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Justice talks budget, education importance to students
Justice said, referencing the framework put together by legislative leadership, that he is concerned about potential cuts to the Department of Health and Human Resources and cuts to higher education and K-12. He encouraged people in attendance to make ...

What vocational education students need today — but aren't likely to get under Trump
One of the big educational challenges we've had for a very long time — and we have not done well with it at all — is how to provide a good general education for students in a vocational course of study. This failure reflects our larger cultural ...

How Schools Are Like Uber, Trump U Settlement, And Other Education News Of The Week
"Just as the traditional taxi system revolted against ridesharing, so too does the education establishment feel threatened by the rise of school choice." Some on Twitter seized on the remark, pointing out that Uber has been in a whirlwind of scandal ...

Three Topeka USD 501 programs connected by national education award
based education publication as Magna award winners at the annual conferences of the National School Board Association since 2014. The USD 501 “Tot SPOT” van is the latest Magna winner, announced March 25 as a first-place winner in the category of ...

Summerhill: Why Texans deserve education choices
To hear a presentation about school choice in Texas — where it stands in this year's legislative schedule and what all of us interested in education in our state might expect to come of it. Upon my return, a television reporter called me for my ...

Eitel, Ethics, Education
Deroy Murdock weighed in Thursday on an absurd brouhaha regarding my friend Bob Eitel, a top lawyer currently filling a temporary spot at the Department of Education. I urge you to read his superb column and another one by Jennifer Rubin, both noting ...

Education bill increases governor's control, but not completely
The Georgia Department of Education and the Governor's Office of Student Achievement will identify schools in the greatest need of turnaround based on a list of the lowest five percent schools to be compiled by the governor's office. Those schools will ...

Education bill to be amended following testimony
A section of Senate Bill 96 calling for the consolidation of schools at less than 80 percent capacity that are located within 25-miles of each other will be “drastically changed” in the next draft according to the Senate Education Committee's chair ...

Jayne: Funding education prepares students to be workers
The Legislature, after all, has spent the past six years attempting to meet its paramount duty of fully funding basic education, and the only thing that often drowns out that discussion is the cacophony from commentators and critics. But as lawmakers ...

Senators Confirm 1 to Board of Education, 4 to Charter Board
Senators Confirm 1 to Board of Education, 4 to Charter Board. Mississippi senators have confirmed Johnny Franklin to the state Board of Education for a full term and approved four people for the state's Charter School Authorizer Board. | April 2, 2017 ...

Lawyer tapped for Education role helped Trump campaign attack Clinton: report
Candace E. Jackson has been picked as a deputy assistant secretary for civil rights at the Department of Education, The Washington Post reported, citing a release from Pepperdine University law school. Jackson is the lawyer who advised President Trump ...

New US education chief DeVos visiting Fort Bragg school
FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2017 file photo, Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. DeVos bid to become education ...

How to Beat Teacher Burnout: With More Education
In education right now, “the focus is on everything that's not working," he says. By contrast, his model "invests in teachers that are doing a really good job.” In 2009, fellow mathematician and philanthropist Jim Simons called and asked Ewing to help ...

Blue-Ribbon Committee for Graduate Education Envisions Future of Graduate Student Experience
LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 3, 2017) – In conjunction with objective two of the UK Strategic Plan, which focuses on graduate education, the Office of the Provost charged a Blue-Ribbon Committee for Graduate Education with envisioning the future of the ...

NRCA hosting Renter Education Workshops
New River Community Action is sponsoring four free Renter Education Workshops for individuals and business owners at Pulaski Library during April. The workshops address topics such as repairs and other common disputes, fair housing laws and eviction ...

Global Education Cluster 2016 Report
The Global Education Cluster (GEC) 2016 Report seeks to illustrate how the work of the GEC has been particularly significant in achieving results. It presents examples of our work that demonstrate how our aim to be as field-focused and field-informed ...

