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Educational Practices

Details: Chapter Summary. When applied consistently, certain educational practices can best support the learning and development of young children. In order to foster high-quality learning, B–8 educators must have knowledge of the subject-matter content, the developmental progress of how children learn specific topics, and the instructional strategies

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Federal Education Legislation

Details: Several major pieces of federal legislation affect early learning and PreK-12 education in the United States. First, as a part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty, Congress passed and President Johnson signed into law the Elementary and …

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Trapped by Default

Details: Today, approximately 7.5 million Americans are in default on their federal student loans. Borrowers enter default when they miss 270 days’ worth of payments, and being behind on student loan bills comes with severe financial consequences. Borrowers in default can, for example, be charged high collection fees and have portions of their wages

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Education Reform Lessons from England

Details: England's education system has undergone rapid and ambitious reform in the past decade. In 1997, a newly-elected Labour government, led by Prime Minister Tony Blair, enacted a series of major, centrally-driven education reforms, including national strategies to improve student learning in literacy and math in early elementary school, efforts to turn around …

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Varying Degrees 2022

Details: Abstract. Varying Degrees 2022: New America’s Sixth Annual Survey on Higher Educati­­on interviewed 1,517 Americans ages 18 and older to better understand their perceptions of education after high school, including oversamples of Black, Latinx, and Asian Americans, and student loan borrowers. It provides important trend data to judge how

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Work-Based Learning Questions Answered

Details: Federal Work-Study. Federal Work-Study is a financial aid program that subsidizes the wages of eligible students—graduate and undergraduate—with financial need, based on the results of their FAFSA. (Side note: If you’re thinking about going to college—or are in school— absolutely fill out a FAFSA. That’s how you’ll find out what

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Are OPMs The New Predatory For-Profit Colleges

Details: June 23, 2022. Edward Conroy wrote an article for Forbes about the predatory nature of Online Program Managers. Proponents believe online education is the future of higher education, providing ease of access, more flexible learning, and the opportunity to engage students wherever they are. The pandemic has shown that many universities can pivot

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Project GLAD: So Much More to Learn

Details: Project GLAD — which stands for Guided Language Acquisition Instruction — is a model of sheltered English instruction that school districts around the country have used to prepare their teachers to work with English language learner (ELL) students. ((Project GLAD is owned by the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE), which also houses the …

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The Department of Education and Ensuring Quality in Higher Ed

Details: The Higher Education Act requires that the Department obtain “the advice of and recommendations from individuals and representatives of the groups involved in student financial assistance programs” before issuing regulations on federal financial aid programs (e.g. grants, loans, work-study). The negotiating process is meant to ensure that

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Knowledge and Competencies

Details: The knowledge and competencies needed by adults to support learning, development, and school success should draw from the science of child development and early learning, the knowledge base about educational practices, and the context of early care and education and related sectors. The knowledge and skills necessary for competent practice by

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Can Trump Abolish the Department of Education

Details: The $5 billion in vocational education could be administered through the Department of Labor. That agency is theoretically more focused on the challenges of workforce development in the 21 st century, and could make for a better fit for those funds than the K-12-focused Department of Education. Issues would still remain, of course.

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The Pandemic’s Lasting Effects on Children as They Transition into

Details: Sarah Jackson. Jan. 26, 2022. At Rixa Evershed’s school in Tacoma, Washington, the five-year-olds are acting like fours. There’s been more crying. The three-year-olds are doing more biting, hitting, and screaming. “We’re seeing a real delay in the social and emotional abilities of children,” said Evershed, the director of early

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Why Representation of Black and African Americans in Educational

Details: A study of history textbooks revealed that African Americans were featured 10 percent of the pictorials in 5th grade textbooks, 6 to 12 percent in 8th grade, and 10 percent in 11th grade. These findings indicate a disparity between the representation of Black and African Americans in educational materials and the U.S. population of 12.4 percent.

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Values, Beliefs, and Institutions

Details: To facilitate interaction among ideas presented in Moving Beyond False Choices for Early Childhood Educators, Series Editor Stacie G. Goffin offers opening comments.For readers new to the Series, her introduction explains the series' intent.. To date, preparation and education has been the strand in ECE's thorny knot that has received the most attention from …

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A (Recent) History of Student Loan Servicing Reform

Details: The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 establishes a range of requirements related to ED’s oversight and management of student loan servicers, including having multiple servicers manage accounts and compete for these accounts based on performance. ED issues a notice indicating that it believes that state regulations related to servicing

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Not so fast! Department of Education puts colleges on notice …

Details: Aug. 9, 2022. Not so fast! Department of Ed puts colleges on notice about accreditor shopping. In a recent blog post released alongside a series of guidance memos for institutions of higher education, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) explained that it will not tolerate accreditation shopping as a race to the bottom when it comes to

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Higher Ed’s Last Call on Federal Funding Regulations

Details: The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) is the official notice of the agency’s plan to create a final regulation — in this case a draft set of rules on federal financial aid that will impact students, higher education institutions, and taxpayers. Before the draft becomes official rule, the Department of Education will hold a final call for

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