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Gadsden, Ala.—The Gadsden State Community College Veterans Upward Bound program will host a free Résumé/Interview Skills workshop for veterans from 10 a.m. to noon, Aug. 2 at Beck Field House on the Wallace Drive Campus. Military veterans will ...

Study: Louisiana's education system ranks lowest in nation
BATON ROUGE, LA. - Louisiana has the worst public education system in the United States, according to a new survey. The study comes from WalletHub, an organization that researches economic and community issues throughout the country. The survey ...

Still No Agreement on Bill to Fund Education
Lawmakers are sending an education funding reform bill to the Governor that he plans to amend to remove extra money for Chicago schools. Meanwhile, Senator Andy Manar of Bunker Hill says they've been meeting with Republicans to try and negotiate a ...

Chicago Nonprofit Wins $100K UL Innovative Education Award Grand Prize
"All of our 2017 winners understand what's at stake," says Cara Gizzi, UL's Vice President of Public Safety Education and Outreach. "They're not just thinking about short-term goals. They are actively educating and preparing today's youth — tomorrow's ...

Illinois Governor Vetoes Education Funding Plan
On Tuesday, Rauner, a Republican, partially vetoed a bill to overhaul the state's school funding formula, denouncing it a "bailout" of Chicago Public Schools. "With my changes, Illinois can achieve historic education funding reform that is fair and ...

Malliotakis calls for probe of city education spending
CITY HALL -- Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis called on the Department of Investigation to probe the city's education contracts after recent audits by the comptroller. The presumptive Republican nominee against Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio blasted the ...

Education Department delivers a troubling message about its loan forgiveness program
There are more than a half-million people repaying federal student loans under the impression that their remaining balances will be forgiven after 10 years of work in public service jobs. A federal lawsuit involving the Education Department is painting ...

How Canada became an education superpower
When there are debates about the world's top performing education systems, the names that usually get mentioned are the Asian powerhouses such as Singapore and South Korea or the Nordic know-alls, such as Finland or Norway. But with much less ...

Education for a New Economy
Seems as if this kind of education works for both. Let's encourage our legislators to accept global trade. In an information economy, it is critical that the United States take part, not hide, from it, especially since it is a leader in its development ...

The Decline of the Laundromat and the Future of Higher Education
I'll learn about a trend or a statistic, and then I'll keep wondering about what that information means for the future of higher education. The latest trend that I think must somehow illuminate the future world of colleges and universities has to do ...

Race Relations Forum focuses on education
The forum, hosted by Mina Yakubu, quickly shaped its focus on the classroom. “Talk about action, and what we can do in hopes of improving race relations in Wilmington. And so be it, through discussion it drew to education which is extremely something ...

The Case for Higher Ed in a Job-Focused World
MINNEAPOLIS -- As the former president of two small liberal arts colleges and Pennsylvania's independent college group, Brian C. Mitchell believes “with all my heart” in the traditional case for American higher education: that it helps produce full and ...

Education for Medical Students Is Key to Reducing Obesity Bias
A comprehensive educational curriculum that gives medical students a solid working knowledge of the complex issues underlying obesity is effective in creating more positive attitudes toward patients who are obese, researchers said. The study, which ...

Japan Might Be What Equality in Education Looks Like
“The quality of education is better than before March 11th [2011],” Tomohiro Kawai, a parent of a sixth-grader and the president of the school's parent-teacher association, told me, citing the low student-teacher ratio. Many of the children who ...

DeVos Backs Away From Single Student Loan Servicer
The Trump administration is signaling a possible shift in its plan to grant the more than $1 trillion federal student loan portfolio to a single loan servicer, according to a Department of Education announcement Tuesday. In May, Education Secretary ...

Congress passes $3B expansion of GI Bill education benefits
The Senate signed off Wednesday on a sweeping expansion of GI Bill education benefits, sending the bipartisan legislation dubbed the "Forever GI Bill" to President Donald Trump's desk. The bill, which would increase veterans benefits by more than $3 ...

St. Thomas More Hospital opens education center in Florence
She was among a small crowd of hospital employees and community officials who celebrated the new St. Thomas More Education Center on Wednesday in Florence. The faith-based hospital hosted a dedication and blessing by chaplain Joe Garkovich at the ...

