Entries by Kristen

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 […]

Rethinking STEM Preparation from Educator to Student

By Kellie Lauth and Melissa Risteff, Getting Smart STEM and Computer Science (CS) jobs are among the fastest-growing in the nation, accounting for more than 50% of major industry employment opportunities. Yet in 2015, STEM job postings outnumbered unemployed STEM workers by a factor of almost 17 to one. In 2016, a Gallup/Google study reported that less than 40% of […]

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 […]

Calling Louisiana to boost state’s trained workforce

By Holly Duchmann, Greater Baton Rouge Business Report It was a trip to a local community college during her junior year of high school that sparked Kassy Giroir’s drive to pursue a career in the chemical industry. “That’s when I met a female—she used to be an operator,” Giroir, donned in her embroidered ruby red Shell jumpsuit, […]

ExcEL Leadership Academy Partners with BloomBoard to Offer Micro-credential-Based Professional Learning for Teachers of English Learners

Today, one of every 10 students is an English Learner. That means most classroom teachers are or will be working with English learner students. However, the majority of those teachers will tell you they are underprepared and lack confidence in their ability to work with these students or connect with them and their families. A […]

Does Gen Z Need a Bachelor’s Degree?

By Kayla Kibbe, InsideHook As massive amounts of student debt and poor employment prospects continue to paint the traditional, four-year college education in an increasingly unattractive light, experts suspect Gen Z’s growing population of high school grads may begin to pursue a different post-secondary path than the indebted millennials before them. According to Harvard Business Review‘s Ryan Craig, […]