The latest evidence on whether education policy is improving Britain's skills base. The returns to a university degree in Britain are still high by international standards, suggesting that there is, as yet, no oversupply of graduates. At the same time, some of the new vocational qualifications have very low or minimal economic value. And basic skills continue to have very…

Apple Launches Online Movie Service . SAN FRANCISCO -- Seeking to push digital media further into homes, Apple Computer launched its long-awaited online movie service Tuesday and showed off a device that will make it easier for consumers to watch the videos on television. By MAY WONG. [washingtonpost.com - Technology - Industry News, Policy, and Reviews]

LAKEWOOD RANCH - Standing in front of the room and lecturing to students just may not cut it anymore - at least that's what Howard Gardner has been lecturing about throughout the world for more than 20 years. Gardner, a professor at Harvard University, wrote about his "Theory of Multiple Intelligence" in 1983, and has since written 20 books related…

Uni's top students choose teaching. More than half the students starting a teaching degree at one of the nation's leading universities chose a teaching career, despite having the marks to study engineering, arts, science or medicine. A survey conducted by Sydney University's education faculty shows that more than half the students training as primary school teachers scored more than 90…

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