July 23, 2014
The News Journal
35,000 Delaware children in poverty
Nearly one in five kids in Delaware is living in poverty, and instead of decreasing, the statistics are becoming the norm. The number of children in families on food stamps, receiving free or reduced-price lunches, and living with parents without consistent jobs has grown since the start of the 2008 recession. Officials say there are no signs the statistics will go down anytime soon.
Chronicle of Higher Education
Bill Gates talk performance funding and MOOCs in conference keynote
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates touched on a myriad of issues facing higher education institutions during a keynote address at the annual conference of the National Association of College and University Business Officers, touching on several key issues.
Feds reject Washington’s request for exemption from No Child Left Behind
Washington state has lost its latest bid for flexibility under the federal No Child Left Behind law, state officials said. U.S. Department of Education officials rejected a request made about a month ago by Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn.
Inside Higher Ed
Dropping the ball?
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is supposed to prepare K-12 students for higher education — but college and university faculty members and administrators remain largely removed from planning and rolling out these new assessments and standards, according to a report.
Indiana A-F difficulties linger, Despite Bennett’s exoneration
While former Indiana state chief Tony Bennett is cleared of ethics allegations in the changing of a charter school’s grade, the state is considering major changes in the grading system he championed.
In 25 years, U.S. children make fragile progress, Kids Count analysis finds
Economic instability and racial disparities threaten American children’s educational and health progress, according to the 25th annual Kids Count report.
Next steps for the Next Generation Science Standards
A commentary by Arthur H. Camins, Director of the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education at Stevens Institute of Technology
Teacher engagement is the only way in which the Next Generation Science Standards will be successful as a catalyst for improvement in science literacy in the United States.