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Why A World Class Education Doesn't Have To Break The Bank
College application season has begun, and November 1 is a deadline for those applying early action to Harvard, Yale, MIT, Princeton, Georgetown and other top schools. While the focus of recent weeks may have been on the SAT scores, transcripts, ...

Texas Education Groups Encourage More Students, Teachers to Vote
“When people vote, they often have an issue in mind and it's not usually education," said Laura Yeager, the director of Texas Educators Vote. "These are educators who vote and then they often get to school and say, 'Gee, why aren't they funding our ...

Why Does Education Translate to Less Support for Donald Trump?
It's worth mentioning that income is not nearly as predictive of presidential preference in this election as education. Trump supporters are not as poor as a lot of people think. And at the highest levels of income, the rich are set to reverse a ...

Policy Prescriptions: Clinton and Trump on education
WASHINGTON (AP) — A quality education for all students, especially young children, is something Hillary Clinton has been talking about for decades. It's mostly new territory for Donald Trump, who more recently has been touting his education ideas ...

Minecraft: Education Edition officially launches
Following months of testing and free trials for early adopters, Microsoft announced this morning that its learning-focused version of the popular Minecraft game, Minecraft: Education Edition, is now available for purchase. The game is available in 50 ...

The Education of Poor Children
Rodriguez is a welcome voice in aid of pending litigation against the abysmal education provided to Detroit's children. It should be pointed out, however, that Rodriguez is perhaps most notable for its profoundly deleterious effects on the education of ...

Microsoft launches Minecraft: Education Edition for schools
Microsoft wants kids playing Minecraft in class, and it's hoping that schools will not just let them, but support them. It's launching a version of Minecraft today called Minecraft: Education Edition that includes some classroom tools and a way to roll ...

Education or Humiliation? What Happens When a Drug Overdose ...
Education or Humiliation? What Happens When a Drug Overdose ...

Alabama preparing for new federal education law
Report cards for Alabama's schools are expected to be released next month, though the state board of education did not approve proposed state rules for those report cards at October's board meeting. State superintendent Michael Sentance said he plans ...

Q&A with authors of book on austerity in public higher education
Fabricant and Brier trace the history of U.S. public higher education before the start of this era of austerity, describing its rapid expansion in the post-World War II years and continuing through the developments that laid the groundwork for what ...

Tencent Co-founder Kicks Off World's Largest Education Prizes
The world's most lucrative education prizes will be awarded next year for the first time and nominations are now being accepted. Launched by Tencent co-founder “Charles” Chen Yidan, the Yidan Prize will be given to individuals who make significant ...

The Complicated History Behind California's Vote on Bilingual Education
As California voters head to the polls this Election Day, one of the propositions on their ballot will be a question with decades of history and conflict behind it: Should the state make it easier for schools to offer bilingual education for students ...

Feds Pick Director to Run Troubled Indian Education Agency
Dearman, an associate deputy director of the Bureau of Indian Education, takes his new job six months after the agency's former director was demoted amid allegations that he used his influence to get jobs for a close relative and a woman with whom he ...

Alabama education system 'sucks,' says Bentley: Lawmaker demands apology
Education and elected officials disagree with Gov. Robert Bentley's public remarks that "Our education system in this state sucks." One lawmaker has called upon the governor to apologize to teachers and students, while other state and education ...

Education secretary stresses need for high-quality early learning
“Looking at the faces in this room, it is clear that UVa honors Dr. Ridley's legacy by ensuring a diverse student body, drawing students from all over the country,” said King, who became education secretary in March. “And, of course, we have to ...

Georgia Governor Refers To 'Colored People' In Education Speech
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) went after opponents of an education ballot measure known as Amendment 1 in a speech last month, saying if they wanted to help “colored people,” this measure was a good place to start. “The irony of some of the groups who ...

Minecraft: Education Edition Is Now Available
minecraft-education-edition Back in September Microsoft announced that the Minecraft: Education Edition would be released on the 1st of November, and sure enough it has. For those who are interested in checking it out, the game has been finally made ...

