As States Cut Back, Where Has the Money Gone?
EdStat: Parents Pay a Median Price of $8,320 a Year for Eight Hours a Week of Center-Based Care for a Child Under Five Who Does Not Have a Disability
Parents spend more in the Northeast and West and less in the South and Midwest.
Taxpayers have filed for over thirty billion dollars in credits and deductions for college expenses they paid in 2017.
EdStat: According to the 2017 EdNext Poll, 61 Percent of Respondents Support the General Concept of Standards that are the Same Across the States
Far fewer support “Common Core.”
EdStat: The U.S. Federal Government Spends Roughly $26 Billion Annually on Programs and Tax Expenditures to Support the Care and Education of Young Children
But how much are individual households spending to send a child to a center-based program when no one is helping them pay?
Students who drop out rack up debt without getting the benefits that come with having earned a degree.
Knowing what families of different income and educational levels are currently paying for daycare can inform policy debates over how much taxpayers should spend to help families afford it.
Richard Rusczyk is the founder of the Art of Problem Solving (AoPS), a math curriculum and online learning community that supports students who excel in math.
EdStat: On Average, over the Past 10 Years, Teacher Compensation has Increased by 7.8 Percent for Retirement Benefits
During the same period of time, salaries increased by 1.4 percent a year, on average.
Over one million students drop out of college each year, and colleges do little to bring them back.
Teachers can’t buy food, afford child care, or pay their mortgages with the promise of future benefits — especially ones that never come.
New Evidence From the National Survey of Children’s Health
Katharine Strunk and Paul Bruno find a link between how prospective teachers rate on a tool used to screen them and their later performance on the job.
A number of large-scale reforms have given students more options for completing remediation quickly, and more ways to avoid it altogether.
EdStat: 1,700 Students Begin a Computer-Science Master’s Degree Through Georgia Tech’s Online Program Each Year
Georgia Tech’s online program is the largest computer-science master’s degree program in the United States—and possibly the world.
States should work with teacher prep programs to produce candidates that are more aligned to their needs.
EdStat: Only 54 Percent of School Principals Rate Their Teachers’ Understanding of How Children Learn as “Moderately” or “Very” Good
Though teachers are required to learn some basic principles of psychology as part of their training, many report that their education is too theoretical.
We are facing some real challenges in obtaining the high-quality, diverse teacher workforce that we need.
Who takes online classes? Does online education simply substitute for in-person education or does it serve students who would not otherwise enroll in an educational program?
A new proposal for reforming teacher education
Maybe we need to rethink how teachers’ pay schedules are structured.
When college professors ban laptops, students complain about hand cramps and an inability to read their own handwritten notes.
As the use of smart speakers like Google Home and Amazon Echo becomes widespread in homes, some wonder whether voice-activated technology technology could prove useful in the classroom. Michael Horn joins Marty West to discuss how this might work and what the challenges might be.
Have these new evaluation systems had a net positive or negative effect on our nation’s schools?