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Sony Global Education Partners with Edmodo, the World's Leading Global ...
Sony Global Education Partners with Edmodo, the World's Leading Global ...

Hispanic Evangelicals Coast-to-Coast Share Single Focus On Education Sunday ...
Hispanic Evangelicals Coast-to-Coast Share Single Focus On Education Sunday ...

5 must-do's at Oregon Zoo's new education center, opening in 2017
A little-used patch of pavement at the Oregon Zoo has begun its transition into the next major upgrade at the zoo campus. Two years from now, this spot will house an education center designed to get the public more involved in the zoo's conservation ...

Grijalva encourages equal access to education
Among those in the audience was Ruben Romero, a college readiness coordinator at Pueblo High School, who said the disparities of accessing education between well-to-do students and those who come from poor backgrounds are apparent in something ...

Education Bills Await Action in DC
When members of congress return from their five-week vacation soon they will have a lot on their agenda and that includes a pile of bills on education. They are bills that the president is willing to sign. Students are back in school and congress is ...

Gov. McAuliffe talks education with local students
Terry McAuliffe sat down with students from the city of Roanoke and surrounding counties to talk education. The Governor is looking for the best ways to spend state dollars. So he's looking for advice from kids across the state. McAuliffe and the ...

Sexual health education deserves a place in orientation programming
The Texas public school system takes responsibility for students' education from the age of five until they graduate college. However, at no point is there a requirement for practical sexual education, creating vastly different levels of knowledge by ...

The misuse of research to support deregulation and privatization of teacher ...
The misuse of research to support deregulation and privatization of teacher ...

Top senator says Georgia Lottery could give more to education by cutting costs
Hill notes that under the state's lottery law, as close as possible to 35 percent of ticket sales must be returned to state education programs (the lottery hasn't been close to that figure for many years). An additional 45 percent must go to prizes ...

We did it ourselves: The open organization in education
Teaching, on the other hand, is a far more complex operation that requires the ability to monitor the education of a room full of children each with different needs and learning modalities. A teacher needs to differentiate instruction for each of their ...

MEDIA ADVISORY: BMO Capital Markets Hosts 15th Annual Back to School Education ...
MEDIA ADVISORY: BMO Capital Markets Hosts 15th Annual Back to School Education ...

13 million children denied education by Mideast wars: UN
In a report on the impact of conflict on education in six countries and territories across the region, the United Nation's children fund UNICEF said more than 8,850 schools were no longer usable due to violence. It detailed cases of students and ...

The new face of Democrats who support education reform
Shavar Jeffries, an attorney who lost his bid to be mayor of Newark, N.J., is the new president of Democrats for Education Reform, the Los Angeles Times has learned. Jeffries is black. His appointment comes as the self-titled education reform movement ...

Auditor: New Mexico had $100M special education shortfall
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico saw a shortfall of more than $100 million in special education funding for three years, and that shortfall put the state at risk of losing important federal funding, the New Mexico State Auditor's office announced ...

Biden Talks Education; Miami Audience Listens For Clues To Presidential Bid
Vice President Joe Biden is mulling a run for the White House. He made an education speech in Miami on Wednesday, but made no mention of politics or his deliberations. More From Politics. A woman looks on at the U.S. Capitol in 2013 after the last ...

India's obsession with English is depriving many children of a real education
“In this right all the citizen of the India have right to education and all the child who are under 14 year have right to free education. No one can exploide any child to do/ to be a labour. Child labour is punishable offence and it is much similar to ...

Parents sue N.J. Education Department over graduation requirements
TRENTON — A group of New Jersey parents is suing New Jersey's Department of Education over the use of new state exams and SAT and ACT tests to determine whether students meet graduation requirements. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday by the ...

Students ask Education Department to discharge college debt
The figure represents an unprecedented spike in what's called a "borrower's defense" claim following the collapse of Corinthian Colleges, a for-profit college chain that had become a symbol of fraud in the world of higher education. Under higher ...

Two finalists for Kentucky Education Commissioner are strong leaders ...
Two finalists for Kentucky Education Commissioner are strong leaders ...

Renowned Stanford professor launches new education think tank
Renowned Stanford education professor Linda Darling-Hammond is launching a new think tank aimed at shaping education policies nationwide. With offices in Palo Alto, Calif., and Washington, the new Learning Policy Institute will seek to link research ...

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer and Her Parental Leave Are an Education Issue
Education reform leaders increasingly recognize that closing achievement gaps for low-income and minority students will require both radical improvements in public schools and earlier efforts to prevent children from falling behind in the first place ...

Joint education conference focuses on improving long-term student outcomes
CEDAR CITY — Professional learning for teachers, a combined statewide plan for public and higher education, and an education system based more on student ability than seat time could be topics of new legislation and policy for Utah during the coming ...

Facebook Takes a Step Into Education Software
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook, which transformed communication with its social networking service, now wants to make a similar impact on education. The Silicon Valley company announced on Thursday that it was working with a local charter school ...

New York Teacher Suing Education Department Sees More Swings in Job Review
A spokesman for the state Education Department declined to comment because of Dr. Lederman's lawsuit, filed in state Supreme Court in Albany. In the past, a lawyer for the department defended the use of growth scores, saying the model was developed ...

Kasich backs education chief
John Kasich said Thursday his education chief still has his “complete and total” support, and he believes a fired state employee acted alone in scrubbing charter-school scores from evaluations of their sponsors. Soon after Mr. Kasich's comments, the ...

Education Sunday: Worshiping the Lord With Our Minds
I am the mom of two young daughters, and education is rarely far from my mind. I'm a product of both public and private school. My mom homeschooled my brothers, and my husband and I are a founding family for a public charter school. It is no secret ...

