School leaders are turning to programs and incentives to help recruit more bilingual teachers. In Dallas, officials have launched bilingual-educator pathways in high schools, and candidates in Sacramento, Calif., are offered financial incentives, including funds to help pay for their certification.
US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education are facing separate lawsuits filed Thursday regarding their handling of student-loan forgiveness applications. At issue, the lawsuits say, is the department's inaction in handling the claims.
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The average number of applications to the top 10 ranked MBA programs grew 26.9% from 2006 to 2016, with average application numbers rising 11.2% at schools outside the top 10, according to data from U.S. News & World Report. Experts say the increase can be attributed to several factors, including a belief that an MBA offers important financial and career benefits.
MBA programs, such as the one offered at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, teach future leaders how to exhibit "supportive ambition," says Bill Boulding, the school's dean. Boulding, a member of the Graduate Management Admission Council board, says that credible leaders are those who people feel care about them.
MBA program hopefuls can spend their time between application and acceptance preparing for interviews and making contacts at their target schools, writes MBA admissions consultant Stacy Blackman. In this blog post, she also suggests making backup plans should the first-choice school fall through.
Students enrolled in a culinary arts program at a Texas high school are working out of a newly installed professional-style kitchen, part of the school's new dedicated Career and Technical Education wing. Officials say the school's facilities will allow more students to enroll in CTE programs.
Indiana State Board of Education has approved a requirement that students complete a project, work or service-based learning experience and demonstrate college- and career-readiness to graduate from high school. Officials at one high school say their decision to continue to offer career and technical education courses several years ago puts them on track to meet those standards.
Central Community College-Columbus in Nebraska has launched a pilot program aimed at introducing more high-school students to mechatronics. Students enrolled in principles of technology, physics and science research classes have spent time working with equipment in the college's lab.