GI Bill adjustments and ESSA: The week's most-read education news
With the Every Student Succeeds Act now being implemented nationwide, Education Dive took a look this week at a number of topic areas around the K-12 law, including its broader impact on states and districts, as well as how principals are handling the transition.
Meanwhile in higher ed, a new GI Bill is set to extend the amount of time available for veterans to take advantage of funds for education. And on the STEM front, we took a look at the educational and workforce benefits of STEM instruction, and the potential damage caused by "compartmentalizing" those fields.
Be sure to check out our look at how colleges and universities can work to improve access and more in this week's most-read posts from Education Dive!
- New GI bill promises lifetime of education benefits for veterans: The new legislation will also help veterans restore lost benefits and make entitlements transferable.
- 4 ways ESSA's impact will be felt by states, districts: The latest reauthorization of the nation's K-12 public ed law seeks to return much of the decision-making power back to states, but what does that mean?
- On ESSA, many principals have little idea what the law actually means : "I'm just going to wait for my superintendent to tell me what to do" is a recurring theme as the new school year looms.
- STEM instruction offers educational, workforce benefits beyond traditional fields: The disciplines' competencies are necessary far beyond what the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics classifies as STEM fields.
- How can higher ed institutions increase access for high-achieving, low-income students?: Streamlining the admissions and enrollment and financial aid processes is a start.
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