New resource for calculating college readiness from the IES (Source: IES, May 2015)

On May 20, 2015, in Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

From the Institute of Education Sciences comes The College Readiness Data Tool, designed to help educators and the like assess existing data for indicators for college readiness. Find the Users Guide on The Insitute of Education Sciences website.

Assessing the high school dropout issue (Source: The Atlantic and Grad Nation, May 2015

On May 19, 2015, in K-12, by Shannon Hillman

Using data from Grad nation, which gives the latest figures on states’ demographics on high school dropouts, the Atlantic report investigates how race and disadvantaged population issues contribute to the rates. Find the Atlantic report here, and the original data from Grad Nation here.

State funding cuts threaten student access (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, May 2015)

On May 19, 2015, in College Tuition and Debt, Financing, Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

From the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities comes a new report that examines the recent trend of states cutting funding to higher education. Looking to the relationship to recession trends and the response by universities to drive up tuition, the reports concludes on the impact of such funding cuts on students and families.  Find […]

New HEPC Policy Brief explores the Civic Education landscape in Hawaii and nationally.

As HEPC’s latest study, the landscape of civic education is explored in both national and local context. Looking to how it is defined, what is should aim for, and the efforts of the HI DOE in comparison with other states. Find our full report; The Good Citizen, HEPC May 2015

The uncertain fate of Louisiana’s Higher Education (Source: The Atlantic, May, 2015)

On May 7, 2015, in Financing, Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

From the Atlantic comes a report of Louisiana’s Higher Education financing and the questionable future of many of its public institutions. Find the full article here.

Trends in College Pricing (Source; CollegeBoard, May 2015)

On May 7, 2015, in College Tuition and Debt, Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

The latest data for the 2014-15 for In-State Tuition and Fees at Public Four-Year Institutions by State and Five-Year Percentage Change, as analyzed by CollegeBoard.com. Find the article and data here.

School and Staffing Survey Results Released (Source: IES, April, 2015)

On May 1, 2015, in K-12, by Shannon Hillman

From IES come results of their longitudinal study which examined how different life events impacted elementary and secondary teachers careers and how school policy dealt with such events. The study intends to help policy and decision makers better their understanding of why teachers leave the field and how to incentivise them for staying. Find the […]

New NAEP study shows less than 30% of students proficient in Social Studies (Source; NAEP, April, 2015)

On April 29, 2015, in Civic Education and Citizenship, Common Core, K-12, by Shannon Hillman

The national study of 8th graders through the NAEP reports that only 23% are proficient in civics, with other Social Studies disciplines discussed. Explore the interactive report here.

Exploration of the digital age in Schooling (Source: The Atlantic, April, 2015)

On April 25, 2015, in Blended Learning, News & Events, School Reform, STEM, by Shannon Hillman

From The Atlantic comes a new exploration of classroom use of technology and what it means for student’s future careers and personal lives. Find the full article, written by Alia Wong, here.

UH Medical School’s Kakaako Business Plan is revised (Source: UH, April, 2015)

On April 25, 2015, in Financing, Hawaii State Legislature, Higher Education, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

The John A Burns School of Medicine and UH Cancer Center have revised their business plan for expansion into Kakaako. With financial support from the State to the University severely declining in the recent years,  the School has proposed several possible futures and how they would move forward. Find the full report here.

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