PBS to Present “Spotlight Education,” A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America’s Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17
AUGUST 29, 2016
thought-provoking documentary about how families, educators and leaders in diverse rural communities are working to get their youngest children on track toward graduating from high school in 2027. This is an important documentary series for everyone. Please share this information. Week Will Kick Off “Teach Boldly” Year-long Teacher Support Program. Monday, September 12: 10:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.
Like it or not, Trump is the next president — Now, here’s how he can improve higher ed
The Hechinger Report
NOVEMBER 9, 2016
States that will soon follow in abandoning all their public higher education funding include my own state of Louisiana in 2027, Massachusetts and Rhode Island in 2029, Arizona in 2030, and the list goes on. Photo: Meredith Kolodner. It’s official: we have a new president. Whatever your politics, the decision has been made by the American people. Higher Ed Opinion
Education Technology and the 'New Economy'
DECEMBER 11, 2016
Assuming Pew’s trends continue at the current rate, by the year 2027, nearly 1 in 3 American adults will transition to online platforms to support themselves with on-demand gig work. This is part six of my annual review of the year in ed-tech. One of education technologies’s greatest luminaries passed away this year. Seymour Papert died at his home in Blue Hill, Maine in August (yes, that’s the site of the Blue Hill Fair, where Charlotte the spider saved Wilbur the pig ). Seymour was 88; or, as he was born on February 29 – a Leap Year baby – he was just 22.
Colleges face a new reality, as the number of high schools graduates will decline
The Hechinger Report
DECEMBER 5, 2016
After a few years of some growth, the report projects that from 2027 to 2032 the annual graduation totals will each be smaller by 150,000 to 220,000 people than the ones the nation had in 2013. The Topic: Composition of future high school classes. Why It Matters: More minority and low-income grads going to college could require stronger commitment to educate them. percent. ” .