Category: Educational Stages

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Report: Overall pre-K spending grows, but few states make gains in quality, enrollment

April 17, 2019

Via: Education Dive

For the first time, overall spending on public pre-K programs across 44 states, the District of Columbia and Guam tops $8 billion, and 16 states increased per-child funding last year. But a sizable number of states — 18 — have […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Teaching model takes strategic approach to identifying the skills students missed

April 15, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Andy Lee thought he was helping some of his struggling students learn how to write an argumentative essay by breaking the task into smaller pieces, such as focusing first on the skill of paraphrasing. After all, Strategic Inquiry — the […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education

Pennsylvania higher ed system gives colleges tuition control

April 8, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The flexibility to set tuition is part of the three-phase redesign of Passhe, which has seen declining enrollment for the eighth-straight year, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. Some colleges in the state have been harder hit than others; enrollment at […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Study: To reduce preschool expulsions, form stronger connections with parents

April 3, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Arizona, Colorado and Hawaii are among the states currently considering bills that would limit the suspension and expulsion of young children, either in preschool or in the early elementary grades. But lawmakers might not be considering the role of parent-teacher […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Students, teachers should be focus of public school social media strategy

April 2, 2019

Via: Education Dive

In the past, schools didn’t have to advertise. Students just moved into a district, registered and showed up on the first day. Times have changed, however, and public schools are recognizing that. In an era of school choice, where traditional […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

Can Campus Tours in Virtual Reality Improve College Access?

April 1, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

What if high school students could tour college campuses across their state without ever leaving home? What if questions about the college application process or funding concerns could be addressed in real time at any hour of the day? These […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education

As higher ed eyes adult learners, community colleges add supports

March 21, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Community colleges have historically been viewed as second fiddle to four-year institutions. But in recent years they have been pulled into the spotlight for being particularly well-positioned to meet growing demand among previously underserved markets of postsecondary students, namely adult […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education

Rutgers faculty and grads vote to authorize strike

March 20, 2019

Via: AFT News

Faculty and graduate employee members of Rutgers AAUP-AFT have voted to authorize a strike if contract negotiations continue to flounder. If the union goes on strike, this would be the first strike of faculty and graduate workers in the 253-year […]

Educational Stages, News, Secondary Education

Rising temperatures linked to wider achievement gap, lower academic performance

March 19, 2019

Via: Education Dive

As warmer temperatures roll in with the spring testing season, attention is returning to recent research on heat’s impact on learning — especially given the number of schools nationwide with no air conditioning. Largely located in areas that traditionally didn’t […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

College Admissions: Vulnerable, Exploitable, and to Many Americans, Broken

March 15, 2019

Via: NY Times

Standardized test scores are manufactured. Transcripts are made up. High-stakes admissions decisions are issued based on fabricated extracurricular activities, ghostwritten personal essays and the size of the check written by the parents of the applicant. American universities are often cast […]