The current college ranking systems provide an easy way for prospective students to see how one institution ranks against another. The next day I was hauled into the head’s office to be read a spittle-flecked diatribe about how a particular parent felt Thatcher saved this country from the Argentinians”, and they did not send their child to my school to be indoctrinated by trendy lefty teachers”.
Standardized testing mandated by No Child Left Behind has come under significant scrutiny in recent months from critics who believe state standardized tests are too narrowly focused, are not an authentic measurement of student learning, and create undue stress for students, teachers, administrators and parents.
Paulo Blikstein, an associate professor at Teachers College, drew laughs by talking about Silicon Valley’s public relations coup in getting us so excited about technology’s promise that we happily parted with our private data, only to learn much later of the costs.
This increase of 78 minutes per week-whether it came in the form of actual teaching time” or monitoring study hall or seeing students for extra help-comports with the well-justified feeling among teachers across the United States of being overworked.
Following the release of the 2019 Open Doors report, The Washington Post writes that the number of foreign undergraduates enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities has dropped for the first time in 13 years, while Inside Higher Ed highlights the results showing the number of Americans studying abroad in college is increasing Pennsylvania State University will soon release the first national scorecard on fraternities and sororities, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer Low-income students are only half as likely to graduate from college as their more affluent peers even when they attended top suburban high schools, according to first-of-its-kind state education data analyzed by The Boston Globe The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette examines what impact trade war between the United States and China could have on Pennsylvania Colleges.