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A New Argument for More Diverse Classrooms
The secretary will also make the argument that the the Every Student Succeeds Act, the nation's new federal education law, offers schools an opportunity to promote diversity not only in schools, but in individual classes. States will have more ...

Here's How Amazon Can Benefit From Expanding Its Digital Education Footprint?
Recently, Amazon announced the launch of “Amazon Inspire”, a free service for search, discovery and distribution of digital educational resources. This platform is aimed at providing educators the ability to upload and share digital teaching resources ...

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Critical Thinking In Environmental Education: A Quick Lesson In Application
Many educators agree that teaching critical thinking skills is necessary because it better prepares students to be more productive members of society. Critical thinking may be taught in many disciplines, but especially is important when teaching from a ...

Parents, Declare Your Education Independence
In this Oct. 22, 2013, photo, Kaylin Wainwright, center, works with student Natnael Gebremariam, left, at a computer during a General Educational Development test preparation class at the Sonia Gutierrez Campus of the Carlos Rosario International ...

Education Digest: Burns departs SUHSD
Education leader departs SUHSD. Dan Burns, a career educator in the Salinas Union High School District, has been hired as superintendent of the Jefferson Union High School District based in Daly City. Burns started his new job on Friday after spending ...

Vickery recognized for work in education
A former Lewisville ISD school board trustee and State Board of Education member is being recognized for her contributions locally and at the state level. On Friday, Denton County commissioners unanimously approved a proclamation recognizing July 9, ...

Short-term budget deal delivers relief, more uncertainty for higher education
“It funds all three legs of the higher education stool: four-years, community colleges and also MAP grants for students,” Rose said, adding that the deal was possible because all the money involved comes from identified revenue sources, primarily two ...

Michael Gove butchered the education system – we can't let him do the same to the country
In July 2014 teachers around the country celebrated at the news that Gove had lost his job as Education Secretary. It was a tactical move by Cameron to side line one of the most toxic members of the party in the run up to the General Election. We knew ...

How teachers will benefit from Amazon Inspire: The new online education resources platform
Through the Amazon Inspire online platform, teachers and other educators nationwide can search, discover and share digital education resources including lesson plans, worksheets and other instructional materials for students from kindergarten to 12th ...

Charter boosters plan to Swift Boat Massachusetts education
... than, Detroit's traditional public schools. For the corporate education policy crowd, though, draining the public schools dry is the point. Quality of education and respect for students are low on the priority list, if they even make the list. 44 ...

Education looms big in shared dreams of LinkedIn, Microsoft
With LinkedIn's data at hand, Microsoft could control the currently fragmented corporate-training market, education consultant Michael Feldstein suggested to Quartz. On-the-job training has changed, with the employer now “pushing the training cost back ...

How to Transform an Education System
When it comes to education, by contrast, a week can be the blink of an eye. Change happens over years, if not decades – and perhaps not even then. But, if successful, the establishment of a well-functioning education system can change a country's face ...

How one struggling school can help education policy-makers do the right thing
The passage last December of a new K-12 education law to replace the flawed No Child Left Behind was a certainly a momentous moment in the world of education. The Every Student Succeeds Act did many things, including returning a good deal of ...

Michigan school brings Jesuit backbone to special needs education
Nye himself benefited from special needs education throughout his elementary, secondary, and high school years. His wife is a polio survivor, and his grandson also has special needs - just a few reasons why he wanted to start a Catholic-focused high ...

Dispute over school funding embroils new federal education law
WASHINGTON — A new education law applauded for replacing the much-maligned No Child Left Behind Act has become embroiled in criticism that it could wreak havoc on local school funding and teacher contracts. Six months after President Barack Obama ...

Extra education: companies and nonprofits filling demand for additional instruction
Supplemental education companies and nonprofit organizations that provide after-school programming, assemblies and on-site field trips are expanding as school districts find themselves squeezed by budgets and testing priorities that limit time for ...

