Small U.S. colleges face declining enrollments (Bloomberg): Many small, private colleges across the U.S. are seeing enrollments decline, leading to a sharp increase in the number of schools experiencing ratings cuts. Some colleges are targeting different student populations, while others are offering bigger financial aid packages in an effort to draw more students.
Cowlitz County confronts shortage of substitute teachers (The Daily News): Schools across Cowlitz County are scrambling to find substitute teachers, with some using principals and uncertified teachers as emergency fill-ins. The Longview School District says its pool of substitute teachers has been depleted by a recent shift to all-day kindergarten and reduced class sizes.
Advice to commencement speakers: Keep it short (NPR): Hal Wilde, a former college president, has some advice for commencement speakers: Be brief, and don’t assume people are going to remember what you say.
- Out in front, and optimistic, about online education (The New York Times)
- Whose views are too extreme for the classroom? (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
- From shoelaces to penny drives, Snohomish County students honor mudslide victims (The Herald)