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Obama administration blames sequester for America’s education problems

Source: redalertpolitic   Posted By: Len W...1441 days ago

It’s been a full three months since the sequester went into effect, but the Obama administration is still blaming it for our nation’s struggles, this time in the....


U.S. education slipping in world rankings: report

Source: washingtontimes   Posted By: Bailey C...1442 days ago

The U.S. education system is not as globally competitive as it used to be, a study by the Council on Foreign Relations revealed on Monday. “The real scourge of....


Data Reveal a Rise in College Degrees Among Americans

Source: New York Times   Posted By: Jason B...1446 days ago

The number of Americans graduating from college has surged in recent years, sending the share with a college degree to a new high, federal data shows. The surge....


529 plan: Great tool for your kid's education

Source: USA Today   Posted By: Jason B...1446 days ago

There's little that you can be sure of in this crazy economic environment, but one thing that seems certain is that most kids need a college degree to get ahead....


Report: Utah behind on 2020 college graduate goal

Source: sltrib.com   Posted By: Jacky S...1447 days ago

Utah must significantly ramp up the number of people earning college degrees and certificates to meet its goal of increasing those numbers to 66 percent by the year....


Republicans Want to Free America from Federal Education Mandates

Source: nationalreview.   Posted By: Ronny F...1448 days ago

Over the last decade, the U.S. Department of Education has become so congested with federal mandates that it has become, in effect, a national school board. If....


Bill Would Allow Families to Save More for Education

Source: blog.heritage.o   Posted By: Ronny F...1448 days ago

A bill introduced in the House of Representatives could have widespread benefits to parents saving for a child’s education. The Helping Families Save for Education....


College Bound program helps students focus on education

Source: spokesman.com   Posted By: Len W...1448 days ago

Study after study shows that a college degree is the best chance for low-income students to improve their lives. But those students may feel powerless to make college....


Survey shows growing support for online education in California

Source: L. A. Times   Posted By: Cat B...1453 days ago

For Steven Ancheta, the time is long past for more arguments about online education's merits and convenience. The West Covina resident, who is enrolled in a fully....


Protesters rally against education cuts

Source: citizensvoice.c   Posted By: Maxcy J...1454 days ago

While Gov. Tom Corbett was touting some of his plans to a friendly business crowd across town, a small group of parents and union workers - brandishing hand-made....



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Opinions and Commentaries 

Education must lead way to new economy

Source: tauntongazette. Posted By: Len W...1441 days ago

Despite its more than 100 institutions of higher education, Massachusetts’ education system is ill-equipped to prepare young people for the 21st century workplace.....


Excellence in Education

Source: nwitimes.com Posted By: Len W...1441 days ago

The Valparaiso School Corporation is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive educational environment, from elementary school, to middle school, to high school....


After years of reform, California education schools fall short on new ranking system

Source: hechingerreport Posted By: Len W...1441 days ago

California has been trying to reform how it educates teachers for more than a decade, and some of its ideas have become a model for the rest of the country. But....


'An Industry of Mediocrity': Study Criticizes Teacher-Education Programs

Source: chronicle.com Posted By: Bailey C...1442 days ago

Colleges of education are "an industry of mediocrity" that churns out unprepared teachers to work in the nation's elementary and secondary schools, according to....


Raising the bar

Source: economist.com Posted By: Jason B...1446 days ago

HERE’S a multiple-choice question: if the federal government penalises states where pupils do badly in school, but lets the states themselves set the pass mark,....


Getting More Bang for the Buck in Higher Education

Source: economix.blogs. Posted By: Jason B...1446 days ago

Republicans and Democrats are hurtling toward another bipartisan standoff, this one over rival plans on the interest rates to be charged on subsidized federal loans....


Don't Buy The Hype, College Education Is Not An Investment

Source: Forbes Posted By: Ronny F...1448 days ago

Hardly a day goes by without the publication of articles on the plight of recent college graduates. Large numbers are either unemployed or employed in jobs that....


Bridging the male education gap

Source: L. A. Times Posted By: Len W...1448 days ago

In the ongoing discussion of how to boost the education and skill levels of the American workforce, one central issue is rarely addressed: the gap between male and....


For-Profit College Analyst Says 'Subprime' Students Are To Blame

Source: huffingtonpost. Posted By: Cat B...1453 days ago

A Wells Fargo stock analyst, who boosts for-profit colleges while frequently overlooking their abuses, lays the blame for one particularly predatory college's high....


Texas public education system needs repairs to get on track

Source: statesman.com Posted By: Cat B...1453 days ago

The wheels are falling off the Texas public education system. The current STAAR regime is an extremely expensive system that focuses on state-mandated standardized....



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Campus News 

Harvard Graduate School of Education’s New Dean Announced

Source: harvardmagazine Posted By: Len W...1448 days ago

James E. Ryan, a scholar at the crossroads of education, law, and policy, will become the new dean of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education (HGSE) on September....


