In an interview with NPR’s Fresh Air, author Kevin Carey talks about the future of higher education, including what he calls “the University of Everywhere.”
“The University of Everywhere is the university that I think my children and future generations will attend when they go to college…They will look very different in some ways, although not in other ways, from the colleges that I went to and that many of us have become familiar with,” he said.
In an attempt to boost graduation rates, Cleveland State now shells out a 2 percent tuition rebate and a textbook stipend to students enrolled in at least 15 credit hours per semester. And as Bloomberg points out, the school is quickly starting to see results.
Nearly half of all high school graduates who head off to college begin their career at a two-year school. But as the Hechinger Report points out, a new study finds that community college students aren’t as interested in moving away from their initial campus to finish their career at a four-year institution.
During a conference in Denver last week, Ohio’s charter school system came under fire from both charter critics and supporters alike. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the state’s system was in the limelight for being relatively unsuccessful.
Turnover issues at the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow–the Ohio charter school commonly referred to as ECOT—are big. As the Columbus Dispatch reports, last year the school had an average enrollment of more than 14,000 students, but 23,000 students enrolled at some point during the year. Many students enrolled for just a few weeks or months, the Dispatch points out.
Dr. Rosemarie Truglio has been contributing to the development of Sesame Street for eighteen years.
In her current role as Vice President of Education and Research at Sesame Workshop, she helps oversee the development of the show’s curriculum each season.
Recently, she stopped by ideastream’s studios and chatted with the StateImpact team about the current season.
NPR’s education team takes a look at how to teach a new generation of students about the Holocaust, including the non-profit Centropa that’s using first-person photos and stories from the era to help today’s children feel more connected.
“Centropa is far more about how Jews lived than about how they perished,” the group’s director and founder Edward Serotta explained. “If you want a student to learn more and to feel more about the subject, give them an entire life, give them a whole life for them to know about.”
After a school board vote last night, two of Canton City Schools’ high schools will merge this fall, our partners at WKSU report.
From potato salad to college tuition, people use crowdsourcing websites to fund many different ventures. Yesterday, a school in Ashtabula County received a lesson on how to use one leading platform as a way to raise money to buy classroom tools, the Star Beacon reports.
The reinvention of career tech education is gaining lots of attention here in Ohio and nationwide. As NPR’s Education Team reports, the Nashville Public School District suggests all students take a minimum of three CTE classes before graduating.