Rural Dropout Prevention Focus of Clemson, U.S. Department of Education Partnership
The Nations Report Card
. Results from the 2013 NAEP assessments show fourth- and eighth-graders making progress in mathematics and reading.
U.S. Reading and Math Scores Show Slight Gains
. Average scores on the National Assesment of Educational Progress have been rising but large disparities among races and economic classes remain.
How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses
. Access to a world of infinite information has changed how we communicate, process information, and think. Last month’s Wired
Magazine relates how one teacher in Mexico, inspired by the work of Sugata Mitra, a professor of educational technology at Newcastle University in the UK, is applying the logic of the digital age in his classroom.
Rev. Eugene Callender, Who Saw Potential of Disadvantaged School Dropouts, Dies at 87
Career and Technology Education (CTE)
ED Launches Engagement Process Following Report on U.S. Adults’ Skills
Michigan Works To Match Dropouts With Degrees Already Earned
First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks on The Power of Education
. First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to the sophomore class at Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, D.C., and addresses the importance of higher education and her hopes for them as college graduates in 2020.
Service and schools — partnership on purpose: Jim Kielsmeier at TEDxFargo
. Dr. Jim Kielsmeier founded one of our partner institutions, NYLC, the National Youth Leadership Council, and here he talks about service-learning.
Wilmer Valderrama talks about the dropout crisis and the film The Graduates
. This two-part special examines the many roots of the Latino dropout crisis through the eyes of six inspiring young students who are part of an ongoing effort to increase graduation rates for a growing Latino population.
In Public Education, Edge Still Goes to Rich
, by Eduardo Porter of The New York Times
Missing: A National Education Policy for Low-Income Families
, by Arnold F. Fege of Education Week
International Education Week
is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.
Open Doors 2013
was released November 12th. The Open Doors Report is published by the Institute of International Education, the leading not-for-profit educational and cultural exchange organization in the United States.
International Education Week Events
from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Connected Educator Events
. Connected Educators is an initiative of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education and is conducted by the American Institutes for Research in collaboration with several partner organizations and a technical working group.
Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children's TYLENOL National Child Care Teacher Awards
. This award acknowledges the critical role of child-care teachers in providing quality early care and education.
Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants
provides funding for youth to lead projects focused on ending childhood hunger in their communities.
The Starbucks Foundation Youth Leadership Grants
believes in developing young people to become extraordinary leaders, by investing in the leadership skills required for the changing global economy.
Resources & Tools
Search for city, state, county, or zip code data with OpportunityIndex.org
provided by Opportunity Nation. Find demographic data for the past few years, such as poverty, percentage of households with high-speed Internet, on-time high school graduation rates, percentage of youth not in school and not working, and a dozen other measures that Opportunity Nation uses to determine what it calls an “opportunity index score,” indicating a state or community’s capacity to provide opportunity and economic mobility to its residents.
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