indigenous Peoples Day, which celebrates the unique heritage, culture, and achievements of the country’s Aboriginal people. Now comes news of an initiative that’s been helping Indigenous high school students in British Columbia succeed in math. Here’s a closer look at the innovative Match Catcher program.

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More Universities Shift Away from Standardized Tests
July 12, 2018
SAT and ACT scores are major fixtures in the university admissions process in the US. However, a growing number of schools have changed testing requirements from mandatory to optional in recent years. In fact, just more than 175 institutions, including many top-tier schools, no longer mandate standa...

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UK Teenagers Have Troubles Making Degree Choices
July 9, 2018
A new study from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) suggests that British teens have a tough time making choices about universities based on too little information. Let's take a closer look.

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Student Loan Debt Is Sky High
June 18, 2018
CNN reports that about 40 percent of college students take out loans of some sort to go to school--but some students take on a lot more debt than others. Let's take a closer look.

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Dutch Universities Want To Reduce Number Of International Students
June 5, 2018
Last month, Dutch Review reported that 13 Dutch universities banded together and decided to reduce the number of international students they accept. Why? Funding. Now the Dutch Education Minister has weighed in on the issue of internationalization in higher education. Let's take a closer look.

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How Australia is Winning at Student Loan Repayment
May 31, 2018
The financial plight of the American college students is well-known. Now comes news suggesting that it’s not the average post-graduation debt of approximately $28,400 that’s the problem, but the student loan repayment system -- which has resulted in a significant loan default problem. Conversely...

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Why Some New Zealand Students are Preparing for a Zombie Apocalypse
May 30, 2018
Disaster preparation takes a new twist at one New Zealand school as Emergency Management Otago directs students to survive a "zombie apocalypse." Let's take a closer look.

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Why More Community Colleges are Granting Bachelor's Degrees
May 29, 2018
There's a new trend at US community colleges and four-year schools don't like it: granting bachelor's degrees. Let's take a closer look.

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Australia's Population Growth Fueled by International Students
May 14, 2018
International students contribute over $30 billion per year to the Australian economy and also have a significant impact on the country's population. Let's take a closer look.

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Will Africa Be Home to the Next Einstein?
April 23, 2018
Africa may currently trail the rest of the world in terms of scientific output, but change is underway thanks to a surge in research and development spending in countries like Ethiopia, Kenya and Mali. Also promising? Last month’s Next Einstein Forum in Rwanda, which brought together many of Afric...

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January 15, 2019

Early this fall, US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos declared that the US is embroiled in “a crisis in higher education” due to the rising cost ...


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January 10, 2019

Australian universities have seen an increase in access to higher education in recent years. However, insiders say there’s more work to be done. To ...


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January 7, 2019

Research consistently points to an access gap in higher education between students from advantaged and disadvantaged backgrounds. But this isn’t to ...