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Assembly affirms Cuomo-driven education budget, with 'heavy hearts'
ALBANY—Members of the the Assembly's Democratic majority, with a few exceptions, supported a budget bill that overhauled state education law at the urging of Governor Andrew Cuomo. But they weren't happy about it. One by one, Democrats rose to ...

Education Ministry updates guidelines for dealing with violent incidents in ...
Education Ministry updates guidelines for dealing with violent incidents in ...

Ky. ed. commissioner Terry Holliday to retire
Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday has announced he plans to retire Aug. 31 after more than five years leading the state's education department. Kentucky Board of Education chairman Roger Marcum read Holliday's retirement letter to the ...

Cuomo says state budget includes 'dramatic' education reform
Cuomo hailed the state's newly adopted budget Wednesday as a “dramatic shift” toward creating a better education system by improving teacher performance. Cuomo said the reform measures tucked into the $150 billion spending plan will move education ...

Cuomo touts 'disruptive' overhaul of education
ALBANY—In a radio interview and press release, Governor Andrew Cuomo described the just-passed state budget in superlative terms and said that his changes to teacher tenure and evaluation systems will be “one of the greatest legacies for me and this ...

Education department proposes funding formula 'fix'
The state Department of Education is now proposing three ways to eliminate the gap. One would bring the lower per-student districts up to the higher amount. That would add about $73 million in additional school spending, which would come from property ...

The Sooner The Better: Early Childhood Education, A Key To Life-Long Success
“The sooner the better” is the perfect tag line for early childhood education. There is no magic bullet to ensure a lifetime of self-fulfillment in personal and career terms. But rigorous research shows that high-quality early childhood education is an ...

Anchorage community members protest education budget cuts
“Mostly I'm just really disappointed with the legislature is right now with it's stance toward education funding. A lot of legislators that Great Alaska Schools and a lot of students were really banking on promised a lot to their constituents and the ...

THE READ OPTION: NCAA not responsible for athlete education, safety, etc.
So the bucks that are player safety and player education remain passed on to member universities. This isn't new, but it does highlight what the NCAA actually is, which is the figurehead atop a bunch of schools who'll all agree to fully reform ...

Education as a weapon against an HIV epidemic in southeastern Indiana
AUSTIN — As an HIV epidemic grips Scott County in southeastern Indiana, education might be the most important weapon to combat the nearly 1,400 percent increase in cases of the virus over the past three months. A team of Midwestern AIDS specialists ...

Finance Committee combs through New London's education, library budgets
“This is not the time to be cutting education off at the knees, this is the time to be stepping up to the plate and doing the right thing,” Councilor Martin T. Olsen said. “I don't think the proposal as presented is unreasonable. It's expensive, but ...

Jacobs: Michigan must boost funding for adult education
“Willing to Work and Ready to Learn: More Adult Education Would Strengthen Michigan's Economy,” released by the Michigan League for Public Policy in March, shows that too few adults are getting the basic skills education needed to succeed in ...

To Improve Higher Education, Scale Back Federal Involvement
These and related problems have grown sharply in the half century since the Higher Education Act of 1965 heralded a major expansion of the federal role in higher education, but some mildly hopeful signs are now emanating from Capitol Hill. In three ...

The education model that fell apart
ALBANY—A few blocks from the Capitol, a cluster of vacant buildings testifies to the rapid rise and quick retreat of Albany's charter school sector. Once heralded as a new beginning for children living in grinding poverty and stuck in a long-troubled ...

Budget squeeze dooms three education spending bills
The House Appropriations Committee Thursday killed three major education spending bills, including proposals to increase funding for preschool and for full-day kindergarten. The votes were expected but that didn't make the decisions any easier for some ...

Education Department names the remaining colleges on monitoring list for ...
Education Department names the remaining colleges on monitoring list for ...

Billy Martin's Education of Buck Showalter
Showalter, who has since become a three-time winner of the American League Manager of the Year Award, was about to receive an eye-opening education watching as Martin embarked on his final season in baseball. It was Steinbrenner's idea that Martin ...

The Role of Technology for Safety in Education
This week's horrific attack on students in Kenya is a somber reminder of the risks that many students around the world face simply trying to get an education. Education is a basic human right, and millions of children are being denied that right ...

Multnomah Education Service District terminates 2014 teacher of the year
The Multnomah Education Service District announced Friday that it has terminated Brett Bigham, a special education teacher with the district and Oregon's 2014 Teacher of the Year. Bigham teaches in Multnomah Education Service District's transition ...

NY budget's education plan sends shockwaves
A slate of changes to New York's school system tucked into the state's new $142 billion budget are either a "dramatic shift" or a "sham," depending on your perspective. According to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the education plan — which includes a tougher ...

Plymouth Arts Center hires education coordinator
The Plymouth Arts Center has announced the hiring of Mary Rowe as the organization's new education coordinator. “With the addition of Mary Rowe, we now have an expanded arts curriculum for all ages, and a formalized way to coordinate the talented and ...

Standardization ruins education
Is it possible that Americans do not know enough about other countries' systems of education and/or governments to recognize the sad consequences of centralization of control? Ask why Chinese students are clamoring to escape their own educational ...

A month after launch, founder of Davenport's College of Urban Education steps ...
A month after launch, founder of Davenport's College of Urban Education steps ...

Budget's education plan sends shock waves
ALBANY – A slate of changes to New York's school system tucked into the state's new $142 billion budget are either a “dramatic shift” or a “sham,” depending on your perspective. According to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the education plan — which includes a ...

Higher education briefs: Ole Miss, USM, DSU, MC
Ole Miss. Alumnus named Gates Cambridge Scholar. A University of Mississippi electrical engineering alumnus is among this year's recipients of the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Chiedozie "Dozie" Ibekwe is the second graduate from the ...

