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News and Notes: High School Graduat...

News and Notes: High School Graduation Rates

Last week, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) released high school graduation rates for the 2013 cohort, students who entered 9th grade in 2013. The overall graduation rate increased to 80.2 percent, up 0.5 percentage points from 79.7 percent for the 2012 cohort. The 2013 cohort graduation rate is more than 11 percentage points higher than it was a decade earlier, when the 2003 cohort graduation rate was 68.6 percent.
Parent Newsletter: High School Grad...

Parent Newsletter: High School Graduation Rates

Biweekly letter to parents
Funding Opportunity: Child Abductio...

Funding Opportunity: Child Abduction Prevention Education Program Grant

To assist public school districts, school libraries, and School Library Systems to develop or adopt a curriculum and training program designed for K-8 students, parents, teachers, school librarians, and support staff to aid in the prevention of child abduction.
Funding Opportunity: My Brother’s K...

Funding Opportunity: My Brother’s Keeper Fellows Program (MBKFP) Grant

The purpose of the Fellows grant is to provide 11th grade high school students, with an emphasis on boys and young men of color, with opportunities to gain authentic leadership experience(s) and develop service projects beneficial to the schools they attend and the communities they live in.
Funding Opportunity: My Brother’s K...

Funding Opportunity: My Brother’s Keeper Native American Program (MBKNAP) Grant

The purpose of the MBK Native American Program is to increase the academic achievement and college/career readiness of Native American students, with emphasis on boys and young men.
Funding Opportunity: New York State...

Funding Opportunity: New York State Integration Project – Professional Learning Community (NYSIP-PLC) Grant

New York State (NYS) has been recently found by one measure to have the most racially and socioeconomically segregated school system in the nation. In light of this, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) recently presented a proposed Diversity StatementAdobe PDF to the Board of Regents, outlining the positive impacts of socioeconomic, racial, and other types of integration on academic outcomes for elementary and secondary-school students. In an effort to support this renewed commitment to racial, socioeconomic, and other types of student integration in New York State, the NYSIP-PLC grant offers funds to assist LEAs to promote staff understanding of the benefits of integration and to assist staff to develop individualized district integration plans.

BBC News Education

Lecturers want 'radical' tuition fe...

Lecturers want 'radical' tuition fee review

Lecturers want fundamental changes to how universities are funded and not 'tinkering at the edges'.
Year-round meals plan to tackle 'ho...

Year-round meals plan to tackle 'holiday hunger' of school pupils

North Lanarkshire says it could be the first UK local authority to offer meals to school pupils during holidays and weekends.
Lack of good religious education ?l...

Lack of good religious education ?leaves pupils at risk?

Quality RE lessons help stop religious stereotyping, says the Religious Education Council.
Teenagers' spending habits revealed

Teenagers' spending habits revealed

Girls spend £2.90 a week more than boys at the age of 13 to 15 as boys avoid buying soap and cosmetics.
Scottish spending watchdog concerne...

Scottish spending watchdog concerned about nursery funding

Audit Scotland says councils may not be able to resource a planned expansion.
Brexit student exchange needs rethi...

Brexit student exchange needs rethink says top uni head

The UK should consider setting up its own exchange programme after Brexit, says leading university head.

InsidehigherEd

A minority scholar describes the ch...

A minority scholar describes the challenges she experienced on the academic job market (opinion)

Jennifer M. Gómez reflects on what she found to be a discriminatory job market -- and the resulting need for a greater allegiance to herself.

Reviewing past accomplishments can ...

Reviewing past accomplishments can help administrators achieve success in the future (opinion)

Previous successes demonstrate that members of a group have achieved goals together before and can do so again, writes Judith S. White.

How Ph.D. students can find jobs ou...

How Ph.D. students can find jobs outside academe appropriate to their discipline (opinion)

Skills and knowledge gained from relevant work experience -- and not credentials -- are what will open doors and create opportunities for graduate degree holders, write Jennifer Polk and L. Maren Wood.

Advice to professors for talking ab...

Advice to professors for talking about charged issues with students in their classes (opinion)

Simply presenting the facts is generally not effective in changing minds on a charged issue, writes Gleb Tsipursky.

How to deal with your career in the...

How to deal with your career in the midst of upheavals in life (opinion)

Leah Colvin provides advice for the times when upheavals in life change everything you thought you knew about your work self.

Teaching evaluations are often used...

Teaching evaluations are often used to confirm the worst stereotypes about women faculty (opinion)

Such evaluations pretend to be the result of a neutral process but are better measures of student stereotypes than teaching effectiveness, argues Victor Ray.

US Govt Dept of Education

My Art Is a Reflection of My Story:...

