Citing the growing crisis in student loan debt, and with college costs rising faster than grants and aid, President Obama last week proposed a plan design to put a lid on rising tuition costs by tying US federal student aid to college performance.
The Next Generation Science Standards for Today’s Students and Tomorrow’s Workforce (NGSS) released this April are already being approved for adoption at the state level. Five states—Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Rhode Island and Vermont—have already approved the new standards. They are under consideration or pending consideration in California, Florida, Maine, Michigan and Washington.
An education company in Britain, QS, annually publishes a report that ranks 400 top colleges and universities worldwide by thirty specific majors or courses of study.
This week South Korea faced an academic scandal that put it in the global spotlight, as the SAT exams for the entire country were cancelled after allegations of widespread cheating came to light.
President Obama’s 2014 proposed federal budget reflects his long-standing advocacy for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. The new budget creates a STEM Master Teaching Corps, while also giving science research institutions an explicit role in directing public school curricula.
US President Barak Obama’s 2014 budget proposal asks for an “historic investment” in early learning opportunities. President Obama is being applauded for taking a bold step towards removing stumbling blocks that low-income children and other vulnerable preschoolers often face on the path towards success in school.
By linking students” coursework to their identities, Signature Track provides a way to show achievement and share course records with employers, schools, or whomever you choose.
The trend in classroom tech over the past decade, of course, has been towards “broadening adoption and deeper integration” of digital media across all age groups…