Michael G. Sheppard

Activist, Game Changer

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Effective Strategies to Implement to Increase Student Retention Michael G. Sheppard

Effective Strategies to Implement to Increase Student Retention

Student retention has become an alarming issue in most of the institutions of higher learning in the United States. Many of these institutions lack departments that should handle programs relating to retention of students. However, even the ones that have created the faculties rarely give them the full authority to implement these retention initiatives that should […]

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Is Personalized Education the Best Model for Learning in the Near Future?

Although education constantly evolves with our culture, primary educational institutions are sometimes slow to update their models by incorporating emerging technologies. There are many forces that explain the plodding pace of educational reform that include budgetary, cultural and logistical forces. Despite resistance, the overwhelming cultural force that is the technological revolution has started to influence […]

Progress on the New Career-Education Law Michael G. Sheppard

Progress on the New Career-Education Law

Senate lawmakers are currently working on improvements in the Perkins Career and Technical Education Law, a law that provides for federal spending for technical education in the United States. This re-authorization of the Perkins Law will now give states and local educational facilities more flexibility in determining where their funding should be directed to reach career […]

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Empowering Students With 10 Virtual Reality EdTools

As the 21st century continues to dawn on, the need for all of us to adapt to our technology’s changing tools will continue to increase. With the advent of virtual reality systems, the markings of a dream world within a world will gradually leak its way into different industries — one of which takes place […]

The Fight for Equality, Fairness, and Education

In the world of education, teachers have constantly been overlooked for the incredible work they do in-and-out of the classroom. The responsibility of looking into the eyes of a younger generation and finding the underlying fire and inspiration to spark motivation within a senseless and injustice world is something that I continue to admire each […]

Is our Education System Broken?

For the past two decade, the American educational system has been scrutinized and dissected in every which way. Whether it is from politicians, educational experts, or even teachers themselves, the painstaking research and trial-by-error policies for the new educational standards have continued to impact our youth’s education in both positive and negative ways. One thing […]

Teaching and Technology

Are Teachers Too Easily Caught in Crossfire Over Student Achievement?

Teacher, testing, and accountability in public schools.

Teacher Accountability, Who is Really to Blame?

Since the early 1990s, the standard and accountability movement for teacher led instructions has dominated the political discourse and reform efforts in the United States. This movement is based on the theory that three principles will ultimately improve the nation’s education system. The first adheres to the academic standards or what is required for student […]

The Two Sides of the Coin: Poverty and Education

Many Americans believe that the major problem within public education is the lack of focus within the administration of a school. They even go as far as to blame the teachers for not providing the adequate time and skills needed for their child to grow and learn on a day-to-day basis. This type of mentality […]

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