With increases in tuition, an uncertain job market and ample debt risks, more high school seniors are contemplating whether to delay college. An increasing number of students are looking at alternative learning paths such as vocational education that will equip them with on-the-job training. They’re also considering traveling and exploring internships.
At the moment, the [...]
Smaller budgets for education means that we should cut class time to save money, right? It sounds logical, but what will shortened school days and fewer learning hours cost students in the long run?
According to a recent article from the New York Times, several school districts have cut summer school programs, reduced [...]
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 17%, or 12.5 million, children and adolescents aged 2 to 19 years are obese.
Childhood obesity rates have tripled since 1980 and is an increasingly growing problem. Today there is a concerted effort to overhaul a school nutrition [...]Continue Reading →
Online learning programs have gained in popularity over the years for reasons students know well—convenience, flexibility and access. Now, the process of learning from a distance is growing internationally, and gaining in legitimacy. One of the key reasons for the growth is that people who would otherwise not be able to access a traditional college [...]Continue Reading →
The Miami Herald reports this week that lawmakers in Louisiana rejected a challenge from some students, teachers and parents to repeal a 2008 law which allows public school science teachers to use supplemental materials in their classrooms in addition to state-approved textbooks.
The Louisiana Science Education Act, passed in 2008 has been criticized [...]Continue Reading →
Missouri has been in the news recently because of a deadly twister that left a huge financial and human toll in Joplin, Mo.
As the effects of the natural disaster subside, it’s back to business for Governor Jay Nixon, who is grappling with the realities of a weak state budget. Education spending will inevitably bear [...]Continue Reading →
Title IX, the law that requires equal opportunities for female and male athletes in college and universities that receive federal funding, has repeatedly made appearances in the news with cases across the country that challenge its implementation. This week, title IX is back in the news with a case at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.
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The United States Department of Education recently released the national report card on history, which surveyed the performance of sample student groups in grades 4, 8 and 12 and found results were low and mostly unimproved from measures taken 4 years ago.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said [...]Continue Reading →