According to research just published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, the amount of schooling a person has may affect how much stress he or she experiences. During the eight consecutive days of the study, holders of college degrees felt stress 44% of the time, while those without a high school degree said they experienced stress only 30% of the time -- but the latter group reported stress experiences more severe.
Hoping to ease a national shortage of technology educators, Valley City (N.D.) State University wants to expand its online degree program to train technology teachers. The state's Academic Affairs Council has given the school approval to prepare a more detailed proposal for its mid-June meting.
As school districts convert shop classrooms to technology education centers, wood-shop teachers are becoming a vanishing breed. Educators George Gosney and Mike Benton believe hands-on training gives many students their first taste of responsibility and pride in accomplishment.
In Mexico, urban schools are offering bilingual education to soaring numbers of newly arrived migrant children who speak dozens of indigenous languages. Some parents oppose the multicultural education because they believe it's too expensive and hurts assimilation.
Despite the retention of thousands of low-achieving students last year, 57% of Miami-Dade third-graders scored at the highest three of the FCAT's five achievement levels, up from 53% last year. School officials pointed to Miami-Dade's growing population of poor and non-English-speaking students to explain why the district continues to lag behind other urban districts in the state.