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STEM has become the Beyoncè of the curriculum

Patte Barth | Posted 07.11.2016 | Education
Patte Barth

STEM is steadily earning a place as the dazzling star in the high school curriculum and for good reason. The benefit of high-level science and math co...

Protect Yourself From a Colorless, Tasteless, Odorless Gas: Radon

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 01.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Seyler

But one precaution that many health conscious individuals may not even think of when it comes to safeguarding their health is protecting themselves and their families from an invisible gas that often lurks within their own homes: radon.

Governor Cuomo Should Veto the Mold Legislation and Start From Square One

Elizabeth Glass Geltman | Posted 01.21.2015 | New York
Elizabeth Glass Geltman

Governor Cuomo should veto the legislation. A new mold bill should be written that includes stiff penalties. The bill should also require training of all mold workers, photographic documentation, and third party verification that mold remediation is properly completed.

Common Core Is Common Sense for Higher Ed

Nancy L. Zimpher | Posted 08.04.2014 | Education
Nancy L. Zimpher

The Common Core standards and new assessments aligned with the standards represent our best hope for driving meaningful improvement across K-12 and higher education.

The Lake Wobegon Effect at California State Univeristy

William G. Tierney | Posted 11.27.2013 | College
William G. Tierney

California State University is inventing its own Lake Wobegon in dealing with entering freshmen who need to take remedial classes in math and English.

Write Now: The Urgent Link Between Personal and Professional Success

Carol J. Carter | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

The need to improve writing and reading skills linked to writing and thinking is urgent; we need to improve these skills so that our future generation will have the skills to communicate whether they are fixing furnaces, fixing bridges, fixing computer hacks, or fixing heart valves.

Seeking Remediation for the Debate on Remedial Education

Leticia Bustillos | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Leticia Bustillos

Rather than asking the question, "What does it take to successfully serve students considered underprepared?" policymakers are more inclined to ask "What does it take to make remedial education programs most efficient?"

Matt Sledge

Making New Jersey Brownfield Sites Into Solar Farms Could Create Jobs | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.22.2012 | Business

Even in the mad-dash world of New Jersey real estate there is one kind of site no one will touch: a formerly toxic waste dump next to a prison. But...

Remedial Education: Focus on Improvement, Not Elimination

Noël Harmon | Posted 08.25.2012 | College
Noël Harmon

The decision to eliminate funding for a pathway to postsecondary access runs counter to our moral imperative to educate all of this country's citizens -- irrespective of preparation.

Have A Good High School GPA And Prepared For College? Think Again

Posted 09.12.2011 | Education

Over a third of Alabama high school graduates have been found unfit for college. According to the latest numbers collected by the Alabama Commissio...

Unready and Unsuccessful

Joanne Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Joanne Jacobs

Anyone can give college a try. But success is elusive for students with weak academic skills and poor work habits. Community colleges are struggling to solve problems created in the K-12 schools.

Too Much Math?

Joanne Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joanne Jacobs

Do remedial math classes teach essential, real-world, basic skills that students need no matter what future they pursue? Or could we limit math remediation by requiring less math knowledge?

Internet Killed the Video Star

Claire Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Claire Gordon

The Wilderness Downtown is a revelation about how music videos, like so many other media forms, have not fully understood or adapted to the platform on which they're now viewed.

Education in Chicago: Mr. Secretary: Quo Vadis?

Bill Sweetland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bill Sweetland

If Duncan and Obama really expect five million more students to graduate from two-year colleges, they must for the first time in history make our schools into thoroughly intellectualized, serious places.