College students this fall likely will save some money on their federal student loans because of declining interest rates.
Starting July 1, the loans that millions of students rely on to finance their higher education hopes will drop by about half of a percentage point. The new rates, calculated by the advocacy group The Institute for College Access & Success, are:
Students of color represent more than half of the United States’ public school population, but their parents are the most underrepresented group of stakeholders in local and national conversations about whether policies and reforms are working for their students.
A panel of experts who engage parents of color on local and national levels shared these and other observations with education reporters in Boston at the Education Writers Association annual national conference. And their message was clear: No longer can these voices be ignored.
Thanks to Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda and two nonprofit groups, thousands of public high school students in New York City are getting access to the hottest ticket in town.
Wayne D’Orio, editor in chief of Scholastic magazine, joins EWA public editor Emily Richmond to discuss an innovative curriculum built around the hip-hop infused musical about the life of Alexander Hamilton, the nation’s first secretary of the treasury. How are teachers using the show as a springboard to connect students to challenging academic content aligned to New York’s Common Core State Standards? Why is the show so popular with Advanced Placement U.S. History classes? And what are some smart story ideas of other pop culture influences being used by teachers to engage kids?
It’s been a month since a proposed textbook for Mexican-American studies courses in Texas spurred widespread controversy over allegations of racism and inaccuracy, and ethnic studies advocates who convened at a 200-person summit in San Antonio Saturday are prepared to fight the book’s presence in the state’s public schools.
The first total solar eclipse to sweep across the entire continental United States in 38 years will occur on August 21, 2017. Don’t expect reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) anytime before then.
The HEA expired at the end of 2013 and it’s likely nothing will happen with it in an election year or soon thereafter, agreed a panel of journalists discussing key higher education issues and the 2016 presidential election, at the Education Writers Association National Seminar in Boston in May.
Kirsten Clark of The Louisville Courier-Journal for EWA
As education becomes increasingly digital, it creates a world of opportunities for students, who can now visit world-famous museums or collaborate with other students without ever leaving the classroom.
But it also creates potential barriers for families lacking access to adequate devices or high-speed internet and can lead to a growing opportunity gap.
When David DesRoches learned in 2013 that a small, wealthy Connecticut town was failing to educate its special-needs children properly, he began some textbook investigative journalism work: filing public records requests, cultivating dozens of sources, and trekking to meeting after meeting. What resulted was one of the most in-depth reporting projects ever on the rights of students with disabilities and the failures of their school districts to respect them.
Participation in the Advanced Placement program has more than doubled over the past decade, with nearly 2.5 million students taking one or more AP exams in 2015. But with that growth has come questions about the push to ramp up the AP presence, especially initiatives that target low-income and minority students.
How well do AP courses prepare students for the rigors of college? And are students who may lack adequate preparation benefiting from the coursework?
For the first time in the nation’s history, students of color outnumber their white peers in public school classrooms. In a new 12-part series for Slate, The Teacher Project at Columbia University explores what that means for students, teachers, schools, and broader communities stretching from Boston to Hawaii.
Sarah Carr, editor of The Teacher Project, talks with EWA public editor Emily Richmond about why terminology matters when reporting on school diversity, the challenge of preparing a largely white, female teacher workforce for working with diverse student populations, and how de facto school segregation continues to influence opportunities and outcomes for kids of color.
As Casey McDermott reports for New Hampshire Public Radio, teachers in the Granite State are increasingly functioning as de facto case managers for vulnerable students. She talks with EWA public editor Emily Richmond about the issues facing youth and their families, ranging from homelessness to food insecurity to substance abuse. The focus on vulnerable students is part of NHPR’s new “State of Democracy” project, examining the real-world implications of policy decisions.
Shannon Gilchrist of The Columbus Dispatch for EWA
Imagine you’re a student: You walk into school and check an electronic board for your name and where you go for the day. At the assigned station, you and a small group of fellow students work with a teacher on algebra, which builds on the lesson you mastered the day before. Then, you take a short quiz that helps to create your class schedule for the next day.
El término “equidad” es usado comúnmente por educadores, legisladores y otros para indicar el concepto de una educación justa o en la que la oportunidad está bien distribuida. Aunque no es fácil de medir, los estudiantes de minoría, los de hogares de pocos ingresos y los que están aprendiendo inglés a menudo enfrentan desigualdad en el salón de clases, como por ejemplo menos maestros de alta calidad, menos recursos, acceso limitado a clases avanzadas y mayor dificultad para obtener un diploma universitario. ¿Qué aspecto tiene la equidad para los casi 13 millones de niños latinos matriculados en las escuelas públicas de EEUU, y para los que están buscando una educación postsecundaria?
Te invitamos a la tercera conferencia anual de la EWA para miembros de la prensa y los medios de comunicación en español el 2-3 de agosto en Washington, D.C., cuando tendremos un día y medio de conferencias enfocadas en la equidad educativa. Los asistentes aprenderán de investigadores, educadores, compañeros periodistas y otros expertos sobre temas como segregación, finanzas de las escuelas chárter, la brecha entre el maestro y el estudiante para los latinos, exámenes estandarizados y la educación de los estudiantes inmigrantes. Las sesiones de estos temas y otros también incluirán ideas para reportajes sobre lo último en la educación tomando en cuenta una audiencia latina.
Thursday June 16, 2016, Seattle, WA – There’s ample incendiary debate over student discipline these days, with plenty of finger pointing aimed at “no excuses” charter schools that suspend or expel students at very high rates. But productive solutions that don’t single out charter schools or impose ineffective requirements have been scarce.
A new report released today by the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell profiles two leading efforts to bring consistency and fairness to both district and charter school discipline practices.
Attend the premier convening of the global literacy community where thousands will gather to hear from celebrity speakers and authors and get the latest on literacy research, 21st-century teaching, standards for literacy professionals, and the implementation on ESSA.
North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC, the public radio station licensed to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is hiring an Education Reporter.
The Education Reporter covers breaking and enterprise stories with in-depth features, quick turn-around spot news, and reporter debriefs. One of the reporter’s first projects will be a series on equity issues in education across North Carolina. Additional duties may include substitute on-air hosting.
The Education Reporter reports to the Managing Editor. The position is based at the station’s downtown Durham office.