Posts by Mikhail Zinshteyn
Findings released by a left-leaning think tank today demonstrate minority students will soon out-number whites, but a dearth of minority instructors is holding back students of color who could benefit from teachers with similar backgrounds.
Before protestors were placed under arrest and escorted by police through the University of New Mexico, they shouted to their future apprehenders “Cops are the 99 percent!” More than a glib rhetorical device aimed at making their voices heard, the (Un)occupy activists were unwittingly or not using a tactical device employed by previous successful protest movements.
A conference call with reporters Wednesday revealed more details about the Obama administration’s plan to roll out a program for student debt relief.
Arguing the current standard for student assessment is a “perversity” that leads to a “race to the middle,” Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) successfully introduced an amendment that would better gauge student learning and knowledge. The proposal is part of the ongoing Senate debate over how to move the nation’s major education law of the land beyond No Child Left Behind.
Wednesday during the markup process to overhaul the main education law of the land, No Child Left Behind, senators on the HELP committee managed to discuss a little-known but crucial tweak to how poor and rich school districts share education funding.
A potpourri of libertarians, anti-war protesters, opponents of the Federal Reserve, combat veterans and labor groups descended onto Freedom Square today in the nation’s capital as part of the ongoing public demonstration occurring in the wake of the three-week long Occupy Wall Street event in New York City.
A new study from a Colorado-based educational research group takes a comprehensive look at the disparity in punishments handed to minority and disabled students by school administrators.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released Tuesday its annual report on education trends in the world’s wealthiest countries. The report shows a growing number of OECD countries, made of up 34 wealthy nations, the U.S. included, have advanced the number of individuals acquiring a college education compared to previous generations, as the below graph indicates.
A metric for gauging the number of college debt holders defaulting on their loans published today by the U.S. Department of Education shows borrowers who went into repayment between 2007 and 2009 defaulted at a rate of 8.8 percent — a 12-year high.
Within president Obama’s $447 billion jobs bill he announced Thursday in an address to a joint session of Congress, some $55 billion would go directly to K-12 educators and renovations to nearly 35,000 schools.