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Education News 06/2017



Survey finds regrets among most former college students but belief in quality of their education
A majority of Americans who attended college say they received a quality education. But half would change at least one of these three decisions if they could do it all over again: the type of degree they pursued or their choice of major or institution ...

'These are serious times' for international education, NAFSA conference goers told
President Trump's proposed budget for 2018 seeks to cut the State Department's Educational and Cultural Affairs [ECA] budget by about half, and to eliminate entirely the Department of Education's international education programs, which fund foreign ...

Department of Education Announces More Hires
Kathleen Smith, who formerly served as the higher education policy adviser under the Tennessee Republican, was named senior adviser to the assistant secretary for the Office of Postsecondary Education. She will also fill the assistant secretary ...

How Trump's harsh education cuts undermine his economic growth goals
What the president's team is failing to consider is that many of its spending cuts, such as reduced investment in welfare and education, will actually impede the administration's ability to achieve its target growth rate of 3 percent, up from about 2 ...

Why Competency-Based Education Can Be A Reasonable Idea
Recently, The Federalist published an article by Jane Robbins wherein she warns against competency-based education, or CBE. She made several troubling logical leaps and factual errors symptomatic of certain unhealthy assumptions oft made by some on ...

LePage vows to veto budget without education reforms
Education funding has emerged as the top obstacle to a budget deal in Augusta. And the clock is ticking, with just one month left for lawmakers to strike a deal before the new fiscal year begins. Without a budget in place, state government could be ...

US Department of Education Launches New Idea Website
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos directed the Department to expedite the development of a new, updated and more robust site specific to the IDEA after the Department's Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004 (Legacy) site experienced a prolonged outage in ...

Elizabeth Warren: I want to look into Betsy Devos' Department of Education
“That's why today I am announcing a new project to hold Secretary DeVos' Department of Education accountable,” Warren wrote in her op-ed. “DeVos Watch will seek information about the Department's actions and inactions around federal student loans and ...

The long game of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been pushing the expansion of school choice — alternatives to traditional public schools — for decades. You could say she has been playing a long game. DeVos, a Michigan billionaire who has publicly called ...

Rauner won't sign education funding reform bill with $300M for CPS
Gov. Bruce Rauner said Thursday that he would not sign an education funding reform bill that passed both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly Wednesday night just before the regular legislative session ended. But Senate Democrats say they're ...

$8.2 billion education proposal moves forward in Legislature
(AP) — An $8.2 billion proposal to fund Oregon's K-12 education system cleared its first hurdle in Salem on Thursday — the biggest school budget to-date and the state's single-largest obligation for the 2017-19 budget. The funding figure represents ...

Nerdify Fills the Gaps in Education
Education is failing. The reasons are various, but at the root of it is a lack of personal attention. Every student is different, yet we offer them a unified, one-size-fits-all approach to learning. In the age where everything is personalized and ...

Early-childhood education enrollment, quality on the rise in Pima County
The organization launched publicly about a year ago to identify what is and is not working in education, with a mission to prepare every child for “success in school and life,” said Jon Kasle, co-chair of Cradle to Career and vice president of ...

Public Pensions Are Killing Higher Education
Higher education funding cuts have received a great deal of attention in recent years – and for good reason. Last year, 46 states spent less money per student than they did in 2008. Widespread cuts have raised concerns over rising tuition, faculty job ...

How education, joblessness and earnings intersect
This animated chart — called a connected scatter plot — tracks the fortunes of workers with and without college education. Starting in 2000, it follows what most of us already know anecdotally and instinctively -- that more educated workers saw a ...

Why Trump Is Right to Cut Federal Education Spending
President Trump's proposed cuts to the federal education budget have elicited the usual howls of dismay and condemnation from the education establishment. Yet, drill down into the actual cuts and there are a lot of good reasons to put these programs on ...

Chess Champions and Budget Bellwethers: This Week's Top 7 Education Stories
Each is home to a prestigious university with an activist, social justice-oriented school of education. Each school district has been a part of a network to promote equity for students of color. Each has a large community of well-educated African ...

