05 avril 2014

Higher Education Not Serving National Purpose, Says Cornell Professor

By . In a new book, “Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream,” Cornell University professor Suzanne Mettler wrote that although the United States used to be the world leader in higher education with respect to graduation rates and lower- and middle-income student access, that’s no longer true. More...

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Performance funding for higher education moves forward

By Rudi Keller. A proposal to substitute performance measures for political power in the distribution of higher education funds moved a step closer to becoming law Tuesday with a quick and friendly hearing in the House Higher Education Committee. There are unresolved issues on the proposal, which has passed with variations in both chambers. The committee held a hearing on the Senate version, sponsored by Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, which excludes community colleges from the performance distribution and requires legislative review of changes in the performance standards. More...

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Social Media Vital to Professional Development

The EvoLLLutionBy . Formal degree and training programs provide the foundation for our career paths, but long-term professional success depends largely on the quality of our personal learning networks (PLNs). We all have basic PLNs, whether or not we recognize them as such. They typically encompass a diverse set of relationships that provide information, understanding and context for personal and professional development questions. More...

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Special higher education funding gets approval, but also questions

By Julia O'Donoghue. Louisiana lawmakers gave Gov. Bobby Jindal's $40 million workforce incentive program preliminary approval Monday. But first they had some questions about whether this type of investment has produced results for Louisiana. House Speaker Chuck Kleckley, R-Lake Charles, is carrying the bill that would form the Workforce and Innovation for a Stronger Economy fund, referred to as the WISE fund. The program would direct $40 million into higher education programs for job training in fields like engineering, science and technology. More...

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University Success Rates Hold Lessons For Private Schools

By Nick Morrison. News that pupils at publicly-funded schools outperform their fee-paying peers at university has prompted calls for higher education to review its admission policies. But the real story could be the lessons university success rates hold for private schools. More...

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The Thorny Politics of Higher Education Reform

By Andrew Kelly. Last week I wrote about the “college conundrum” and the opportunity it presents for conservatives. The basic argument: college is simultaneously more expensive, less valuable, and more important than ever before. What families need is a more robust set of postsecondary options to choose from, meaning we should focus reform energy on the supply-side of higher education. More...

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Plan for state to fund prison college education courses dies in budget talks, Cuomo administration source says

Two weeks after the state DREAM Act failed to pass the Senate, a plan to provide college education courses to prison inmates has also died.
A Cuomo administration source said there was heavy opposition in budget talks within the Legislature to the plan. Senate Republicans widely opposed the measure first proposed by Cuomo several weeks ago at a conference of black, Hispanic and Puerto Rican lawmakers. Read more...

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College graduates not prepared for work

Across the globe, employers are increasingly wrestling with a major issue: young people are graduating from colleges and universities not workforce ready, not prepared to take the jobs for which employers need them.
In a recent survey by The Gallup Organization, 66 percent business leaders "have doubts that higher education institutions in the United States are graduating students who meet their particular businesses' needs". More...

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College degree gender gap widens with younger Gen Xers, study finds

There’s a growing gender gap when it comes to the youngest members of Generation X and college.
A federal survey of about 9,000 young men and women born during the years 1980 to 1984 shows a big disparity when it comes to higher education, with women a third more likely to have received a bachelor's degree by age 27. While it has long been known that women are outpacing men when it comes to pursuing higher education, the extensive study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics highlighted several numbers that show the trend is accelerating. More...

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Track your progress in digital learning

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSUa0Fk_7FQscWtrZHpz8OJg_QGcHVj2y63B7yEHt5K8aA7JDrjTD2O-wTake the Vision K-20 Survey to monitor your school or district’s progress toward digital education goals! All who take this survey are entered to win one of twenty $25 Amazon gift cards. This survey provides all educators (teachers and administrators) with a chance to see how they measure up to national averages and provides SIIA with important data on the state of digital technology in schools. Link: http://siia.net/visionk20/survey.asp. More...

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