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An education in political desperation
THE TOPIC of discussion in a voter forum yesterday with the four Democratic candidates for governor was to be education - and only education. But York County businessman Tom Wolf has opened up a double-digit lead on his opponents. And the May 20 ...

Higher Education Has A Strong Leftist Bias -- But Not Enough For One Prof
If you're someone who thinks that the politicization of education is a bad trend, you'll be aghast at a recent book arguing that higher education in America needs to have even more of a leftist slant: Why Higher Education Should Have a Leftist Bias by ...

Jeffco Board of Education President not interested in diversity
Jeffco Board of Education President not interested in diversity. by Alonzo F. Rodriguez, Ph.D. on May 1, 2014. WHAT IS FIRST PERSON? In the First Person section, we feature informed perspectives from readers who have firsthand experience with the ...

Dayton speech's education elements: a political Rorschach test
A quick canvass of public-education advocates suggests that the speech was something of a political Rorschach test. There was something in it for any and all to latch on to as evidence that a second term for the governor would be good for their policy ...

Study to measure cost of education unlikely in election year - Michigan Business Review
House Bill 5269, widely backed by Democrats, calls for an adequacy study to determine the cost per pupil to provide an education that would enable a student to meet state standards on the high school Michigan Merit Exam, which includes the ACT college ...

Education Dept. unveils Title IX cases
The Education Department made public Thursday a list of 55 colleges and universities under investigation for Title IX sexual violence issues, publishing for the first time information often kept private or only made available upon request. Victim ...

Senate Education endorses rollback of social studies testing
Colorado lawmakers have been listening politely to parent and teacher complaints about testing all session. On Thursday, the Senate Education Committee responded, endorsing a pretty small reduction in testing by voting 4-3 for a bill that would roll ...

The Education of a Public Man
Rather, “So Much to Do” gracefully synthesizes a serendipitous memoir illustrating the education of a public man; an enlightening, prescriptive citizen's manual into making government work; and a passionate “ode to democracy” (as Mr. Ravitch's friend ...

Michigan higher education budget cuts some of deepest in nation since 2008
A new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a Washington-based think tank focused on state and federal budget priorities, shows that Michigan made some of the deepest cuts to higher education funding over the last six years, with 37 ...

Indiana No Child education waiver at risk
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana's efforts to set its own educational course could be at risk if the state fails to correct issues with the implementation of its No Child Left Behind waiver, the U.S. Department of Education said. Assistant Education Secretary ...

New round of state education grants attracts ideas for cost cutting
Statewide, 662 schools and education organizations requested more than $761 million. That's more than five times the $150 million available in the second-round competition of the education-grant program launched by Gov. John Kasich to boost student ...

Mayor's education rep to get good pay
Departing Columbus teachers union President Rhonda Johnson will be paid $145,000 a year when she becomes Mayor Michael B. Coleman's education director in June. Johnson's cabinet-level job will come with a nonvoting post on the Columbus Board of ...

Superintendent candidate calls for legalizing marijuana to pay for education ...
Superintendent candidate calls for legalizing marijuana to pay for education ...

Connecticut education reform groups playing pivitol role shaping public education
Education reform groups across the state hope to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of public education, a landscape that has been changing since the first cohort of public charters was approved nearly two decades ago. Groups such as New ...

Condi at Rutgers: Higher Education and the Partisan Fantasy
I have only heard a US President speak once in my life. It was in the summer of 1992. George Bush, père decided to start his re-election campaign by speaking at BYU, where I was a graduate student in English. At the time, I despised George Bush and ...

Education battles loom over session's final month
A proposal aimed at Common Core testing plans, House Bill 380, is set to be heard in the House Appropriations Committee at 9 a.m. amid predictions by state education leaders that it would cause “academic chaos.” Both the tests and the new standards ...

UofL doctor education program placed on probation
The University of Louisville's program to provide continuing medical education for doctors has been placed on probation by its accrediting body less than two months after a different agency put UofL's medical school on notice. The Accreditation Council ...

