Louisiana and Washington, D.C., have the most at-risk students in the country, and New Hampshire and New Jersey have the fewest at-risk students, according to a ranking by the financial website WalletHub. The analysis considers 14 federal measurements, including literacy assessments and graduation rates, along with obesity, mental health indicators and homelessness.
Some schools and universities are testing the use of virtual reality to replace costly laboratories where students learn via cadavers. Faculty name several advantages of VR, including improved safety for dangerous experiments and the ability to let students repeat lessons -- such as dissection -- so they learn from their mistakes.
Several Democrats in the US House are expected to present their own version of legislation to update the nation's higher-education law later this month after efforts to pass a Republican-backed measure stalled. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., says the bill will focus on college access and workforce training.
A group of Maine high-school students have committed to activism in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., and subsequent walkouts. Students relaunched the school newspaper and started the Maine Teen Advocacy Coalition, which has brought issues to state lawmakers and school administrators, and recently registered peers to vote.
Students at a Massachusetts high school are preparing for the future by participating in five career academies, writes Michael Lauro, associate executive director at the Atlantis Charter School. In this commentary, Lauro shares how the academies work with local businesses and the community to provide students with hands-on experiences.
Carissa Peck, a high-school language arts teacher, has replaced the traditional five-paragraph essay with tech-driven alternatives. Peck has students create BuzzFeed-type quizzes, infographics and virtual-reality experiences to keep them engaged.
The College Board announced Wednesday it would scrap plans to begin the Advanced Placement history exam content around the year 1450, following criticism from educators concerned that the move would make the course too Eurocentric. Instruction now will begin with the year 1200, and a second AP world history course will focus on ancient history.
Eighty-nine percent of technology companies intend to hire MBA graduates this year, while 76% of finance and accounting firms have the same intention, according to a new study by the Graduate Management Admission Council. Priya Priyadarshini, senior human resources director at Microsoft, says MBA graduates "bring a diverse set of experiences and perspectives."
Incoming MBA students should prepare by refreshing qualitative skills and identifying industries that interest them, says Soojin Kwon, managing director of full-time MBA admissions at the Ross School of Business.
Students at a Massachusetts middle school learned how to create video games in a summer camp in collaboration with a science, technology, engineering and math group called Tinker and Create. As students learned to code games, they also applied physics, math and other academic subjects, instructor Doug Tepe said.
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