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Education News 03/2015



The price of a good education, $80K and counting: Kate LeSueur (opinion)
America has cut off an entire demographic of the population from considering education careers. There is too large a discrepancy between the expense of our education and our salaries. After my rent, car payment, and utilities, I find myself clipping ...

Computer-based education sets pace in Iowa school
ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, MARCH 1 - In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, Lincoln Intermediate science teacher Ashley Flatebo works with sixth-graders Makenzy York, left, and Hunter Fields in a Competency Based Education classroom in ...

Keep higher education healthy and affordable
This year, the Legislature faces the daunting task of satisfying the state Supreme Court, which said in its 2012 McCleary decision that the state was failing to fund public K-12 education. Funding K-12 education should not come at the expense of the ...

Bowling event raises funds for Spotsylvania Education Foundation
The inaugural Spotsylvania Education Foundation Scholar Bowl bowling tournament was held recently at Liberty Lanes and raised more than $5,000 for programs such as IDEA Grants that support Spotsylvania students, teachers, and schools. A total of 29 ...

Paw Paw teacher is first in general education to win Michigan Council for ...
Paw Paw teacher is first in general education to win Michigan Council for ...

Some education bills stand a better chance than others as legislative session ...
Some education bills stand a better chance than others as legislative session ...

Op-ed: Examining President Obama's education plan
America has always been a land of opportunity. Part of the American dream has been the possibility of social mobility and the creation of wealth for every individual. Since education and skills-based training are key components in helping people ...

With Education Reform Bill On Paper, Lawmakers Head Home
Though the education committee's four Republicans voted for the bill, it is likely to face greater opposition on the House floor. Rep. Don Turner (R-Milton), the minority leader, declined to give his blessing Friday, nixing a bipartisan press ...

Gov. Rick Snyder picks new education policy adviser from West Michigan
HOLLAND, MI - Karen McPhee, longtime superintendent of the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District (OAISD), is resigning at the end of the month to join the administration of Gov. Rick Snyder as his new education policy adviser in April. "Karen McPhee ...

Education roundup: launching rockets, changing grades
LIMITING SBDM POWER: The Senate Education Committee last week passed a bill limiting the power of school-based decision-making committees. (From the Lexington Herald-Leader) Meanwhile, JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens has been advocating ...

Tools for education attainment are here
In Marion County, for example, US Census data shows those with less than a high school education (about 14.5 percent of Marion County residents age 25 and older) can expect to earn just under $18,000 per year. Not surprisingly, more than 29 percent of ...

Rockland teachers protest Cuomo school plans
NYACK – Local teachers and union leaders railed against the governor Monday in a fierce protest against what they call his "anti-public education agenda," which includes less school funding than they believe is needed and an unpopular proposal to rely ...

Louisiana higher education commissioner talks state budget cuts: Three ...
Louisiana higher education commissioner talks state budget cuts: Three ...

Key picked as Commissioner of Education
"Johnny has always exhibited a passion for improving education, from his work as a legislator who focused on educational issues, to his current position as associate vice president for the University of Arkansas system," Hutchinson said in making his ...

The Education of 'Jihadi John'
I was asked to enroll at Newham College, a state-supported continuing education institution in east London, with the aim of gaining prominence on campus and recruiting other students to the cause. Once elected as president of the student union, I ...

White House announces new 'Let Girls Learn' education initiative
An estimated 62 million girls worldwide are not in school, and half of those are adolescents. With that statistic in mind, the White House on Tuesday introduced a new education initiative — spearheaded by first lady Michelle Obama and the Peace Corps ...

Obamas to announce expanded program to provide girls an education
The Let Girls Learn initiative will build on a United States Agency for International Development campaign launched last year to provide an education to the more than 60 million girls not in school. It focuses on empowerment and leadership, health and ...

Verna Smith dies at 95; Ritenour teacher lobbied Congress for education research
She earned a master's degree in education at Washington University and a PhD in education at St. Louis University. She lobbied Congress to promote funding for educational research. Friends recalled that her former professor and lifelong friend, Senate ...

Competency-Based Education: 4 Considerations for Online Students
Generally speaking, competency-based education, which is gaining steam in the U.S., aims to cut back on the time and money necessary to complete a degree. Under most of the programs, students can zip through courses where they already know the ...

Robots are hurting middle class workers, and education won't solve the problem ...
Robots are hurting middle class workers, and education won't solve the problem ...

Phoenix transit tax bad for education
Those who want to increase funding for K-12 education should oppose the City of Phoenix's rush to the ballot for an increase in its sales tax for transportation. As a practical matter, increased funding for education will require a tax increase. And as ...

Wolf's 2015-16 education budget pushes spending to historic levels, shifts ...
Wolf's 2015-16 education budget pushes spending to historic levels, shifts ...

Obama Announces New Education Effort to 'Let Girls Learn'
The Obamas are parents of teenagers Malia, 16, and Sasha, 13, and say their own success would have been impossible without education. During their travels, they encourage young people to focus on education; in the U.S., Mrs. Obama urges students to ...

Ryan Nelson: Dichotomy of practical, liberal education unnecessary, unproductive
Ronald Reagan shaking hands on the campaign trail in 1966, only one year before he made a speech on the role and importance of higher education as California governor. (Courtesy of Brett Tatman) ...

For 'New York Times,' online education remains a branding opportunity
Last month's announcement that The New York Times Company would launch an education initiatives may have had a familiar ring to it. The company has spent close to a decade trying to turn the newspaper's vast institutional knowledge into knowledge ...

