Community colleges have long been an invaluable resource for students. Often serving as a transition to a 4-year university or a cost-effective resource for exploring a range of studies, the junior college system is critical for hundreds of thousands of young students and career-changers.
More recently, there has been a jump in the number of [...]Continue Reading →
The fear that classrooms will struggle to recruit and hold onto qualified teachers is a problem that has the attention of legislators at the state and federal level. Worries over teacher shortages abound across the nation and with budget concerns putting education spending under the chopping block, the full ramifications of a teacher shortage may [...]Continue Reading →
On April 8, the United States Department of Education announced that eleven states would receive funding to improve and turn around their most persistently low achieving schools. The money comes from what’s called a School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. The eleven states to receive the funds include Arizona, [...]Continue Reading →
The question of how to pay for college is one parents and students have worried about for decades. In the face of budget cuts and increasing tuition costs, anxiety over how to fund a university education is testing investments parents once thought to be secure.
One of the routes parents have taken to secure their [...]Continue Reading →
It’s March again, and for many in the college world, this means attention normally shifts to basketball. For U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, the month of the NCAA’s popular basketball finals provided a perfect opportunity to discuss graduation rates among athletes.
An Op-Ed Secretary Duncan wrote for the [...]Continue Reading →
Parents, educators and business leaders generally agree that preschool is a critical foundation for long-term education and economic success. Given the distribution of resources and restraints on funding, access to a quality preschool education isn’t the same reality for everyone. Debates and tough choices about early education populate the headlines as policy makers and parents [...]Continue Reading →