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Survey examines higher education backgrounds of leaders worldwide
The study was conducted by the British Council and is being released here at Going Global, the council's annual international education meeting. The survey collected information from 1,709 leaders in 30 countries. Leaders were defined as “those who are ...

ITT faces new scrutiny from Education Department and states in wake of SEC ...
ITT faces new scrutiny from Education Department and states in wake of SEC ...

We need to rework American higher education, so Americans can get back to work
As presidential candidates declare why they seek to be elected in 2016, they are promising jobs, growth, and a better future. With nearly three-quarters of polled Americans fearing the next generation will be worse off than their own, these promises ...

4 Challenges of Pursuing an Online Graduate Degree in Education
In fact, two out of every nine online graduate students are specializing in education, according to a 2014 survey by Aslanian Market Research and The Learning House Inc., which provides custom-built online courses and other services to higher education ...

Udacity's Sebastian Thrun: How Nanodegrees can democratize tech education
Nanodegrees aren't much different than college; the end result of the education is pointing you toward a career. In the case of many Udacity students, it's a second or third career. Launched late last year, Udacity's Nanodgree scheme has a lot going ...

Mexican leader retreats on education reform as teachers rampage
“We regret that with this action, the federal government boycotts the implementation of the education reform,” the groups said in a statement. “We demand that President Enrique Peña Nieto reverse this announcement and not allow education in Mexico to ...

Online education marketplace Udemy raises $65 million for international ...
Online education marketplace Udemy raises $65 million for international ...

Gov. Robert Bentley signs $6 billion education budget into law
"The FY2016 Education Budget is a significant accomplishment and supports many important programs and initiatives that prepare students for success," Bentley stated today. "The best investment we can make as a state is to invest in our students and ...

Agreement over education funding clears way for special session
Mark Dayton agreed to spend $525 million more on education over the next two years. That's about $125 million more than the Legislature initially allocated in its education budget, which Dayton vetoed, but less than the $150 million Dayton insisted on ...

Diana Hess named dean of UW-Madison School of Education
Diana Hess, senior vice president of the Spencer Foundation in Chicago, has been named dean of the School of Education at UW-Madison. Hess, who is also a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the UW, will begin Aug. 1. Hess will ...

Education reform
Alas, less than two years after Mr Christie's refreshing break with his party on education reform, he seems to have had a change of heart. On May 28th he lambasted Common Core for bringing “only confusion and frustration”. Though the programme is still ...

Opinion: Debunking the education myth
Moreover, much of this increase cannot possibly be attributed to education, as workers in 2010 had the advantage of technologies that were 50 years more advanced than those in 1960. Clearly, something other than education is needed to generate ...

Emanuel shakes up Board of Education
With Chicago Public Schools in all sorts of trouble, Mayor Rahm Emanuel today moved to shake up the membership of the Board of Education, naming four members to replace four others who have been through a lot. Meanwhile, CPS got a modest piece of ...

Bill Page, South Carolina education leader, dies
William “Bill” Page, a Greenville businessman who championed local and statewide public education and helped usher integration into Greenville County Schools, died Sunday at age 87. Page helped craft the wide-ranging Education Improvement Act of ...

NH student fighting for education more than a year after concussion
DERRY, N.H. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A mother says a Derry high school is denying her daughter a fair education based on an 18-month-old head injury, and the U.S. Department of Education has now launched a federal civil rights investigation. Student ...

Basketball: Ex-Bear Theo Robertson hopes to complete championship ...
Basketball: Ex-Bear Theo Robertson hopes to complete championship ...

Improving economy brings opportunities for corporate partnerships to higher ...
Improving economy brings opportunities for corporate partnerships to higher ...

Cameron Diaz, Paula Abdul join White House-sponsored arts education program
NEW YORK – Cameron Diaz, Paula Abdul and Macy Gray are joining a White House-sponsored initiative to help struggling schools through arts education. The President's Committee on the Arts and the U.S. Department of Education are announcing the ...

