Students with special needs from one Florida school district are earning credit for their summer internships through the Educational Pathways program. Students are learning office skills, practicing job-interview techniques and working in teams, program leaders say.
School districts across the country are using machine translation, human translation or some combination of both to help bridge the barriers for English-language learners. Some districts are using Google's Website Translator plug-in, while others have adopted mobile apps such as TalkingPoints.
There are five practical ways that teachers can use to help students improve learning and promote long-term success, assert co-authors Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers. In this blog post, they share several strategies, including taking brain breaks and teaching students how to test themselves.
K-12 schools and community colleges in California will receive $3.1 billion more in state funding under a budget signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The budget also increases legislative oversight of the University of California president's budget and adds more spaces for both undergraduate and graduate students in the university system.
More students in New York City are enrolling in college, but a report finds that many lower-income students are dropping out. The report from the Research Alliance for New York City Schools points to life challenges, the overwhelming costs of college and a lack of academic preparation as possible reasons for this trend.
Teen boys and girls experienced similar frequencies of digital dating abuse, but girls had increased odds of experiencing digital sexual coercion and expressing negative emotional responses, according to a study in the Journal of Adolescence. The findings were based on 2013-14 survey data involving 703 high-school students.
More than 175 top colleges and universities, including Harvard, Boston College and MIT, are considering proof of "ethical engagement" in applications, along with exam results, for some students. The goal of Making Caring Common, a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is to increase diversity at elite institutions, writes Jake Murray, faculty director for professional education at Boston University's School of Education.
A report shows California high-school students in three regions in the state need more support, both financially and academically, to enroll and graduate from college and boost the state's workforce. The report notes that funds are needed to expand satellite campuses and initiatives to improve transfer rates.
Salaries for presidents of US public colleges and universities increased by 5.3% in 2016, according to data from The Chronicle for Higher Education. The highest-paid president was Michael Crow from Arizona State University whose compensation totaled almost $1.6 million last year, the data show.
College and university media professionals should tailor their message and cultivate relationships with minority media outlets to reach prospective minority students, panelists said this week at the College Media Conference. Stories should highlight human interest and be tied to larger issues to be relevant, advised Jamal Watson, executive editor of "Diverse: Issues in Higher Education."