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Education News 06/2016



Why is Education Important? A Q&A with Cheryl Frederick
Education really can change lives. Educated individuals have potential to earn a better living either through higher salaries or income stability. Society benefits from the skills and knowledge educated individuals apply and share through their ...

Perceived values of education from young people's perspectives
Learning takes place in various systems and in various forms of education and there are European and other international initiatives that strive for learning to be available wherever the learners are, using any support or any device. But, how can ...

Why the Education Department's New Equity Rule Might Not Be So Equal
When Congress reauthorized the United States's federal education law last year, few observers were interested in changes to a technical part of the legislation known as “supplement not supplant.” A wonky fiscal rule that has been around for decades, ...

Never mind a level playing field – private education is guarded by an electric fence
They refuel the class system by sending their offspring to private schools because they are not entirely daft. As a mechanism for maintaining privilege, private education, with its gated communities of the elite, simply works. It has worked through ...

Thousands of Croatians protest for education free of politics
ZAGREB At least 25,000 Croatians demonstrated in the main square of the capital Zagreb on Wednesday accusing the government of political meddling in an education reform meant to help improve the country's weak economy. Smaller protests by civic ...

The Education Practice That Is Costing Taxpayers Billions Of Dollars
During the 2011-2012 school year, nearly 3.5 million public school students were given an out-of-school suspension at least once. Of that number, 1.55 million students were suspended multiple times. They were sent home from school for a spectrum of ...

Assemblywoman Caride to Head Lower House's Education Committee
Assemblywoman Marlene Caride is a relative novice to New Jersey's rancorous debates over education policy. The five-year Democratic legislator has sponsored a few bills dealing with Internet privacy in schools and the extent of online testing. But ...

Editorial: Civics education in Minnesota schools is worth another look
Civics education — on the Constitution, the responsibilities of citizenship, how our democratic republic works, and so on — is critical, particularly in the United States, whose continuing pursuit of its founding ideals depends on broad and deep ...

Colorado State, Meet Cognii: Artificial Intelligence in Education
Psychology students at Colorado State University will be getting a technological boost next semester, thanks to a new partnership between the Fort Collins, CO-based school and Boston-based technology startup Cognii. Founded in 2013, Cognii will work ...

Small private college closes, blames Education Department sanction
Related. Education Dept. keeps secret the names of colleges found to be risky for students, taxpayers · Education Department steps up its scrutiny of ITT Tech · Education Department names the remaining colleges on monitoring list for 'severe' audit ...

Mark Scott's move from ABC to education should not surprise
He became education editor. Mike Baird's sister Julia, now an ABC television presenter, columnist and author would later become education reporter. Scott rose rapidly inside Fairfax, eventually becoming editor in chief before getting the top job at the ...

State Board of Education member wants resolution to push back against Obama administration's transgender guidelines
LINCOLN — A member of the Nebraska State Board of Education wants to push back against the Obama administration's guidance on how schools should accommodate transgender students. Pat McPherson wants the board to adopt a resolution declaring ...

Education Authority 'misled Stormont committee' over pre-school provision
The Education Authority (EA) provided misleading evidence to a Stormont committee investigating pre-school provision in special schools. Two EA officials appeared before the education committee on 16 March. They were explaining their plan to cut ...

The dismantling of public education and Obama's education legacy
Under the Obama administration, public education in America has faced an unremitting assault. Never in the history of the United States has schooling—from kindergarten through college—sustained such massive funding cuts as it has during the last ...

New Hampshire System Plans Open Education Push
The University System of New Hampshire is launching a yearlong open education initiative to promote affordable textbooks, collaboration and open-access publishing. The system, which consists of Granite State College, Keene State College, Plymouth State ...

Only tiny minority of Roma enter higher education in Europe
The higher education participation rate for Roma in Britain is just 3 percent, in Spain it is 2 percent, and in Central and Eastern Europe -- which have some of the highest concentrations of Roma -- just 1 percent go to university, a conference held at ...

