Kansas City Area Education News
The program helps prepare students to enter and succeed in college
by Ray Weikal, KCPS Communications
The door to college and career success just got a lot wider for a couple of hundred Kansas City Public Schools students.
KCPS hosted its first ever student induction ceremony for the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program on Tuesday evening, May 14 at Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts.
National Education News
By Sarah D. Sparks, Education Week
One in 4 Americans is a teenager or young adult, and the period represents some of the greatest peril and promise of their lives. A new report by the National Academies of Science suggests supports or inequities in adolescence are particularly likely to “get under the skin” of adolescents developing who they will be as adults. “The adolescent brain undergoes a remarkable transformation that underpins amazing advances in learning and creativity,” said Richard Bonnie, director of the Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy at the University of Virginia, and chair of the committee that wrote the report, in a statement.
By Linda Jacobson, Education Dive
States are beginning to integrate career and technical education (CTE) and STEM-related courses into high school graduation requirements, and some are also revising diploma pathways to link coursework to postsecondary goals, but the updates fall short of ensuring credits earned make students eligible for admission to colleges and universities, according to a new paper from the Center for American Progress (CAP).