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Blankenship, Oliver attend education forum
Jinny Blankenship and Steve Oliver, representing the Ardmore City Schools Enrichment Foundation, were among the more than 150 education foundation board members, community leaders and educators who recently attended the Fall Forum for Local ...

How This 26-Year-Old Learned the ABCs of Running an Education Franchise
So in 2011 she answered an ad for Tutor Doctor, an in-home education franchise. She met up with franchisee Alexandra Wilcox, and the two clicked immediately. By the end of that meeting, Mulcahy had signed up as a tutor and agreed to do administrative ...

'Hamilton' is saving NYC's education system
The news couldn't come at a better time. The decline of civic education and students' knowledge of US history is alarming. One recent survey found that only 43 percent of the nation's 17-year-olds were able to place the Civil War within the correct 50 ...

Education Notes: Warren Elementary students get free coats
The Pima Area Labor Federation has donated $1,000 to Pima County JTED to support students in career and technical education programs. The money, raised during the foundation's annual Labor Day picnic, will be used for student supplies, uniforms or ...

Group offers workshops focusing on special education topics
A Partners for Education spokeswoman said increased community awareness about special education issues led the group to host a series of upcoming workshops. In an effort, they said, to educate the community on special education topics — the first of ...

Wyoming proposes new model for online education
CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Department of Education is taking steps to improve students' options in K-12 education. The department's Distance Education Task Force is recommending new state distance education models that would provide greater support ...

The Costs of English-Only Education
In 1998, Ron Unz, a Silicon Valley millionaire and former gubernatorial candidate, set out to abolish bilingual education in California. Fueled by an anti-immigrant climate, Unz spearheaded a statewide campaign for Proposition 227, a highly ...

Seattle district seeks to sever ties with Alliance for Education
For 20 years, the Alliance for Education has raised money to benefit Seattle's public schools, investing about a total $150 million that's gone to teacher and principal training, scholarships and support for literacy and other academic initiatives. But ...

Mass. education advocates spar as PARCC vote nears
BOSTON — Education leaders are nearing a crucial decision on a controversial test for all public school students, and advocates on either side of the issue are battling for public opinion. For the past two years, the state's public schools have been ...

EDITORIAL: PARCC more politics than education
The first wave of statewide PARCC results released last week were predictably harsh — and not surprising. They're supposed to be this way. PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) tests and the Common Core education ...

Speaker Ryan's Education Outlook; CTE Reauthorization; Department Publishes ...
Speaker Ryan's Education Outlook; CTE Reauthorization; Department Publishes ...

Walton Foundation's new education investment strategy: Scary or what?
The Walton Foundation is one of the biggest players in the education philanthropy world, having poured some $1.3 billion in K-12 education over the last two decades largely to support charter schools and fuel the “school choice” movement. But ...

Top Baker education official supports changes to education funding formula
Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchell Chester said Monday that he supports calls for the state to spend more money on school health care costs and special education. Chester noted that the costs to provide those ...

House Speaker DeLeo: Changing education funding formula 'is one of the most ...
House Speaker DeLeo: Changing education funding formula 'is one of the most ...

State recommends changes to distance education
CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Department of Education is taking steps to improve students' options in K-12 education. The department's Distance Education Task Force is recommending new state distance education models that would provide greater support ...

What We Lose When We Treat Education Like an Industrial Sector
Is the principal aim of higher education to help us live better, or is it to provide a padded yoke for the workforce so that students may be trained and productively driven down pre-existing vocational rows? The latter, says the industrial model of ...

Our View: 4 lessons from Arizona's education deal
Doug Ducey understood that without a settlement in the education-funding lawsuit, his broader vision of school funding reform could not advance, wrote Republic reporters Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, Mary Jo Pitzl and Alia Beard Rau in their behind-the ...

What's in an education?
What does an adequate public education look like? For some it might include small classroom settings that make students feel like they are more than a number. For others it might mean nurses and counselors on campus to meet the academic, medical and ...

Department of Education orders school to allow boys to use girls' locker rooms ...
Department of Education orders school to allow boys to use girls' locker rooms ...

Education Department to local schools: #GoOpen
The Department of Education wants more educational materials to be freely available and is launching a “#GoOpen” campaign to push for more open licenses. The campaign, announced Oct. 29, comes on the heels of the agency's call for a federal regulation ...

Arts education is making a comeback in metro Phoenix schools
“Really it was our community and parents of our community during public board meetings who voiced their concerns about how important arts education is to our students,” said Katie Francis, communications coordinator for Cartwright District. “They are ...

Education votes provide cliffhangers
A white-knuckle, nail-biting election night brought victory to officials in Howell Public Schools and the Livingston Education Services Agency on Tuesday. A Howell schools technology proposal gained a narrow victory; however, a LESA special-education ...

TFA lecture challenges education status quo
Instead of getting a complete list of steps to fix educational opportunity gaps, students who attended Robyn Fehrman's lecture Tuesday night were introduced to the intrinsic complexities of creating a better educational system. Fehrman, executive ...

Michelle Obama: To improve education, world needs an 'honest conversation ...
Michelle Obama: To improve education, world needs an 'honest conversation ...

Another Commission Will Take On the Future of Higher Education
The "future of higher education" landscape — already ringing with cacophonous predictions from all manner of task forces, books, conferences, and self-styled disruptors — is about to get another. This week the American Academy of Arts and Sciences ...

Afghan education campaigner wins global prize
An Afghan girls' education campaigner has won the annual Wise Prize for achievement in education. Sakena Yacoobi who has worked to rebuild education from the disruption of war, received the prize in the Gulf state of Qatar. Her organisation, Afghan ...

