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Quora Question: How Do We Undervalue Teachers and Education?
So you can see that when I encountered Khan Academy's slogan, my feelings were hurt: “Free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.” Isn't that already what public school teachers are doing? And as far as I'm aware, no credentialed teachers even ...

Education's Key Place in Down-Ballot Elections
With so much attention focused on the campaign between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, voters could be forgiven for forgetting they'll be asked to decide plenty more in November. And the stakes are high for K-12 education in state-level elections, ...

Inslee on education funding: What governor has — and hasn't — accomplished
When Jay Inslee ran for governor in 2012, he pledged a focus on creating high-tech and green jobs to revitalize the state's economy, which could bring in tax revenue to boost education funding. Looking back, it's surprising the Washington state Supreme ...

Hillary Clinton could transform American early education - Business ...
Hillary Clinton could transform American early education - Business ...

Columbia University Student Forced To Attend 'Re-Education' For Saying He's Handsome
Columbia University student Benjamin Sweetwood recently wrote a piece for The Tab discussing the “re-education” he received from the gender-based misconduct office for daring to refer to himself as “handsome” in class. Sweetwood was attending a ...

Jobs, education top issues for Ohio's 4th Senate District candidates
Both believe education is an important aspect to the state's future, but Ohio while ranks higher than the national average in overall education it's in the middle of the pack when compared to the rest of the country, according to the past three years ...

Michigan advocates seek explicit right to education
Lawyers fighting a lawsuit on behalf of Detroit schoolchildren hope to persuade the federal courts to recognize a constitutional right to literacy. But some Michigan education advocates are ready to pursue a more direct route: Amend the state ...

Garmey: A Veteran Teacher's Take on Education Reform
20 column by state Sen. Steve Newman and Del. Steve Landes, “The future of education in Virginia,” announced and described the work of a new state education committee and an October 2016 “educational summit” to be held at Central Virginia Community ...

Sesser-Valier, Galatia schools receive thousands for STEM education
The Sesser-Valier School District and Galatia High School were awarded this month with $10,000 and $25,000, respectively, through the America's Farmers Grow Rural Education program. The program is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic ...

Awards and prizes
October 14: Professional fields. The National Press Foundation is accepting nominations for its journalism awards. Visit the organization's website for more details. Contact: (link) awards. October 31: Education. Nominations are being ...

From the education apocalypse
It's not possible to satirize the reign of political correctness on campus. Today's satire is tomorrow's diktat. John Leo takes note of the latest dispatch from the education apocalypse at Princeton and mischievously gets in the spirit: One of the ...

In Rural India, Barriers to Education and Better Jobs
The majority of rural children in India hesitate to choose science or technology education mainly because, in addition to other problems like lack of infrastructure, guidance or mentoring, these subjects are taught in English, while rural children ...

Education Savings Accounts: Advancing Choice in States with Blaine Amendments
In September 2016, the Nevada Supreme Court upheld education savings accounts (ESAs) as constitutional in the Silver State. ESAs are distinct from other parental choice mechanisms in education, especially K–12 private-school vouchers. Other options ...

Money, government can't fix education
I have been involved in education for nearly my entire adult life, spending about 20,000 hours as a classroom teacher. I hold a MA in education and a PhD in political science. I started my career at Cincinnati Public Schools as a parent intervention ...

LIVE VIDEO: Students demand Zuma return to education imbizo
JOHANNESBURG - Students attending the forum on the crisis in higher education caused chaos at the meeting on Monday. They have demanded President Jacob Zuma return to the meeting after he had given his keynote speech earlier in the day. Now the ...

Michelle Obama will host Skype roundtable about education challenges
Michelle Obama will host Skype roundtable about education challenges EnlargeFILE - In this Sept. 28, 2016 file photo, first lady Michelle Obama speaks at LaSalle University in Philadelphia as she campaigns for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton ...

New Frontiers In Online Higher Education46:59
We'll look at the new cutting edge in online higher education. MOOC's, micro-masters, and more. It's getting better. It's leading to good jobs. Harvard Business School Professor and faculty chair of HBX Bharat Anand demonstrates HBX Live, an online ...

