Education

  • A majority of the people incarcerated in Utah have less than a high school education. Photo Credit: Pixabay

    University of Utah Brings Higher Ed to Prisons

    Eric Galatas Public News Service SALT LAKE CITY — A new program spearheaded by the University of Utah is reviving higher education classes for incarcerated people at the Utah State Correctional Facility in Draper, after a ten-year hiatus. Erin Castro, an assistant professor at the University, is the driving...
  • Leslie Lindberg-Harper is part of the diverse group of education support professionals in the Salem-Keizer school district. Photo Credit: Charles Lapham/Oregon Education Association

    Giving Props to Support Staff During Education Week

    Eric Tegethoff Public News Service SALEM, Ore. — This week is American Education Week, and more than just teachers are in the spotlight for the support they provide to students. Each day of Education Week has a theme, and today is Education Support Professionals Day. Known as ESPs, they...
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    Policymakers cannot ignore the overrepresentation of black students in special education

    Kristen Harper and Edward Fergus, PhD Child Trends In their recent study featured in Education Week, Morgan, Farkas, Hillemeier, and Maczuga got it wrong in arguing that more black children should be identified with educational disabilities and challenging federal policies meant to address overrepresentation by race in special education. To be clear, black...
  • 27th District Assemblyman Ash Kalra presents a certificate of recognition to Think Together Director of Operations Joshua Felix, and Russo McEntee Academy Principal Tereasa Smith, during a Lights On Afterschool rally sponsored by Think Together on October 26 to celebrate afterschool programs organized by the Afterschool Alliance. The event allowed families to see first-hand the success their children have when a part of Think Together’s afterschool programs. Photo Credit: Think Together

    THINK TOGETHER HOLDS LIGHTS ON AFTERSCHOOL RALLY TO CALL ATTENTION TO THE VALUE OF AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS

    San Jose, Calif. – Think Together, a statewide nonprofit organization that partners with schools to provide early learning after school and support programs, recently sponsored a Lights On Afterschool rally on October 26 to join the annual nationwide celebration of afterschool programs organized by the Afterschool Alliance.  During the event students were able to...
  • More than 11 million kids nationwide are alone or unsupervised after class ends, according to the Afterschool Alliance. Photo Credit: School's Out Washington

    Lights On Afterschool Day: Keeping Kids Safe, Engaged in Wash.

    Eric Tegethoff Public News Service VANCOUVER, Wash. — Today communities in Washington and across the nation celebrate Lights On Afterschool Day. Now in its 17th year, the day highlights programs that keep kids safe and engaged beyond school hours. According to the Afterschool Alliance, more than 11 million children nationwide...
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    The online world is the real world: what to do about cyberbullying

    Kaylor Garcia & Deborah Temkin Child Trends When AOL Instant Messenger launched in 1997, introducing the world to a new concept of digital interaction, only 18 percent of households had Internet access and access was limited by race and socioeconomic status. Within two decades, 92 percent of teens from all demographic areas reported...
  • Los latinos de Nuevo México están yendo a la universidad en proporciones récord, pero sin ganar los mismos salarios que los blancos o los negros de los Estados Unidos, de acuerdo a un reporte reciente. Photo Credit: nnmc.edu

    Evasivo Diploma de College impide poder de ganar dinero a los latinos

    Roz Brown/Alfonso López-Collada, Public News Service ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. – Más y más latinos están yendo a college, pero no están logrando su diploma ni ganar salarios al mismo nivel que otros estadounidenses, de acuerdo a una investigación reciente. La tasa de deserción de latinos de Nuevo México en...
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    Financial Aid Season for College Students is Here: What to Know

    StatePoint It’s not only football season. For current and incoming college students, it’s financial aid season, too, and that means completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA should be the first step families take in the planning-for-college process; it’s used by schools to put together...
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    Llegan olas de latinos de CA a College pero las tasas de graduación se retrasan

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – La cantidad de latinos en universidades de California esta floreciendo – pero sus indices de graduacion siguen lejos de otros grupos, de acuerdo a un reporte reciente. Investigadores de la Universidad Georgetown encontraron que el 12 por ciento de latinos tiene...