May 03, 2017 11:08 am
Undocumented Immigrant Students: Can the Nation Avert an Education, Economic, and Moral Crisis Affecting Millions of Young People?
Imagine waking up to the news that millions of students disappeared overnight. Think of the incalculable cost to the nation of these young people not continuing their education. The patents never filed. The medicines never discovered. The companies never started. The disposable incomes never spent to create more jobs. All the lost human potential, brainpower, and economic contributions that these millions of future wage earners could provide during a time when the nation needs the talents and skills of all its people.
How could this happen, you ask? Already I am hearing reports from principals about the PTA attendance of immigrant families dropping sharply and of parents sending their children to school on alternate days to avoid everyone being picked up in a sweep.
May 08, 2017 01:53 pm
The U.S. high school graduation rate is at an all-time high of 83.2 percent, but for the second straight year, the nation is off pace to meet the 90 percent graduation rate goal by 2020, according to the 2017 Building a Grad Nation report, issued by Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, in partnership with America’s Promise Alliance and the Alliance for Excellent Education.
High School Graduation Rates
May 08, 2017 01:35 pm
First-generation college students Seraiya Wright and Jose Bojorquez helped bring federal policy to life during a Senate briefing on career and technical education (CTE) last week. Seraiya and Jose shared their stories of how college and career pathways can successfully bridge the gap between high school, post-secondary education, and the workforce.
May 05, 2017 02:56 pm
This week’s digest features reflection on “scaling” deeper learning, examines the value and perception of career and technical programs, and highlights an innovative class of students working to help an overfishing problem across the world.
May 04, 2017 12:55 pm
On my first day of teaching in rural Mississippi, I turned on the computer and projector expecting little to go wrong. As students shuffled in, searching for their assigned seats, I realized the internet connection was not working. This was the first but, sadly, not the last time I experienced connectivity issues during my teaching career. More importantly, this problem is not uniquely my own. Throughout the nation, teachers and students struggle with internet connectivity daily. This lack of access to high-quality internet has created a “digital divide” that must be addressed.
April 21, 2017 02:31 pm
In this week’s digest, take a tour of deeper learning then and now, check out next generation learning in Colorado, see how competency-based learning will transform an Illinois school, and find out how states can use the Every Student Succeeds Act to enable deeper learning for all students.
April 18, 2017 11:10 am
The rate at which women enroll in four-year colleges and complete bachelor’s degrees continues to outpace the rate for men. In fact, by 2025 women will represent nearly 60 percent of all university students. Yet despite their growing numbers on college campuses, women remain a small minority among students majoring in physical, engineering, mathematics, and computer (PEMC) sciences. It seems that personal beliefs about their math skills, and not actual math ability, in high school keep young women out of PEMC college classes and careers, according to new research from Florida State University (FSU).
Under Trump and DeVos, Could Time Be Right to Update the Nation’s Career and Technical Education Law?
April 17, 2017 12:03 pm
The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Educational Improvement Act (Perkins), is the nation’s largest federal investment in secondary and postsecondary career and technical education (CTE), but the law hasn’t been updated in over ten years. How are students supposed to get access to high-quality educational programs that prepare them for the jobs of today and tomorrow with a law more than a decade old?
Career & Technical Education
April 07, 2017 02:02 pm
April 07, 2017 01:21 pm
Students in the United States are graduating from high school and completing college at the highest rates in decades. On the surface, these growing education levels seem to offer reason to celebrate. But a closer look reveals a widening income and employment gap between high school graduates and their peers who pursue and complete postsecondary education.
High School Graduation Rates