The Future Of Technology In Education

The Future Of Technology In Education

            The U.S. Department of Education released its New Education Technology Plan May 5th, 2010, noting its strong intentions to implement more technological advances in k-12 classrooms, according to an article in District Administration.             The suggested plan includes heavy use of mobile devices, increasing digital usage and content, and social networking for more communication. It is still unsure exactly how schools will use these measures to foster education. The uses will vary from school-to-school.   &nb ... Read More About The Future Of Technology In Education

Interest Rises In Clean Energy Careers

Interest Rises In Clean Energy Careers

Global warming and other climate/energy concerns have sparked a sharp interest in many college students, leading them to pursue careers in these fields, according to an article in The Los Angeles Times.             Educators are suggesting that there will be an increasing number of jobs in this market in years to come. Educators also noted that students are pursuing science and engineering studies to fulfill these jobs.             The rising interest is so recent that most colleges have not been able to clearly document the latest n ... Read More About Interest Rises In Clean Energy Careers

For Profit Colleges

For Profit Colleges

            Most students who attend for-profit colleges are forced to take out much larger loans and accumulate more debt than students who attend non-profit colleges, according to an ." rel="nofollow">article in The Washington Post.             The article cited a study completed by the College Board. The study used the 2007-2008 college school year. It found that 53% of students who attend for-profit colleges accumulated at least $30,500 in debt. Only 24% of students who attend non-profit colleges and 12% of students in public coll ... Read More About For Profit Colleges

Regulating Unpaid Internships

Regulating Unpaid Internships

            Federal and state regulators are becoming increasingly concerned with employers exploiting college students through unpaid internships, as a means for free labor, according to a New York Times article.             There has been a sharp increase in unpaid internships because of the recent economic recession. Many employers have been forced to make cuts. They have been picking up the slack and cutting costs by hiring unpaid interns. Also, there is a strong desire for many college students to pursue unpaid internships to enh ... Read More About Regulating Unpaid Internships

Massive Teacher Layoffs Imminent

Massive Teacher Layoffs Imminent

The ripple effects of the economic recession are continuing to surge through education as many public high schools are preparing to layoff tens of thousands of teachers nationwide, according to a recent article from The Washington Post.             These layoffs will result in larger class sizes and some schools will be forced to cut certain programs and classes. California, Illinois, Michigan, New York and New Jersey are likely to be hit the hardest with the most faculty layoffs.             Congress is currently considering impleme ... Read More About Massive Teacher Layoffs Imminent