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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Prepping students with autism for life after K-12

E-School – Laura Devaney

“Transitioning to higher education or the workforce is a challenge for most K-12 students, but it can be more challenging for students with autism as they learn to navigate new environments.” (more)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

5 higher-ed skills to teach K-12 students now

E-School – Meris Stansbury

“From ePortfolios to YouTube videos, and from PowerPoint presentations to blogs, more colleges and universities are looking to see students’ skills in software, presentation, and social media.” (more)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Real-World Connections to Global Learning

Education Week – Meghan Sullivan

“While reflecting on global learning, student engagement, and career and college readiness, one question continues to surface: without a real-life connection to our learning, does a global perspective even matter?” (more)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Education, business must prep grads for STEM jobs

Arizona Central – Michael Bobley

“Among educators, 73 percent said their students were either well prepared or very well prepared while employers disagreed; only 20 percent said the same about recent college graduates.” (more)

Monday, August 11, 2014

10 Tips to Rock Your Brand New School Year

The Huffington Post – Gina DeLapa

“Here are 10 tips to help you manage your workload, make the best use of your time and get the greatest return on your educational investment:.” (more)

Black Men Need More Education Than White Men to Get Jobs

The Atlantic – MARGARET BARTHEL

“A recent report from the advocacy group Young Invincibles suggests not: African American millennial men need two or more levels of education to have the same employment prospects as their white peers.” (more)

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The key to solving the skills gap is to let colleges deliver higher education

The Guardian – Carole Kitching

“There is a clear role for colleges in the higher education market, developing vocational and technical degrees for local and regional economies.” (more)

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Stopping ‘summer melt’ – and getting more kids to college this fall

The Christian Science Monitor – Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

“To help first-generation and low-income high school graduates follow through on the needed steps to get to college, customized text messages over the summer can make a difference, researchers have found.” (more)

Study: Attending a more selective college doesn’t improve graduation prospects

The Christian Science Monitor – Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

“The likelihood of graduating is ‘closely predicted by student background,’ says a co-author of the new study, which is calling into question some of the ideas the Obama administration has been touting.” (more)

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Forget Bitcoin, A University Education Is The New Global Currency

Forbes – Nick Morrison

“Bitcoin may have been getting all the hype, but there is growing evidence that in a world without borders it is not virtual money that is the global currency, but a university education.” (more)