In the U.S., the idea of attracting people to college is based on the belief that together, as a country, the citizens will succeed, says Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The goal in higher education is the same, “to help people dream about their possibilities and reach those dreams.”
If you’re the parent of an elementary schooler, there’s a good chance you are hearing a lot about project-based learning this semester.
As part of our commitment to success, Hobsons regularly seeks feedback from members through our User Experience Research Panels.
Location, location, location. We all know it matters when making investments in housing. But what about location’s effect on education? If a student lives in a more affluent neighborhood, he or she may receive a better-quality education. Disparities from one neighborhood to another can range from differences in course offerings, funding, and the number of highly skilled teachers. Neighborhoods with lower income residents can have a difficult time attracting highly skilled teachers.
For many parents and caregivers, helping their high schoolers prepare for standardized tests can be overwhelming. And for students taking the SAT this fall, the test will look a bit different than it did last year.
During high school, Darriale Bradley and her family spent many nights sitting in the parking lot of fast food restaurants in Macon, Georgia, not for the food, but for the Wi-Fi. With no home Internet connection, it was the only way Darriale, now a college junior, could do her online homework.
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This fall, students all over the country are beginning their higher education journey. Some may be familiar with the college environment—thanks to their siblings, or stories from their parents—but for others, this is a brand new world.
College recruitment is a competitive business. In addition to enticing students to enroll in universities by boasting quality courses and tradition, institutions are showcasing their state-of-the-art amenities. To attract and retain best-fit students, some universities are even investing in hospitality services.
For several years, The School Superintendents Association (AASA) and American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) have facilitated dialogue between school superintendents and community college presidents to identify ways to foster student success. By bridging the gap that currently exists between K-12 and higher education institutions, the organizations are collaborating to prepare students to be college- and career-ready.