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13 hrs ago | The Washington Post
Amid a national debate about the worth of a college education, a respected annual poll about the education views held by Americans has found that only 44 percent of Americans now believe that getting a college education is "very important" - down from 75 percent four years ago. It also found that a majority of public school parents want teacher training programs to be more selective and that they believe new teachers should work for at least a year with a certified teacher before taking over a class by themselves - a finding in opposition to the philosophy practiced by the popular Teach For America program that has been embraced by the Obama administration.
17 hrs ago | KMBC-TV
Video of a fight at Washington High School in Kansas City, Kansas, has some questioning how safe the school is. Police confirmed that the fight happened between two students about 3 p.m. Monday.
19 hrs ago | Statesboro Herald
For the second straight year, two Bulloch County public schools were recognized as two of the top performers under the state's accountability system.
23 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh
William Rivera, a former IUP student, surrendered Tuesday to face charges that he stabbed a man near the campus last weekend. INTO CUSTODY.
Yesterday | The Washington Post
A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter navigates the aircraft toward an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker on May 16, 2013, off the coast of Northwest Florida. Officials investigating the F-35 fire that temporarily caused the fleet of fighter planes to be grounded this summer should determine the "root cause" by the end of the month and should have a fix for the planes by the end of the year, officials said Monday.
Americans place a great amount of trust and confidence in their public schoolteachers - and in return they want a higher bar for those entering the profession and more support for the men and women educating their children, a new national poll shows. In the second installment of their 46th annual poll of the public's attitudes toward public schools , PDK International and Gallup found a large majority - 60 percent - of Americans support increasing the rigor of admission requirements for teacher preparation schools, and that teachers should be required to pass a board certification exam, similar to the tests lawyers and medical professionals take, before earning a license to practice.
David Boies, the superlawyer who chairs a group that is trying to overturn teacher tenure laws in New York and elsewhere, said Monday that his organization is not looking to take the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court - at least not in the short run. Boies, who helped lead the legal team that won a Supreme Court victory allowing same-sex marriages to resume in California, said his organization is focused on challenging tenure in state courts.
Yong Zhao is a respected education scholar who has been a fierce critic of high-stakes standardized testing, both in China and the United States. Zhao, the presidential chair and director of the Institute for Global and Online Education in the University of Oregon's College of Education, has written a new book entited " Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon: Why China Has the Best Education System in the World " that my colleague, Post education writer Jay Mathews, said in a column was "the best I have ever read on Chinese schools.
The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music.
In this Sunday, June 22, 2014 file photo, a fighter from the militant group who refer to themselves as the Islamic State, distributes a copy of the Quran, Islam's holy book, to a driver in Mosul, 225 miles northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year.
People are being urged to dust off their coffee cups, get creative in the kitchen and hold an afternoon tea party to help raise A 70,000 for breast cancer treatment, care and research at Addenbrooke's. This year, Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust , the dedicated charity for Addenbrooke's and the Rosie, is relaunching its appeal to beat breast cancer and is hoping to raise A 70,000 for a new ultrasound scanner and vital research into breast medicine at the Cambridge Breast Unit at Addenbrooke's.
A screen capture provided by Mohave County showing firing-range instructor Charles Vacca, 39, as he shows the 9-year-old girl how to fire the Uzi shortly before he was killed. The children of the Arizona shooting range instructor who was accidentally shot and killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi have released a message for her, urging the young girl to find peace and move forward with her life.
Along with data collected by the federal government via IPEDS , information compiled by the Common Data Set pretty much forms the basis for metrics used to power the college ranking industry. These same numbers and statistics populate any number of guides, websites, and search engines sold to college-bound students and their families who have come to rely on them for making decisions related to "fit" and likelihood of admission.
Sen. Lamar Alexander has a plan to overhaul the education system if he becomes chairman of the Senate's education committee next year, starting with rewriting the divisive No Child Left Behind act and moving to create more school vouchers and deregulate higher education soon after. Alexander is bound to hit roadblocks even if Republicans take the Senate in November and he takes the helm of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, regardless of his skills as a lawmaker or eagerness to foster cooperation in the Senate.
You are what you eat, the saying goes, and now a study conducted by researchers at UC Santa Barbara and the University of Pittsburgh suggests that the oft-repeated adage applies not just to physical health but to brain power as well. In a paper published in the early online edition of the journal Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids , the researchers compared the fatty acid profiles of breast milk from women in over two dozen countries with how well children from those same countries performed on academic tests.
Ten years ago consumers were still reading paper books instead of eBooks on Kindles and other eReaders. Ten years ago consumers were still thinking of smartwatches as a science fiction device on their favorite TV show.
Explaining a low GPA can be difficult and it requires you to examine your GPA's trend. Consider the following scenarios: a Scenario A - 3.0 GPA, upward trend - You goofed off for your first few semesters and didn't weigh the consequences.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 09:33 pm
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