CityU Participates in Higher Education Summit at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

President-Carter_Joint-Base-Lewis-McCord_CityUCity University of Seattle President Richard Carter will participate on a panel of experts today to discuss higher education issues concerning active and veteran military personnel.

The Service Member for Life – Transition Summit, presented by the Washington Military Alliance, will bring together key players from state and federal agencies, private enterprises, and military branches, and focus discussion on transition initiatives that prepare, educate and link servicemen and women. Today’s event, held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, will feature speakers like Washington Governor Jay Inslee, and U.S. Senator Patty Murray, among many others.

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CityU Approach to Common Core

Education_CityUAlthough often times obscured by misinformation, Common Core has made headlines recently for causing tension among teachers, administrators and parents, while also running the political gamut. Veteran teachers will tell you Common Core is just the latest example of standards that shape K-12 instruction – like the many initiatives that came before it – but they also acknowledge these standards present a new set of hurdles.

Common Core undoubtedly poses a challenge for teachers and school districts. Its structure holds all students of the same grade level to the same standard, and sets an overall classroom pace that can be demanding, both for teachers and students. This combination requires teachers to consider each student’s strengths during instruction, to ensure the classroom as a whole is moving forward.

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College Scholarships and Resources for Women According to the National Center for Education Statistics, since 1980, women have made up the majority of students at post-secondary, degree-granting institutions. Yet, they are still under-represented in a number of fields, most notably in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, and continue to earn about $0.77 of every dollar brought in by their male counterparts. However, there are a wide-range of resources dedicated to helping female students achieve success in both college and their careers. Continue reading…