| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:41 AM
Ingram's VitalSource Technologies has acquired CourseSmart, consolidating two of the largest companies providing textbooks as e-books, Publishers Weekly reports.
VitalSource's Bookself platform has more than 4 million users on 6,000 campuses worldwide...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:00 PM
For two years, Landis Wiedner watched a girlfriend settle for what she thought was an "awful" relationship.
"It always seemed like she was mothering him," Wiedner, 29, recalls. "And he would ditch her, or not show up to things." Her friend, who had...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:30 PM
I have frequently emphasized the importance of a diversified portfolio and of having a significant portion of common stocks in your portfolio, even in retirement. Although I have been retired for 18 years, I still maintain about half of my portfolio in...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 6:58 PM
The creator of the General Educational Development test, long the measure of high school equivalency for dropouts, has unveiled a revamped computer-only exam that has spurred competition from two other test providers letting students decide which format...
| Dec 23, 2013
As we commence the annual ritual of pledging to be trimmer, thriftier, tidier and overall more disciplined human beings, consider adding another goal to the list of resolutions: riskier.
Whether it's reaching for Mount Everest or reaching for a...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: I lost my job seven weeks ago. Five weeks ago my wife was seriously injured in an auto accident. Life has been a real struggle since then. Worried sick, I try to be there for her during the day and drive her to doctors, and at the same time...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: Can you share with your readers some of the efforts being made to find answers to the unhappy and unacceptable job gap faced by thousands of young adults with autism?
For too many of these young folks, it's like their world suddenly stops...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Outside Mike Renner's two-story home in Azle, Texas, a sleek white turbine whirs in the wind.
The 10,000-watt wind turbine sits atop a 100-foot tower Renner built himself. Solar panels cover his roof, producing 8,000 watts of power.
In the sticky months...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:36 PM
After the U.S. Justice Department accused Standard & Poor's of fraud earlier this year, the credit rater had a choice.
It could make a courtroom argument that would torch its reputation, but might get the lawsuit thrown out.
Or, if S&P's executives...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Google stole tech headlines this week with the unveiling of the Chromecast and second-generation Nexus 7, but it made another important announcement that flew under the radar: Google Play Textbooks.
The Mountain View, Calif., tech giant said it will...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 10:28 AM
A state-hired consultant has determined that widespread online interruptions during testing didn’t negatively impact student scores on the ISTEP this spring.
In fact, Richard Hill, of the National Center the Improvement of Educational Assessment,...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:27 PM
That old axiom about three being a crowd is never truer than when two out of three are fighting.
Playing the neutral third party while your friends engage in all-out battle is exhausting and precarious. Handle it right and everyone's happy. Handle it...