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Concerns expressed at education town hall
FITCHBURG -- Massachusetts schools are among the top performing in the nation, according to figures cited by Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchell Chester at a town hall Tuesday night. But according to audience members, there ...

The Necessary Mindsets Of Education Entrepreneurs
The Financial Times Lexicon defines the entrepreneurial mindset as “a specific state of mind which orientates human conduct towards entrepreneurial activities and outcomes.” While there is currently little research about the mindsets of education ...

Former education secretary talks Betsy DeVos, plagiarism charges
Margaret Spellings, a secretary of education under George W. Bush, defended Betsy DeVos, President Trump's pick to fill her former position, in an interview with “CBS This Morning” early Wednesday. “This is the era of the states and I expect that she ...

The World's Biggest For-Profit College Company, Laureate Education, Raises $490 Million In Public Debut
Laureate Education, an education juggernaut that is backed by big-name investors like Henry Kravis and Steve Cohen and counts Bill Clinton as its former honorary chancellor, listed its stock on the Nasdaq. Shares sunk 8% to $12.87 in the first few ...

Two Republican senators say they will vote against DeVos for education secretary
Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Wednesday that they intend to vote against the confirmation of President Trump's education secretary nominee, Betsy DeVos, giving Democrats two of at least three Republican votes they ...

Texas education board approves curriculum that challenges evolution
Texas students will continue to learn theories that challenge the scientific understanding of evolution after the State Board of Education signed off Wednesday on a preliminary version of the state's pared-down biology curriculum. The board, made up of ...

MILO on Tucker Carlson: The Berkeley Riot is Embarrassing for Higher Education
MILO told Tucker Carlson that tonight's riots are an embarrassment for American higher education. “I think tonight is…a horrible spectacle and very humiliating for American higher education.” He added that he's learned over the course of the Dangerous ...

Education notebook:
The League of Education Voters and parents from Spokane International Academy and PRIDE Prep are hosting an informational meeting on the McCleary decision and how school funding affects them Monday. Attendees will gain basic knowledge on the ...

Taking Betsy DeVos to school: If Trump's education secretary pick spent a day in an underfunded city school, she ...
Taking Betsy DeVos to school: If Trump's education secretary pick spent a day in an underfunded city school, she ...

Washington Senate approves education funding plan
OLYMPIA — The Senate on Wednesday narrowly approved an education funding plan that seeks to replace local school levies with a statewide uniform rate earmarked for schools. The chamber passed the Republican proposal on a 25-24 vote, with no ...

On Higher Education, Trump is Hard to Read
The higher-education agenda of the U.S. Education Department under Donald Trump remains largely unknown nearly two weeks into his presidency, fueling doubts among some college leaders and education experts about how much he will prioritize issues ...

Laureate Education IPO: What Investors Need to Know
The for-profit education sector has had it rough over the past few years. Its big names, such as Apollo Education Group (NASDAQ:APOL) and DeVry Education Group (NYSE:DV), have been investigated and fined by government agencies for allegedly ...

American Tech And Education, Behind Trump's Wall
American high tech and higher education have thrived by doing just the opposite. American universities brim with the brains and money of international students. American high tech giants are decidedly global and often founded by immigrants. These two ...

Who is Jerry Falwell Jr. and why is he reforming higher education?
Donald Trump has already earned his reputation of nominating candidates for his cabinet-level positions who face stiff opposition from the science and tech community. He's given the nod to former Texas Governor Rick Perry, who once called on Congress ...

Snap Inc. quietly created a foundation to support arts and education
We've known for a while that Snap Inc. confidentially filed for an IPO, but the official paperwork (also known as the S-1) is out and full of juicy new details. In addition to insight on how many people use Snapchat on the daily and how much ad revenue ...

A hostage standoff over better education and rehabilitation. Why?
The prisoners' demands, which include better living conditions and access to education, come at a time when the US government appears to be shifting from a focus on criminal justice reform to enforcement and order. Former President Obama made prison ...

UC would lose $9 billion for research, healthcare, education if Trump cut federal funds
All of that — and much more — is supported by the $9 billion in federal funds given annually to the University of California for research, education and healthcare. Those funds drew widespread public attention Thursday, when President Trump tweeted ...

