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Most Expensive Colleges
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Education on Monday released its rankings of the most and least expensive colleges in the country -- an annual ritual that some lawmakers are eyeing for elimination in the coming reauthorization of the Higher ...

How education may be dividing the Republican party
This reflects a large shift in GOP attitudes, The New York Times notes, since George W. Bush was able to gain broad support for what amounted to a federal takeover of education with No Child Left Behind in 2001. "It underlines the ascendance of a brand ...

Education Policy
State legislators and education leaders talked about the future of education. Brian Busteed gave opening remarks on the state of… read more. State legislators and education leaders talked about the future of education. Brian Busteed gave opening ...

DC considers special-education overhaul
The District has made progress toward complying with federal special-education law, the U.S. Education Department reported last week, but the city continues to be one of a handful of jurisdictions that lag far behind expectations for serving children ...

GOP attorney general candidate Cahill touts education tax credit in Staten ...
GOP attorney general candidate Cahill touts education tax credit in Staten ...

Milwaukee Housing Authority education program builds success
Education specialist Darrell Finch, left, congratulates Demetrius Brooks on his graduation from high school at the Milwaukee Housing Authority Education Initiative's 2014 Student Recognition Awards banquet last week. The initiative helped motivate ...

Education funding gets lift in state budget
Basic education funding: Didn't increase but didn't get cut either. It remains at about $5.5 billion. Ready to Learn block grant: Puts $100 million from an old program and $100 million in new funds toward grants for certain programs. The increase is 58 ...

Disruptive Innovation And Education
But today's education system all too often does just this. It's not the fault of anyone in the system today, but patterned after the dominant factory model of the era in which public schooling scaled, our education system functions as though all ...

A Company Education Program That's Better Than Starbucks'
Billionaire Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz presented the plan at a Town Hall-style meeting in Manhattan, flanked by Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University, Starbucks' partner in the program. A grinning ...

Booker T. Washington Descendant: Fight for Quality Education Constant
Board of Education, that declared separate public schools for Black and White students is unconstitutional, a great-great granddaughter of influential educator Booker T. Washington talked with Diverse about following her family's legacy and her ...

Ariz. education worker disciplined over e-mail slur
A state education employee has been disciplined for calling a teacher a profane name in a work e-mail. Arizona Department of Education spokeswoman Jennifer Liewer confirmed Tuesday that project specialist Angela Escobar in a Feb. 28 e-mail wrote a ...

Terminal degrees
THIS week's print edition features a big package on the future of higher education. Our cover leader speculates on the changes that will emerge from the intersection of major economic shifts and innovation in online education (which is discussed in a ...

Teenage education advocate to receive 2014 Liberty Medal
Malala Yousafzai, a 17-year old Pakistani education activist and assassination survivor, will receive the 2014 Liberty Medal, the National Constitution Center announced on Sunday. Yousafzai — who was a runner-up for Time Magazine's Person of the Year ...

Education part of inequality story, Fed post says
But the evidence is clear, they wrote, that there is a link between education and inequality “and understanding that association will be central to understanding the overall growth in inequality in the United States.” The Fed economists don't try to ...

Education, From The Capitol To The Classroom
“Which is Partners In Parenting Education, and a lot of those are about being your baby's first teacher and reading to your baby and picking up on cues and all those kinds of things.” Stimulating A Baby's Brain Will Prepare Him Better For Preschool The ...

Feds give Conn. another year on education changes
The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday that it approved a February request by Connecticut officials to extend for one year a waiver from some provisions of No Child Left Behind. Waivers also were granted to Arkansas, Colorado, Nevada, ...

How To Fix America's College Remediation Issue
More students than ever are graduating from high school, but a significant portion are told they aren't ready for college-level studies. Remedial education at the college level is by no means a new issue, but it's one that both K-12 and higher ...

