National Education News
Thousands of qualified students from low-income backgrounds don't attend college because they don't have the information they need to apply. NPR's Melissa Block speaks with former New York City Schools chancellor Harold Levy about a program, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, which aims to use the Internet to link high school students to counselors and mentors.
The Learning Network: Detection, Prevention and Treatment: Researching Issues Around Ebola in the United States
Counselors at international schools in Asia are reporting allegations of cheating on the Oct. 11 administration of the SAT in more countries than the two that were the original focus of an investigation — and one counselor said he was struck by the “ease at which one can cheat.”Read full article >>
In part two of our look at the ancient Greek philosopher, we ask students at a California school about the Socratic teaching method and the questions it inspires.
Last week I published a post titled “Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns” that went viral. The post, written by Alexis Wiggins, a 15-year teaching veteran now working in a private American International School overseas, talked about how tough the school day can be for a competitive student, and she had three takeaways from her experience:Read full article >>