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New Nevada laws cover everything from rain barrels to education
Doctors and other health care professionals must take regular continuing education training on suicide prevention and awareness. Experts testified during legislative hearings that many people, particularly seniors, who attempted or committed suicide ...

Focus on education brings Cortez Alston to Georgia Tech
Even without a degree of her own, she recognized that she could still preach the importance of a college education, she said, “but for me, I felt that I wasn't being as truthful to them about that in terms of the importance (of a degree) if I wasn't ...

Special education families, school leaders concerned about future of Medicaid reimbursements
Jessica McClung, Roanoke County's director of special education, said she doesn't think Medicaid cuts would play out like that in that district. Roanoke County's reimbursements are smaller than the city's, from around $130,000 to $350,000 over the past ...

Wendy Lecker: Contrary views of education collide in Chicago
Chicago is this nation's third largest city, and among its most segregated. Recently, several unrelated reports were released about education policy in Chicago that, together, provide a vivid picture of the divergent views policymakers of have of ...

Quora: How Will Education Change In 25 Years?
With education being free, you might think that more students will attend universities; however, as was the case when Australia made their college free, there was little increase. This is largely due to the innate fact that early education and ...

The Political Education of Mahmoud Abbas
There was a sense that the armed struggle was over anyway, so now [was] a good time to focus on things like proper government, the economy, and the education system, things that Arafat never really cared about.” There were at least seven candidates for ...

Commentary: Trump's cuts to education a threat to freedom
The right to education is the best gift that one can acquire. Children depend on a foundation of education. In a way, for some it's their lifeline. It's the place they feel safe and a place that gives them a chance in a world that they can feel so ...

Science teachers: DeVos's Education Department is misinterpreting ...
Science teachers: DeVos's Education Department is misinterpreting ...

Education briefs for Monday, July 3
RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Education is holding five public hearings across the state to solicit input on new accountability standards and graduation requirements for students. The first of these occurred Tuesday in Falls Church. The rest ...

Greitens cuts spending for higher education and healthcare, blocks St. Louis' minimum wage
Most of the trims, called “withholds,” are temporary and could be restored if the state's finances improve. They largely affect dozens of programs in the state's departments of health, social services and higher education. For example, Greitens is ...

California school leaders fear GOP cuts to Medicaid could harm special education
California education officials are sounding the alarm over Congressional Republicans' proposed health care overhaul bills, saying changes to Medicaid could leave the state or school districts scrambling to pay for critical special education services ...

Ministers accused of 'retreat on education manifesto'
The government is being accused of being "in full-scale retreat from their own manifesto" promises on education. Labour's Angela Rayner's accusation comes after ministers said they were "reflecting" on the plan to scrap free lunches in favour of free ...

Shift from high-stakes student testing part of new education plan
The state Department of Education released its first draft for the federal Every Student Succeed Act on June 15, and now it's the public's turn to provide feedback. The act, signed into law in late 2015, replaces the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 ...

Mona Shores' music education program receives national recognition
NORTON SHORES, MI -- Mona Shores Public Schools has been nationally recognized for its music education program. The school district was designated one of the Best Communities for Music Education from the National Association of Music Merchants ...

Greenwich positioned to be 'a real leader' in gifted education
Greenwich High School freshman Julia Blank (L) posed with Greenwich ALP Faciltator Bonnie O'Regan at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on March 1, 2017. Both testified in before the legislator's Education Committee about House Bill No. 911 ...

Genesis hosts CarFit education
Genesis will offer a CarFit event, a national educational program for older adults, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, on the campus of Genesis Medical Center-West Central Park, Davenport. The program will be in the parking lot of the former ORA ...

Huntington's education history showcased at Town Hall
The faded, 222-year-old document that secured the first-ever state funding for education in the Town of Huntington. Huntington officials are showcasing the history of formal education in the town in a new exhibit featuring photographs, documents and ...

