College Affordability and Completion | U.S. Department of Education

To all who are interested in what’s happening in post-secondary education, this is an interesting government blog site to follow. It follows education issues related to minority access and colleges as well as general issues. These posts appear to be aimed at both the general public and institutions of higher learning.

College Affordability and Completion | U.S. Department of Education.

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College Affordability and Transparency Center

Looking for affordable colleges to attend? The US Department of Education publishes a list–and some interesting commentary links–related to costs of post-secondary education, including vocational schools.

The link below is to the College Affordability and Transparency Center. Read on.

College Affordability and Transparency Center.


National Education Leaders: Shared Vision for the Next Generation of Teaching

Document Outlines 7 Elements Needed to Transform Teaching

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says, “The principles outlined in the document represent ways to strengthen and elevate teaching as one of our nation’s most valued and respected professions.”

The document apparently focuses on three main goals: 1) ensuring all students are challenged to meet a high bar that prepares them for college, career, and citizenship; 2) narrowing the opportunity and access gap between more and less privileged populations of students; and, 3) preparing all students to be globally competitive

Here are the seven core principles that make up the elements of achieving these goals. They include

  • A culture of shared responsibility and leadership;
  • Recruiting top talent into schools prepared for success;
  • Continuous growth and professional development;
  • Effective teachers and principals;
  • A professional career continuum with competitive compensation;
  • Conditions that support successful teaching and learning; and
  • Engaged communities

Find the link to the document from which this data came by clicking on the link below:

National Education Leaders Release Shared Vision for the Next Generation of Teaching During the 2012 Labor Management Conference | U.S. Department of Education.

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