My Art Is a Reflection of My Story: National PTA Reflections Student Arts Showcase at ED

President's Budget Expands Educatio...

President's Budget Expands Education Freedom, Protects Vulnerable Students

WASHINGTON ? The U.S. Department of Education today released the Administration's budget request for the 2019 fiscal year. The budget builds upon President Donald J. Trump's commitment to expand education freedom for all families and return power to local leaders.
Why You Should Celebrate National S...

Why You Should Celebrate National School Counseling Week

It just figures that National School Counseling Week starts the day after the Super Bowl. The country gorges on guacamole-covered chicken wings on Sunday, and when America?s most misunderstood group of educators asks for three nacho chips and a high five on Monday, the country is too tired to party.
Educator Self-Care Is Social Emotio...

Educator Self-Care Is Social Emotional Learning

Note: February 5-9, 2018 is National School Counseling Week.
Secretary DeVos Announces New Stude...

Secretary DeVos Announces New Student-Centered Funding Pilot Program

Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced new flexibility for school districts to create equitable, student-centered funding systems under a pilot program authorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). "This is a great opportunity for local district leaders to put students first," said Secretary DeVos. "Instead of relying on complex federal rules to allocate funds, local leaders can use this flexibility to match funds—local, State or Federal—to the needs of students."
Secretary DeVos Convenes Higher Edu...

Secretary DeVos Convenes Higher Education Summit: Innovation Blends Technology and the Personal Touch

?We need to question everything; to look for ways in which we can improve, and embrace the imperative of change.

Edutopia

Setting Up Effective Group Work

Setting Up Effective Group Work

Truly collaborative group work is complex and messy, so we have a few tips and tools to get students working interdependently.
Framing Difficult Feedback for Pare...

Framing Difficult Feedback for Parents

A strategy teachers can use to turn parents into partners when discussing difficult situations involving their kids.
Extending the Silence

Extending the Silence

Giving students several seconds to think after asking a question?and up to two minutes for some questions?improves their learning.
Socratic Seminars in World Language...

Socratic Seminars in World Language Classes

Six tips for using the powerful discussion model with students who are still acquiring the target language.
Finding the Beauty of Math Outside ...

Finding the Beauty of Math Outside of Class

Math trails help students explore, discover, enjoy, and celebrate math concepts and problems in real-world contexts.
Encoding Literacy in Computer Scien...

Encoding Literacy in Computer Science

An instructional coach shares how she and a fellow teacher embedded literacy lessons in his computer science class.

Yahoo

Grieving Mother Yells For Trump To ...

Grieving Mother Yells For Trump To 'Do Something' After Florida School Shooting

Grieving Mother Yells For Trump To 'Do Something' After Florida School ShootingThe mother of a student killed in Wednesday?s school shooting in Florida pleaded with President Donald Trump to ?please do something? in a segment on CNN Thursday. Lori Alhadeff, whose 14-year-old daughter, Alyssa, was one of at least 17 people killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, appeared on CNN Thursday and made an emotional call for the president to take action in response to gun violence. ?President Trump, you say, ?What can you do.? You can stop the guns from getting into these children?s hands,? she continued, yelling into the camera.


Here are the victims of the Florida...

Here are the victims of the Florida school shooting

Here are the victims of the Florida school shooting17 people were killed after a gunman stormed into Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Here are their names.


Florida High School Students Stage ...

Florida High School Students Stage Walkout To Protest Gun Violence

Florida High School Students Stage Walkout To Protest Gun ViolenceHOLLYWOOD, Fla. ? They?re furious about political stonewalling, and most of them aren?t yet old enough to vote.


American Airlines agent saves 2 tee...

American Airlines agent saves 2 teenage girls from human trafficking scheme

American Airlines agent saves 2 teenage girls from human trafficking schemeLaw enforcement officials say that a quick-thinking airline employee, aptly named Denice Miracle, likely saved two teenage girls from a human trafficking plot.


Needed in Syria: Disengagement

Needed in Syria: Disengagement

Needed in Syria: DisengagementOne is the outbreak of another war between Israel and its neighbors.  A reminder of this danger has come from events that began when Israel said it shot down an Iranian drone that had entered its airspace.  Israeli F-16s then attacked a command center in Syria, during which Syrian air defenses downed one of the Israeli warplanes (a rare event for Israel).  Israel subsequently launched a much more widespread set of aerial attacks within Syria.  The Israelis have conducted scores of attacks in Syria over the last five years, but this most recent assault may have been the largest Israeli attack there since the 1980s. A new war involving Israel would surely also involve Lebanese Hezbollah.  There is no indication that Hezbollah seeks such a war.  The group has incurred significant costs by participating in fighting within Syria and has many wounds to lick.  Its leaders still have regrets about the brinksmanship that last got Hezbollah entangled in a war with Israel.  Even though it could get in some hits with cross-border rocket fire, the group?s leaders know that in a new clash it would get badly bloodied by its militarily more capable foe.


