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Education News 02/2014



De Blasio administration's education budget yanks $210M from charter schools ...
De Blasio administration's education budget yanks $210M from charter schools ...

John Florez: Education Task Force missing followers
Until there is visionary leadership ready to restructure the governance that can downsize and customize public education and determine who is responsible for outcomes in education, the system will continue to flounder... Downsize, customize, local ...

Education historian Ravitch believes education support is a civic responsibility
Education historian Diane Ravitch sat and spoke with acting Kentucky School Board Association executive director David Baird before her talk at the Galt House Saturday. / By Charlie White/The Courier-Journal ...

We want to hear about Corbett's education funding reform
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first in a yearlong series of editorials from the editorial board of Digital First Media newspapers in Pennsylvania focusing on the crucial 'Keystone' issues of education and property taxes.) Gov. Tom Corbett is ready to ...

Julia O'Malley: To improve education in Alaska, we should look at poverty, not ...
Julia O'Malley: To improve education in Alaska, we should look at poverty, not ...

Proflie: Value of education instilled in longtime OW guidance counselor ...
Proflie: Value of education instilled in longtime OW guidance counselor ...

Common Core standards for education draw criticism in some R.I. communities
Advocates point out that the standards were developed by the nation's governors and state education commissioners, not the federal government. They deny that it is a national curriculum. Rather, they say, it is a set of expectations that define what ...

The Americanization of British Higher Education
“I think this G.P.A. reform is a bit like giving academics American titles such as assistant, associate, or full professor. It's the Americanization of higher education,” said Christopher Hill, head of the politics and international-studies department ...

READER SUBMITTED: Bilingual Education Meets Special Education
The Massachusetts Association of Bilingual Education (MABE) is proud to announce the third annual Southern New England Regional Dual Language Conference, "Making Connections - Celebrating Dual Language Education," will be held this year on ...

Dagestan, a Leader in 'Education Tourism'
But in the past year Dagestan has also been in the spotlight for something quite different — a worsening form of corruption known as education tourism. All students in Russia must pass the Unified State Exam on graduation from high school to qualify ...

Indian-Americans save most for children's college education
WASHINGTON: Indian-Americans, who have the highest income among America's multicultural groups, save much of their higher household income for their children's college education, according to a new study. This heavy emphasis on higher education, ...

Teachers to lawmakers: 'Give us a voice in education policies'
The teachers called on education stakeholders to create an education plan centered on students, adding that such a plan would require "ongoing, sustainable funding" for public schools in Utah. They also called on Utah teachers to look beyond their ...

Teens put education, social entrepreneurship to work in winning plans
1st Place: SeniorLink Consulting. For Sam Steiner, entrepreneurship is not only about making money — although he does. It is about doing something bigger than himself. Sam's Business Plan Challenge-winning service conquers fears, cures loneliness and ...

PolitiFact Florida: Rick Scott says his K-12 education budget proposal is ...
PolitiFact Florida: Rick Scott says his K-12 education budget proposal is ...

Questions About Common Core -- NYS Education Officials Do Not Want to Hear ...
Questions About Common Core -- NYS Education Officials Do Not Want to Hear ...

Education funding at forefront as Pa. awaits Corbett's budget address
Education ranks second on the list of voters' most pressing issues, according to a poll released Thursday by F&M. Among the voters polled, 19 percent listed education as their biggest concern, surpassed only by unemployment and personal finances, which ...

My Country Has a 50% Dropout Rate and the Education Minister Has No Plan to ...
My Country Has a 50% Dropout Rate and the Education Minister Has No Plan to ...

French parents protest gender education program
French parents are pulling their children out of school one day each month to protest what they say is a government attempt to teach young children that they're not boys or girls, but “neutral.” The protest opposes the French government's “ABCD of ...

French Lessons on Education Reform
At the same time, let's hope that Mr. Hollande and Mr. Obama devote some time to education reform, because the French experience in every sector -- pre-K, K-12 and postsecondary -- offers important lessons for the United States. In his 2013 State of ...

2 education reforms lawmakers must support
Over the past few years, many entities, including The Arizona Republic, along with business and education leaders, have called for significant reforms to our K-12 education system. Central to any reform effort is the development of a quality ...

Corbett budget plan for Pennsylvania raises special education funding
HARRISBURG -- Gov. Tom Corbett today will call for new funding for special education, scholarships for higher education, teacher training and curriculum in a final budget proposal before he faces re-election. The governor will propose creating a $240 ...

Education chief: State must invest in school quality
Arizona schools need to keep up with technological advances if they want to participate in “an education transformation that is sweeping across the United States,” Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal said Monday in his annual ...

Clinton lauds New York City's early childhood education efforts
Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton gave a full-throated endorsement of early childhood education on Tuesday, including crediting New York Mayor Bill De Blasio – a Clinton confidant – for his efforts to make universal pre-kindergarten the law in America ...

Valley education, business leaders meet for career education summit
More than 100 business and education leaders met in Clovis on Tuesday to talk about making robust career-oriented education a priority in Valley schools. The participants at the first Central Valley Career Technical Education Conference discussed how ...

High cost of Common Core has states rethinking the national education standards
Education officials in Maryland estimated in a report last month that it will require $100 million to upgrade computers statewide to support the testing that is the centerpiece of Common Core. Georgia and California are also finding that costs are too ...

The First Lady Picked This Indie Movie to Frame Her Conversation About ...
The First Lady Picked This Indie Movie to Frame Her Conversation About ...

