The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation plans to invest $1.7 billion in partnering with networks of schools. The initiative, announced Thursday, will invest in schools that are developing and testing new approaches to teaching and learning.
About 4% of students say they expect to work in the teaching profession, according to an analysis of 2006 Program for International Student Assessment survey data of 15-year-old students in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries. Data show that in most OECD countries, students who have strong math skills are less likely to want to become teachers.
Students from an Alabama high school are engaged in a three-year project recording the state's civil rights history. The project, aided by a grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation in Birmingham, will involve 144 students who will focus their attention on desegregation of education.
Coping with the expectations of middle school is challenging for many students, but educators can help students and their families adjust, writes educator Heather Wolpert-Gawron in this blog post. She shares tips for teachers on how to guide students and parents through the transition.
Google recently hosted a design-thinking professional development opportunity for school leaders in Georgia. The tech firm's efforts include helping school leaders foster a culture of innovation to solve problems and adopt some of Google's own strategies, including giving associates 20% of their time to work on passion projects.
Dual-enrollment programs and programs that help prepare students for college and career are considered by US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to be measures that support school choice -- one of her key initiatives. That could mean such programs would benefit from a portion of about $700 million in federal grants earmarked for DeVos' top priorities.
The EMBA-Global Asia program run by Columbia Business School, London Business School and the University of Hong Kong took second place for the first time in Financial Times rankings.
A temporary restraining order was issued this week by a federal judge in Hawaii preventing implementation of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban. The judge specifically noted the ban's potential harm to the University of Hawaii, which has students and faculty members from some of the designated countries.
Michigan is recruiting high-school students to start on the path to a career in the skilled trades through Michigan Advanced Technician Training, an outreach campaign. Students who join the apprenticeship program receive free tuition and earn a salary.
Colorado high-school principal Kevin Denton says he brings a "four-L" philosophy to his job: to listen, to learn, to lighten the load and to lead with integrity. Denton says he's committed to bringing innovation to his new school and will pursue a whole child strategy with students.
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