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On the Economy, Think Long-Term | NYTimes.com

On the Economy, Think Long-Term | NYTimes.com | High School Intellegence.Graduation | Scoop.it

The 2009 economic stimulus package has come and gone. So, too, have the temporary payroll tax cuts of 2011-12. Most of the Bush-era tax cuts, in addition, have been made permanent. Yet the lasting effects of these policies have been meager.

 

The economy is still sluggish. Unemployment remains high, especially for lower-skilled workers. Inequality of incomes is higher still. What’s more, the fundamental structural challenges to our economy remain. Deeply disruptive forces — rapidly evolving information technology, globalization and environmental stresses — are radically reshaping the jobs market. Decent jobs for low-skilled workers have virtually disappeared. Some have been relegated to China and emerging economies, while others have been lost to robotics and computerization.

 

The results of these changes can be seen in two starkly different employment figures: since 2008, 3.1 million new jobs have been created for college graduates as 4.3 million jobs have disappeared for high-school graduates and those without a high school diploma.

 

These trends will only continue, and even become more sharply defined. But in the face of such immense challenges, Republicans continue to hawk their age-old remedy, demanding cuts in government spending, tax rates and regulation so that market forces can respond in due course. Democrats, meanwhile, push just as stridently for their familiar fixes — short-term spending programs like the 2009 stimulus package enacted during President Obama’s first term.

 

It’s time to move beyond such transitory and piecemeal policies. Our underlying economic problems are chronic, not temporary; structural, not cyclical. To solve them, we need a systematic long-term approach.

Consider three priorities for this new, long-range perspective: infrastructure, energy and job skills. With a smart, ambitious strategy in these sectors we can encourage the creation of good jobs and begin to resolve huge problems of competitiveness and the environment.

 

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Student Voices Chime in on Preventing School Shootings

In the wake of the Newtown shootings, high school students who participate in NewsHour's Student Reporting Labs from all across the country shared their view...

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This is a great example of a Google+ Hangout that has been professionally filmed and had some great post production work done. A pertinent subject that gives the young people who are faced with these dangers the chance to speak out to the world with their opinions.

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Education guide: Managing school stress

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Local guidance counselors offer advice to high school students dealing with college pressure.


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CA State Schools Chief Presents Plan for Core Standards | 03-20-2012

CA State Schools Chief Presents Plan for Core Standards | 03-20-2012 | High School Intellegence.Graduation | Scoop.it

TUESDAY, MAR. 20, 2012
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Tuesday that the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Systems Implementation Plan for California was presented to executive and legislative branches of state government.

 

“This work will take our state’s already world-class standards to a new level, emphasizing a deep understanding of English-language arts and mathematics to ensure our students complete high school, ready to thrive in college and careers.”

 

Although California’s 1997 academic content standards and the CCSS for English-language arts and mathematics are equal in their level of rigor and call for high expectation for all students, the Common Core standards provide for additional skills and knowledge necessary in a global economy and technology-rich workplace.

For example, under the CCSS students will learn to work collaboratively and use digital media to express and present evidence-based fiction and non-fiction literary analysis. The CCSS also focus on extending mathematical thinking to real-world challenges so that students develop a depth of understanding and an ability to solve everyday problems through the power of mathematics.To view the CCSS Systems Implementation Plan for California and additional CCSS resources, visit the California Department of Education Web site at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cc ;
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High school graduation rate up sharply, but red flags abound

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(Reuters) - For the first time in decades, the United States is making steady gains in the number of high school students earning diplomas, putting it on pace to reach a 90 percent graduation rate by 2020.

 

But the good news comes with a big asterisk: students with learning disabilities and limited fluency in English face long odds to finish high school, with graduation rates for those groups as low as 25 percent in some states, the analysis found. Minority students also continue to fall well behind their white peers, with about one-third of African-American students and 29 percent of Hispanic students dropping out before graduation.

 

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Are college educations worth it? Yes!

Are college educations worth it? Yes! | High School Intellegence.Graduation | Scoop.it

Recent national media coverage suggests the high price of college leaves students with massive debt and unprepared for jobs. So is a college education worth it?

 

My Thoughts: This article is very informative and it really shows what I think about college. I don’t think that college is pointless it’s good for some people who can afford it and that what to go to college to get a higher education. My opinion on college is that it’s a waste of time but that’s because I don’t like sitting in class all day doing book work it’s very boring and very repetitive. I like to do different things every day that’s why I take gym classes so I get up and get moving so I’m not just sitting all day. Also a student that go to college most of the time can’t pay for college so they end up in debt which makes it harder to get a job so then they can’t pay off the debt which makes things worse. And once they get a job they have to pay off the debt from college so they don’t have money to buy a house or car or even just a place to live so most the time they spend the rest of their lives paying of their debt so they could get a higher education to get ahead but in the end they didn’t get ahead at all. I feel like getting a job right after high school is the best thing possible so then they start earning money right away that they can put towards college or buying a house and start a new life on their own.


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How Teachers Make Cell Phones Work in the Classroom

How Teachers Make Cell Phones Work in the Classroom | High School Intellegence.Graduation | Scoop.it
In the most ideal class settings, mobile devices disappear into the background, like markers and whiteboards, pencil and paper – not because they’re not being used, but because they’re simply tools.
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Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart?

Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart? | High School Intellegence.Graduation | Scoop.it

"Noah Muthler took his first state standardized test in third grade at the Spring Cove Elementary School in Roaring Spring, Pa. It was a miserable experience, said his mother, Kathleen Muthler. He was a good student in a program for gifted children. But, Muthler said, 'he was crying in my arms the night before the test, saying: ‘I’m not ready, Mom. They didn’t teach us everything that will be on the test.’' In fourth grade, he was upset the whole week before the exam. 'He manifests it physically,' his mother said. 'He got headaches and stomachaches. He would ask not to go to school.' In fifth grade, the anxiety lasted a solid month before the test. Never before has the pressure to perform on high-stakes tests been so intense or meant so much for a child’s academic future. As more school districts strive for accountability, standardized tests have proliferated. The pressure to do well on achievement tests for college is filtering its way down to lower grades, so that even third graders feel as if they are on trial. Students get the message that class work isn’t what counts, and that the standardized exam is the truer measure. Sure, you did your homework and wrote a great history report — but this test is going to find out how smart you really are. Critics argue that all this test-taking is churning out sleep-deprived, overworked, miserable children." | via The New York Times


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Career fair helps teens aim for the future - Lake County News Sun

Career fair helps teens aim for the future - Lake County News Sun | High School Intellegence.Graduation | Scoop.it
Career fair helps teens aim for the futureLake County News SunThe high school and Pathways to Professions committee hosted the 15th Annual Career Job Fair for sophomores and juniors.

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【IQ】How high is your intellegence?

【IQ】How high is your intellegence? | High School Intellegence.Graduation | Scoop.it
Quickly test your IQ? Practicing for an IQ test? The free IQ test below has almost all the parts from an online IQ test standard. Think of questions about spatial intelligence, logical reasoning and verbal intelligence.
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