The month of June often means caps and gowns, balloons and confetti and graduations across the country. June marks the end of the school year, summer vacations and transitions–from middle school to high school, from college to the working world.
June is also a month where lawmakers and administrators examine the state of education; from [...]Continue Reading →
This week in New Jersey, the Supreme Court ordered the state to provide 500 million dollars of additional funding to the public school system.
According to the New York Times, the ruling affects the Abbot district, which includes 31 school districts in cities such as Newark and Paterson. These districts [...]Continue Reading →
Early childhood education has been caught in something of a conundrum. On the one hand, parents, teachers and other education advocates agree that the critical learning years from ages 0-5 are and important time to begin long-term learning success. On the other hand, the pragmatic hand, funding for early childhood education has been a challenge [...]Continue Reading →
This week, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released a report that showed Hispanic students still lag significantly in educational achievement behind their white counterparts.
The achievement gap between Hispanics and Whites remains unchanged since 1990. Time Magazine analyzes the scores, saying the implications are especially troublesome because [...]Continue Reading →
The President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH) recently announced a report detailing the state of arts education in the the U.S. The report was based on eighteen months of research and school site visits throughout the country and looked at the current condition of arts education.
The study [...]Continue Reading →
A renewed sense of urgency about environmental protection has swept the country and impacted change from the housing sector to film and entertainment. This movement is expanding to the classroom as well.
The U.S. Department of Education has announced a new initiative called the Green Ribbon schools [...]Continue Reading →
Bullying is the all encompassing term that refers to verbal or physical threats intended to harass or intimidate another. In it’s most extreme form, bullying can have severe consequences.
Intimidation and harassment have become a priority for many educators following a spate of high profile cases in which extreme taunting led to suicides. The issue [...]Continue Reading →
With the debates over education ensnared in details over budgets, classroom sizes and teachers, there is one actor in the higher education system whose role demands closer attention. The adjunct professor, responsible for teaching classes on a semester-by-semester basis without job security or health benefits, has become an important part of budget talks.
Last year, [...]Continue Reading →
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 →