High dropout rates and school disengagement among Montgomery County’s fast-growing Latino population appear to stem from such factors as low expectations from teachers, a lack of parental involvement and not having regular computer access at home, according to a study released Thursday.Read full article >>
A Prince George’s County school board committee agreed Wednesday night to recommend that the school system do away with rules that prohibit students from using cellphones during the school day, the strictest cellphone regulations in the Washington region.Read full article >>
The federal government spends billions of dollars a year on higher education but almost never cuts off funding to colleges and universities that struggle to fulfill their mission.
One reason is that policymakers are reluctant to penalize students enrolled in these schools. Another is a lack of consensus on what constitutes the lowest acceptable performance.Read full article >>
Like an extra shot of espresso in a cup of coffee, the announcement this week that Starbucks will spend millions of dollars to help its employees take online college courses at low cost or for free sent a jolt through the world of higher education.Read full article >>
Tensions over the Common Core in Louisiana erupted into an intramural battle Wednesday as Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) declared he was withdrawing his state from the national education standards while the state’s top education officials insisted Louisiana would keep them.Read full article >>
President Obama invited dozens of tinkerers, inventors and entrepreneurs to show off their creations at the White House Wednesday during its first-ever Maker Faire.
Obama said he hopes to “inspire a new wave of innovation” among Americans that can bring new jobs and new industries that will help rebuild the nation’s economy.Read full article >>