|10-20-17 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: What is a College Degree Worth?
Knowing what we collectively expect from a college education determines how to calculate its value
Recent national surveys by such reputable organizations as Public Agenda and Pew Research indicate some American citizens are losing confidence in higher education.
The value of college is often measured only by earnings after graduation. This is a serious mistake that threatens our core values and hopes for a prosperous and secure future.
Higher education does lead to better lives and better societies, according to both national and global research.
Harvey Kesselman | October 20, 2017
Education Week--Schools Mount Fight Against Chronic Absenteeism
Districts work to ensure students are in school
The elementary school in Oregon's Willamina district set out last year to pick apart a complicated problem that would ultimately require an equally complicated solution: Many of its Native American students failed to show up on a regular basis.
Addressing that chronic absenteeism was like untangling a rope, loosening knotted-up, long-established habits, cultural issues, and the persistent barriers of poverty that can keep children out of school, leaders in the district of 835 students said.
Evie Blad| October 17, 2017
Garden State Coalition of Schools