GOP senator wants Conn. education official to quit
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, a Republican candidate for governor, on Tuesday called on Connecticut's education commissioner to resign, saying he has failed to implement Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's key education ...

Mother of autistic student fights for son's right to education
Houston claims district officials are violating her son's right to a free and public education and failed to follow his Individualized Educational Program (IEP). "I want David to go back to school safely," Houston said. For Houston, safely means with ...

Tennessee Weighs The Cost Of A Free College Education
Pretty soon, going to community college in Tennessee may become absolutely free. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam unveiled the proposal in his annual State of the State address this week. Haslam is trying to lift Tennessee's ranking as one of the least ...

Exposing a Corporate Trend in Higher Education in Germany
As managing director of Transparency International Germany, a nongovernmental organization that fights corruption, Mr. Humborg sees a troubling trend in German higher education, as more top-name universities embrace “strategic partnerships” with ...

Who is Angela McLean? Education policy expert, say colleagues
Montana is getting a dedicated classroom teacher who knows education policy at all levels as its lieutenant governor, some colleagues and Democratic state lawmakers say. Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock announced Monday that he chose Angela McLean, ...

Education Choice
Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) talked about his education bill, the Choice Act. Following his remarks he participated in a panel discussion with Heritage Foundation education fellow Lindsey Burke and political analyst Juan Williams. This event... read more ...

Rubio Proposes Higher Education Overhaul
"Those with the right advanced education are making more money than ever. But those who are not are falling farther and farther behind," Rubio said at an education forum at Miami Dade College. "The result is an opportunity gap developing between haves ...

McCrory, lawmakers to boost in pay for new teachers
Pat McCrory is heading to Ragsdale High School on Monday morning to make "a big education policy announcement," the exact nature of which he and his staff are keeping to themselves. The governor said on Twitter Sunday afternoon that he was looking ...

Education leaders speak out against Common Core
The state Board of Regents' decision to delay some education initiatives isn't nearly enough to appease critics, who say the new system puts unneeded pressure on students and teachers -- with questionable results. Carol Burris, principal of South Side ...

Education increases trail needs
Scott has indeed proposed half a billion dollars more than last year in his fiscal 2014 budget for kindergarten-through-12th grade education — a total of $18.84 billion in state and local dollars out of a total Florida budget of $74.19 billion. What's ...

Healthcare and education sectors hungry for Australian IT skills
IT employment within Australia is off to a strong start this year, thanks to the healthcare and education sectors, according to the Peoplebank Salary Survey. The survey shows that employers in healthcare and education have been the hungriest for IT ...

Cuomo Says Education Board's Plan Dilutes Teacher Reviews
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo attacked state education officials on Monday for what he saw as an attempt to water down a new teacher evaluation system that was one of his earliest legislative triumphs. The governor's message was delivered to the State Board of ...

NJ educators react to resignation of Education Commissioner Chris Cerf
Education leaders reacted with surprise today to the news that Education Commissioner Chris Cerf will leave his post at the end of the month. Cerf announced yesterday that he will join his old boss, former New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein ...

The disruption to come
Alex Tabarrok, an economist at George Mason University and co-founder of an online-education site, Marginal Revolution University, reckons the most salient feature of the online course is its rock-bottom marginal cost: teaching additional students is ...

The basics of early childhood education in Indiana
(This post is one in a series exploring the basics of key issues in education in Indiana. For a list of the issues and links to the other posts, see this story on why Indiana matters when it comes to education.) In 2011, Indiana's then-Gov. Mitch ...

What is STEM Education?
According to the U.S. Department of Education, only 16 percent of high school students are interested in a STEM career and have proven a proficiency in mathematics. Currently, nearly 28 percent of high school freshmen declare an interest in a STEM ...

The Future Of Boston: Focus On Education Will Shape Economy
Nu Vu founder Saeed Arida is turning science education upside down. “So we start from a problem, and then go through a creative process to come up with a solution . . . as opposed to me saying, 'Let me tell you the technical stuff and now let's go ...

Eastern Michigan University layoffs: Majority of full-time education lecturers ...
Eastern Michigan University layoffs: Majority of full-time education lecturers ...

Despite cost, survey claims college education pays off
Wages have stayed relatively the same when adjusted for inflation, despite the dramatically higher levels of education among today's young adults. ”The Millennial generation should be earning more than earlier generations of young adults,” wrote the ...

Florida education commissioner proposes plan to simply school grading system
TALLAHASSEE — For months, parents, principals and policy makers have lodged the same complaint: Florida's school grading system has become so complex, it is virtually meaningless. On Tuesday, state Education Commissioner Pam Stewart unveiled her ...

Businesses invest in education [Commentary]
Business leaders are investing in education in Baltimore, and not just out of charity or to "give back." While both are worthy purposes, our business leaders recognize the bottom line value in a growing and diverse Baltimore economy. Investment in ...

Officials Find Encouragement In Education Gap Data
Three-quarters of Minnesota school districts are now meeting, or are just a few points shy of meeting state goals for improving the academic performance of students of color, as well as low income students, special education students and English ...

Surprise, Surprise: Higher Education Spending Doesn't Correlate With Better ...
Surprise, Surprise: Higher Education Spending Doesn't Correlate With Better ...

Schools in 14 cities work to expand arts education
In an effort to expand arts education for all K-8 students, 14 cities and school districts have now joined a program linking local arts groups with nearby schools to improve programs amid strained budgets. School and arts leaders from Sacramento, Calif ...


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