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Education News 04/2016



Boater education class on Saturday
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 62 and the Oregon State Marine Board will teach a boater education class this Saturday. The class is mandatory for a boater to receive a boater education card. The class will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the ...

Willie Rennie makes education funding pledge
The Scottish Liberal Democrat leader has pledged that education funding would rise every year if his party forms the next Scottish government. Willie Rennie wants to increase income tax rates by 1p in order to raise £2.5bn for nurseries and colleges ...

Student data privacy and education research must be balanced
Last week, the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing on data privacy protections for students. At issue is whether and how Congress will update the decades-old Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, commonly known as ...

US election snapshot: Who is talking about education?
"As a parent I would have assumed that their education was going to be better, but that's not the case. And my education happened here, in the same neighbourhood, and before all those initiatives designed to improve education - before the charter ...

Education Savings Accounts for Children Attending Bureau of Indian Education Schools: A Promising Step Forward
Funding for Bureau of Indian Education Schools is unique among K–12 education financing because it is almost entirely federal. BIE schools are directly federally funded through a combination of Department of Interior, Department of Education, and ...

Endowments as engines of education
The United States' global pre-eminence in higher education is based, in part, on a time-honored partnership with the federal government, including an exemption in the tax code that supports teaching and research, officials from Harvard University ...

House Speaker pledge: No more than 5 percent cut to education
OKLAHOMA CITY - Thursday, the Oklahoma Speaker of the House, Jeff Hickman, drew a line in the sand - the House will not support education cuts greater than five percent. There have been two revenue failures at the Oklahoma State Capitol since the start ...

Fort Lewis College adds education master's degree
The Master of Arts in Education: Teacher Licensure would be for students who have earned a bachelor's degree in secondary licensure disciplines, such as kindergarten through 12th grade art, exercise science and Spanish, or seventh through 12th grade ...

Washington lawmakers continue to play kick the can with education
The state ranks 28th in the country for per-student education money. Research by Rutgers University shows the state isn't doing a very good job of catching up on school funding, despite the economy improving. That data does not take the current state ...

Education Board OKs expansion of LR charter schools
LITTLE ROCK — The state Board of Education voted late Thursday night to allow two Little Rock charter schools to expand and to renew the charter of a third. During a special meeting that lasted over 6½ hours, the board reviewed and voted to affirm ...

Mayoral candidate Elizabeth Embry releases education plan
"I will make the education system transparent, data-driven and accountable to Baltimore's families," Embry, a top lawyer at the Attorney General's Office, states in the plan. The platform calls for increased funding for schools, after-school programs ...

Arts education encouraged at annual Creative Sector Summit
Next weekend, local decision-makers, economists, creatives and educators will gather at Pack Place for the Asheville Area Arts Council's annual arts and culture conference. The Creative Sector Summit presents an opportunity for networking, education, ...

Board of Education rejects bill that adds legislators: Education Committee refuses vice chair's sponsorship ...
Board of Education rejects bill that adds legislators: Education Committee refuses vice chair's sponsorship ...

Mississippi Education Department will investigate Pass Christian schools
ROGELIO V. SOLIS/ASSOCIATED PRESSHeather Rhodes of Pass Christian, speaks with her son, Cade, 9, following a public hearing sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Education for the review of a proposed State Board Restraint and Seclusion ...

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith appointed to Education and Science Select Committee
Kaikoura MP Stewart Smith is to get more engaged with schools in his electorate, after being appointed to the Education and Science Select Committee. Smith moved from the Social Services Select Committee to the Education and Science committee in ...

Illegal Jewish schools: Department of Education knew about council faith school cover-up as thousands of pupils ...
Illegal Jewish schools: Department of Education knew about council faith school cover-up as thousands of pupils ...

Lawmakers, educators react to Tomblin vetoes of education bills
Lawmakers and education leaders alike said Saturday that Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's veto of a bill that would allow accrued minutes to grow into instructional days is “a slap in the face.” Delegate George “Boogie” Ambler, R-Greenbrier, said HB 4171 was ...