Will private funding save public music education?
I'm not convinced that the return of arts to schools will repair the pipeline to concert halls, but that doesn't mean that every child shouldn't be getting a sustained, sequential education in the arts. After all, what about simply wanting our children ...

Budget Crisis Prompts Malloy To Weigh A Shift In Education Aid
Connecticut has long struggled with how to fund public education, with Malloy and the legislature offering up different strategies. Earlier this year, Malloy proposed shifting teacher pension costs, now born by state government, to cities and towns. In ...

Future of STEM Education in Doubt
In an ongoing effort to promote STEM – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – education, Ivanka Trump helped read “Rosie Revere Engineer” to a group of young girls at the National Museum of American History last week. Alongside ...

Financing Universal Education
COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND – The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals represent a remarkable commitment by the international community to eliminate poverty and improve health, the environment, education, and much more in all countries ...

The continuing education of ASU receiver N'Keal Harry
The continuing education of ASU receiver N'Keal Harry. Doug Haller, azcentral sports Published 7:04 p.m. MT Aug. 1, 2017. Skip in Skip. x. Embed. x. Share. CLOSE. WATCH THE LATEST ASU FOOTBALL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSASU's Todd ...

Daenerys Stormborn, Jon Snow and the Real Enemy of Higher Education
There was a moment while watching Daenerys Stormborn and Jon Snow's first meeting in the latest episode of Game of Thrones that reminded me of attending higher education conferences. Daenerys is pushing Snow to bend the knee, and become her loyal ...

A new day in education
The Board of Education of Hutchinson Public Schools welcomes a new day in Kansas public education as five key factors converge to drive historic changes in the way we educate our children. We would like to invite the public to find out more about these ...

Pearson to Cut 3000 Jobs, Dividend as Education Woes Remain
Pearson Plc made good on a pledge to cut costs, slashing 3,000 jobs and cutting its interim dividend to preserve cash as it works on a turnaround of its struggling education business. The staff cuts, almost 10 percent of the company's total work force ...

NOC, NWOSU bring higher education to Enid
Residents in Enid and surrounding areas have access to higher education with Northern Oklahoma College Enid and Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Enid in town. Northern Oklahoma College offers multiple two-year liberal arts degree programs to ...

Clifton Board of Education fails to approve $1M in tax relief
The modified spending plan includes $3,475,797 in additional funding from the New Jersey Department of Education and a total of about $30 million budgeted for the next school year. Officials said the state gave local school boards an Aug. 1 deadline to ...

Iowa casinos participating in Responsible Gaming Education Week
(KMAland) -- Iowa's 19 state-regulated commercial casinos are making an effort this week to educate customers on responsible gaming. The 18th annual Responsible Gaming Education Week allows casinos to place extra emphasis on making sure patrons ...

REV. ROB LEE COLUMN: Education is a faith issue
Now mind you, I am not advocating prayer in schools or the implementation of religious education, that is the job of families and churches. What I am saying is that people of faith in Statesville should be deeply concerned with the education our ...

Vance AFB education office helps airmen go to school
Students aren't only being taught how to fly or the ins and outs of air traffic control but can realize their goals of obtaining an associate's, a bachelor's or even a master's degree, thanks to the Vance education office. The Vance education office ...

Step Is a Moving Story of the Triumph of Education — and the Stepping Isn't Bad, Either
Step opens with imagery that is all too familiar now: the streets of Baltimore, filled with protesters and smoke, in the protests and riots that followed the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody in 2015. Those who will have seen Kathryn ...

Like it or not, Betsy DeVos has made a mark in six months as education secretary
It is tempting to conclude that after six months as education secretary, Betsy DeVos hasn't accomplished all that much. Congress has not been kind to her legislative agenda, and Republicans have joined with Democrats in criticizing her proposed budget ...

Idaho Education Notecard August 4
Little, Ahlquist talk education. In other news from the superintendents' conference, Lt. Gov. Brad Little and Tommy Ahlquist spent more than an hour talking education issues. There were few big disagreements between the two Republican gubernatorial ...