Donald Trump could bring big changes to higher education, but plans are mostly unknown
He could tell the Department of Education to take a less aggressive stance in regulating for-profit colleges and pushing universities to prevent and investigate sexual assault on campus — all without action from Congress or even the stroke of his pen ...

Iowa Senate Republicans back education funding bill
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Senate Republicans in Iowa approved an education funding bill Thursday, calling it sound budgeting, but some school officials argue it will increase class sizes and lead to teacher layoffs. The GOP-controlled chamber voted 28 ...

Betsy DeVos, Pick for Secretary of Education, Is the Most Jeered
That is what has made the protest movement against Betsy DeVos, President Trump's nominee to be secretary of education, all the more remarkable. After an underwhelming confirmation hearing in which Ms. DeVos seemed ignorant of major provisions of ...

From Activism to Inequality: This Week's Top 7 Education Stories
The numbers reveal a glaring gap in the nation's education system: A high-school diploma, no matter how recently earned, doesn't guarantee that students are prepared for college courses. Higher-education institutions across the country are forced to ...

Special education teacher says he's being fired for reporting abuse
A long-time special education teacher in Jefferson County said he is being fired because he witnessed a principal and a staff member abuse a 9-year-old with special needs. The teacher, Michael James, reported the incident to Jefferson County school ...

Apple offers a $199 app bundle for education with Final Cut and Logic
While any Mac user can play with GarageBand and iMovie for free, it has been quite expensive if you wanted to move to pro apps — especially if you're a student. Apple released a new app bundle with five different pro apps. It costs $199.99 and it's ...

One Campus's iPad Revolution Results in Education Evolution
So it was really an effort where peer-to-peer education, peer-to-peer communication really led to an embracing of this by a significant majority of our faculty. LEE GARDNER: What do the financial underpinnings of this look like? And also I'm curious ...

DeVos Moves Closer to Confirmation as Education Secretary
Betsy DeVos moved closer toward confirmation as education secretary Friday after clearing a major hurdle in the Senate, even as Democrats and labor unions fervently sought another Republican vote against her. Tensions flew on the Senate floor during an ...

Education still high on OneVoice Agenda with Legislature poised to begin session
The Tulsa Regional Chamber's OneVoice Agenda partners aren't giving up on increased education funding in the coming budget year, despite a dim state revenue outlook. “We must stop the bleeding in higher education … and address urgent needs in ...

Goteborg: 'An Education's' Lone Scherfig on 'Their Finest,' the UK Film Industry, Entering Other Worlds
GOTEBORG, Sweden — “Lone Scherfig is one of the very best Nordic filmmakers of her generation. Skillfully, with curiosity, she has experimented with different aesthetic expressions, but it is always with wit and sharpness she portrays the complexity ...

Education commissioner denies stay order for Paladino
Carl Paladino can stay on the Buffalo School Board, for now. Other members of the School Board and a parent's group asked state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia to keep Paladino away from meetings and activities until she rules on their petitions ...

Alabama K-12 officials seek $151 million increase, $4.2 billion education budget
School districts might have more flexibility to pay for operational expenses if the state Department of Education's budget request makes it into the governor's proposed budget. However, don't expect money to be allocated for more teachers or any raises ...

Education at a Crossroads: Part II
One of the painful realities of our time is that most public schools in most low-income, inner-city neighborhoods produce educational outcomes that are far below the outcomes in other neighborhoods, and especially in more affluent neighborhoods ...

How AI will transform education in 2017
As AI continues to disrupt industries like consumer electronics, ecommerce, media, transportation, and healthcare, is education the next big opportunity? Given that education is the foundation that prepares people to pursue advancements in all the ...

Nevada prepares new blueprint for education
A plan that lays out Nevada's education goals for the next decade includes mapping where the best educators work. Tracking talented teachers is a requirement for the state Department of Education under new federal law. The state must detail where the ...

What Turkish Islamists Understand about 'Education'
In 2014, Turkey's National Education Council recommended making Ottoman Turkish a compulsory course at all schools. After an uproar in the secular public, the council recommended making the Ottoman language a compulsory course at religious "imam ...

