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Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Free 2-Year College Proposal in Va.

December 13, 2019

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia, a Democrat, on Thursday unveiled a budget proposal for $145 million over two years to make community college tuition free for low- and middle-income students who pursue jobs in high-demand fields. Under the plan, eligible […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

How one state plans to recover from higher ed divestment

December 12, 2019

Via: Education Dive

As automation replaces millions of low-skill jobs in the U.S., the economies of some states that rely on manufacturing or have large rural regions, such as Louisiana, are left particularly vulnerable to this so-called “robot revolution.” Higher education leaders in […]


Editorial

Can Music Boost Productivity While Learning?

December 10, 2019

Via: Kelly Redmond

Listening to music while working can boost productivity by 15 percent, according to a new study. The analysis was commissioned by Scala Radio and it focused on a sample group of 2,000 employees. Half of these employees enjoy listening to […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

5 tips to help students feel connected on campus

December 5, 2019

Via: eCampus News

Students who report a strong sense of belonging at their college or university typically do better in school, and a new survey points to five key steps schools can take to support students’ mental health and success. This sense of […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Study: Chicago ELs show strong progress

December 4, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Chicago’s recipe for EL success includes providing an early intervention platform that features professional development, tutoring and its new Curriculum Equity Initiative, which focuses on ensuring that teachers have standards-aligned materials that are “free from bias; fair across race, religion, […]


Educational Forms, Formal Education

GAO: Low-income and minority students face barriers resolving disputes over special ed services

December 4, 2019

Via: Education Dive

According to the report, many parents “feel they are at a disadvantage” when in conflict with school districts because of “an imbalance of power” and, as a result, may be reluctant to engage in dispute resolution. Stakeholders also pointed out […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

State seeks delay in school funding lawsuit filing

December 3, 2019

Via: Education Week

State officials are seeking more time to prepare for the latest court challenge to New Hampshire’s public school funding system. The ConVal, Mascenic, Winchester, and Monadnock school districts sued the state earlier this year, arguing it has failed in its […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Denver after-school program receives $1.5M from marijuana tax revenue

December 2, 2019

Via: Education Dive

In states where marijuana has been legalized, the effects are a double-edged sword. While marijuana tax revenue is often channeled toward education in the form of funds, educators worry the use of those funds sends a mixed message to students. […]


Educational Forms, Formal Education

Amicus briefs support Virginia transgender student Gavin Grimm’s case following appeal

December 2, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The U.S. Supreme Court was set to hear Grimm’s case in early 2017, but it was sent back to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to be reconsidered after the Trump administration rescinded the U.S. Department of Education’s Obama-era guidance […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Report: Minority students overlooked in gifted identification process

November 27, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Since identifying gifted students is not federally regulated by the U.S. Department of Education​, identification often varies widely between states and even districts. Nationally, 3.3 million students were identified as gifted in 2016, however, that number is missing an estimated […]