Archive for November 10th, 2010

Is there a computer in every student’s future?

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Tuesday, Nov. 9, released the U.S. Department of Education’s plan for transforming American education through technology, a process that would create an engaging state-of-the-art, cradle-to-college school system nationwide.

“We have an unprecedented opportunity to reform our schools,” Duncan said during the State Educational Technology Directors Association Education Forum on Tuesday. “With this technology plan, we have laid out a comprehensive vision for how teachers working with technology can transform student learning in classrooms across America. We must dramatically improve teaching and learning, personalize instruction and ensure that the educational environments we offer to all students keep pace with the 21st century.”

The National Education Technology Plan (NETP) was written and refined over 18 months by leading education researchers, with input from the public, industry officials, and thousands of educators and students from across the country. Development of the NETP was led by the department’s Office of Educational Technology and involved the most rigorous and inclusive process ever undertaken for a national education technology plan. It is a crucial component of the administration’s effort to have America lead the world in college completion by 2020 and help close the achievement gap so that all students graduate from high school ready to succeed in college and careers.

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Private colleges’ tuitions and students’ debts are rising, yet so are enrollments

 

NEW YORK (USANN4)–College can be quite expensive these days especially with certain schools and their locations.    As a result, students are leaving universities with huge amounts of debt during a tough job market.    Forbes.com reports that tuition costs at private universities are up 4-point-5 percent from last year. 

Despite this, enrollment has not decreased one bit.    In fact, private colleges’ enrollments are at their highest.    Private colleges can cost up to four times as much as public colleges.

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