Education, Migration and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
31 million school-aged children are international migrants, and this number is set to grow. Their education is therefore a long-term strategic priority and investment. - Educating migrant children is essential to meet SDG 4, and more broadly to achieve ...

Education commissioner talks STAAR, AF and what Texas needs to focus most to improve schools
So this summer the Texas education commissioner has unveiled new STAAR reports aimed at making results from state tests more accessible to families in a way that helps them understand exactly how their children are doing in school, what progress ...

Bethel wins case against State Board of Education
MCKENZIE – Bethel University has won its petition against the Tennessee State Board of Education, with the final order of the Davidson County Court case being delivered in late June. Bethel University filed the petition against the state board after ...

In the knowledge economy, we need a Netflix of education ...
In the knowledge economy, we need a Netflix of education ...

Hero K12 - Education For an Authoritarian Age
As a pre-school child, I had some issues with fine motor coordination. I couldn't cut or color in the lines. In the pre-kindergarten testing my performance on these tasks was troubling enough there was talk that maybe I should wait a year before ...

Kelan Philip Cohran, a Musician Who Invigorated Chicago With Education and Activism, Dies at 90
Kelan Philip Cohran performing at the Affro-Arts Theater, which he founded in Chicago. Credit Robert Abbott Sengstacke/Getty Images. Kelan Philip Cohran, a musician and educator whose many contributions to the culture of Chicago's South Side included ...

Nevada's Cooper selected as Iowa's outstanding ag education teacher
Kevin Cooper, agriculture educator at Nevada High School, received the 2017 Outstanding Ag Education Teacher Award. The Iowa Association of Agriculture Educators held their annual banquet and awards program at the Courtyard Marriott in Ankeny on ...

Bickering endures over higher education funding
charleston — Higher education funding is the latest battleground in the war of words between Gov. Jim Justice and state Republican legislators. Bickering has continued since Justice reluctantly let a state budget cutting higher education become law ...

Redesigning Education: Charter Network Leaves Classroom, Heads to Open Spaces
Bruce Rockstroh believes that classrooms are killing education, and that tree houses could save it. Maybe not only tree houses, but innovative spaces designed to fit how students learn in the world they will inherit. Brainnation, a rebrand of the John ...

Education reform: Feds find Connecticut's plans lacking
That's the grade the U.S. Department of Education (USED) gave Connecticut last week on its plans to meet the requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaced the No Child Left Behind law as the national standard for school ...

Moves by DeVos, Florida legislature concern science educators
New legislation in Florida has advocates for education of evolution and climate change worried, as “concerned citizens” will now be allowed to lodge complaints with education officials on content taught in classrooms regardless of whether they have a ...

Chesapeake author's new book gives a voice to special education students
“Scribbles” is a young girl in a special education inclusion setting who would rather draw than tackle math. She's happiest when drawing frogs, but with the help of Mrs. Sunshine, her teacher, they end up finding a strategy that helps her succeed in ...

America's Decline in Education: Is Anyone Worrying About It?
The story of education dates to ancient civilization—but the story of modern public education begins in the U.S. For over 100 years, the American university system has been the envy of the world. Talented engineers, renowned scientists, and students ...

Early Childhood Education, Birth-PreK (non-licensure) - Eastern ...
Early Childhood Education, Birth-PreK (non-licensure) - Eastern ...

More States Putting Parents in Charge With Education Savings Accounts
As of this writing, lawmakers in six states have enacted education savings accounts: Arizona, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, Nevada, and North Carolina. In 2017, Arizona and Florida lawmakers expanded their accounts to more students, while North ...

McDonald's supersizes education benefits
McDonald's employees have the opportunity to finish their studies and earn a diploma, not a GED, through the “Archways to Opportunity” employee education program, in collaboration with educational content company Cengage. About 100 employees have ...