HEB announces winners in 2014 Excellence in Education Awards
H-E-B announced the winners in their 2014 Excellence in Education Awards at Houston's Royal Sonesta Hotel Saturday night. H-E-B Chairman and CEO Charles Butt awarded $430,000 in cash awards and grants to the state's top teachers, principals and ...

Historic Little Rock 9 member speaks on Nevada education
She spoke last week at the Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology in Reno on Nevada schools and the role of ethnicity in education. The event, "Raise the Graduation Rates," addressed low school rankings in Nevada. A new national report released ...

Study: Fewer Than 1 in 5 Public School Teachers Are Nonwhite
New research on the “diversity gap” in U.S. public schools has revealed that a mere 18 percent of teachers are nonwhite, while roughly half of all students are minorities. New studies from the National Education Association and the Center for American ...

SC bishops call for education improvements
The State Newspaper of Columbia reported Sunday that the bishops aim to persuade their congregations and state legislators to fix an education system struggling with crumbling buildings, inadequate funding, and low expectations. Lutheran Bishop Herman ...

State superintendent candidate calls for legalizing marijuana to fund education
It's a proposal that's raising some eyebrows and drawing attention: legalizing marijuana to help fund education in the Palmetto State. "You see, when it comes to public schools, we all know what's wrong, and some of us even know what's right," said ...

Branford education committee tours 3 schools
Members of the Representative Town Meeting's Education Committee toured three schools Friday to review the need for various capital projects under request from the Board of Education. At the non-operational Branford Hills School, members observed the ...

Education events May 5-11
Clarke County Board of Education, 6 p.m., Board of Education meeting office, 240 Mitchell Bridge Road. The board's regular monthly meeting. • “The Architecture of Doom,” 7 p.m., Georgia Museum of Art, UGA East Campus. Documentary focusing on the ...

Q&A with Kriss Giannetti: 'One hour a week as an Energizing Education mentor ...
Q&A with Kriss Giannetti: 'One hour a week as an Energizing Education mentor ...

Parents of murder victim hold free day of fun and education for kids
The "Teen Summit" event for kids in grades 8 through 11 included free breakfast and lunch, as well as instruction from professionals on law, higher education, employment, self-awareness, business, finance, and health and wellness. Organized by Kemp ...

Report: trim duties at state education agencies
As state lawmakers debate whether to pare down the Wyoming Department of Education amid a possible restructuring of the agency, a new national report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute suggests that states do exactly that. According to the report ...

Christie's education commissioner not sure if big budget gap will prompt cuts ...
Christie's education commissioner not sure if big budget gap will prompt cuts ...

Federal Reserve: College Education Worth $830000 More Than High School ...
Federal Reserve: College Education Worth $830000 More Than High School ...

Revered Nashville teacher Mary Catherine Bradshaw to leave public education
Mary Catherine Bradshaw, a teacher in Metro Nashville for three decades, revered especially during her time at Hillsboro High School, is retiring from public education, and she says standardized testing is the reason. Instead, she confirmed she'll be ...

Education, Gender, Kidnapping: Fight for the Right to Learn!
Almost two weeks ago Gordon Brown wrote: "The world must wake up to an escalating tragedy now engulfing Nigeria. Today the lives of 230 teenage schoolgirls hang in the balance." As of this afternoon, more than 200 girls are still missing, presumed ...

Great Read India's renowned education system has a flip side: Ingrained cheating
Education officials say they are tackling the problem, but for every comical-sounding contraption like the one Anil was selling, more extreme examples routinely surface in the Indian news media once exam season begins each February. At a school in ...

Sorry State of IT Education: Readers Propose Fixes
My recent commentary on the sorry state of IT education generated many quality responses in numerous venues. In addition to the reader comments here on InformationWeek.com, an extended conversation developed at Slashdot. I was impressed with the ...

