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Public schools still receive most Indiana education funding
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana annually spends more money on elementary and high school education than any other budget component, a trend likely to continue when the General Assembly convenes in January to determine how to spend anticipated revenue ...

Education Buzz for Sunday, Jan. 1
Alamillo, associate professor and chair of the Literacy, Early, Bilingual and Special Education Department in the Kremen School of Education and Human Development at Fresno State, will talk about reassessing education approaches toward bilingual ...

These Will Be The Five Biggest Education Issues Of 2017
In contrast to previous years, when the stakes in education were easy to see at the outset, what will happen this year is almost anybody's guess. Unsurprisingly, this uncertainty is all thanks to presidential victor Donald Trump. Had former Secretary ...

Education commissioner Barry to step down at end of January
Commissioner Virginia Barry sent an email to department staff Friday announcing that she will step down from the post Jan. 30. Barry has led the department since 2009 and her appointment is set to expire in March. Republican Gov.-elect Chris Sununu ...

Donald Trump and Bill Gates Value Education [Video]
Gates has observed that many states are cutting education because of budget deficits. Education is no longer the states' top priority. He said that American should care about state budgets as these are significant for children and the future of these ...

Trump's Pick For Education Secretary Is Longtime Bush Pal
Betsy DeVos, a longtime friend of Bush's, has been nominated for education secretary and is expected to be confirmed by the Senate. Ironically, Bush's views on education were ridiculed during the campaign by Trump. But Politico reports Bush's beliefs ...

Mexico: The Power of Early Education
She believes that "if more schools and teachers were able to see education through different eyes, and if they were brave enough to innovate and break paradigms, and use methods like ours ... to help children reach their potential, the possibilities of ...

Higher Education Reform Debated in Chile
The proposal presented by the government to reform higher education in Chile is currently being analyzed and debated in the Chilean parliament. It is important to remember that the last reform took place 35 years ago. Since then, the system has grown ...

Education will be big part of state's legislative session
Deal tasked the commission with looking broadly at the state of education in Georgia and the improvements that needed to be made. He also charged a funding subcommittee on the commission to update Georgia's more than 30-year-old K-12 funding ...

Resolution: Give parents a choice for their kids' education
I believe that it will be a smash with parents who are very involved in their kids' education, a large portion of the population, I assume. It will be fought by the public teachers' union but a president willing to speak over the media could make it ...

Education Committee Debate on 'Breaking the Silence' in Schools Hits High Notes - The Jewish Press
The Knesset's Education, Culture and Sports Committee last week met to debate allowing Breaking the Silence group into Israeli public schools, following petitions filed by MKs Amir Ohana (Likud) and Oded Forer (Yisrael Beitenu). The meeting was called ...

5 Education Stories To Watch In 2017
Donald Trump's focus on school choice, vouchers and his overall ambivalence about the federal role in education will complicate matters for ESSA (the Every Student Succeeds Act). That's the recently revised federal law through which billions of dollars ...

Education Issues to Watch in 2017
Clockwise from top left: Gov. Bruce Rauner, former CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, current CPS CEO Forrest Claypool and U.S. education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos. (Chicago Tonight). 2016 has been a busy year for education issues locally, statewide ...

Five Higher Education Reform Ideas For The New Congress
While tax and healthcare reform will undoubtedly be at the top of the agenda, the new Congress should devote some time to reforming the federal government's role in higher education. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), the incumbent chairman of the Senate ...

Education changes proposed, but what can Georgia afford?
There is a litany of proposals to remake the Georgia education system thanks to a specially appointed committee's year-long work, and tax income in Georgia is rising with the economy. But what will legislators be willing to spend, especially to get ...

Wilson physical education teacher up for national award
For lots of people, the term "gym class" conjures long-buried memories of matching uniforms, alpha-dog dodgeball and the social rite of picking teams. Wilson High School teacher Liz Burkhart wants something different for her students, and the physical ...

