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Prediction: No 2017 graduation speaker will mention this – the growing ‘gender college degree gap’ favoring women. Now that we’re at the beginning of college graduation season, I thought it would be a good time to show the updated chart above of the huge college degree gap by gender for this year’s College Class of 2017 (data here).

Prediction: No 2017 graduation speaker will mention this – the growing ‘gender college degree gap’ favoring women

Based on Department of Education estimates, women will earn a disproportionate share of college degrees at every level of higher education in 2017 for the eleventh straight year (since 2007 when women first earned a majority of doctoral degrees). Overall, women in the Class of 2017 will earn 141 college degrees at all levels for every 100 men (up from 139 last year), and there will be a 659,000 college degree gap (up from 610,000 last year) in favor of women for this year’s college graduates (2.26 million total degrees for women vs. 1.6 million total degrees for men). The University of Virginia Women’s Center educates U. Untitled. The serious reason boys do worse than girls. (U.S.

The serious reason boys do worse than girls

What the Feds Have Done to Colleges and Schools. The Obama administration has repeatedly violated civil liberties on campus.

What the Feds Have Done to Colleges and Schools

The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has been the chief culprit, but the Department of Justice has played a role too. They have attacked free speech, demanding that school officials censor politically-incorrect speech. They have also pressured colleges to stack the deck against students accused of sexual harassment or assault by denying them the right to due process. The Obama administration has violated the Constitutional guarantee of equal protection by demanding racial quotas in school discipline and turning a blind eye to campus racial violence against whites. Study finds improved self-regulation in kindergartners who wait a year to enroll. A new study on the mental health effects of kindergarten enrollment ages found strong evidence that a one-year delay dramatically improves a child’s self-regulation abilities even into later childhood.

Study finds improved self-regulation in kindergartners who wait a year to enroll

According to the study co-authored by Stanford Graduate School of Education Professor Thomas Dee, children who started kindergarten a year later showed significantly lower levels of inattention and hyperactivity, which are jointly considered a key indicator of self regulation. The beneficial result was found to persist even at age 11. The Digital Age and Education of the Future. For some years I hear people discuss that education needs to transform and adapt to the Digital Age.

The Digital Age and Education of the Future

In one way education has: I am told that so called MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, are a huge success. Classes from lecturers at (top) universities are freely available online. But this is traditional education distributed and made accessible in a modern form. The debate ought to focus on education for the jobs and skills of the future. The serious reason boys do worse than girls. 160607151512. Given the difficult-to-digest subject matter in many STEM classrooms, educators have customarily relied on traditional lecture-based educational methods where they spend class time walking through content and then assign homework problems to supplement that learning.

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Liberal arts classrooms, on the other hand, often invert that structure. They task students with learning the material from a book outside the classroom and then turn class time into active discussion periods where they expand and develop what they've read. It’s lazy to blame video games for young men’s educational failures. Online video games are to blame for a decline in young men entering higher education.

It’s lazy to blame video games for young men’s educational failures

This is the neat claim made in a recent op-ed published by the Times under the subheading “The gender imbalance in higher education may not be as complicated as it looks”. Emboldened by a recent report from the Higher Education Policy Institute, which found that boys were 10 times as likely to play collaborative online games than girls, the author repeats its assertion that “the gender gap in video gaming translates into a performance advantage for girls”. Not correlation, then, but grim causation: play video games, drop grades. The gender gap in higher education in the UK is growing. Women now outnumber men in higher education by six percentage points. CBO: Nearly 1 in 6 Young Men in U.S. Jobless or Incarcerated. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), out of the 38 million young men in the U.S. in 2014, 16 percent were jobless (5 million or 13 percent) or incarcerated (1 million or 3 percent).

CBO: Nearly 1 in 6 Young Men in U.S. Jobless or Incarcerated

The share of young men without a job or in prison has increased substantially since 1980, when just 11 percent of young men fit into either category. CBO highlights that the level of joblessness and incarceration varies based on young men’s educational attainment. Prediction: No commencement speaker will mention this – the huge ‘gender college degree gap’ favoring women - AEI. Now that we’re at the beginning of college graduation season, I thought it would be a good time to show the updated chart above of the huge college degree gap by gender for the upcoming College Class of 2016 (data here).

