✧ STEM + Humanities
Forbes explains why innovation doesn’t stem from a narrow science background, but rather a broader education that includes the humanities and fosters critical thinking and creativity.
✧ College Bound?
The newest edition of California State University’s Early Assessment Program (a system that can tell 11th-graders if they’re prepared for college-level work) is aligned with Common Core standards.
✧ Come to School
Alaskan school districts are not only struggling for new teacher hires, but also for students to fill the classrooms. Many schools with low attendance numbers have turned to recruiting both students and teachers alike.
✧ Serving Students
Nick Morrison makes a case for why student panels should be used in the teacher recruitment and hiring process in order to give students a say in their education, and immediately decipher if candidates can relate to the students they’ll be teaching.
✧ What Would Finland Do?
The key to Finland’s education success might be simpler than we thought: reorganize the classroom to promote student-led, collaborative, and creative learning. Students themselves may have the best ideas about how they learn best.