College presidents must take a more personal role in changing campus culture to ensure that more students graduate, a group of higher education leaders meeting in Los Angeles were told Monday.
“Presidents focus on the inflow but don’t pay too much attention to what’s happening on the back end,” said Andrew K. Benton, president of Pepperdine University.
Francesca Duffy -- Digital technology has made it both easier for students to cheat and for teachers to catch offenders, according to a recent piece in The Chicago Tribune—but overall cheaters maintain the upper hand
Reading achievement at age 10 influences how much independent reading children do at age 11. However, independent reading doesn't directly improve children's achievement in reading, at least among children at the end of elementary school. In addition, individual differences in independent reading among 11-year-olds partly reflect genetic influences on reading achievement at age 10.
A study of college freshmen in the United States and in China found that Chinese students know more science facts than their American counterparts -- but both groups are nearly identical when it comes to their ability to do scientific reasoning.