Affordability, leadership and bathroom laws: The week's most-read education news
This week, Education Dive took a look at the College Affordability Diagnosis' sobering take on the cost of higher ed, based on the income of each state's residents. Also in higher ed, a study of global employability found that, in 2015, employers were more concerned with innovation, leadership, and networking skills than grades and extracurriculars.
Meanwhile in K-12, we examined the challenging pathway for teachers transitioning to leadership roles. And in Common Core news, Everyday Math, a popular K-6 curriculum, was among a handful found not meeting the standards.
Be sure to check out our look at the debate over transgender bathroom laws in K-12 and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- College Affordability Diagnosis presents sobering picture of higher ed: New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island are among the least affordable states to attend public or private nonprofit higher education institutions, based on family income.
- Employers placing lower value on grades, extracurriculars: An annual study found that employers care more about innovation and leadership.
- For teachers, transition to leadership carries fair share of challenges: Becoming a principal is one way for educators to advance their careers, but it's not the only way.
- 'Everyday Math' among curricula failing to meet Common Core standards: Approximately 200,000 classrooms use the curriculum, which didn't meet standards for any grade level.
- Transgender bathroom laws stir up national education community: With restrictive laws tied to a possible loss in federal education funding, the debate will likely be at the forefront of many state house discussions.
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