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Kansas Court Could Kill the Right to a Decent Public Education
Deep spending cuts to education, health care and other social services were central to that agenda. And this month, the Kansas Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling in a lawsuit precipitated by those cuts which could have profound consequences ...

Education experts blast DOJ's apparent call for race-based system of ...
Education experts blast DOJ's apparent call for race-based system of ...

Mixed results for Kansas education on annual report
This year's Quality Counts report, an annual state-by-state study conducted by the research department of the publication Education Week, showed that Kansas K-12 schools made progress on such measures as graduation rates and reading scores, but lost ...

US education model creates assembly-line workers
“I can't predict the future,” said the Nashville rocker Webb Wilder, “but I can take a hint.” There are lots of hints that education is about to change. Our current models are as dusty and broken. They're too expensive, they're too rigid, they don't ...

Education concerns dominate legislative listening session
With cuts looming in Anchorage classrooms and among auxiliary school staff like nurses and counselors, the speakers were almost unanimous that public education was getting short shrift from Juneau. A few others complained about House Bill 77, the ...

Education funds raise concerns in Fresno-Clovis area
The regulations set to be adopted at the state Board of Education meeting this week are tied to the state's education finance overhaul — the Local Control Funding Formula — that was signed into law last July. What's changed? Districts with high ...

The 5 Best Places to Get a Free Education
While the cost of education may leave many sick to their stomachs, the reality is, there are now more resources than ever to help supplement and enhance our understanding and allow us to become lifelong learners. Learning to invest. The Motley Fool ...

Funding of higher education, bioscience raising serious concerns
Topeka — The fight over higher education funding was one of the most bruising in the last legislative session and promises to be again. And related to higher education funding cuts, alarms are being raised over the diminished role of the Kansas ...

Texas public education tops debate in campaigns
The Republican-controlled Legislature rewrote the formula for public school funding in 2011 to cut $5.4 billion from the state's public education budget, the first such reduction in spending since World War II. In 2013, the Legislature restored about ...

Budget, education among top Ga. legislative issues
Yet all signs suggest a significant amount of additional funds will be set aside for education, more than in recent years, as top officials say they are concerned about estimates that more than half of Georgia's school districts are not meeting the 180 ...

'The Procedure' and how it is harming education
Do you know what “The Procedure” is and why it is a problem for education? Here to explain is Marion Brady, a veteran classroom teacher, who has written history and world culture textbooks (Prentice-Hall), professional books, numerous nationally ...

Briefly: Education
The number of jobs being offered to American historians fell in the last academic year after several years of tepid postrecession growth, according to a recent report from the American Historical Association. The association said 686 positions were ...

Public education tops campaigns
The Republican-controlled Legislature rewrote the formula for public school funding in 2011 to cut $5.4 billion from the state's public education budget, the first such reduction in spending since World War II. In 2013, the Legislature restored about ...

DC Prep uses Big Data to evaluate tablet-based education apps
Depending on a school's resources, schools may collect data on the effectiveness of digital learning programs, or on which students need the most extra attention, said Frank Ganis, general partner at Gilfus Education Group, a consulting firm based in ...

Education digest: Democracy Prep to take over Imagine; Pr. George's program ...
Education digest: Democracy Prep to take over Imagine; Pr. George's program ...

Minnesota charter school monitors to face more scrutiny from education ...
Minnesota charter school monitors to face more scrutiny from education ...

Education, transportation top priorities of Washington Legislature
Facing a state Supreme Court order to live up to its constitutional requirement to make public education the state's “paramount duty,” the Legislature added about $1 billion to kindergarten through high school programs and expenses last year. Last ...

Texas Public Education Tops Debate In Campaigns
The Republican-controlled Legislature rewrote the formula for public school funding in 2011 to cut $5.4 billion from the state's public education budget, the first such reduction in spending since World War II. In 2013, the Legislature restored about ...

Bethune Transitional Center named after education and civil rights champion
Editor's note: The Press-Telegram is publishing an ongoing series looking at the namesakes of local schools. Mary McLeod Bethune realized the value of education when she was just a small child. Born on July 10, 1875, in Mayesville, S.C., Bethune (nee ...

Start small, plan big: How two nonprofit education sites came together to ...
Start small, plan big: How two nonprofit education sites came together to ...

Top Issues Facing Higher Education In 2014
The last several years have seen much white water in higher education. The currents of change have propelled the sector toward, or onto, one rock after another. This year offers no prospect for relief. The top issues of 2014 will undoubtedly include ...

Bumpy road ahead for early childhood education plan
Proponents of early childhood education say they'll try again this year to win legislative support, but the head of the House Education Committee says he has other priorities. State Rep. Hy Kloc, D-Boise, says he will present a proposal to the House ...

Finch's education deputy moves on
BRIDGEPORT -- Joshua Thompson, a key player in the mayor's aborted education reform blitz, has moved on. In his late 20s, ambitious and idealistic -- he's got a photo of Robert F. Kennedy as the background of his Twitter page -- Thompson has vacated ...

It's Time For a 'New Deal' on Education for Syrian Refugee Children
You don't have to tell Souriya Maliki, a 14-year-old Syrian refugee from southern Damascus, about the value of education. Her parents took her out of school two years ago after a classmate was killed by a sniper. Last year they fled to Lebanon's Bekaa ...

Rep. George Miller, leading Democratic voice on education, set to retire
Rep. George Miller's decision to retire after 40 years in Congress, coming after the announced retirement of Sen. Tom Harkin (Iowa), means Democrats will lose their two strongest congressional leaders on education issues at the end of the year. Miller ...

