College education today: Worth the massive debt load in 2019?

| April 20, 2019

article image
Everyone says it. It’s standard advice. If you want a decent job, you need a college degree. Back in the day, that was pretty much true. Today, given the massive debt load students incur, maybe not. So why the continuing insistence by parents, friends and relatives that high school grads absolutely must get that college education to get ahead in the world? The problem is, in 2019, this “attend college” absolutism is simply due to habit. As each year passes, this routine advice is less and less attuned to current realities. Today, the so-called college degree job guarantee is in danger of turning into a myth.

Spotlight

Dominican College of Blauvelt

Dominican College is an independent, four-year and master's-level liberal arts college, chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, with many programs holding additional specialized national accreditation. The 64-acre suburban campus is located in Orangeburg, New York just 17 miles from New York City in Rockland County.

OTHER ARTICLES

The Importance of Communication Models in Education

Article | February 23, 2020

Communication has always been an integral part of the education sector which has made it be a better place for our students and teachers. Besides, the education sector, every industry highly depends on the model of communication to facilitate their processes and execute them accordingly. Well, communication models can be simply be referred to as the diagrammatic presentation of the communication process. In other words, it is the visual representation of the entire process of communication. The goal of the communication model has always been to develop communication skills and boost its efficiency between the students and teachers. The message flows from the communicator or the sender to the receiver who gives the feedback.

Read More
EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

How Have Educators Adapted Distance Learning for Special Education Students?

Article | February 23, 2020

Special education instructors, like everyone else, turned to an array of digital tools and technologies to continue teaching in the wake of the pandemic. And while most would agree the shift to online learning came with serious challenges, many also found solutions that worked. “This last year was a struggle — I won’t tell you it was not,” says Wendy Thompson, a special education teacher at New Jersey’s A. Harry Moore School. “That being said, we have seen success, and there are things out there that can help.” Thompson, who is also president of the New Jersey Coalition for the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology, says the key is to ensure the tools educators use can be adapted to fit the needs of individual students. “It’s important to approach students where they are and provide them with options for how they can respond and show what they know and what they are learning.”

Read More

How to Integrate Computational Thinking with “Look Fors”

Article | February 23, 2020

Digital Promise has been working with districts and educators from across the United States to integrate computational thinking (CT) and computer science (CS) into K-12 classrooms. We’ve developed “Look for” documents to support teachers and administrators in envisioning how this fusion could work in elementary and middle school classrooms. Interviews with teachers, administrators, and other researchers showed us that “Look for” documents offer teachers and administrators a mutual starting point for collaborative visioning, self-assessment, and collective goal-setting for classroom practice. They remind administrators of “walk through” documents or forms that are often used during classroom observations to help administrators focus on specific elements of instruction so they can provide rich feedback to educators.

Read More

The Power of Customizable PD: 5 Factors for Choosing the Best Solution

Article | February 23, 2020

Professional development can often feel too cookie-cutter to really engage the teachers who are required to complete it. Personalized professional development can benefit both educators and administrators and ultimately lead to better learning experiences for students.

Read More

Spotlight

Dominican College of Blauvelt

Dominican College is an independent, four-year and master's-level liberal arts college, chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, with many programs holding additional specialized national accreditation. The 64-acre suburban campus is located in Orangeburg, New York just 17 miles from New York City in Rockland County.

Events