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Education Dept. Sued Over Nonprofit Conversion
The Center for Excellence in Higher Education, a chain of for-profit colleges, is suing the Department of Education after it was blocked from converting to nonprofit status. The Utah-based organization alleges in a lawsuit filed in federal district ...

WQLN Education's reading competition kicks off today
“WQLN Education sees that, with just a little encouragement, students become voracious readers! WQLN Education's 'Q-Kids Readers' Elementary School Reading Competition, in addition to the 'Q-Kids Readers' Summer Reading Race and free Book Club, ...

How lead poisoning wreaks havoc on American education
It didn't come up much during the presidential primary, but the fight over education reform is one of the biggest rifts in the Democratic Party. Simplifying somewhat, on the one side are leftists and teachers' unions, who favor traditional public ...

An Ongoing Quest to Equalize Education Funding
Congress recently passed a new version of the law, called the Every Student Succeeds Act, and as part of implementing it, the Education Department is in the process of publishing regulations that define or provide more clarity on various part of the ...

Disrupting the One-Teacher Standard
We asked prominent voices in education—from policy makers and teachers to activists and parents—to look beyond laws, politics, and funding and imagine a utopian system of learning. They went back to the drawing board—and the chalkboard—to build an ...

Salesforce Donates $8.5M to Computer Science Education
Salesforce on Thursday announced a donation of $8.5 million to San Francisco and Oakland schools to support computer science education. The San Francisco-based software company will continue a four-year partnership with San Francisco Unified School ...

Inclusive education vital for all, including persons with disabilities – UN rights experts
1 September 2016 – Inclusive education is central to achieving high quality education for all learners, including those with disabilities, and for the development of inclusive, peaceful and fair societies, UN human rights experts have said in ...

Back-to-School Bus Tour Offers Look Back at Obama Education Agenda
Secretary of Education John King will host the last back-to-school bus tour of the Obama administration next week, with plans to make 12 stops across six states as he and Education Department officials travel from the nation's capital south to their ...

College Graduates Weigh In On The Value Of Higher Education
Throughout the last academic year, we've followed a group of students who graduated from high school a few years ago in Montgomery County, Md., just outside Washington, D.C. We spent the last year talking with them about their choice of public, private ...

Teens need sext education
We know that abstinence-only sex education doesn't work; indeed, the states with the highest rates of teen pregnancy are the ones that teach kids to “just say no” to sex. Will abstinence-only education work when it comes to sexting? There's no research ...

Q&A: Will Colleges Support Debt-Free Higher Education?
This summer, I argued that Democratic proposals for debt-free higher education will draw opposition from the colleges themselves, which are well served by the status quo. That's because making public colleges and universities free would force costs ...

Education Lab IQ: Vote for your favorite question
Thanks to everyone who submitted questions for the latest round of Education Lab IQ. You have a lot on your minds about testing, gifted programs, school funding, social promotion — and did we mention funding? The five finalists are listed below, and ...

Charter Schools Won't Solve Problems in Catholic Education
Zech argues that separating religious instruction from the “regular curriculum” would “provide the holistic education that parochial school advocates value.” He states, without explanation, that this arrangement would somehow “enable the church to ...

New regs for Tuesday: Soap, education, finance
Education: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is moving forward with new education performance standards for Head Start. The performance standards will help “improve the school readiness of young children” who participate in Head ...

The Politics of Higher Education
That's the framing of a debate about the future of higher education in the new film Starving the Beast, which explores both the view—generally proffered by liberals and schools that rely on taxpayer support—that higher education in the U.S. is a ...

The Afrocentric Education Crisis
WHILE THE RISE OF charter schools may once have seemed a blessing to champions of Afrocentric education, it has brought with it a host of problems. Public charters' emphasis on standardized testing has jeopardized the standing and existence of ...