Prediction: No commencement speaker will mention this – the huge ‘gender college degree gap’ favoring women - AEI

Based on Department of Education estimates, women will earn a disproportionate share of college degrees at every level of higher education in 2016 for the eleventh straight year. Overall, women in the Class of 2016 will earn 139 college degrees at all levels for every 100 men, and there will be a 610,000 college degree gap in favor of women for this year’s college graduates (2.195 million total degrees for women vs. 1.585 million total degrees for men). The University of Minnesota’s Women’s Center advances equity for women students, staff, faculty, and alumnae across identities by increasing connections for women’s success, cultivating socially responsible leaders, and advocating for organizational culture change toward excellence for all. Providing children with tablets loaded with literacy apps yields positive results: Project to provide children with tablets loaded with literacy apps reports positive results in Africa, US.

For the past four years, researchers at MIT, Tufts University, and Georgia State University have been conducting a study to determine whether tablet computers loaded with literacy applications could improve the reading preparedness of young children living in economically disadvantaged communities.

Providing children with tablets loaded with literacy apps yields positive results: Project to provide children with tablets loaded with literacy apps reports positive results in Africa, US

Millions more women than men will be enrolled in college this fall. Many more women than men will be opening acceptance letters and e-mails this spring and enrolling in college in the fall, in a trend that holds for both institutions in Massachusetts and nationwide. Women accounted for 55 percent of undergraduates enrolled at four-year colleges in the United States as of fall 2014, according to the most recent data available from the federal education department.

Advertisement It’s not a new phenomenon. Women have outnumbered men on college campuses in the US by a widening margin since the late 1970s, and the gap will continue to grow in coming years, according to some projections. But it hasn’t always been this way. In the late 1940s, men accounted for more than 70 percent of college students. What caused the dramatic change? Researchers have said a variety of factors, perhaps working together, have been responsible. Women tend to earn higher grades and drop out less frequently than men. But there are some outliers. The Constitution is a Female Dog - Mike Adams - Page full. This year, the freshman class at many universities could have been called the fresh woman class. Among those enrolling at my university this year, the percentage of females jumped to 70. Since we don’t yet have an “undecided” category for gender that means the percentage of males fell to 30. While many are asking why so many women are going to college it might make more sense to ask why so few men are going to college.

There are some fairly obvious reasons for the demographic shift. Michelle Obama’s misguided girl power agenda. ‘There is no boy at this age that is cute enough or interesting enough to stop you from getting your education,” Michelle Obama told an audience of girls at the Apollo Theater in Harlem last week. In an event sponsored by Glamour magazine, the first lady explained that the key to solving world poverty and improving “the plight of our country” is to educate girls. As is the tendency with people who speak on behalf of Girl Power, Mrs. Passions Supplant Reason in Dialogue on Women in Science - Advice. By Stephen J. Ceci and Wendy M. Williams We’re not new to studying women in science.

Technology won't replace collaboration among students: Today's 'classroom' is bigger and better than it ever was, for all the right reasons. Students heading back to school can always count on one thing: Technology will be a little bit more advanced than it was last year. After all, 21st century learning experiences are increasingly enhanced by gadgets and software, and the ability to plug into worlds beyond the classroom. A recent Concordia University study concluded that these developments benefit formal postsecondary instruction too. Yet they are no substitute for everyday student engagement and collaboration among students. The study, published in Computers & Education, was the culmination of 20 years of analysis of 1,105 courses dating back to 1990, the year that spawned the World Wide Web.

Concordia researchers Robert Bernard, Eugene Borokhovski and Richard Schmid were part of a team that probed how things changed over two decades: from PowerPoint presentations to virtual reality; from when computers ran on floppy disks to every student packing a smartphone. Special report: BLS data do not support existence of “wage gap” Charts, Graphs, Infographics, & Other Featured Data. The Disappearing College Male. ASU, edX and The Black Knight: MOOCs are not dead yet -e-Literate. In 2012 I wrote a post during the emergence of MOOC mania, pointing out some barriers that must be overcome for the new model to survive. At this college, you only pay if you pass. Arizona State University plans to offer a freshman year of college to anyone in the world with an internet connection – no application required. Even better? You only pay if you pass. In its latest effort to distinguish itself in a crowded higher education field, ASU announced Thursday it will partner with edX, a popular online course provider founded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard, to create the Global Freshman Academy.

The program will offer 12 online courses and students will only owe tuition – $200 per credit – if they get a passing grade. Students will be able to complete courses on their own time, so everyone from people with day jobs to high school students looking to get an early start on their degrees could enroll. ASU is fast becoming known as an innovator in the higher education space. E-learning. 5 Tips To Develop Mobile Learning Assessments. Mobile learning can take place anywhere, anytime, thanks to mobile devices.

Learners can now access educational resources whenever they find most convenient and engage in powerful mobile learning experiences while on-the-go. Augmented Learning 101: QR Codes.