Education bill to close 'loopholes' blocking academies expansion
The education bill published on Wednesday details how council-maintained schools rated as inadequate by Ofsted will have their legal options curtailed or removed, enabling the Department for Education (DfE) to more quickly replace their management and ...

Education in Kenya Suffers at Hands of Shabab Extremists
More than 1,000 teachers from other parts of Kenya have refused to return to teach in areas where they fear terrorist attacks, according to the Kenyan National Union of Teachers, igniting an education crisis in those regions. “Yes, I am concerned,” the ...

Nearly $16 billion education budgets head to Gov. Rick Snyder after drama free ...
Nearly $16 billion education budgets head to Gov. Rick Snyder after drama free ...

Israeli education system lagging behind rest of the world
Israel's education system lags behind those of other countries in expenditure per student, class size in primary education, and achievements in international science and mathematics tests such as the Program for International Student Assessment tests, ...

Why Higher Education Institutions Need CMOs
It's arguable that there is no industry where the marketing function is in a greater state of flux than higher education. Elizabeth Scarborough, CEO and Partner of SimpsonScarborough, a leading research, strategy, and creative services firm used by ...

Jack Johnson, Elton John Help National Music Education Program Expand
Turnaround Arts, a music education program affiliated with the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, has announced the expansion of its program to 54 high-poverty schools across the country. The expansion includes the involvement of many ...

Louisiana's special education grad rate among worst in the U.S.
Louisiana's 37 percent special education graduation rate was also low in absolute terms: Across the country, 62 percent of students with disabilities graduated on time, Education Week reports. In addition, the state's special education students were ...

Glenda Ritz calls education 'catalyst for improvement' in run for governor
It's official: State schools superintendent Glenda Ritz is running for governor. Ritz said education will be her main platform as she announced her candidacy at 11 a.m. today at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, going on the record with her ...

Why Technology Doesn't Improve Education
More technology won't give your kids a better education. By Kentaro Toyama in the Atlantic. 2. Facing desperate drought, one California avocado farmer has doubled outputs with less water. By Lesley McClurg at NPR. 3. Could we reframe gun control as ...

Suburban superintendents decry state budget for public education
Scott Walker and other officials announced a plan to finance a sports arena in Milwaukee, about a dozen area school leaders tried to draw attention to another important economic driver: public education. The superintendents gathered at Range Line ...

The 10 Best- And Worst-Paying Education Jobs
To determine the Best- And Worst-Paying Education Jobs, Forbes consulted the most recent Occupational Employment and Wages data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which reflects May 2014 salary and employment data, and focused on ...

Enemies of the education tax credit bash the rich — but slam the poor
Thursday's Quinnipiac poll shows that voters statewide favor Cuomo's proposed tax credits for non-public education by two to one — rising to three-to-one in the city. They also endorse its support for giving to scholarship funds. A Siena poll shows ...

Education tax plan alone finds approval in survey
Albany. A new Quinnipiac University poll on policy issues signals good and bad news for Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The good news: A majority of voters like the idea of giving out tax credits as part of his Parental Choice in Education Act. The bad news: A ...

AltSchool: The next generation of education?
Friday is graduation day at an unusual K-8 school in California -- and there is only one graduate. He's part of an experiment in San Francisco called AltSchool that could re-define how your kids get an education, reports Ben Tracy. Curiel-Friedman is ...

Ducey: K-12 needs money first, then reform
Doug Ducey's plan to ask voters to infuse more than $2 billion into K-12 education over the next decade was met Thursday with cautious optimism by education groups, state lawmakers and even some of his most strident critics, who say the plan offers a ...

Daphne Koller on the Future of Online Education
“If you put an instructor to sleep 300 years ago and woke him up in a classroom today, he'll say, 'Oh, I know exactly where I am,” says Daphne Koller, co-founder of the online-education company Coursera. The same couldn't be said for agriculture, ...