Hespe Out, Harrington In as NJ Education Commissioner, Announces Christie
Education Commissioner David C. Hespe will step down at the end of September, announced Governor Chris Christie, who has named Kimberley Harrington, the Department's Assistant Commissioner/Chief Academic Officer, as Acting Education ...

Education Sunday: Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth
I spend my days at the corner of faith and education, both as the leader of education initiatives for the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) and as mom to two little ones (a kindergartener and a toddler). In both environments ...

N.J. education commissioner Hespe calls it quits
TRENTON — State Education Commissioner David Hespe announced his resignation Friday morning after 30 months on the job. Kimberley Harrington, the assistant commissioner and chief academic officer, will become acting education commissioner at the ...

Nashville sues state for more education funds
Metro Nashville Public Schools has filed its petition to sue the state for more education funds, even as its new schools chief is still exploring whether the lawsuit against Tennessee is the right way to go about getting more money for the district ...

Think tank: Trump's education plan would cut 490K teacher jobs
The Republican nominee has said he will pursue extensive cutbacks at the Education Department. The plan could affect more than 8 million students around the country. "Trump's plan to sacrifice resources for America's students, particularly the most ...

Why We Need Moonshot Thinking in High School Education
Education experts Esther Wojcicki, a distinguished visiting scholar at Stanford's MediaX, and Leila Toplic, CMO at LRNG, a non-profit aimed at redesigning learning to match 21st-century needs, had a panel discussion at Singularity University's Global ...

The education of Yoan Moncada
Freedom is a 1.8-ounce piece of sponge cake with a cream filling. It is too many sprays of cologne. It is a washer and dryer. It is everything the teenage boy did not know, did not understand, when he left Cuba and arrived in the United States with an ...

'Education savings accounts' vouchers by another name
In July, the Texas Senate Committee on Education announced it will be studying a school choice program using education savings accounts, or ESAs. ESAs may be a new concept to many Texans, but they're simply a new form of vouchers that already exist in ...

N.J. Education Commissioner Hespe resigns
Christie named Kimberley Harrington, the department's assistant commissioner and chief academic officer, as acting education commissioner. In a statement, Christie credited Hespe with overseeing sweeping changes in education, easing regulations for ...

Education PAC targets 3 Cape races
A national political action committee has shown a lot of interest in three state representative races on the Cape, where it reported spending almost $26,000 last month, according to just-released records from the state Office of Campaign and Political ...

Education Secretary Says Status Quo In Schools Is 'Unacceptable'
U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. discusses the department's latest rules to make school funding more equal. Republicans and teachers unions have criticized the rules. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: It's back to school time around the country, so we ...

Why is Finland fleeing US education policies?
Hundreds of thousands of children, including my own 8-year-old, returned to primary school last month in Finland. They also returned to a new National Core Curriculum in a country that has achieved global acclaim for its highly efficient education ...

5 Questions: Education scholar Jon Hale
Jon Hale hit the ground running. He arrived at the College of Charleston in 2011, joining the faculty of the Department of Teacher Education. His activist instincts quickly kicked in. Surveying the education landscape of the Lowcountry and beyond, ...

Oklahoma education notes for Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016
Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma are among 83 schools recognized this year by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, which is the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. For the fifth year in a row, OSU ...

How 1 Black-Owned Ga. School Is Revolutionizing Education for the Gifted
“My main goal is to provide them with the best education out there for them. I always tell people that I want my students to have the best resources. I want them to be prepared to go to any Ivy League college of their choosing,” Anderson told The Root ...

Education and justice tops Bread and Roses topics
LAWRENCE – Labor Day signals the end to summer's revelry but Monday's Bread and Roses Festival is more education and social justice than a last hurrah for family fun on the Campagnone Common. The festival commemorating the 1912 strike by 20,000 ...

Montana interim commission proposes increases to special education funding
In Montana, the state's share of special education dollars comes mostly through instructional block grants, related services block grants, and reimbursement for disproportionate costs. Districts also have to match $1 locally for every $3 received from ...