Education benefits, desire to serve still attract Iowans to Guard
However, with many Iowans saying they can't afford a postsecondary education, college assistance may be the No. 1 reason people join the Guard, he said after delivering his eighth annual Condition of the Guard address last Tuesday to a joint session of ...

Politicians set sights on changing higher education
“I think the concern is that these are attacks on the role that higher education plays in supporting democracy...the very important role that universities have as spaces where ideas can be explored, where dissent can occur, and where the truth can be ...

Iowa education spending shows focus on early reading
DES MOINES — Programs to identify and help young, struggling readers are among the most expensive contracts the Iowa Department of Education signed for the last fiscal year. The state recently has placed an emphasis on early literacy — and that focus ...

Bringing Israeli entrepreneurial spirit to the field of education
“There was no match between the advances we made in the economic sector and those made in the education system,” he said. “There is no reason why the education system shouldn't undergo the same revolution that business underwent with regards to ...

City Center for Collaborative Learning to host education camp
City Center for Collaborative Learning to host education camp. Arizona Daily Star; 11 hrs ago; (…) City High students paint memorial. Buy Now. photos by Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily Star. Above: Students from Tucson's City High School gathered ...

Metropolitan Education Commission to host career and technical ed fair
Amphi High School senior Tammy Tran speaks with Pima Community College Chancelor Lee D. Lambert during the Metropolitan Education Commission's annual teen town hall Friday morning at Catalina High School in Tucson, AZ. on Friday, October 21, ...

Opposition Mounts for Education Nominee Betsy DeVos
Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump's choice to be secretary of education, is at risk Tuesday of becoming the first cabinet nominee in 28 years to be rejected by the Senate, due in large part to the efforts of people like Tim Royers, a high-school ...

Suit Challenges Denial of Education Loans to Unauthorized Immigrants
The lawsuit, which seeks class-action status, is one of the first to challenge common industry policies that make it difficult for undocumented students to finance higher education. The case was filed in San Francisco federal court, with the California ...

Alaska's two top education officials, Johnsen and Johnson, unite with goal to strengthen education
Alaska's two top education officials say they want to tackle critical issues in a state where test scores and graduation rates fall below the national average, where teacher turnover rates are high, where achievement gaps persist and where state ...

My view: The disruption and transformation of public education
We don't need the destruction of public education — we need a disruption and transformation of public education. With an eye toward individualization, every child down every street in America must have the opportunity to learn in a way that unlocks ...

State Support Up 3.4%
State support for higher education is rising moderately this fiscal year, with more than three-quarters of states posting increases on the way to countrywide percentage growth in the low single digits. Support across all states rose by 3.4 percent from ...

Pearson (Mis)Education: Walking Dead?
According to Education International (EI) researcher Curtis Riep of the University of Alberta, Pearson's business strategy in the Third World is to turn education from a social good and essential public service into a marketable for-profit commodity ...

Education at a Crossroads
In just a matter of days -- perhaps Monday -- a decision will be made in Washington affecting the futures of millions of children in low-income communities, and in the very troubled area of race relations in America. An opportunity has arisen ...

Correction: XGR-House-Education story
In a story Feb. 2 about a New Hampshire bill to require parents to be notified in advance about sex education curriculum, The Associated Press reported erroneously on how old a state representative's son was when he watched a video his mother found ...

China's Middle Class Anger at its Education System Is Growing
On the day after the announcement was issued, over a thousand parents flooded the area around the provincial Ministry of Education, shouting and carrying signs that read “Fairness in education! Oppose the gaokao admissions reduction!” Videos and photos ...

Stan Jones, Indiana education leader, dies at 67
Stan Jones, former state legislator and Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education, died at his Indianapolis home Monday, according to a statement from Complete College America. He was 67. During his more than 40-year career, Jones, a Democrat, served ...

Education at a Crossroads: Part II
Like other highly successful educators, especially in places where failure is the norm, Escalante was controversial within the education establishment. The teachers' union demanded that his large math class be reduced in size. He ended up leaving that ...


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