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In Ho Chi Minh City, two Boston College professors are leading a group of students to volunteer at a clinic for HIV patients who are at the end of their lives.
Massachusetts high school students will soon be required to take at least 3 years of lab-based science classes to get into the state's 4-year public universities.
Congratulations, new law school grads! You have massive debt and you're entering a field with heavy competition for jobs. But the Massachusetts Bar Association is trying to improve your prospects.
Innovation Hub meets the winners of this year's MIT 100K Entrepreneurship Challenge.
When you hear "archaeological dig," maybe you conjure up thoughts of Indiana Jones. But students are uncovering a 200-year-old greenhouse at a site so close to Boston you can take the bus there.
Despite shaky employment figures, MIT's Susan Hockfield says the chances of finding employment with a college degree are significantly greater than with only a high school diploma.
University of Massachusetts trustees have approved a nearly 5 percent tuition and fee increase for undergraduates. Says the governor, "It's a crummy time to ask students to pay more."
The emerging field of "big data" could help revitalize the state’s tech economy — as long as it doesn’t collapse under the weight of its own hype. Also: Vertex Pharmaceuticals, GreenBytes and MassChallenge.
Kathleen Turner, who teaches French at Sharon High School, said she'd like to see new funding models for public schools. Turner will spend the next 12 months traveling around the state.
An administrator says students at Perkins School for the Blind take particular inspiration from blind musicians such as folk guitarist Doc Watson, who died May 29.
Is our education system training young Americans for an innovative future? We ask innovators and teachers about the future of math and science education.
Shuttered in 2005 by the Boston Archdiocese, a beloved parochial school has reopened its doors as a community center. Volunteers talk about the journey.
April saw 2,500 new jobs in the state. If we want even more, a UMass economist says we should fund state colleges and universities — to the tune of $800 mil.
MIT provost L. Rafael Reif received a Tribeca Disruptive Innovation award for his role in the institution's online learning platforms. He talked about the MITx and edX projects with WGBH News.
Mass. House leaders unveiled plans on Monday to boost the budget for universities and local infrastructure programs as part of an omnibus economic development bill.
A look at the innovative programs that are helping inner-city students get the connections, resources and knowledge that it takes to be the next great entrepreneur, scientist or thinker.
A Harvard Law School professor and former Reagan administration official is calling "false" and "complete nonsense" any suggestion that Elizabeth Warren enjoyed an affirmative action advantage in her hiring as a full professor.
Community college advocates say the system's been neglected in the face of booming enrollment. But they differ about what the colleges need in order to provide a strong education and job training in the 21st century.
Everyone's waiting for Facebook's IPO. But sometimes it's good to remember our country's first social network. ...
edX is making a splash this month -- another example of the academic marketplace filling the space between for-profit schools like the University of Phoenix and the traditional ivy-covered halls.
The provosts of Harvard and MIT joined Emily Rooney to discuss their joint online education initiative — one they think will be a game-changer. Watch Greater Boston on-demand.
Kelsey Carroll faced homelessness, disability and abuse, and was at risk for dropping out. Now she's the subject of a documentary about her turnaround and the educational approach that helped her.
MIT is proposing a multi-million-dollar new research facility at Hanscom Air Force Base at a time when state officials are worried Pentagon cutbacks could mean steep job losses.
Children spend more and more time punching out text messages, playing online games, and updating their Facebook pages. Is a tech takeover of the classroom inevitable?
Family and friends of a Boston College student who went missing on Feb. 22 mourned after a body found in Chestnut Hill Reservoir was preliminarily identified as that of Franco Garcia.
WGBH NEWS FOCUS: Health Care on Trial
Local doctors are making unique efforts to improve the quality of medical treatment, especially in populations of color — in part by recruiting members of those communities to join the M.D. ranks.
Five years ago this month, federal agents stormed the Bianco textile factory in New Bedford, arresting 350 undocumented workers. The experience led Bob HIldreth to create Families United in Educational Leadership to help low-income immigrants.
Xiaoyu He and David Ding are among the 40 Intel STS finalists who have spent the week in Washington D.C. and will come home with cash prizes for their pre-college research.
The Legislature's Joint Education Committee is set to vote on a bill today to change the high school dropout age from 16 to 18. However, questions about funding remain unanswered.
At Tufts, a conference studying Barack Obama has grown into a center examining the role of race in democracy worldwide.
Do hockey players really get special treatment at Boston University? Some students and experts say the reputation is deserved.
In Kevin White's era, Charlestown made headlines for its opposition to court-ordered school desegregation. Today's high school looks very different. With exclusive archival footage.
Librarians are reporting dramatic increases in the numbers of people looking to borrow e-books. But some publishing houses are rethinking whether they want libraries loaning out e-books at all.
People are looking to libraries to respond to technology and make up for cuts in their own household budgets — and libraries are answering the call.
The president of Bentley University said that departing MIT president Susan Hockfield was a mentor and an inspiration.
As college becomes ever more a necessity for economic success — it's also getting ever more expensive. Sen. John Kerry held a public meeting on Feb. 6 to learn how to keep costs down.
