The free virtual advising program CollegePoint can have some effect on where students go to college, according to two studies. Research shows the program, started by Bloomberg Philanthropies and America Achieves, can help direct slightly more students to institutions that are more selective and to those with higher graduation rates.
Several suicides among students and staff led a Kansas school district to seek ways to support mental health and remove the stigma that often surrounds it. In this blog post, Jessica Dain, assistant superintendent of support services at Olathe Public Schools, shares how her district changed its culture with a heavy focus on data.
There are several benefits to online learning, according to Tracy Arnold, secondary school vice principal at Istanbul International Community School. In this blog post, she shares how the online coursework helps students develop soft skills, helps students recover from low grades and more.
A school district in Illinois continues to recover from a ransomware attack that occurred during the first days of the school year. Included in its recovery plans is a mandatory security awareness training for staff offered by an outside vendor.
More than 260 million children worldwide lack access to basic education, according to a report from the Gates Foundation released today. Bill Gates says that the solution to closing literacy gaps is more primary-school teachers, small class sizes and teachers who are paid and come to work.
Researchers continue to consider the reasons children bully their peers, increasingly finding that there is more than just one type of bully. The stereotype that all bullies are aggressive with self-esteem issues is too simplistic, researchers say, and that the mentality of bullying is much more complex.
Chisholm Middle School in Enid, Okla., brought in local police Sgt. Nick John to talk to students about how to be safe on social media. John also walked students through a new state law that bars making threats online or via messaging and urged students to think before they post.
The role of school librarians has changed, and librarians in some Oregon schools now are teaching technology, digital citizenship and more. The state requires that school librarians also have a teaching license, a requirement that Debbie Levy, a certified librarian in the Eugene School District, says essentially led her to earn two master's degrees to work as a school librarian.
A new, free esports curriculum now is available from the High School Esports League. The curriculum, supported by Microsoft, includes an overview of esports gaming, full lesson plans, as well as a focus on careers in the gaming field.
A new study published by the Brookings Institution found that bachelor's degree completion rates increased by 3 percentage points when tuition was waived at four-year public colleges and universities for students from families making less than $60,000 per year. The data also shows that while tuition-free policies at community colleges increased enrollment, graduation rates did not rise.
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