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Rising Tide, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love Technical Education
According to U.S. Department of Education Data, the number of bachelor's degrees awarded on a yearly basis more than doubled between 1970 and 2012. For higher-level credentials the increase was more dramatic: The quantity of masters and doctoral ...

The Outgoing Education Secretary Reunites With A Former Student
As he prepares to leave office this month, Education Secretary Arne Duncan reunited with a former student as part of a StoryCorps interview project. More than 25 years ago — when he was working at the Chicago Public Schools — Duncan took part in a ...

What Mexico Gets Right About Adult Ed.
But the 130 residents of this small, southern Mexican pueblo who attend literacy and adult education classes in the town's plaza two or three times a week aren't deterred by those conditions, or by the hour-and-a-half hike many of them take through ...

Senate Democrats Slam Obama Education Chief's 'Absurd' Logic
A trio of Senate Democrats on Monday sharply rebuked outgoing Education Secretary Arne Duncan for comments in which he downplayed alleged wrongdoing committed by Education Management Corp., the for-profit college chain state and federal ...

Education agenda focused on goals and funding
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is almost three years into its goal of becoming a top-10 state in reading and math, boosting its high school graduation rate, and having 66 percent of its workforce with a postsecondary education by the year 2020. With only four ...

Portland Public Schools to pay family $75000 to settle special education claim
Portland Public Schools will pay a student's family about $75,000 in accordance with a mediation agreement. The board approved the settlement without discussion during its Dec. 1 meeting. The agreement is to "settle special education claims" in regards ...

Working group subcommittees share housing, procurement, education ...
Working group subcommittees share housing, procurement, education ...

Education Insider: Columbus superintendent Good hasn't applied for state job ...
Education Insider: Columbus superintendent Good hasn't applied for state job ...

Watchdog alleges privacy violations by Google's education service
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit privacy organization, said in a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission that the service known as Google Apps for Education violates a pledge that Google signed in January.The legally binding Student ...

Nigeria's Education Crisis: Boko Haram Targeting Schools, Teachers, Students ...
Nigeria's Education Crisis: Boko Haram Targeting Schools, Teachers, Students ...

Tennessee budget education hearings take place Wednesday
Tennessee education budget hearings will take place Wednesday morning at 9:45 a.m. in advance of the upcoming financial year. MOBILE USERS: Follow Tennessean reporter Jason Gonzales' coverage of the education budget hearings. The hearing is one ...

House Set To Vote On Education Overhaul
After a long stalemate, a bipartisan team of congressional negotiators has agreed to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The law, currently known as No Child Left Behind, sends roughly $14 billion a year to schools that serve mostly ...

Education Plus Charter votes to disband, affecting 540 students
One week after Education Plus Academy Cyber School laid off its entire staff, the board voted late Wednesday afternoon to cease operations Friday and surrender its charter. "We, the board and the management of Education Plus - we just want to tell you ...

House Restores Local Education Control in Revising No Child Left Behind
No Child Left Behind, which had strong bipartisan backing when it passed in 2001, was the signature education initiative of George W. Bush, who said the failure of public schools to teach poor students and minorities reflected the “soft bigotry of low ...

Bill passed to make Common Core optional, support pre-K education
The Every Student Succeeds Act 2015, the bill that was passed today, authorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act for four years. It removes a significant amount of so-called “overly-intrusive” federal oversight and reserves most authority for ...

A good education is important to achieving the American Dream
But over the last several decades, it has become clear that achieving the American Dream now takes both hard work and good education—good enough to command a job that pays a non-poverty wage. The education level of adult heads of households has ...

The Politics of Math Education
Over the years, critics of math education in this country have cycled through a set of familiar culprits, blaming inadequate teacher training, lackluster student motivation and faulty curricular design. Today's debates over the Common Core mathematical ...

2016 Immigration Debate Is Really About Education
After a few rounds of debates, a few flutters of gaffe and scandal, it's increasingly clear that the 2016 election is going to be driven, like many presidential contests before it, by the anxieties of the U.S. middle class. Or, to be more precise, it's ...

New York Education Task Force Report Expected This Month
Attempts to overhaul education in New York face a big test. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's task force on academic standards and testing expects to hand in its much anticipated report this month, amid a continuing push by teachers unions to end the use of student ...

Bilingual education in the South: Confronting the challenges
Tarrant High School junior Angelina Baltazar (left), her mother Maria Baltazar, and ESL teacher Anne Pace. The Baltazars are from Guatemala, but Maria's first language was not Spanish - it was an isolated Mayan language from western Guatemala and ...

Education Grawemeyer winners focus on poverty
There's a belief that is almost central to the core of American identity: that, given a good education and doggedness, everyone can pull themselves up by their bootstraps. But education holds far less weight in determining a child's fate than does the ...

Making quality education accessible to children with disabilities
Education is still largely an unfulfilled dream for 250 million children who have been to school but cannot read or write. As the world begins to tackle this massive learning crisis, getting children with disabilities and other disadvantages into ...

Education 101: Google Chromebooks Multiply in US Classrooms
Google, Microsoft and Apple have been competing for years in the very lucrative education technology market. For the first time, Google has taken a huge lead over its rivals. Chromebooks now make up more than half of all devices in U.S. classrooms, up ...

House passes new ESSA education bill
The new education bill passed by Washington lawmakers would give states more control over schools. The House just passed the bill with the final vote of 359-64. The legislation is now headed to the Senate, where it could come up for a vote as early as ...

Singapore's market-based education experiment
In the seemingly endless, invariably unfocused dialogue about what is wrong with higher education in the United States, the word “skills” is sure to come up often. The complaints should be familiar to all by now: Our young people are not getting the ...

