Posts Categorized: International

Learning Channels: WGBH Creates a Higher Ed Desk

WGBH Boston is creating a Higher Ed Desk to help enrich its award-winning radio, television and online stories with angles from Boston and New England's famed postsecondary education. America’s largest producer of PBS content for TV and the web, WGBH hired Vermont Public Radio's Kirk Carapezza as managing editor and lead correspondent of the Higher Ed Desk. The desk is supported through m...

DC Shuttle: Grants Would Connect Schools, Employers, Colleges in STEM; U.S. Report Shows Degrees Rose

STEM education. On Thursday, Rep. Bill Foster (R-IL) introduced the 21st Century STEM Competitive Jobs Act, cosponsored by Representatives Joe Courtney (D-CT), Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), Joe Kennedy (D-MA), Jim Langevin (D-RI), Jim McGovern (D-MA), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-CA), Jared Polis (D-CO), Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY). The bill would su...

Workforce Expert Tucker, Former Prez Candidate Hart, Vt. Sen. Sanders Among Upcoming Speakers on NE Campuses

  Marc Tucker, president and CEO of the National Center on Education, will speak on “What It Will Take for the United States to Match the Performance of the Nations with the Best Education Systems," at College of the Atlantic's Deering Common Campus Center on Friday, April 5 at 3 p.m. ****Dan Gillmor, an international expert on citizen journalism and new media and columnist for The Gua...

New England Enrolls 61,000 Foreign Students, According to NEBHE’s Updated T&I Figures on International Enrollment

NEBHE’s newly updated Trends & Indicators series features an updated section on New England's international college enrollment and study abroad. New England colleges and universities enrolled nearly 61,000 foreign students in 2012—more than three times as many as they did in 1980, according to NEBHE's data from the New York City-based Institute of International Education. New Eng...

Spring Forward: Prez of Rwanda Among Speakers Headed to NE Campuses

Rwanda President Paul Kagame will speak at the University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater on Tuesday, March 12, at 11 a.m., to mark the launch of the university's Genocide and Holocaust Education Initiative. **** Journalist and author Bob Woodward will speak at Eastern Connecticut State University's Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium on Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each for the public, ...

DC Shuttle: Presidents Urge Immigration Reform; Report Notes Leveling Enrollment and Funding Cuts

Presidents' open immigration letter. On Tuesday, university presidents from Arizona State University, Cornell University and Miami Dade College sent a letter to the leadership of more than 1,200 institutions of higher education, calling on them to encourage immigration reform. The letter asked schools to hold events highlighting immigration reform as essential to innovation. The letter says highly...

No Stinkin’ Badges? Mozilla’s Erin Knight on “Open Badges” (Video)

NEBHE held its University Unbound conference in Boston last month, bringing together more than 400 educators and opinion leaders to discuss how MOOCs and other innovations are disrupting higher education's hold on knowledge, instruction and credentialing. Here is some of what Mozilla's Erin Knight said about her "Open Badges" work—an alternative credentialing system allowing learners to cont...

Titanic Diver Among New Englanders NEBHE Will Honor with 2013 Excellence Awards

University of Rhode Island oceanography professor Robert Ballard, known for the discovery of the wreck of the RMS Titanic, will be among luminaries recognized by the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) in March 2013 at the regional organization's 11th annual New England Higher Education Excellence Awards. Each year, NEBHE presents Regional Excellence Awards to individuals and organizatio...

DC Shuttle: Could STEM Visa Bill Sprout During Lame Duck Session?

STEM visa bill fails On Thursday, a proposal to increase the number of visas offered to immigrants with advanced degrees in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) from American schools failed to pass the House. The bill (H.R. 6429) needed a two-thirds vote of members in order to be passed on the House suspension calendar. It fell shy of the two-thirds mark, rejected by a ...

NEBHE Awarded Lumina Foundation for Education Grant to Work with Khan Academy to Boost Remedial Math

* Goal is to increase student persistence and completion * Drive reform of developmental mathThe New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) was awarded a $356,200 grant from the Lumina Foundation to support a developmental education project that provides a high-quality, low-cost instructional platform coupling Khan Academy and community college resources.The project aims to boost the numbe...