Column: The problem with Trump's cuts to education? It undermines his own economic growth goals
What the president's team is failing to consider is that many of its spending cuts, such as reduced investment in welfare and education, will actually impede the administration's ability to achieve its target growth rate of 3 percent, up from about 2 ...

NBA great Magic Johnson stresses education to Fort Worth youth ...
NBA great Magic Johnson stresses education to Fort Worth youth ...

Emanuel to Rauner: Education funding bill 'once-in-a-lifetime opportunity'
"Everybody knows the education funding is inadequate in Illinois and the funding is fundamentally broken and discriminatory," the mayor continued. "He has a unique opportunity to be the governor who changes that course that people have talked about for ...

Education budget: A paradise lost
In 1965, the federal government, driven by the obligation to provide equal opportunities to the least fortunate of our citizens, passed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. It was intended to lift the nation by strengthening our poorest children ...

Early Learning Indiana awards $100000 in education grants
The recipients include Ready to Grow St. Joe, in the South Bend area, and the Southern Indiana Early Care and Education Guiding Team. Forward Wayne County, Human Capital Pipeline was also a recipient. So was Success By 6, which operates near Terre ...

Wanted: A Massive Education, Organizing Drive and Progressive Vision to Vanquish Trump
We need to decide whether or not we believe that real education about big picture issues can make a difference in how people see the world. This kind of education is not the same as campaign propaganda, sound bite memes or technical training about how ...

U.K. Will Revamp Technical Education After Election, May Says
Prime Minister Theresa May pledged to prioritize overhauling Britain's technical education system if she wins Thursday's election as a way to give students alternative career paths to a university education. “One of the first things my government will ...

Lions' Don Carey touts education through football in free camp
Detroit — While the Detroit Lions are seeking consecutive playoff appearances for the first time in two decades, veteran safety Don Carey is well on his way to ...

Hanft To Lead Chautauqua Education Coalition
The primary purpose of the Chautauqua County Education Coalition is to align resources and build capabilities to meet the evolving workforce requirements of the community. The coalition made up of 70 stakeholder organizations is building partnerships ...

Goodburn to oversee undergraduate education at UNL
Goodburn, a professor of English who joined the Nebraska faculty in 1994, earned her bachelor's degree in English and political science at Miami (Ohio) University, and her master's degrees in English and English education and her doctorate in English ...

Vt.'s Career Education Investment Paying Off
Career and technical education — what was once called vocational schooling — has been quietly growing in importance in Vermont since 2007, when the federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act directed states to stop ...

Education council member caught flipping the bird
A newly elected member of the Community Education Council in Harlem was captured at a public meeting flipping the bird. Ayishah Irvin, 45, showed “a lack of professionalism and respect for this council,” PTA mom Diane Tinsley complained to Department ...

Education system overhaul should include new emphasis on financial literacy
As Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sets out to reform America's underperforming public schools, let's hope she puts their appalling lack of personal finance instruction near the top of her priority list. Our nation's high schools are flunking badly ...

These Hoggard students are working to provide education opportunities in Malawi
WILMINGTON — Growing up in a first world country, an education is something that is expected, and often taken for granted. Many around the world are not afforded the opportunity of an education, but, some are aiming to change that. In comes Tyler ...

Education Foundation awards $52K to teachers
Wearing a pair of star-shaped sunglasses at the podium, longtime Gaston County Education Foundation Executive Director Jennie Stultz proclaimed “We've got to prove how bright our future is.” Stultz helped the foundation to award Ron L. Ensley grants to ...

How Trump's harsh education cuts undermine his economic growth ...
How Trump's harsh education cuts undermine his economic growth ...

Indy's Al Hubbard Bows Out Of Consideration For No. 2 U.S. Education Job
Indianapolis philanthropist and school reform advocate Al Hubbard has taken himself out of consideration for the nomination for U.S. Education Department deputy secretary. Hubbard told WFYI News he's been undergoing the vetting process for the country ...

