(ATLANTA, Ga) — The classroom has entered a new chapter in learning and research. Technology in your child’s classroom has begun a new phase acroos America as teachers encourage students to bring their personal technology devices to school to broaden their education. Computer laptops, iPads and Internet driven cellular phones — once shunned [...]
As a recent graduate with a master’s degree in secondary education, I was excited to join the job force and have my own classroom. I dreamt of sleepless nights typing lesson plans and coming up with creative ways to teach my students. I mean that is what all of us go to school [...]
For the sixth night in a row citizens of Chile have stood on their balconies and strolled their neighborhoods with a pot and a spoon to “bang out” their support for the students and teachers who are protesting for reform of the educational system in Chile. Today a purported 150,000 marched in downtown Santiago. Private [...]
Protests and police response, day and night in Santiago. People are protesting for free and universal education. Chile has one of the worst records in the world for access to quality education.
While the benefits of a college education in lifetime earnings are well documented, a new study looks at the value of your major and the career for which it prepares you.
A wildfire broke out less than a mile from the Center for Animal Research and Education threatening the lives of over 50 big cats to include lions, tigers, leopards, and cougars. Local fire departments were able to stop the flames 100ft from the cat enclosures. Full videos at the following links- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEvjFgCAWrI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glIEYgfQY48 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtSGvlkKJ3Y
Call it credentials inflation. A four-year degree may not cut it anymore.
A recent Times article on the conflicting incentives at work in legal education inspired responses across the Web.
Lower tuition fees, a more liberal visa policy and decent job prospects are making Canada an increasingly popular higher-education destination.
Vocational training can help workers who have lost what were once steady blue-collar jobs.
Just one-in-ten Hispanic high school drop-outs has a General Educational Development (GED) credential, widely regarded as the best “second chance” pathway to college, vocational training and military service for adults who do not graduate high school. By contrast, two-in-ten black high school drop-outs and three-in-ten white high school drop-outs has a GED. Hispanics have a [...]
Most of what the public learns about Hispanics comes not through focused coverage of the life and times of the nation’s largest minority group but through event-driven news stories in which Hispanics are one of many elements. According to a media content analysis done jointly by the Project for Excellence in Journalism and the Pew [...]
Young Latino adults in the United States are more likely to be in school or the work force now than their counterparts were in previous generations. In 1970, 77% of Hispanics ages 16 to 251 were either working, going to school or serving in the military; by 2007, 86% of Latinos in this coming-of-age group [...]
Nearly nine-in-ten (89%) Latino young adults ages 16 to 25 say that a college education is important for success in life, yet only about half that number-48%-say that they themselves plan to get a college degree, according to a new national survey of 2,012 Latinos ages 16 and older by the Pew Hispanic Center conducted [...]
The student population of America’s suburban public schools has shot up by 3.4 million in the past decade and a half, and virtually all of this increase (99%) has been due to the enrollment of new Latino, black, and Asian students. Suburban school districts in 2007 educated a student population that was 41.4% non-white, up [...]
The number of Hispanic students in the nation’s public schools nearly doubled from 1990 to 2006, accounting for 60% of the total growth in public school enrollments over that period. Strong growth in Hispanic enrollment is expected to continue for decades, according to a recently released U.S. Census Bureau population projection. In 2050, there will [...]