Campus Life / Education

Study: US preschool enrollment low among developed nations

Sixty-six percent of American 4-year-olds are enrolled in early childhood education, placing the United States well below average compared to other developed countries at a time of increasing focus on early learning, according to a report released Tuesday. As U.S. presidential candidates weigh the costs and benefits of early childhood education on the campaign trail, … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education

UVa looks to private donors to fund student financial aid

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia is increasingly looking to private donors to cover tuition costs for low-income students amid shrinking state funding. Virginia’s flagship public university currently raises more than $10 million a year for need-based scholarships, UVa spokesman Anthony de Bruyn told the Charlottesville Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/1QNN7VR ). That’s up from … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education

Virginia public colleges expect enrollment growth to slow

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Enrollment growth at Virginia’s public colleges and universities is expected to slow over the next six years, unlike private institutions in the state. Overall, public two- and four-year schools expect a 5 percent increase by 2021-2022. Four schools anticipate a decline in enrollment. The forecast is brighter at private, nonprofit higher … Continue reading

Education / International News

South African students protest planned tuition fee hikes

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Chanting protesters, including medical students with stethoscopes around their necks, demonstrated against planned increases in tuition fees at a number of top South African universities on Monday, blocking roads and entrances and causing the suspension of classes on some campuses. “No to fee increase!” screamed students during a rally at the University … Continue reading

Los Angeles, Compton students to learn about Hollywood jobs
Campus Life / Education

Los Angeles, Compton students to learn about Hollywood jobs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Students from the Los Angeles and Compton Unified School Districts will learn what it’s like to work in Hollywood at the first Careers in Film Summit. The daylong event Saturday at the film academy’s Beverly Hills headquarters will showcase various work opportunities on both sides of the camera. Agents, animators, writers, directors, … Continue reading