05 juillet 2016

Personalized learning: Trendy and true

By Saro Mohammed. Personalized learning practices are increasingly being used in a variety of K-12 settings. These include public, private, and charter schools; at elementary, middle, and high school levels; in many content areas—including core subjects like reading, English language arts, math, and writing; and with students from various backgrounds. More...

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7 findings that illustrate racial disparities in education

By Liz Sablich. On Wednesday, June 8, the Brown Center is hosting a public event about racial inequities in education. An esteemed group of community leaders and education experts will gather to discuss how race and income level factor into education opportunities in present-day America, and why, in an age when the national dialogue routinely does focus on issues of racial inequality, isn’t education a bigger part of that conversation. More...

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Brexit: What will it mean for universities, students and academics?

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwBy. A week has now passed since the vote that divided the electorate and sent shockwaves through the political establishment. Among the many sectors that are coming to terms with the consequences – seeking answers and assurances – higher education has much at stake. More...

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Mindsets for the 21st century and beyond

By Carol Dweck. The world is morphing into a place that no one can foresee. How can we prepare students to live and work in that place? 
Not long ago, people could learn job skills and use them indefinitely, but now jobs and skill sets are becoming obsolete at an alarming rate. More...

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In Vergara, low-income students pay...one way or another

By Thomas J. Kane. In April, the California Court of Appeal overturned the trial court’s ruling in Vergara v. California[i], in which a group of families had challenged the constitutionality of state laws governing teacher tenure. More...

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Wrap-around cost estimates for wrap-around services

By . Recently, interest in the barriers impeding a child’s success in the classroom reached a national scale with the passage of ESSA including funding support for programs that provide student services, wrap-around services, and services provided by organizations in the community. More...

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Deema Bibi discusses how INJAZ partners with the private sector to help bridge the skills gap for Jordanian youth

By . As part of our Millions Learning video series, we learn about INJAZ, one of the 14 case studies explored in the Millions Learning report. INJAZ, an independent Jordanian nonprofit, provides youth from grade 7 to university level with workforce readiness and entrepreneurial education to prepare them for changes in the labor market. More...

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The role of universities is changing - we can't just focus on academia

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBySteve West. A new wave of students will be graduating over the next few weeks. They’ll be attending award ceremonies knowing they face a challenging future, entering the workplace at a time of turmoil and upheaval. More...

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Five Critical Elements to Developing Effective Educational Programs for Working Adults

The EvoLLLutionBy Elizabeth Matthews - EvoLLLution. Designing effective programs for working adults requires institutions to tailor offerings, credentialing and support to meet the unique and specific needs of the demographic.
Working adults continue to encompass a significant share of the college student demographic. Working students often juggle family and personal responsibilities while attaining higher education. Fortunately, many colleges and universities are committed to increasing college access to wider ranges of prospective students via offering flexible course scheduling, online courses and programs as well as alternative methods of earning college credit. More...

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The Potential for Stackable Credentials: In The Trenches

The EvoLLLutionBy John Bowers - EvoLLLution. Stackable credentials have transformed the way some institutions look at workforce preparation and program design, but more needs to change at the four-year and governmental level for this programs to be truly impactful. More...

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