According to a new study published by ACT, Inc. the percentage of U.S. high school graduates ready to earn at least a ?C? or higher in first-year college courses was only 23 percent in 2009
Last week, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced preliminary guidelines for the $650 Million Investing In Innovation (i3) grant program.
Earlier this week the U.S. Department of Education issued guidance for applying for stimulus funds for the Enhancing Education though Technology (Ed-Tech) program.
Preventing the “summer slide,” where students lose skills and knowledge during the vacation break ? and which, research shows, can severely affect the academic progress of disadvantaged students is very important. During the summer break students can maintain their skills, and even improve them, with Merit interactive programs. At the Merit web site educators will[…]
When students working with educational software get stymied, they often try to find fault with the computer or the software.
The new book Origins of the Specious: Myths and Misconceptions of the English Language by Patricia T. O’Conner and Stewart Kellerman is a fun, witty look at contemporary English words and grammar. Certain to stir lively debate among students.
Approaching English as a purely technical task, says Jon Huer, columnist for the Korea Times, is what explodes in the face of most Korean learners of English.
Earlier this month, McKinsey & Company published “The Economic Impact of the Achievement Gap in America’s Schools.” The report finds that the educational gaps between black and Latino students and white students impose on the U.S. the economic equivalent of a permanent national recession.
The new U.S. economic stimulus package places a strong emphasis on special education. Assistive learning technologies will play a large role in this area.