College Resources For Students
- FAFSA.gov (Federal Student Aid – grants, loans, and work-study funds for college or career school)
- The SAT (the Scholastic Aptitude Test – information on registering, SAT practice, SAT subject tests, and more)
- The Common Application (a website offering a college admissions application that is accepted by nearly 700 American colleges and universities)
- The MCAT (the Medical College Admission Test – obtain information on the MCAT and register for the test)
Education Websites For Teaching Professionals
- DigitalLiteracy.US (an award-winning website of resources for teachers and professionals in the education industry)
Education-Focused Twitter Feeds
The U.S. public school system is immense in size. It is an essential component in building a stable future for America’s youth and also a strong U.S. economy. Many Americans have been educated in the public school system as well as in State colleges and universities where tuition and fees were more affordable for in-state residents.
In K-12 public schools, meeting funding challenges has been difficult for taxpayers. While this challenge remains a distinct concern, America’s schools persevere in meeting the educational needs of their children, teens, and young adults. The success of the public school system is based on the enormous collective effort of hundreds of thousands of teachers, support staff, school administrators, and governmental leaders.
Critics, many of whom make valid points, suggest that the public school system has been negatively impacted by the gradual disempowering of educators in the classroom. What remains a universal truth is that teachers must be allowed to effectively manage their classroom and to create an environment that is fully conducive to learning. School Principals and area Superintendents must also be allowed to craft policies and procedures for running local public schools without undue interference from groups that ultimately undermine the authority of career educators.
For over 100 years, the public school system has served a vital role in the cognitive and emotional development of America’s youth. The rapid emergence of quality private schools has been a natural extension of the need for additional education options. Private schools offer unique benefits of their own, and they are meeting the growing need for a different type of structured learning environment. Both public and private schools shape the future of America by shaping the young minds that will one day lead the country.
Both of my parents are 80 this year and both are retired public schools educators. Mom was reading a news article this week about the state of public schools in North Carolina. She was shocked and appalled. As I was bringing her up to speed on several things far from her imagination since her retirement, she recalled something one of her former principal’s (Bob Clendenin) had said. “If public schools fail, so will middle class.”
As we see a shift in politics in moving towards the privatization of schools through vouchers and expansion of charters, public school employees seem to be the few who understand the big picture and long-term effects of this transformation in education. The unintended and unexpected consequences of this considerable permutation will not only change the face of public education, but will also substantially change the …
100 People: A World Portrait
Global Studies lesson plans included!
“While living in Paris, I received an e-mail from my friend and fellow filmmaker Isabel Sadurni entitled, “If the World Were 100 People.” It offered an accurate description of the world population proportionally represented by 100 individuals (1:62.5 million), based on criteria such as age, nationality, gender, religion, and language. We both found the statistics describing the present state of our humanity on the planet both stunning, and deeply moving. We then asked ourselves, what do we really know about the people with whom we share the planet and why should we care about them, or more to the point, how do we express our care? We recognized that as a result of looking at the world population as a village of 100 people, we could better come to know …
Yummy Math provides teachers with an easy way to bring real-life into their math classrooms. It is our belief that when math is explored in contexts that are familiar and of interest to students, students will be more engaged to do math, reason, think critically, question and communicate. Our activities are written to correspond with the NCTM Process Standards and the CCSS Standards for Mathematical Practice.
While the site is free to teachers, to get a solution page in addition to the problems you must pay a nominal fee. The fee is $24.95 and definitely worth it to help support this creation of wonderful resources.
Activities include and exploration of lots of yummy food activities of course, but also interesting explorations of the Iditarod, Super Bowl, weather related units and much much more!
Check out the sampling below: