Rich students drive the poor out of higher education and the job market

Rich students drive the poor out of higher education and

The socioeconomic context is the factor that most promotes inequalities in access, success and student retention/dropout in higher education in Portugal, with the massification of the system not having guaranteed equity in the entry into the main courses, concludes the most recent study by “think tank” Edulog from the Belmiro de Azevedo Foundation. “Inequalities are … Read more

Will Smith, Amanda Gorman, Kamala Harris: Murals help inspire students at three Philly schools

Will Smith Amanda Gorman Kamala Harris Murals help inspire students

Philadelphia is a city of murals, but many of its schools are generally better known for their drab cinder block. Antoinette Powell wanted to shift the narrative at Lamberton Elementary, the Overbrook K-8 where she’s principal. So she hired an artist to transform walls all around the building as students returned to in-person classes this … Read more

Students who repeat a grade experience more bullying, study finds

Journal Reference: Qiguo Lian, Chunyan Yu, Xiaowen Tu, Minglin Deng, Tongjie Wang, Qiru Su, Xiayun Zuo. Grade repetition and bullying victimization in adolescents: A global cross-sectional study of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) data from 2018. PLOS Medicine, 2021; 18 (11): e1003846 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003846 Addressing and preventing school violence, including bullying, is a … Read more

Resignations rock government; Will Smith surprises students

Resignations rock government Will Smith surprises students

Shreveport, you rained on me for the first time Wednesday night. My phone said a Louisiana tornado might be coming my way. Maybe this week the weather will be more chill. That doesn’t seem to be the case for the storm surrounding local politics. The Shreveport City Council and the Caddo Parish Commission both must replace … Read more

Students who self-identify as multilingual perform better in exams

Journal Reference: Dieuwerke Rutgers, Michael Evans, Linda Fisher, Karen Forbes, Angela Gayton, Yongcan Liu. Multilingualism, Multilingual Identity and Academic Attainment: Evidence from Secondary Schools in England. Journal of Language, Identity & Education, 2021; 1 DOI: 10.1080/15348458.2021.1986397 The study, of more than 800 pupils in England, found a positive relationship between GCSE scores and ‘multilingual identity’: … Read more