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A British Reboot Of Legal Education-- Law School Optional
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), the regulatory body that oversees the legal profession in England and Wales, has enacted a major overhaul of legal training and solicitor licensure to take effect in 2020. Gone is the requirement solicitors ...

Key education bills in limbo as Legislature begins final month
The Budget: The Legislature's sole responsibility is to pass a budget, but the House and Senate have yet to agree on how much they want to spend and on what. One key difference is in how much to put toward education. The House wants to spent about $1.5 ...

Is God dead in higher education? Depends on who you ask.
According to a new Pew Research study published Wednesday, "higher levels of education are linked with lower levels of religious commitment by some measures, such as belief in God, how often people pray and how important they say religion is to them" ...

5 Education Priorities in the Federal Spending Deal That Averted Government Shutdown
The deal allocates a total of $68 billion for the Education Department. The marquee K-12 education programs, Title I for disadvantaged students and grants given under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, would see small bumps. Title I ...

Congressional budget deal wards off Trump's wish list of higher ...
Congressional budget deal wards off Trump's wish list of higher ...

Who's Up and Who's Down in Online Education?
While overall enrollment in higher education has fallen in the past three years, the number of students taking classes at a distance has continued to grow, a new report shows. In 2015, more than six million students — nearly 30 percent of college ...

Firearm education could save kids' lives
I didn't grow up with guns in my house. My parents didn't own one, and no one I knew as a kid talked about guns or had them in their nightstand drawer. At least, not that I was aware. The first time I saw a real handgun, I was in my 20s. My former ...

In Education, Data Is Seen as a Risk, Not an Opportunity
Not long after Clinton's GPS decision, education data underwent its own grain size shift. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 included funding for states to upgrade their data systems. Of all the impacts of the law, this might end up being the most ...

Education: Is Michelle Obama's girls' program over?
The former First Lady created “Let Girls Learn” in 2015 to promote education for girls in developing nations. The initiative operates within the Peace Corps and United States Agency for International Development, both of which did not indicate how much ...

Minecraft's education edition will teach kids to code
Microsoft's Minecraft: Education Edition for schools and students has added a tool called Code Builder that lets players pick up code-building tech from education platforms such as Tynker and ScratchX. Microsoft's own MakeCode open-source platform for ...

How Microsoft thinks Minecraft can help STEM education
The offerings include “Minecraft: Education Edition,” which will come with a new code builder feature and enable teachers to use programs such as Paint 3D in classroom. And just like grown-ups spend their days endlessly chatting with coworkers on Slack ...

Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) to spark global renaissance in education through innovation at MIT
Today MIT and cofounder Community Jameel, which was established and is chaired by Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel '78, announced the creation of the Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL). The global collaborative effort will help educators, ...

New York releases new education standards proposal - Times Union
State education officials on Tuesday announced what they consider "substantive" changes to the state's K-12 standards, which were overhauled in 2011 to be ...

Chancellor Praises de Blasio's Education Gains as Debate to Control Schools Nears
On Tuesday, speaking to the Senate Education Committee, Ms. Fariña sounded more upbeat. “I'm really here just to very quickly say some of the exciting things we're doing in New York City,” she said. As to the de Blasio administration's record, she ...

Education budget proposal focuses on flexibility; critics say it's not enough
After taking some extra time to work on their bill, the Republican-led Legislature remains far apart from Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton when it comes to how much to spend on public schools. A joint House and Senate committee unveiled Tuesday a two-year ...

Lawmaker says its time to rethink compulsory education | Education ...
Lawmaker says its time to rethink compulsory education | Education ...

DeVry to Rebrand as Adtalem Global Education
DeVry Education Group is seeking to change its name to Adtalem Global Education Inc., it revealed to shareholders in an SEC filing. The filing asks shareholders to vote in favor of the name change ahead of a May 22 shareholder meeting at the company's ...

