Research shows that integration of school either by race or economic structure is a major factor in providing better education opportunities for students. Since the 1970s, the federal government has struggled with the issue of integrating schools. The White House announced on Tuesday a budget of $120 million on a program called Stronger Together.
Many college students worry about their course load and finding the perfect way to manage their time. Three students at George Washington University have found a way to make money and give it back to the community. They have created an online lottery system that has up 98,000 participants. They plan to raise $5,000 in advertisement revenue.
City University of New York's (CUNY) motto of "vital importance as a vehicle for the upward mobility of the disadvantaged in the City of New York" is currently being challenged by students who can't afford to enroll due tuition increase. The " Rational Tuition Plan, a law signed by Governor Cuomo, authorizes the CUNY Board of Trustees "to increase the resident undergraduate tuition rate by no more than three hundred dollars per academic year".
The ongoing water crisis in Flint has sparked a nationwide debate about many topics such as race, class and governance. Lead is a very harmful substance that can cause many defects when it enters the bloodstream. According to reports, the issue in Flint was brought to the notice of officials long before it exacerbated. Officials in Flint did not admit there was a huge lead problem with the water supply. They rather informed the public that the city had not found a similar issue with the water supply.
Over the past two years, the number of states requiring high school students to complete a course in Economics before graduating has dropped. New York State is among the few states requiring students to take an Economics or Finance class as part of their graduation requirements. A survey by the Council for Economic Education (CEE) found that 20 states are offering mandatory economic classes as part of their state curriculum. In 2014, 22 states were enforcing economics as part of their curriculum. However, that number has since dropped to 20.
The education system in South Africa has yet to excel, even in the post-apartheid era. According to Angie Motshekga, South Africa’s Education Minister, the education system is in crisis. To some degree, Motshekga might be right. For instance, out of 800,000 students, 213,000 failed their end of school year examination. Such shocking statistics speaks volume. Some people believe that not enough money is invested in schools in South Africa. However, about 6% of the country’s GDP is used to fund education, more than any African country.
High school students all across the country are currently preparing to take the SATs later this Spring. The College Board, overseers of the SATs, recently made changes to the exam. Curious about how well you will do on the new SATs? Try it out here.
A linebacker in NFL and Math Ph.D. at MIT. Yes, you heard it right. The Ravens linebacker John Urschel has been admitted to the Ph.D. program in Mathematics at MIT. And he decided to start his Ph.D. program this year.
We all recall back to 2015; a year where radical extremist groups such as ISIS and Boko Haram terrorized the world. We vividly remember the violent events in Paris in January and November. One of the emerging concerns that arose from the attacks is how we can combat terrorism. For example, ISIS wants an Islamic republic in the Middle East and Boko Haram is against the education of girls. This article talks about how education can act as a buffer to recruiting terrorists.
Every year, youth organizations and youth representatives from UN Member States gather to discuss and address matters of concern to today's youth. This year I had the chance to attend this major meeting and participate in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This agenda is set to end extreme poverty, fight inequality, injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.