Dozens of tech, education & nonprofit execs urge passage of Washington ...
Dozens of tech, education & nonprofit execs urge passage of Washington ...

Here are the 33 education bills that are still alive in the 2015 Indiana ...
Here are the 33 education bills that are still alive in the 2015 Indiana ...

The Changing Geography Of Education, Income Growth And Poverty In America
Nowhere is this clearer than in education, which many claim is the key to higher-wage economic growth. Yet there are two sets of numbers that need to be distinguished: those states with the highest percentage of educated workers and the states that ...

GOP education chairman anticipates vote on education bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman of the House education committee said Wednesday he was blindsided by conservative opposition to his rewrite of the No Child Left Behind education law and will take the next week to try to clear up ...

In Albany, two very different education advocacy events unfold
Updated — Thousands of teachers, parents, students and advocates headed to Albany Wednesday, hoping to influence state-level education policy debates with a giant rally focused on the city's struggling schools and a smaller effort from the teachers ...

School district changes special education leadership
Erquiaga said the school district has taken steps to make required changes regarding the monitoring of a student's individual education plan, federally mandated objectives for a student with disabilities. He said his letter stressed to the district ...

Herbert: Economy strong enough for education funding
This year's budget proposal allocates the largest true investment in education in 25 years. We should position local school leaders to prioritize their expenditures based on local needs, and we should provide flexible resources and a robust ...

Analysis of distance education enrollments challenges myths about the medium
Straut looked at data captured by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, or IPEDS, the federal government's higher education data collection program. The government first began asking colleges and universities about students enrolled in ...

School officials hopeful of seeing increases in education funding under Wolf plan
Teacher Ed Camic takes answers from his fourth grade class at Twin Rivers Intermediate School in McKeesport Area district. McKeesport Area and other Mon-Yough school districts will get increases in basic and special education subsidies under the ...

Frustrated with the pace of progress in education? Invest in better evidence
The primary obstacle to faster progress in U.S. education reform is hard to put your finger on, because it's an absence, not a presence. It is not an interest group or a manifest social problem. It is the infrastructure we never built for identifying ...

Myanmar Cracks Down on Education Protest at Yangon Pagoda
Police cracked down on students and other activists opposing Myanmar's new education law on Thursday, charging protesters with batons and dragging them into trucks at a well-known pagoda in the heart of the old capital. Several demonstrators were ...

Gender, education and work
“IT'S all to do with their brains and bodies and chemicals,” says Sir Anthony Seldon, the master of Wellington College, a posh English boarding school. “There's a mentality that it's not cool for them to perform, that it's not cool to be smart ...

Here's What Will Truly Change Higher Education: Online Degrees That Are Seen ...
Here's What Will Truly Change Higher Education: Online Degrees That Are Seen ...

Nearly 1000 protest proposed education cuts at the state Capitol in Phoenix
Nearly 1,000 people converged on the state Capitol Thursday to protest proposed cuts to the education budget. Teachers, parents, students and residents marched and chanted for more than two hours, holding signs and sharing stories of how the proposed ...

Early childhood education advocates fault Baker budget plan
During last year's campaign for governor, Baker decided not to back Democrat Martha Coakley's pledge to eliminate a waiting list of 17,000 children seeking subsidized pre-kindergarten education, arguing state education priorities shouldn't focus just ...

Mexican education
GOING into the offices of the National Co-ordinator of Education Workers (CNTE) in Oaxaca, a city 350km (220 miles) south-east of Mexico's capital, is like entering a world of rebellious teenagers rather than teachers. Graffiti are scrawled on the ...

How to cut Arizona education (responsibly)
The best path forward has to be a unified attempt to increase our revenue levels, with the support of the governor, the business and the education communities. If tax increases are off the table, then we need to commit to working together to explore ...

Invest in education programs we know work
So as a city, as a state, as a community, we should invest in education – education at all levels. As Mark Brainard, the president of Delaware Technical Community College, told a General Assembly panel earlier this week, his school is an important ...

Apple Overhauling iPad for Education Program to Simplify Sharing Devices and ...
Apple Overhauling iPad for Education Program to Simplify Sharing Devices and ...

What a College Stunt Says About Higher Education Today
As technology changes higher education, this experience may become less important. Kevin Carey, author of the recently-released “The End of College,” told N.P.R. that “whereas historically you went to college in a specific place and only studied with ...

The basics of everything: Your guide to education issues in Indiana
It's also renowned for bracing education debates. In 2011, an epic battle in the statehouse ended with a big expansion of school choice programs, new limits on teacher union bargaining and a complete overhaul of teacher evaluation. Indiana was one of ...

Birth of a charter school and Jeb Bush's vision for education
Early on, the foundation devoted much of its resources to a new concept in education: charter schools. The privately managed, publicly funded schools had been sprouting up in other states, but were not allowed under Florida law. Supporters said the ...

Saturday Column: Education needs stronger champions in Kansas
Have any recent chancellors, presidents, governors or members of the Kansas Board of Regents delivered powerful, effective and meaningful messages about the importance of education? Has the state had any truly effective, highly respected individuals ...

What Would A Hillary Presidency Mean For Education?
Likely 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's record on education reveals a stance that is not only opposed to conservative principles, but also the changing position of many Democrats. The author of “It Takes a Village“ has a record on ...

Education Chalkboard: Too crazy? Guess we'll see
•In Tallahassee, the Committee on Higher Education — which features local state Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto — meets Tuesday morning to discuss a number of bills. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the committee will meet to discuss the Bright Futures scholarship ...


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