How Trump's Executive Order Can Fix Ronald Reagan's Education Failure
Truly restoring parent control over education requires Congress to cut the U.S. Department of Education and relinquish the power they have seized from parents and local communities and given to bureaucrats, a promise Ronald Reagan also made as a ...

Microsoft Goes After Google With New Education Products And Services
Microsoft held its special Education event on Wednesday, and announced a handful of new products and services designed for and geared specifically towards teachers and students. While Microsoft dominates the installed educational base, Google ...

Congressional Budget Rejects President Trump's Higher Education Cuts—for Now
In a new bipartisan budget agreement reached on Sunday, Congress rejected a majority of the devastating higher education cuts proposed in President Donald Trump's fiscal year 2018 budget released in March. Instead of cutting billions of dollars from ...

AFT President: Betsy DeVos and Donald Trump Are Dismantling Public Education
One of President Trump's first acts was to appoint the most anti-public education person ever to lead the Department of Education. Betsy DeVos has called public schools a “dead end” and bankrolled a private school voucher measure in Michigan that the ...

Education and Agriculture Negotiations to Start Thursday
Mark Dayton on the state's higher education and agriculture bills. Republican leaders say they are looking to negotiate early with the governor to avoid vetoes. Speaker Kurt Daudt said leaders still need to come up with an overarching plan for ...

Microsoft takes aim at Chrome OS with a new, and very necessary, education push
The larger theme of the event was "education," but this is a broad topic. Judging by many of the reactions, Microsoft didn't do a good job of distinguishing the Surface Laptop from its offerings and ambitions for K-12 education. When introduced, the ...

Education Experts: International Students Safe, Welcome in US
VOA receives questions every day about receiving an education in the U.S. from its weekly audience of 236 million listeners and viewers. That point was punctuated by VOA Director Amanda Bennett, who opened the program. “We've found that there are few ...

Knox County education leaders tackle race, gender and suicide in wide ranging meeting
Teen suicide, racial disparities and transgender bathrooms -- all these topics were taken up Wednesday night by Knox County education leaders at the school board meeting. Superintendent Bob Thomas addressed the deaths this year of three Farragut High ...

Erin Maye Quade: Republican education bills will cause cuts in the classroom
Minnesota's education system is the foundation of our strong economy. Quality education opens doors for students and creates opportunities for people all across the state to thrive. It equips Minnesotans with the tools to be one of the best workforces ...

Woolf: Lower education spending is Vermont's answer
The legislature is almost ready to adjourn and to just about everyone's surprise, Republican Governor Phil Scott seems to have secured a major victory with an overwhelmingly Democratic legislature: A balanced budget with no tax increases. But Vermont ...

Special education could be under attack with new health bill
Considering all the changes the Republican's proposed health-care bill could entail, little attention is being paid to its potential impact on education, most importantly special education, The New York Times reported. School districts rely on Medicaid ...

The Real Genius Of Private Sector Involvement In Higher Education
My favorite movie about education isn't The Paper Chase or High School High or even Larry Crowne, Tom Hanks' love letter to the California Community Colleges System, but rather Real Genius. A 1985 film about a group of prodigy misfits at “Pacific Tech ...

How Central Park Could Fix Public Education
Like other public goods, education is supposed to flow freely, not resemble a commons. Grinnell Smith and Colette Rabin, elementary-education professors at San Jose State University, explain, “[Americans] recognize that higher levels of education track ...

Why Google, Apple and Microsoft are battling for education - May. 4 ...
Why Google, Apple and Microsoft are battling for education - May. 4 ...

Brookfield implements new special education model - NewsTimes
BROOKFIELD — The Board of Education approved a plan to manage a $271000 cut to its original 2017-18 budget request, implementing a new special ...

Higher education budget has benefits, drawbacks for Polk - News ...
Higher education budget has benefits, drawbacks for Polk - News ...