Donora grad valued education 'family' of thousands
Vrable's journey on the path of education began in 1971 after he received his bachelor of science degree in education from Geneva College in Beaver Falls. He received a master's degree in education administration in 1975 at Kent State University in ...

SF Assemblyman Ting, Education Advocates Call For Curbs On College ...
SF Assemblyman Ting, Education Advocates Call For Curbs On College ...

W.Va. above average on special education graduation rates
Graduation rates for students with disabilities lag nationwide; however, in West Virginia, students with disabilities are graduating at a greater percentage than the national average, according to Diplomas Count 2015: Next Steps-Life After Special ...

Jobs shift for three at education agency
Arkansas Education Commissioner Johnny Key has announced staffing changes at the State Department of Education. Eric Saunders -- the assistant commissioner at the department for fiscal and administrative services since 2014 -- will become assistant ...

Moscow protesters rally against budget cuts in science, education
Over 3,000 protesters have gathered in Moscow to call for science and education reforms in Russia, amid budget cuts and the closure of a leading scientific foundation over a “foreign agent” tag. About 3,500 protesters have gathered at central Moscow's ...

CISD named in complaint for special education force-outs
“Rather than providing these students with the special education and related services to which they are entitled – services which would allow them to stay in school and access their education – their school districts have referred them to court for the ...

Jeff Gordon, Axalta promote STEM education through Penn State paint scheme
The Penn State program at Pocono, which includes a garage tour and panel discussion with Axalta, NASCAR, Pocono Raceway and Hendrick Motorsports executives, is designed to drive awareness of and support STEM (science, technology, education and ...

Sandoval names Vegas exec to State Board of Education
CARSON CITY — Victor Wakefield, executive director of Teach for America in Las Vegas, was appointed Friday to the State Board of Education by Gov. Brian Sandoval. “The State Board of Education will play a critical role in implementing many of the ...

For Vanden senior, education has been a dream fulfilled
Villegas Sanchez's parents didn't have the benefit of a secondary education, thus making it impossible for them to leave a template for her to follow. What they did have, however, was a profound appreciation for education and a strong understanding ...

Nevada leaps forward nationally with education savings accounts
The sweeping education reform agenda passed by Nevada lawmakers and signed by Gov. Brian Sandoval included a groundbreaking school choice provision: nearly universal education savings accounts, or ESAs. Starting next year, parents will be able to ...

Maher Blames 'American Education' for His Failure to Learn Other Languages
I'm speaking my language in your country 'cause I'm a victim of American education. (tepid laughter and applause from audience). It's amazing that not only can they all speak perfect English, I mean, I did shows in Amsterdam, I did them in Oslo, I did ...

30 people held pro-education rally at Market House Saturday
As Sorce spoke at a pro-education rally by Aim Higher Now, many of the 30 people who had gathered at the Market House in downtown Fayetteville nodded in agreement. Most were teachers or former educators, and were chafing at long-term cuts in the ...

West Haven student to serve on state Board of Education
For a few months now, in addition to her studies, theater, band practice and all the other things a 17-year-old high school student does, Beyl has been one of the three student representatives on the West Haven Board of Education, serving alongside ...

Reports put a spotlight on Pennsylvania's education equity
The state last week sent its plan for “ensuring equitable access to excellent teachers for all students” to the U.S. Department of Education. The Education Law Center in Newark, N.J., which advocates for equal education opportunity, and The Leadership ...

City grapples with rising special education costs
"The amount of students coming in with special education needs is a good percentage (of our population)," said Superintendent James Scully, who estimates about 21 percent of the city's student population require special education services. "We got an ...

Mexico to restate support for education reform: sources
MEXICO CITY Mexico's government will in the coming days reaffirm its commitment to carrying out a key part of its education reform which was suspended in the run-up to elections on Sunday, officials familiar with the matter said. President Enrique Pena ...


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