Declaring Our Independence Through Education
That's what a dad asked me at a Wesleyan University information session caught on film for the recent higher-education documentary Ivory Tower. Traditionally, a college degree has been a marker of independence as graduates embrace the opportunity to ...

Boko Haram: Attack on Western Education Could Be Nigerian Downfall
Boko Haram's raid against anything that opposes their radical jihadist views, such Western education, Christianity, the government and even less extreme Muslim groups is plummeting Nigeria into greater distress. The Islamist group, deemed as a ...

Common Core showdown: Jindal clamps down on education contracts
BATON ROUGE -- The Jindal administration has taken its battle with Superintendent John White to a new level, canceling some of the Department of Education's contract authority to get the department to stop implementing Common Core. White received ...

Corinthian Colleges Signs Onto Plan to Dissolve Itself
Corinthian, a publicly traded firm with 12,000 employees serving 72,000 students, negotiated a deal late Thursday with the U.S. Department of Education to sell off the bulk of its more than 100 campuses and wind down the rest. The company will receive ...

Administration clamps down on education contracts
BATON ROUGE — The Jindal administration has taken its battle trying to force Superintendent of Education John White to drop plans to continue implementing Common Core and a related testing instrument to a higher level, canceling some of the ...

Phil Pannell for the State Board of Education
EDUCATION CONTINUES to be the most important issue facing the District of Columbia, and nowhere are the challenges greater than in Ward 8. That's why voters there would do well to pay attention to the candidates vying to represent them on the State ...

Duval Co.'s disabled education violates federal law
The Florida Department of Education started investigating Duval's Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program in May after receiving a complaint from Disability Rights Florida. The complaint also alleges the district violated federal and state co ...

Education records at odds in race between Rick Scott, Charlie Crist
Crist has already snagged the endorsement of the Florida Education Association, the statewide teachers union. Now, he is hoping to get as many teachers and public-school supporters to the polls as possible. Their votes could make a different in a close ...

Can squash be key to a college education?
(From left:) Peg Wyant, board chair of the Cincinnati Squash Association, Tim Wyant, executive director of the National Urban Squash + Education Association, and Austin Schiff, executive director of the Cincinnati Squash Association at the Emanuel ...

Virginia gets federal education waiver extension
The waiver requires the Virginia Board of Education to set annual objectives for narrowing achievement gaps in reading, mathematics and high school graduation rates. While the objectives apply to all schools, they are intended as progress benchmarks ...

Fabu: Nigerian girls — ALL girls — need support, education
I felt some of the hurt of those parents who sacrificed to send daughters away from home to get an education, only to be told that a crazy man with armed extremists had stolen them because he didn't want girls to be educated. Not to know where your ...

WISE: The Global Platform For Innovators In Education
There was a clear need to revitalize education and to address the widening gap between the education systems in place and those required to meet the needs of future generations. The World Innovation Summit for Education was established in 2009 as a ...

Romano: Corporations have hijacked education in Florida
We are so obsessed with the idea of accountability in local classrooms that we have ceded all control of education to testing conglomerates that have little accountability. Visit the state's site at fsassessments.org and read sample tests, developed ...

Education Notes
Google has selected Michael Jaber, instructional technology coordinator in the Sheboygan Area School District, as an attendee at the next Google Teacher Academy, to be held July 30-31 in Mountain View, Calif. The Google Teacher Academy is a two-day ...

Higher education briefs: Hinds CC, DSU, USM, MC
Hinds Community College alumna Elizabeth Lloyd Schales wasn't well known when she was a student in 1942 and 1943, nor is she known to current students. But the name of this Rankin County native will likely be well known to many Hinds students in the ...

MCCTC superintendent retiring after 39 years in education
After 39 years in vocational/ career-technical education, Mahoning County Career and Technical Center Superintendent Roan Craig is closing the book on that chapter of her life, retiring later this month. “The next chapter is coming,” she said. “I don't ...

