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War-Hit Ukraine Schools Turns to Web for Education
Like most children his age, Denis Akimov spends hours daily on his computer surfing the Internet. It isn't just for fun. As schools are forced to limit operations in the conflict-battered eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, educators are turning to the ...

State group pushing to overhaul civics education
The exercise, built around knowledge of current events and politics, is one that Pahl hopes can be replicated statewide, as part of a proposed overhaul of civics education in Illinois that would transform how students are taught, make civics a high ...

APS in need of special education teachers
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Albuquerque Public Schools is holding a job fair Tuesday to fill the more than 50 open special education teacher positions. APS held a large job fair this summer for the first time in four years. At that point, the district had ...

Republicans push to update No Child Left Behind education law
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., holds a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Alexander says his top education priority is fixing the landmark Bush-era law, No Child Left Behind. (Photo: AP) ...

Sam Walton's Granddaughter Has Plans To Fix Public Education In America
A vision for the future of education sits within a converted church in the heart of a working-class neighborhood in northern Houston, abutted by auto parts stores and a heat treatment plant. At Yes Prep North Central, homogeneity reigns: Of the 953 ...

Officials Consider Change In Social Studies Curriculum
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut education officials are considering the biggest change in social studies lessons in more than 15 years as teachers try to navigate for their students a vast and growing sea of cultural information and current events ...

Republicans push to update education law
Lamar Alexander, the Tennessee Republican who is the incoming chairman of the Senate committee overseeing education, says his top education priority is fixing the landmark Bush-era law. His goal? Get a bill signed by President Barack Obama early next ...

R.I. Board of Education backs budget proposal that would increase tuition at ...
R.I. Board of Education backs budget proposal that would increase tuition at ...

Business education minus the cost
Laurie Pickard wanted an education from a world-class business school, but she didn't want to pay $168,000 for an M.B.A. from the Wharton School. So she found a way to get the education - though without the sheepskin - for next to nothing. Pickard is ...

Vets seek support through education
Although Johnston did not feel the need to partake of UNM's benefits, he praised the University for giving returning soldiers the opportunity to get an education, he said. "For the most part, all a person needs is a school to go to," Johnston said ...

Here's a Plan to Turn Around U.S. Education -- and Generate $225 Trillion
When you look at massive public spending areas, defense keeps us safe and health care keeps us alive, but it's education alone that has the promise of a numeric return on a collective investment. What's missing from all the blathering, however, are ...

Capital Education: DOE's missing computers -- Zephyr Teachout's anti-charter ...
Capital Education: DOE's missing computers -- Zephyr Teachout's anti-charter ...

America doesn't have an education problem, it has a class problem
Since its birth, the US has always defined itself as a egalitarian meritocracy, fundamentally distinct from the class-ridden societies of Europe. And at times, this has even been true. On the eve of the American Revolution, the income distribution of ...

Bryant: Superintendent not in charge of education
“What the superintendent needs to understand is that she's not in charge of public education in Mississippi. The public is,” Bryant said. “And if the public in the state of Mississippi does not appreciate nor desire a Common Core curriculum, then we're ...

Education lets potential managers experience 'A Day in the Life'
The Education Department is giving prospective managers a chance to walk in their supervisor's shoes before buying them. A program called "A Day in the Life" lets GS-14 and 15 employees see what it's like to be a manager by shadowing a current one over ...

What Technology Will Revolutionize Education?
In this video, Derek Muller (@veritasium and Veritasium on youtube) makes a video about revolutions in education. I think he's right. In the past, we have claimed new technologies would revolutionize education (films, radio, tv, the internet) but they ...

Education officials worried over testing requirements
MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Michigan education officials are concerned more testing for high school juniors could create problems in the spring. Under Common Core, more tests have been developed. It's part of the new uniform national education ...

Education board moves ahead with licensing revamp
Education board members refused requests to increase required staffing levels to oversee 2-year-olds, after some child care center owners said the changes would be too expensive. But the board agreed to toughen continuing education requirements, which ...

Education rally held on New Haven green
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Education in Connecticut is the focus of a major rally held Wednesday on the New Haven green. Advocates, policy makers, parents and educators together want to change the system and give all kids access to great public ...

Obama Administration to Launch Global Warming Education Initiative
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on Wednesday announced it will launch a new initiative aimed at climate education and literacy that will distribute science-based information – in line with the administration's position on the ...

Glenda Ritz loses another State Board of Education battle
After its signature squabbling, the State Board of Education took steps Wednesday to become more aggressive with chronically failing schools and ask for state funding to support turnaround initiatives. The Board of Education will ask lawmakers to grant ...

Bryant: Public, not superintendent, controls education
"What the superintendent needs to understand is that she's not in charge of public education in Mississippi. The public is," Bryant said. "And if the public in the state of Mississippi does not appreciate nor desire a Common Core curriculum, then we're ...

Lawmakers set education policy, Bryant says
RULEVILLE – Gov. Phil Bryant said Wednesday the role of state Superintendent of Education Carey Wright is to serve as the chief executive of the state's education regulatory body. "The role is for her is to be superintendent of the Board of Education ...

Adult education programs needs more money to help neediest Californians
Hundreds of thousands of Californians are relying on the governor to include a reliable funding source in next year's state budget so our schools can continue to provide critical adult education. At stake are programs in more than 238 school districts ...

NC education department used Koch-funded group for proposed history lessons
State education officials maintain that a required course on civics and economics covers the founding principles as the law intended. To emphasize the point, DPI is recommending that the name of the course be changed to “American History: The Founding ...

inBloom's Collapse Offers Lessons For Innovation In Education
Some of the external reasons include the fact that inBloom entered the education conversation during an intense time of broader concerns around privacy, thanks in large part to events involving the National Security Agency, which fostered an ...

