Entries by Kristen

Austin Chamber To Stage ‘Stage Of Education’ Event

The State of Education event at the Hilton Austin hotel on Thursday will explore how businesses help students prepare for the future. By Tony Cantu, Patch The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce will honor the Superintendent of the Year and recipients of its Business Champions in Education awards and District Awards for Educational Excellence this week. The State of Education event […]

Should Skills Training Replace Higher Education?

By Tom Vander Ark, Forbes With $1.5 trillion in college debt weighing down the economic trajectories of young Americans, many high school students and their families are considering career pathways over traditional liberal arts education. In response to widespread criticism and shrinking enrollments, retired Indiana University professor George Kuh said, “privileging short-term job training over demanding […]

Elevating Student Voice in Education

By Meg Benner, Catherine Brown, and Ashley Jeffrey Center for American Progress Introduction and summary Students have the greatest stake in their education but little to no say in how it is delivered. This lack of agency represents a lost opportunity to accelerate learning and prepare students for a world in which taking initiative and […]

In 20 years, Austin’s population will be 4.5M. Here’s what Austin will look like

By Terri Gruca, KVUE Every 20 years Austin’s population has doubled. That’s why KVUE started a series titled, “Boomtown 2040,” a campaign dedicated to reporting on the opportunities and the challenges of Austin’s growth. In the month of November, KVUE begins “Boomtown 2040 – Tomorrow’s ATX.” Over the next few weeks, KVUE will take a deep dive into […]

Hispanic Education Summit focuses on college completion

By Isa Torres, Baptist Standard Church leaders and evangelical university administrators at the National Hispanic Education Summit celebrated accomplishments and shared ideas they hope to see achieved in the future. Dallas Baptist University hosted the Faith Education Coalition-sponsored event. Related problems explored Major issues discussed at the summit included retention of Hispanic college students. Although […]

Department of Education launches high school fifth-year pilot program

The Louisiana Department of Education is seeking applications from school systems, colleges and businesses to test a new pilot program called “Extension Academy,” aimed at reducing student debt and helping high school graduates get jobs. The department is billing the program as “an alternative graduation model” where certain students would participate in what is essentially a fifth […]

My Turn: Daniel J. McKee: Close the parent information gap

By Daniel J. McKee, Providence Journal Rhode Island must close the parent information gap if we want to close the student achievement gap. Every parent, no matter their zip code or socioeconomic status, wants their child to have the best education possible. If parents know that their child’s school is letting them down, they will […]

OpenLearning to list on ASX

By David Braue, Online education provider OpenLearning will leverage the proceeds of a planned $6m ASX listing to continue expanding the portfolio of courses it delivers on behalf of a growing range of university and professional-services partners. Founded in 2012, the Sydney-based company has enjoyed strong success supporting online learning efforts by universities, private training providers and […]

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Backs Teacher-Directed Professional Learning with DonorsChoose

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced a $1.2 million grant to DonorsChoose designed to empower teachers through the funding of professional learning projects that reflect the diversity – and aspirations – of classroom teachers nationwide. The grant automatically funds nearly 700 professional development projects that 600 teachers across 36 states have identified for their own continued learning. Secondly, the grant also […]