This Former Venture Capitalist Is Trying To Change Education One Town At A Time
Since the film's premiere, Dintersmith has been on a 50-state tour to screen the film and promote its ideas. He has been appearing in front of crowds of students, teachers and education leaders, encouraging them to form local committees that would ...

Kenney, Gym change the education conversation
With the election of Democrats Jim Kenney as mayor and Helen Gym to City Council on Tuesday, there is a new dynamic at City Hall regarding education policy. Kenney has promised to work toward universal preschool and has thrown his support behind ...

Questions remain about Mayor-elect Joe Hogsett's education plans
The question about Mayor-elect Joe Hogsett, who cruised to an easy defeat of Chuck Brewer Tuesday, that people in education in the city want answered is pretty simple: what kind of Democrat will he be? Will Hogsett be a “new” Democrat in the mold of ...

Feeding the 'Hunger for Education'
In August of 2013, I arrived in a small Liberian village deep in the forest near the border with Sierra Leone, where I was sent by the Peace Corps to teach high school. The hunger for education I witnessed there was astounding. My village housed the ...

DoD online voluntary education fair to link troops, schools and counselors
Forty-three colleges and universities will join counselors from each military service for the Defense Department's first-ever online education fair on Nov. 19. The fair is designed to link up troops interested in using voluntary education programs with ...

American Indian educators aim to improve education
A new state law aims to improve American Indian education by increasing the number of educators on an advisory council to the N.C. General Assembly. The law, signed by Gov. Pat McCrory on Oct. 29, added three K-12 educators to the State Advisory ...

Michelle Obama speaks on need for girls' education worldwide
First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the 2015 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) eapcontent.ap.orgFirst Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the 2015 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) held at the convention center in Doha, Qatar, ...

The not-to-be believed letter sent by US Education Department to Ohio
When the U.S. Department of Education last month handed out $157 million in charter school grants, many in the education world couldn't understand the largest award on the list. It went to the Ohio Department of Education — $32.6 million for the first ...

New Panel to Examine Future of Undergraduate Education
A new commission promises to assess the future of undergraduate education based on research and data, rather than the anecdotes and hyperbole that undergird many analyses of higher education these days. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences ...

Virginia Lottery generates small percentage of Commonwealth's education budget
(WSLS 10) – Money for education continues to be a hot topic for families, educators and lawmakers in Virginia. Millions of lottery tickets are sold every year in the Commonwealth. The Virginia Lottery generated more than half a billion dollars for ...

Education officials talk flawed policies
PLATTSBURGH — State officials representing the North Country agree that education policies need a makeover and insist change is in the works. "That's not the place of legislators to be telling educators what they have to teach," Sen. Betty Little told ...

Sesame Street's New Brand of Autism Education
“How come Garrett does not want to talk to me?” Grover, the blue-haired Muppet, asks Garrett's big sister, Angelina. The 4-year-old Garrett and his twin AJ have autism and are more interested in their snacks and Lego bricks than in joining a discussion ...

How To Help Sexual Health Education Improve In Classrooms Across The United ...
How To Help Sexual Health Education Improve In Classrooms Across The United ...

Lawsuit Accuses Brooklyn Charter School of Failing to Provide Special ...
Lawsuit Accuses Brooklyn Charter School of Failing to Provide Special ...

General education gets a makeover at Utah university, combining full year in ...
General education gets a makeover at Utah university, combining full year in ...

Wendy Bradshaw, Florida teacher, resigns, says education system fills her with ...
Wendy Bradshaw, Florida teacher, resigns, says education system fills her with ...

Oregon cuts spending on higher education deeper than every state but one
Oregon slashed per-student spending on higher education more than all but one other state between 2000 and 2014, according to a new national study. Oregon's 51 percent decline, to $4,134 per student, resulted from a combination of funding cuts by the ...

Department of Education Demands Greater Accountability from College Accreditors
Accreditors are not government agencies but play a critical role in higher education: Colleges must get approval from them in order to gain access to the government's massive student aid programs. Accreditation is particularly critical for for-profit ...

How much cheating services cost, and more of the week's education news
In three states, no girls took Advanced Placement computer science exams this year. A housing measure to help San Francisco teachers passes, while another to boost school funding in Mississippi fails. And Colorado's second-largest school district ...

The First Lady's Travel Diary: The World Innovation Summit for Education
Today, I spoke at the World Innovation Summit for Education, a major international conference that brings together about 2,000 people from 120 countries to talk about important issues in education like making sure students have the skills they need for ...

Kaneland Education Association Files Intent to Strike
The general membership of the Kaneland Education Association voted overwhelmingly on Thursday in favor of moving forward with an intent to strike, but a specific strike date has not been set. According to Susan Asksel, the Chief Negotiator for the ...

NAACP requests federal investigation into juvenile justice education
The Maryland chapter of the NAACP is requesting a federal investigation into the state education department's education system amid concerns that young, black males are being denied an equal and adequate education. According to a release from the ...

Survey: Students lack personal finance knowledge, need more education
Reports have found a lack of financial literacy education in high school. Champlain College's Center for Financial Literacy, for example, graded each state for their financial literacy requirements for high school students. The alarming results ...

Policymakers should take heed of higher education innovation
To name a few, when UPS faced a critical workforce shortage, it teamed up with Kentucky state government and local higher education institutions to create Metropolitan College. Now, UPS employees receive regular company benefits plus tuition and book ...


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