Posts Tagged: Nellie Mae Education Foundation

Learner-Centered Education Gets Super Push in Conn.

It may be known as the "Land of Steady Habits," but Connecticut's new habit in education in this new year looks like steady change.Recently, Connecticut school superintendents advanced a package of 134 recommendations to replace the state's current school system with a “learner-centered” education program. The program would begin at age 3; offer parents a menu of options, including cha...

Multiple Pathways for All Students

Maine has been focusing on the importance of postsecondary training. As the Maine Department of Education’s Pre-K-16 Task Force noted: “To guarantee a more promising future for Maine youth and to ensure economic vitality in our state, we need to dramatically increase the number of citizens with either an associate or a baccalaureate degree.”Maine’s Skowhegan Area High Schoo...

New England Works: NEBHE to Convene Leadership Summit on Bridging Higher Ed, Workforce

NEBHE will bring together hundreds of New England higher education, government and business leaders on Monday, Nov. 7, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston to discuss the role of higher education in preparing the highly skilled workers that will drive innovation in the region.Presenters and panelists at the New England Works conference will explore: What projections say about the gap between ...

Nellie Mae Education Foundation Issues Report Boosting Technology in Schools

More than 40% of high school students feel unprepared to use technology as they look ahead to college and work, and only 8% of teachers fully integrate technology in the classroom, according to Integrating Technology with Student-Centered Learning, a new report prepared for the Nellie Mae Education Foundation (NMEF) of Quincy, Mass., by Education Development Center (EDC) of Newton, Mass.The report...

Nellie Mae Education Foundation Awards Seven Organizations, Schools and Districts Almost $1 Million for “Proficiency-Based Pathways”

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation (NMEF) awarded one-year grants to seven organizations, schools, and districts across New England as part of the foundation's effort to prepare all learners with the skills and knowledge needed for success in postsecondary education, work and life. Proficiency-Based Pathways allow students to progress toward their goals based on mastery rather than a required ...

Southeastern Massachusetts Conference to Explore College Readiness, Curriculum Alignment

More than 300 Southeastern Massachusetts secondary and postsecondary faculty and administrators are expected to discuss the high school-to-college transition and building a better-aligned P-20 curriculum at a conference on “Pathways to College Readiness and College Success,” to be held Wednesday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Indian Pond Country Club in Kingston, Mass.At...

Report Shines Light on 21st Century Skills Needed for Success

The Rennie Center released A New Era of Education Reform: Preparing All Students for Success in College, Career and Life which calls attention to the need for 21st century skills in today’s classrooms.The report, funded by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, summarizes a survey of Massachusetts district and school leaders coupled with their opinions on the importance of 21st century skills....

Youth Involved in Maine Gov Debate

The Maine Coalition for Excellence in Education is organizing the Prepare Maine Gubernatorial Forum. Sponsored by WABI-TV5, the televised forum will be held at Bangor High School on Wednesday, Oct 27, at 7 p.m. The forum will provide opportunity for candidates to share their platforms on education, workforce development and Maine’s economic future.Prepare Maine looks to ensure that all young...

Nellie Mae Education Foundation Seeks Consultant to Further Work in Proficiency-Based Pathways

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation posted an RFQ to its website for a consultant/consulting team to help guide its Proficiency-Based Pathways project.The project aims to: deepen the foundation’s understanding of the emerging sector of proficiency-based education systems; and support the development of quality proficiency-based pathways to high school graduation and beyond. Proficiency-bas...

Interview with Nick Donohue of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Nellie Mae Education Foundation President Nick Donohue to discuss the foundation’s new direction. This new direction focuses on "student-centered" learning opportunities exploring different ways to engage students, different places students learn and different people students connect with to help them achieve skills and knowledge. Th...