Education Dive Initiative aims to boost US college graduation rates by 'hundreds of thousands' 2018-02-23T23:18:05.000000000-05:00 The Association for Public and Land-grant Universities will form clusters with 100 public universities to encourage collaboration and close the achievement gap. Fariña, new higher ed approaches and more: The week's most-read education news 2018-02-23T14:42:45.000000000-05:00 Don't fall behind! Stay ahead of the class with the latest on efforts to cater to adult students and more here. Small steps key to reaching long-term goals when modernizing learning 2018-02-23T10:00:00.000000000-05:00 Placing new furniture, devices and other resources in common areas can win over potential skeptics easier than a broad rollout. Trump suggests arming, training educators to deter school shootings 2018-02-23T10:00:00.000000000-05:00 The president suggested educators who receive training and carry a firearm could receive a bonus, but spoke against active shooter drills in schools. After-school programs once again targeted in budget 2018-02-23T10:00:00.000000000-05:00 For the second year in a row, President Donald Trump is proposing eliminating funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program. Looking to ease bottleneck of aging faculty through retirement 2018-02-23T08:00:00.000000000-05:00 As faculty reach their 60s and 70s, higher ed leaders can find creative ways to help ease the challenges of life after teaching. Survey: Americans not confident colleges can prepare them for AI-driven workforce 2018-02-23T08:00:00.000000000-05:00 Few Americans believe they could obtain skills to get well-paying jobs should they find themselves out of work due to technological advances. Easing the bottleneck of aging faculty through retirement 2018-02-23T08:00:00.000000000-05:00 As faculty reach their 60s and 70s, higher ed leaders can find creative ways to help ease the challenges of life after teaching. Arkansas schools slow to implement ban on suspensions for truancy 2018-02-23T07:44:50.000000000-05:00 A study shows that schools with a higher percentage of students of color were even less likely than others to follow the law. Study: Abolishing middle school may be premature 2018-02-23T05:18:18.000000000-05:00 While several studies have suggested that middle school has a negative impact on academic achievement, a recent study indicates that the opposite is true.