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Education News 08/2015



Bennet Optimistic After Senate Passes His Education Bill
Sen. Michael Bennet was the lead sponsor. He's the former superintendent of Denver Public Schools, and he has been fighting for education reform since he went to Washington seven years ago. “I wondered why everybody in Washington was so mean to our ...

Education Department Opens Investigation Of Grinnell College, But Not Because ...
Education Department Opens Investigation Of Grinnell College, But Not Because ...

Alaska education board strengthens student teaching regulations
“This proposal is a very serious concern for us in the UAF School of Education because we place many student teachers/interns in small rural districts where the best mentor teacher is not always a teacher who is tenured in Alaska,” Barnhardt said in ...

City schools embark on 'customizing' education
Said Boykins-Everett, “Through this partnership, Scott Elementary and the Thomasville Center for the Arts will work with Artsnow, a consulting firm that helps schools integrate fine arts education into every classroom. The system believes this fine ...

School leaders ready for education overhaul
No Child Left Behind Act: President George W. Bush signed this bill into law in 2002, reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. It requires annual standardized testing and demands that schools make adequate yearly progress. Schools that ...

A new beginning for education at Isleta Pueblo
ISLETA PUEBLO – The upcoming school year at Isleta Elementary School marks a new era for education for the American Indian tribe, one where students will get regular instruction on their native Tiwa culture and language, officials said Saturday. Tribal ...

The Global Search for Education: 7 Teachers 7 Continents #EdChat on #EdTech
It is bringing everyone closer together and is allowing education to evolve on digital platforms. Knowledge sharing is key. Social networking sites (such as Twitter) are also hubs for teachers to share, advise and innovate. Live webinars and free ...

Education is key to closing opportunity gap
The next generation of Detroiters will need the skills and knowledge that can only be afforded through quality education. The real measure of our success is the ability to leverage the city's tremendous opportunity for economic growth into personal ...

Anti-Public School Evangelicals Now Control Alabama and Texas Education Boards
Regardless Brown's record of religious bias against the public education system, and against the advice of his staff and state education leaders, Governor Bentley appointed the unqualified, inexperienced, openly hostile 28-year-old in charge of public ...

Japan Rethinks Higher Education in Skills Push
All 86 of the country's national-level public universities were required by the education ministry to submit restructuring plans by the end of June, and they were told that government funding, upon which they depend, would be allocated according to ...

Time to turn education around. Voters say so
In a recent survey commissioned by Stand for Children Arizona, we found 36 percent of likely voters name education as their top concern, compared to 26 percent concerned with immigration and border issues and 14 percent concerned with jobs and the ...

African business schools are adding anti-corruption education to their programs
Corruption touches our lives every day. It happens across the private sector as well as the public service in the realms of housing, education, health and agriculture. Its influence reaches dangerously further, too: it directly threatens sustainable ...

20th anniversary of arts-based education program celebrated
DURHAM, N.C. — Teachers, artists and others are gathering in Durham to celebrate the 20th anniversary of an arts-based education program. They'll meet Monday through Wednesday to mark the longevity and success of the A+ Schools Program, which ...

In Higher Education, Quality Pays
For several years, I have argued that higher education is an increasingly risky investment. That is certainly true – a large number of students do not graduate, or take a long time (five or six years) to do so. Others end up being underemployed, taking ...

Kelleher quits Bridgeport BOE
“I will begin the 2015-16 school year contributing to a new and growing special education program in New Hampshire. It is bittersweet to leave Bridgeport and the work underway with this (school board), Kelleher said Monday. In her letter, Kelleher said ...

Yes, prisoners need college education. But they need to get their GEDs first
Many progressive groups assume that we must prioritize making college education accessible to prisoners if we are to reduce recidivism. That is why Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Friday that President Obama will temporarily lift the ban on ...

Bennett on billion shekel education cut: Not on my watch
In an interview with NRG on Monday, Bennett explained that a budget cut of this proportion would harm many aspects of education, and “there are no miracles, so usually you go to the first thing that hasn't happened yet, not what is already established ...

State settles with education testing vendor
Officials with the Minnesota Department of Education announced that Pearson, its testing contractor, will credit the department $1 million in fees and provide up to $4.69 million worth of additional services and support for districts and schools at no ...

State school board members want investigation of education department
Calling state Superintendent Richard A. Ross “a prime suspect” in the faulty evaluations of sponsors of failing charter schools, several members of the State Board of Education asked on Monday for an independent investigation of the Department of ...

Barnes and Noble Education Spins Off, Looks for Growth in Digital Textbooks ...
Barnes and Noble Education Spins Off, Looks for Growth in Digital Textbooks ...

Would Chinese-style education work on British kids?
The Chinese education system - with its long school days and tough discipline - tops global league tables. But how did British pupils cope when five Chinese teachers took over part of their Hampshire school? For the BBC documentary Are Our Kids Tough ...

Community Members Talk About Race and Education
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Columbia community members got together to talk about race and education Monday night. The event was hosted by the Columbia Community Relations Council and was set at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. It was the ...

State Looks to Revamp Science Education
TWIN FALLS • The Idaho Department of Education wants to revamp science standards to emphasize problem solving and hands-on work. If approved, changes could take effect during the 2016-17 school year. Idaho's public schools started using Common ...

10 named to panel to review Tenn. K-12 education standards
Haslam appointed Sharen Cypress, dean of education at Freed-Hardeman University; Tracy Franklin, principal at Steekee Elementary School in Loudon; Amy Gullion, instructional coach at Smyrna Elementary School; and Doug Hungate, academic director at ...

