D.C.’s public schools focus on boosting enrollment (The Washington Post): Facing fierce competition from charter schools, traditional public schools in Washington, D.C., are making a concerted effort to boost enrollment. Charter schools enroll close to half of the city’s public-school students.
Private colleges squeezed by flat tuition revenues (The Chronicle of Higher Education): An annual survey of private, non-profit colleges and universities finds the average tuition discount rate is approaching a record high as institutions try to remain competitive amid stagnant family incomes. On average, the 401 colleges that responded to the survey have seen no inflation-adjusted increases in net revenue for 13 years.
U.S. public schools will be majority-minority starting this fall (The Atlantic): The 2013-2014 school year marks the final period in which non-Hispanic white students will have made up the majority of public-school students, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
- Summer program gives students a jump on engineering (The Oregonian)
- The return of the one-room schoolhouse (NPR)
- Nutrition group lobbies against healthier school meals (The New York Times)