#FeesMustFall: Decolonising education
With this expansion returned the demand for decolonisation of education, echoed in the 2015 #RhodesMustFall campaign at the University of Cape Town, along with long-standing calls for free education and the end to outsourcing practices for campus ...

District 53 candidates' views differ on education, LGBT
ANDERSON – The biggest difference between the two leading candidates for Indiana state representative District 53, including parts of Hancock and Madison counties, is their view on education. Republican incumbent Robert Cherry, Greenfield, has a ...

TEA denies capping enrollment of special education students
The Texas Education Agency on Wednesday told the federal government the state does not impose a cap on the number of special education students in the state's public schools. U.S. Department of Education officials sent the state agency a series of ...

Bentley not backing down after saying Alabama's education system 'sucks'
The governor's statement was captured on video as he spoke to the Alabama Association of Regional Councils this week. Some in the crowd laughed, and others applauded after he said: "Our education system in this state sucks." Bentley went on to call the ...

Bipartisan group of senators asks Obama to rein in Education ...
Bipartisan group of senators asks Obama to rein in Education ...

Dyson blows a breath of fresh air into education by starting its own university
Now the entrepreneur is doing the same with education - launching his own university to deliver the engineering graduates that British businesses are struggling to find. “We have an insatiable appetite for good engineers and our course will teach them ...

Optics may be part of holdup in Education Department review of Apollo's sale
Investors are getting jittery about whether the U.S. Department of Education will approve the proposed sale of the Apollo Education Group, owner of the University of Phoenix, to a group of three private equity firms. Nine months have passed since the ...

South Africa: #feesmustfall - Decolonising Education
With this expansion returned the demand for decolonisation of education, echoed in the 2015 #RhodesMustFall campaign at the University of Cape Town, along with long-standing calls for free education and the end to outsourcing practices for campus ...

Little diversity present at first 'listening tour' stop for Gov. Sndyer's education commission
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - There was no shortage of big ideas on how to improve Michigan's schools Thursday afternoon during the first stop of a listening tour for Gov. Rick Snyder's 21st Century Education Commission in Grand Rapids. One thing was in ...

Machine Learning And The Future Of Education
I spoke recently with Alfred Essa, Vice President, Analytics and R&D, at McGraw-Hill Education ahead of his presentation at the Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit, and he explained how data is driving innovation, both at his company and in ...

New Bureau of Indian Education director speaks
NEW BUREAU OF INDIAN EDUCATION DIRECTOR SPEAKS: Tony Dearman, who was named this week to lead the Bureau of Indian Education, knows firsthand how federal bureaucracy can complicate the running of schools. In an interview with Morning ...

This Election Is About School Funding, Democratic Control of Education
If you're discouraged about the lack of substance in this year's presidential race, there are ample opportunities to support candidates and measures down ballot that will determine the course of education policy, and thus affect the well being of ...

The Continuing Education of Patrick Vieira
New York City F.C., coached by Patrick Vieira, will have a daunting task when it faces Toronto on Sunday in the second leg of their M.L.S. conference semifinal series. Credit Eric Canha/Cal Sport Media, via Associated Press. PURCHASE, N.Y. — Patrick ...

Yonkers Schools Flouted Rules on Special Education, US Agency Says
As a result of the investigation by its Office for Civil Rights, the federal Education Department announced on Friday that Yonkers Public Schools had agreed to revamp its special-education procedures. In the 2014-15 school year, almost 4,300 Yonkers ...

University of Alaska president proposes single college of education at Fairbanks
However, UAF would become the only administrative home of the single college of education, with just one dean there to oversee programs at Anchorage and Juneau as well as Fairbanks. UAA and UAS education faculty would all become UAF faculty under ...

What if Diane Ravitch were US education secretary?
Soon we'll know. The election is next week, and not too long after we know who who, a new Cabinet will start to be formed. We can speculate on who will ultimately be the next U.S. education secretary, but let's pursue another thought experiment. Author ...

