Engineering contest brings out best in students
This week Education Matters highlights an extraordinary STEM achievement by a group of middle school girls.
What does a wrench, pencil, fork, ruler and a light bulb have in common?
1954 was a notable year. The United States Supreme Court ruled in unanimous decision that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional in the landmark case of Brown v Board of Education.
Still unconvinced higher education is driven by business interest rather than academic best interest of its students?
Getting ready for the arrival of a new baby can cost families hundreds, perhaps thousands of dollars.
As I write this week’s column my son is on a plane back to New England College. His fall semester break went by so quickly I felt sad to see him leave. However, as I watched this young scholar stride confidently towards the airport terminal I knew he was ready to return to school and continue his studies.
It’s no secret our country’s public schools are failing to educate many of our most promising students.
Between 1892 and 1934, millions of Eastern European immigrants poured through the port of New York’s Ellis Island.
Tyler Cowen, one of the world’s most influential economists has written a new book titled “Average is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of Great Stagnation.” In his bestseller, Cowen explains why people with a mediocre education and no skills will have no productive place in society. Predicting, “a steady, secure life somewhere in the middle— average— is over.”
The news is not good for young people with a four-year degree: roughly 284,000 college grads are working minimum wage jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.