Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A good piece on PG

A recent piece in The Chronicle of Higher Education talking about "teaching grade 13"- also known as- PG of the postgraduate year.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009

An OpEd in the NYT's About Ways to Fix Education

An interesting piece that talks about the need for at least one year of education after high school.

That author, Harold O. Levy, was the New York City schools chancellor from 2000 to 2002, and has been a trustee of several colleges, said, "

The benefits of an extra year of schooling are beyond question: high school graduates can earn more than dropouts, have better health, more stable lives and a longer life expectancy. College graduates do even better. Just as we are moving toward a longer school day (where is it written that learning should end at 3 p.m.?) and a longer school year (does anyone really believe pupils need a three-month summer vacation?), so we should move to a longer school career.

President Obama recently embraced the possibility of extending public education for a year after high school: “I ask every American to commit to at least one year or more of higher education or career training.” He suggested that this compulsory post-secondary education could be in a “community college or a four-year school; vocational training or an apprenticeship.” (I helped start an accredited online school of education, and firmly believe that the coursework could also be delivered to students online.)"

Those who have seen the turn around for students who have done an extra "PG" year know that that extra year can be a launching point for success down the road.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Another Link to a Story About Study Habits

A short story in the Chronicle For Higher Education about incoming freshman not being prepared. Yet another indication that the PG year is a needed option for many students looking to go to college.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Obama sets ambitious educational goals

Here is an article talking about current enrollment and graduation numbers for the countries higher educational institutions, more fodder for why a Post Graduate year is key for young men.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Interesting articles

Here are a couple of posts that talk about community college as well as the difference between HS and community college. The PG year is all about that transition between HS and college, and the PG year enables students to start "fresh" when they hit college- not transferring in. In either case an interesting read.

Monday, February 2, 2009

College Graduation Rates for Men

The trends are continuing to not be favorable for young men as they try to find academic success in college. A recent statistic put the national graduation rate from a four year school at roughly 32% for young men, and that was allowing for up to six years to complete the degree!

With that said statics support that those who attended a PG year enjoyed a better than 70% graduation rate from a four year school school (again using the six year threshold to complete the degree).

An interesting starting point for discussion.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009