EDUCATION: Afterschool participation grows but unmet demand nears 20 million children
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 11:08
(StatePoint) "America After 3 PM," a new survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance, finds that participation in afterschool programs has increased dramatically, from 6.5 million children in 2004 to 10.2 million today. Unmet demand has increased, as well. The parents of 19.4 million children not in afterschool programs say they would enroll their children if programs were available.
Technology can transform the 21st century classroom
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 10:21
Dr. Aldo Sicoli, Superintendent, Robbinsdale Area Schools
Walk into a classroom today and you'll see some things familiar from your past – and some things not so familiar. Today's classrooms are necessarily different than they used to be, because our world is a different place than it used to be.
New model provides greater school autonomy to help accelerate student achievement
Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) announced the launch of Community Partnership Schools, a collaborative effort resulting from ongoing discussions between the school district and the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers.
This familiar chorus from a childhood nursery rhyme has some relevance for the drivers of the Tour for Diversity in Medicine. But the tune takes on a serious note as the bus chugs along to cities and campuses across the country.
Books for Africa launches Africa-based Advisory Council
Monday, 20 October 2014 10:14
Joseph Tondo Masha, Mshale Correspondent
KILIFI, Kenya – Books for Africa, the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent countries has vowed to expand its books donation program to end the book shortages in the region.
New GEAR UP grants to help more than 116,000 students get on the pathway for success in college
Monday, 06 October 2014 11:58
U. S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, announced the award of $82 million for 41 grants under Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) that will help 116,000 at-risk students prepare for college.