Western Michigan University awarded almost $400,000 from the EPA

Source: mlive.com Posted By: Cat B...1453 days ago

Western Michigan University is one of 13 institutions of higher education nationwide tapped by the Environmental Protection Agency this week to participate in climate....


University of Minnesota receives $12.3-million gift

Source: startribune.com Posted By: Cat B...1453 days ago

A $12.3 million surprise gift from a South Dakota farmer and businesswoman is the largest to the University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agriculture and Natural....


Indian student in Cornell University hacks into ICSE, ISC database

Source: economictimes.i Posted By: Maxcy J...1454 days ago

A 20-year-old Indian student from Cornell University hacked into the database of ICSE (Class X) and ISC (Class XII) school exam results, exposed glaring anomalies....


Syracuse University Honors Dick Clark with Studio

Source: variety.com Posted By: Maxcy J...1454 days ago

“America’s oldest teenager” Dick Clark is being honored by Syracuse University. The college’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications revealed plans to name....


University of Alabama basketball player among 3 more charged in child's kidnapping

Source: Fox News Posted By: Erin H...1455 days ago

Three more people will face charges in the April kidnapping of a 6-year-old Kemper County girl. Kemper County Sheriff James Moore tells WTOK-TV that University....


University of Houston expands student housing

Source: blog.chron.com Posted By: Billy T...1455 days ago

University of Houston students will have another housing option in the fall of 2014. Dallas-based Fountain Residential Partners is building The Vue on MacGregor,....


University of Alabama to mark 50th anniversary of George Wallace 'stand'

Source: montgomeryadver Posted By: Anna C...1456 days ago

The University of Alabama this month is marking the 50th anniversary of then-Gov. George Wallace's "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door" against racial integration. The....


Texas A&M University dean cycling coast-to-coast to support Habitat for Humanity

Source: abclocal.go.com Posted By: Anna C...1456 days ago

The rapidly clearing faculty lot signaled that it was time to go home. The Texas A&M University dean backed his shiny red vehicle out of its parking spot -- the....


University of Oregon's mild-mannered new president sets out to raise mega-millions....

Source: oregonlive.com Posted By: Mary P...1460 days ago

Michael Gottfredson, dressed in a muted green suit, speaks in a whisper-soft voice. But he does not equivocate when describing his No. 1 job as president of....



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Miss Utah: ‘Create Education Better’

Source: nymag.com Posted By: Bailey C...1442 days ago

The Miss USA contest, owned by yellow-orange tuft of hair Donald Trump, has a new queen. "A recent report shows that in 40 percent of American families with children,....


Education benefits for veterans delayed, adding to problems at VA

Source: Fox News Posted By: Renee H...1462 days ago

Veterans face delays when applying for education benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), making it more difficult for them to receive an education....


Lottery tickets generate $23 million for education in Georgia

Source: ajc.com Posted By: Jacky S...1469 days ago

Didn’t win this weekend’s $590.5 million lottery jackpot? A lot of us know the feeling. The lone, mystery winner in Florida hasn’t come forward yet with the golden....


Bowey: Study up on college savings vehicles

Source: news.google.com Posted By: Lillie S...1476 days ago

Another school year is drawing to a close — so if you have young children, they're one year closer to the day when they head off to college. And both you and your....


Earn a College Degree in Heavy Metal. Really.

Source: newsfeed.time.c Posted By: Lillie S...1476 days ago

Were you the type of college student who preferred to hide in your dorm room blasting Metallica instead of studying? Did you skip class to travel to a Black Sabbath....


Student Says Peanut Allergy Forced College Withdrawal

Source: ABC News Posted By: Bailey C...1476 days ago

For Kelsey Hough, a tiny peanut is a big problem. So big, in fact, that the 26-year-old student says her life-threatening peanut allergy forced her to abandon her....


12 great college graduation gift ideas

Source: CBS News Posted By: Bailey C...1477 days ago

With college graduation season upon us, here are 12 great gift ideas for new grads: 1. "The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform....


Dodgeball Should Not Be Part of Any Curriculum, Ever

Source: slate.com Posted By: Renee H...1481 days ago

As a kid, I wanted desperately to be good at sports. This was not because I enjoyed playing them. I did not. It was because I’d learned that physical education classes....


Madonna sells $7M painting to fund girls' education abroad

Source: today.com Posted By: Hilmer J...1483 days ago

Madonna sold an abstract painting by French artist Fernand Leger for $7.16 million on Tuesday to raise funds for girls' education projects in Afghanistan, Pakistan....


'Porn Studies' Is The New Academic Journal Dedicated To Pornography

Source: huffingtonpost. Posted By: Bill 1485 days ago

Pornography has officially become academic. The new journal, Porn Studies, will become the "the first dedicated, international, peer-reviewed journal to critically....



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