America's obsession with STEM education is dangerous
If Americans are united in any conviction these days, it is that we urgently need to shift the country's education toward the teaching of specific, technical skills. Every month, it seems, we hear about our children's bad test scores in math and ...

Education notebook
The Arkansas Board of Education's special committee studying school district boundary lines in Pulaski County is meeting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, in the Department of Education auditorium in Little Rock. Agenda items include a presentation from ...

HIV education is an ongoing effort
As southern Indiana struggles to stop the spread of HIV, providing testing and education have become a priority for Scott County. The county's health department doesn't offer free HIV testing and just last week, the Midwest AIDS Training and Education ...

Minor meltdown at education town hall
The Flagstaff Education Association hosted the meeting so local residents could discuss Arizona's FY2016 budget, which includes deep cuts to higher education funding — $17.3 million at NAU alone. It also kept rural community college funding flat and ...

Education for everyone: Report shows big gains, big gaps
Scroll to the bottom of this story and vote on whether education in the region is sufficient. COVINGTON – Colorful drawings and posters line the walls. There are children solving a math word problem in teams, scribbling on the table in dry erase marker ...

Fate of Oregon Education Investment Board rests with Senate
The likelihood is that the board will continue in some form, but its authority over education spending may never again be as broad as it was when Kitzhaber led it. Unlike her predecessor, Gov. Kate Brown doesn't want to pick fights with the teachers ...

What is Oregon's definition of a college education?
I am delighted that Oregon's Legislature is discussing higher education via the many bills that have been introduced. There is urgency as well. College education is rapidly becoming a must-have for the young to be economically successful, though I am ...

NEA Ads Target Senate Education Committee Lawmakers
The U.S. Senate education committee is expected to consider a bill to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act on (or around) April 14. (Some details of what's under discussion here.) So to keep the pressure on lawmakers to pass a bill that it believes ...

From MOOCs To Minerva: Higher Education And Beyond
While what's described above is only one of the most recent ideas in the revitalization of higher education, it is the most promising. In a time when the glossy reputation of the university system in America is tarnished by rapidly rising costs for ...

Valore Acquires Boundless: The Netflix of Education Publishing?
Valore, a Boston tech company formerly known as SimpleTuition, has acquired online-education startup Boundless for an undisclosed sum. The combined company has 61 employees—11 have joined from Boundless—and is on pace to make about $100 ...

Ex-haredim to sue state for depriving them of basic education
The organization has published an online form, disseminated through social media, asking people to submit details of their education in the haredi school system, as well as the details of any subsequent education outside of the haredi system and how ...

Pa. education secretary makes first visit to city
In his first visit to Pittsburgh as acting state education secretary, Pedro Rivera turned from the microphone to his “cafeteria voice” to make his point urging support for education funding. “This is an uphill battle,” said Mr. Rivera, in teacher-mode ...

No one's happy as Oregon Senate OKs $7.255 billion education bill after ...
No one's happy as Oregon Senate OKs $7.255 billion education bill after ...

Education officials' role in evaluations appears limited
ALBANY—To hear many lawmakers tell it, the big education-related news after last week's budget agreement between Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature was the unprecedented role of state education officials in the implementation of a new ...

An innovative program in Iraq is fighting ISIL with peace education
AL QOSH, Iraq – Eight miles from the Dost High School in this 3,000-year-old town, Kurdish peshmerga continued to hold the line against the Islamic State forces that control Mosul, 20 miles to the south. Inside the school, 18 students considered a ...

What Education Can and Can't Do for Economic Inequality
According to Melissa Kearney, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, “Increasing education isn't going to do anything to bring down the wages of the real top—or address rising inequality focused on the 1 percent—but it is what's needed to ...

News Corp.'s $1 Billion Plan to Overhaul Education Is Riddled With Failures
The education effort has been riddled with technology failures, fragile equipment, a disconnect between tablet marketers and content developers, and an underestimation of how difficult it would be to win market share from entrenched rivals such as ...

New Prize Rewards Economic Diversity at Colleges
The Cooke prize is the latest sign of the momentum around socioeconomic diversity — and, by extension, upward mobility — in higher education. After years of saying that they were eager to enroll all kinds of top students but largely ignoring low ...

Cal City PE teacher discusses physical education with lawmakers
CALUMET CITY | Wentworth Junior High School physical education teacher Mark Foellmer was among a group of six Illinois educators who traveled to Washington, D.C., recently to meet with Illinois legislators to discuss bills regarding physical education ...

Rand Paul On Education: 5 Things The Presidential Candidate Wants You To ...
Rand Paul On Education: 5 Things The Presidential Candidate Wants You To ...

Dept. Of Education Reveals Names Of 550 Colleges — Mostly For-Profits ...
Dept. Of Education Reveals Names Of 550 Colleges — Mostly For-Profits ...

Conservative Education Reform That Conservatives Misunderstand
More than three decades ago, a historic report ushered in education reforms aimed at raising standards, holding schools accountable for students' performance, and giving parents and teachers more power. President Ronald Reagan would attend 51 ...

Don't undo the nation's education progress
Congress has rightly placed a priority on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, known in its current form as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). This law was last reauthorized in 2002. While it is true that the law needs revising, core ...

Acting state education secretary gets a primer on county issues
During his first meeting with school superintendents in Allegheny County, acting Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera was able to convince them of one thing: He's walked in their shoes. Mr. Rivera, the former superintendent of the Lancaster School ...

State tests denounced at education rally
More than a hundred educators, parents and children crowded the steps outside the Westchester County Center at 4 p.m. to denounce Cuomo's education policy, including state-mandated tests in math and English for grades three through eight. The rally was ...


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