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Burlington named a national Best Community for Music Education
BURLINGTON -- For the third straight year, Burlington Public Schools have been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Burlington joins 476 districts ...

Department of Education Publishes 'Shame List' of Faith-Based Colleges Seeking Title IX Exemption From ...
Department of Education Publishes 'Shame List' of Faith-Based Colleges Seeking Title IX Exemption From ...

Early childhood education initiatives coming to fruition for Chesapeake schools
Let me now turn to some positive things happening next year in Chesapeake Public Schools in the area of early childhood education. In the past, the school division was fortunate to contract with the YMCA of South Hampton Roads to provide preschool ...

To The Point: Yonker on education in Michigan
“In my six years of being in the House, this was the only education budget that was not contentious,” state Rep. Ken Yonker, R-Caledonia, said. “It was the easiest budget we've passed … No one's ever totally happy, we get that, but there was no real ...

Special-education report makes one thing clear: There's a lack of clarity on the issue.
The biggest difference between schools I attended a half-century ago and schools I visit now is special education: It took a while for our country to grasp how to help students with extra needs. Many were amazed when Richard Rothstein and Karen Hawley ...

Apollo Global Management Boosts Bid for Apollo Education Takeover
... better than the full sale. Apollo Education and others in the for-profit college industry have been hit hard by years of regulatory scrutiny and precipitous enrollment declines, and the company argues that a sale to the Apollo Global group offers ...

Education Briefs
Applicants must be accepted to or currently attending a two- or four-year accredited higher education institution. Deadline to apply is June 30. Applicants are required to provide a transcript of their latest grades as well as recommendations from a ...

Report on Journalists Who Cover Education
Reporters are far more likely to be covering both higher education and elementary and secondary education than they are to have a beat focused entirely on higher education. Ninety-five percent of education journalists believe that their work has a ...

Education Dept. Releases Title IX Exemptions, Requests
The Education Department is now making public a list of all the colleges and universities that have received religious exemptions to parts of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The department is also making public a list of those currently ...

Education Dept. Grants Researchers More Data Access
The U.S. Department of Education will offer researchers new access to federal data for studies that "can inform and advance policies and practices that support students' postsecondary success and strengthen repayment outcomes for borrowers," the White ...

Open Dialogue and Sustainability Education
Education is always about choice and perspective, no matter how technical and complex your subject. A teacher always asks: What do I choose to present? What do I leave out in order to focus more on what I leave in? What are the boundaries of my subject ...

FDA launches public education campaign to prevent and reduce tobacco use among LGBT young adults
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the launch of a historic public education campaign aimed at preventing and reducing tobacco use among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young adults ages 18-24. Of the more than 2 ...

Adult Education launches STAND UP event - WBTW
“Our event is geared at re-engaging out of school youth and adults who've found they lack the necessary education and skills to make it in today's society,” says Adult Education Director Etta Carter. “We will have a number of agencies on site providing ...

Public school advocates call for bigger investment in education
Advocates who are part of the Campaign for Fair Education Funding gathered at the Capitol on Monday to call on state lawmakers to invest $400 million more in basic education in the 2016-17 budget and to distribute the money using the state's new school ...

Local policymakers hold the key to school desegregation, US education chief John King says
Speaking in Boston, he ticked off a number of strategies that states and districts can use to promote integration, all of which have been added to their toolkit since he took over the federal education department earlier this year. They can apply for ...

Districts considering changes to special education in Sumner County
But some parents are worried that any changes to the current system could disrupt their child's education. Kayla Mistretta has a son who attends the Mulvane School District. "He has ADHD and autism," Mistretta said. "He's in the third grade and he's ...

The dividing line between haves and have-nots in home ownership: Education, not student debt
The New York Fed data contain no information about education. As a result, their analyses contrast the home ownership rate of student borrowers with that of an inappropriate comparison group: those who attended college debt-free and those who never ...

