NAFSA launches training path, calls on US gov to cut out “anti-foreigner messaging”

In the Council on Foreign Relations Why It Matters podcast, NAFSA executive director and CEO Esther Brimmer said that several years of policies that “projected an anti-foreigner message [had] taken their toll”. “If Trump is reelected, I think you’ll see that as a vindication for his protectionist policies on immigration and trade” “If there continue to be […]

Flexibility needed to maintain teacher training during coronavirus

Dive Brief: With the uncertainty of in-person instruction as a result of COVID-19 combined with pre-existing staffing shortages and budget cuts, districts will likely have to adjust teacher training, hiring and evaluation practices. A research brief recently released...

US lawmakers urge support for Optional Practical Training program

An extension of an international student’s visa, OPT allows graduates to work in an area related to their study for a total of 12 months or longer if they have a STEM degree. “The last thing our nation should do…is make ourselves less competitive by weakening OPT”...

Virtual training tips from a master trainer

Ed Prevatt has been teaching for a long time.   After a construction industry career that included home restoration, Prevatt spent 18 years teaching Building Construction in the public school system, where he first got involved with the NCCER curricula. In more recent...