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New approach to Education Dept. oversight focuses on risk ...
New approach to Education Dept. oversight focuses on risk ...

Illinois sees hope for education, good governance
Bruce Rauner delivered some good news to the poor this week, passing an education-funding measure that will provide additional monies for both public and private schools in Illinois. This includes the Catholic schools throughout the state. Daily Emails ...

DPI implements 'corrective action plan' for Unified special education
The corrective action plan, which started in February, asks for, among things: that all seven special education supervisors file monthly monitoring reports through the rest of 2017; a revision of “Direct Adult Support or Supervision: Decision Making ...

William Magee Center for Wellness Education set to open
Soon after “William's Story” gained immense readership, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Brandi Hephner LaBanc met with Magee to see how they could expand the university's alcohol and drug education. The meeting with Magee and his wife, Kent, led to ...

Want a job? It's still about education.
As a scholar of education policy, and of career and technical education in particular, I have seen incredible changes in technology and the workforce. And, while degree requirements have changed, education continues to be the cornerstone of job ...

Fight over school funding is ongoing despite Washington Legislature's 'fix'
After hastily rushing through an education budget before a June 30 deadline, many House and Senate members returned to their home districts to declare that, after three special sessions, the state finally has a plan to fully pay for the basic education ...

How Higher-Education Leaders Are Fighting for DACA
This past March, a letter submitted by the American Council of Education thanking Trump for his positive comments on “DREAMers”—all unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S. as children—and urging him to continue DACA was eventually signed by ...

Education Dept. Ends Partnership with CFPB
When Education Secretary Betsy DeVos touted her commitment to oversight of higher education this week, the fact that the her department was cutting back involvement with one of the most active federal regulators went unmentioned. In a letter rebuking ...

New education funding law could be lifeline to private schools
"I think it really empowers folks of lower income groups to see that they have a choice when it comes to their kids' education," said Cardinal Blase Cupich, who heads the sprawling Archdiocese of Chicago and advocated for the private scholarship ...

David R. Doyle, 85, leader in early childhood education, rower
David R. Doyle, of Eden, had been a junior high school science teacher and principal for more than a decade when, in 1970, he turned his focus in a different direction: To early childhood education -- amid a growing need for such care, by families ...

Gilda's offers continuing education
Gilda's Club announces a free colorectal cancer screening and prevention continuing education opportunity is available for physicians, nurses and social workers from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at UnityPoint Health – Trinity Muscatine, 1518 Mulberry ...

Higher education cuts possible
Part of a three-member panel previewing the upcoming legislative session, the second speaker, Mike Hall, former West Virginia Republican senator now serving as the governor's chief of staff, said many state revenue problems lie within education, health ...

Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues
Kayla Delzer, a teacher in Mapleton, N.D., has created a flexible classroom where her third graders sit where they please and learn to post on Instagram. Tech companies are courting teachers like Ms. Delzer to help improve and promote their education ...

Poland education reform to slash thousands of teachers' jobs
Parents' and teachers' unions collected almost 1 million signatures to force a referendum on the Polish government's proposed education reform. But the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) that dominates parliament swiftly rejected the request. The move ...

Chance the Rapper Announces New Education-Focused Twilight Awards
Yesterday, Chance the Rapper held a SocialWorks summit in Chicago's Southside. He honored the organization's achievements so far and announced this year's recipients of the New Chance Fund—the rapper raised $2.2 million dollars to award a $100,000 ...

Districts see 'unsustainable' special education funding crisis looming
Lawmakers increased the cap on state funding for special education from 12.7 percent of a district's student population to 13.5 percent. That means if more than 13.5 percent of a district's enrolled students have a learning disability, the district has ...

Gypsy women breaking education barriers with uni degrees
"Their idea of traveller education was giving you pictures of horses and wagons and chickens to colour in," she said. Now aged 41 and living in a house in Monkton, Pembrokeshire, she is about to start her third year of a foundation degree in inclusive ...