While most of the tech world is analyzing Facebook’s impending IPO, a new effort at Harvard University is trying to find the next Facebook — and keep it in Cambridge.
Gov. Deval Patrick is advocating community college for those out of work ... but sometimes it's not that easy.
How can students prepare for the world they'll face in 10 years? Xconomy asked 22 innovators as part of a new national report on the future of education.
As receiver of the Lawrence school system, Boston administrator Jeff Riley will have extensive authority to make changes in the troubled district.
We take a look at the role of innovation in the job hunt -- from new, growing industries to new tools job seekers can use to land that job.
Senate President Therese Murray said one of the first items on the Senate’s to-do list is a crackdown on the state’s special education collaboratives.
On this encore edition of Innovation Hub, we look at new ideas in urban education and explore the expanding horizons of educational video games.
As students grapple with the high costs of college, and universities work to cope with increasing demand, how can online learning play a bigger role in the landscape of higher education?
UMass is launching a probe into the former president's sabbatical pay. However, this kind of benefit has become the norm in public higher ed.
The new MITx online learning platform will offer students interactive labs, discussions and the opportunity to earn MIT credentials, provost Rafael Reif said.
No, not sleepless freshmen. A new Harvard Extension course has attracted hundreds of people thirsting for knowledge about the vampire in literature and film.
Attendees at an Occupy Harvard forum dissected the absence of key administrators — and a letter from university president Drew Faust that said Harvard locked its gates after students assaulted a police officer.
As students grapple with the high costs of college, and universities work to cope with increasing demand, could a new model for higher education be on the way? Or is it already here?
Educator Michelle Rhea drew a packed house of supporters to a Boston talk — and hundreds of local teachers protesting her tactics.
Does the Hollywood sign outshine the lights of the Cutler Majestic? Emerson leader Lee Pelton said a new LA campus is an expansion — and not the start of a wholesale move west.
This week President Obama offered some much-needed relief to college graduates faced with crushing student loan debt. What could Obama’s plan mean for current college students? Here's a breakdown of the President’s latest move to fix the economy.
They say the problems is that too many students pass the MCAS test, graduate from high school but still can’t do basic college level reading, writing and math.
GREATER BOSTON: MANDATORY IPADS IN THE CLASSROOM
Touch-screen devices and tablets can be educational for children, experts said — but parents have to be in charge.
THE CALLIE CROSSLEY SHOW
If no one in your family has gone to college, higher education may seem like an impossible goal. Three prominent Bostonians—the first in their families to attend college— talk about their road to success.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is about to sign a historic agreement to help establish a major university in Russia—that will anchor a planned $6.6 billion town of technology, innovation and business success. SKOLKOVO INSTITUTE: A TIMELINE
MIT, FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION
There's a new and controversial philosophy at Harvard University this year. All incoming students have been asked to take what has been dubbed "The Kindness Pledge." It sounds innocent enough, but the pledge is sparking debate.
In an open letter to Allston residents on Wednesday, leaders at Harvard University revealed the institution's vision for its vast Allston holdings whose development, stalled in 2009 following the economic downturn.
At the private Bancroft School in Worcester, Mass., iPads have been woven into the school's curriculum. It's a new policy this year. Students at this K-12 school are strongly encouraged to attend classes with an iPad. Next year, they'll be mandatory.
It may be too early to say how Sept. 11 affected the millennial generation, who came of age in its aftermath. But it did bring change, one person at a time. Here are three stories of youths whose lives were altered because of that day.
A DECADE OF STORIES
On Sept. 11, Prof. Joe Nye was the dean of the Kennedy School. Nye reflects on how he led his students that day — and the implications of the attack for the country.
Massachusetts may ask the federal government for a waiver of some of the requirements of the No Child Left Behind education law. Without the waiver, officials say a large number of Bay State schools would face sanctions.
Cosmic as it was, NASA's space shuttle program hit close to home for members of the Boston area’s academic and private aerospace communities.
Officials in Westport, Mass., are working to deal with unsafe levels of toxins discovered in a middle school there this week.
Gov. Deval Patrick is emphasizing his support for legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants living in Massachusetts to pay in-state tuition attend the state's public colleges and universities.
A 1994 U.S. copyright law shifted many foreign artworks out of the public domain, and many musical staples became too expensive for small orchestras to perform. But now their case is before the Supreme Court.
Massachusetts school children will no longer be able to buy soda or chips from the vending machine. The state's Public Health Council passed new regulations banning fried food, sugary drinks and artifical sweeteners from public schools.
The state's Education Board has approved new regulations that use students' MCAS scores as one of criteria to evaluate teachers. It's a change many teachers welcome — but they want to make sure it's implemented alongside a series of other changes.
The state's Education Board has approved new regulations that use students' MCAS scores as one of criteria to evaluate teachers. It's a change many teachers welcome — but they want to make sure it's implemented alongside a series of other changes. NEW TEACHER EVALUATIONS INCLUDE MCAS SCORES
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