Home > Education News

Education News 12/2016



US lead on AI will shrink without more funding and education
That means far more emphasis on AI programming earlier in education, as Moore points out, but also simply more money injected into research: Government investment in AI over the past year was $1 billion, while the tech industry spent $8 billion ...

Will Trump's education agenda gain traction here?
8 election, opponents of Ballot Question 2 swayed Massachusetts voters to reject charter school expansion with arguments that the proposed law would drain funding from local school districts while opening the door to privatization of public education ...

CTU's Lewis blasts Trump's education secretary pick: 'She's a nightmare'
"I mean, it's OK, we can occupy the (Department of Education). We've done it before, and I believe in direct action and mass movement. So, it'll happen." Lewis joined a list of education union leaders who have criticized DeVos, who was selected by ...

Ten Commandments For Higher Education
Higher education in America is too costly, too little learning is going on, and increasingly college graduates are taking relatively low paying jobs not requiring a college degree. While universities historically have been either private or subsidized ...

Jeb Bush says we need to 'redefine public education'
"If knowledge was the priority of public education ... we would be redefining public education as educating students," Bush said at the National Summit on Education Reform. "Not focused on the system, but focusing on customizing the learning experience ...

Virginia Board of Education member resigns after vulgar tweets surface
A Virginia Board of Education member has stepped down after a series of his tweets from several years ago surfaced, including public messages that had gay slurs, references to sexual assault and anti-white comments. Wes Bellamy, 30, a high school ...

Meet the congresswoman poised to tear up Obama's education legacy
As the 73-year-old GOP lawmaker and former community college president is poised to assume the leadership of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, she plans to help deliver on that idea — or at least, erase what she regards as Barack ...

Sen. Sessions once linked special education law to 'decline in civility' in classrooms
The law also calls for participation by parents and teachers in the individual students' education plans, and it spells out a set of procedural safeguards that ensure families can review their child's complete educational records, request free ...

Alaska education department picks new test vendor for 2017 exam
Laurent said Thursday that the Alaska education department and the Minnesota company were still negotiating a contract for the 2017 exam. The state education department said in a statement that the contract will have options for annual renewals through ...

How Much Damage Could Trump Do to Public Education?
Unlike the current secretary, John King, or the previous one, Arne Duncan, DeVos has never led a state education department or school district. As an advocate and donor, she has been committed to the concept of school choice, not necessarily as a ...

Southside trustees weigh options as education commissioner moves to disband board
Southside Independent School District trustees and employees said they received notice Thursday that Mike Morath, Texas commissioner of education, intended to uphold state investigators' recommendation to disband the district's board of trustees and ...

The Education Department's Trillion-Dollar Bank
On Wednesday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a scathing report on the way the Department of Education calculates costs for certain student loan repayment plans. Specifically, GAO looked at income-driven repayment (IDR), a set of ...

Incoming House Education Leader Is a Bold Conservative Reformer
“Meet the Congresswoman Poised to Tear Up Obama's Education Legacy” blares a Politico headline above a piece on Virginia Foxx, the incoming leader of the House Committee​ on Education and the Workforce. And it's not wrong. A representative of North ...

Education Was a Bigger Election Issue Than We Thought
It has been three weeks since Donald Trump's come-from-behind presidential win, but his victory wasn't the only surprising outcome of the election. In reflecting on the events of the campaign and the new direction in education conversations in the wake ...

​Meet Intel Education Accelerator's Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries
It was an edtech entrepreneur's dream on Wednesday at Intel's Education Accelerator Demo Day. At the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, eight hopeful startups took the stage to show off their ideas and the progress they've made under the wings ...

Trump's education pick says reform can 'advance God's Kingdom'
The billionaire philanthropist whom Donald Trump has tapped to lead the Education Department once compared her work in education reform to a biblical battleground where she wants to "advance God's Kingdom." Trump's pick, Betsy DeVos, a national ...

OK Teachers, Lawmakers Discuss Education In 2017
Teachers, parents and administrators got the chance to ask lawmakers how they're planning to beef up education spending at a legislative luncheon in Jenks. Many of the teachers said they don't feel like education is a priority in Oklahoma, but the ...

