The budget conference committee is continuing its efforts to craft a compromise FY 2014 budget plan before the self-imposed deadline of December 13. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), the conference chairs, are reportedly moving closer to a deal that could be announced early next week.
Posted by Application Administrator at 12/7/2013 10:06:41 AM
The House Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing on strengthening the Pell grant program. This hearing was the eleventh in a series of hearings on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA).
Posted by Application Administrator at 12/6/2013 1:39:19 PM
The United States has fallen farther behind its fellow OECD countries in
the performance of 15-year-olds on reading, science and math
assessments. American 15-year-olds ranked 17th in reading, 21st in
science and 26th in mathematics among the 34 OECD countries in the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).
Posted by Application Administrator at 12/4/2013 10:33:09 AM
The Center for American Progress defines competency-based education, and
shares stories of students who have successfully pursued
competency-based education, in a new publication.
Posted by Application Administrator at 12/4/2013 10:31:10 AM
A survey of
alumni from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts,
which features a project-based curriculum, explored the long-term
impacts of project-based learning. For each of the 39 impact areas
assessed, women in particular reported that project-based learning had
positively impacted their success. This adds to a growing body of
research that project-based learning, a key component of CTE, may help
to recruit and retain women into STEM fields.
Posted by Application Administrator at 12/4/2013 10:30:43 AM