Lawmakers to vote on charter school bill, hear testimony on college athletes ...
Lawmakers to vote on charter school bill, hear testimony on college athletes ...

Education gets top billing on Capitol Hill
FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2014 file photo, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va. speaks about The Value of School Choice: The Release of the 2013 Education Choice and Competition Index, at the Brookings Institute in Washington. Lawmakers looking ahead ...

Google Debuts Classroom, An Education Platform For Teacher-Student ...
Google Debuts Classroom, An Education Platform For Teacher-Student ...

'Boko Haram' doesn't really mean 'Western education is a sin'
I've been wondering about this recently since news articles are constantly informing me (including ones on this website) that it means "Western education is a sin." Skip to next paragraph. Dan Murphy. Staff writer. Dan Murphy is a staff writer for the ...

Milken conference: Technology innovations poised to change education
Panelists at the Milken Institute Global Conference discussed how innovations in technology can radically change education. Above, a student using an LAUSD-provided iPad last year. Panelists at the Milken Institute Global Conference discussed how ...

What Lies Ahead For Digital Education
Last month, the College Board, which administers the widely-used college admission Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), and the Khan Academy, whose mission is to provide a “free world-class education for anyone anywhere,” agreed to a partnership in which ...

The 10 Things School Leaders Would Do To Improve Education
Education is the ultimate political football and there's nothing politicians like so much as making schools 'better', but when a group of respected school leaders come up with a list of 10 things they would do to improve education, it's worth a listen ...

The CLA+ Exam: A Game-Changer For Accountability In Higher Education
More people than ever are asking the question: is college worth it? Take a look at the numbers: 81 percent of respondents in a 2008 survey of the general public agreed that a college education was a good investment, but that number was down to 57 ...

All Parents Need Access to Education Data Now
Anecdotes can paint a picture, but the most useful information comes when parents, educators, and others with a stake in education have access to data that help them understand how well our kids are doing and empower them to make better decisions that ...

Education racial gap wide as ever according to NAEP
But the stagnant achievement growth among high school students in general speaks to a broader population of young people largely unprepared for secondary education, the clearest path to high-paying, high-quality employment. The NAEP report card, ...

Overhaul of TN's education funding formula could be in store
Tennessee's top education official wants a more uniform structure to decide how state education dollars are divided up among public school districts — but what that would look like is still unclear. Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman said ...

Vaccine Opponents Can Be Immune to Education
Vaccines will prevent the deaths of tens of thousands of children born this year over their lifetimes. So why are potentially dangerous numbers of parents in some states opting out of one of the great achievements of modern medicine? One explanation is ...

Zain Asher on Nigeria kidnappings: Education is choice between life and death
(CNN) -- As a Nigerian, and as somebody who has been blessed with a top-tier education, the idea that teenage girls could be snatched from their school in northeastern Nigeria is particularly chilling. I was born and raised in England but spent some of ...

Get a College-Level Computer Science Education with These Free Courses
We're lucky to have access to so many excellent free online courses for just about anything you want to study, including computer science. Here's a curriculum list that strings various free computing courses into the equivalent of a college bachelor's ...

Career Education shares tumble 25% as loss swells
Shares of Career Education Corp. plunged more than 25 percent Thursday after the for-profit education company said its quarterly loss ballooned by nearly fourfold and enrollment dropped 12 percent. The Schaumburg-based company said it lost $58.1 ...

US Education Secretary Arne Duncan praises Skyline High, SVVSD
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called Skyline High School "a remarkable success story" Thursday after meeting teachers and students and seeing the results of its STEM Academy first hand. "I'm thrilled to be here and to see students' passion ...

Louisiana Senate Education Committee votes down Common Core repeal
The Louisiana Senate Education Committee voted 6-1 Thursday (May 8) to kill a bill that would have repealed the Common Core academic standards, the latest in a string of failed attempts at rolling back the nationally recognized education benchmarks in ...


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