Jim Gilmore On Education: 6 Things The Presidential Candidate Wants You To Know
Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore became the 17th candidate for the Republican presidential nomination with his on-line announcement last week. He made no mention of education issues during his launch, but he has come out against Common Core ...

Millsap principal experiences lessons in education and history at Harvard
When the chance to further her students' education – and to see one of the nation's most historic cities – presented itself, Cathy Bradshaw raised her hand. The Millsap Elementary School principal is one of only 50 from across the state to be chosen to ...

Judges pick top 11 school staffers for 2015 Hometown Heroes in Education awards
Choosing the city's top unsung educational heroes is no easy task — but they got it done. A panel of judges met Tuesday to select 11 top school staffers for the 2015 Hometown Heroes in Education awards. The winners, selected from a pool of 20 ...

Education Insider: Where did 'Atlantic' get tale of misbehaving kids on ...
Education Insider: Where did 'Atlantic' get tale of misbehaving kids on ...

California colleges will join Pell grant project, launch education programs at ...
California colleges will join Pell grant project, launch education programs at ...

Money from education to general fund?
Legislators are now considering taking money from the education trust fund to fill a gap in the general trust fund. Senate Bill 30 would transfer $225 million from the education trust fund to the general fund. Some senators claim moving the "use tax ...

BBC Doc on Rigorous Chinese Education System Sparks Online Debate
A BBC documentary called Are our kids tough enough?, featuring five teachers from China using strict Chinese teaching methods in a U.K. high school, has prompted an online debate over which style of education is the best. In the documentary, which ...

On the failure of the national education system
A total of 784,950 students got placements for the 823,739 spots in higher education institutions and198,140 candidates preferred distance education programs. As a result, 18,700 spots in undergraduate programs and 20,019 in two-year degree programs ...

Lipscomb University education initiative gets $750K grant
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A leadership education initiative at Lipscomb University has received a $750,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Cathy Cate is the executive director of Leadership Tennessee. She says the grant provides ...

Elizabeth Warren wants the Education Dept.'s 'flawed' review of student loan ...
Elizabeth Warren wants the Education Dept.'s 'flawed' review of student loan ...

CareSouth Carolina earns diabetes education accreditation
HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- CareSouth Carolina Inc. was recently named an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), a national accredited organization certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ...

State board hires temp education commissioner
With less than four weeks to go before state Education Commissioner Terry Holliday retires, the Kentucky Board of Education has named Kevin Brown to be the interim commissioner as the board continues to search for a permanent replacement. Brown, an ...

Longtime NewsHour education correspondent John Merrow retires
For the past 41 years I have been covering public education mostly here in the USA but also in China, Hong Kong, France and Spain. I began at NPR in 1974 (when it was still known as National Public Radio), and I've reported for “The MacNeil/Lehrer ...

Camden School District asks for public's input on education priorities
He asked the crowd of more than 40 about the main points laid out in the Camden Commitment -- safety, school building infrastructure, student support and education, communication with parents, and the administration. He wanted to know if the district ...

Education Minister frees the sardines, announces maximum class size of 34
After months of promising to deal with overcrowding in elementary school classrooms in the face of protests, strikes, and threats to delay the opening of the school year, the "Small Class Reform" was announced by Education Minister Naftali Bennett at a ...

Preview the GOP Presidential Debate: What to Expect on Education
Donald Trump: Trump doesn't have a long record on education, though he did run his namesake and now-shuttered for-profit college, Trump University. If he says anything at all about education other than the common core, expect him to stick to general ...

Education Bill in Limbo As Congress Goes Home
The Senate on July 16 passed its version (Every Child Achieves Act of 2015) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization by an overwhelming bipartisan majority. The Republican-led House narrowly passed its version (Student Success ...

With Pell grants, some inmates may pursue a college education
Some prisoners will soon be able to get federal money to get a college education. Under an experimental program, a limited number of inmates could begin receiving Pell grants by 2016, reported The Washington Post's Nick Anderson. The Second Chance ...

Blue Sky unveils database of professional-education classes
Throughout the month, we'll emphasize education topics and trends in business, entrepreneurship and technology as we approach fall and the beginning of another school year for kids and adults. Our coverage will include a special MBA guide; classroom ...

Education board moves toward new standardized test
(File Photo) New Cedar Rapids Community School District superintendent and former Iowa Department of Education director Dr. Brad Buck (second from right) shares a light moment as he meets with members of his top administration staff including his ...

Conference highlights state of education in Indiana
J.T. Coopman, Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents executive director, and Denny Costerison, Indiana Association of School Business Officials, provided an update of issues in public education at a conference sponsored by the Northwest ...

ONE plus One equals need for a cheat sheet on education causes
The education advocacy scene changes fast. I missed a few beats while covering health care for a year, but I think most of us need a cheat sheet to keep up. So here's a quick roundup of new groups and causes I've come across. Who and what do I need to ...

LETTER: 21st century education: 'Downfall of America'
I am responding to the open letter to state Sen. Scott Wagner, who was blamed for politics invading the classroom and deteriorating quality education. Unfortunately, it is the result of mandates from the federal government. The computer diagnostic ...

YOUR PRACTICE-Advisers boost cyber security education
But the firm, like many others, is beefing up cyber security education for employees. It is also boosting client outreach in the face of rampant identify theft, which the Federal Bureau of Investigation notes is the fastest growing crime in the United ...

Wardynski urges taxpayers to protect education money, tell Legislature to ...
Wardynski urges taxpayers to protect education money, tell Legislature to ...

Anyone notice education got short shrift in GOP debate. Why?
The Department of Education, like every federal agency, will never be satisfied. They will not stop with it being a suggestion. They will turn it into a mandate. In fact, what they will begin to say to local communities is, you will not get federal ...


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