Wednesday, August 21, 2013

8-21-13 Hechinger Report | Informing the Public about Education through Quality Journalism

Hechinger Report | Informing the Public about Education through Quality Journalism:

Tuition starts to fall at private, for-profit colleges
Private, for-profit colleges have joined the march of institutions that appear to be lowering their tuition as enrollment flattens out and families become increasingly price conscious. The average tuition paid by students at four-year, for-profit colleges, when adjusted for inflation, fell from $16,268 in the 2006-2007 academic year to $13,819 in 2011-2012, the independent think tank Education Sec
Survey: As Common Core enters schools this fall, it’s still a mystery to most Americans
Despite intensifying political battles over the new Common Core State Standards in many states this summer, a new poll shows that a majority of Americans have never heard of them. The new math and English standards, developed to increase rigor in classrooms and better prepare students for college, have been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia and roll out in many schools this fall. A
Most students aren’t ready for college, ACT data show
Education Week Most students are not adequately prepared to face the rigor of college, according to the latest ACT scores, which also show that the average composite score on the college-entrance exam fell from last year. That composite score dropped to 20.9 among high school students in 2013, the lowest in eight years. Since 2006, scores had been relatively flat at about 21.1, on a scale where 36