People are starting calling Harvard a hedge fund with a university attached. They have a point—Harvard stands at the troubling intersection between higher education and high finance, with over 15 percent of its massive $38 billion endowment invested in hedge funds.
Though the exact figure is hard to determine, experts estimate that over $100 billion of educational endowment money nationwide is invested in hedge funds, costing them approximately $2.5 billion in fees in 2015 alone.
As tuition levels rise, there are growing calls for fiscal responsibility and expectations that colleges and universities will use data to drive financial decisions and tie expenditures to student outcomes.
To date, however, most of the learning strategies commonly used to develop social and emotional skills do not use technology or use it in only a limited way mostly because parents and educators have a narrow understanding of SEL.
Colleges nationwide are grappling with the problem of how to educate students who come to campus significantly underprepared for college-level work. Most colleges still use separate, 'remedial classes', but a recent research indicates that integrating remedial learning with regular college courses brings better results.
Regardless, a key factor that is usually overlooked is the teaching itself. In most cases, instructors hired to teach pre-college-level classes have little experience and no training in how to teach. Moreover, very few full university professors have any training in teaching, either. Ph.D.s are research degrees — no teaching ability or experience required.
Each year, entrepreneurship undergoes dramatic transformations and evolutions, and this year will be no different. From social media to funding, the entrepreneurship game is about to experience a lot of change. Let's take a look at some of the ways industry professionals are predicting the entrepreneurship game will change this year.
The Triangle Venture Alliance (TVA) -- a partnership of Duke University, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University and North Carolina Central University -- will develop a network of cooperating angel groups that will tap the alumni base of the region’s universities to draw seed-stage capital to the region. It is modeled after an angel investing network developed at Duke last year.
In order to fix schools, policymakers and administrators should maybe stop focusing entirely on them. That's the premise of a new, multiyear initiative from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The project, "By All Means: Redesigning Education to Restore Opportunity," will look at a host of community factors affecting children's lives instead of solely concentrating on what's going on inside the classroom.
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