Center for Organ Recovery and Education honors selfless acts and second chances
Caryl Berggren, 60, of Plum releases a balloon in memory of her son Brandon R. 'Bergy' Berggren in a ceremony honoring organ donors at the Center for Organ Recovery & Education in RIDC Park in O'Hara, Sunday, June 4, 2017. Berggren lost her son, who ...

Make or break moment beckons for education at G20 summit
Campaigners who believe funding for schooling in the world's poorest countries has hit crisis levels say next month's G20 meeting will be a “make or break” moment for education. The share of aid funding spent on education has fallen for the past six ...

Letter: Serino and Education
I received a taxpayer-funded mailer from state Sen. Sue Serino, who represents Beacon and Philipstown, with the deliberately misleading claim that she “fought to deliver a record” amount of aid for education. In fact, she is part of the Republican ...

Oregon teacher to receive Tony award for excellence in theater education
It's campus pride day at Oregon's Hood River Valley High School. There's music, ice cream and an assembly to recognize a favorite teacher: Rachel Harry. But before we go on with the celebration, see what led Harry to this moment. Affectionately known ...

Farmington schools recognized for music education
FARMINGTON — Its habit of ensuring that students have access to music education has earned the Farmington school district recognition from a national nonprofit organization. The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation recognized the ...

Bradley will not seek reelection to state education board
BEAUMONT — David Bradley will not seek reelection to the State Board of Education after 21 years of service, the commissioner announced Monday in a news release. His term expires after the Nov. 8, 2018 election. Bradley tells KFDM 6 News he plans to ...

Why should the federal government support high-quality early education?
Every year the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, releases a report on state-funded prekindergarten programs in the United States. It is the only national report with detailed information on ...

Nevada Legislature Wraps up With Significant Education Boost
Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson, a North Las Vegas Democrat and chairman of the Assembly Education Committee, said there was a monumental collaborative effort to figure out the weighted funding, which will send about $1,200 to schools per needy pupil, ...

The Cynical Dishonesty of Anti-Choice 'Education Reformers'
Donald Trump's first budget proposal would allocate $1.4 billion for school-choice programs over the coming fiscal year, and many supposed education-reform advocates are not happy about it. In a Los Angeles Times op-ed yesterday, two prominent leaders ...

The Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking America's Schools
Together with Microsoft and other partners, Code.org has barnstormed the country, pushing states to change education laws and fund computer science courses. It has also helped more than 120 districts to introduce such curriculums, the group said, and ...

Against The Odds, Education Has Become A Key Election Issue
When Theresa May called a snap general election for this Thursday, all expectations were that it would be dominated by one issue and one issue alone: Brexit. The prime minister's principal justification for calling the election - and the reason for ...

Report Card: Cardinal Says Catholic Education Key to Pro-Life, Pro-Marriage Efforts
In an interview with Edward Pentin of The National Catholic Register, Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, archbishop emeritus of Bologna, Italy, explained that education is the key to protecting life, marriage and the family. Great efforts must be made in ...

Falling aid for education putting global goals at risk, warns UN agency
6 June 2017 – Against the backdrop of aid allocations to education falling for the sixth year in a row, the United Nations agency mandated with promoting education globally has called on the donor community to focus more attention on the vital sector, ...

DeVos: Education cuts 'alarming' but necessary
WASHINGTON — U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos defended the Trump administration's proposed $9 billion cut to education on Tuesday, saying the planned 13% reduction in funding may seem shocking, but it's necessary. "I've seen the headlines, and ...

NYC finally will comply with 1957 mandate for physical education in schools, de Blasio says
But she did not say the city Education Department will require every principal to have the necessary gym teachers on staff. Although physical education instruction is required by the state, city princpals face no penalty for failing to fully comply ...

Education, The Choice is Yours
Recently I was able to take a trip to Washington D.C. hosted by an organization called BOOK (Better Outcomes for Our Kids) led by David Mitchell, where myself and other community focused individuals with backgrounds in public education, civil rights ...


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