In what is being contended as a symbolic gesture, President Trump signed an executive order this week tying research fund to campus free speech. Critics are noting public colleges are already required to uphold the First Amendment. In other news, drones find their way into K-12 classrooms, more states are requiring recess, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
[Weekly EdNews Round Up] How the Government Shutdown is Impacting Schools
As America prepares to head into the fourth week of the longest federal government shutdown in history, school districts are making plans to cope with the impacts on students, families, and school operations, including school lunch and after school programs. Read all about this story and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up.
ACT® and SAT® Exams for All: Implications of Using College Entrance Exams for Federal Accountability
When college entrance exams are used as a measure for state and federal accountability, all students must take the tests, and the exams are provided at no cost to them. This removes both a financial and logistical hurdle from the process of applying to college, and it also can help identify college-ready students who wouldn't have opted into taking the test. An article from Chalkbeat, a nonprofit education news organization, cites a study that examined Michigan's ACT testing mandate, which uncovered that college attendance increased by nearly 2 percent after the mandate and by 1 percent for low-income students.
Adult + Higher Ed by the Numbers
What does the adult and higher education landscape look like today? What kind of payoff can a prospective student hope to receive by returning to the classroom? Here are some of the latest research and numbers (compiled by World Education, eLearning Industry, and COABE) to help provide adult learners and educators with a snapshot.
[Florida Graduation Pathways] When Educational Equity Leads to Success
Whether a student is transferring in from out of state, following a non-traditional academic path, or seeking one that’s academically rigorous, the state of Florida seeks to provide equitable access to the right learning environment for every high school student. Not every student’s academic journey will look quite the same, but in Florida high schools, providing multiple pathways to a diploma can create more equitable learning environments so that every learner can succeed as they pursue their personal goals.