Why is K-12 education reform so hard to achieve?
Local newspapers in the US don't cover education in any depth. Maybe they'll tell you superficial and trivial stuff (for example, that a superintendent was hired or fired, that there will be a meeting next month of the school board). But you won't find ...

Wyoming Department of Education releases Digital Learning Plan
CHEYENNE – State education officials are a step closer to revamping the delivery of education statewide. The Wyoming Department of Education recently released the 2017-2021 Digital Learning Plan. “This comprehensive five-year strategic plan was written ...

Brick Board Of Education Candidate: John O'Rourke
He has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Seton Hall University, received in 1961, and a master's degree in education from Seton Hall received in 1972. He was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army ROTC and worked at a brokerage house on Wall Street ...

Texas continues to withhold details of voter education effort designed by public relations firm
Texas is using the lion's share of a $2.5 million voter education effort on paid media and outreach to community organizations, but has refused over the course of months to provide details of how and where it's spending public money for the public ...

Debate continues on Bentley's claim that education system 'sucks'
“Now that we're all engaged in the conversation about the problems facing Alabama's education system, let's all do something about it now,” Bentley says in the video posted on his website. “There's no denying that there's work to be done. Alabama is ...

Education Extra: Opportunities
The Eugene School District is holding a public meeting in Spanish from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the District Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St., to update the community on its “4J Vision 20/20.” This developing plan aims to guide efforts and focus ...

Oklahoma and Post-Trump Hope for Education and America
I have to admit that I became horribly sick at my stomach last week when I heard Republican consultants react to a tracking poll which briefly showed Trump leading Hillary Clinton. The consultants issued the obligatory disclaimer about feeling ...

Higher Education Has Lost Control of Its Own Narrative
The race for the presidency of the United States has highlighted for Americans — and the world — sharply contrasting visions of our nation. Democrats offered an optimistic vision based on the common good and a shared purpose, with slogans like ...

Vietnam, Ireland agree to cooperation on education, energy
HANOI, Vietnam – Vietnam and Ireland have agreed to increase their cooperation in education, renewable energy, information technology and health care, during a visit to the Southeast Asian country by Irish President Michael Higgins. Among agreements ...

Civil rights group makes legal case for controversial Education Dept. regulation
But a new analysis — conducted by attorneys at WilmerHale at the request of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and provided to The Washington Post — comes to a different conclusion, finding that the Education Department has “ample” ...

Newer UM programs focus on health, education
A doctorate in public health. A business analytics master's degree. A graduate certificate in early childhood education. Many programs approved for the University of Montana over the last four years focus on health and education – and fewer appear to ...

The education policies Americans will vote on this Tuesday
Massachusetts, California, Georgia, and Louisiana voters all face major decisions on education policy this week — including who gets to decide to raise tuition, whether their state should take over management of low-performing schools, and a proposal ...

Global Education Summit at Marwah Studios
"Education is the key to progress and only literacy can eradicate most of the problems from the society. Let's work together to educate the mankind," said Sandeep Marwah renowned educationist and media person, while inaugurating the international meet ...

The Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE) Announces an $8 Million Call ...
The Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE) Announces an $8 Million Call ...

Education system to mark Aliyah Day by telling the 'complete story'
The education system is set to mark Aliyah Day on Tuesday with a week-long commemoration emphasizing the "complete story" of aliyah and the gratitude of Israeli society for past and present olim. “The State of Israel always knew to absorb aliyah, but ...

Here's where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on education
Trump and Clinton on education Here's where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on education. Scott Olson/Getty; Justin Sullivan/Getty Images; Skye Gould/Business Insider. Education policy has largely been a second-tier issue in the 2016 ...

Prop 58 Bilingual Education Measure Explained
A nearly 20-year-old requirement that California school children, including English-learners, be taught in English would be re-tooled under a measure on Tuesday's ballot that would restore authority for school districts to offer bilingual education ...


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