Education Ministry: Classrooms should discuss the life of Sharon
A lesson plan, including a chronological time line on the life and achievements of Sharon, short films of the leader and topics for discussion, was prepared by the Education Ministry pedagogical secretariat, and sent out to teachers and schools ...

Focus on Education (1-14-14)
The Stanislaus County Board of Education will meet at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Stanislaus County Office of Education boardroom, 1100 H St. Trustees will recognize employees and be asked to approve the 2012-13 audit and school report cards for its ...

Higher education, lower standards: Column
When parents pay a lot -- or, increasingly, when students borrow a lot -- for a degree from a school like UNC, or, really, any institution of higher education, the presumption is that the degree means something. When hundreds of fake courses can be ...

Inflexible education exacerbates EU youth crisis: study
That, according to research by management consultants McKinsey & Company, exposes a critical source of Europe's youth unemployment crisis: the inability of the education sector to respond quickly and reshape the work force. In a study published this ...

Gov. Christie education proposal: Longer school day, shorter summer break - The Star-Ledger
TRENTON — With his State of the State address today, Gov. Chris Christie will dive into the national debate over whether more class time is better for students. The Republican governor tried to make education a centerpiece of his first term and will ...

Dept. of Education sends special investigator to 'School of No'
The Education Department on Tuesday sicced its special schools investigator on the Queens “School of No,” where parents booed the embattled principal amid allegations of rampant neglect and mismanagement. A spokeswoman for Special Commissioner ...

Education group gives TN an 'F' for school choice
Lacking a school voucher system and a law that lets charter school operators turn to the state for approval, Tennessee gets an "F" for school choice, according to a national education-reform group. That's the main negative in an otherwise fairly ...

Inslee: $200M more for education
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee wants lawmakers to add another $200 million to the state's education system this year. Inslee said in his "State of the State" address Tuesday that the Legislature needs to do more this year to respond ...

Obama's Constitutional Education
President Obama treats limits on executive power like college students treat the 21-year drinking age, and judging from oral arguments Monday the Supreme Court may respond by limiting his driving privileges. The vote may even be 9-0 that a President ...

The influence of Michelle Rhee and Chris Christie: Education reformers ...
The influence of Michelle Rhee and Chris Christie: Education reformers ...

Virginia lawmaker seeks to clarify education law on religious exemptions
Virginia's law that allows families to opt out of public education for religious reasons needs further study, according to a Republican state legislator. Del. Thomas Rust (R-Fairfax) has proposed a resolution that would direct the commonwealth's ...

Politics Versus Education
Anyone who has still not yet understood the utter cynicism of the Obama administration in general, and Attorney General Eric Holder in particular, should look at the Justice Department's latest interventions in education. If there is one thing that ...

Study: People Associate 'Education' With Lighter Skin
Reading an academic paper on racism is like reading an alien's take on the human species. In their summary of the way humans think, these aliens describe racism as "phenotypic features associated with the social categorization of racial groups [that ...

Education Datapalooza: Promoting Innovation in Improving College Access ...
Education Datapalooza: Promoting Innovation in Improving College Access ...

Amid bridge scandal, Christie's 2014 State of the State speech touts education ... - The Star-Ledger
Amid bridge scandal, Christie's 2014 State of the State speech touts education ...

Jason Carter: Deal's education budget is 'shell game'
Jason Carter said that the single biggest failure of Georgia's current leadership - and the biggest drain on the state's economy - is the dismantling of the state's education system. Carter, who is running to replace Deal as governor, said he believes ...

How IIT Gandhinagar Is Disrupting Higher Education In India
In late December, I had the chance to visit with one of the newest Indian Institutes of Technology – in Gandhinagar, in the state of Gujarat, India. This latest addition to the IIT franchise was launched four years ago, along with several other IIT ...

Missouri auditor to review education department's award of CEE-Trust contract
The Missouri Auditor's office will conduct a review and analysis of the bidding process used by Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education when it contracted with an Indianapolis-based firm for an improvement plan for Kansas City Public ...

A roundup of House education committee bills
Providing more stability to correctional education funding, students who transfer out of their resident district and educational services for students at pediatric nursing facilities are some of the issues state lawmakers plan to tackle in February ...

First Lady Uses Film to Make Pitch for Education
The reporter had asked Keys whether she would attend Mrs. Obama's birthday celebration later this week and about Mrs. Obama's impact as she turns 50, in addition to questions about the film and about education. Mrs. Obama pointed to President Barack ...

Sanford gift creates education center at National U
The gift to the private, nonprofit university is going toward the $10 million Sanford Education Center, whose mission will be to improve how teachers teach and how young students relate to each other. Another emphasis will be to train nonprofit leaders ...

First lady turns focus on education
(CNN)– Fresh back from her extended holiday in Hawaii, Michelle Obama turned her attention to education in underserved communities Wednesday. The first lady hosted a group of approximately 60 “'education stakeholders” for a White House screening of ...

Obama to Host Education Leaders
By leveraging public-private partnerships, Obama is hoping to move the needle on his higher education goals without relying on an often-gridlocked Congress. And by homing in on low-income students, Obama is looking to tackle issues of both education ...

Carter files resolution on education budget
Senate Resolution 750 would ask Georgia voters to approve a constitutional change that would make legislators separate education funding from the rest of the state's budget. He has called it a proposed “trust fund for education that will keep the ...

Sources: Corbett to propose boost in education funding
HARRISBURG - Gov. Corbett will propose hundreds of millions of dollars in new education funding as the centerpiece of the budget he unveils next month, according to sources familiar with the plan. Addressing one of his perceived political liabilities ...


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