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Is China pulling ahead in the global race to achieve? What’s the use of a “useless” liberal arts degree? And should you be spending money on time or things? That’s all this week on Innovation Hub. Read More...

Choosing between an engineering and philosophy major? Here’s some help. Read More...

new graduate

College majors may artificially divide students, instead of fostering a real world, interdisciplinary approach. Jeff Selingo, author of College Unbound, says we should scrap the major. Read More...

Texting

Schools are helping low-income and first generation students transition to college, with the help of a few well-timed text messages. Read More...

Thomas Friedman

The New York Times columnist tells us what's around the corner for education, jobs, and the economy. Read More...

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Dr. Robert Goddard at Clark University. Credit: NASA / Flickr Creative Commons

In this web exclusive, Nobel prize-winning economist Bob Shiller shares his thoughts on massive open online courses.  Read More...

Can students from American schools compete internationally?

Harvard Professor Paul Peterson and Former Assistant Secretary of Education Chester Finn have been studying the American education system for a long time. What they've observed is a disturbing trend.

 "We had the greatest schools in the 19th century and the early 20th century," said Peterson. "We had elementary education before any other country. We had high schools before any other country. We built colleges before any other country."

But in the 1970s, the momentum changed. 

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