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New book argues that education schools aren't adequately preparing teachers
Education Secretary Arne Duncan once called education schools the “Bermuda Triangle of higher education.” Students sail in and no one knows what happens to them. Some succeed as teachers. Many do not. Public debate about education often focuses on ...

An Assault Upon Our Children
The world may look to South Korea as a model for education — its students rank among the best on international education tests — but the system's dark side casts a long shadow. Dominated by Tiger Moms, cram schools and highly authoritarian teachers, ...

Voices From the Virtual Street: What Does Public Education Mean to You?
After attending the rally in Washington D.C. last week, where I witnessed parents, teachers, and students from across this nation band together and use their voices to speak up for public schools, I began thinking more deeply about public education and ...

Innovation Should Be Mandatory In Higher Education
And what is the role of institutions of higher education? Are our universities institutions of vocational training, funded to prepare students for jobs? Or are they institutions whose purpose is something a bit higher than that, perhaps loftier? Or ...

Why has the 'public' faded from public higher education?
After spending most of my career working in industry, I am fortunate to have served the past decade in public higher education. What I have seen is both uplifting and heartbreaking. While wealth or intellect all but guarantees some students the ...

Former governor candidate blasts Corbett education funding
From left, candidate for state House of Representatives Eileen Cipriani, former state gubernatorial candidate Katie McGinty and state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre, gather for a media conference criticizing Gov. Tom Corbett's education ...

Ex-Dean advisor Wendy Tucker appointed to state board of education
Wendy Tucker, senior advisor on education in Nashville Mayor Karl Dean's office for the past two-plus years, recently left that post and is now a member of the Tennessee State Board of Education. She also appears to be laying the groundwork for another ...

Hutchinson wants to be 'jobs governor,' Ross focuses on education
FORT SMITH — Gubernatorial candidates Asa Hutchinson and Mike Ross didn't stray from their campaign scripts during a joint appearance at the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce First Friday Breakfast. Each candidate spoke for 15 minutes at the ...

Corbett calls education adviser Tomalis 'not a ghost employee'
Gov. Tom Corbett is standing behind Ron Tomalis, his special adviser on higher education, maintaining that he is not “a ghost employee” and that he is working to the satisfaction of acting state Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq. “He's not a ...

This Is Law School?
“Legal education has been stronger on tradition than innovation,” said Joan W. Howarth, dean of the Michigan State law school. “What we're trying to do is educate lawyers for the future, not the past.” Like a number of law schools looking to the future ...

Why Arizona's education chief shouldn't be elected
A fierce battle between state health care and education spending looms. Policy makers of the near future will struggle as both our student and senior populations expand. So also will K-12 education and Medicaid. We need our K-12 system to improve both ...

Celebrate a community committed to education
Looking back over our school years, most of us can recall adults who significantly impacted our education and direction in life. When you consider influences from your own childhood, perhaps you think of a parent or caregiver. Maybe a significant ...

Community can help promote education
“I want people to have a healthy conversation about research-based solutions,” Gonzales said of his goal for the summit, which included more than a dozen workshops that ranged in topics from early childhood education to helping adults return to work to ...

Judges to choose winners for 'Hometown Heroes in Education' award from over ...
Judges to choose winners for 'Hometown Heroes in Education' award from over ...

Education Technology Companies Play the Name Game
2gnoME is not alone in its efforts to sell education products by strategically bastardizing language, but much of the blame goes to the ed-tech boom. It has blurred the borders between higher education and the higher-education industry, and perhaps ...

Amid Rising College Costs, A Defense Of The Liberal Arts
The price of a college education is soaring in America; so is the amount of student loan debt. President Obama has proposed regulations that would cap student loan payments at 10 percent of a graduate's income, and according to the latest Labor ...

Ad Watch: Scott, Crist both cut education
Scott, who ran as a tea party champion in 2010, sought massive education cuts his first year even as state revenues were rebounding. The Legislature agreed to smaller cuts. After his job-approval ratings tanked, Scott oversaw funding increases that ...

