US Trailing In Higher Education

US Trailing In Higher Education

The United States is no longer the global leader in postsecondary degrees, according to an article in the The Washington Post.             A postsecondary degree is any degree that one attains after high school. It could be an Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree.             This trend is consistent with other findings that k-12 students in the United States are lagging behind many other foreign students.             The Washington Post cit ... Read More About US Trailing In Higher Education

Education By Numbers

Education By Numbers

For some teachers it’s becoming “what can I do to make my numbers better”. Those numbers are of course their students. Numbers and students are not synonymous, but the new federal-funding, education allocation is placing them in the same sentence.             An increasing amount of schools are implementing a value-added program to systematically determine how effective their teachers are, according to an article in The New York Times.             Schools are receiving mixed reviews on this program. Some believe it ... Read More About Education By Numbers

Healthier School Lunches

Healthier School Lunches

The days of greasy, unhealthy hamburgers, deep fried chicken nuggets and Sloppy Joe’s – made famous by Saturday Night Live – are numbered. School lunches will soon be healthier, according to an article from The Associated Press.             These items will not be completely removed from school cafeterias; however, they will be made healthier. Also, high-calorie, sugary sodas will not be as readily available.             First lady Michelle Obama’s vision of healthier school lunches has gained the support of m ... Read More About Healthier School Lunches

Choosing A Research University

Choosing A Research University

The tips below will provide students with insights from an article in The US News & World Report regarding the pros and cons of small/large colleges.             Typically research colleges are much larger, and their professors focus highly on research, opposed to teaching.             Here are 10 benefits of attending a research university: 1. The best researchers can be the best teachers: There is a common held belief that professors who focus mainly on research are not committed to the classroom and are therefore poor teacher ... Read More About Choosing A Research University

School Leadership

School Leadership

            A recent study indicated that schools with strong leadership and ubiquitous role-model figures demonstrate higher success among students, according to an article in Sify News.             The study entitled “Learning from Leadership: Investigating the Links to Improved Student Learning” claimed that students’ achievements and test scores were higher in schools that extended and diversified leadership positions. Success rose if principals and other traditional leadership figures shared authority and leader ... Read More About School Leadership