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How These Humanities Graduates are Finding Jobs in Silicon Valley
Only 1 in 20 college degrees awarded today are in the humanities or liberal arts, as a perception persists that these fields don't provide marketable skills for students entering the workforce. But is this theory true?
Education Dive (12/18)
Stanford Drops Home Equity from Financial Aid Calculations
Stanford joins colleges such as MIT and Harvard University in omitting the metric. The decision acknowledges that rising home values across the country may not be indicative of a family's actual wealth and thus the extent of their ability to contribute to college tuition.
To Make Schools Safer, Focus On Community—Not Guns
The Atlantic (12/18)
Does It Matter Where You Go to College?
Echelon Insights / Walton Family Foundation (12/18)
Millenial Parents and Education
Americans may be fond of thinking of education as the great equalizer, but there’s new evidence that millennial parents don’t all think the same about precisely how schools do that work. Last week, the firm Echelon Insights and the Walton Family Foundation released a fascinating report — one of the first of its kind — on millennial parents’ preferences and priorities related to education.
The Atlantic (11/18)
The Backlash Against Screen Time at School
Education Week (11/18)
College Advising Is in Short Supply in U.S. High Schools, Study Finds
Another differentiator between ISSL schools and public schools.
Education Dive (11/18):
After Diversifying Faculty, the Real Challenge Becomes Retention
While this article addresses a specific public school system, the lessons universally apply.
Why EdTech Specialists Should Focus on Transformation Not Tools
Teachers tend to seek out specialists for a technological solution that makes an assignment or grading practice more efficient. These interactions are transactional rather than transformational and make it harder to transform learning in the long run. This article suggests how to create a successful system.
Hiring Practices: Understanding what Millennials and Gen Z Want
Understanding how younger workers see the world and their careers is critical for schools that want to recruit, hire, and keep top candidates.