Education, the skills gap, and the bottom line
The UK chancellor's scheme announced in his Autumn Statement to offer student loans for postgraduate study of up to £10,000 could have far-reaching consequences. It would help to equalise opportunity for those who can't afford to pay for a Master's ...

Pence touts education agenda in Muncie
MUNCIE – Gov. Mike Pence came to Muncie Thursday to speak at an economic development event but focused on his statewide education agenda for 2015 — and linked education with job creation. "We've got an awful lot of jobs out there that are unfilled ...

David Coleman's plan to ruin education
In the summer of 2008, David Coleman changed the course of American education. For decades, reformers had argued that the country needed a national standards-based model of education to ensure economic prosperity. He helped make that a reality by ...

U. California president calls for greater efforts to defend graduate education
She used what she called her litigation skills here Thursday during the Council of Graduate Schools' annual meeting, to “make the case” for graduate school education. More administrators need to do the same, she said, imploring those in attendance to ...

Removing Barriers to Higher Education for Undocumented Students
Counted among that throng of proud graduates are about 65,000 undocumented students. Unlike for their classmates, however, this moment of achievement for undocumented graduates is muted by the facts that their path to higher education remains difficult ...

Top Pence education adviser taking foundation job
Fiddian-Green is now a special assistant to Pence and co-leader of the governor's Center for Education and Career Innovation. That agency Pence created in 2013 has frequently clashed with Democratic state schools superintendent Glenda Ritz over control ...

White House Report Says That Native American Education Is In 'State Of ...
White House Report Says That Native American Education Is In 'State Of ...

Early investment in children's education pays off later, group says
Pony up the money to educate disadvantaged kids from birth until they start kindergarten, or spend more taxpayer dollars later on special education, incarceration or welfare. That was the message newly elected and re-elected state lawmakers ...

Meeting Evolving Demands In International Education
Relevant education and training opportunities are key to converting the current “youth bulge” into a development dividend, such as the large youth population that fueled growth in Asian countries in the 1960s. As emerging economies continue to grow in ...

Education Scholar Remembered as Giant in His Field
John I. Goodlad, a pioneering teacher, researcher, and education reformer for much of the 20th century, died Nov. 29 in Seattle. He was 94. Mr. Goodlad was "simply a giant in our field," said Felice J. Levine, the executive director of the Washington, ...

Garcia: Colorado “can't back down” on education reform
Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia told an audience of school board members and administrators Friday that they should double down on the state's slate of education reforms. “We know we can't stray from the path of high standards, rigorous assessments and educator ...

At Sing Sing, Inmates Who Are Pursuing an Education Take the Stage
Mr. Tineo, Mr. Archer and the other inmates, most of them violent felons, are pursuing studies through Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison, an organization that teams with local colleges, including Nyack and Mercy Colleges, to offer classes at ...

Oklahoma lawmakers say they "meddle" too much in some education issues
JENKS — There's talk among members of the Oklahoma House Republican Caucus about the need to “get out of the way” when it comes to some education issues, Rep. Dennis Casey, R-Morrison, told a group of educators Friday. This and several other ...

Balow: Education chief should remain elected
Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction elect Jillian Balow speaks to the audience during the monthly Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Holiday Inn on Friday in Cheyenne. Blaine McCartney/staff. CHEYENNE - The next ...

Jeb Bush's 'Education Reform' Empire
This past week, possible GOP 2016 presidential contender Jeb Bush doubled down on his support for the Common Core standards, scolding conservative critics of the controversial education reform by stating that he had “lost patience” with them and ...

Lee ranks 26th in country for charter school enrollment
The report suggest the charter schools are one of the fastest-growing school choice options in the U.S. public education. In fact, there are 43 school districts across the country that have at least one-fifth of all students enrolled in charters, the ...

Gov. Kitzhaber's budget shows emphasis on education
In a 50-minute discussion with the Statesman Journal Editorial Board last week, the newly elected (for the fourth time) governor showed an impressive grasp of early childhood education and of rural Oregon's continued economic woes. "This is a recovery ...

Church on Sunday: Because Spiritual Education Takes More Than Good Intentions
After the children wake up, they watch a couple of cartoons or maybe “SportsCenter.” My younger son will ask for breakfast, and I will pop a few frozen waffles in the toaster or pour a bowl of cereal. The boys will snuggle in bed with their dad for a ...

Early Childhood Learning Center named after William Roper, lifelong advocate ...
Early Childhood Learning Center named after William Roper, lifelong advocate ...

Will Ohio's change hurt art education?
The Ohio State Board of Education is slated to debate and vote Tuesday on a change to a rule that governs how many music teachers, art teachers, school nurses and other similar support staff a district must employ. Currently, districts are required to ...

Education chief fights back in battle with Michael Gove over schools
During Gove's time as education secretary, the term “blob” was widely used as shorthand by him and his supporters for an obstructive teaching establishment that was resistant to reform. Asked about the term, Morgan says it was unhelpful and created a ...

Education war shows the 2012 election never ended
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The 2012 election was more than two years ago, but ballot results appear to have settled little in Indiana's ongoing education war between Democrats and public school supporters and conservative education reformers. Democratic ...

Analysis: Board of Education authority eroding
JACKSON -- The steady erosion of the state Board of Education's authority was thrown into sharp relief last week, when Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves proposed bypassing the board to rewrite academic standards and Gov. Phil Bryant said lawmakers and the people ...

Public schools and religious education: Should students miss school to attend ...
Public schools and religious education: Should students miss school to attend ...


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