Notes in the Margins: Cheating, do-gooders and manga

What some call cheating can help learning At these two institutions dedicated to equality under the law, what my daughter did during exams at one could have been considered cheating if she attended the other. What are we to make of the uneven nature of such rules, just as unpredictable as those found in our public K-12 schools? (The Washington Post)

Cheaters Find an Adversary in Technology As tests become increasingly important in education, business has been good for Caveon, a company that uses “data forensics” to catch cheaters. (feeds.nytimes.com)

D.C. pilot program would fast-track high school students to two-year bachelor’s A proposed partnership between the University of the District of Columbia and two D.C. public schools would enable a small number of motivated students to obtain a bachelor’s degree two years after graduating from high school, one of the fastest baccalaureate tracks in higher education. (feeds.washingtonpost.com)

Japanese Universities Draw Foreign Students With Manga As Japanese universities work harder to attract students to fill their classrooms while the country’s birth rate declines, more are offering degrees in manga and animation. Once they are armed with unique technical and industry knowledge, many international students are eager to gain work experience here upon graduation before heading back home. (The New York Times)

Business schools embracing do-gooders The popular image of a modern-day business school student as a sharp-suited spreadsheet wizard increasingly is being turned on its head. For reasons ranging from the economy to a change in attitudes, many students today are pursuing business school degrees with a view toward working with non-profits, or launching socially responsible businesses. (MSNBC)