Shepard Smith Is Fed Up After Flori...

Shepard Smith Is Fed Up After Florida Shooting: 'Forget Your Political Arguments'

Shepard Smith Is Fed Up After Florida Shooting: 'Forget Your Political Arguments'Shepard Smith showed his frustration Thursday on Fox News when he discussed the mass shooting at a Florida high school on Wednesday that left 17 students and adults dead.


Independent

University of Central Lancashire la...

University of Central Lancashire launches medical degree that is only open to overseas students

Hospitals may be struggling to overcome immigration laws to recruit new nurses, but for the university sector it is a different story.

Leicester University set to offer U...

Leicester University set to offer US-style flexi-degree courses

A leading university is to offer all its students the chance to study new US-style flexi-degree courses from next September.

Refugee crisis: British universitie...

Refugee crisis: British universities should create scholarships and bursaries for students fleeing violence, say academics

Every university in Britain is being urged to play its part in tackling the migrant crisis by helping make it easier for refugees and asylum-seekers to access higher education.

Cambridge University may bring back...

Cambridge University may bring back entry exam as too many acing A-levels

Cambridge University is considering reintroducing an entrance exam because too many applicants get top marks in their A-levels, in a move that has raised concerns that state school pupils would be put at a disadvantage.

Free school meals for infants 'set ...

Free school meals for infants 'set to be scrapped' under Osborne's spending review

Free meals for infant school pupils are likely to be scrapped in George Osborne?s November spending review, it has been reported.

Parents prepared to pay average fin...

Parents prepared to pay average fine of £210 for taking children on holiday during school term, survey finds

Half of parents from across the UK are prepared to face fines over the next year after admitting they will be taking their children out of school to go on holiday, according to an online travel agency?s research.

Education Week

Parkland Students Want to Know: Wil...

Parkland Students Want to Know: Will the Shooting at Their School Change Gun Laws?

Grief and anger are driving students in Parkland, Fla., to ask tough questions of the adults responsible for protecting them.
Shooting Suspect Was on School Rifl...

Shooting Suspect Was on School Rifle Team That Got NRA Grant

The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation.
Congress Has Failed Our Students on...

Congress Has Failed Our Students on Gun Violence. What's Next?

Enough is enough. The U.S. Department of Education must take action on school safety, writes Deborah S. Delisle.
Illinois district turns 'snow day' ...

Illinois district turns 'snow day' into 'e-learning day'

House panel raise concerns surround...

House panel raise concerns surrounding sex-education bill

Kansas public schools face brewing ...

Kansas public schools face brewing backlash in budget debate

Educause

The Role of Campus Leadership in En...

The Role of Campus Leadership in Ensuring IT Accessibility

“Everyone should have an opportunity to participate in higher education.”

With those words, Michael K. Young, President of the University of Washington, opens a new video from his institution’s AccessComputing Project, IT Accessibility: What Campus Leaders Have to Say. Developed with support from the National Science Foundation, this video presents university presidents, chief information officers, and other higher education leaders who stress the importance to higher education of accessibility for persons with disabilities, and of having campus technology environments that support it.

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The Game is Changing. What Will Be ...

The Game is Changing. What Will Be Expected of You?

“When we were doing our studies for the National Academies, the typical first response of university presidents or CFOs or provosts was to say: ‘I understand things are changing very rapidly, but I'll ask my CIO to take care of it. The CIO usually can.’ We would then ask: ‘Suppose you wake up in the morning and come in to your office and nothing works anymore. You can't access e-mail. All of your course systems have collapsed. Who fixes the problem?’ They begin to scratch their heads, and pretty soon it's like the five phases of grief. They start off with denial and anger, move through bargaining and depression, and finally reach acceptance.” — James J. Duderstadt, Change and the Research University

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The Top-Ten IT Issues, 2012

The Top-Ten IT Issues, 2012

EDUCAUSE Top 10 IT Issues, 2012

The EDUCAUSE annual publication of top IT issues has long resonated as a yearly snapshot of the most pressing issues for IT leaders in higher education. At the top of list for 2012:

Updating IT professionals’ skills and roles to accommodate emerging technologies and changing IT management and service delivery models Supporting the trends toward IT consumerization and bring-your-own device Developing an institution-wide cloud strategy

 

Below are the EDUCAUSE Review article summarizing the IT Issues Panel's findings for 2012 and accompanying resources.

