A Colorado school district is working to expand its career and technical education offerings, in part, by adding programs and courses and helping more students earn workplace certifications. Plans call for 10 career academies and a more robust pathway to college and career beginning in eighth grade.
Climate change expected to occur by 2050 will make several locations where the Winter Olympics have previously been hosted too warm to do so again, research shows. The research, led by geography professor Daniel Scott, was first released in 2014 and has been updated to account for this year's Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and the 2022 games in Beijing.
Streets and schools named in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. are physical markers that serve as memorials to the man, said Derek Alderman, president of AAG. "You are dealing with institutions ... that are very close and intimate to one's identity and one's sense of place," he said. "And that sense of place is important for how we order ourselves, and how we see ourselves fitting into the world."
Students may be more likely to excel when they see relevance in learning, according to researchers with the Motivate Lab at the University of Virginia. The researchers have developed strategies to help students connect learning to personal meaning and relevance.
More college and university departments are using video technology such as Skype to conduct first-round interviews of doctoral graduates for faculty jobs. Some associations, such as the Modern Language Association, are encouraging more video interviews, recognizing that travel expenses could be a disadvantage for some qualified candidates.
Integrating social media into classroom lessons can help to support authentic learning, says fourth-grade teacher Chrissy Romano-Arrabito. In a recent interview, she shared her advice for teachers interested in experimenting with social media and authentic learning.
College and university fundraisers can improve their success by using data and analytics technology to better identify potential donors, writes Caryn Stein, vice president of marketing at Ruffalo Noel Levitz. The use of such data can save time, Stein notes in this commentary, but it also can help gift officers personalize their approach and prioritize who to visit.
School leaders can benefit from engaging in mindfulness, writes Lisa Gonzales, president of the Association of California School Administrators. In this commentary, she shares how several school leaders practice mindfulness, including assistant principal Eli Holm, who says music is his path to stress-relief and mindfulness.
Researchers found that only 49% of states required school-age children to undergo comprehensive health examinations to evaluate health barriers to learning -- such as hearing and vision problems, lead poisoning, mental health and behavioral problems, persistent hunger, dental pain and uncontrolled asthma. Only 13 states required the completion of student health forms. The findings in PLOS ONE also showed that almost 42 million or 57% of US youths were in states that received a D or F grade in HBL testing.
Thirty-one colleges and universities have announced they will use the financial-aid calculator MyinTuition. The calculator is designed to help families better understand whether they can afford the school's tuition.