Campaign focus on jobs and education
Jobs and education will be the focus of the penultimate day of campaigning for the Holyrood election. SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon will address Aberdeen business leaders on how her party plans to create more jobs. Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale ...

Teacher shocked after receiving a Department for Education letter riddled with grammatical errors - and says she ...
Teacher shocked after receiving a Department for Education letter riddled with grammatical errors - and says she ...

Economic Facts Affecting Your Child's Education | Fact 11
The Hamilton Project shows that state and federal spending helps to equalize per-pupil spending between rich and poor districts. But wealthy communities raise their own funding as well. Fact 11. Most education spending comes from state and local ...

US Education Secretary criticizes Legislature for inaction on DPS
BOSTON – The U.S. Secretary of Education blasted the Michigan Legislature on Monday for inaction regarding Detroit Public Schools' financial troubles, expressing frustration with Lansing in an ongoing crisis that critics say could negatively affect ...

What the Promise of Education Did for Me:
Growing up, education was never seen as a pathway to success in my family, yet my teachers believed in me. Some of them even let me borrow books to read at home. They challenged me to imagine myself in a different set of circumstances, no matter how ...

Orlando Bloom: We Cannot Let Crisis Ruin Education
It seems to be largely forgotten internationally, but about 580,000 children are in urgent need of aid, and 300,000 children need help to continue their education. There are schools still in need of repair. Children need basic educational supplies like ...

Secretary John King on raising education standards and changing the college admissions caste system
"The effort to raise standards is really about ensuring that all students graduate ready for what's next," says Education Secretary John King. Hari Sreenivasan sits down with King to discuss challenges for the Common Core, investment in early education ...

Approval of WISD special education millage is 'significant investment'
WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI -- A tax increase proposal to generate money for special education services in Washtenaw County passed Tuesday with about 59.1 percent voter support. With all 113 precincts fully counted, 19,180 people had voted in favor of the ...

[email protected] (May 4): Education, appointments, tax bills on agenda
EDUCATION: The North Carolina State Board of Education is scheduled to meet Wednesday and Thursday. Board members on Wednesday will get a report on the five-year building and facility needs faced by school districts around the state, estimated to ...

The War Between Higher Education And The Right
Throughout the 2016 campaign season, exit polls have consistently shown the average liberal voter to have a higher education than the average conservative. For example, a report published on April 26 by Pew Research Center shows the supporters of the ...

Every child deserves a successful education
I am in Jefferson City Wednesday and was here much of last week. Multiple groups continue to discuss ways to improve education for all children throughout our state's 520 plus school districts. Wednesday's group is the Missouri network for Transforming ...

'Arts education in the UK is the envy of the world, but it is being sidelined in schools'
The Culture White Paper, published by the Government a few weeks ago, makes it clear that the arts should be an essential part of every child's education, both in and out of school. I couldn't agree more. When politicians repeat the mantra of the three ...

A Search For Commonalities Among Education Business Plan Competitions
I set off to identify themes in the types of entrepreneurs and their companies who were winners in the nation's most prominent education business plan competitions. I believed that such an analysis would provide a number of interesting and informative ...

Liberal Education in Tough Times
Being open to discovering new possibilities has been a hallmark of American education for a very long time. When the generation that founded this country was considering higher education, many believed, like Thomas Jefferson, that it was crucial that ...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan name education head
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, are on a quest to improve education, and the couple on Wednesday turned to an experienced hand to lead these efforts: Jim Shelton, former deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of ...

Trump's Education Exaggeration
Donald Trump claimed in an Indiana speech that the U.S. ranks “last in education” and “first in terms of spending per pupil” among 30 countries. He's wrong on both counts, as measured by federal and international organizations. The National Center for ...

Detroit teachers head back to work, but education crisis remains unresolved
In addition, 31 states are spending less per pupil on education now than they were before the Great Recession, according to the nonprofit Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Many school districts, in cities and elsewhere, still have not fully ...