James Campbell: The evolution, importance of college education
Prior to 1862, college education was based on a classical, elite system, leaving little educational opportunity for most Americans. It's doubtful Abraham Lincoln would have been admitted as a student seeking a university degree. In 1862 Lincoln signed ...

In some school districts, anti-drug education includes extra emphasis on risks of opiates
While most school districts incorporate general drug education into health and social studies classes, a small but growing number of educational institutions is including programming geared more specifically toward opiate abuse. “I think it is critical ...

Technical education programs can close wage gap
Visit any school in the country and you are likely to hear conversations about closing the achievement gap, and rightfully so. Closing the achievement gap helps to ensure a high-quality education for all students. While closing this gap is important ...

Credit Suisse CEO blames Brexit on low UK education spending
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (Reuters) – Britain is paying the price for a high level of inequality and a chronic lack of investment in education which have prompted a disillusioned population to vote to leave the European Union, Credit Suisse Chief ...

Abilene Zoo's education efforts all about fun and learning at the same time
It's a strategy that's part of the zoo's master plan to become a resource for the Big Country and foster an appreciation for and understanding of natural environments and conservation efforts, Education Curator Joy Harsh said. "It's educational fun ...

Senate Candidate Hinds Sets Education Priorities
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Adam Hinds, candidate for the Democratic nomination for state Senate, set forth the following statement on education priorities: I come from a family of educators. My father was a public school teacher and my mother a librarian in ...

Nebraska Board of Education's broader definition of 'textbook' satisfies state Catholic group
Members of the Nebraska State Board of Education agreed to rewrite the definition this year in response to a petition submitted by the Nebraska Catholic Conference. The conference was concerned about losing access to materials as publishers ...

OPS to test virtual education program with home-schooled students in grades K-8
Gary Miron is an education professor at Western Michigan University who studies virtual schools and student achievement. He said the students who tend to succeed in virtual school settings are self-starters with a structured learning environment and ...

Elie Wiesel: Leaving his mark on global Holocaust education
Speaking to The Jerusalem Post, Rozett discussed the significant and fundamental role Wiesel played in shaping Holocaust education. “He was a prominent voice and always so eloquent,” Rozett said, adding that Wiesel shaped Holocaust education in three ...

Working together, we have a real chance to make global education a reality
Nigerian children at a primary school in Makoko, Lagos. The international commission on financing global education opportunity will make recommendations to the UN in September. Photograph: Sunday Alamba/AP ...

Couple retires with 73 years of service in education
The couple retires after a collective 73 years of service in education – 38 years for George and 35 years for Pam. George Washington was the schools' technology director for 19 years and Pam was a second-grade teacher at Lee M. Waid Elementary for 25 ...

LPS bilingual liaison committed to education here, and in South Sudan
Education took him to live with his uncle so he could go to school, then to America where he graduated from high school and college. A year ago, it led him to Lincoln Public Schools, where he helps students from his native country as one of 23 ...

Program gets farmworker families involved in early education
Parents create new educational games for their children as part of Valley PBS' Early Learning Program, which teaches migrant families the importance of early education. Once parents and kids have achieved success, they graduate from the program, ...

The Scandal of K-12 Education
As America's K-12 students enjoy the first weeks of summer vacation, there is good news about minority education in the U.S. The percentage of black and Hispanic high-school graduates heading off to college is going up. And black and Hispanic dropout ...

The Danger of Predictions in Education
When I think about predictions and education, however, I see danger, not merely because predictions can be wrong, particularly when we're applying aggregated data to individual behavior, but also because those “predictions” – even the “data driven ...

IDEA fills education gap in low-income communities
Even though the program could've been restarted with a new cohort of students, Torkelson realized there needed to be consistency in the education of these children throughout the years. So with only two years of teaching experience, he decided to apply ...

