RSI Corporate - Licensing

Henderson International School closing two of three campuses

Last Vegas Sun – Steve Green

“The Henderson International School on Friday said the recession is forcing it to close two of its three campuses and eliminate its high school program. The private school is owned by Meritas LLC of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and last reported pre-K through 12th grade enrollment of 850 students.”(more)

Purdue reviews its scholarships

Indianapolis Star – Eric Weddle

“WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The amount of money Purdue University spends on scholarships is coming under scrutiny as campus leaders look for ways to close a projected $67 million funding gap.”(more)

Math texts get tryout in Bellevue, but victor unclear

Seattle Times – Katherine Long

“A panel of more than a dozen Bellevue teachers, parents and administrators wrestled with the results of a trial of two math texts, but came to no conclusions Thursday about which series of books would do the best job helping teach students algebra and geometry.”(more)

The Case Against College Education (for strong elementary, secondary math education)

Time – Ramesh Ponnuru

“We may be close to maxing out on the first strategy. Our high college drop-out rate — 40% of kids who enroll in college don’t get a degree within six years — may be a sign that we’re trying to push too many people who aren’t suited for college to enroll. It has been estimated that, in 2007, most people in their 20s who had college degrees were not in jobs that required them: another sign that we are pushing kids into college who will not get much out of it but debt.”(more)

Outside the Box – Juliann Talkington

“What is the underlaying cause of the college drop out rate and the disconnect between college cost and post college income? The basic problem is that the primary and secondary education system in the US is not providing kids with the necessary skills for 21st Century employment. As a result, young people go to college to become “job ready”. However, most 21st Century jobs require analytical abilities (math skills). Today, even historians and public policy analysts use statistics, build databases and incorporate math formulas into spreadsheet analyses. By the time kids reach college it is nearly impossible to learn a sequential subject like math. So sady these young people are routed to college courses that do not require math skills. Then reality hits. The number of jobs that can be filled by people without analytic abilities is shrinking, so an education that does not include math does little to improve job prospects. This new reality means many young people leave college with large debts and few job prospects.”