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Wed, 06/28/2017Opinion & AnalysisA new report from the Research Alliance for New York City Schools provides an in-depth look at high school students' pathways into and through college, revealing large improvements in college access, but also highlighting persistent differences in outcomes for historically underrepresented groups of students. New York City has made dramatic progress reducing high school dropouts and boosting on-time graduation rates, which rose from 47 percent in 2005
Wed, 06/28/2017Opinion & AnalysisBefore he arrived at Wichita State University, Steve Paniagua had never seen a therapist. He’d struggled with depression and suicidal tendencies for years, but his family could never afford treatment. As soon as he got to the Kansas school, Paniagua called the school’s counseling center. He learned that he could meet with a licensed therapist as often as he needed to, free of charge. “For two years,
Thu, 06/29/2017Opinion & AnalysisSabastian Kleis, the son of a waitress from Rust Belt Ohio, was supposed to be the first person in his family to graduate from college. Instead, he dropped out of Kent State University after two years. By most accounts, Kleis, 24, should be flipping burgers. But on a recent afternoon a lumber company was grooming him for a management job. One of the nation’s largest building-supply chains,
Wed, 06/28/2017Top NewsThe lake amphitheater at Meredith College used to be one of the main attractions on campus – a good spot for everything from studying to theater productions. But in March, pipes that regulate the lake level failed, causing it to drain unexpectedly. Now, what was once a scenic spot on campus is a big, muddy hole.
Panelists at Tuesday's Council on Higher Education Accreditation meeting covered a wide range of pressing topics in the industry.
In this series, appropriately titled “Black Boys in Crisis,” I highlight the problems facing black boys in education today, as well as provide clear steps that will lead us out of the crisis. Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), the watermark Supreme Court decision cementing segregation in US law, ushered in a new era of “separate but equal,” which in practice was anything but. The half century between Plessy and Brown
Free parent engagement app ClassTag has added integrated printing in an effort to communicate with parents wherever they happen to be.
Perhaps some edtech companies can get a second life.Back in May 2016, Curriculet, a venture-backed startup that built a student-facing platform with digital books, articles and quizzes, announced that it was shutting its doors. In an interview with EdSurge, CEO Jason Singer spoke honestly with EdSurge editor Tony Wan about Curriculet’s biggest problems: “We had struggled with whether or not we had a viable, vibrant business for the long term.”
Nearly nine in 10 (87 percent) of E-rate applicants say E-rate funds are vital to their internet connectivity goals, according to the initial findings of Funds For Learning's seventh-annual survey.
A Youngstown State University faculty member decided to cancel the course after the institution pro-rated pay by 43% to match the number of students registered.