Should You Pay for Your Child's College Education?
College degrees lead to higher pay, greater career options, and — research suggests — longer lifespans. But parents with college-bound children may feel trapped by the skyrocketing costs of education, which can also last a lifetime. If you pony up ...

Left in a fantasy world of education
Teachers protest the uncertain future of Gonski last year but it was a fantasy to think splurging more money on schools would improve education. Pic: Anna Rogers. Certainly, the money was a fantasy, concocted out of thin air by Julia Gillard in the ...

Proposed Detroit Education Commission rekindles DPS charter debate
A recent addition to the pending legislation overhauling Detroit Public Schools is rekindling a long controversy on whether the charter school model of education itself has succeeded in Detroit. The proposed Detroit Education Commission, as written ...

Activist on Education, Safety and Why There's More to His Baltimore Campaign
It's perhaps not surprising, then, that Mckesson's stances on policing and education have garnered a significant chunk of the public and media's attention since he announced his candidacy for Baltimore mayor in early February. Though he says his plans ...

White children 'falling behind other groups at GCSE'
Jo Hutchinson, CentreForum's associate director for education, told the i newspaper: “What is bigger than aspiration is parental engagement. We are talking about things such as parents attending parents' evenings at school, talking to their children ...

Metro parents outraged by potential solutions to education budget problems
BRIAN: FROM THE POSSIBILITY OF CUTTING CLASSES IN PUTNAM CITY, TO THE VERY REAL POTENTIAL O CUTTING 100 ADMINISTRATORS IN TULSA, THE STATE'S EDUCATION PROBLEMS ARE REAL AND PARENTS AREN'T HAPPY. >> OUR ...

Higher Education in Review: March 28-April 3
Good advice for thinking clearly about higher ed: Don't focus on super-elite colleges. The Khan Academy has launched a (free!) SAT preparation course. Sal Kahn is the first person interviewed in a new podcast series from the Chronicle of Higher ...

How This Millennial Afghan Woman Defied The Odds To Get Her Education
Furmuli's passion has long been education. When her family left for Pakistan, Wazhma and her siblings were able to continue their studies, which wasn't possible back home. They returned to Afghanistan so that she and her siblings could attend college ...

Newest school board member Eric Grannon stresses education as key to success
He said his teenage years taught him that students struggling in their personal lives have more barriers in school. As a school board member, he hopes to bridge the opportunity gap among students. Seeing his mother fight for his education and struggle ...

Education Seeing Tomorrow
Education is the door to many possibilities; it is more than just knowledge you gain in a classroom. Education is the doorway to finding your passion and pursuing it, training yourself for life as an adult, exposing yourself to different cultures, and ...

Education Ministry: No more junk food in schools
Education Minister Naftali Bennett said: “The role of the education system is to promote a healthy lifestyle among the children of Israel. A child that eats right and engages in physical activities is a health child who concentrates more in class. I ...

Opinion: Kentucky education claims ring hollow
Richard G. Innes is staff education analyst for the Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky's free-market think tank. Reach him at [email protected] News editors are praising, chambers of commerce are applauding, and even Bill and Melinda Gates are ...

Commentary: Our flawed systems of education
He was quick to blame our education system. This is the typical response from those who have been taught by the media that government is always our problem. Yes, it does seem like our education system has deteriorated over the past 35 years. But it is ...

Talking Education Policy with Dallas-Fort Worth Teachers
Last week, Roberto Rodríguez, who advises President Obama on education policy, joined an online group of over 9,000 educators in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, to discuss the issues important to them. The online group DFW Teachers' Lounge is a space for ...

Paul Pastorek takes his first case as education lawyer
Paul Pastorek, right, answers questions with parent Chris Lyman about an intervention complaint in a school funding lawsuit, April 4, 2016. It's the first time the former Louisiana education superintendent has actually litigated a schools suit ...

