Today’s article discusses great tools for teachers that teach STEM, science, technology, engineering and mathematics, education. Here’s one of them, “iPads have been a contentious addition to some classrooms. But many educators report that iPads have drastically altered the way information flows in their classrooms. Teachers can send notes and worksheets directly to students during class, and students are able to turn in homework digitally for near-instant feedback. ” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article discusses whether college is even worth it anymore. Here’s what they had to say, “Thanks to $1.2 trillion dollars of school loan debt and a recent-graduate unemployment rate of 8.5 percent, there’s a burgeoning movement in America arguing that students should reconsider college, or even skip it altogether. ” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Just when you thought schools weren’t getting enough money that that they need, today’s article finds that spending is getting lower and lower. Here’s what they said, “based on the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) 2014 report, “Most States Funding Schools Less Than Before the Recession,” 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 14 states with at least 10% declines in state general education funding between fiscal year 2008 and fiscal year 2015. In Oklahoma, per pupil spending fell by nearly 24%, the largest decline nationwide. These are the states slashing school spending.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article discusses whether online education like massive open online courses are ruining higher education or not. Here’s what they had to say, “there’s a debate whether a recent boom in online-university courses democratizes higher education, or provides a playground for the wealthy. Both a supporter and a sometime critic of online courses had the same message on Tuesday: Commuter and community colleges may get squeezed as the Web increasingly becomes alternative to traditional courses.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
The author of today’s article writes about bilingualism and whether it’s better for some but not others. Here’s what they had to say, “These opposing views tells us more about stereotypes and social pigeonholing than about language. To put it bluntly, bilingualism is often seen as “good” when it’s rich English speakers adding a language as a hobby or another international language, but “bad” when it involves poor, minority, or indigenous groups adding English to their first language, even when the same two languages are involved.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
“While it is important for students to work through a few basic problems at every level of mathematics they encounter, we live in an era when, once an understanding of the underlying concepts is mastered, one can turn to calculators or computer programs to do the mindless symbolic manipulations needed to get an answer. Pedagogy needs to move away from finding the answer, and toward understanding why this is the answer and why we care about the answer.” That was a quote from today’s article about the way math is being taught versus the way it should be taught. To read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article discusses why it’s good for girls to be taught in a single sex environment. Here’s what they had to say, “if girls are exposed to and schooled in these skills during middle and high school, they can refine them in college and be prepared to compete on a more even playing field at that level, and when launching a career. We need to cultivate this type of skills-based learning in our girls at an early age.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Some students aren’t letting bullies take charge anymore. Today’s article discusses how students are moving to online schools to evade bullies. “Bullies are a variable we, as parents, caregivers, and guardians, can choose to control by removing ourselves from the equation when situation necessitates it.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
College is already expensive enough but are you unknowingly paying 100s of dollars more when paying for your fees? Today’s article discusses how using your credit card to pay for school may be costing more than you think, “the average convenience fee for colleges that accept credit cards is 2.62%, according to a survey released Tuesday by CreditCards.com. So on a $10,000 tuition bill, college students pay an average of $262 extra just to use a credit card. That’s before any interest that will be charged, if you do not pay off the entire balance on your credit card bill each month.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Do you have any idea how much your state spends on education? How about how much they spend per student? The author of today’s article argues how much money is spent on education. Here’s a quote from the article, “in poll after poll, Americans vastly underestimate per-pupil education funding and overall school spending. For example, in a recent national poll commissioned by the Friedman Foundation, more than a quarter of respondents thought their state spent less than $4,000 per student on schools—the real number is well over $10,000 (depending on estimates).” To read more, CLICK HERE.