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Obama Budget Would Restore Ed-Tech Money Flow to K-12 Districts

President Obama's newly proposed budget calls for restoring a big source of federal money to state and local education technology programs, bringing money for teacher training, and classroom instruction customized to individual students' needs.

Legislative Update Support K-12 Engineering Education Legislation

This week, Congressional Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY), Joe Kennedy, III (D-MA), David McKinley (R-WV), Rodney Davis (R-IL) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) plan to reintroduce the Educating Tomorrow’s Engineers Act (ETEA) in advance of Engineers Week.

White House Announces Tuition-Free Community College & Tech Training

Last Friday, President Obama unveiled a proposal to offer tuition-free community college to responsible students across America, called "America's College Promise," at Pellissippi Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee. Obama's proposal would make two years of community college free for students. He argues that the effort would provide students with workforce skills and a free start in obtaining a bachelor's degree.

White House Announces Tuition-Free Community College & Tech Training

Last Friday, President Obama unveiled a proposal to offer tuition-free community college to responsible students across America, called "America's College Promise," at Pellissippi Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee. Obama's proposal would make two years of community college free for students. He argues that the effort would provide students with workforce skills and a free start in obtaining a bachelor's degree.

Next-Generation Accountability Systems: An Overview of Current State Policies and Practices

Over the past six years, there has been a significant shift in education. States recognized that students were not being taught at levels that adequately prepared them for college and careers and stepped up to develop and implement more rigorous standards. As part of this transition, states have also committed to better supports for educators to adapt to the new standards, better assessments to measure student learning, and better accountability systems to understand where schools are struggling and how to help them improve.

 

How Federal Education Policy Contributes to the Skills Gap – and Can Help Us Move Beyond It

In survey after survey over the last decade, employers have complained of difficulty finding workers with the right mix of skills, despite record numbers of job seekers and college graduates. Concerns about pervasive mismatches between worker skills and employer needs have driven a host of initiatives designed to fix the “skills gap”, so far to little avail.

After Election 2014: STEM EDUCATION

The debut of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in a handful of states and a growing awareness among research universities that they must improve undergraduate instruction are arguably the two biggest recent changes in the U.S. science education landscape. They also embody the political adage of thinking globally and acting locally, a timely message as the Obama administration heads into the homestretch and voters prepare to elect a new Congress.

After Election 2014: STEM EDUCATION

The debut of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in a handful of states and a growing awareness among research universities that they must improve undergraduate instruction are arguably the two biggest recent changes in the U.S. science education landscape. They also embody the political adage of thinking globally and acting locally, a timely message as the Obama administration heads into the homestretch and voters prepare to elect a new Congress.

How Federal Education Policy Contributes to the Skills Gap – and Can Help Us Move Beyond It

In survey after survey over the last decade, employers have complained of difficulty finding workers with the right mix of skills, despite record numbers of job seekers and college graduates. Concerns about pervasive mismatches between worker skills and employer needs have driven a host of initiatives designed to fix the “skills gap”, so far to little avail.

How Federal Education Policy Contributes to the Skills Gap – and Can Help Us Move Beyond It

In survey after survey over the last decade, employers have complained of difficulty finding workers with the right mix of skills, despite record numbers of job seekers and college graduates. Concerns about pervasive mismatches between worker skills and employer needs have driven a host of initiatives designed to fix the “skills gap”, so far to little avail.

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