Trump's Presidency Will Be a Disaster for Public Education
Trump is already showing which direction he's taking the country's public education. If you care about kids being taught science, you'd best gird yourself for a war, because we're going to have to fight to preserve our children's right to a strong STEM ...

A quiet education revolution worldwide is giving kids the skills to be 21st-century citizens
In small pockets around the globe, teachers and education innovators are looking beyond rigid systems and high-stakes standardized tests. They are trying to use education to allow students, especially poor ones, to “become architects of their own lives ...

Special-education teacher chosen as ambassador
April Reisma, a special-education teacher at Benton Junior High School, was recently selected to be an ambassador for the Every Student Succeeds Act. Reisma is the 67th member of the national implementation team for ESSA, which also includes seven ...

Sculpture at university reflects vocational education value
HOPE, Ark. (AP) - Judy Wright Walter's new sculpture at the University of Arkansas at Hope-Texarkana symbolizes the power of education. Recently dedicated at the Hope campus in honor of the college's five-decade anniversary, Walter's sculpture, titled ...

Harkins: State subcommittee recommends career education improvements
The House Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness on Wednesday released more than 40 recommendations to help employers find qualified employees, by strengthening business-education partnerships, increasing access to ...

Online education growing in Arkansas
This time the panel approved his application by a 5-2 vote; the state Board of Education followed up in January with a 5-2 vote of its own in favor of the school. Arkansas Connections Academy is an open-enrollment charter school. Open-enrollment ...

Cyber Charter Schools Fail to Provide Much of an Education
What President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican sweep of government will mean for K-12 education priorities over the next four years is not entirely clear yet. However, policy statements and administration selections so far indicate “school choice ...

Anger over education philosophies in New Orleans 200 years ago
"Can it be fairly presumed that our judgment as to the proper mode of teaching is not as respectable as that of Joseph Lancaster, whose book (presumably the 1803 'Improvements in Education'), as I have shewn, proves him to be little removed from a ...

Marching Flute And Fantasy Fiction: The Education Of Lizzo
Lizzo's Texas hip-hop education bloomed, over time, into a career – though it hasn't been without its speed bumps. She spoke with NPR's Alisa Chang about learning to rap while struggling with self-image, and why a particular orchestral instrument is ...

Partisans of Liberal Education
In the New York Times this weekend, Molly Worthen takes note of a series of liberal education and political philosophy programs run by a series of conservative-leaning institutions in recent years. Some, like the Claremont Institute's wonderful Publius ...

Foxx Named Chair of House Education Committee
North Carolina Republican Virginia Foxx, a vocal critic of the Obama administration's higher education policies, will be the chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Foxx, a former community college president, replaces ...

Is Education Tied To Conspiracy Theory Belief?
These patterns of association are informative, but they're often difficult to interpret. For example, is it the case that education reduces belief in conspiracy theories, or that people who endorse conspiracy theories are less likely to pursue formal ...

Will Higher Education Be 'Trumped' by State Lawmakers?
As the impact of the 2016 elections takes shape in statehouses, there are early signs that some policy proposals made by President-elect Donald J. Trump are prompting reactions from governors and state legislators. For those who work on higher ...

Area professionals offer input for federal education law
TIM BEHUNIAK/P-R PHOTOJulia Loomis (center) of Keene Central School participates in a recent education forum held by Champlain Valley Educational Services in Plattsburgh. The event served as an opportunity for area professionals to provide feedback ...

Trump's First 100 Days: Science Education and Schools
Yet the tone of his campaign—and his rhetoric on issues ranging from minorities to climate change—has many educators and academics worried about the future of liberal arts and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. “Donald Trump ...

An Anti-Trump Agenda for American Education
I am even less likely to be in a position to reshape education in the United States any time soon than let's say Donald Trump was going to be elected President or the Cubs to win the World Series, but these things happen, so let me lay out what I see ...

