College graduates entering the workforce for the first time should highlight their leadership skills, help others achieve their goals and show commitment to their job, says author Vicki Bracket. She recommends that they make time to build a professional network and be patient while seeking new opportunities.
Students' culture and identity should be factored into data analysis, writes leadership coach Andrew Knips. In this blog post, he shares six strategies to help support more equitable data analysis, including taking steps to address implicit bias.
State budgets nationwide could include about $14 billion more for schools in fiscal year 2020, according to a survey by the National Association of State Budget Officers. This blog post identifies five key ways school districts may spend the additional funds, including on infrastructure and to recover from past budget cuts.
Help yourself avoid burnout by finding ways to link today's work with corporate and personal goals, writes Thor Projects President Robert Bogue. "Cast a compelling vision of what's on the horizon, but take time to recognize the specific victories that led you where you are," he writes.
Student-loan borrowers whose households make less than $100,000 a year would have $50,000 of their debt erased and households making up to $250,000 would also see relief under a plan proposed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. A Warren-commissioned analysis said three out of every four borrowers would have their loans paid off if the $640 billion-dollar plan became law.
Some student education-technology entrepreneurs are using their own experiences to help them design classroom tech that can help support learning. One group of high-schoolers in Texas is designing a mobile app that will provide students with real-time feedback to help them prepare for class presentations.
There appears to be a shifting power dynamic between the US Department of Education and states over their plans to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act, according to researchers Megan Duff and Priscilla Wohlstetter of Teachers College, Columbia University. Of note, they explain, is the department's blanket approval of ESSA plans.
A new study shows that undergraduate women majoring in STEM fields who face a "chilly" atmosphere at school begin to have negative and cynical feelings about their research and their career choice. Researchers recommend that schools provide extra counseling and support.
The academic jargon and language used by colleges and universities on websites and other communication tools can be too complex and put up unnecessary barriers to applicants, says former professor Deborah Bosley, who now owns and runs The Plain Language Group. She, and other experts, recommend colleges use simple language to describe admissions processes, financial aid and other student-centered information.
An investigation by the US Education Department into foreign money accepted by Georgetown University and Texas A&M University is part of a Trump administration push to more closely examine such funding. US colleges and universities are required to disclose donations and contracts with foreign countries that total $250,000 or more.