State floats ambitious education plan to secure federal dollars
Newly appointed Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut is no fan of federal oversight, but is a strong proponent of the state plan developed by the Department of Education in cooperation with a 27-member task force comprised mostly of educators from ...

New curriculum could be 'disastrous', says education expert
One of Scotland's leading experts on education has warned that the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) could be "disastrous" for school pupils. Prof Lindsay Paterson, from the University of Edinburgh, said the programme lacked "academic rigour" and was ...

Join forces in community to move Detroit education ahead
I am writing in response to Nancy Kaffer's recent article, “Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti to charters: Come at me, bro” on Aug. 23. As the CEO of University Prep Schools, one of Detroit's longest-standing, nonprofit public charter school systems ...

British Government commits to enhancing education in Malawi
“Across all sectors in Malawi, having great leaders that can drive change, is essential and of course those leaders have to have good quality education. The education in the UK is one of the best; we have four of the top six universities but the UK ...

Teacher, funding shortages limit K-12 foreign language programs
The study, conducted by the American Councils for International Education and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, found that slightly more than 15 percent of Iowa's K-12 students were enrolled in a foreign language course for the ...

Holder wants IWCC seat to stop being a 'second-class citizen'
“If the college wants a great ambassador for the college, I'm him,” he said. “I'm well-known in the community.” Holder praised the education he received at Iowa Western, and he said he would “do everything I can to make sure that the college is ...

Education starts on the school bus
Education starts on the school bus. Whether checking out what kids wore, the facts of life according to a farm girl, the tragedy of a president's death, or the memory of a friend lost too soon, education began on the bus, Amy Calder writes. Share ...

Education Expert Cites Need for Preschool Access, Higher Teacher Pay
Education research continues to show that early intervention sets the foundation for students' future academic success. On Friday, Memphis' Hutchison School hosted nationally acclaimed education researcher Dr. Amanda VanDerHeyden for a talk titled "How ...

JMU partners with Kosovo to promote higher education
15, 2016, President Alger signed the Memorandum of Understanding to pair JMU's educational programs with Kosovo alongside Dr. Arsim Bajrami, the nation's minister of education science and technology. “They are well-educated, and want to develop a ...

Columbia's health, education workforce grows
Columbia's sustained population growth has coincided with major job increases in two industries that have become the bedrock of the local economy — health care and education. The city's population shot up from nearly 85,000 in 2000 to about 119,000 in ...

Report: 'Middle education' jobs hard to define, but important to NH's future
In recent years the terms “middle education” and “middle skills” have come out nowhere to be a big part of New Hampshire's discussion about the economy and education. The terms are loosely defined but generally involve education beyond high school but ...

China's online education market to grow 20pc annually, bolstered by new tech
The country's online education market is likely to grow 20 per cent annually, reaching 270 billion yuan (US$41 billion) in 2019, up from 156 billion yuan in 2016. Globally the online education market will rise to US$190 billion by 2019, statistics from ...

Middle school education gets a makeover
And San Francisco residents, because they approved the Public Education Enrichment Fund (PEEF), which gives us the technology to help our students access personalized and blended learning. I couldn't be happier for these big changes in how our middle ...

Columbia professor talks about Wright, race and education
Mabel O. Wilson, a professor of architecture at Columbia University, will speak at the Martin House Complex next week about a never-built school Frank Lloyd Wright designed in 1928 for African-American children in the South. Wilson is one of the ...

State Deputy Superintendent to visit Coos County
The $150,000 grant idea came from an Oregon Department of Education committee after data showed regular and significant attendance problems for Native American students. “We don't know why this is a problem,” said Lisa DeSalvio, Coos Bay School ...

Education leaders call on Trump to protect 'dreamers'
Education leaders are calling on President Trump to protect undocumented immigrants brought here as children amid reports that he may phase out a program that offered them work permits and a reprieve from deportation. Trump is expected to make an ...

How VR, AR, & AI Can Change Education Forever – Part 1, Today's Problems
Education is an odd bird: we all know it could be better, while at the same time it is the best it has ever been in human history. For the last two centuries the world went through a great expansion in learning: our literacy rate skyrocketed from 12 ...

