A renaissance for the arts. A $150,000 Los Angeles Fund for Public Education grant has been earmarked for the arts. The bulk of the funding will be used to incorporate the arts into core classes, thus shielding them from future budget cuts. (Education News)
An arms race to nowhere. Colleges are in the midst of a power struggle, seeking to secure the best students by offering them the best non-educational amenities. Students, however, are more interested in a school’s reputation and cost, according to a recent study from Wake Forest University. (Dispatch)
Colleges hit target with drones. The University of Nebraska is now offering a degree program in drone technology. As drones move from strictly weapons-based applications into a “burgeoning commercial market,” other colleges may begin offering courses in drone technology.
YOLO. Tufts University is asking their college applicants how they seize the day. One of the essay choices to get into the university not only references rapper Drake, but also asks “what does #YOLO mean to you?” (Huffington Post)
Amanda Stafford, ES policy intern, contributed to this report.