Colorado elementary-school principal Karen Shaw says her day is not complete until she visits every classroom as part of her commitment to the success of students and her faculty. In this Q&A, Shaw -- who was the state's 2016 National Distinguished Principal -- shares some of her experiences and strategies for getting to know students.
An Alabama school district is developing a self-contained program for students with special needs and behavioral issues. The district has equipped a classroom with sensory and other tools, and appointed a special-education teacher who is a certified Managing Crisis Safely instructor to lead the classroom.
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.
A bipartisan Senate bill introduced this week would require colleges to send detailed letters to students about their loan debt and projected repayment amounts. Co-sponsor Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., says the Empowering Student Borrowers Act would help students "be fully aware of the financial obligations they are taking on."
The vote by the Federal Communications Commission this week to scrap net neutrality rules will have a negative effect on "students, research, and faculty at America's private colleges and universities," said Jody Feder of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. A number of other higher-education association leaders also expressed disappointment over the vote.
GMAC research shows that international candidate preference for the U.S. as their study destination has stayed below the previous five-year average since the election. Download the full one-pager for more details.
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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.