Online Education as a Catalyst for Organizational Change?
The MIT report argues that like other legacy sectors, higher education is due for disruption. This higher ed disruption will come from a combination of learning science, new (scalable) online learning technologies, and an altered set of economic and ...

We've emasculated our education system
Little over a month ago, there was a release of the national ranking for high schools in Jamaica based on the results of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) by Educate Jamaica. To be honest, after perusal of the standings, I must admit ...

Obama administration plans to revamp how Education Department collects student loans
Under the department's new system, borrowers will log on to a single Education Department web portal to make loan payments instead of navigating various loan servicers' websites. And the contracted loan servicing companies will have to use Education ...

Liberia Turns to Private Sector for Primary Education
As is common in much of Africa, the public education system is plagued by graft, poor quality and truancy on the part of both the students and teachers. The democratically-elected government of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a former World Bank official, has ...

Bennett announces nine candidates to serve on Council for Higher Education
“The Council for Higher Education will continue with nine new members, from the top echelons of Israeli academia. Israel needs a strong and active Council that will strengthen research, collaborations, and higher education in Israel,” Bennett said on ...

Teachers, parents and the public offer feedback on Madison Schools' Behavior Education Plan
Parents, students, teachers and school staff members had the chance to share their thoughts on the district's Behavior Education Plan at a feedback session Monday night at East High School, prompting a mixed reaction. Sherrice Perry, coordinator of ...

Abraham recognized with education award
U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham was named the 2016 Friend of Education by the Louisiana State organization of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. The award recipient was announced during the 82nd Annual State Convention held in Bossier City in ...

Nashville schools to wait on education funding lawsuit
Metro school board members were left champing at the bit Tuesday after the board's attorney told the group it should wait until the end of the month before making a decision on suing the state for education funding. From conversations at the Metro ...

McAuliffe vetos three education bills, including school-choice legislation
Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed three education bills Tuesday, including a school-choice bill that would have allowed parents to use state money to pay for private schools or home schooling. Another bill would have allowed students to move out of troubled ...

Federal budget 2016: $180 billion HECS bombshell paves way for major education shakeup
The report will be used by the Turnbull government to justify significant higher education savings, including expected changes to the loans program, in the May 3 budget. The government is considering lowering repayment thresholds and increasing fees in ...

Education Department Drafts Standards for Accreditors
The Obama administration is proposing new standards that govern how and when college accreditors have to alert the U.S. Department of Education about troubled institutions under the accreditors' purview. The department is soliciting public comments on ...

How to get education technology right
Students use laptops at the library of the Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco. The demand for education technology is greater than ever, but how can one tell which existing and emerging edutech innovations are the wisest investments? Photo by: ...

Novi, Royal Oak Make List Of 10 Best Small Cities For Education In America
NOVI (WWJ) – Metro Detroit is home to two of the best small cities in America for schools, according to a new report. Movoto Real Estate set out to find the best small cities where people who are concerned with the quality of education could live ...

Nobody Wants Obama Involved In The New Education Law
A coalition of educational and lobbying organizations, including two major teachers unions, have sent a letter to the Obama administration begging it not to use the country's new education law as an excuse to craft new regulations. The Every Student ...

You can go to Harvard for free...but is it worth it?
"It's still new, so it's not 100 percent respected by executives who are used to hiring people with similar education backgrounds, who went through the traditional route. But we're early on," said best-selling author and millennial career expert Dan ...

Education head: More changes coming for Common Core
The state Education Department commissioner is assuring parents and teachers that major changes are coming to the controversial Common Core standards, aligned state tests and evaluations. But some think it's too late to fix the Core. Some think it was ...

Federally-supported education research doesn't need a do-over
On one hand, the field has matured to the point where highly credible education research seems to come out on a weekly—sometimes daily—basis. Federal investment and infrastructure has contributed to a notable increase in the supply of rigorous ...

Employers face education gap in workforce, report finds
A new report released last month by Achieve, an education reform organization, reveals a large gap between the number of jobs requiring a bachelor's degree and the number of adults who have that degree. Based on recent data, 34 percent of jobs in North ...


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