The key to innovating education in Africa will be to fix its financing
Africa is at risk of losing a generation of 21st century workers and job creators. If current trends continue, Africa will be home to one billion young people by 2050 but one-third of them will not be able to complete basic secondary education. For ...

Education chief to testify at Erie schools hearing
“The committee invited PDE to provide an overview of financial watch and financial recovery in Pennsylvania,” Department of Education spokeswoman Casey Smith said in an email. “The secretary's comments will explain the department's process of providing ...

Dayton Education Association votes in favor of strike authorization
The release said the DEA has been negotiating with the Dayton Public Schools Board of Education since January 6, 2017, and they have spent nearly 20 days since then negotiating a successor collective bargaining agreement. They have also brought on a ...

How not-for-profits spread advocacy through education
The following Q&A is an edited excerpt from the Bard MBA's May 5 Sustainable Business Fridays podcast. Sustainable Business Fridays brings together students in Bard's MBA in Sustainability program with leaders in business, sustainability and social ...

Texans are passionately debating language arts education and that's a good thing for students
Both of our organizations, the State Board of Education and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board encourage healthy debate at our meetings. That's because Texas students deserve robust discussion on critical education issues, ensuring that we ...

The Horror! A Libertarian Feminist in the Education Department
The Left knows how true that adage “personnel is policy” is, particularly when it involves a federal agency they have long regarded as “theirs.” Therefore, the tantrum over Candice Jackson's appointment to a top post in the Education Department is ...

Career-technical education opens pathways to college, careers: Bob Timmons (Opinion)
Today's career-technical education is far from the vocational schools of the 1970s. In the modern world of career-technical education (often referred to as CTE), students are preparing for the jobs of tomorrow using state-of-the-art equipment and ...

Lawmakers grapple with lunker education bill
TALLAHASSEE — At the insistence of House Speaker Richard Corcoran, numerous major changes to education policy for Florida's K-12 public schools — from teacher bonuses and daily recess, to testing reforms and expansions for charter schools — were ...

NC Board of Education lets state Superintendent of Public ...
NC Board of Education lets state Superintendent of Public ...

Coterie Club members enjoy lesson on public education
Mr. Patterson has 36 years' experience in the field of education, with the last 21 years serving as superintendent of several school districts, and is currently serving as superintendent of the Pflugerville Independent School District. He discussed the ...

Major Education Bill Makes Late Appearance
A sprawling, 278-page education package affecting everything from charter schools to school uniforms emerged from the budget process Friday, raising new questions about transparency in the final days of the legislative session. The legislation (HB 7069 ...

Wendy Lecker: The war on education as public good
“Education not only speaks to the public, it is the means by which a public is forged.” As he noted, education transforms individuals into responsible community members, first in their classrooms and ultimately in our democracy. Local school districts ...

Fairbanks and North Pole students stage walkout, rally against ...
Fairbanks and North Pole students stage walkout, rally against ...

Health Care Bill Hits Special Ed; Trump Touts DC Vouchers Despite Poor Test Scores
The rest of the country may be talking about health care this week, but you must be a die-hard education fan. NPR Ed has just the weekly news roundup you need. And, actually, we do have a health care note. Health care bill would cut assistance to ...

Expensive, grueling fights in store for US special education
Thousands of parents each year clash with their children's school districts over the level of special education services. The proceedings can be emotionally grueling and expensive, diverting education dollars away from classrooms, and in the wake of a ...

6 Tips to Running a Business and Improving Your Education
For most entrepreneurs, education is a big reason for success. Yet, those same businesses often cut their own education programs. So how do you keep that momentum going and find time for education when you run a company? Check out a few tips below ...

St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES launching new Education Careers Academy for high school seniors
POTSDAM — Starting in September, area high school seniors will get a chance to attend a new Education Careers Academy that's being launched by St. Lawrence-Lewis Board of Cooperative Educational Services. Rachelle E. Romoda, BOCES supervisor of ...


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