Liberal arts demand and summer slide: The week's most-read education news
This week, Education Dive took a look at the demand for more liberal arts graduates across tech and other career fields. Also in higher ed, the U.S. Department of Education proposed new rules for the review and authorization of online degree programs.
Meanwhile in K-12, we examined how schools are looking to offer more summer learning opportunities to combat the brain drain that often occurs during vacation, as well as the benefits Oregon has seen from an increased focus on teacher leadership. And across the educational spectrum, from elementary to postsecondary studies, food insecurity continues to present a problem in fostering student success.
Be sure to check out our chat with Coachella Valley's rock-and-roll superintendent, Darryl Adams, and more in this week's most-read stories from Education Dive!
- Why tech industries are demanding more liberal arts graduates: While money and policy are lending support to STEM programs at colleges and universities nationwide, liberal arts programs remain at the center of leadership development and communication skills necessary in leading all industries.
- Schools increasingly fighting summer slide with learning opportunities: More schools, recognizing the cumulative effects of summer learning loss, have launched fun and engaging programs to keep students reading and doing math during the break.
- Oregon districts see benefits of teacher leadership focus: Oregon school reform organization Chalkboard Project developed the CLASS model as a way to improve teacher effectiveness through shared leadership.
- Ed Dept seeks stricter rules for online degree programs: A new proposal looks to establish national authorization and disclosure standards for colleges offering degree access beyond their home states.
- Measuring the Impact: Food insecurity hits schools nationwide, stretches into higher ed: The food safety net, while fairly extensive in supporting K-12 students, nearly disappears for college-goers — but even for the youngest students, the summer months are tough.
- EduVation Spotlight: Coachella's rock-and-roll superintendent hits high notes in low-income district: Going from MTV to the classroom, Darryl Adams has forged a trail with a creative approach to leadership.
Would you like to see more education news like this in your inbox on a daily basis? Subscribe to our Education Dive email newsletter!
Follow Roger Riddell on Twitter