Artists, performers raise money for ovarian cancer education
The NormaLeah Ovarian Cancer Initiative is expanding its ovarian cancer awareness and education efforts with the help of local artists and performers at girlpARTs fest2. The event will be 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the Redstone Room at River Music ...

Trump to Nominate Former Jeb Bush Counsel Carlos Muñiz to US Education Department
President Donald Trump plans to nominate Carlos G. Muñiz, a former attorney to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, as general counsel to the U.S. Education Department (USED). Muñiz is senior vice president for the firm McGuireWoods, based in Tallahassee, ...

Fire education changes with the times
"When we go out there, we remind people to be careful and pay attention to potential dangers in their homes," said Jerry Steckler, Evansville Fire Department education officer. "We've also been offering fire extinguisher training and that's been very ...

House Passes $273 Million Education Funding Bill, Dayton Not Satisfied
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota House passed the $273 million education funding bill last Friday with a 75-54 vote. As Alpha News previously reported, the omnibus education spending bill has drawn harsh debate between Republican legislators and ...

Bill requiring founding documents education around 9/11 nears passage
McGeehan, noting there's a “wide variety of interpretations” of the intent and meaning of the Constitution, expressed concern about the bill not providing direction on how the instruction will occur and concern about the state Board of Education ...

California activist's proposal denies undocumented kids access to ...
California activist's proposal denies undocumented kids access to ...

Another View -- Jeb Bush: Bringing education freedom to NH
Since our nation was founded, the “Live Free or Die'' state has stood out for its embrace of individual liberty. This makes pending legislation (SB 193) that would set up Education Freedom Savings Accounts a natural fit for New Hampshire families. The ...

UW earns no. 2 ranking for unique special education program
With hundreds of special education degree programs around the country, University of Wisconsin has had to remain unique in their approach to special education to earn College Choice's No. 2 ranking in the nation. A student-teaching requirement and ...

House advances $3.2 billion higher education plan
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota House has approved a $3.2 billion education bill that would freeze tuition next year for the state's two-year and technical colleges but the University of Minnesota will likely see a tuition increase. The bill passed ...

Alabama Senate passes education budget that would raise spending 1 percent
The Alabama Senate passed its long-stalled education budget Tuesday, closing out two days of opposition from a lawmaker who argued for hours that the bill is an unacceptable continuation of years of state funding cuts in K-12 schools. The budget calls ...

2 Education Dept. Picks Raise Fears on Civil Rights Enforcement
Jeb Bush, to be general counsel to the Education Department. Mr. Muñiz, a lawyer and consultant based in the Jacksonville office of McGuireWoods, is perhaps best known for representing Florida State University in a lawsuit brought by a student who ...

Maine Department of Education awards grants to 7 school-based projects
The Maine Department of Education awarded about $3 million in grants Tuesday to seven school-based projects around the state aimed at increasing efficiencies between neighboring school districts. There were a total of 21 applicants for what is being ...

Pour the Public Education Kool-Aid Down the Drain
But many in the general public, having drunk the pro-public-schools Kool-Aid, mixed mainly by the nation's corrupt and powerful teachers' unions, are largely under the delusion that public education is a great and sacred institution worthy of ...

Vote on school start times delayed to address special education busing
A parent and teacher at two Des Moines schools are so frustrated about a potential change to school hours that they accused school board members of treating their special education students as an "afterthought." Des Moines School Board members on ...

Remove Barriers to Syrian Refugee Education
Donors at the London conference promised to provide annual funding of US$933 million for education in host countries, including US$250 million for Jordan and US$350 million for Lebanon, and to provide enough of that aid before the beginning of the ...

Texas lawmakers want to ban special education enrollment caps for good
AUSTIN — Parents described to lawmakers Tuesday how they had to fight reluctant school districts — sometimes for years — to get their children access to special education services. They came to Austin in support of legislation that would eliminate ...

Did the U.S. Education Department introduce an Islamic indoctrination program for public schools?
The Volusia County Republican Party says that the federal government is promoting Islam to public school children. "The United States Department of Education has introduced an Islamic indoctrination program for the public schools, called 'Access Islam ...