Wyoming education funding crisis years in the making
The funding model that's educated a generation of Wyoming students while largely keeping the state and its education system out of the courtroom for the past decade has hit a crisis point. State superintendent Jillian Balow said that historic spending ...

Education Lab IQ: Vote on which finance questions you'd like us to answer
Thank you to everyone who submitted questions for our latest round of Education Lab IQ, short for “interesting questions.” The goal has always been the same: to answer your burning questions about education in Washington. As usual, we received many ...

The Strange, Complex Education of Jared Kushner
Earlier this year, as his family's namesake company prepared to partner on a $340 million deal for 733,000 square feet of real estate in downtown Brooklyn, Jared Kushner sounded amazed by the prospect. It wasn't the dollar figure or the scope of the ...

Maryland state school board selects education scholar as vice president
The Maryland State Board of Education tapped a longtime education scholar who lives in Chevy Chase as its new vice president. Chester E. Finn Jr., president emeritus of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover ...

Why education should become more like artificial intelligence ...
Why education should become more like artificial intelligence ...

Why Trump education nominee's agenda is dead on arrival
Has there ever been a Cabinet nominee whose agenda was deader on arrival than President-elect Donald Trump's choice for education secretary? To understand the disappointment that awaits Betsy DeVos, a billionaire Michigan education activist, consider ...

Pisa tests: Singapore top in global education rankings
Singapore has the highest achieving students in international education rankings, with its teenagers coming top in tests in maths, reading and science. The influential Pisa rankings, run by the OECD, are based on tests taken by 15-year-olds in more ...

The Betsy DeVos Nomination Bodes Well For Parents' Involvement In Education
If, as the research indicates, the most accurate predictor of a student's achievement is parental involvement in his or her education, and school choice—the reason St. Marcus School exists—encourages parental involvement, then perhaps one way to ...

How to Usher in a Wave of Entrepreneurship in Education
Our education system defines our future—it inspires us, teaches us, rears us, and has historically been the vehicle for upward mobility. It afforded the hope that with knowledge and hard work, a child from a family of limited means could climb into ...

Barnes & Noble Education Fails Its Latest Test
For most retailers, the holiday season is the most important of the year. But for college bookstore operator Barnes & Noble Education (NYSE:BNED), a huge portion of its overall revenue comes in during the back-to-school quarter, and coming into Tuesday ...

Education Department Blocks Aid for 2 For-Profits
The U.S. Department of Education said Tuesday it would block for-profit colleges Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business from receiving additional federal student aid. As of Dec. 31, students will no longer be able to use funds from Pell ...

Lawmakers take up continued need for Regional Education Service Agencies
CHARLESTON — A legislative auditor's report revealed Tuesday recommends either eliminating or restructuring the eight Regional Education Services Agencies (RESAs), creating an opportunity to remove duplication and redundancy that will save the state ...

Opinion: Education, not politics, is what's really dividing Americans
And the more education people had, the more likely they were to vote for Clinton: Clinton won all college graduates by 49%-45% and those with postgraduate education by 58%-37%. She improved a lot on President Obama's 2012 performance in 48 of the ...

Wyoming considers adding Native American education to schools
The bill would have the State Board of Education “consult and work with tribal governments” to develop education standards for teaching Wyoming students about the state's Native American history, said Lander Republican Sen. Cale Case, the Senate ...

FIS to sell public sector, education unit to Vista Equity for $850 million
N) is to sell its SunGard Public Sector and Education unit to Vista Equity Partners for $850 million to focus on making software for the financial industry. Reuters had reported in March that FIS was looking for buyers for the unit, which makes ...

Alabama education officials tight-lipped on federal investigation of grad rate
AL.com first reported on the investigation last month, getting confirmation from both the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Education and state superintendent Michael Sentance, though neither would comment on the actual work of the ...

White flight is creating a separate and unequal system of higher education
Anthony P. Carnevale, director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, argues that inequities in higher education are exacerbating racial inequality. — Danielle Douglas-Gabriel. In the post-World War II era, whites fled the ...


Be Smart Online | apartment hunting | local real estate agents