News Archive

Links to news articles, blogs and other information related to geography, GIS and more.

Category: Education

  • Washington: A World Apart

    Posted: December 2, 2013

    This interesting long-read talks at length about median-housing income and educational attainment across the U.S. It also features an interactive map of what the author calls “Super Zip’s”, which are Zip code areas with the highest national rank in average household income and college educated residents. Read the story and check out the map here

  • The State of Preschool (Report)

    Posted: October 30, 2013

    The National Institute for Early Education Research has published their yearly update on early education in the U.S., with data from the 2011-2012 school year. Some important figures from the report include:

    Funding for preschool went down by over $500 million.

    1.3 Million children attended state-funded preschool’s.

    New York State Pre-K programs met 7/10 education benchmarks.

    To see the full report, click on this link.

  • First-ever census reveals growing popularity of Farm to School program

    Posted: October 29, 2013

    According to a study released by the USDA, more then 40% of the U.S. public school districts are participating in the national Farm to School program, which has schools buy produce from local farms for school meals and educates students about healthy foods. Read more about the Farm to School program and the study results here

  • Daycare’s New Deal

    Posted: October 23, 2013

    Access to early childhood education is an issue in Syracuse, something we’ve analysed here at SCG .  An organization called Educare is helping to solve this access problem by opening several centers in Milwaukee and other cities. See what they do here.

  • Fall 2013 Online Courses

    Posted: October 16, 2013

    We make an effort to put up online courses which teach a variety of GIS skills on our GIS Resource page. If you’re curious about classes which teach other useful technical skills or about popular topics in geography, check out this article which links to several MOOC’s (Massive Open Online Course’s).