Education: 'The Great Equalizer'
But he's dead serious about the commitment to pre-school education and education throughout the years that has placed his state near the top of national rankings on a number of measures: No. 2 in pre-school enrollment, No. 3 in college readiness among ...

7 local districts nationally recognized for music education
Seven local school districts have been named "Best Communities" in the nation for music education this year. The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation recognized 527 districts and 92 schools "for their outstanding music education ...

Hungary's anti-Soros education law sparks schism in European Parliament
Tibor Navracsics, Hungary's European commissioner and a member of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's Fidesz party, earlier this week also criticized the law, defending the CEU as “one of the most important higher education institutions not only in Hungary ...

Jeb Bush: Let's leave education decisions up to New Hampshire families
Since our nation was founded, the “Live Free or Die'' state has stood out for its embrace of individual liberty. This makes pending legislation that would set up Education Freedom Savings Accounts a natural fit for New Hampshire families. The first two ...

Japan Education Reforms Stir Memories of Wartime Indoctrination
The campaign to put patriotism back in schools has been a key part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's agenda since his first one-year term from 2006, when parliament revised a law setting out the goals of education to include nurturing "love of country ...

Tom Gunlock: Is a 10th-grade education asking too much?
When you ask most people, “What should a high school diploma represent?” they'll tell you, “It means a student has a 12th-grade education.” If only that was the truth. Unfortunately in Ohio, it's not. This year's graduates will have earned at least 20 ...

US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to Visit Schools in Miami
MIAMI - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will visit two schools and and a university in Miami on Thursday, April 6. The visit will begin at 8 a.m. at CARE Elementary School, followed by Florida International University's Nicole Wertheim College ...

Education behind bars works, but it can be hard to come by
Prisoners at the Cooper Street facility in Jackson agree that they'll need education and job training to reintegrate into society, but education for many of Michigan's prisoners is elusive without financial support from friends or family. College is ...

Teacher resignation letters paint bleak picture of US education
In a trio of studies, Michigan State University education expert Alyssa Hadley Dunn and colleagues examined the relatively new phenomenon of teachers posting their resignation letters online. Their findings, which come as many teachers are signing next ...

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visits private, public schools
MIAMI-DADE, Fla. - U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, a longtime advocate of charter schools, was visiting both private and public educational institutions during a busy two-day schedule in Miami-Dade. DeVos traveled in a sports utility vehicle ...

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims April 7, 2017, as Education ...
President Donald J. Trump Proclaims April 7, 2017, as Education ...

Michigan education leaders fail Trump on budget
President Donald Trump's plan to slash federal research funding in his first budget proposal is generating grave concern among Michigan's higher education leaders who say the cuts could impede economic growth, slow health discoveries and forfeit the ...

Panicked Borrowers, and the Education Department's Unsettling Silence
It was bad enough late last month when the Education Department, in a legal filing, informed the nation's public servants that they shouldn't trust its administrator's word about whether their student loans qualify for its debt forgiveness program. But ...

Rahm Emanuel's cruel and appalling public education plan
America's elites are in total agreement: A high school education no longer cuts it in our modern economy. We've got to do better, they say. College for everyone! As such, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has a plan to give high schoolers a swift kick in the ...

The Most Durable Education Is Self-Education
Over the years I have gained valuable insight into the minds of many leading real estate experts around the world. This education has given me a tremendous advantage when it comes to selecting REIT stocks. Management matters and I have found that one ...

School-Bus Accidents and Resistance-School Inhabitants: This Week's Top 7 Education Stories
The campaign to put patriotism back in schools has been a key part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's agenda since his first one-year term from 2006, when parliament revised a law setting out the goals of education to include nurturing “love of country ...

Krull: Latest power play on Indiana education
Like so many other pitched conflicts, Indiana's education wars have created a great deal of fog and dust. That's made it hard for Hoosiers to see what's really going on. The unseemly battles between former Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction ...


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