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School board approves driver education fees
The Guilford County Board of Education narrowly approved those changes Thursday night while, in a related discussion, railing against legislation on charter school funding that they say would be devastating to an already bleak financial outlook for the ...

Revisions to education bill would shift funds to help poor schools
Burr's legislation would phase out a provision in the original 2001 measure that allowed states that were receiving Title II funds, named for part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, to keep the same level of funds even if their populations ...

Uplift Education celebrates 100 percent graduation rate
College Signing Day is a major event Uplift Education modeled after college football's National Signing Day. What makes the program unique, the crowd says, is watching each senior walking across the stage before thousands of supporters and shouting out ...

Delco superintendents discuss education funding challenges
According to the Campaign for Fair Education Funding (www.fairfundingpa.org), “Pennsylvania is one of only three states without a basic education funding formula to distribute sufficient resources both fairly and predictably. The result is a funding ...

Rainn Wilson climbs the 'pyramid of geekdom' and talks about his education ...
Rainn Wilson climbs the 'pyramid of geekdom' and talks about his education ...

Russian group visits BN for special education insight
Special education teachers from Vladimir, Russia, look at academic materials held by Parkside Elementary School Principal Staci Mandros on Friday at the school. Five teachers visited Parkside to finish a learning tour including The Baby Fold's Hammitt ...

Education a passion for N. California logger
Tim Hearden/Capital Press Logger Larry Strawn stands near a stroke delimber he had rebuilt after it was burned in a fire two years ago. Strawn started holding education days in the woods in the early 1990s, and now the annual event draws about 600 ...

Coalition questions DPS commitment to physical education after cut (Updated)
Children need education to develop an active lifestyle and make regular physical activity a part of their adult life. Physical activity helps kids maintain a healthy weight, reduces health risks associated with obesity, and contributes to mental ...

Obama Weekly Address: Making Sure Every Child Gets A Great Education
We spent some time talking about their lives, and how we all care about their success – and how that starts with a good education. So one thing I announced here in Anacostia is a new project by libraries and major publishers to provide more than $250 ...

Education In The Middle East
Despite a significant improvement in formal education in the Middle East during the past few decades, the gap between education and employment is still widening. Governments across the MENA region have invested heavily in education, and the past ...

Classroom experiences define education
In group and individual discussions at Bettendorf High School, we learned that almost every student can point to a specific class and teacher who made education come alive. Then we asked our Salute to Academics & Achievements seniors — students ...

Personal finance Q&A: Understanding education tax breaks
Dear Liz: I am confused regarding my ability to take advantage of the American Opportunity Credit for college expenses in filing my 2014 tax return. My accountant told me I didn't qualify because my adjusted gross income exceeds $80,000. Yet when I ...

DFL lawmakers criticize education budget bill
“I've been a member of the K-12 House Committee since I was elected in 2006, and I have to say this legislation not only stops in its track the good things that we had been doing for education, this bill takes us in the wrong direction,” said Rep. Tom ...

Foundation hopes to reset talk on Nashville education
Reset: A verb — To start again. That's what the Nashville Public Education Foundation hopes to accomplish with what it is calling Project RESET. It's an effort to restart the conversation and set new expections for Metro Schools — all with a ...

Department Of Education Study Finds Teaching These Little Shits No Longer ...
Department Of Education Study Finds Teaching These Little Shits No Longer ...

Logging education day stresses technology
Tim Hearden/Capital Press Jessca MacDonald, a student in the heavy equipment program at Shasta College in Redding, Calif., talks to middle schoolers while sitting on a fire dozer at a logging site near Viola, Calif., The annual education day in the ...

There's a new plan in Washington to 'get Wall Street out of education'
The legislation follows months, if not years, of complaints against the entire for-profit industry, which has been under fire for its alleged focus on signing up students and depositing their federal financial aid checks rather than providing a quality ...

Lawmakers eye options for virtual education
Hubbell's bill would have the Maine Department of Education work with a committee to develop state-backed online learning resources and possibly create a state-sponsored virtual school. It also calls for an arrangement for Maine students to be able to ...

Is Testing Students the Answer to America's Education Woes?
Kevin Welner, a professor of education and the director of the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado Boulder, is the co-author, most recently, of "Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give All Children an Even ...

Project Reset: Rethinking Nashville Education
Consider: While Nashville is employing more people in advanced industries than other metropolitan areas, the education system is preparing fewer students for those careers than most peer cities. And the fear from the Nashville Public Education ...

Inside the School Silicon Valley Thinks Will Save Education
Dressed in the San Francisco standard issue t-shirt and jeans, he's unlike any school administrator you've ever met. But the more he talks about how this school uses technology to enhance and individualize education, the more you start to like what he ...

Discover Emerging Trends in Online Higher Education
As online education enrollment growth slows, programs are exploring new formats to appeal to students. The definition of online higher education is becoming increasingly broad as new models incorporate more real-time instruction, turn course work into ...

Early-Education Teachers Need Better Training
With the early-education field continuing to grow nationally, it's increasingly clear that the key to good programs is teacher quality. Unlike in K-12 education, however, there aren't standard entry requirements for preschool staff members, and debate ...

Inside Federally-Funded Abstinence-Only Education: 'Flushing Taxpayer Dollars ...
Inside Federally-Funded Abstinence-Only Education: 'Flushing Taxpayer Dollars ...

Montclair Art Museum names new head of education
"We wanted somebody who was interested in art education at a national conversational level, going to conferences, doing papers, presenting ideas nationally, talking to colleagues. Someone who could help us be ambitious for Montclair in terms of what we ...

