More than $44,000 will be used to take Akron elementary school students on field trips to local farms this spring. The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help 525 third, fourth, and fifth graders learn how to plant, harvest, and eventually eat fresh vegetables through the “Farm to Schools” program.
“A lot of these kids think of vegetables as the sloppy things that come out of cans, over salted, not very appetizing,” program coordinator Catherine Schwartz told NEOMG. “This will allow them to experience what a fresh Brussels sprout or fresh green been or fresh lettuce taste like.”
AKRON, Ohio — A $44,999 check from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School program will put Akron third, fourth and fifth graders on local farms come spring. The grant, sponsored in part by U.S. Rep.
A new survey from the U.S. Census Bureau doesn’t reveal the most uplifting results for millennials. The American Community Survey shows that compared to their parents decades ago, Americans between the ages of 18-34 are more likely to live in poverty and earn lower wages, Time reports.
One in five teachers earn their certifications outside of the traditional college education courses. One of the most talked alternatives is Teach for America. As the program celebrates its 25th anniversary, NPR’s education team reports on its origins and where the program currently stands.
“We, the Committee of Public Safety, find Jean Valjean guilty. The sentence is death by guillotine!” Molly McPherson, a redhead with glasses, is dressed in a blue bathrobe – in costume as Robespierre. Her seventh-graders are re-enacting the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror, with a little assist from Les Miserables.
The University of Alabama-Birmingham became the first Division One campus to cut its football program in two decades. The New York Times reports administrators performed an internal study, which found that sustaining the program within the highest level of collegiate sports just didn’t make economic sense. College programs without the deep pockets of their big-name brethren may have trouble trying to compete at the same level, the Times reports.
The University of Alabama-Birmingham said Tuesday that it was terminating its football program, the first university in the top tier of college sports to do so in nearly 20 years and the most visible sign yet that athletic officials throughout the country are considering radical options in the face of mounting financial burdens.
To dive into the alcohol culture on college campuses, the Chronicle of Education visited the University of Georgia’s main campus in Athens, a school that’s made a handful of appearances on lists of the country’s top party schools over the years. The Chronicle’s reporters took a look at a wide variety of people whose lives regularly come into contact with binge drinking and underage consumption, including a police chief, a student who used to create fake ID cards, a bar owner, and an educator.
The supplies are rolling in. At 1 p.m. on a Thursday, three delivery trucks line College Avenue. Around the corner, five more clog East Clayton Street. In downtown Athens, the center lane belongs to those who bring the booze. Out come the boxes.
Experts say technology can help students reach higher levels of educational success–and earlier this week, Civic Commons ideastream hosted a panel discussion to find out how a handful of technology leaders have attempted to do that within their own organizations.
A student’s zip code isn’t supposed to dictate the quality of their education. But a recent Columbus Dispatch analysis of high school course offerings across the state found that students living in poor and rural areas have less access to quality classes, while suburban and urban students have access to a wider variety.
Students in Dublin schools can pick among dozens of rigorous courses such as Advanced Placement studio art, computer science and calculus, along with engineering design, statistics, theater and a variety of International Baccalaureate classes. They can learn foreign languages including Japanese, German, Latin and Chinese. In all, Dublin offers 92 advanced courses to students.
Superintendents are basically CEOs of the public school system. Recently, the Northeast Ohio Media Group surveyed 25 administrators with the top gig at schools throughout Northeast Ohio. Their findings point out the average salary is roughly $141,000, with an even higher total compensation package.
PARMA, Ohio — Superintendents are the chief executives of your school districts. But unlike the leaders of municipalities, they’re not elected. And so, they don’t receive the same direct scrutiny from taxpayers, who bankroll their more-than-$100,000 salaries and pay tens of thousands of dollars in retirement contributions, often absorbing superintendents’ individual share.
The number of international students sitting in the United State’s college classrooms is on the rise—up 72 percent since 2000, according to the Institute of International Education. And as Inside Higher Ed reports, the increase is causing some professors to adjust their teaching styles. Non-native English speakers may not be used to the American style of instruction, so things like classroom discussions and participating in group work may be out of their comfort zones, Inside Higher Ed reports.
In the past few years it’s not been unusual for Don Bacon to walk into his classroom on day one and find that half his students are from China. “I realized I’m going to have to change how I do some things,” said Bacon, a professor of marketing at the University of Denver.