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If Test Scores Go Up Did Education Improve?
Unfortunately, State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia also put a damper on the test scores. Because significant changes were made to the tests this year, comparisons with previous scores are invalid. The tests may have better. They were certainly ...

Alexander: “Mother May I?” Era In K-12 Education Ends Today
In 2011, states began seeking waivers from the U.S. Department of Education from the unworkable provisions in No Child Left Behind, such as the requirement that all students need to be proficient in reading and math by 2014. The department required, in ...

Seymour Papert, 88, Dies; Saw Education's Future in Computers ...
Seymour Papert, 88, Dies; Saw Education's Future in Computers ...

Buffalo clergy, charter school activists push for remedies to education crisis
Buffalo religious leaders and charter school advocates Monday demanded a better education for inner-city students, citing high dropout rates and low standardized test scores as proof that the city schools are in crisis. “It is time that we start to ...

Teachers union leader says next president must completely reset education policy and oust current education secretary
While teachers unions have long been a key pillar in Democratic Party, they've been on the outs with President Barack Obama's education department. The administration doubled down on Republican President George W. Bush's educational agenda of ...

Get to know Lisa Kirtman, CSUF's new Dean of Education
Kirtman – who currently serves as the college's associate dean and professor of elementary and bilingual education – succeeds Claire Cavallaro, who retired this year. She will begin her new role on Aug. 16. Growing up in a family in which teaching was ...

#BlackLivesMatter calls for slavery reparations, free education & justice reforms
A coalition of over 50 organizations affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement has issued a list of demands, calling for reparations for slavery and key criminal justice reforms amid “increasingly visible violence against black communities in the ...

Christie to make education announcement today
TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie is taking a break from the statewide tour promoting his proposed school funding overhaul to make an announcement about education. The governor will speak at 12:30 p.m. today at a news conference in Trenton, according to ...

6 Things Science Says Kids Need To Succeed In Education And Business
In their new book, Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek ask what it would take “take to help all children be happy, healthy, thinking, caring, and sociable ...

What 50000 Swedish twins can teach us about education and longevity
Studies consistently find that people with more education tend to live longer. But scientists aren't exactly sure why. One explanation could be that they're richer and thus have more money to invest in their health. Or maybe there's just something ...

DoD's Virtual Fair Helps Answer Education Questions
PENSACOLA, Fla., Aug. 2, 2016 — Registration is now open for the Defense Department's second Voluntary Education Virtual Education Fair, scheduled for Aug. 11 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT, according to a Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education ...

The New Era of Education Accountability
To be sure, most states have been trying to do just that – operating under their own unique accountability systems for the last two years thanks to waivers issued by the Education Department that exempted states from major provisions of the No Child ...

State Resumes Borrowing For Education Projects
Following a period of fiscal austerity when Scott vigorously opposed most state borrowing, Tuesday's decision marked the first time since the 2010-11 budget year that the state has approved Public Education Capital Outlay, or PECO, bonds to pay for the ...

Pitt-Greensburg, Seton Hill accelerate path for education majors
The new agreement between the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg and Seton Hill University will allow undergraduate education majors at Pitt-Greensburg to complete up to two graduate courses for a master of special education degree at Seton Hill ...

Education Insider: Nationwide Arena's value hard to figure
For one, the district will look into starting full-day kindergarten, Board President Joe Begeny told Education Reporter Shannon Gilchrist. The idea hasn't gotten traction in the past, he said, but with more state testing and evidence that students who ...

State wants input from Big Island residents at education forums
Big Island residents have several opportunities this month to suggest ways to improve Hawaii's education system. Tonight, education officials will be in Waimea to collect feedback about the state Department of Education and Board of Education's Joint ...

U.S. Secretary of Education Calls Colorado Early Learning Strides ...
U.S. Secretary of Education Calls Colorado Early Learning Strides ...

Universities Struggle to Meet Syrian Refugee Education Gap
The first to go to university in his family, he began studying psychology at Damascus University in 2012 and dreamed of using his education to help others. Then a friend, a fellow student, disappeared. “The army came for him. I never saw him again ...