'Election Hacking' or Voter Education?
A calmer, less partisan perspective suggests that what Clinton and Obama view as interference with the election process might more accurately be described as voter education, which strengthens democracy by helping its participants make better-informed ...

Here's A Preview Of Education Issues Texas Lawmakers Could Tackle This Session
McCabe is director of advocacy at the education nonprofit Commit! Partnership in Dallas. “We want high-quality full day pre-K, but we know that given the current budget and the political climate that that's a real long shot,” McCabe said. “And so while ...

Arizona education groups: 'Do your job, Legislature'
In a new poll of Arizona voters released by the public school advocacy group Stand for Children Arizona a majority of those surveyed said the state should spend more money on education — and more than half indicated they'd be willing to pay higher ...

Education Notebook: New HR director, school board members
"It was here that I really found the beauty in education and all the doors that it could open," Ahmed said. "So for me, I tried to reciprocate that in any way that I could at my institution in the local communities I've been apart of. So I sincerely ...

Endowment supports more diverse future for music education
Throughout the years, John Kratus drew on his non-traditional music background to explore musical creativity and to push the boundaries of music education. In addition to teaching in preschool and K-12 settings, he directed music education programs at ...

Solve launches new challenges on climate, education, and health care
Those who submit applications to the refugee education, carbon contribution, and chronic disease challenges will have their solutions reviewed by panels composed of expert judges from MIT and beyond. Ian Waitz, dean of the School of Engineering, serves ...

Are The PISA Education Results Rigged?
Others point to a culture in Asia which values education highly and is driven by “Tiger Moms” who push their children to excel in their studies. In Vietnam, some students are reportedly too busy with school and studying to take meals at home and eat ...

New institute seeks to professionalize Jewish experiential education
“Experiential education” is a philosophy that advocates engaging students in “direct experience and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge, develop skills, clarify values, and develop people's capacity to contribute to their communities ...

Oklahoma scores D+ on national report for education quality
(KTUL) – Oklahoma is starting off the year as one of the lowest ranking states concerning the quality of education. The state was ranked 47th in the nation on Education Week's annual “Quality Counts” report. Oklahoma received a D+, scoring 68.3 out of ...

Democrats and Republicans still divided on education funding
At Wednesday's next-to-last meeting of the Education Funding Task Force, Democrats and Republicans presented their recommendations separately, as opposed to a bipartisan proposal to discuss with their respective caucuses. The Democratic proposal ...

Why the world depends on Jewish education in 2017
For centuries, Jews have focused on education that would create thriving societies that contain mutual support, trust, and positive development. Often overlooked, Jewish wisdom is steeped in teachings of unity and love. Rabbi Nachman wrote, “The ...

Charter school foes tell NJ education officials: Enough already
TRENTON - Charter school opponents called for a moratorium on further expansion in New Jersey on Wednesday, as the state Board of Education took up a proposal announced last year by Gov. Christie to ease rules for charter teacher and administrator ...

Education alone doesn't prevent violent extremism. Here's what else you need.
And so in September, Somalia's legislature passed its first National Strategy and Action Plan for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism. When youth, especially young men, can't get an education, many experts believe, they're more likely to join ...

Seven ways education needs to change in 2017
When James Callaghan, then prime minister, launched his great debate on education at Ruskin College Oxford in 1976, the content and role of education became a hotly contested subject. Schools today, however, are now less concerned with education, and ...

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Colorado Department of Higher Education requests budget increase
DENVER – The Colorado Department of Higher Education is seeking a budget increase of $20.5 million for the 2017-18 fiscal year because of increased health insurance costs and a need to moderate statewide tuition increases, said Diane Duffy, interim ...

Lawmakers propose marijuana tax for education
The challenges facing lawmakers were on stark display Thursday, with Democrats sharply criticizing the GOP at a legislative forum for not coming up with a specific education funding plan and Republicans countering they need more information to bring ...

