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Moulton, Tisei share some common ground on education
"I helped pass the Education Reform Act here in Massachusetts which made our state the best in the entire country," Tisei said. "Internationally, if we were ranked as a country, we would be ranked number nine. So, it has taken us leaps and bounds ...

Is Sudden Decline Of For-Profit Colleges Good For Education?
Last week, the Pittsburgh-based Education Management Corporation (EDMC) decided to go private, in part to avoid quarterly scrutiny by investors of its sizable legal issues. Moreover, Grand Canyon University (GCU) – whose spirituality-inflected ...

Once Sleepy Campaign Issue, Education Gains Clout
The 3 million-member National Education Association has sent almost $8 million to political allies such as the Democratic Governors Association. Walker defends his moves, saying they saved taxpayers $3 billion and allowed school districts, city and ...

We must still hate our kids: Philadelphia and “education reformers” fight ...
We must still hate our kids: Philadelphia and “education reformers” fight ...

Al Lopez championed education for Greater Cleveland's Hispanic community - The Plain Dealer
Seeking to repopulate, Cleveland will recruit Latinos In 2012, these students attended an after-school leadership program sponsored by Esperanza. Abelino "Al" Lopez co-founded the education agency that prepares Hispanic teens for college. Lonnie ...

'This. Means. War.' Mom sends message to education commissioner.
I am an opinionated blogger, and I blog here in my personal capacity. Unlike some other bloggers doing excellent work in the world of education policy and beyond, I do not claim to be a citizen journalist objectively reporting the news. I'm just a mom ...

Education issues often contentious in Maryland governor's race
As the Maryland governor's race has heated up in recent weeks, education issues have flared up, too, with clashes over pre-kindergarten, college tuition increases and school construction funding. A recent Washington Post poll showed that education was ...

CCBOE candidates talk funding, education issues
I think my ability to communicate with administrators, teachers and support people in education is important, because I've worked alongside them for years,” he said. “I've been trained in education. I've been chairman of the school board and I've gone ...

States slashing education spending
State-level K-12 education spending has fallen dramatically in many states since 2008. In that time, 29 states cut per pupil spending, shifting the burden of financing education to local school districts and, in many instances, forcing schools to cut ...

Two state Board of Education races of key importance
Tuesday's election for the state Board of Education won't just determine who fills two seats that are up for grabs on a board that sets education policy in the state. It could impact the search for a state superintendent, a key responsibility for the ...

Technology transforms special education at St. Peter elementary school
New technology is transforming learning not only for general education students, but for children with disabilities and other handicaps, say staff at local schools. Giving students the power to communicate more effectively and participate in class ...

Core of the HD60 race is on education standards
GREEN RIVER – On a windy and wet Wednesday at the beginning of October, when he hoped to knock on doors and campaign, Rep. John Freeman, D-Green River, sipped lemonade at a Taco Time and talked about everything he wants to do with education, ...

The Cuomo Record: Education
"Dear Chancellor Tisch," wrote Andrew Cuomo in a May 2011 open letter to Board of Regents head Meryl just five months into his tenure as Governor of New York. "Performance is the key to education. It's not about how much we spend, but the results that ...

Education notes
While many in the United States often look to China as a leader in education, it seems the tables have turned as a group of Chinese educators makes its way to Tucson for a lesson in the arts. The group of 20 delegates from Guangzho, China, will visit ...

UF Colleege of Education dean joins international advisory board
A UF dean was appointed to an international advisory board in the United Arab Emirates. Glenn E. Good, dean of the UF College of Education, will join three other education leaders in Abu Dhabi, UAE, at the blue-ribbon International Advisory Panel for ...

Book reveals reason for rift betwen ex-chancellor and education honcho
A well-connected city education honcho suddenly turned on then-Schools Chancellor Joel Klein because he passed over her girlfriend for a top job, Klein suggests in his new book. The now-infamous rift that developed between Klein and education ...

Public education cuts add fuel to Senate race
Education has become key in this year's Senate race, and both sides are scrambling to gain an advantage on the issue. North Carolina is now ranked among the states that have cut the most in per-pupil spending over the past seven years, according to a ...

Editorial: Missouri must put higher education back within reach
Low- and middle-income students in states — like Missouri — that don't invest significantly in public higher education face steeper costs for college, must borrow more money and may graduate with higher debt. As a result, many of these young people ...

Letter: Vote for 'education matters' candidates in Jersey City school board ...
Letter: Vote for 'education matters' candidates in Jersey City school board ...

John Barge finalist again for top education job in another state
A finalist for the top education post in Utah, he is now among four finalists for the education commissioner post in Kansas. But as with Utah where a local educator was chosen, Barge is up against homegrown talent in Kansas. The other three candidates ...

Is Tuesday's California state superintendent race the new face of education ...
Is Tuesday's California state superintendent race the new face of education ...

LSSC holding expo for people weighing career in education
A wide array of opportunities for those interested in becoming an educator will be shared today at the Leesburg and South Lake campuses of Lake-Sumter State College. The Education Career Expo is targeted to people of all backgrounds who may be ...

Congressional candidates differ in views on education
“Advanced career training and higher education are vital to strengthening Utah's economy and reviving the middle class,” he said. “While college is becoming increasingly more important for young people entering today's workforce, many Utahns find that ...

Education a key issue in Pennsylvania governor election
Education tops the list of concerns for Pennsylvania voters in today's gubernatorial election — as well as the platforms for Pennsylvania's two gubernatorial candidates. Funding for education in Pennsylvania is an issue both Republican incumbent Tom ...

Gubernatorial candidates split on minimum wage, education
As Pennsylvania voters flock to the polls today, they will play an important role in affecting the direction of the state by either keeping Republican Governor Tom Corbett in office or replacing him with Democratic challenger Tom Wolf . Below are the ...

