‘First In The World’ Grant Program Challenges Colleges To Increase Access And AffordabilityThe State University of New York Oswego will partner with two area community colleges to help two-year graduates transition into bachelor’s degree programs.
A Redesigned SAT Will Debut In Spring 2016The College Board, who administers the SAT, announced earlier this year they are giving the exam a major overhaul and cite eight specific changes.
Is Competency-Based Learning The Future Of Education?The traditional approach to formal education ties students to classrooms. Competency-based education programs grant credentials based on what a student knows.
New Technology Making Its Way Into The ClassroomIn the past, teachers gave lessons using chalkboards, filmstrips and overhead projectors — methods that had limited interactivity. Teachers now have multiple ways of presenting content. Students can now demonstrate their learning in ways other than pencil-and-paper tests.
Who Is Eligible For Student Loan Forgiveness?The federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) is an incentive for these graduates to consider taking jobs in public service areas.
College Affordability: Know Your Federal Student Loan Repayment OptionsMore than 70 percent of undergraduate college students take out student loans to help with college costs. The U.S. Department of Education offers several different repayment plans to ease the burden of loan payments for new graduates as they work to establish their careers.
‘Youth CareerConnect' Grants Fund STEM Focused ProgramsCareerConnect is a $107 million competition to redesign American education. The competition encourages local school districts and post-secondary institutions to develop STEM-focused programs that will graduate students with work-ready skills and knowledge.
What You Need To Know About The Pell Grant ProgramThe federal Pell Grant program is the nation’s largest needs-based college grant program.
Why Every College Student Should File A FAFSAThe federal government provides billions in grants, loans and work-study opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students each year.
How College Scorecard Can Help With College Selection ProcessAccording to a 2013 College Board report, full-time workers with a bachelor’s degree earn an average of $21,000 more annually than those who have no education beyond high school.
'Race To The Top’ Grant Program Is Changing EducationSince Race to the Top was launched, schools across the country have adopted new, rigorous education standards, implemented stringent teacher evaluation systems and are developing data collection systems to better inform instruction.
The ConnectED Initiative Aims To Bring All Schools Into The Digital AgeAmerican schools increasingly depend on digital technologies to expand learning opportunities, to individualize instruction and to graduate students with the skills necessary for success in college and the 21st century workplace.
The Importance Of STEM In Higher EducationNearly a decade ago U.S. Congress, warned that America will fall behind in the global economy if its education system doesn’t produce more workers with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.
Will Common Core Better Prepare Students For Careers In STEM Fields?While many in education and STEM fields embrace the new Common Core standards, many strongly oppose them. Some hold the belief that the Common Core will lead to a national curriculum, others believe the standards are weaker than what states have already implemented.
Will The Next Generation Science Standards Be The Common Core For Science?American students are falling behind students in other countries on international assessments of math and science. Statistics such as these are driving the call for education reforms to strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the country’s schools.