First Lady taps Gunn student for education…
A Gunn High School senior will join First Lady Michelle Obama in the White House on Friday as a student adviser for a national initiative to expand access to college education. Kevin Ji was one of 17 students selected for the inaugural Student Advisory ...

From Diversity to Desk Chairs: This Week's Top 7 Education Stories
“Just think about that scene [in It's a Wonderful Life],” Secretary King told me as we sat in his office at the Department of Education. “If you are 22 years old and just out of college, you may not have the perspective that if you are calling a parent ...

God Banned By Facebook For Wanting Healthcare and Education
Two days after suggesting that the United States reallocate portions of its military budget towards healthcare and education, God instantly felt the wrath of Facebook in the form of a 30-day ban. The message, which asked Americans to “stop making your ...

Mitt Romney: Trump has made a smart choice for education secretary
The nomination of Betsy DeVos for secretary of education has reignited the age-old battle over education policy. The heat is already intense not just because it involves the future of our children but also because a lot of money is at stake ...

Educators: parents will drive new bilingual education growth
Supporters of Proposition 58, the successful ballot initiative to overturn bilingual education limits in California, said more bilingual programs in public schools would better prepare students for future careers. Well, the changes aren't moving so ...

Education, transportation among priorities for Columbia Chamber of Commerce
Because Columbia is home to multiple higher education institutions, the chamber's list of priorities includes several related to higher education funding: $491 million in core funding to the University of Missouri, a recurring $15 million to address ...

Florida lawmakers return to the capitol Monday with a focus on education
“The way you make your state attractive to people is you have the number one education system in the state," said Corcoran. "You have the best infrastructure. you have the lowest regulations. you have the lowest tax, taxing part. you have the safest ...

It's Time to Reclaim America's Leadership in Education
Fixing this will require us to evolve our approach to public education and training. The latest results of the PISA exam, which assesses science, math, and reading performance among 15-year-olds around the globe, show American students noticeably ...

Millennials Grinter, Farrow making mark in education
While teaching at Power Center, Farrow created Let's Innovate through Education, which helps students develop business and entrepreneurship skills. The program now acts as an incubator for students for a full decade, following them through college and ...

Romney offers praise for Trump's Education secretary pick
Romney, who was a top contender to serve as Trump's secretary of state, discussed the need for significant education reform, painting DeVos as a nominee who would challenge the status quo. He also praised her efforts to open charter schools in Michigan ...

The education push everyone knows Maine needs
It's fine for the Maine Department of Education to offer $3 million in incentives to encourage school districts to regionalize services, as it announced Jan. 3. This type of program could help districts save money by, for instance, helping them combine ...

Romney backs Trump's choice for education secretary
Washington (CNN) Mitt Romney publicly backed President-elect Donald Trump's education secretary nominee in a Washington Post op-ed published Saturday. Betsy DeVos was tapped to lead the Department of Education in Trump's administration in ...

Hot Topics for 2017 Legislative Session: Education & budget surplus
With the announcement of a new task force focused on higher education by way of the governor's executive order, there is a hope to carry on with positive momentum in working toward Idaho's 2020 goal of having 60 percent of the up and coming workforce ...

Education Extra Book Picks
From the sleepy little town of Tackleford, England, we cross paths once again with teenagers Shauna, Charlotte, Mildred, Jack, Linton, and Sonny. When last we left our lovable detectives, they had successfully figured out just why the new kid at school ...

​What's Happened in Education
Eight years ago, not only was the US economy in meltdown but the American public education system looked pretty wobbly, too. There were a host of worrisome dimensions including floundering graduation rates, sliding academic achievement, crumbling ...

State legislators to talk education
BROOKVILLE — The public will get an opportunity later this month to chat with three state legislators about education when they make a stop in the Whitewater Valley. The Franklin County Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees will host a ...

State lawmakers worry about public voice in education
ANDERSON — State lawmakers representing Madison County say Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb's proposal to make Indiana's school chief an appointed position is worth discussing, but isn't an important education priority in the 2017 legislative session. "I guess ...


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