New Study Offers Insight Into Gender Imbalance in Higher Education
Dafna Gelbgiser, grad, and Kyle Albert, grad, found that green fields in higher education tend to bridge the gender divide in both STEM and non-STEM fields. Gelbgiser defined green fields as those that contribute to green jobs, which provide goods or ...

Maine Department of Education makes push for regional services
While the state Department of Education pushes plans to regionalize services, local educators are not sure what that will mean for school districts as they are now organized. Several Maine school districts are pursuing efforts to pool resources and ...

Medway Community Education offers fall programs
MEDWAY -- Medway Community Education is offering fall programs for all area residents, and is introducing a varied selection of new classes while continuing to offer all-time favorite programs for all ages. For preschool-aged children, programs include ...

Education Department donated chicken deemed unfit for kids to the homeless
City Education Department officials donated chicken to the homeless that was possibly contaminated with metal bits, but eventually thought better of the featherbrained arrangement and told distributors on Friday to throw out any of the remaining fowl ...

Adult education classes teach reading and math to thousands for free — including adults with diplomas
"They kind of just shuffled me along," said freshman Abbey Fortner, 18, (center) who listens alongside Kyia Flowers, 18, to a teaching assistant explain the online course study guide for their developmental math class on Friday, Aug. 31, 2017, at St ...

Good Relationships Are Data-Driven: A Higher Education Example
In business, education, and healthcare, forming partnerships and collaborations has become a key strategy for achieving organizational objectives. Each organization hopes to make its own endeavors more successful by harnessing the power, prestige, ...

Arizona's Diane Douglas is nation's lowest paid state education administrator
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas is the nation's lowest paid state education administrator, according to an Education Week analysis of state superintendent salaries. Douglas' salary of $85,000 is less than half the national ...

Programme for government: Education remains number one priority
The Scottish government wants to be judged on its record on education so it was fitting that it was the first big theme to be addressed by the first minister when she delivered her programme for government. Improving early learning, raising attainment ...

Speaking out: Education officials, politicians react to DACA phase out
NORMAN — University of Oklahoma President David Boren has thrown his support behind students who qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that is slated to be phased out. The program, implemented by former President ...

NI universities maintain Times Higher Education rankings
Queen's University Belfast (QUB) has maintained its place in the Times Higher Education (THE) world university rankings for 2017/18. It remains in the 201-250 band of world universities, the same as last year. Ulster University (UU) is in the 501-600 ...

Even more tax breaks for your college education expenses
The tax rules permit Section 127 plans to cover just about anything that constitutes education, including graduate coursework, whether it's job-related or not. However, some plans only reimburse for education that is, in fact, job-related. That's up to ...

Special education students' test scores have little impact on school scores
Remarks made by a state board of education member in June shined a spotlight on a long-held belief that children in special education drag down test scores overall at a school. Those remarks only recently came to light and have sparked a debate among ...

This start-up fled the high cost of Silicon Valley to help non-tech workers get an education
Guild Education is helping large employers offer college education and tuition reimbursement as a work perk to the 64 million working-age adults who lack a college degree. The company recently fled the Bay Area for Denver, Colorado. The start-up has ...

Conflict, widespread poverty stall progress on education rates over past decade – UNICEF
This 11-year-old girl lost her left leg in a suicide attack in an internal displaced persons (IDP) site in the Lake Chad Region. After three months in a hospital, she is trying to start over. UNICEF/Bahaji ...

Donors of Chinese descent vastly increase philanthropy, mostly to higher education
Major philanthropic gifts by Chinese Americans have surged nearly fivefold to almost $500 million in recent years, with most of the money going to higher education, a new study has found. Philanthropy by donors in China also soared as the nation's ...

Get a top-flight IT education in one package — for under $50
There's no shame in feeling like your career is in a bit of a rut. The only problem comes from not doing anything about it. If your career (or your preferred career) is in the IT realm, you can launch yourself in all kinds of exciting new directions by ...


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