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UCU - University and College Union - University strike dates announced

UCU - University and College Union - University strike dates announced | Education Policy | Scoop.it
First UK-wide joint strike between higher education unions set for 31 October (UCU, UNISON and Unite in higher education will walk out over pay on Thursday 31 October - http://t.co/LRr8mTVYwn #fairpayinHE)...
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"UCU, UNISON and Unite trade unions announced today that their members working in higher education will walk out on Thursday 31 October" over an ongoing pay dispute.

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"UCU, UNISON and Unite trade unions announced today that their members working in higher education will walk out on Thursday 31 October" over an ongoing pay dispute."

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Higher Education at the High Court - Cato Institute (blog)

Higher Education at the High Court - Cato Institute (blog) | Education Policy | Scoop.it
Higher Education at the High Court
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At 1:00 p.m. this afternoon, in Schuette v.
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"[In] Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, the Supreme Court will begin hearing oral argument on a simple question: may states ban racial discrimination in their public colleges and universities?"

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20 Least Affordable Colleges (photos)

20 Least Affordable Colleges (photos) | Education Policy | Scoop.it
With relatively low graduation rates and high net prices, these are the country’s costliest schools. (Thought your higher education was expensive?
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Drone Service Delivers Textbooks to Students in Minutes

Drone Service Delivers Textbooks to Students in Minutes | Education Policy | Scoop.it
Australian textbook rental company Zookal uses Flirtey, a commercial drone service, to ship Australian students their textbooks minutes after they order. (I'm sure Limpopo Department of Education can do with these bad boys.
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Australian students will be able to choose drone delivery starting in March 2014.

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LSU President calls for reinvestment in higher education - The Advocate

LSU President calls for reinvestment in higher education - The Advocate | Education Policy | Scoop.it
LSU President calls for reinvestment in higher education
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Like when Congress donated federal land in the 1860s to establish universities, or when World War II veterans flocked to colleges as part of the G.I.
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"If LSU flourishes, Louisiana can expect lower unemployment, poverty rates, crime rates and medical costs, he added."

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Universities UK - The power of part-time: Review of part-time and mature higher education - executive summary

Universities UK - The power of part-time: Review of part-time and mature higher education - executive summary | Education Policy | Scoop.it
Universities UK - The power of part-time: Review of part-time and mature higher education - executive summary
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Part-time study is good for business - The Guardian (blog)

Part-time study is good for business - The Guardian (blog) | Education Policy | Scoop.it
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Part-time study is good for business
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The UK still lags behind many of its competitors when it comes to higher education participation.
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"Employers understand the value of part-time education. They have years of experience in delivering flexible, work-based training to their staff as skills needs wax and wane. They also know what kind of skills, expertise and competencies their employees need and want to learn through further study. If universities want to keep their part-time offer alive, they need to co-operate with business."

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"Employers understand the value of part-time education. They have years of experience in delivering flexible, work-based training to their staff as skills needs wax and wane. They also know what kind of skills, expertise and competencies their employees need and want to learn through further study. If universities want to keep their part-time offer alive, they need to co-operate with business."