Friday, May 17, 2013 9:32:08 AM CST
North Carolina's community colleges are working to train factory workers comfortable in a new manufacturing world of computers and robots. State community college leaders are meeting Friday with manufacturers ...
Thursday, May 16, 2013 3:27:00 PM CST
Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” is a classic. When I think about today’s bridge over troubled water, I think about how prepared I am to implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). I think about how to bridge Common Core State Standards and Career Technical Education (CTE) together.
Thursday, May 16, 2013 3:13:31 PM CST
By Andrea Burzynski NEW YORK (Reuters) - Many leading U.S. colleges and universities face a shortfall in enrollment for fall classes and will offer price discounts as they compete for students in an ever expanding higher education market, according to Forbes. The magazine highlighted 50 public and private U.S. colleges listed in the Princeton Review's "Best Colleges" list that are still accepting students in their 2013 freshman classes. ...
Thursday, May 16, 2013 1:53:07 PM CST
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Brown v. Board of Education National Historic site will display a black doll used in a series of famous race studies to mark the 59th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that ended legal segregation in public schools.
Thursday, May 16, 2013 1:51:53 PM CST
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police arrested a college student accused of making telephone threats that sparked security alerts across the Los Angeles area on Thursday, including the evacuation of a community college and the lockdown of a second college campus and numerous public schools. East Los Angeles College was evacuated while students and staff at about 10 nearby public schools were confined to their campuses after police received an anonymous call at about 8 a.m. local time from a person saying he was headed to a school with a gun, the sheriff's department said. ...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 8:21:58 AM CST
Short-term study abroad students can pay for some - but not all - program expenses through withdrawals from a 529 plan, a tax-advantaged higher education investment account.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 5:04:37 PM CST
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - The Seattle public school system, facing a rebellion that stoked the national protest movement over standardized testing in U.S. public schools, is backing away from the contentious multiple-choice exam for its upcoming school year. Teachers, educators, and students at several Seattle schools staged a boycott in January against the computerized Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test, saying it was not aligned with the state's curriculum and produces "meaningless results" upon which teachers' performances are evaluated. ...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 8:49:14 AM CST
Omar Islam has undertaken a Sisyphean task. In the midst of Syria's civil war, this former archaeology student with a master's degree in restoration work is dodging sniper fire, artillery, and airstrikes to catalog the destruction of Aleppo's historical landmarks.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 8:38:21 AM CST
Two schools - University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and York College of Pennsylvania - recently advised U.S. News that they submitted inflated data that were used in the 2013 Best Colleges rankings, resulting in their numerical ranks being higher than they otherwise might have been. In both cases, the same incorrect data were also reported to many other parties including the U.S. Department of Education.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 7:06:01 AM CST
By Renee Maltezou and Harry Papachristou ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek public sector workers walked off the job on Tuesday to protest against a government decision to ban a strike by high-school teachers, shutting down several schools and reducing staff at hospitals to a minimum. But turnout at a planned rally and march to parliament was poor, hit by rain and a growing sense of resignation among Greeks inured to frequent strikes against austerity measures. ...
Monday, May 13, 2013 7:20:40 PM CST
Summer break has started very early for kids in one Michigan school district.
Monday, May 13, 2013 2:21:24 PM CST
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $20 million grant to Nevada's higher education system to help find ways to make large-scale solar power plants more practical and efficient on arid desert ...
Monday, May 13, 2013 1:16:27 PM CST
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Today's college graduates are well-positioned to lead America in the 21st century and shouldn't listen to cynics who say the nation is in decline, Vice President Joe Biden told thousands of new degree holders at the University of Pennsylvania on Monday.
Monday, May 13, 2013 12:21:00 PM CST
Everyone's talking academic success in Detroit, it seems. In April, Detroit Public Schools announced the "Neighborhood-Centered, Quality Schools" initiative to improve quality of education and life for under-served students and schools. Businesses are coming on board to help fund DPS's community extension services. JPMorgan Chase granted $1.5 million to nonprofits working in economically disadvantaged schools in Southwest Detroit, says the Detroit News. ...
Monday, May 13, 2013 11:59:49 AM CST
SCHOOL DAZE: The Greek government invoked emergency powers to prevent protesting teachers from disrupting university entrance exams this month. Civil servants' unions retaliated by calling a 24-hour strike ...
Monday, May 13, 2013 11:30:08 AM CST
The Greek government said Monday it will use emergency powers to prevent protesting teachers from disrupting university entrance exams this month. Civil servants' unions retaliated by calling a 24-hour ...
Monday, May 13, 2013 8:37:04 AM CST
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek public sector workers will walk off the job on Tuesday to protest against a government decision to ban a strike by high-school teachers that would disrupt university entrance exams. It is the third time this year that Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has threatened workers with arrest if they go ahead with protests, as he tries to show Greece's foreign lenders that Athens is sticking to unpopular reforms. ...
Monday, May 13, 2013 6:46:04 AM CST
Former Penn State President Graham Spanier became the highest paid public college president of 2011-12 when he was forced out over his handling of the sex abuse scandal involving former assistant football ...
