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Roosevelt move part of 'tectonic shift' in education
Roosevelt University recently announced that the changing market in higher education was prompting it to move most of the programs at its Schaumburg campus to Chicago. The Schaumburg campus will remain home to the university's successful College of ...

Fact Check: A $500 million education cut that isn't quite what it seems
A recent example: "When it comes to education, Thom Tillis is gambling with our future. As speaker, he cut nearly $500 million from education," says the narrator in a recent Senate Majority PAC ad. The same claim showed up in an Emily's List ad earlier ...

Legislature heads to court on education finance
SEATTLE (AP) - The Washington Supreme Court is marking the beginning of school with a mandatory assembly for the Legislature on education finance. The court has ordered lawmakers to come to court on Wednesday to explain why they haven't followed ...

Policymakers hail STEM education as a strong foundation, pushing innovation
Although a recent study found that almost 75 percent of those who have science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) bachelor's degrees have jobs in other fields, policymakers, advocates and executives continue to push STEM education as a way to ...

The Real Hero in Movie 'Boyhood' is Education
This Labor Day I saw the only real must-see movie for educators, or really anyone with a pulse willing to examine their lives. It's the simple but very complex Richard Linklater film, “Boyhood.” The film shows how life is a series of milestones, and ...

Education Post aims to take the sting out of national conversations about ...
Education Post aims to take the sting out of national conversations about ...

Education schools see drop in enrollment in NC
UNC's School of Education has seen a 30 percent decline in enrollment since 2010, and other schools' education programs statewide have seen an overall decrease of 17.6 percent at the undergraduate and graduate levels, according to Alisa Chapman, ...

Low teacher pay sets back NC education
In the past five years, North Carolina's rank for teacher salary has fallen from 20th to 46th in the nation, and the number of students entering education programs in North Carolina public colleges has dropped by nearly 20 percent. The decline has set ...

Television special: Upstate views on education
Albany. As students head back to school, state and local leaders take part in a wide-ranging discussion on related issues in "How We Live: Upstate Views on Education," a co-production of the Times Union and WMHT Ch. 17 that airs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on ...

Education of Washington's students should come before corporate welfare
As the state grapples with the issue of education funding, residents are left wondering how such a prosperous state -- home to a number of the world's most iconic and profitable companies and individuals — fails to fully fund even basic education for ...

Texas Leads Nation in Online Education
HOUSTON, Texas -- A new study by OnlineColleges.com shows that Texas is the best state for students to receive an online college education. Texas ranked number one due to a variety of factors, including the state's earning potential, low unemployment ...

New Orleans called hub for education entrepreneurs; nominate one for a NOLA ... - The Times-Picayune
New Orleans called hub for education entrepreneurs; nominate one for a NOLA ...

Walsh names education czar, pledges to improve schools
“If we want to change the way we deliver education in Boston, we have to shake things up,” Walsh said. “At first, the advocates in the educational world will be curious about what this role is all about, but I know they're going to be very pleased as ...

Consumer Group Criticizes Education Department's Debt Collectors
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan speaks during a Columnist conversation at The New York Times Schools For Tomorrow Conference at the TimesCenter on September 17, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The New ...

Astorino touts education plan
Albany. Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino has placed the scrapping of the Common Core standards at the top of his 15-point education policy agenda. Replacing the standards has been a top education-related talking point on the campaign ...

Carter's plan to crack down on deadbeat taxpayers to fund education may not be ...
Carter's plan to crack down on deadbeat taxpayers to fund education may not be ...

East HS ready for new experiment in urban education
The exact characteristics of that "something innovative" at Rochester's largest high school are still being determined. So when students come to class for the first time Wednesday, they and the staff will be opening an entirely new experiment in urban ...

Photos: Bill Cosby, Danny Glover inspire at Orange education rally
ORANGE — Individual families emphasizing the importance of education and the arts to their children can help revitalize cities and better urban youth. That was the message of a speech from Bill Cosby and a Q&A session with Danny Glover in Orange ...

Controversial alternative teaching permit approved by Indiana State Board of ...
Controversial alternative teaching permit approved by Indiana State Board of ...

Grading Teachers, With Data From Class
But the survey, conducted by a tech start-up called Panorama Education, also indicated that her students did not believe she was connecting with them. Ninety-six percent of the students at Lionel Wilson are Hispanic, and 92 percent receive school lunch ...

In China, Seeking Equality in Education for Disabled Migrants
Mentally disabled children undergoing rehabilitation through storytelling at the Xining Orphan and Disabled Children Welfare Center in Qinghai Province. A group of civil society organizations is calling for better education for such children.Credit ...

India's Education Act Aims to Lift the Poor
Her child was a beneficiary of the Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act, which took effect in 2010. The act requires that all private schools in India, except those run by and for minority communities, reserve 25 percent of their seats for ...

SCSU School of Education on Probation
Leaders with the board visited the campus in March of 2014. They found five of six state regulated standards were identified as critical areas for improvement. The Board of Education did not get specific as to which areas but leaders say a 12-member, ...

Assistant commissioner over data to leave TN Department of Education
Education officials blamed the delay on a process known as post-equating, in which tests were compared to those from previous years to ensure validity. Nevertheless, Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman was roundly criticized for the ...

China's Education Gap
BEIJING — Every September, the campuses of Peking and Tsinghua Universities, dubbed the Harvard and M.I.T. of China, brim with bright-eyed new students, the winners of China's cutthroat education system. These young men and women possess the ...

