OCTOBER 3 – OCTOBER 10, 2014

Industry Related Reports


National News

  • Millennials Become Most-Educated US Age Group Due to Recession
    “Some 34 percent of 25 to 29 year-olds held a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, professional degree or doctoral degree last year, a higher share than in any year in data going back to 1968, according to Matthew Chingos, a senior fellow at Brookings….”
  • Competency-Based Education: No More Semesters?
    “I went to a four-year university.” “That job requires a one-year certificate.” “It’s a two-semester course.” “She’s a fifth-year senior.” What do these expressions have in common? They use time as the yardstick for higher education….”
  • There Is No Such Thing as a Free College Education
    “Following Wednesday’s decision to overturn tuition and fees in Lower Saxony, Germany, all universities will now be tuition free.  According to The Times, Europe, Germany will now be 100% free of charge to students, national and international, as political figures call tuition fees “socially unjust.…”


Local News



“Mayor Martin J. Walsh of Boston wants to cut in half the number of college students living off campus by 2030 and is calling on Boston colleges to collectively add 18,500 new dormitory beds to make that possible….”



New York      

  • SUNY Green-Lights 17 More City Charter Schools, 14 for Success Academy
    “A State University of New York committee unanimously approved 17 additional charter schools to open over the next two years, with 14 of the charters going to Success Academy, the city’s largest and most controversial network. The other three charters went to Achievement First, a Brooklyn-based network of schools….”
  • NYC Schools Go Solar with $23 Million Installation
    “New York City schools will be equipped with new solar cells, providing the facilities with electricity. The government of the Big Apple is supporting the effort with $23 million in funding. An additional $5 million dollars has been awarded by the state for the construction….”


World News


  • Primo Raises $750,000 in Round Led by Ibis Capital
    “London-based start-up Primo has raised $750,000 (£468,000) in seed funding from Ibis Capital, a pool of angel investors and two incubators: MTS, based in San Francisco and Emerge Education, based in London….”


  • Nord Anglia Reports 17% Rise in Enrollment
    “As at 28 September enrolment totaled 19,740, up from 16,834 last year. 10.7% of the growth was organic and 6.6% achieved through the acquisition of schools in Singapore and Cambodia….”



  • Germany Just Abolished College Tuition Fees
    “Prospective students in the United States who can’t afford to pay for college or don’t want to rack up tens of thousands in student debt should try their luck in Germany. Higher education is now free throughout the country, even for international students….”