Sunday, May 12, 2013 10:21:04 PM CST
By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Teenagers who text while driving are also more likely to engage in other risky activities, such as riding with an intoxicated driver or not wearing a seatbelt, a new study suggests. Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found four in every nine high school students had sent or received texts while driving in the past month. ...
Sunday, May 12, 2013 4:03:19 PM CST
By Atossa Araxia Abrahamian NEW YORK (Reuters) - Salaries of presidents of U.S. public universities rose almost 5 percent in the last fiscal year, even as tuition rose and student debt soared, with the median pay package topping $400,000, according to a report released on Sunday. Penn State's Graham Spanier was the top earner last year at the time he was fired over the Jerry Sandusky scandal, according to the study by the Chronicle of Higher Education, though his compensation was inflated by $2.4 million in severance pay and deferred compensation. ...
Sunday, May 12, 2013 10:34:45 AM CST
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece has threatened high school teachers with arrest if they go ahead with a nationwide strike that would disrupt university entrance exams that start this week, the official government gazette said. It is the third time this year that Prime Minister Antonis Samaras's government has invoked emergency law to force strikers back to work to try to show foreign lenders who bailed out Greece that the country is sticking to unpopular reforms. ...
Saturday, May 11, 2013 1:48:30 PM CST
Saturday, May 11, 2013 11:20:08 AM CST
One in six high school students report being victimized via e-mail, chat rooms, instant messaging, Web sites or texting. Larry Greenemeier reports
Friday, May 10, 2013 6:01:45 PM CST
Earlier this week, Baltimore City Public Schools made headlines when CEO Andres Alonso tearfully announced his retirement at the end of the school year.
Friday, May 10, 2013 4:26:41 PM CST
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley said Friday that he won't attend Boston College's graduation because the Jesuit school's commencement speaker, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, supports legislation to permit abortion.
Friday, May 10, 2013 9:25:34 AM CST
The Alabama Legislature has approved legislation that says private schools and non-failing public schools don't have to accept students transferring from failing public schools. On Thursday, the Senate ...
Friday, May 10, 2013 8:43:04 AM CST
Wisconsin's budget surplus grew by $500 million Thursday, leading to a bipartisan call by state lawmakers and Gov. Scott Walker to put some of the money toward public schools two years after funding was ...
Thursday, May 9, 2013 3:30:05 PM CST
College graduation is a hallmark moment for students across the country; a time of infinite hope where young adults are released into the world with the kind of optimism that can only come from having too little life experience.
Thursday, May 9, 2013 1:48:33 PM CST
Thursday, May 9, 2013 11:30:11 AM CST
By Chrystia Freeland NEW YORK (Reuters) - If you doubt that we live in a winner-take-all economy and that education is the trump card, consider the vast amounts the affluent spend to teach their offspring. We see it anecdotally in the soaring fees for private schools, private lessons and private tutors, many of them targeted at the preschool set. And recent academic research has confirmed what many of us overhear at the school gates or read on mommy blogs. ...
Thursday, May 9, 2013 6:48:14 AM CST
The governing board for Delgado Community College in New Orleans and Nunez Community College in Chalmette approved plans Wednesday that will result in layoffs at both schools and the cutting of 15 academic ...
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 7:00:07 PM CST
Historically black colleges and universities are about to have a mess on their hands. Because of a sharp change to a student loan policy, enrollment has dramatically dropped. This is not good for the schools—or hopeful high school graduates.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 9:00:07 AM CST
When we go to professionals like a financial adviser or accountant for advice, we aren't only consulting that person, if you think about it. We're all vessels of what we've learned throughout our lives. So when we consult with a financial planner or a stockbroker, we're also getting advice they've filtered through a magazine article they read over breakfast, knowledge passed onto them from colleagues or college professors and certainly lessons learned from their parents. ...
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 3:26:42 PM CST
There’s been a lot of talk lately of college- and career-readiness for high-school graduates, but according to a study released Tuesday, what community colleges actually require is less rigorous than we think – and many high school graduates aren’t meeting even those low standards.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 11:40:55 AM CST
Detroit Public Schools announced a groundbreaking initiative that should have broad-spectrum impacts for residents when fully implemented. "Neighborhood-Centered, Quality Schools" aims to partner community and schools and make schools hubs within the neighborhoods they serve. Here are outcomes and changes locals can expect.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 8:15:59 AM CST
Today marks Teacher Appreciation Day in the United States, but it’s fair to say many teachers – veterans and newcomers alike – aren’t feeling much appreciation lately.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 2:57:34 AM CST
Growing up in a poor neighborhood in Chicago, Sue Khim saw some of her brightest classmates languish in a public school system that failed to engage or develop their natural aptitudes.
Monday, May 6, 2013 6:36:03 PM CST
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A relative of a newlywed who died along with four friends in a burning limousine says the young nurse was preparing to get her master's degree and was planning a large second wedding in the Philippines.
Monday, May 6, 2013 5:00:06 PM CST
Principal Susan Lasken said her students have a hands-down favorite day of the week: Waffle Day.That’s when nearly all 635 kids arrive at Sunnybrae Elementary School in Winnetka, California, promptly at 8 a.m. They are giddy and seemingly ravenous, ready to relish every bite of the golden discs slathered in warm syrup behind their desks.“The kids just love it,” said Lasken, “On those days you can count on kids showing up on time. ...