Texas House deepens battle lines with Senate on education priorities
Bill Zedler, R-Arlington, who voted against HB 21, suggested from the House floor that the state hasn't shirked its responsibility because the state continues to pump money each year into the public education system. But according to the Legislative ...

School trust administrator resigns under pressure from Utah Board of Education
Following the announcement of Donaldson's resignation, the Utah Board of Education voted to authorize Huntsman to appoint an interim School Children's Trust Section director. Huntsman said he will consult with staff and begin that process as policy and ...

Wendy Lecker: Education reform should come from within
The State Board of Education's recent rubber-stamping of Capital Prep Harbor charter school's expansion in Bridgeport is yet another example of a common theme in education reform: trampling community will. Capital Prep, which opened in 2015 over the ...

Trial over state of education wraps
SANTA FE – After two months and nearly 80 witnesses, a landmark court case that essentially put the New Mexico public education system on trial has concluded. The consolidated lawsuit, filed by the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty and the Mexican ...

Hispanic Chamber's new CEO focused on education, business development
Nick Wagner Luis A. Rodriguez, new president and CEO of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, says his organization's members “need to educate the community on the quality of Hispanic business here.”NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN- ...

Erma Byrd Higher Education Center celebrates its 10th Anniversary
The Erma Byrd Higher Education Center celebrated its 10th anniversary Friday by treating its students to a picnic and offering them over $30,000 worth of scholarships for the upcoming school year. Dr. David Swanson, Head Chairman of the West Virginia ...

First year Gwinnett teacher: He gave up accounting to teach special education. Kids need role models.
Hairston grew up in New York, the son of two special education teachers. He studied accounting at Morehouse College, working for United Parcel Service, Georgia-Pacific and NAPA. But a few years ago, he could no longer resist the pull toward the ...

Court case highlights differing views of education
The plaintiffs — the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) — cited education outcomes for low-income, Native American and English language learners as evidence that New ...

Mumpower, Jackson debate state education funding
Jackson spoke passionately for the state to spend more money, specifically citing community college and apprenticeship funding, early childhood education and teacher pay as issues that needed to be addressed. Jackson also said North Carolina had a ...

Nebraska education board looks at climate-change teaching
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Supporters and critics have sounded off at a Nebraska Board of Education meeting on a proposal to include the teaching of climate change in Nebraska public school science classes. Nearly 70 people crowded Friday into a meeting ...

After 8-week Do Space fellowship, educators share their education innovations
After 8-week Do Space fellowship, educators share their education innovations. By Natalia Alamdari / World-Herald staff writer; 2 min ago; (0). Charlie Cuddy. Buy Now. Charlie Cuddy presents his project, which includes teacher-friendly approaches to ...

A lesson in innovative education
Tempers can flare in the national debate over public education, which sometimes feels like a winner-take-all conflict for the highest of stakes. But those with the most to lose are students. That's the case here in Southern California, where public ...

Education aid is vital
I'm glad to see articles on what's being done to improve education in impoverished countries like Liberia (Re: “Privatization a solution to nations with failing schools”, July 21, Las Vegas Sun). No matter where someone is in the world, every single ...

Editorial: Education funding latest in political theater
Welcome to the big show, Illinois taxpayers, and the latest installment of “Springfield Political Theater.” Our new stage production is “Uncertainty, Part II: Education funding ” and stars a familiar cast of Democrats and Republicans dramatically ...

Missouri cuts funding for prison education programs
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The day after Gov. Eric Greitens advocated increasing education and job training programs for inmates, he signed a budget that cut $1.4 million from Missouri Department of Corrections rehabilitation programs, with most of ...

Mark White, Texas Governor Who Championed Public Education, Dies at 77
Mark White, who as governor of Texas from 1983 to 1987 championed public education laws that limited class sizes, increased teachers' pay and introduced basic skills tests for high school students, died on Saturday in Houston. He was 77. Mark Miller, a ...

Thousands paying for an education that failed to deliver
Thousands of former students in Massachusetts and across the country continue to be hounded about private loans they took out to attend for-profit schools that many say failed to provide the education they promised and have since shut down. The US ...


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