State education chief sets budget priorities
PORTLAND — Oregon's chief education officer, Nancy Golden, is busy presiding over a massive effort to help decide how Oregon should marshal taxpayer money for education in the 2015-17 state budget. Those decisions, which won't affect students and ...

SHUT UP, VOTERS! Irate Education Bureaucrats Attack Elected Lawmakers ...
SHUT UP, VOTERS! Irate Education Bureaucrats Attack Elected Lawmakers ...

The Education Revolution Is Here Right Now -- Don't Miss It
In a recent post, I spoke at length with Rick Beyer. Rick is a managing partner of Miles Howland Education Partners, an investment firm focusing on the higher education sector. In that interview we discussed innovation relating to macro trends in ...

NewBridge sees the possible in free education
It's a high tech center providing adult vocational training and after school programming for teens. WKYC Staff, WKYC 11:04 a.m. EDT August 2, 2014. It's a high tech center providing adult vocational training and after school programming for teens ...

Education Scandals Could Hurt Reform Efforts, Advocates Say
The leader of Connecticut's largest teachers' union sees the recent education scandals in Hartford and New London as evidence that nontraditional school-reform efforts are unraveling and could collapse under their own weight. He took issue with both ...

Contributions flowing in education-related races
With the November election only three months away, candidates and campaign committees are building their war chests in races with implications for education. In battleground Jefferson County, two Democratic senators with seats on the Senate Education ...

teacher pay, tax reform among Sheheen's education priorities
In response to Sheheen's proposal, Haley campaign spokeswoman Chaney Adams focused on the Republican's “sweeping education-reform package, which won widespread praise from educators and bipartisan support for its passage this year.” Haley's ...

Sheheen's education plan focuses on 4K, teachers' pay
State Sen. Vincent Sheheen released his education initiative ahead of several weeks of meetings he plans to hold with teachers and parents. Sheheen, D-Camden, has successfully pushed over the past two years to expand state-paid, full-day kindergarten ...

Wolf tours NCC, weighs in on education issues
That's after four years at the community college, where the culinary program packs in an education on baking, meat-cutting, soups and stocks, salads and dressings and ethnic cooking. As Wolf, the Democratic candidate for governor, toured the kitchen ...

Online education push continues at CSUs
One year has passed since Julie Spitzer, professor of mathematics education at San Jose State University, taught her last online course to thousands of students across the country through a partnership between SJSU and Udacity. The SJSU Plus pilot ...

Monday Matters: Adult Education Center Assists 188th In Mission Transition
But between now and this fall, the Adult Education Center is offering 12-hour certification courses in PowerPoint, Access and Excel to all 188th members — both full-time and traditional National Guard — although the training is mandatory for those ...

Emanuel names teacher-turned administrator as education deputy
A former Chicago Public School teacher-turned-administrator who helped implement Mayor Rahm Emanuel's signature plan for a longer school day will become the mayor's top deputy for education. Arnaldo Rivera, 34, replaces Beth Swanson, who resigned ...

The future of MIT education looks more global, modular, and flexible
The MIT education of the future is likely to be more global in its orientation and engagement, more modular and flexible in its offerings, and more open to experiments with new modes of learning. Those are some themes of the 16 recommendations ...

Education should be about building skills, not debt
Through various regulations and requirements, we've allowed our education system to become stagnant. Far from being the gateway to success it once was, much of today's higher education system treats students as commodities to be processed through an ...

Documents Show What The Department Of Education Knew About Corinthian ...
Documents Show What The Department Of Education Knew About Corinthian ...

Our Education Crisis
Covertly racist corporate media and hegemonic Caucasian opinion make dangerous implications that suggest minorities are both incapable and unwilling to learn and our education system reflects these untruths. These implications only create innumerable ...