Phillipsburg teachers can soon take classes in special education without ...
Phillipsburg teachers can soon take classes in special education without ...

Work at a Chrysler dealership, get free college education
The cost of a college education in the US can put a student tens (hundreds, in some cases) of thousands of dollars into debt. FCA US wants to give its dealership employees a leg up, though, and the automaker is now offering a completely free education ...

Carly Fiorina On Education: 6 Things The Presidential Candidate Wants You To ...
Carly Fiorina On Education: 6 Things The Presidential Candidate Wants You To ...

Project Reset aims to 'move needle' on Nashville education
I chuckled at the truth of this observation from Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu: "If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." The Metro school board is deep in the throes of choosing a new director of schools. Nashville voters ...

Higher Education Week in Review: April 27-May 3
Student Debt and Higher Education Risk, an article by UC Irvine law professor Jonathan Glater, is forthcoming in the California Law Review. From the abstract: “The Article outlines an insurance regime, the logical response to undesirable or ...

Ex-students refusing to pay their loans have a bone to pick with the Education ...
Ex-students refusing to pay their loans have a bone to pick with the Education ...

Step back in time at Knox County Museum of Education
This kind of reminiscence is what keeps the Museum of Education going, according to museum volunteer Jody Davis. While the museum houses hundreds of artifacts from Knox County Schools' history, Davis said most people gravitate to the extensive ...

Watchdog: IRS issued $5.6B in potentially bogus education credits
The IRS issued $5.6 billion in potentially bogus education tax credits in a single year -- more than a quarter of all education credits claimed by taxpayers, a government watchdog said Tuesday. A new report by the agency's inspector general says the ...

Brookfield education budget remains at issue
BROOKFIELD -- Wrangling between those who feel the education budget is too low and those who feel the Board of Finance's trimmed-down school budget is sufficient continued Tuesday night in front of 234 people in the Brookfield High auditorium. But ...

Mike Huckabee On Education: 7 Things The Presidential Candidate Wants You ...
Mike Huckabee On Education: 7 Things The Presidential Candidate Wants You ...

Does More Education Make People Wealthier?
But it's not so straightforward: There seems to be a limit to the degree to which education can make people richer. As one of the report's authors, William Emmons of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, told Bloomberg Business, education "is ...

Abstinence education still coming up short in Texas
The voter wanted to know, “Why does Texas continue with abstinence education programs, when they don't seem to be working?” The question was well grounded in fact: in the areas of teen pregnancies and teen births, Texas ranked among the worst in the ...

How quickly will states get to zero in funding for higher education?
State funding for higher education historically rises and falls with the economy, but six years out of the 2008 recession the money states set aside for each college student remains 27 percent below what it was before the economy tanked, according to a ...

Here's a budget plan for education to help all Minnesota students
To that end, the Legislature is considering some very different budget proposals for education. At one end of the spectrum, the House GOP would increase education spending by $157 million over the next biennium. Gov. Mark Dayton and House DFLers want ...

AltSchool Promises To Reimagine Education For the 2030s
From Google To Education. Ventilla, AltSchool's founder/CEO, is a tall, broad-shouldered, 35-year-old Yale grad and Yale M.B.A. with no previous education experience, but boundless confidence. He went to work for Google; left to found a high-profile ...

Insufficient Protections at the Department of Education
After all, the U.S. Department of Education is not some private company that chooses whether to lend on an individual basis, or offers shady products with sky-high interest rates. In fact, the Department cannot offer loans to students at a college ...

Education department probing Howell's school budget
The New Jersey Department of Education said it is examining what could be a discrepancy in Howell's current school budget. Recent budget documents show that the district's spending in the 2014-15 school year is about $8.9 million higher than what was ...

Career Education to close all but two schools
Career Education, a Schaumburg-based higher education company, said Wednesday that it will close or sell all of its schools except its two largest, amid a government crackdown on for-profit colleges that leave students with useless degrees and a lot of ...

Parents, education money figure in West Ada trustee candidates' forum
Joki has been involved in a lawsuit against the state over his objection to districts charging student fees to participate in their education. He said the case, which could involve the West Ada School District, is expected to go to trial in August ...

Education, testing to get scrutiny in Legislature today
Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac), the chairman of the Assembly Education Committee, said he also wants to mandate that every district produce an inventory of all tests they currently administer, including details of how long it takes to administer an ...

State education officials ask for cheating investigation
PHOENIX — The state education department wants the Attorney General's Office to investigate possible cheating at seven Arizona schools where officials say some students' answers on standardized tests were erased and changed to the correct answer at a ...

Pence signs bill stripping Ritz of education authority
Measures that shift authority over Indiana's standardized testing and other education policy matters from Democratic state schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz have been signed into law by Republican Gov. Mike Pence. GOP lawmakers pushed through the ...

Senate endorses 'firmer' education strategy
MONTPELIER – A scuffle over Vermont's education system in the Senate on Thursday proved that some senators, at least, had changed their minds since last year's school district debate. "I came before you last year on another bill aimed at this same ...

Congress' Bipartisan NCLB Bill Would Make Education Inequality Worse
Here in the education sector people are quick to identify with the protesters and the issues they raise yet there is an inescapable and uncomfortable dissonance: Attacking inequality is at the forefront of our national conversation, but in American ...

New grad program at UM focuses on early childhood education
As attention has been drawn to the importance of early childhood education at both the state and federal level, a new University of Montana program is set to help advance training for teachers and others in the field. The Department of Curriculum and ...


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