Does education win in today's election? If so, how?
I don't think much will change on the federal level regardless of shifts in Congress. We haven't seen much progress as other issues – the economy, terrorism and now Ebola – have eclipsed education. However, election results at the state level could ...

Key education issues at stake in election
Control of the State Board of Education, the governor's office and the legislature, construction funding for school districts and casino-funded revenue for school districts all depend on the results of today's election. Chalkbeat Colorado will have ...

Jersey City voters weigh in on Board of Education election - The Jersey Journal
Downtown Jersey City residents were out in force today at McNair High School to cast their votes in the Midterm Elections and also elect three new members to the Jersey City Public School's Board of Education. Elizabeth DeJesus, an elections official ...

Bridgepoint Education cuts workforce
San Diego's Bridgepoint Education and its subsidiary for-profit universities laid off a total of 223 workers in three states on Monday to bring the company's employee headcount in line with its student enrollment. The move could signal softer student ...

Spearman wins Education Superintendent race
Republican Molly Spearman won the three-way race to become South Carolina's next Superintendent of Education Tuesday. With more than 1.2 million votes counted, Spearman had secured 57 percent of the vote. Out of South Carolina's 46 counties, ...

What a Republican-led Congress means for higher education policy
With victories in several key Senate races last night, Republicans will take control of both chambers of Congress heading into the final two years of the Obama presidency -- a balance of power that sets up a much-changed dynamic for federal higher ...

What's Big Business Got to Do With Education Reform?
Tavenner, along with over 150 other attendees at the “Transforming the Role of Business in Education” conference, hopes that businesses can play a role in changing the broken “pipeline” from schooling to career. On October 29, a range of industry ...

Pearson sponsoring Education Week's analysis of how midterms will affect US ...
Pearson sponsoring Education Week's analysis of how midterms will affect US ...

Tempe teacher nominated for work in STEM education
Crowder received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and her Master of Science in Elementary Education-Science Specialist Option from Arizona State University. She has more than 25 years of ...

Midterm Elections 2014: Education Stocks Could Be Big Winners
It's hard to think of a market sector more hated than for-profit education stocks. Almost without exception, these volatile equities fit the classic market mantra of “low for a reason.” The overhang of the new Obama gainful employment regulations on ...

What the GOP's 2014 Midterm Win Means for Education
The final midterm election results are still being tallied, but we can already discern the outlines of what the results mean for education. 1) Teachers unions had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad night: In the 2014 cycle, teachers unions alone ...

How Education Spending Influenced the Midterms
Supporters, who referred to Question 3 as The Education Initiative, argued that the new tax would ultimately mean more jobs, as well as a stronger workforce coming out of the public schools. The business community's aggressive advertising to block the ...

Education: A Natural Issue for Republicans
The Republicans enjoyed a huge night on Tuesday. And it goes without saying that the results had little (or nothing) to do with education. Gallup's final poll of what issues voters deemed most important found that education was top-of-mind for just 5 ...

Class Action Lawsuit Alleges City's Department of Education Fails Special ...
Class Action Lawsuit Alleges City's Department of Education Fails Special ...

Ellice Martin Recognized for Distinguished Service in Mathematics Education
“My whole 46-year career has been focused on teaching — and specifically teaching mathematics,” explained the Department of Middle, Secondary, Reading, and Deaf Education professor. “In my position at VSU, I get to work with students who want to teach ...

Indiana Department of Education website hacked — again
Hackers struck again Thursday afternoon, taking over the Indiana Department of Education website for the second time this week. Before the IDOE took it down, the website showed a message: "SUPRISED (sic) WE ARE HERE AGAIAN (sic)??? THE LAST ...

Bob Craves, founding officer of Costco, education advocate, dies at age 72 ...
Bob Craves, founding officer of Costco, education advocate, dies at age 72 ...

Cuomo vows education reform in second term
Cuomo likened the need to reform education to his successful efforts in his first term to legalize same-sex marriage and adopt tougher gun-control. Both drew opposition, he said, but will be a major part of his legacy that he believed changed the state ...

The education of Emily Walton, new CWI board member
Voters in Ada and Canyon counties created the College of Western Idaho in 2007 as a comprehensive community college. The school offers more than 60 professional-technical and transfer-degree programs, along with basic academic skills to help prepare ...

Parents can provide feedback on Tennessee's education standards
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today unveiled a website, https://apps.tn.gov/tcas/, where Tennesseans can review and comment on the state's current K-12 academic standards. Academic standards set grade-specific goals that define what students are ...

GOP Leaders in Congress Outline Education Priorities
After easily capturing the number of seats they needed take control of the U.S. Senate—and padding their majority in the House of Representatives—congressional Republicans have laid out an aggressive education policy agenda that includes overhauling ...

NC superintendent describes vision for education
In a presentation of her vision for the future of public school education in North Carolina on Thursday, State Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson said that grade levels based on age and the “A” through “F” grading system are “20th ...

Couple offers to pay for education of suspects who robbed them at gunpoint
The victims are also making an unusual offer if the suspects turn themselves in. "My husband and I believe firmly in education and education changed our life," Arielle said. "We would like to offer that to them." That's right. They're offering to pay ...

Yolo candidate backs into apparent education board win
The previous Friday, Taylor had filed campaign papers and a candidate's statement to run for the Yolo County Board of Education. But then Taylor, director of research for the California Charter Schools Association and a former state education official ...

Hispanics make gains in Houston with time and education, Rice study finds
That value on education has been key to Hispanics succeeding in Houston, according to a report released Friday by Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research. Over time, it showed, Hispanics are assimilating by nearly all measures, from ...


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