You’ve probably heard that the nation trains too few scientists, mathematicians, engineers or computer techs to compete with China or India. Our schools are buzzing about that, and government is pouring money into teacher training, but experts are beginning to question the claim and to worry about a surplus.
2013 was a good year for Time-Warner Cable. Third quarter profits exceeded estimates and revenue from high-speed Internet customers was up 14%, but company executives claim they’re worried about the future.
2013 was a good year on Wall Street, with many stocks breaking records. Among those celebrating are 40 students at Washington & Lee University, who manage a portfolio of nearly two million dollars. These novice investors have beat the S&P 500 more often than not.
There’s no better way to learn than to do, and the Board of Trustees at Washington and Lee University has proven that point by giving a club of business school students the chance to invest a million bucks. John Jensen, assistant dean of the Williams School, says trustees came up with the cash in 1997.
A new report from the University of Virginia and the Legal Aid Justice Center shows Virginia schools suspend black males at twice the rate of whites - often for minor offenses like being loud or disruptive in class, but another approach could solve the problem while keeping students in school.
Last year, the White House issued an executive order barring the deportation of high school students whose parents came to this country illegally. They were encouraged to apply for a special immigration status that could, ultimately, lead to citizenship. Now, seven of those students are suing to qualify for in-state tuition at Virginia’s public colleges and universities.