Education, Athletics at Odds in Debate Over Grad Transfers
Akeel Lynch went from starter to backup at Penn State last season as freshman Saquon Barkley emerged as one of the best running backs in the country. Facing the prospect of spending most of his final season of college eligibility on the sideline, Lynch ...

Tech companies need to raise the bar in education
Apple has always had a strong position in the education market through the Mac for most of its history and, more recently, through the iPad. Education programs and discounts for K-12 education and college students have helped Apple to drive far higher ...

CREATE council to study education coalition
TUPELO – On Sunday, the CREATE Foundation's leadership council and board members will travel to Columbus, Indiana, to learn more about the successful Community Education Coalition. The leadership council – created through the Toyota Wellspring ...

When universities try to behave like businesses, education suffers
These are DeVry Education Group, a chain of for-profit schools that not only functions as a competitor to public higher education but is under federal investigation on allegations of deceptive advertising about job and income prospects for its ...

Black women are faring the best in the US education system, with lessons for other groups
Black women are now the most educated group in the US: between 2009 and 2010, black women earned 66 per cent of all bachelor's degrees awarded, 71 per cent of master's degrees and 65 per cent of doctorates, according to a study by the National ...

Community Foundation receives STEM Education Leadership Award
The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi was recently honored at the STEM Education Leadership Awards presented by Nasdaq and EverFi at the Nasdaq Marketsite in New York City. The award recognizes the Community Foundation's ...

Higher Education in Illinois Is Dying
Public universities were founded on the notion that all students, regardless of their socio-economic status, should have access to a high-quality education. Like the twin towns of Champaign-Urbana, our public universities are cultural oases ...

Assembly candidates discuss education
The candidates for the 38th Assembly District answered questions about education — addressing topics from charter schools to discrimination — at a forum Friday at Santa Clarita Valley International charter school. Questions were asked by a panel of ...

Here's an idea for rich education reformers like Bill Gates: Listen to teachers
To the editor: As I get ready to retire next week after 52 years teaching, I reflect on the great and the terrible I have seen in education. My final observation is that nobody, including The Times, listens to the teachers, the professionals who know ...

Education tax inspired university budget cuts
Richard Morrissette, D-Oklahoma City, said a 16 percent budget cut to higher education is “direct retribution” against former governor and current University of Oklahoma President David Boren, who is the champion of the plan to increase the sales tax ...

The enemies of education
Efforts to introduce a proper evaluation system for educators into Greece's education system and to reduce the excess number of tertiary institutions through mergers are two red flags for enemies of reform. Any initiatives by Education Ministry ...

Is some education worth the time and money that we invest in it?
Whatever it is, it opened my eyes to the dire state of education all over the world. The future of education is not about projects or ideas, but whether or not we have what Toffler calls the ability to cope – that is the readiness to tackle different ...

Why are the Tories interfering in private education?
One man of utter integrity in the Conservative party is Lord Waldegrave, the former cabinet minister who is now Provost of Eton College. Sadly, the Tory party may not enjoy his services for much longer, for he has threatened to resign the whip in the ...

In more classrooms, books and lectures are being ditched
“To me, it is the way education should be. The old model is really outdated,” said Grace Magley, director of Online Learning for the Natick public schools, which has integrated some form of digital learning in every classroom. “Students need not only ...

Donald Trump said 'university' was all about education. Actually, its goal was: 'Sell, sell, sell!'
When Donald Trump introduced his new university from the lobby of his famous tower, he declared that it would be unlike any of his other ventures. Trump University would be a noble endeavor, he said, with an emphasis on education over profits. It was a ...

EVE winner, Education: Nadia Hionides puts on a science festival for all Duval County students
At the fourth annual festival, held in February, her partnership with Florida State College at Jacksonville increased the festival's outreach to 6,000 students and earned her the EVE Award in education. The academy is not your typical school. It has a ...

When will the SNP take education seriously?
The boy's parents, who have other children, are both committed to the principles of comprehensive education and only with great reluctance opted to pursue the fee-paying route. As soon as they realised how bad the situation was in their son's classroom ...

Why no faculty at Scott's higher-education summit?
Gov. Rick Scott recently convened a higher education summit. Minus the educators. The commissioner of agriculture was there. The COO of defense contractor Northrup Grumman was there. The head of the state Department of Economic Opportunity was ...

