South Korea’s kids rank number 2 in the world in reading. An article in The Wall Street Journal explains the hagwon system of after-hours classes which 3 out of 4 kids attend.
Mark Kantrowitz says he knows everything about financing college and he’s got more than enough references to prove it.
Sean Covey’s book, The Six Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make, promotes down to earth discussions that resonant with kids.
Specialized Education Services, a 56-school network in 12 states, helps students with behavioral and learning disabilities transition to work or college.
As part of its recruiting efforts, the Air Force is announcing a new a digital program, Air Force Collaboratory, challenging young people to develop technological solutions.
Commercial publishers are not only battling for a greater textbook market share, they are also battling a growing market of open educational resources.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson is known for his short verses and is the ninth most quoted author in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.
The enrollment boom for American colleges is over, with a 2% drop in enrollment in 2012-13 and more expected except for for-profit and community colleges.
The Washington Post reports that 23% of those with cognitive disabilities are employed, and Wildflour, in Chantilly, VA, is a wonderful model for others.
Just as public schools are making changes due to demographics and funding, higher education is undergoing change as well.
Learning to speak so that one can navigate the city, apply for a job or inquire about schools for their kids can be a great hurdle. A program at the Philadelphia Free Library can help.
For a broad view of our troubles in education, read The New York Times editorial “The Trouble With Testing Mania.”
With Philadelphia having the highest poverty of the ten largest cities in the nation, volunteers are needed – and doing so can make a difference for both the giver and the receiver.
College Board has specifically targeted smart but poor high school students with a mailing meant to help them apply to any of 8 schools. The response was tremendous.
Being able to access newly available date on transfer and part time students, as well as graduation rates, will show an accurate picture of student success.