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Music Matters: New Research Piece Underscores Importance of Music Across the Lifespan
Mounting Evidence Shows Music Education Boosts Student Achievement in Reading and Math; Helps Students Stay in School
WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 22, 2018 - Last week, National Public Radio aired a lengthy feature, “The Surprising Benefit of Moving and Grooving with Your Kid,” highlighting the cognitive benefits for preschoolers and their parents who are exposed to rhythm and melodies.
Behavioral Science Can Help Students Get To and Through College With Nudges, Norms, and New Solutions Guide and Hotline
Student success guide and hotline launch in partnership with Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher college initiative.
NEW YORK, May 2, 2018 — Behavioral science meets college-bound student success in Nudges, Norms, and New Solutions (http://nudge4.ideas42.org) – the all-new, hands-on guide and hotline for educators helping students enter and successfully complete college. The open-source guide and free hotline provide solutions to the hidden barriers preventing students from succeeding beyond high school.
Teachers at Three Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, LA’s Largest Operator of Charters, Choose UTLA as their Union — More Alliance Charter Schools Expected to Follow
“Now it’s our turn.” Support for union was in part inspired by recent protests by educators and recent gains by other California charter school teachers who formed unions.
Los Angeles — A clear majority of the educators at three Alliance College-Ready Public Schools filed cards with the California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB)
WILMINGTON, Del., April 18, 2018—Most young adults in America manage their money closely, according to a newly released paper by Navient for Financial Literacy Month. The special report highlights research from Navient’s national Money Under 35 study on money management and finds that 3 in 4 young adults, ages 22 to 35, always know how much is in their bank account and check their finances before making a purchase.
EVERFI UNVEILS NATIONAL STUDY DEMONSTRATING IMPACT OF ONLINE SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION PROGRAM
EVERFI’s study reveals positive shifts in student attitudes and behaviors related to sexual assault and relationship violence in higher education.
Washington, DC – (April 17, 2018) Today, leading education technology company EVERFI, Inc. shared original research published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Interpersonal Violence on the positive impact of its online sexual assault prevention course for incoming college students. The study was unveiled at a Sexual Assault Symposium in Denver, Colorado.
First-of-its-kind collaboration unveils nationwide earnings of graduates by program of study and institution
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Salary and debt data for graduates of University of Texas institutions – no matter where they live and work – are now available, thanks to a partnership between The University of Texas System and the United States Census Bureau.
The Common Application Welcomes New Members for 2018-2019
Institutions join membership of more than 800 colleges and universities to advance access to higher education for students everywhere
(Arlington, VA – April 10, 2018) – Students applying to college in 2018-2019 will have access to more than 800 diverse colleges and universities through The Common Application, the powerful platform that eases the college application process for more than three million applicants, teachers, and counselors across the United States and around the world every year. The Common Application membership represents institutions from 49 U.S.
EVERFI REVEALS NATIONAL FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE FINDINGS BASED ON SURVEY RESULTS FROM COLLEGE STUDENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY
Three Years After Releasing National Money Matters Report, EVERFI Studies Show Persistent Lack of Financial Skills, Knowledge, and Readiness for Personal Finance Management Among Young Adults
Washington, DC – (April 4, 2018) Today, leading education technology company EVERFI Inc. released new data on college students, revealing their financial knowledge, stress levels, behaviors and perspectives. During the Fall 2017 semester, EVERFI researchers collected survey data from a nationally representative sample of incoming college students, totaling over 104,000 respondents from more than 410 institutions in 44 states.
Turnitin Adding Textbooks from W. W. Norton to Database Giving College Faculty a Way to Compare for Content Matches
Turnitin writing resources help K-12 teachers and faculty in higher education support student writing and originality of thought
OAKLAND, Calif. – March 5, 2018 – Turnitin and W. W. Norton & Company have signed an agreement to supply academic textbook content that has been published by W. W. Norton & Company to the Turnitin database. Turnitin writing resources are used by educators in K-12 and higher education to support writing instruction, receive and grade student papers, and check for original content. Click to Tweet.
Turnitin Announces Development of Solution to Address Contract Cheating in Partnership with Leading Educational Institutions
OAKLAND, Calif; NEWCASTLE, UK; MELBOURNE, AU – February 1, 2018 - One in three college instructors report that their students have submitted papers written by someone else. However, instructors feel they lack the evidence and resources to take action. This survey conducted by Turnitin—a company at the forefront of academic integrity solutions for 20 years—supports the growing concern in academia that custom writing services are increasing the prevalence of “contract cheating” and diminishing the value of higher education.
Georgia Center for Opportunity Invites Lawmakers to Connect with Students as School Choice Bills Press Legislative Action
Atlanta – (Jan. 22, 2018) – As the General Assembly gathers under the Gold Dome, the Georgia Center for Opportunity (GCO) will join lawmakers and students in recognizing National School Choice Week. Taking place between January 21 and January 27, the annual event has been widely regarded for uniting education choice advocates around legislative solutions that would have the clearest impact for Georgia’s students and parents. In honor of the week, GCO is hosting an intimate breakfast program for students and legislators at the capitol building on Tuesday, January 23rd.
The Education Writers Association is delighted to announce the addition of Kim Clark to its staff as an assistant director. Clark, a longtime national journalist most recently with Money Magazine, will play a leading role in directing EWA programming on education beyond high school.
“We are thrilled to have a journalist of Kim’s caliber joining our staff,” said EWA Executive Director Caroline Hendrie. “Her energy and experience will be a huge boon to our efforts to support the important work of our journalist members in newsrooms across the country.”
ATLANTA, GA – As schools across the state are returning to a new school year, Georgia’s legislators are being featured on digital ads because they voted in favor of school choice.
The Society of Professional Journalists, the Education Writers Association, and 28 other journalism and open government organizations sent a letter today to Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) urging the Senate Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on the state of media in the United States.
Race, Ethnicity Seen as Top Priorities for Education Beat Diversity
EWA Members Share Views on Inclusion, Cultural Competencies
In an effort to deepen its understanding of diversity and inclusion issues, the Education Writers Association recently fielded a survey asking journalist members to share their views and experiences. A total of 170 EWA members responded to the survey, although not every respondent answered every question. The findings provide insights into current perceptions and priorities among education reporters, as well as early data to inform discussions by the EWA Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.
Over 14 Million Student Service Hours Managed Through x2VOL from intelliVOL; Official Service Transcript Verifies Hours for National Honor Society, Scholarships and College Applications
Life Without x2VOL is a “Big Mess of Paper”
DALLAS – March 20, 2017 - This spring, high schools across the country will perform their induction ceremony recognizing new members of the National Honor Society (NHS). When these students walk down the graduation aisle with gold cords adorning their gowns, schools using x2VOL will be able to hand them an Official Service Transcript of the hours they have given in community service during high school. These official transcripts are valid for scholarship and college applications.