Graduate School: 8 Tips to Help You Get In
Getting into graduate school is a lot of work — finding a program that fits your interests and goals, applications, the GRE exam, letters of intent, coordinating recommendation letters. If you’ve determined that going to graduate school makes sense for your future career, this article will highlight eight ways you can
Farm to School: Sourcing School Meals Locally
Education is more than what happens in the classroom. Students are learning about the world they live in, how to interact with each other, and how to stay healthy. People are becoming more environmentally aware and conscious of what children put in their bodies, particularly as awareness about obesity has
Are Smaller Classes Better for Students?
Though the debate over class size is ongoing, research, in general, indicates that students tend to learn better in smaller environments. Yet, as state budgets are cut, class sizes are only increasing. Why Smaller Class Sizes? Since the 1970s, research has suggested that smaller class sizes lead to higher academic
Teaching the Arts in Schools: Why is it Important?
As school budgets are cut and with the emphasis on math and science, many schools are forced to trim away at their art curriculum. The arts may seem like a fun break from learning and unimportant to student success in our technological world, but the arts play a very important role in the development
What are the Different Kinds of Colleges in the U.S.?
Each country has its own model for education. In the United States there are a few types of colleges: public, private and for-profit. Within those categories, there are different kinds of colleges such as two- or four- year universities or online schools. Private Many colleges or universities are privately owned. Some have
Adult Education: What Are The Benefits?
Adult education has always been an important part of the education system in the United States. States first took the lead in adult education, and the first federal legislation supporting these programs was passed in 1964. Since, the government has worked with states to continue expanding opportunities for adults who wish to
What are Dual Language Immersion Programs?
Today, Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs are an increasingly popular model for bilingual education in K-12 education. In 2000, U.S. Education Secretary Richard Riley stated, “We need to invest in these kinds of programs… In an international economy, knowledge, and knowledge of language, is power.” Since then, the number of DLI
Which Foreign Language Should You Learn?
When it comes to deciding on a foreign language to learn, there are often many variables that come into play. Depending on the circumstances and motivations underlying the decision to learn another language, individuals will weight certain factors differently. Today, many high schools and liberal arts colleges require a certain
Why Do High Schools Need College Counselors?
Many students aspire to attend college, but not all of them are ready for the challenges of applying, attending or paying for postsecondary education. At a time when getting into college seems more difficult each year, there is a shortage of college and guidance counselors due to budget cuts and other
Does Parent Involvement in School Help Students Succeed?
If you have a child attending school, getting involved in his or her learning is a must. Research by various groups over the past 3 decades points to the positive impact a parent’s relationship with school has on a child. From research groups, including the National Coalition for Parent Involvement (NCPI), to
Should Cell Phones Be Allowed In The Classroom?
Cell phones are everywhere and have undeniably become an integral part of everyday life. Everyone from teens to seniors seems to have one on their person — even toddlers know how to use them for games and entertainment! Just a few years ago, cell phones were simply used to speak with someone.
Magnet Schools: What Are They?
Magnet schools came into being at the end of the 1960s and early in the 1970s as an alternative to busing children to school during the desegregation movement. The intent was to combine various cultural and ethnic groups from one area together in one school. This purpose has since changed.
The Importance Of School Breakfast Programs
No child should ever go to school hungry. Yet, according to the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), nearly 16 million children live in homes struggling with hunger. In a country where food is not scarce, that number is far too high. In order to make sure students are fed, it is essential
Using Education to Fight the Skills Gap
A problem has been looming in the United States industrial engine since the 1990s. According to author Gary J. Beach, it has widened considerably since 2000 and continues to affect the growth and strength of the economy. This has been named the “skills gap.” It has been examined, analyzed and