What if High School were more like Kindergarten?

I had to share this blog from MindMake! It also applies to higher education. Wishful thinking…

What If High School Were More Like Kindergarten?

CISE PhD in Paradise (@ UPRM) – Hablamos Español!

The University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez (UPRM) is looking for graduate students interested in the doctoral program in Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE). Areas of research include scientific computing, cloud computing, big data analytics and bioinformatics. Research and teaching assistantships are currently available.

For further information about the doctoral program please visit http://cise.uprm.edu

Potential candidates are encouraged to apply to the UPRM Graduate Studies Office at http://grad.uprm.edu


Wilson Rivera, Ph.D., Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Director, CISE Doctoral Program, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez (UPRM)

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Feds to test financial aid for unorthodox college programs

New times, new thinking, new models  – responding to the needs of society. Great pilot!

In an experiment backed by the federal government, Northeastern University and General Electric are offering a new manufacturing degree program to be taught primarily at the company’s work sites. Students will take online courses through the university, undergo training at a GE plant and earn a bachelor’s degree within three years.

The biggest twist: For the first time, students who enroll in that kind of partnership will be eligible for federal financial aid.

Read details here.