Saving Education
In 1832, during his first public address, Abraham Lincoln laid out what he believed to be the key to social and economic advancement: a quality education. “Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can ...

Baldwin County Education Coalition builds Partners in Education program for ... - The Huntsville Times
Baldwin County Education Coalition builds Partners in Education program for ...

The Education Reform Movement Is Failing Our Kids
To make the situation at Gale Academy even more poignant, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel justified closing 50 public schools last year by promising resources could be allocated to improving education at those that remained open. But Gale now faces a ...

Put the Physical in Education
When confronted with an overly active child, many exasperated teachers and parents respond the same way: “Sit still!” It might be more effective, though, to encourage the child to run. Recent research suggests that even small amounts of exercise enable ...

A First Amendment Education
The selective investigation of the political speech of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's allies goes to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals next week, and with any luck the judges will vindicate a district court's preliminary injunction that has shut ...

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka makes nice with education group he accused of ...
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka makes nice with education group he accused of ...

Missouri S&T begins STEM-focused education program
ROLLA, Mo. (AP) _ The Missouri University of Science and Technology is rolling out an elementary school education program that focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The new program begins this fall, and students will gain ...

Education rising in Senate race
In many ways it's an unlikely issue to headline a U.S. Senate race. But education, generally a state and local matter, has come to dominate the airwaves in the race between Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis. Hagan and ...

DC mayoral candidate Carol Schwartz lays claim to 'education mayor' in policy ...
DC mayoral candidate Carol Schwartz lays claim to 'education mayor' in policy ...

Utah Teacher of Year credits his parents, who lacked but valued education
The two people who most inspired Mohsen Ghaffari to teach had very little education themselves. Ghaffari's mother was taken out of school in second grade to work in a rug factory in Iran. His father didn't make it past fourth grade. Yet education was ...

Education a headliner in North Carolina's US Senate race
Justin Ashley: “My name is Justin, and I'm a teacher in Charlotte. I feel like I'm doing what I was born to do. I come from a low-income family, so this scholarship gave me the opportunity to go to college to become a teacher.” “This is an opportunity ...

John H. Wilson: Communicate respect for teachers, education
One deeply felt desire of all educators is that their students demonstrate respect for education, respect for teachers and respect for the potential that is inherent within the learning experiences. The student who has internalized that precious ...

Rethinking public health education
The images were presented during a series of talks on innovations in education at the 9th Teikyo-HSPH Symposium, on “Training Public Health Leaders for the 21st century,” held Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Harvard Medical School's Joseph B. Martin ...

The Kid Who Crowdfunded His College Education — In 1987
Would you give a penny to help a deserving stranger attend college? A plethora of crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending services such as Kickstarter and Upstart have grown up in recent years to help you answer that Sally Struthers-esque question and to ...

Lucas blesses new religious education center
Several members of St. Joseph's Knights of Columbus were present during the blessing ceremony for the church's new religious education center on Sunday. Archbishop George Lucas presided over the ceremony. The Knights donated a statue of St. Mary to ...

Education funding system must be simplified
14, I had the opportunity to attend the Vermont School and Municipal Leadership Conference on Education Property Tax and Funding Reform organized by Mayor Miro Weinberger of Burlington, Town Manager Dawn Francis of Colchester, Town Manager ...

For-profit education stocks on fire
Strayer Education shares have soared 75 percent this year. The company offers accredited certificate, associate, bachelor's, and master's degree programs at 100 campuses across the country and online. DeVry Education Group is up over 20 percent while ...

Race for governor: Where the candidates stand on education
Coakley, the state attorney general and Democrat, also said she wants to expand learning time to allow for more one-on-one instruction and enrichment programs like art and music, expand Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education, ...

Best ideas for Oregon's next education budget? Panel charged with answering ... - The Oregonian
Best ideas for Oregon's next education budget? Panel charged with answering ...

Education groups to propose teacher salary bill
Rob Monson, executive director of the School Administrators of South Dakota, will join other education officials around the state at a meeting of the Legislative Planning Committee in Pierre. He said he and his colleagues will present a draft of a bill ...

Success Academy, 'The New York Times Magazine' and Public Education
When he asked why I was critical of Moskowitz, I said that what she does to get high test scores is not a model for public education or even for other charters. The high scores of her students is due to intensive test prep and attrition. She gets her ...

Op-Ed: We Need to Think About Special Education as a Service, Not a Place
In 1911, New Jersey recognized the importance of educating children with special needs by providing state funding to cover special-education costs that exceeded those of general education. The effort placed New Jersey in the forefront of providing ...

The Re-Education Of Robert Plant
Since the glory days of Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant has covered a lot of ground. He has restlessly pursued interests in world music, blues, and country. In 2009 he won five Grammys for Raising Sand, an Americana album with the bluegrass singer Alison ...

In US, 70% Favor Federal Funds to Expand Pre-K Education
President Barack Obama has called for universal access to preschool education for 4-year-olds prior to entering kindergarten. Some states and cities already have universal preschool programs. New York City's universal preschool program began at the ...

A Missionary for Liberal Arts
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. — From an early age, Leon Botstein's life was shaped by two powerful forces: fascism and education. His parents fled Nazi persecution in Poland and, after World War II, settled in the United States. Mr. Botstein's mother and ...


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