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Tune In June 5 -- Rolling Out a BYO...

Tune In June 5 -- Rolling Out a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Program

This free hour-long session, “Rolling Out a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Program,” will offer ideas, sample policy statements and guidelines, and lessons learned for campuses interested in implementing a BYOD strategy for mobile devices on campus.

Those unable to attend may wish to visit the archives after the event or browse related resources.

Interact on Twitter at #EDULive.

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Get Involved with EDUCAUSE -- Volun...

Get Involved with EDUCAUSE -- Volunteer Submissions Are Due June 1

As someone who has a vested interest in higher education IT, you are part of a dynamic and close-knit community where we share new ideas, network with peers, and work toward the common good of the profession.

EDUCAUSE provides opportunities to be an active member by volunteering in a variety of roles, either short- or long-term, throughout the year. These opportunities include:

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Is Agile the Future of Project Mana...

Is Agile the Future of Project Management?

Gartner predicts that by the end of 2012, agile development methods will be used on 80 percent of all software development projects. Project Management Institute’s research shows that agile project management tripled from December 2008 to May 2011, and can help decrease product defects, improve team productivity, and increase business value.

Read the latest article release on agile project management from the Project Management Institute.

To help you apply project management processes at your organization, EDUCAUSE members have access to a selection of professional development resources:

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Huffingtonpost.com

These Schools Get Millions Of Tax D...

These Schools Get Millions Of Tax Dollars To Discriminate Against LGBTQ Students

You might not even know you're helping.
Inside The Voucher Schools That Tea...

Inside The Voucher Schools That Teach Scientology Principles ? But Claim They Don?t

Betsy DeVos wants to expand school voucher programs throughout the U.S. Get ready for that list to include schools that promote Scientologist doctrine.
When Is The Me Too Movement Finally...

When Is The Me Too Movement Finally Going To Make It To My High School?

There is an immense gap between the conversations happening among adults and those among my peers.
Why School Cops Won?t Fix School Sh...

Why School Cops Won?t Fix School Shootings

Communities often look to increase school cops after tragedies like the one in Florida. That can be bad for minority children.
American Schoolteachers Are Heroes....

American Schoolteachers Are Heroes. They Shouldn't Have To Be.

The U.S. deserves policies that match the love, compassion and strength we demand of teachers.
Dear America ? All Children Deserve...

Dear America ? All Children Deserve Quality, Affordable Preschool

Children from low-income households are shut out from rigorous educational activities that set them up for future success.

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2018 Edition of BS/MD Programs-The ...

2018 Edition of BS/MD Programs-The Complete Guide Now Available

The 2018 edition of our book, BS/MD Programs-The Complete Guide is now listed on Amazon.  It shows Temporarily Out of Stock but that is because Amazon hasn’t caught up with the publisher yet. If you order it you should be able to receive it fairly quickly. As we have done every year, the new book...Continue Reading >

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BS/MD Results for 2017

BS/MD Results for 2017

Every year we get requests to post where our students have been accepted. These results are not complete because some students prefer not to have their admissions listed but it should give a representative sample of how our students did in the admissions process this year. These are the BS/MD admissions only. We also had...Continue Reading >

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BS/MD Results for 2017

ACT Adds July Test Date

ACT Adds July Test Date

The ACT has announced that they will start a July test date in July, 2018.   This means that the ACT will now be available 7 months during the year. According to Conquer College, typically students complete all testing by June of their junior year. I will continue to make that recommendation  but with the...Continue Reading >

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ACT Adds July Test Date

Tis? the Season: For Rejection

Tis? the Season: For Rejection

Ah, that lovely time of year when you receive the news: You didn’t get in. What am I going to do?! Where do I go from here?!  No school will ever want me!   You can see how things spiral out of control pretty fast.  So friends when that rejection comes this year don’t let it drag you down...Continue Reading >

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Tis’ the Season: For Rejection

Our Commitment to Our Clients

Our Commitment to Our Clients

Regardless of what side of the political aisle you stand on, there have obviously been a lot of heightened emotions since last week’s presidential election and we at College Admissions Partners are by no means been immune from the national conversations we are currently facing. Therefore, we want to take this moment and reaffirm our...Continue Reading >

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Our Commitment to Our Clients

Important Activities During College...

Important Activities During College for Medical Schools

Undergrad is a great time to try out new activities and discover what your passions are. During my time, I was involved in many activities. The most meaningful to me was my position as the President of the Young People?s Project, at the end I was able to get a zegarki watch as a gratitude present,...Continue Reading >

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