According to data from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, approximately only one out of every 20 degrees earned in the U.S. is in the humanities, and the number of degrees in the specific studies of history, English and Literature have declined by more than 20 percent each.
Though data indicates that a majority of first-time undergrad students attend colleges and universities that are close to home (less than 50 miles from home), there are many areas in the country that are without higher education institutions, which makes attending college “close to home” difficult for many others to achieve.
A new report from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine found that in the field of science, about 20 to 50 percent of women are still experiencing harassment, signifying that new policies still have a long way to go to prevent and reprimand sexual harassers.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some South Carolina teachers took a personal day Wednesday to fight for safer classrooms amid the pandemic as well as an annual small raise that was frozen after the economy crashed because of the virus.
In 2014 El Paso Times released a report on the El Paso School District scandal revealing that the board of the independent school district had asked low-ranking students – mostly Spanish-speaking immigrants – to drop out of Bowie High School in an effort to improve the school’s state test scores. The report, which resulted in the superintendent’s arrest, revealed the lack of support for effective immersion programs to help all English-language learners become successful in American classroom settings.
The US Department of Education released a new report revealing wages for preschool teachers are drastically lower compared to wages of educators for K-12, despite studies proving the impact of early education for cognitive development.