Real discipline should always be about learning, asserts Jim Dillon, an educator and administrator. In this blog post, he highlights how supportive environments can help facilitate positive progress for students who exhibit behavior issues.
The US Department of Education has broadened the types of civil-rights investigations for which it publicly shares information on its website, but is sharing fewer details about the cases, according to a new analysis. In particular, the analysis says the department is no longer releasing key information on its website about resolved Title IX sexual-violence investigations and enforcement activities.
Project-based learning is helping Maryland teacher Judy Sandler engage her third-grade students in social studies. In this blog post, she describes how a unit on Native Americans has expanded to cover a semester using PBL that addresses such topics as stereotypes and Native American imagery as sports mascots.
The number of 12- to 18-year-olds who report being bullied has declined, according to the federal School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey. Data show 20.8% reported being bulled in 2015, down from 31.7% in 2007.
School leaders in the Office of Equity at the Oakland Unified School District in California are expanding equity initiatives. The district recently started programs for African-American female students, Latino and Latina students and Asian Pacific Islanders.
The Every Student Succeeds Act provides a student-funding pilot that allows participating school districts to tie federal, state and local dollars to individual students. Five districts have applied for the 2018-19 school year pilot.
In her State of the District speech, Mayor Muriel Bowser pledged to focus on rebuilding trust in the school district. "I recognize that there is trust that needs to be rebuilt between our school system and parents, and systems of accountability and oversight that need to be reinforced and reviewed," she said.
The most affordable online MBA program in the US is offered by Mississippi State University at $13,680, while the most expensive program is at Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business, which costs $128,000, according to this analysis. The average tuition of an online MBA among 41 schools included in the analysis was $52,264, the data show.
Internships are a good way for MBA students to show off their leadership and project-management skills, writes Kimberly Whitler, assistant professor at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. In this commentary, she offers seven strategies to make internships successful.
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