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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Gets New Education Leader

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Gets New Education Leader

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Dr. Priscilla Chan have tapped James Shelton to run their philanthropic education efforts through the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Zuckerberg and his wife made the announcement on Wednesday... 
Study Shows Schools Continue To Get Safer

Study Shows Schools Continue To Get Safer

According to a recent report from the Department of Education, schools across the nation continue to get safer as security measures have evolved over the years. School safety has become a hot button issue in many parts of the... 
Missing Detroit Teachers Affect Nearly 100 Schools

Missing Detroit Teachers Affect Nearly 100 Schools

Approximately 1,500 of the 2,600 teachers employed by Detroit Public Schools called in sick on Monday to protest potential problems with their pay this summer. The Detroit Federation of Teachers urged members to call out sick... 
Study Warns Pennsylvania Ranks 49 out of 50 in College Affordability

Study Warns Pennsylvania Ranks 49 out of 50 in College Affordability

High school students in Pennsylvania face a tough future as the state ranks 49 (out of 50, of course) in terms of college affordability. That is to say that colleges and universities in the Keystone state cost more for local... 
Illinois Business Leaders Call For More Funding for Early Childhood Education

Illinois Business Leaders Call For More Funding for Early Childhood Education

Business leaders in Illinois are calling for increased funding for early education.  State leaders advise that doing so has the potential for significantly increasing job opportunities in the math and science fields if schools... 
UK Education Secretary Argues Over Academy Trusts

UK Education Secretary Argues Over Academy Trusts

Education reform is a massively important issue all over the world, not just in the United States. Academy trusts in the UK, for example, are currently under fire from charity groups arguing that they cannot demonstrate a substantive... 
United States Department of Education Takes Steps to Improve Student Loan Repayment

United States Department of Education Takes Steps to Improve Student Loan Repayment

The United States Department of Education offers loans to college students as part of an initiative to increase access to a college education to students at all levels. Basically, no matter your income—or ability—students... 
University of the District of Columbia Launches New Technology Education Program To Recruit Minority Boys in Middle School

University of the District of Columbia Launches New Technology Education Program To Recruit Minority Boys in Middle School

It is easy to look at the American public school system and say there is a need to bring technology programs to certain student populations, minority populations who are not deeply represented in the technology fields.  Of... 
Does Education Level Determine Political Ideals?

Does Education Level Determine Political Ideals?

To say there is significant difference between Americans with a college degree and those without a college degree may be a bit broad, but you can’t deny it.  Still, is this something you can quantify? A new study from... 
Poor Education, Literacy Levels Lead Some Patients To Equally Poor Online Health Information Queries

Poor Education, Literacy Levels Lead Some Patients To Equally Poor Online Health Information Queries

The old adage goes:  “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day but teach him to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” The same can be said about education as a whole.  Learning is not only about obtaining information, but also... 
Education Reform Brings Back Vocational Training

Education Reform Brings Back Vocational Training

There was once a time when vocational education was more than just a set of courses that will help students unfit for college to find work in a particular field.  Maybe these students have behavioral issues or low test scores... 
US Companies Petition Congress To Improve Computer Education

US Companies Petition Congress To Improve Computer Education

It is no big secret that we must start educating our children in the various technologies that will pave our future path.  While education curriculum thus continues to reform to focus more on science, engineering, technology,... 
Pre-K Education Costs Continue to Put Pressure on Hawaii Families

Pre-K Education Costs Continue to Put Pressure on Hawaii Families

While cost of living continues to rise across the country, one state remains among the hardest-hit (if not the hardest): Hawaii. Fuel, food, utilities, housing; everything costs more if you want to live in Paradise. Unfortunately,... 
Rethinking The Quality of Recess Among Primary Students in the United States

Rethinking The Quality of Recess Among Primary Students in the United States

We have long known that children, learn more while they play: not just about the world around them but about themselves. They learn how to analyze information and how to make decisions. They learn how to create, deduce, share,... 
Oklahoma City Public Schools Resolves Racial Discrimination Case

Oklahoma City Public Schools Resolves Racial Discrimination Case

Earlier this week, the US Department of Education reached a settlement agreement with Oklahoma City Public Schools in order to address what has been found to be the disproportionate discipline of black students. Indeed, an investigation... 
United States Department of Education Pushes College Accreditors for More Regulation and Accountability

United States Department of Education Pushes College Accreditors for More Regulation and Accountability

On Friday, of last week, the United States Department of Education told national accreditors that it is time to focus more attention on the enforcement of standards to measure student achievement across the country. The agency... 
Head Teachers Cry Foul as British Key Primary School Spelling Aptitude Test “Accidentally” Made Public

Head Teachers Cry Foul as British Key Primary School Spelling Aptitude Test “Accidentally” Made Public

The British Department for Education (DFE) has come under fire from teachers unions this week after it had been discovered that they had published a key stage 1 spelling test on its website, in January.  Officials realized... 
UK Education Experts Warn On Shift Away from Employer-Sponsored University Apprenticeships

UK Education Experts Warn On Shift Away from Employer-Sponsored University Apprenticeships

In the United Kingdom, the government has launched an initiative to encourage apprenticeships via taxing businesses payrolls (where no apprenticeships are on the roster). While this might sound like a good way to increase the... 
New Avenues To Mathematics Education

New Avenues To Mathematics Education

Many argue that mathematics is the language of the universe; and the more you understand about mathematical systems, the more you are inclined to agree with this.  And if you look at where Mankind is headed, knowledge of mathematics... 
California Court Appeals Determines Constitution Does Not Guarantee Minimum Education Quality

California Court Appeals Determines Constitution Does Not Guarantee Minimum Education Quality

In a surprising turn of events that split the California Court of Appeals, Wednesday, it appears that the state of California does not guarantee children a minimally-funded quality education. This is a landmark ruling which... 
Seattle Parents Advocating for Better Language Services for Immigrant Families

Seattle Parents Advocating for Better Language Services for Immigrant Families

A group of parents in Washington State have formed an immigrant-rights group called OneAmerica. The group has recently called on local school boards to institute new policies which will make language service availability and... 
Improving Public School Education Should Not Come at the Expense of Teacher’s Rights

Improving Public School Education Should Not Come at the Expense of Teacher’s Rights

It has been six decades since the landmark Brown v Board of Education aimed to bring more equality to education—as a fundamental, constitutional right for all Americans. But apparently, the promise has not been fulfilled as... 
Missouri Education Officers Vote to Replace Common Core Standards

Missouri Education Officers Vote to Replace Common Core Standards

The state of Missouri has just become the latest state to adopt a new set of education regulations which will replace the national Common Core standards. Indeed, on Tuesday, then, the state joined a group of states to ditch... 
Liberian Government Partners with US Startup to Improve National Education

Liberian Government Partners with US Startup to Improve National Education

Liberian education minister George Werner has learned to think outside the box and has chosen to do something that has never been done before in any African country. He has opted to establish a public-private partnership education...