The absolutely horrifying state of education in the world's fastest-growing major economy
An evaluation of college teachers in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) last week showed that some of the professors lack even basic knowledge of the subjects they teach. For instance, an economics professor did not know what “audit” means ...

Education committee lays ground rules
Members of the committee formed by Carroll County to advise officials on education spending met for the first time last week, laying out a blueprint for the group's work over the next several months. The Combined Committee on Education will spend four ...

Gianforte will champion computer education
Greg Gianforte understands that we need to do more in our education system to give more and more kids the opportunity to earn a high wage and most importantly earn a high wage in Montana. High technology industry is already 15 percent of our economy ...

Finding a yardstick for education
On the other hand, I have some insights after 35 years in the profession — three as a science and physical education teacher at a school for juvenile offenders in Dorchester, and 32 years as a history/health/science/French/journalism/special education ...

Teachers' strike putting children's education at risk, says Nicky Morgan
“It is also not popular with pupils who are missing out on a day's education. If Kevin Courtney wants to sort this out then the place to do that is the talks that are already happening, not by taking strike action which puts children's education at ...

Community Education now registering students
With the start of school fast approaching, parents might find themselves scrambling to find before- and after-school programs for their kids. Fortunately, Community Education is now accepting registration. For Community Education spokesman Don Sergent, ...

US-Iran education exchange plans cool over hardliners' spy charges
U.S. officials and Goodman's employer, the Institute of International Education (IIE), say that's not the case and that there was no U.S. government involvement in the trip. Nevertheless, the negative press reports have cooled efforts to rebuild ...

Hours Before Campaigning With Obama, Clinton Tries to Distance Herself on Education
Hillary Clinton used her address at the National Education Association's annual meeting as an easy opportunity to criticize Trump for failing to support students. Her attempt to distance herself just enough from President Obama to attract teachers, but ...

Superintendents urge LePage to appoint permanent education commissioner
William Beardsley, seen speaking at a Maine Heritage Policy Center luncheon in April, was made acting deputy education commissioner by Gov. Paul LePage. The governor says the position empowers Beardsley to act on behalf of the education department, ...

Child abuse database not being checked by Department of Education
A central database for crimes against children is helping some employers, but the Alabama State Department of Education says they don't use it. This comes on the heels of several arrests of school employees for crimes involving children. The Alabama ...

LCC continuing education students earn awards
Eleven students were recognized for their accomplishments as they received a Marketable Skills Achievement Award through the Laredo Community College Continuing Education Department's Accelerate Texas program. The completers, pictured with ...

West Branch forms education foundation
“The purpose of an education foundation is to support the work of the local school district,” Dutrow said. “Foundations serve as an independent non-profit organization dedicated to improving the educational opportunities available to the students of ...

Two “eventful” years on, India's education minister shunted from textbooks to textiles
Smriti Irani, India's education minister, has been shunted from textbooks to textiles—her new ministry. The move was part of a cabinet reshuffle announced late on Tuesday (July 5) by prime minister Narendra Modi's government. Environment minister ...

Why Climate Change Is an Education Issue
Education and climate action work together in three ways. For starters, education fills knowledge gaps. Understanding how climate change is already having an impact on one's life can have practical benefits. This is especially true for poor populations ...

Clinton proposes tuition-free public higher education for families with incomes up to $125000
In the Democratic primary campaign, Clinton proposed “debt-free” higher education, arguing that some families could afford to pay some of their higher education costs, while Bernie Sanders proposed free public higher education for all. While the ...

Why Math Education Is Getting Better Despite All The Controversy
Answer by Sarah Lubienski, Mathematics Education Professor, University of Illinois, on Quora: According to scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), students are getting a better math education than they were twenty years ago, ...

Letter: Improving education critical to region
I come from a family of educators. My father was a public school teacher and my mother a librarian in the public high school I attended. Public education prepared me for the world, and I am running for state Senate to protect that opportunity for every ...


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