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Erstwhile Manufacturing Behemoth Struggles to Keep Schools Open

August 12,2013 by: Susan Edmondson

On the upside, situations in Philadelphia are not as dire as in Detroit. They are not planning to resort to bankruptcy filing any time soon. Recently, the city agreed to borrow funds in the range of $50 million for keeping the schools running for the time being. Schools are going to open from September 9 onwards with severe restrictions on staffing and the sharp curtailing of extracurricular activities Parents are amazed with the turn in the situation of Philadelphia schools and, above all, the callousness of the school system in bringing funds to alleviate the financial crunch. Parents ask why … (more) August 12, 2013

States Divided On the Issue of New Teacher Entry Policy

May 14,2013 by: Susan Edmondson

Statistics are lending support to such a notion, which finds that all states considered measures extending from licensure-test results to GPAs, minority candidates often score weaker compared to white counterparts. The present membership of teaching community shows significant absence of diversity when one considers this against the varied background of students in the classrooms. With the implementation of new policies, this situation may aggravate further. Everybody agrees that this is a huge issue, which requires full-fledged communication with higher education system prevalent leading to opening of diverse channels for overcoming barriers and addressing issues. Experts agree that there is a … (more) May 14, 2013

Digital Textbooks to Let Teachers Know What Students Are Reading

April 30,2013 by: Susan Edmondson

Teachers from a reputed business school are quick to add that there is good intent behind this new technology ready for introduction and it is a ‘Big Brother is watching’ kind of thing. The focus is on CourseSmart, brand new software from Silicon Valley allows educators across Texas schools to track the progress of their students via e-books. No wonder teachers are quite ecstatic regarding this new possibility and are waiting for the coming fall when this program is going to launch. One thing is for sure, this is going to revolutionize the education system in the coming times affecting … (more) April 30, 2013

An Online Education Experiment by WellesleyX

December 05,2012 by: Susan Edmondson

Online education has been touted to become the most preferred form of higher education since it enables a lot of students, especially the ones with monetary constraints, to complete their studies and hone their job skills. This is one of the innovations that offer students a better option as compared to attending standard classes. However, learning centers that have been the pioneers in this field have always exerted a cautious approach because many believe that it is a great mode of training students instead of educating them. Speaking about the initiative of Wellesley College in the field of online education, … (more) December 5, 2012

Better online education opportunities in the pipeline, thanks to a new law

October 09,2012 by: Susan Edmondson

The improvement in the field of technology has enabled educators to leverage better methods of training that are far more superior than the ones that were used in the past. The new legislation in the state of California is a big step in the right direction. What’s new is the California AB 644 law is the way in which the state will fund the school’s education. It will be the first time the that the schools can get funding for students in grades 9,10, 11 and 12 who have registered for online courses. This will be considered as physical seats … (more) October 9, 2012