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The Education of a Craftsman
That's the beauty of manufacturing. If you put the work in, you can climb the ladder. A version of this article appears in print on March 2, 2014, on page BU8 of the New York edition with the headline: The Education of a Craftsman. Order Reprints|Today ...

Fla. considers best way to implement education reforms
Sweeping changes the Florida Legislature has made to education in recent years are likely to come to the forefront again during the upcoming session as lawmakers grapple with their implementation. Contentious debate over Florida's adoption of the ...

Indiana bill would require football concussion education
"I do think there is a financial consideration that is going on here," said Cox, who supports coach education on concussions. "That's why I'm concerned about the cost. Where does that money come from? At the end of the day, it should not be about ...

Moeller: Oregon shoppers should help pay for education in Washington
When it comes to controversy, education funding guzzles down ink and gobbles up air time like no other issue. Small wonder! Year in and year out, approximately half the state's operating budget goes for our K-12 schools. About another 10 percent goes ...

Modeling the Education They Want To Be: The Great Chicago Teachers Union ...
Modeling the Education They Want To Be: The Great Chicago Teachers Union ...

BERNARD: Creating pre-K education opportunity inspires learning
Back in the late '80s, my wife and I cultivated our search for alternative education experiences for our children. From our search we were able to develop and design programs that fostered a culture of education. In implementing an integrated system of ...

Minnesota's education duo: 3M CEO Lew Lehr and Rudy Perpich
All of this got me thinking about a long-ago reformer of education who was one of Minnesota's most-respected business leaders from one of its most respected companies — Lew Lehr, CEO of 3M Co. In the early 1980s, Lehr saw the need for new thinking in ...

Working towards a better education for your children
“All these people from all over America who are so powerful in their communities are meeting each other and getting new energy to go back home and save public education,” said NPE President Diane Ravitch. More educators will gather in Austin this week ...

Promoting career and technical education
“Career and Technical Education provides Culpeper County youth with a pathway to post-secondary education and workplace readiness and is the foundation of a strong, well-educated workforce, which fosters productivity in business and industry and ...

Entrepreneurs Seek To Transform Education In Vietnam
Perhaps the clearest example of launching a successful education disruption among my meetings, Topica offered an inspiring view into the power of online learning to expand rapidly higher education access in Vietnam. As its founder, Pham Minh Tuan, said ...

Lawmakers debate how to improve education with $260M in new funding
DENVER - Colorado lawmakers start work Monday on what may be the Legislature's trickiest job of the year, crafting an education overhaul without $1 billion a year in new taxes. However, the governor's budget includes an extra $259.6 million increase in ...

Education committee to cash-strapped budget-writers: Don't cut funding to ...
Education committee to cash-strapped budget-writers: Don't cut funding to ...

Area school district proposes $500000 in special education cuts
MEQUON - Students in special education require a lot of one on one attention. That's why parents were shocked to learn the Mequon-Thiensville School District wanted to slash staff to special education. Aaron Hurvitz is a father of two. One child has ...

Education, Institutional Racism, and the Conservative Response to "My Brother ...
Education, Institutional Racism, and the Conservative Response to "My Brother ...

Santa Clara County Office of Education paid $200000 for missing tax deadlines
Although the employees work for various school districts in the county, from Palo Alto to Gilroy, their paychecks are handled by the County Office of Education, which acts as the intermediary between 27 of the county's 31 school districts and the Santa ...

Two Sides Of The Same Coin: The Employment Crisis And The Education Crisis
Or an education crisis? “It's interesting to see how the definition of the skills gap has evolved from being so heavily focused on technical and computer skills to 'soft' skills related to communication and creativity,” says Janette Marx, Senior Vice ...

Michelle Obama to Stress Education on China Trip
Michelle Obama, the American first lady, will travel to China this month for a visit that will focus on “the power and importance of education” and include a meeting with Peng Liyuan, the wife of President Xi Jinping of China, the White House has said ...

Why this bilingual education ban should have repealed long ago
Bilingual education programs -- pioneered and developed in Miami over the prior three decades -- were already being established in school districts from San Diego to San Francisco. Florida International University\'s assistant professor of linguistics ...

Finland working to expand early education
As the United States pushes to improve its competitiveness through greater access to early education, with programs in the District and elsewhere that provide universal preschool to children as young as 3, this seems surprising. How do they do it? More ...

The Holy Grail in Education
President Obama's White House Education Summit brought into sharp relief the contradictions rending the current education system apart. The president is in a bind. On the one hand, he is committed to equality in education and right that the costs are ...

Education gets budget love
President Obama wants to increase discretionary spending for the Department of Education in 2015 by about 2 percent, from $67.3 billion to $68.6 billion, the largest increase of any agency besides the Department of Defense. That's in addition to $14.4 ...

New School Board member 'passionate' about education
Heather Brinkworth may be new to the Broward County School Board, but she's no stranger to education. Brinkworth, 45, was appointed last week by Gov. Rick Scott to fill the District 3 seat vacated in December by Katie Leach. She has served as a reading ...

NJ teen loses first legal battle to make parents pay for education
MORRISTOWN, New Jersey (Reuters) - A New Jersey student who says her parents abandoned her when she turned 18 lost a first round on Tuesday in the lawsuit she filed against them for school costs and living expenses, a case that could set a precedent ...

Worcester officials told education investment needed to prevent labor shortages
At a forum sponsored Tuesday by MassINC, the public polity think-tank, and the Worcester Education Collaborative, community leaders were urged to address the dwindling employment pool by lobbying for more investment in urban-center educational ...

The 2015 Budget, Real and Illusory
WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Tuesday sent Congress a budget request that would keep most student aid and basic research programs level-funded; the 2015 plan also included several ambitious new higher education proposals. But the new ...

