Monthly Archives: July 2011
In two Stanford University studies, researchers have demonstrated how important split-second processing of sounds is to speaking and reading. Researchers have learned that mastering a musical instrument improves the way the human brain processes parts of spoken language. Research findings … Continue reading
Parents and students need to stop blindly going through K-12 education without doing the necessary research to identify the most appropriate colleges and careers. Whether or not students attend good high schools with well-informed counselors, the information is only a … Continue reading
The American Youth Policy Forum paper, “Key Considerations for Serving Disconnected Youth” outlines the type of strategies needed to reach youth who have become “disconnected” from both education and productive employment. The report indicates that in the U.S., 3 out of … Continue reading
Kymberly Wimberly, a teen mother and black student at Arkansas’ McGhee High School, had the highest overall GPA, after taking a rigorous course schedule, and was named her class valedictorian. In her complaint, Kymberly asserts that the school district denied … Continue reading
A recent Birmingham News article, “Third of college-bound graduates in Alabama need remedial classes,” notes that over 50 percent of graduating seniors from 223 or Alabama’s 357 high schools needed to take remedial college classes in math or English. These … Continue reading
The Call Me MISTER program (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models), founded and hosted at Clemson University, is a national teacher leadership program whose purpose is to prepare students for careers as elementary school teachers. Cultivating servant leaders is a … Continue reading
In a previous post, I wrote about the financial risks of choosing the wrong college. I noted recent research that shed light on the low graduation rates and huge loan debt that students risk when attending for-profit colleges. Attorney General … Continue reading
As difficult as it is for parents and students to identify the “real costs” of a college education, colleges are using fees to tack on even more costs. Some of these fees can be a significant add-on. Add on $100 … Continue reading
For parents interested in researching K-12 schools. You may find the following sites helpful. Great Schools School Match School Digger Two other helpful websites School Data Direct and School Matters are currently being redesigned.
The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business offers the Knowledge@Wharton High School website for high school students. The site offers articles, podcasts, and video to help improve business literacy of teenagers.