Abington Christian Academy endorses classical education
Leaving aside new teaching concepts like Common Core, the academy educates its students in a classically influenced style, said principal Jan Wells. “Classical education goes back to the Middle Ages and the roots of education,” she said. It also fits ...

People in education: Shape Montana honors Meadow Hill teacher
The Montana Restaurant Association Education Foundation has named Tina Wetsch of Drummond High School a 2016 National ProStart Educator of Excellence. The award honors excellence in the classroom and passion, commitment and creativity in all ...

Education tax inspired budget cuts for colleges
Richard Morrissette, D-Oklahoma City, said a 16 percent budget cut to higher education is “direct retribution” against former governor and current University of Oklahoma President David Boren, who is the champion of the plan to increase the sales tax ...

Italian Education Minister to 'Post': Italy stands firmly against BDS
While in Israel, Giannini also met with senior officials including former president Shimon Peres, Education Minister Naftali Bennett, and Science, Technology, and Space Minister Ofir Akunis who on Sunday thanked her and the Italian government for its ...

Lawmakers say small steps taken this session show goodwill to improve education in rural areas
COLUMBIA — Legislators believe they did enough this year to prove they're on track to provide quality education for children in the state's impoverished school districts. But a lawyer representing those schools believes theirs effort fell short. The ...

Christian fundamentalist schools teaching girls they must obey men
Called Accelerated Christian Education schools (ACE), the schools originate from an education system developed in southern Baptist states in the US which has developed off-shoots around the world including in Britain. Between 20 and 60 pupils aged ...

Education Department to make final push for state authorization rule
Daniel T. Madzelan, a former acting assistant secretary for postsecondary education who now serves as an assistant vice president for the American Council on Education, called the timeline “ambitious,” but said, “if it's really something these guys ...

Jessica Gibson: Education not just an investment in your company
The numbers should be familiar by now: by the year 2025, an estimated 55 percent of jobs in Tennessee will require postsecondary education. Right now in Tennessee, only 39.3 percent of adults hold a postsecondary degree or credential. In order to meet ...

Why money more than talent is now key to fashion education
After the government cut the maintenance grant for hardship and students had to start paying for their higher education via a series of loans, the university experience has been irrevocably altered. It's been a long time since such big names as J W ...

Do Developers Still Need Formal Education To Succeed?
While the resume will never die, what you should consider important as an employer changes with the times. For companies on the cutting edge of technology, formal education – at least when it comes to software developers – is no longer the only ...

Gov. Hassan Should Respect Local Control in Education
Who should control how local education funds are spent: parents and local elected officials or state bureaucrats? That's the question at the heart of the legal battle between Gov. Maggie Hassan's Department of Education and the town of Croydon, where ...

Aerospace Education Center Employs Displaced Workers
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) - Displaced Bridgeport-area workers are finding a second career, and the area's economy is benefiting with the help of the Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center, which is a part of the Pierpont Community & Technical ...

Learning Behind Bars
Melinda D. Anderson: “Education is the civil-rights issue of our time” is a recurring catchphrase in education policy, until the topic turns to the civil rights of incarcerated youth. The notion that youth in juvenile detention are “bad kids” who ...

Do You Qualify for Education Tax Breaks?
If you pay tuition or other qualifying higher-education expenses, such as fees, books, and required supplies in 2016, there are three possible tax breaks you could qualify for. Eligibility depends on income and the student's enrollment status. Listed ...

Education Department Orders ITT Educational to Bolster Finances
WASHINGTON—The Education Department on Monday ordered the parent of ITT Technical Institute to boost its cash reserves, pointing to the risk that the chain of for-profit colleges could close due to state and federal investigations. ITT, which has 43 ...

Five eye-opening figures from the US Education Department's latest civil rights data dump
The U.S. Education Department on Tuesday released a trove of data drawn from surveys of nearly every single one of the nation's 95,000 public schools. This latest installment of the Civil Rights Data Collection, from the 2013-2014 school year, offers a ...


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