European eels are still spawning over a wide area, even though their numbers are dropping, according to findings published in Biology Letters. The eels drop their eggs over a 2,000 kilometer-wide expanse of the Sargasso Sea, researchers say.
Nimet Eren, principal of Kensington Health Sciences Academy in Philadelphia, has improved the climate, academics and attendance at the high school since moving into the job in 2017. Eren, winner of the 2019 Lindback Distinguished Principal Award, says she makes it a point to celebrate student accomplishments, adding "party planner" to her role.
Girls who take math and science classes with high-achieving boys may lose confidence in their abilities and may be less likely to earn a bachelor's degree, according to a study. Girls struggling in those areas who study with high-achieving girls, however, are more likely to go on to earn a four-year degree, their data show.
The private Gateway Academy in Houston serves students with autism, learning disabilities and other special needs in a setting where they can be themselves but have ready access to academic and emotional support. The school aims to prepare students for jobs or higher education with specialized pathways tailored to their needs, abilities and goals.
Hiring managers appreciate the time taken to make cover letters connect with them and the company, writes Stephanie Vozza. Job seekers should address letters to a hiring manager by name and quickly draw the reader into the copy by describing how their experience relates to the company's mission, Vozza suggests.
Students studying to be teachers at Ohio University are gaining classroom experience through the Patton College of Education's 12 collaborative partnerships with six school districts. The program allows some districts to offer programs, including literacy programs, they otherwise could not afford.
A Texas school district is asking for parents to help them curb threats made via social media following an online threat made against a high school. Superintendent Kent Scribner, in a letter to parents, writes that such threats are a crime and will be prosecuted as such.
As the number of undergraduates declines, some colleges and universities are adding more graduate programs where enrollment numbers are climbing. The strategy can help schools improve their bottom line, but some experts say the extra degree can result in more debt for students without the guarantee of a better job.
A study shows an increase in the availability of federal Grad PLUS loans in 2006 did not drive up the cost of tuition at business and medical schools. Researchers note, however, that more selective business schools were more likely to raise their tuition over the years than less-selective schools.
Women made up 47% of the lowest-paid dean positions in 2018-19, with only 20% of the five highest-paid dean positions being occupied by women, according to a report from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. The data also show the highest annual raises went to administrators, including chief financial officers and provosts.