Morning Announcements: November 2, 2010
November 02, 2010 04:32 pm
The Harvard Review examines how U.S. high schools can help students be prepared to succeed in college: “As Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and the former governor of West Virginia, told the HPR, college preparedness boils down to the Three A’s: academic preparation, attitude, and assets. Wise defines the first as basic reading, writing, researching, and critical thinking skills; the second means appreciating the importance of college; the third means ensuring an adequate college funding plan. While Wise considers all the A’s to be prerequisites for higher education, most public policy has only focused on the first.”
Nearly 40 percent of Arkansas’ 1,075 public schools have failed to meet minimum achievement requirements on state exams for at least two years according to the Northwest Arkansas Times.
In an op-ed in the Star Advertiser, President of the University of Hawaii M.R.C. Greenwood writes about how the schools is working to provide its students a variety of pathways to earning a degree or certificate.
A story in the Kansas City Star examines the push for math, science education stumbles amid beleaguered districts’ pressures in the state.
The Star-Ledger editorial board calls for teacher evaluations to be made public in New Jersey.
In Utah, some school districts are administering tests that adapt to each student’s ability level, deliver immediate results and help teachers identify a student’s strengths and weaknesses, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.