How does the etymology of the word “school” affect the meaning of “schools” in academic and academic degree categories?

It’s a question that comes up often in the context of academic and scholarly degree categories, and the answer to it depends on where you live.“The word ‘school’ can have a number of different meanings depending on where it is used, and what its intended purpose is,” says Professor Nick Pemberton, a professor of education […]

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The most academic degrees in the US

The College Board is rolling out its annual rankings of the nation’s colleges and universities, but the most academic degree in the country, a bachelor’s degree in social work, will now be called a doctorate.The College Board announced the changes on Thursday, and it is the first of the major accreditation agencies to formally announce […]

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‘No-one knows what to make of it’ as academic degree is the buzzword

DUBLIN (AP) The word academic degree has captured the imagination of young people since it was coined by a U.K. university.The word is now being used to describe degrees, certificates, and diplomas, but in a way that’s not as trendy as its English namesake.The term is gaining a global audience.The BBC’s Nick Bryant explains what […]

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