The best school superintendents are those who see students as "consumers" of quality education and not "a product of an assembly line," writes Massachusetts high-school student Matt Lucitt. During a recent focus group of 30 students, Lucitt also suggested that student mental health be a priority as their district searches for a new leader.
Sun bears communicate by mimicking each other's facial expressions, a practice long thought to occur only in species with complex social systems, a study published in Scientific Reports suggests. "Other primates and dogs are known to mimic each other, but only great apes and humans were previously known to show such complexity in their facial mimicry," said study co-author Marina Davila-Ross.
Illinois culinary arts instructor Athenia Travis discusses in this Q&A how her dyslexia helps her relate to her students with special needs. She also describes how she adapts lessons to students who need differing supports, so everyone is participating in the same lessons and with the same recipe.
A South Carolina school has successfully improved reading scores after adopting a multisensory approach to instruction, writes Jane Harrison, assistant superintendent of instruction for Anderson School District One. Harrison describes how the district made the transition, including adopting teacher-driven professional development.
About 29% of students are personally paying for all of their college education, according to a study from LendEDU. The study showed 36% of Native American students and 32% of black and Hispanic students, respectively, personally paid for college, compared with 30% of white students and 18% of Asian and Middle Eastern students, respectively.
Colleges and universities in many states are seeking ways to deal with an anticipated decline in admissions spurred by a drop in US birthrates between 2008 and 2013. In Massachusetts, a state program to monitor the financial health of smaller colleges especially, is expected to be implemented by the fall so proactive measures can be taken.
The Colorado House of Representatives has passed a measure that would require colleges and universities to eliminate most noncredit remedial courses and instead implement credit-bearing co-requisite classes. The measure also bans colleges from using a single placement test to determine remediation.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is seeking $19 million in additional higher-education funding to support the state's college tuition program and boost online resources, such as textbooks, for students. The request also includes $5 million for three colleges facing accreditation reviews.
New GMAC research finds that Britain's decision to leave the European Union (Brexit) has so far had little impact on international candidates' interest in studying in the UK. Read more at GMAC Advisor.
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