Education

Below are today's remarks as prepared for delivery. Click here to read the full written testimony submitted to Congress last week. Chairwoman Foxx, Ranking Member Scott and Members of the Committee, thank you for the invitation to testify today. I'm pleased to share an update on the work being done on behalf of America's students. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Washington — Continuing its efforts to emphasize the value and importance of education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), the U.S. Department of Education has partnered with the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum to launch the "She Can" Summer Camp. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement on the violent attack at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas: My heart is heavy from watching the horrific events that unfolded at Santa Fe High School today. My prayers are with each student, parent, educator and first responder impacted. Our schools must be safe and nurturing environments for learning. No student should have to experience the trauma suffered by so many today and in similar events prior. We simply cannot allow this trend to continue. [...]
Fri, May 18, 2018, Continue reading at the source
On May 16th, the U.S. Department of Education named the 2018 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS), District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees. Across the country, 46 schools, six districts, and six postsecondary institutions were honored for their innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education. [...]
Thu, May 17, 2018, Continue reading at the source

House Democrats and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sparred over civil rights and ESSA, but largely avoided controversial questions about school safety in the aftermath of the Texas high school shooting last week. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The judge rules that Title IX and the equal-protection clause protect transgender students from discrimination and that the lawsuit by Grimm may proceed. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Not all STEM and STEM-related jobs are growing, and not all of them are highly remunerative. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Too often, students who dream of a college degree fall into the "black hole" of remedial math. Now there's a path out. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source
K-12 schooling in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics offers the potential for innovative ways to inspire students—as well as obstacles that can prevent them from sustained success in those fields. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source

A retired teacher turned his Manhattan apartment into a shrine to his school years. Now he's expanding his collection citywide, to showcase his love for all things vintage public schools. [...]
Sun, May 20, 2018, Continue reading at the source
To save money, schools will be forced to fill vacancies with educators who have lost their jobs but can't be fired, despite fears some are incompetent or unstable. [...]
Fri, Oct 13, 2017, Continue reading at the source
A state board voted to let some of the schools certify teachers, with minimal classroom time and teaching practice. Opponents say the move violates the law. [...]
Thu, Oct 12, 2017, Continue reading at the source
New York pays more than 800 teachers without permanent jobs. Now it plans to put them into school vacancies, whether principals want them or not. [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
A State Supreme Court justice allowed a lawsuit to move forward that argues that laws protecting bad teachers from dismissal violate children's rights to a sound education. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott convened the first in a series of discussions on school safety Tuesday, declaring in response to last week's shooting near Houston, "We all want guns out of the hands of people who would try to murder our children." [...]
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Both the ACT and the SAT are offered in the summer, but students should carefully consider when they think they'll do their best. [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018, Continue reading at the source
To be successful AP test-takers, high school students need to do more than review the course material. [...]
Mon, Apr 30, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Standardized tests like the ACT and SAT are more than an admissions formality – they can also lead to scholarships. [...]
Mon, Apr 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Students can earn college credit, via the College-Level Examination Program, by working on their Spanish listening and reading skills. [...]
Mon, Apr 16, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The free-response portion, which contains two questions, is worth one-third of your exam grade. [...]
Mon, Apr 09, 2018, Continue reading at the source

Tuition costs are generally lower at public universities than they are at private schools. [...]
Tue, May 03, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Connecting with other students can make finding housing easier for international students. [...]
Tue, Apr 19, 2016, Continue reading at the source
A summer public speaking course could give international students more confidence before arriving on campus. [...]
Thu, Apr 14, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Make sure to speak up about your needs as an international student, whether they're academic or social. [...]
Tue, Mar 29, 2016, Continue reading at the source
International students will need to know how much they can work and how to open a bank account. [...]
Tue, Mar 22, 2016, Continue reading at the source