Arsonists torching schools in Kenya to protest education reform
While arson attacks in schools are not a new phenomena in Kenya, the escalating rate of the fires has all eyes on the challenges facing Kenya's education system. The people and motives behind the blazes remain unclear, but many suspect students, citing ...

Delawareans want more education funding
The Delaware-based think tank made up of education leaders and government officials released a plan last year laying out goals for the next 10 years of education in the First State and followed it up with a poll to find out what residents think of ...

EXCLUSIVE: Bill Clinton Got Millions From World's Biggest Sharia Law Education Firm
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 20: Former U.S. President Bill Clinton addresses the audience during the opening plenary, called Leaders Dialogue on Climate Change, of the seventh annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) at the Sheraton New York ...

Study finds growth of Chinese higher education hasn't reduced inequality
That is the central question asked by Ka Ho Mok and Jin Jiang, who work in the department of sociology and social policy at Lingnan University in Hong Kong, in a new working paper, “Massification of Higher Education: Challenges for Admissions and ...

Interviews today for state's next education leader
... Craig Pouncey, superintendent of Jefferson County Schools and former deputy state superintendent; Jeana Ross, secretary of the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education; and Michael Sentence, an education consultant and former education ...

Community chimes in on education plans
WAIMEA — A community meeting Wednesday designed to gather feedback from the public about the state Department of Education and Board of Education's strategic plan attracted roughly three dozen people from throughout the island, including teachers ...

Why Retaining Talent Includes Investing In Education
We find the traditional notion of a 9-5 career path that offers a good salary with typical benefits slowly deteriorating. Taking its place is a heightened awareness that many employees spend the majority of their time at work, and consequently ...

What to Expect Out of an Online Graduate Program in Education
"Even though you're really tired at the end of the day, the perk of it is that you get to do it in your pajamas late at night, but you have to be motivated enough to get the work done," says the 36-year-old Kansas special education teacher. "You have ...

Stamford education group gets $5000 grant
The Stamford Public Education Foundation has received a $5,000 grant from the Inner-City Foundation for Charity and Education. The Stamford Public Education Foundation has received a $5,000 grant from the Inner-City Foundation for Charity and ...

The gig economy is making waves in education
"Contract jobs in the education field seem to be keeping pace with the overall growth in flexible work we've seen in recent years," said Brie Reynolds, director of online content at FlexJobs. "Education and training is consistently among the top career ...

Reformers 'disrupted' public education. Now an Ivy League dean says the consequences for kids can be 'devastating.'
That is what corporate school reformers have attempted to do — with efforts to expand school choice, elevate the importance of education technology, and use test scores to drive policy as well as the evaluation of students, schools and teachers ...

Google education guru: Classroom laptop bans make no sense
Google Chief Education Evangelist Jaime Casap's oldest daughter scored a full ride to college on a swimming scholarship but she only lasted one semester out of frustration with the lack of technology at the school. She had been used to taking notes on ...

National conference marks 10 years of growth in sustainable agriculture education
With growing numbers of students and educators interested in sustainable agriculture, food justice and experiential education, the Sustainable Agriculture Education Association (SAEA) conference held July 29–31 at UC Santa Cruz highlighted hands-on ...

Brent Cooper receives state education award
At its meeting Thursday, the Kentucky Board of Education presented the 16th annual Joseph W. Kelly Award to two business leaders who are actively engaged in making a difference in their local schools: Brent Cooper, president of C-Forward Information ...

United Way working on pre-k education initiative for Southeastern Idaho
That's the new education initiative by the United Way of Southeastern Idaho. It kicked off Thursday with a large donation from the Monsanto Company. Monsanto donated a check for $13,500 to help with the initiative. United Way said the goal of the ...

Education groups worry high opt-out rate could trigger federal sanctions
Aug 05, 2016 — Education groups, dismayed by the federal education secretary's threat to punish schools in New York with high opt-out rates for standardized tests, say he's re-igniting controversy that state education officials have been trying to ...

