A new book says success for low-income college students should be a national priority. There's no G.I. Bill or Higher Education Act on the horizon for low-income students; the states must write and implement new policies to achieve the goal. The authors studied what five states are doing right, and wrong. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 01:00:00 EST
Acharya Shri Prashant speaking on Guru Nanak in Clarity Session at Advait Life-Education on 24th August, 2014
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11.30 – 11.45
Breaking the link between attainment and deprivation:
Sue Ellis, Professor of Education, Strathclyde University
11.45 – 12.15
Improving attainment and tackling educational inequality: local authority presentations:
John Butcher, Executive Director Education and Youth Employment, North Ayrshire Council
The development of a whole system change to raising attainment,
Craig Munro, Executive Director Education, Fife Council
The council’s evidence-based approach to closing the gap in educational attainment: what matters, what works and what more is needed.
12.15 – 12.30
Scottish College for Education Leadership - the impact of good leadership on improving attainment
Lesley Whelan, Depute Chief Executive & Director of Programmes
Dr. Robert Hummer of the Population Research Center and Department of Sociology at University of Texas, Austin, examines the difference in life expectancy based on education attainment. These findings are from a paper he co-authored, The Effect of Educational Attainment on Adult Mortality in the United States.
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How can more research address the inequities in Tasmania's education system? Frances Underwood explain why she became a patron of the Underwood Centre - the questions she asked and how vital it is that the right person is appointed.