Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill making the Empire State the first state to cover tuition at all public colleges and universities for low- and income families. New York’s decision to offer free tuition at public colleges follows similar efforts in Chicago, Oregon and Tennessee, where lawmakers have made community college… Read more »
Focusing on family buy-in, a Connecticut district shifts to mastery-based learning
The Accuplacer test funnels students into costly remedial classes that many probably don’t need.
New York’s Free College Plan Harkens Back to a Bygone Era
But they must be able to say the word “equity” to get it.
Why secondary education is borrowing ideas from early childhood
Yesterday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a plan that would require all graduating Chicago Public Schools seniors to prove that they’ve been accepted to a four or two year college, trade school, internship, apprenticeship, gap-year program, or enlisted in the armed services before they can receive a diploma. When the Mayor initially announced his plan,… Read more »
We can’t teach safe sex if kids don’t understand their own and others’ gender identities
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has received a great deal of attention in the past year. From a much-needed change that allowed students to file the FAFSA in October instead of January for the following academic year to the pulling of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool that made FAFSA filing easier for millions of students, the federal… Read more »
Despite lack of computers and connectivity, India is trying to add blended methods to its schools