The New 'Education Segregation' Hurting the US
Nevertheless, that was the focus of the discussion my friend had with Trey Moore, a Technology, Engineering and Design Education teacher at New Hanover High School in Wilmington, N.C., a large urban school with some 1,700 students whose alumni ...

Bringing synthetic biology education to life
The program, he adds, also gave him a “fantastic boost” in his college research: “The knowledge and skills I gained have stayed with me and been immensely useful in my education and internships since, and I'm sure will continue to aid me throughout my ...

This season, give the gift of education
The gift of education fits seamlessly in this notion of collaboration. In and of itself, education is one of the greatest catalysts for success in life. It comes, though, by the benevolence of others and by the determination of the participants and is ...

Ada Christian School investing $1M in outdoor education program
Ada Christian School has set aside $1 million to begin fully integrating an outdoor education program beginning in the fall of 2016. The school, which serves approximately 550 students in preschool through eighth grade, plans to implement a program ...

Bilingual education: The cost of doing nothing
Margarita Pinkos, a longtime bilingual educator and former Director of the US Department of Education's Office of English Language Acquisition, starts with a practical example. “Let's say that you are IBM, and you're going to send one of your ...

Hal Heiner appointed education secretary
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Gov.-elect Matt Bevin on Friday named former political adversary Hal Heiner as secretary of his Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Heiner, a former member of Louisville Metro Council and longtime advocate for charter ...

Community-supported models for girls' education in diverse contexts in ...
Community-supported models for girls' education in diverse contexts in ...

Marco Rubio wants to expand for-profit schools' role in higher education
WASHINGTON — On the presidential campaign trail, Marco Rubio likes to poke fun at a higher education system that he says churns out droves of liberal arts majors saddled with student loan debt and dim job prospects. The Florida senator and Republican ...

Awarding Grants for Prison Education
The U.S. Department of Education recently announced the awarding of a $1 million grant to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to support programs designed to assist inmates with education and job training. The Improved Education Reentry Award ...

Board member Charlie Hannah stays focused on technical education in Richmond ...
Board member Charlie Hannah stays focused on technical education in Richmond ...

US Dept. of Education leader to join Raimondo's staff
Richard Culatta, a Rhode Island native who is currently the Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education, confirmed to NBC 10 that he is coming back to the Ocean State to work with Raimondo on the state's ...

Parents say Penns Valley Area School District violated education law
Hearing Officer William Culleton found the district did not provide Benjamin Benfer services reasonably calculated to provide a meaningful education benefit during the 2005-06 and 2006-07 school years and from the first day of school through Sept. 25 ...

Group will advocate to protect state's education budget
The Alabama Unites for Education coalition launched Friday to protect the state's education budget. The Tuscaloosa News reports ( (link) 1LTbf1x) that the group includes the leadership of the UA System, the Alabama Community College System, and ...

Bob Goodlatte: House acts on K-12 education reform
I've had the opportunity to meet many educators in schools throughout the Sixth District who work hard each day to provide their students with the best education possible. Teachers have an invaluable impact on our children, and the ability of educators ...

Oregon Legislature fails to make education a priority (OPINION)
Oregonians don't understand how their elected officials consistently fail to do one simple thing: fully fund K-12 education, instead turning to tax hikes to fill the self-imposed gap. The Democrats vote for insufficient school budgets and then scratch ...

Summit on Education to focus on implementing new policies
A little more than six months after Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a dizzying list of education reforms into law, policymakers and education leaders will meet Monday to consider what's next for the Silver State. Panelists and speakers from public and ...

Education commissioner deserves cabinet status
Florida's commissioner of education is an appointed position but hasn't always been that way. If a couple of Republican legislators have their way, the voters may get a chance to change that -- again. State Rep. Debbie Mayfield, R-Vero Beach, and state ...

Leading rabbi: Higher education for women more damaging than the Holocaust
Last week, the Councils of Torah Sages for both Ashkenazi haredi political movements, Degel Hatorah and Agudat Yisrael, said they would cease cooperating with the Education Ministry until it stopped what they called its “interference” in the operation ...

Parents: De Blasio's breakfast program robs kids of education
The parents are asking the Department of Education to let schools choose the heartier, hot breakfasts the cafeteria used to dish out before the school day started. Under the $92 million-a-year program, which the DOE is rolling out in elementary schools ...

A commitment to make higher education a priority again: Editorial
The last increase in state funding for higher education came in 2008, which was Gov. Bobby Jindal's first year in office. By December of that year, though, cuts had started. They have continued every year. By 2013-14, Louisiana came in last among 16 ...

Rick Haglund: Prosperity in Michigan relies on advanced education jobs
"Middle-skills" jobs — those requiring education and training beyond high school, but less than a four-year degree — are said to be in high demand by employers. But a new statewide survey of Michigan businesses paints a different picture of the ...

State lawmakers struggle with 'paramount duty' of funding education
The levy money, which comes from local taxpayers, was meant to be used only for extra programming, such as new band uniforms or an outdoor field trip, not to fund basic education, such as teacher salaries. Over the years, as the state gradually sent ...

Studies Show MSIs Best Value in Higher Education
PRINCETON ― When it comes to the best return on investment regarding a college education, minority-serving institutions (MSIs) across the United States continue to lead the way. That was the sentiment among dozens of MSI college presidents, professors ...

A market-based education experiment
Leaving aside for the moment the question of whether a well-rounded, all-American education in humanities, natural sciences and social sciences helps develop those more sophisticated talents — I happen to think it can, and often does remarkably well ...

"Inclusive Schools Week" Celebrates Progress Made in Education in Giving All ...
"Inclusive Schools Week" Celebrates Progress Made in Education in Giving All ...


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