Fair or outrageous? New Jersey teen sues her parents to pay up for college
A New Jersey high school senior sued her parents, accusing them of tossing her out of the family home when she turned 18 and refusing to pay for her private high school and college education. In a lawsuit, Rachel Canning of Lincoln Park, New Jersey, ...

Report lauds Utah's computer science education
While Utah lags in teaching computer science to underrepresented groups, a new report applauds steps the state has taken to get more kids in-depth education on the subject. Utah is among 17 states and the District of Columbia that clearly allow ...

Forward-Thinking Malala Fund Invests In Education Of Young Syrian Refugees
Shahid and Malala Yousafzai, 16-year-old activist and author of I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education, recently visited the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. “We watched 300 refugees cross the border in front of our eyes, and the second we ...

Teachers, union officials blast evaluation system at NJ State Board of ...
Teachers, union officials blast evaluation system at NJ State Board of ...

NC higher education seeks employee pay raises, too
McCrory's legislative session goals include raising pay for all public school teacher and state employees, which would include higher education faculty. But he said he can't commit yet to proposing a broader pay raise because the state's fiscal picture ...

State Superintendent John White says preschool access, career education help ...
State Superintendent John White says preschool access, career education help ...

Dell Launches Kid-friendly $539 Latitude 13 Education Notebook
Building on the success of its small-business Latitude line, Dell today announced the Latitude 13 Education Series notebook. Though geared for students, this 13-inch ultraportable, available today, has many of the same reliability, durability, and ...

Grieving mom takes on state education commissioner over testing disabled ...
Grieving mom takes on state education commissioner over testing disabled ...

Common Core 101: A primer to separate education fact from fiction
The Common Core includes sex education standards. b. The Common Core would position schools to collect behavioral data from students, such as from retinal or fingerprint scans. c. Business leaders support the standards because they want a steady ...

Education through film: Girl Rising returns to CSU
Girl Rising is a film about how education can lead to the empowerment of girls and it returned to CSU last night. In honor of International Women's Day, the Ripple Effect and The Office of International Programs held a viewing of a documentary about ...

Committee to develop Wyoming Department of Education plan
CHEYENNE -- The Joint Education Committee will map the Legislature's course in deciding the structure of the state superintendent of public instruction's office and the Wyoming Department of Education. The Legislative Management Council, which includes ...

Get ready for 'Education Spring'
In the state where high-stakes testing began, a few hundred teachers, academics and activists came together last weekend to hasten what one leader called an "Education Spring." The Network for Public Education gathered in Austin to plan the resistance ...

How Technology Can Save Education
About 7 in 10 recent college graduates carry student loan debt, with the average alum owing close to $30,000. In “The New School: How the Information Age Will Save American Education From Itself,” Glenn Harlan Reynolds discusses the “disturbing” impact ...

Career education program overhaul clears key hurdle
A plan to overhaul Louisiana's troubled career and technical education program neared final approval Thursday. The changes cleared a committee of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, which is expected to sign off on the new rules ...

Report: State higher education cuts fuel student debt crisis
“We're demanding an immediate freeze on tuition, and then we're also demanding restoration of at least one and half billion that's been cut from state higher education,” she said. The march is part of Higher Ed Not Debt, a nationwide campaign launched ...

Billionaire backed education groups battle teachers unions in state races
By Election Day, the Tennessee affiliate of StudentsFirst, the education-focused organization behind the influx of support, had spent more than $109,000 backing DeBerry, a rare Democrat who supports voucher programs and charter schools. The state ...

Rubio bill calls for more feds without traditional higher education
The measure, called the Alternative Qualifications for Federal Employment Act, would establish a pilot program in which the Office of Personnel Management would designate certain positions to be filled by workers with alternative higher-education ...

Obama pushes education plans at Miami high school
MIAMI — President Obama continued to sell his 2014 budget proposal on Friday, unveiling a new push to get students to apply for federal college aid during a speech at a high school south of Miami. Speaking to a gymnasium full of students at Coral Reef ...

In standoff with California over testing, US Education Department blinks
The U.S. Department of Education is allowing California to bypass federal requirements by giving standardized tests in math and reading to millions of public school students this spring without publicly reporting results or using them to hold schools ...

THE REPORT FROM WASHINGTON
He is a professor of Constitutional Law, Legal Ethics, and Contracts at the National Paralegal College, a counselor at the American College of Education, and a founding board member of Salt and Light Global. Washington is a co-host of "Joshua's Trial ...

Are state's education gains best measure?
Minnesota has gotten a lot of good news about its schools lately: graduation rates are up, achievement gaps are closing, students are outscoring their peers on national tests. State education leaders say much of this success is driven by a new approach ...

Higher education apathy condemned
Three of the state's most high-profile academic voices offered biting criticism Friday, denouncing an attitude of indifference toward higher education they see from Louisiana's citizens, business leaders and lawmakers. Much of the hand-wringing in ...

Pre-K Special Education Contractor Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charge
A man who ran preschool programs for developmentally disabled children pleaded guilty on Friday in a case that became a showcase example of corruption in New York State's special education financing system. In a plea deal unveiled in a federal ...

Why Michelle Rhee Is Giving Millions to Conservatives in Dozens of States
By Election Day, the Tennessee affiliate of StudentsFirst, the education-focused organization behind the influx of support, had spent more than $109,000 backing DeBerry, a rare Democrat who supports voucher programs and charter schools. The state ...

US Education Chief Heading To Boston For Meetings
BOSTON — The federal education chief is traveling to Massachusetts for a series of meetings on transformation of underperforming schools, career and technical education and teacher preparation programs. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will visit ...


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