Faced With Past Mistakes in Education, It's Time for the World to Get It Right
In 1999, in Burundi, a girl of primary-school age had just over a one in three chance of attending school; once in school, she had a 50 percent chance of completing primary education. By 2012, a girl of the same age in Burundi was almost certain to be ...

Localized Innovation in Laos, Guatemala and Ghana Shows Us What Quality ...
Localized Innovation in Laos, Guatemala and Ghana Shows Us What Quality ...

School backers press for special legislative session on education funding
PHOENIX — Education advocates on Thursday urged Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to call the Legislature into a special session to settle a school funding lawsuit. The action came amid growing signs that majority Republicans in the House and Senate may ...

Preschool And Privilege: When Early Education Hinges On Parental Flexibility
My daughter starts full-time preschool next week, and we are all prepared. Her California grandma sent her a new backpack festooned with flowers and embroidered with her name. We bought sunflower-seed butter for her school lunches, because peanut ...

The US Department of Education Is Working On A Plan To Provide Student Debt ...
The US Department of Education Is Working On A Plan To Provide Student Debt ...

New education think tank wants research to drive US policy
The United States conducts more education research than any other country. But that output hasn't translated into a world-class education system. Now, a prominent academic has formed a California-based think tank with the goal of improving that sorry ...

Education giant McGraw-Hill is planning a $100 million IPO
The company reported $1.86 billion in revenue in 2014, and said 38 percent of revenue from its U.S. higher education business, its largest, came from digital materials. That's up from 15 percent in 2010. Digital revenue accounted for only 21 percent of ...

Federal education grant results mixed
North Carolina's high school graduation rate increased more than 9 percentage points since the state won a $400 million federal education grant in 2010, and the gap between white and minority students earning diplomas narrowed from nearly 14 ...

Pruitt 'likely' next Ky. education chief
The Kentucky Board of Education has announced that Stephen Pruitt, an executive with Achieve Inc., will "likely" be the state's next education commissioner after the other finalist withdrew from consideration Friday afternoon. The decision on the next ...

Roanoke motorcycle group raising money for education center
"A lot of times they need that, even though they're getting it at home, or they may not get enough at home as far as education and communication skills," Nubian Kruzers member Shara Terry said. "Just to prepare them for a school where they're going to ...

Attorney general backs state board on education rules
INDIANAPOLIS – Attorney General Greg Zoeller's office has sided with the State Board of Education in two disputes involving the A-F school accountability law. Chief Deputy Attorney General Matt Light sent an email to the State Board and Department of ...

Getting on board with STEM education
To help fill what business leaders see as a growing availability and need of STEM jobs now and in the near future, local school districts have altered or expanded their curricula for science, technology, engineering and mathematics offerings in recent ...

Wendy Lecker: 'Education is not the great equalizer'
They do not want us to remember that the SBAC has not been externally validated and therefore, according to the Vermont State Board of Education, does “not support valid and reliable inferences about student performance.” They hope we forget that the ...

School but no students: Private education at crossroads
Heather Cameron shows up to work every day and sits in a silent school, alone, hopeful today will be different than the last. But no students show. Pristine children's books fill the shelves. Colorful posters cover the walls, perfectly level and ...

'Constitutionally adequate' education isn't good enough
The belief that no child's education should be dependent on the property wealth of the district they live in has long been upheld. But other "truths" are crosswise with that belief. For example, families believe that better (i.e., wealthier ...

Grade inflation suspected for Pa. state-owned universities' education majors
But officials with Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, overseer of the state-owned universities, dispute the notion. They say it's the higher minimum grade-point averages required to enter and graduate from education programs that account ...

LETTERS: Public education wastes money on bureaucracy
I read with interest Sylvia Lazos' commentary on Education Savings Accounts ("Education Savings Accounts imperil public education," Tuesday Review-Journal). It is obvious Ms. Lazos did not do her homework or was afraid to share how successful ESA ...

NEIL MCCLUSKEY: Why Scott Walker's education plans will work for America
WASHINGTON—Shallow thinking makes it easy to conclude that someone who cuts spending on schools or resists the demands of teachers unions and professors must be "anti-education." This may be the case for some who have contemplated Wisconsin ...

It doesn't take a consultant to see where education dollars are wasted
So here's the good news: The state bureaucracy that oversees our colleges and universities — the Nevada System of Higher Education — is about to launch some cost-cutting measures at its headquarters. The news came from Rick Trachok, chairman of the ...

Prosser teachers reach tentative contract agreement
PROSSER — The Prosser School District and Prosser Education Association reached tentative agreement on a new contract late Friday night, union leaders announced Saturday. Prosser teachers still must ratify the agreement, and are expected to meet at 4 ...

Pittman: Don't rob education to fix Alabama's general fund
Trip Pittman, a Republican from Montrose who represents Baldwin County and chairs the Alabama senate's Finance and Taxation Education Committee. In the special session that starts on Tuesday, Governor Bentley and the legislature will continue to work ...

Ward Heneveld: 'Plain-language' outcomes for Vermont education
Editor's note: This commentary is by Ward Heneveld, Ed.D., who is retired in Enosburgh after a career in education as a teacher, administrator, planner and program officer in Vermont, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Pakistan and throughout Africa where he ...

Education Notebook: Bibb County School District celebrates building dedications
The Bibb County school district will hold dedication programs for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School and Burghard Opportunity Program, which opened this school year. Principal Shandra Yarbrough will lead the MLK school dedication and ...

Morris Rotary on education efforts
I would like to highlight our efforts toward recognizing those in education. The Morris Rotary Club gives a dictionary to every third-grader in Morris. We encourage sixth- and seventh-graders to compete in the Rotary “Four Way Test” essay contest. The ...


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