Online Master of Education with Emphasis in Career and Technical Education
The Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in curriculum instruction and emphasis in career and technical education is an online degree program that allows prospective and current career and technical education instructors and trainers to ...

Summer Is the Perfect Time to Practice Parent-Centered Education
Strangely, evaluating the quality of a child's education often gets thrown onto the back burner while school is in session, and even if a parent does determine his or her child is not getting the educational support necessary, as so many parents across ...

Public awareness initiative targets early childhood education
The “First 2,000 Days Campaign” recently launched by GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students has added Atlanta First Lady Sarah-Elizabeth Reed as a champion of the program. The campaign works to ensure that all children receive ...

Chile's National Research & Education Network Goes With Coriant for DWDM
MUNICH -- Coriant, a leading supplier of packet optical, IP, and SDN solutions to Tier 1 global service providers and web-scale Internet operators, today announced that the National Research and Education Network in Chile (REUNA), has selected the ...

18 states sue US Education Department over student loan relief
WASHINGTON More than one-third of U.S. states on Thursday sued the U.S. Education Department and its secretary, Betsy DeVos, over a recent decision to suspend rules intended to speedily cancel the student-loan debt of people defrauded by for-profit ...

18 States Sue Betsy DeVos And Education Dept. Over Delay Of Borrower Defense Rule
Attorneys General from Massachusetts, New York, and 16 other states filed suit against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her department Thursday, accusing DeVos of breaking federal law and giving free rein to for-profit colleges by rescinding the ...

Gov. Inslee signs education funding plan | KING5.com
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a measure that seeks to bring the state into compliance with a state Supreme Court mandate to increase state dollars to ...

We must act now on early childhood education
SANTA FE, N.M. — Our children need us! Almost $2 million was spent on the special election to establish a sugar-sweetened beverages tax for the purpose of supporting early childhood education for city of Santa Fe residents, only to see it defeated ...

FAQ: Where will Washington state's $7.3 billion education dollars go?
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signs into law a measure that seeks to bring the state into compliance with a court mandate to increase state dollars to basic education Thursday, July 6, in Olympia. Washington state has been in contempt of court for lack of ...

Funding shortfall threatens education for children in conflict, disaster zones – UNICEF
“Without education, children grow up without the knowledge and skills they need to contribute to the peace and the development of their countries and economies, aggravating an already desperate situation for millions of children,” said Muzoon ...

Education Doesn't Drive Policy. Parties Do.
Vox's David Roberts had a nice Twitter thread about the futility of hoping to effect policy change through mass education. In particular, he argued that increasing the number of voters who accept climate science won't actually yield good climate policy ...

New Indiana education blueprint open for public comment
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Education is collecting public input on a proposal that would bring the state into compliance with new federal education rules. Superintendent Jennifer McCormick's office announced this week that people have ...

The Belief That Drives Support for Public Education
Remember the last time you were asked to vote on a tax increase to bolster the budget of your local schools? What influenced your decision? Whether you, or members of your family, have school-age children was a likely consideration. As was the degree ...

Getting education back on track
Fifteen years after the government intervened in education to get it back on track, Iowa's education system continues to show it does not understand what No Child left Behind, and the updated 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act, really mean, thus violating ...

Malala Yousafzai, Girls' Education Advocate, Finishes High School
The 19-year-old Pakistani woman attended her last day of secondary school in Birmingham, England, on Friday, a milestone for the activist who has fought for girls' education. She said on her new Twitter account that she would begin traveling next week ...

DeVos's Hard Line on New Education Law Surprises States
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who made a career of promoting local control of education, has signaled a surprisingly hard-line approach to carrying out an expansive new federal education law, issuing critical feedback that has rattled state school ...

Ecology education program pushes kids to conversation work
The 46-year-old Missoula man had an “epiphany” while helping conserve sea turtles nesting on the beaches of Costa Rica — an education program to get the locals, who were eating turtle eggs and deforesting the jungle, to help them understand and ...


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