The value of education and being an entrepreneur
Recent studies indicate that 1 out of every 11 adult women is an entrepreneur in the United States. With the rise in women entrepreneurs, higher education experiences followed. Thus, more women than ever are pursuing education and entrepreneurship ...

Va. education officials moving forward with plans that could transform how schools work
Later this month, Virginia's Board of Education will get its first look at the draft of a plan being created to change graduation standards across the state, an effort aimed at better preparing students for new workforce realities. The draft, which is ...

Cyber education is necessary for the future of mankind
On the grand timeline of mankind, revolutionary innovations can be found throughout each century. The Internet, although relatively new by comparison, is undoubtedly deserving of being considered among such achievements. It has become the backbone to ...

At Emsworth academy, education, spirituality geared toward 21st-century challenges
Ninth-graders, from left, Leelee Thompson, Phillip Solomon and Dylan Stone of Holy Family Academy in Emsworth, assemble a chemistry lab table on the first day of school on Thursday. Students assemble their own wooden desks and chemistry lab tables at ...

One change in US education could dramatically improve America's relationship with the world
Employers look to hire people with language skills “even if they think they don't need them,” says Rebecca Callahan, author of The Bilingual Advantage and an associate professor of bilingual and bicultural education at the University of Texas at Austin ...

The ITT Fraud: For-Profit Education and the Crisis of the Commons
The con that is for-profit education is finally being exposed, and these “higher learning” institutions are increasingly recognized for their rapacious treatment of students. Within this context, the Wall Street Journal seeks to reframe the attack on ...

Ohio education official: Kasich administration wanted ECOT audit
John Kasich's office and at least three top Ohio Department of Education staff members met with lobbyists for ECOT and other e-schools in a Senate office. The online schools complained that the department suddenly wanted to use log-in durations to ...

Augmenting the reality of ecology education
The session offered a smorgasbord of projects that stunningly integrate mobile devices, programming, and new media into ecology education. These were not designers swept away with the tide of compelling new gadgets; rather, each program or app was ...

Obama's Education Law Rewrite
Last week the Education Department proposed a rule that supposedly aims to clarify a requirement in the law that Title I funds for low-income students supplement rather than supplant local and state spending. Congress intended to devolve federal ...

Charter Schools Are Reinventing Local Control in Education
This arrangement does not perform nearly so well in a country of mobile and cosmopolitan citizens, where states make most education rules and furnish most of the money, where government intrudes in myriad ways, and where discontent with education ...

UNC featured in education defunding documentary
UNC will appear in “Starving the Beast,” an upcoming documentary that examines the systematic defunding of public education since the 1980s. The University will be featured as one of the institutions struggling with the market-oriented reformation of ...

It May Be 2084 Before the World Reaches Universal K-12 Education, UNESCO Says
At the current pace, universal completion of primary education isn't expected to be reached until 2042, and it will take even longer — until 2084 — for every child in the world to have access to complete K-12 education, warns the latest Global ...

An eyewitness to the value of education in America
Nearly every piece of research I've seen seems to point in this direction: The more formal education you have, the more money you can make over time. Your labor is usually worth more based on your educational attainment. An American worker with a ...

Genocide education requirement...
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Hillary Clinton Answers 10 Questions on Early Education
Hillary Clinton has been focused on the issue of early-childhood education since she was in law school, 40 years ago. Were she to become president, she'd be the first in the history of the office to come in with the protection and education of young ...

TAL Education Group Releases HiWorld, A Key Breakthrough in International Education
BEIJING, Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- After the acquisition of FirstLeap and the increase of the shareholdings of Shunshun, TAL Education Group ("TAL", NYSE: XRS) keeps moving forward in the international education field. On September 5, TAL ...

University heads call on Netanyahu to re-examine equating religious education with academic degrees
"We are very concerned by the practice which recognized religious education as equivalent to an academic degree," the university heads wrote. "We appeal to you to reconsider enacting this practice, or at the very least to place a one year time limit on ...


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