Education Funding And Success

Education Funding And Success

Higher spending on public schools does not always translate to success, according to an article in The District Administration.             Politicians and education administrators typically place a high emphasis on spending for schools. When schools lag behind and students are not achieving, the quick fix is always more spending.             In June 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau released education funding per-state and per- student for the 2007-2008 school year. The study discovered that the average spending for an American public st ... Read More About Education Funding And Success

Research Spending Of American Colleges

Research Spending Of American Colleges

Colleges strive to provide students with the latest, most innovative technology and services, funded through research and development spending.             Universities’ research and development spending increased 5.8 percent in 2008, according to the latest National Science Foundation survey, cited by an article in The Washington Post. The private college industry chipped in a relatively small but growing portion of the 5.8 percent.             This has been a continuous trend.  Research and development spending rose 12 p ... Read More About Research Spending Of American Colleges

Increasing College Completion Rates

Increasing College Completion Rates

President Barack Obama is now encouraging adults to go back to college and receive the degrees they never finished, in hopes of America regaining the lead of producing college graduates, according to an article in The Washington Post.             There are an estimated 37 million adults 25-64 who went to college but never graduated.             The Lumina Foundation is leading a four-year $14.8 million project throughout America to encourage adults to receive their degrees. The Lumina Foundation will partner with other organizations ... Read More About Increasing College Completion Rates

Tuition At Foreign Colleges

Tuition At Foreign Colleges

  There are many adjectives people use to describe college: expensive, affordable, appropriate, valuable – to name a few. But, free is rarely one of them.              Free is one of the many appropriate adjectives used to describe the University of Helsinki, located in Finland, according to an article in The US News & World Report. Another adjective is the 75th-best college in the world, well compound adjective.              The University of Helsinki is tuition-free for American students, meaning students will still have to pay for books, re ... Read More About Tuition At Foreign Colleges

Merit Based Teacher Pay

Merit Based Teacher Pay

A recent study concluded that offering teachers performance bonuses does not actually increase students’ achievements, according to an article in The Washington Post.             The study was conducted by the National Center on Performance Incentives at Vanderbilt. The study rewarded Nashville, Tennessee public school math teachers in grades 5 through 8 with $5,000, $10,000 and $15,000 performance bonuses when they reached annual student achievement marks. Roughly 300 teachers participated, and half were assigned to a control group that could not receive any bonuses; the other half ... Read More About Merit Based Teacher Pay