According to Jobs for the Future, more than 75,000 high schoolers nationwide are participating in early college programs, most from underserved populations, taking courses along with their high school classes.
Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, indicates a resurgence of ability grouping, from 28% in 1998 to 71% in 2009. This may be cheating the lower-grouped students.
The April-May issue of the Philadelphia Public School Notebook shows graphically where there are large numbers of high school dropouts – in North Philadelphia, in South Philadelphia and a small part of 19127.
Sleep is critical to brain development, memory function, and cognitive skills and discussions have been held for years about sleep-deprived teens and the effect it has on their schooling.
April is National Poetry Month and I generally find a favorite. This time it’s Karol Wasylyshyn.
Because knowledge is available on the Internet, what you need to know matters far less than what you can do with what you know; the ability to innovate, to solve problems, the need for critical thinking, communication and collaboration.
“Gender, Debt and Dropping Out,’’ an article in Gender & Society explores the effect of student loan debt on the probability of graduation for women and men and how dropping out of college affects short and long term earning potential.
Bernie Williams, four-time World Series Champion, has become an ambassador for music education. Now a jazz guitarist, Williams, who learned to play at a performing arts magnet school, is on Capitol Hill lobbying for support and funding.
Dr. Tony Rostain, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, is teaching an online course on ADHD through Coursera. It’s free. Learn more about it here.
A special education teacher at Kennedy High School in Silver Spring, Maryland, dreamed up Cava Java, a coffee house as a teaching experience for her students. Starbucks beware!
With families struggling with college costs and concern about the potential payoff of a degree, student enrollment has dropped and a growing number of colleges are adjusting their marketing strategies to attract students.
A recent study by the Bush Institute found that states have little or no information on how principals are prepared, licensed, supported and evaluated.
In 2001 Regents College, renamed Excelsior, began issuing associate degrees based on competency as a way for veterans, homemakers and others to get credit for prior learning. Now there are 20 public and private institutions developing or delivering such programs.
Philadelphia’s school spring break is just around the corner and middle and high school kids needn’t scramble to find fun and interesting activities. PhillyGoes2College.com has just the ticket for ‘students with a goal’.
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