The politics of a Boston Latin School education
THE DRUMBEAT OF bad news about race relations at Boston Latin School reached a crescendo last Tuesday, when US Attorney Carmen Ortiz reported that “BLS administrators generally treated student reports of racial harassment and insensitivity with ...

Oregon Secretary Of State's Race Offers Lesson In Civics Education
Your civics education question of the day: What does the Oregon secretary of state do? If you answered “become governor if something happens to the person elected governor,” you can have partial credit — bonus points if you mentioned Kate Brown or ...

UNCG's education school gets largest-ever gift
The university announced the award from the Tom Haggai and Associates Foundation at a ceremony in High Point on Monday night. The money will go to UNCG's School of Education, which will set up the Haggai Academy and other programs to prepare ...

Hunter education teachers' aim is gun safety
From left, Matthew Logue, 12, of Ponca, Neb., Gabe Reinert, 13, of Martinsburg, Neb., and Michaela Nitz, of rural Dixon County, Neb., listen as hunting education instructor Alex Thomas leads a hands-on demonstration during a hunter education class in ...

Turkey: Education External Update - September 2016
An enabling policy and legislative environment guarantees access to education for refugees: The Ministry of National Education (MoNE) is responsible for ensuring that all refugee children enjoy access to schools and has taken steps to remove ...

After gaining legitimacy, can online higher education replace traditional college?
For much of their modern existance, distance-education courses have suffered from an image problem. In the 1970s and 1980s, they were seen as cheap knockoffs of on-campus offerings, hawked on late-night television by the likes of Sally Struthers, who ...

Education Ministry to introduce counter- terrorism course in Russian schools, universities
To correct this, education officials want to launch a separate interactive map of counter-terrorist activities in various educational institutions. The map will be based on a special interactive website, featuring announcements of all such events and ...

If you think education is the solution to income inequality, you may have flunked Statistics
Then it was “There's nothing we can do collectively, so get more education and you'll be fine individually.' The 'more education' solution always begged a couple of questions. Does it really do anything about inequality or does it just rearrange the ...

Former U. S. education secretary rips teacher training
Just as Louisiana is trying to overhaul teacher training, former U. S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Tuesday education preparation is so woeful that it needs national attention. "I've talked to thousands of teachers throughout my career and I ...

Agricultural education goes mobile
Back in 2003, when the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau wanted to educate more local students on where their food comes from, it decided to take a classroom on the road through the Mobile Agriculture Education Science Labs, or the Mobile Ag Labs. One of the ...

Disgusted with Trump vs. Clinton? Blame America's civic education
Last year, Julie Silverbrook — executive director of The Constitutional Sources Project — discovered that even as the civic education community has tried to form “robust coalitions and campaigns” to respond to the crisis, their already pitiful ...

Is Texas' system denying services to special education students?
Federal education officials are investigating Texas after reports suggest that the state's monitoring system is keeping children in need out of special education programs. Critics say the state developed an 8.5 percent target enrollment for special ...

South African police fight students demanding free education
Protesting students throw stones against security at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. South African police have fired rubber bullets and set off stun grenades to disperse student protesters on a ...

State's students falling short in level of education for new jobs
Only about 31 percent of the high-school class of 2006 had earned a postsecondary credential, including a college degree, by 2013 — a significant mismatch with the types of jobs being created in Washington and the level of education needed to get them ...

Former Education secretary criticizes teacher training
Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in an open letter to college presidents and education school deans said the system for training teachers “lacks rigor, is out of step with the times” and leaves them “unprepared and their future students ...

Journal Poll: Problems seen with education, jobs and crime
WASHINGTON – More than 85 percent of New Mexicans think crime, the quality of public education, the economy and the job market are all somewhat or very serious problems in the state, according to a new Journal Poll. And just 30 percent view New ...