Proposed budget has few increases for education
Modest increases in special education and block grant funding in the state budget that the Legislature approved will not be enough to overcome the challenge of flat funding in the $5.526 billion basic education subsidy for school districts, according ...

NC Senate's budget plan could undermine driver's education
Parents could foot the bill when their children take driver's education in public schools if the state Senate's proposed budget gains traction in upcoming negotiations. Connie Sessoms oversees driver's education for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. He ...

Former WV Gov. Bob Wise stumps for higher education investment
For Bob Wise, investing in higher education is West Virginia's best hope at rejuvenating its economy. The former governor, who now heads the Alliance for Excellent Education in Washington, D.C., said education is “currency” in today's information-based ...

Gov. Rick Scott, rival Charlie Crist face off on education
Crist has already snagged the endorsement of the Florida Education Association, the statewide teachers union. Now, he is hoping to get as many teachers and public-school supporters to the polls as possible. Their votes could make a different in a close ...

Looney takes on education commissioner, policy
There's some of that Georgia kid so tough he fled an abusive home to join the Marines, so determined he parlayed a GED into an education doctorate, still inside the typically soft-spoken Williamson County Schools Superintendent Mike Looney. And that ...

Education Digest for July 7
Children's author, educator and recording artist Jose Luis Orozco will lead songs and dancing beginning at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Cesar Chavez branch of the Salinas Public Library, 615 Williams Road. Orozco is known for his versions of the songs: He ...

A watershed moment for technology in education
Amidst the onset of summer and the march of world events, we have quietly reached a watershed moment for technology in education—an opportunity to accelerate funding for widespread broadband Internet deployment in our schools. It is a moment that ...

Latinos say education is top priority
U.S. Latinos were most likely to rank education as an extremely important issue in a recent study by the Pew Research Center. The study asked Latino voters which issues they considered “ extremely important” to their lives. While 52 percent said the ...

A tablet a day
Nigeria is facing one of the world's worst learning crises and desperately needs to rethink education. Thanks to rapid population growth, there are now more than 10m out of school children here—one in in five of the global total. And being enrolled in ...

Strategic Affairs Ministry head blames PA education for kidnapping
The blame for the recent kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers can be placed at the feet of the Palestinian Authority's education system, Ministry of Strategic Affairs director general Yossi Kuperwasser said on Monday. Speaking to Jewish ...

Monica Warren-Jones to step down from DC education board
Monica Warren-Jones, who represents Ward 6 on the D.C. State Board of Education, announced this weekend that she will not seek reelection in November. Warren-Jones said she is leaving the board to focus on improving social services and housing for the ...

National teachers' union wants Education secretary's resignation over tenure flap
Delegates of the National Education Association adopted a business item July 4 at its annual convention in Denver that called for his resignation. The vote underscores the long-standing tension between the Obama administration and teachers' unions ...

Former Utah teacher to lead National Education Association
High-stakes testing is just one of the issues Eskelsen Garcia plans to tackle when she becomes president of the 3-million-member National Education Association (NEA) in September. Eskelsen Garcia was elected as president of the union Friday at its ...

Education commissioner disappointed with districts
Dr. Chris Nicastro says sending the children back will probably disrupt their education. She says it would have been better if they had been able to continue at the districts. She also says the department cannot make those districts take the children ...

Mystery group sues over school physical education
Two desert school districts have been named in a far-reaching class-action lawsuit over inadequate physical education, but the suit springs from a tight-lipped nonprofit with no apparent past. Desert Sands Unified and Palm Springs Unified are among ...

Taxpayers Expected to Pay for Illegal-Immigrant Children's Education
Taxpayers may foot the bill for the education of the illegal-immigrant children flooding across the border when school resumes this fall. “American taxpayers are being forced to pay the huge cost of providing schooling to every illegal immigrant under ...

US Department of Education Launches 3-Tier 'Excellent Educators for All ...
US Department of Education Launches 3-Tier 'Excellent Educators for All ...


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