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September 7, 2012
A study from the MetLife Mature Institute found that 29 percent of grandparents have given their grandchildren financial support for education, spending an average of $8,276 over five years. Of those grandparents who did fund their grandchildren’s education, 32 percent helped with tuition or loan payments, 29 percent donated to a college savings plan, and 7 percent helped pay for graduate school.
September 6, 2012
It was a frustrating first week for many students and faculty at Purdue University, where the Blackboard system went down four separate times over a period of nine days. The outages, which resulted largely from increased usage and the use of a new version of the learning management system, ranged from 45 minutes to more than four hours.
September 5, 2012
Two national groups aim to stimulate discussions on campuses across the country this year about what the top priorities of American higher education should be and what tradeoffs the country -- and colleges -- would have to make depending on the directions they go in. The campaign, “Shaping Our Future: How Should Higher Education Help U.S.
September 4, 2012
New Orleans universities say the changes they've made since Katrina helped them emerge from Isaac relatively unscathed. 
August 30, 2012
A Florida State marketing instructor is drawing heat for grading students based on their Klout scores, a metric meant to measure online influence.
August 29, 2012
New mobile service hopes to provide parents with progress reports on their children's first year of college. Some see a way to boost retention, but others worry students need to learn to solve problems themselves.

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