600 attend Excellence in Education Celebration
On April 28 the Northern Kentucky Education Council and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2016 Excellence in Education Celebration, recognizing the investment in excellence from students, teachers, principals, superintendents, ...

Four finalists announced for Alaska education commissioner
Four Alaskans were named Wednesday as finalists for Alaska's next education commissioner, a position in Gov. Bill Walker's cabinet. Three are school superintendents and the other is the interim commissioner. The state Board of Education and Early ...

Giving back: Center for Cyber Safety and Education
This year is the first time in three years that I have not served on the board of directors of (ISC)2. When my term ended and I decided to step aside and collect myself. It was a worthy endeavour in many ways. But the detractors, such as one glorified ...

Whitehall must work with councils to improve Britain's education system
In establishing whether this policy is a step in the right direction or not, one must look at the evidence and track record of local government's current significant role in education, supporting and in partnership with all schools up and down this ...

Amid education funding emergency, Washington State gives Boeing, Microsoft $1B in tax breaks
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has been an outspoken advocate for education and the less fortunate among us. With Microsoft's cumulative state tax savings, Washington state could have funded the entire McCleary education settlement for five years, Gates' ...

Hating the new SATS? Meet the mums who chose home education over 'sausage factory' schools
More and more British families are spurning school in favour of home education for these exact reasons. Recent high-profile dropouts include Emma Thompson and her husband Greg Wise, who withdrew their daughter Gaia from school last year after they ...

Top-earning families claimed majority of education tax credits: PBO
OTTAWA - A new report by the federal budget watchdog says Canada's highest-earning families benefited disproportionately from non-refundable tax credits for post-secondary education. The parliamentary budget officer says in 2015, families that were ...

Connecting to Cuba: Strong belief in education
The delegation from the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce was in Havana exploring what makes Cuba tick. And we found it's the people. They have an incredible pride in their homeland and a strong belief in education. As Havana, wakes up with ...

The Danger of the Single Story Is Real in Our Education Debates Too
I was dumbfounded reading the sweeping generalizations about both kinds of schools but was particularly struck by the implication that suburban schools are some sort of panacea for special education students and their parents; if this writer had only ...

Education needs a Lego moment – more fun and fewer pointless targets
This week, a handful of parents kept their children off school for the day in protest against what they see as an equally soulless and rigid primary education. The kids, by all accounts, had a lovely time making dens and pond-dipping and doing all the ...

When will the UK stand up to save education from bullets and bombs?
Education is as much their right as food and shelter and safety. The importance of the safe schools declaration is to outlaw and stigmatise the growing practice of destroying or commandeering places of education. Some 53 countries, led by Norway and ...

Outdoor education center takes shape on 4 vacant lots on Detroit's east side
Four vacant lots in the Osborn neighborhood of Detroit soon will have new life as an outdoor environmental education center. The Greening of Detroit and the Osborn Neighborhood Alliance are leading the project on the city's east side, with American ...

How Each Presidential Candidate's Education Policy Will Change The Workforce
Sanders's position on education is simple: He's vowing to make it free to attend public colleges and universities. Under his College for All Act, students who are accepted into a state school will be able to attend for free, regardless of how much ...

Prison inmate urges society to embrace education for prisoners
Rewarding bad people for bad behavior. Unfortunately, that's how the public often sees it when academics, lawyers and political pundits make the case that incarceration should entail less punishment and more reform — such as better efforts to educate ...

IIM trained principals share feedback on education reforms
A group of government school principals, who recently returned from IIM-Lucknow, after being trained under, have outlined various ways of improving the education system of the city. The group, consisting 60 principals, were sponsored for the training ...

First Lady of Gabon: Education Should Create Leaders Who Love the Environment
In both the developed and developing world, education is the most powerful tool we have to shape our future. However, the type of education, who it is for, and what it should lead towards, is still a matter of debate. Unfortunately, in the last 50 ...


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