Last year the U.S. Department of Education tightened eligibility requirements for federal PLUS loans, leading to a significant increase in rejection rates, from 28 to 38 percent. Many families and higher-education institutions were shocked to find that parents approved for Parent PLUS loans one year were suddenly denied the next. Show More Summary
Has the country’s second largest for-profit higher education company, Education Management Corporation (EDMC) deceived prospective students, employers, and investors by disclosing a significantly higher set of job placement rates toShow More Summary
Advice for scientists on how to pursue a career in intellectual-property law.
In 2002, Florida approved a constitutional amendment that phased in maximum class sizes for all grades K-12. This led to a frenzy of teacher hiring, but the good times couldn’t last forever. The 2010-11 school year saw the first decrease in the teacher workforce since the class size amendment was adopted. Still, if you examine [...]
Chuck Martin gave a lively and valuable keynote at #mLearnCon, with stats on mobile growth, and then his key components of what he thinks will be driving mobile. He illustrated his points with funny and somewhat scary videos of how companies are taking advantage of mobile.
As my colleague, John Nash, regularly reminds me, design thinking facilitators know that whenever any sort of change or innovation is discussed, the yes, but objections are inevitable. However, instead of allowing those resistance points to dominate and defeat promising ideas, design thinkers work hard to try and reframe opposition into possibility by asking the [...]
Pro Bono Quebec has launched Votre Boussole Juridique ("Your Legal Compass"), an online search tool to help Quebecers find free or low cost legal information.For the launch, Pro Bon Quebec has compiled some 300 legal resources including...Show More Summary
State Journal Register, Urbana IL — Some Urbana residents are upset and calling for the library director's resignation after thousands of books were mistakenly removed from the shelves. (See previousarticles below) Director Debra Lissak...Show More Summary
A colleague recently asked me the following: I recently moved from the UK to the US. When I tried to sync my music, iTunes wiped out all my music on my iPad. Instead of copying the music from my iPad to my computer, it removed all the songs off my iPad. Show More Summary
Today's new inhabitant of the uncanny valley comes from French researchers, and takes the form of a cat-like robot. The Cheetahcub imitates the cat's gait and biology: And it works pretty well, even down to a power cord imitating a....
Watch Are Teachers Being Adequately Trained for the Classroom? on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour. Are Teachers Being Adequately Trained for the Classroom? Study Says No
Education Chief Lets States Delay Use of Tests in Decisions About Teachers’ Jobs NYT: Responding to complaints, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said states could postpone for a year using more rigorous tests to make career decisions about teachers. Show More Summary
This is a rather morbid, but important infographic for two reasons. One, it is important to realize the birth and death rates around the world. What causes an increased birth or death rate in one part of the country? How does our country compare? Why is our country different from another area? Secondly, it is [...]
If it’s sometimes hard to understand the world of school reform, it’s no wonder, given that things don’t always mean what their names or titles suggest. Here by way of explanation is a “reformy-to-English” glossary by Karen McKeegan Fraid, a … Continue reading ?
A study suggests that the online video presentations have a positive effect on public perceptions of science, but not on how researchers are viewed within their own disciplines.
The company that makes the popular language-instruction system says it has no interest in replacing teachers, even as it makes deals with colleges to use its product as a teaching tool.
Who invented the automobile? Not an easy question to answer!
Those of us attending ISTE 2013 in person are so sorry that you won’t be able to join us in person this year. :-( However, as always, ISTE is providing some official ways to “attend” and/or “follow along” virtually, and … Continue reading ?
For those of you attending #ISTE13 with a team or sending a school/district team… In case you missed the URL at the end: http://bit.ly/wikis4ed Want more details about using wikis to “tag-team” conferences and you don’t have time to order my … Continue reading ?
There are many ways1 to get content into WordPress other than writing in the normal WP post editor. I figured I’d sketch out at least four and why you might choose one over another. Press This I don’t believe many people notice or use the “Press This” bookmarklet that is located under Settings>Writing or under [...]