Differences between IDC and regular Dems on education
ALBANY—Education issues like charter schools and a proposal for an education tax credit could split the State Senate's Democrats, with advocates on both sides of the issues waiting to see whether ta proposed reunion of regular and Independent ...

Davis wins endorsement of two education PACs
SPRINGFIELD — Republican Rep. Rodney Davis has won the endorsement of the political action committees of the Illinois Education Association and National Education Association. Two years ago, the two groups endorsed Democrat David Gill over Davis, ...

Value Africans Place on Education Varies Widely by Country
This article is the fourth in a series that highlights key issues in Africa in relation to the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit taking place in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 4-6. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The quality and accessibility of education across ...

Corbett Ceremoniously Signs Holocaust Education Bill at Philly Federation
In a ceremonial signing of the state's Holocaust and genocide education legislation on Thursday, advocates of the bill appeared to have put aside their differences. Gov. Tom Corbett symbolically signed the legislation — which had actually been ...

Fire at Lincoln County Board of Education office
The fire was spreading from the south portion of the building into the cafeteria at the corner of the building and making its way toward the board of education offices and Fort Logan High School on the north end of the building, Maples said. A fire ...

The OZY Connection
Poland now has the fourth-highest number of higher education students in Europe, behind the U.K., Germany and France. Reading, once an obstacle, became an asset — more so than in the U.S., the U.K., Germany or France. And 19th place in math on a ...

Mount Washington school redefines education
From how their days are structured to the way the school is governed, students mold their education to their own interests, which can include playing video games all day or teaching themselves photography. They are supervised by staff whom they vote in ...

In Early Education, 'Half-Day' Is Wholly Harmful
In public policy, the words used to frame a debate shape the debate itself. In the world of early education policy, we debate the merits of “half-day” versus “full-day” pre-K and kindergarten. But these terms don't mean what we think. A half-day ...

Education Services: Investing Essentials
For the purposes of this article, we'll be primarily focusing on for-profit and publicly traded companies that provide an education and/or diploma upon completion of course materials. These can range from two- and four-year colleges -- both abroad and ...

Bloomberg: Africa spends more on education than any other part of the world
"China has looked at it and said this is a place where because they are spending highest percentage of their GDP on education of any part of the world, although in all fairness it's starting small," he said. "But you are going to create a middle class ...

Louisiana's career-education program creates 23 student study tracks - The Times-Picayune
SCOTT THRELKELD / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE Jeff Swarner of Sideline Welding Service of Ponchatoula repairs a track-hoe Tuesday, January 25, 2011, in the community of North Shore. Through its Jump Start program, Louisiana Department of Education will ...

Education department releases accountability framework
Using performance data compiled from the Nebraska State Assessments (NeSA) tests and graduation rates, the Nebraska Department of Education will assign one of four rankings -- Excellent, Great, Good and Needs Improvement -- to school districts ...

Education needs a unified long-range plan
Citizens and policymakers also agree that excellent education is crucial to a strong economy, good employment opportunities and family stability. But despite vocal support for education by Utah leaders, Utah remains last in the nation in per-pupil ...

Panel Considers Big Changes To Education Language In Constitution
Columbus attorney Chad Readler proposed to the committee of the Constitutional Modernization Commission dealing with public education that those words be eliminated, which he says would put lawmakers back in charge of public education, and not the ...

East Jackson's alternative education program to be at Jackson College's north ...
East Jackson's alternative education program to be at Jackson College's north ...

Education reform is becoming a celebrity cause
"To me, bad teachers don't do anybody any good. So the union needs to recognize that parents are not going to stand for it anymore," she said. Goldberg followed up with a YouTube video, responding to the backlash she'd received after making those ...

Buncombe schools host conference on global education
“Working together with UNC Chapel Hill's World View Partners Program, conference planners at BCS say attendees will hear from an exciting field of experts in global education, along with local students and teachers ready to share practical learning ...


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