Hear college presidents discuss the value of a college education on Wednesday night at the Commonwealth Club. More info here.
Archive for month: April, 2015
A new White House report includes new data on trends in employer training investments and highlights best practices and employer case studies. Companies like Capital One, Gap, and PG&E made upskill commitments announced earlier this week. Click here to read more.
We all know that career interests change in high school and even more in college, but this report shows that students are less interested in becoming teachers than they were just a few years ago and those that are interested have lower-than-average ACT scores, are predominately female, and are not from diverse backgrounds. Read more here.
Although foundations have made efforts to help build the capacity of their grantees with data collection, few non-profits get the assistance they need and only 9% of non-profits have at least one staff member to handle data collection. Read the full article here.
Some improvement efforts and new initiatives within school districts would never get off the ground, much less come to fruition, without private funders. However, the typical superintendent stays for just 3-4 years. This article discusses the impact this turnover has on a district’s ability to raise funds for technology and other initiative. Read more here.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom directed a recently released film entitled “The Mask You Live” that follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. They are due to release an SEL aligned curriculum this week! See more here.
Every educator needs to check out this planning guide based on the book, Deeper Learning: How Eight Public Schools are Transforming Education in the 21st Century. Deeper Learning, as described by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, is the means for teaching students to use their knowledge and skills in a way that prepares them for real life by mastering core academic content, such as language arts, history, math, and science. See more here.