U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today more than $63 million in new federal assistance for 47 institutions of higher education under the Emergency Assistance to Institutions of Higher Education program. The program provides funding to institutions and their students in areas directly affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and/or Maria or the 2017 California wildfires.
In the U.S., more than 4 out of 10 undergraduate college students are above the age of 25. When people talk about these adult students, you usually hear words like "job skills" and "quickest path to a degree."
The University of Washington's policies to help transfer students succeed were highlighted in a new report that lays out some of the best ways to help community college graduates earn four-year degrees.
Nine reentry navigators for the state of Washington are tasked with helping inmates get the job training and employment they need to be productive citizens upon their release. The navigator positions were established by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges with a grant from the Department of Corrections.
In the latest Education Lab IQ feature, writers answer the question: “Is it true that teachers must concentrate their teaching on the lowest common denominator of learning capability in each classroom?”
For the first time, education leaders in Olympia are officially stating that school discipline must be “culturally responsive” and families and communities must be part of efforts to address student misbehavior.