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Harvard and Yale under investigation over foreign money

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/13/20, 11:10 am

Foreign governments could have a much greater influence on elite higher education in the United States than previously reported. The U.S. Department of Education said Wednesday it is investigating Yale and Harvard universities for failing to disclose hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign gifts and contracts. The department has on record more than $6.6 billion of donations from Qatar, China, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates to U.S. universities and colleges since 1990—but that may be significantly underreported.

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Not-so-easy A

Education | Study shows teachers with higher grading standards produce better students
by Bob Brown
Posted 2/12/20, 05:16 pm

Teachers who grade rigorously provide more short- and long-term benefits to their students than lax graders, a new study by the Fordham Institute suggests. Teachers with high grading standards significantly increased their students’ scores on standardized final exams and improved their performances in subsequent classes.

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Missing more than school

Education | Poor and war-torn communities suffer from lack of education options
by Laura Edghill
Posted 2/05/20, 03:42 pm

Sending children to school acts as an antidote to the violent extremism of terror groups like Boko Haram and Islamic State. But an estimated 258 million children are unable to go to school, according to the United Nations, putting their futures and the fate of their communities at risk.

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