By Laura Fay, LA School Report Who should own education data? If you ask the Data Quality Campaign’s Brennan McMahon Parton, it’s the community — students and their families have the right to know how their schools are doing for all students, she says. But some states are making that pretty difficult. That’s why her […]
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By Farah Stockman, New York Times The offer of a new life arrived in the mail for the son of a laid-off steelworker: a scholarship to St. Louis University, where he dreamed of studying computer science. But Tyler Holdener’s excitement quickly curdled into anxiety after he realized he would have to borrow nearly $14,000 a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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