#RethinkSchool: Struggling Student Discovers Path through Colorado Apprenticeship ProgramThu, 06 Dec 2018 19:53:47 EST Sierra didn’t always dream of working in the insurance business. In fact, until recently, she didn’t even know if she’d finish high school.
But with the help of a caring counselor, a local business and an innovative state effort, Sierra is now thriving in her new role as a full-time employee at Pinnacol Assurance.
Her journey from struggling student to working professional began when Sierra’s counselor approached her with a new opportunity through CareerWise, a Colorado nonprofit that helps businesses recruit talent through paid apprenticeships that begin in high school.
How Computer Science Encourages Girls to Pursue STEM CareersTue, 04 Dec 2018 21:31:37 EST Five years ago, I sat in front of my computer with my 7-year-old daughter and completed the Hour of Code. She absolutely loved the idea of typing something and seeing animation as a result. This was the first time she was exposed to computer science and coding.
Secretary DeVos Mourns the Loss of President George H.W. BushSat, 01 Dec 2018 13:59:23 EST Washington, D.C.— U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on the passing of former President George H.W. Bush:
"My heart and prayers are with the Bush family at this time of great loss. George H.W. Bush's gentle approach called us to the greater good, and his strong example over the years inspired many, me among them, to enter public service.
#RethinkSchool: iLEAD Academy Students Take the Lead in Northern KentuckyThu, 29 Nov 2018 17:23:19 EST “Strangely, I’ve started a school, and I am not an educator,” said Alicia Sells, founder of iLEAD Academy, a STEM high school in northern Kentucky.
Sells’ background is in public policy. She noticed that neighboring Kentucky school districts of Gallatin, Carroll, Henry, Owen and Trimble did not offer a dedicated STEM program and, as a result, many students’ needs were not met in their preparation for the workplace.
The 5 Most Helpful Federal Student Aid Blog PostsWed, 28 Nov 2018 20:32:10 EST Not attending the FSA conference this week? Learn from home using these resources.
With Federal Student Aid’s (FSA) Annual Conference in full swing in Atlanta, we understand that not everyone is able to attend and learn from financial aid experts. However, you don’t have to be a financial aid professional to become a FAFSA expert.
Here are the Top 5 FSA blog posts to help students and parents become FAFSA ‘pros’:
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Warns of Looming Crisis in Higher EducationTue, 27 Nov 2018 10:06:15 EST ATLANTAU.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos raised a red warning flag today for America's students and taxpayers regarding what she called, "a crisis in higher education." In remarks she delivered at the annual Federal Student Aid (FSA) Training Conference in Atlanta, Secretary DeVos called America's higher education system "the envy of the world" but warned that if significant policy changes aren't made to the way student aid is distributed, administered and managed, "the program on which so many students rely will be in serious jeopardy."