Two facts --- students are taking longer to get their PhDs in economics, and students are dropping out of PhD programs before finishing. Faced with these facts, Greg Mankiw reflects on the structure of graduate education and the role that MA programs can in fact play in improving graduate education in economics.
For Ontario students, EQAO stands for those pesky tests they have to write every few years up until Grade 10.
For teachers it’s a job requirement, one some consider valuable for the in-depth data they get about their students, and others see as a joy-killing, even dangerous, waste of precious time and money.
Parents, if they know the acronym, may still have only a fuzzy grasp of what it’s all about.
The Israeli education ministry has been accused of bowing to religious extremists after it agreed to censor a chapter on sex education from textbooks used in state-run religious schools.
Orthodox Jewish teachers and principals objected to the chapter in the science textbook that deals with reproduction, preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
The ban will affect junior high school students in the “state-religious” educational system — meaning schools that combine religious and secular curricula.
Today, as part of her nationwide listening tour, Secretary Pritzker visited
Year Up in Seattle, WA. Year Up is a national non-profit
organization operating in 12 cities that provides urban young adults
with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to
pursue professional careers and higher education.
She toured the facilities with Lisa Chin,
Executive Director of Year Up Puget Sound Seattle, and John Stanton,
Year Up Board Chair. On the tour she saw a Business Communications class
where students learn the fundamentals of effective
communication in a professional setting. Some of the skills taught
include public speaking, email etiquette, and giving presentations in a
business setting. She also visited the IT Apps class where students use
office productivity applications to build their
own business plan, which they present to the class as a final project.
Year Up focus on learning skills and obtaining needed credentials
during their first six months in the program. In the second six months,
students apply those skills through corporate sponsorships. Students can
earn up to 23 college credits during their
year of study. Year Up is an excellent of example of how employers,
community colleges and non-profits can come together to teach young
adults the skills valued by employers.
I have a great deal of sympathy for Michelle Apperson, the Sacramento "Teacher of the Year" who was laid off. Assuming she deserved the award, she should not have been laid off.Sixth-grade teacher Michelle Apperson passed down a simple message to her students.
By Christian Magoon:Beginning next April, the Government of India's Planning Commission will launch India's 12th Five Year Plan. This plan will be primarily focused on infrastructure improvement of all sorts: Energy, Education, Transportation, Healthcare, Agriculture and much more.
The drive to bring about “sweeping,” sharp reductions in salt consumption is based more on zealotry than science, and should be halted until there’s better evidence, one of Canada’s foremost heart researchers charges in a provocative new commentary.
Reducing ingestion of sodium has been a major focus of public-health advocates in recent years, and generated widespread, sometimes-alarming media coverage.