Asia Pacific|Weighing the Strengths and Shortcomings of China's Education System
Scott Rozelle, a Stanford University economist who runs a rural education program in China, is an author of a new study that challenges popular conceptions of Chinese schools. In a recent conversation, he discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the ...

What If High School Were More Like Kindergarten?
I recently returned from a trip to Finland and the Hague with EF Education First for the Global Student Leaders Summit. I traveled with five of my fellow state Teachers of the Year and other educators from around the country who wanted to learn about ...

Education Department Announces Next Step in President's Testing Action Plan
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the next step in President Obama's Testing Action Plan—a grant competition to help states get the resources they need to innovate and improve the quality of assessments, enhance reporting for parents, ...

How Black Lives Matter Activists Plan to Fix Schools
There are more school security officers than counselors in four of the 10 biggest school districts in the country. And whereas spending on corrections increased by 324 percent between 1979 and 2013, that on education rose just 107 percent during the ...

San Bernardino County, US Education Department Agree to Ensure that Students with Disabilities in Alternative and ...
San Bernardino County, US Education Department Agree to Ensure that Students with Disabilities in Alternative and ...

Hogan calls union that opposes his education budget decisions 'thugs'
Gov. Larry Hogan reacted Friday to opponents of his decision not to fund two education-related programs by calling some of the critics "union thugs." Hogan's jab came a few hours after the Maryland State Education Association joined with Sen. Richard ...

Nebraska education board approves tailored plans to improve state's lowest-performing schools
Instead of automatically firing teachers and principals, the Nebraska State Board of Education will try a cooperative approach to turning around three of the state's lowest-performing schools. Board members voted Friday to approve improvement plans for ...

ECOT hands over records to Ohio Department of Education
The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow has delivered more than 25,000 documents, filling nearly 50 "banker boxes," to the Ohio Department of Education to comply with a judge's order. The records, including those showing when students login and logout, ...

The Mis-Education — And Remarkable Triumph — Of Georgina Mamba
Georgina Mamba wasn't blind. Yet when she was in the fourth grade she was kept for months in a class for kids who couldn't see. Then she was transferred to a class for the hearing impaired — even though Mamba wasn't deaf either. Mamba's problem: At ...

Federal education officials should tell California no
This week, state Board of Education President Michael Kirst and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson sent a 10-page letter to the U.S. Education Department taking issue with how the federal government is implementing the Every ...

After five years, state again funds education facilities
Following a period of fiscal austerity, the decision marked the first time since the 2010-11 budget year that the state has approved Public Education Capital Outlay, or PECO, bonds to pay for the construction and maintenance of education buildings. By ...

Weekend: Create a plan to pay for your college education
Of course, if you've read any recent news about the financial details of college education, you'll know that it's also a foreboding prospect: There is nearly $1.3 trillion in student loan debt, ongoing wage stagnation, and the prospect of enduring ...

DEC reminders hunters, trappers of education courses
All new hunters and trappers must first complete a mandatory hunter, bowhunter or trapper education course before they can obtain the appropriate sporting license or hunting privilege. That was the reminder issued by the New York State Department of ...

Medicaid insurer CareSource provides 'life services' to connect clients with education, jobs
“The role we want to play is as a connector with all of those resources, such as education and employment,” she said. CareSource has 1.3 million Medicaid clients in Ohio, including 155,000 in Franklin County. With that many clients, it is using its ...

Education as important for Realtors as for clients
The Greater Nashville Association of Realtors works to offer its members ways to engage in the education system. One avenue to connect is through the association's Public Education Committee. This committee works directly with GNAR's PENCIL partner ...

Education, advocacy at core of Realtor's philosophy
Erin Krueger, affiliate broker and Realtor. The Erin Krueger Team of Benchmark Realty. 318 Seaboard Lane, Ste. No. 112, Franklin 37067. 615-371-1544 (office), 615-509-7166 (direct) or (link) . Years in business: Over 10 years. Describe ...


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