Advocates to rally for special education students
Advocates from across Michigan — including Lt. Gov. Brian Calley — are expected to converge on the steps of the state Capitol later this morning, rallying to draw attention to the needs of special education students. Calley, who has a child with ...

Alabama Commission on Higher Education director retiring
The executive director of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education will retire at the end of this year, ending a 45-year career in education, the commission announced today. Gregory G. Fitch has led the state's coordinating board for higher education ...

Online Education Is Now a Global Market
The education landscape is changing. On The Chronicle of Higher Education's Re:Learning podcast, you'll meet the renegade teachers, ed-tech entrepreneurs, and longtime educators shaping the future of college. Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, ...

OIG Report: Charter Schools Pose Risk to Education Department Goals
Charter schools and their management organizations pose a potential risk to federal funds even as they threaten to fall short of meeting the goals of an array of programs the Department of Education oversees, a new audit from the Office of Inspector ...

India's Education Challenge – and How Technology Can Help
Narrating this incident during a panel discussion at the Wharton India Economic Forum held earlier this year, Agarwal said that the man was talking about edX, a free online education provider where Agarwal is currently the chief executive. Founded in ...

Thede, Whalen raise concerns about education, funding
Whalen notes that Iowa used to be first in the U.S. in education and now it is 23rd, or so. The intervening years have brought federal programs such as No Child Left Behind and Common Core, and Whalen takes issue with them in topic areas such as math ...

Bilingual education: Prop 58 leads when voters don't know it would undo ban
Proposition 58, which touts English proficiency but could pave the way to the return of bilingual education, would win easily if the election were held today — as long as voters only read the ballot summary, according to a recent Field-IGS Poll. The ...

An Inside Peek Into the Education World's Obsession with Minecraft
I've been playing Minecraft Education—mostly with students or other teachers—for about four years now. My experience came to a head two weekends ago, when I attended MINECON, the annual Minecraft convention and fan fest held this year in Anaheim ...

Why Education Needs Augmented—Not Artificial—Intelligence
Education technology has a public relations problem. In a space where words carry wide currency, our choice of language matters. That's why I'm troubled by Artificial Intelligence (AI). At a time when educators need assurances that digital innovations ...

Protests on South Africa's university campuses aren't going away anytime soon, nor should they
South Africa's university campuses are in chaos as the Fees Must Fall movement for free education gathers momentum. Several times over the last few weeks, riot police faced off against students singing liberation anthems while lecture halls, science ...

Toledo teachers press for education standards changes
Toledo Federation of Teachers President Kevin Dalton met with teachers, administrators, and supporters outside Oakdale Elementary before classes began. The event, billed as a Walk-ins for Public Education and backed by the Ohio Federation of Teachers, ...

Analyzing picture books for nutrition education
Nutrition education and recommended feeding practices may help parents deal with feeding problems and shorten their duration. Books may be used as resources to help teach children to overcome poor eating habits. Thus, a content analysis was conducted ...

The Right of Parents to Choose Their Child's Education
There is a growing divide within the education reform movement between the so-called technocrats and free-marketeers, causing confusion with parents and grassroots activists and making reform much more difficult to achieve. Free-market reformers ...

US Education Department Approves Extension of New Hampshire's Competency-Based Assessment Pilot
The U.S. Department of Education today announced a one-year extension of New Hampshire's existing competency-based assessment pilot to include a total of nine districts across the state. The pilot will continue to provide students, families and ...

NYC principal: City must probe Education Dept. in bias scandal
The whistleblower in an alleged conspiracy to block low-income and minority kids from enrolling in a popular Riverdale elementary school is calling for a full investigation into a top Education Department official allegedly involved in the scheme ...

Teachers call attention to new education law
Teachers in Toledo and throughout Ohio are seizing on a new federal education law as a chance to curtail standardized testing they view as excessive and harmful. Toledo Federation of Teachers President Kevin Dalton met with supporters outside Oakdale ...

Education Dept.: 11 percent of 5.2M students defaulted on loans ...
Education Dept.: 11 percent of 5.2M students defaulted on loans ...


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