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October 23, 2015

Competency-Based Education Gets Employers' Attention

The Committee for Economic Development hosted a discussion of how competency-based education could fill gaps in workforce needs.

September 18, 2015

National Geographic to Create Education Center From 21st Century Fox Deal

A center to improve high school students' geography skills will be one outcome of the new venture, which gives Rupert Murdoch's family a majority stake.

August 24, 2015

The PDK/Gallup Poll Results That Matter for the K-12 Marketplace

Fifty-four percent of public school parents oppose having teachers in their communities follow the common-core standards, a PDK/Gallup poll found.

March 19, 2015

World Economic Forum Identifies Ed-Tech Needs for 21st Century Skills

Digital resources that teach and measure "higher-order" competencies like critical thinking and problem solving, and character qualities like grit and adaptability, are in short supply.

March 13, 2015

Matching Students to Career Paths Through Data

A panel at the South by Southwest edu conference explored the potential for using data to match students with career interests and keep them on track to graduation.

March 12, 2015

Educators, Employers at Odds Over How to Educate Tomorrow's Workforce

A spirited debate erupted at SXSWedu about who should take responsibility for college graduates' lack of preparedness for jobs that are available today.

January 30, 2015

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable, Lobby to Retain Annual Tests

Two national business organizations want annual tests kept in the rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act.

September 30, 2014

Pearson Lands Common-Core Contract in Mississippi After Testing Standoff

The Mississippi department of education awarded an $8.3 million contract to Pearson, in a decision it said was compelled by a state board's failure to act.

September 17, 2014

Chegg Touts Counseling Service for High Schoolers

Chegg is offering $24-per-hour college counseling to high school students, which the company says is an alternative to costly services.

June 23, 2014

School Leaders See Potential for Mobile Devices to Help College, Career Preparation, Survey Finds

Forty-six percent of school administrators cite mobile device use as a "major factor" in college- and career-readiness instruction for students.

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