Friday, May 29, 2015
education
Studying abroad, U.S. students catch a wave in Cuba.

Studying Abroad, U.S. Students Catch A Wave In Cuba

Students lucky enough to study in Cuba during this historic time feel transformed.

May 27, 2015
teachers, bad behavior, suspension, expulsion, Seattle

Moving From Punishing Students Who Misbehave To Understanding The Causes

Data show that certain children are punished again and again — missing weeks of class without a noticeable change in behavior. Such trends, only recently tracked, are raising serious concerns among legal advocates, parents and others who say schools rely too often on punitive discipline, especially for the very young.

May 20, 2015
Politics, College Droupout, Wisconsin, 2016, Campaign, Scott Walker, Top News, Marquette University, Education

Walker Tells Republican Lawmakers His Lack Of College Diploma Could Be Political Asset

68 percent of American adults don’t have college degrees, but only one is a presumptive candidate for president.

May 19, 2015
Macaroni and cheese is one popular food item that many schools no longer serve for lunch because it doesn't meet federal guidelines. Photo: The Marmot via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/pvbCh2

Fight Over Healthy School Meals Act Renewal Creates Unlikely Alliances

As Congress decides whether to renew the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, school lunch trays have become a partisan battle zone.

May 18, 2015
Some parents are being thrown in jail for "education theft," enrolling their children into schools in districts they do not live in.

For Some Parents, Search For Better Schools Could Lead to Jail

Education theft, otherwise known as enrollment fraud, is growing in the United States as parents try to get their children into better school districts.

May 18, 2015
Students, Teachers, Hiring, Jobs, Top News, Education, Advanced Degrees, Learning

Best Teachers Can’t Get Hired By Public Schools

Obtuse hiring standards are making it difficult for motivated and intelligent teachers to find jobs in elementary schools.

May 13, 2015
Education, Money, USDA, Food, Children, School, Lunch, Government Programs, Poverty

Some School Food Program Recipients Ineligible, Audit Finds

A USDA audit on school lunch and breakfast programs illustrated that there’s no such thing as a free lunch after wrongdoing was uncovered.

May 6, 2015
Sam brownback

Kansas Schools Close Early As Brownback Tax Cuts Squeeze Revenue

Income tax cuts in Kansas championed by Gov. Sam Brownback have led to credit downgrades, political turmoil, and deepening budget deficits. This week, they’ll start forcing schools to close early.

May 5, 2015
Prom, Promposal, Extravagant, Teenagers, High School, Wheel Of Fortune, Entertainment, Education

Teens Raise The Ante With Extravagant ‘Promposals’

Part of the reason why prom is so expensive? Teenagers (and their parents) are spending on extravagant proposals known as ‘promposals.’

April 29, 2015
Froma Harrop, Syndicated Columnist, Anti-Vaxxer, Internet, Forum, Helath, Education, Memo Pad, Millenials

On The Internet, Nobody Knows You’re A Fraud

Forgoing expert opinion on the Internet leads those who seek advice to misleading answers that have been promoted by group forums, crazy people, and interested businesses.

April 23, 2015
College, Education, Health, Health Care Managment, Degree, Liberal Arts, Medical Training, Jobs

Liberal Arts Schools Branching Out With Health Industry Programs

Liberal Arts schools begin to incorporate ‘health care management’ programs for students who seek ‘recession-proof’ jobs.

April 22, 2015
School, Testing, Standardized Tests, No Child Left Behind, Department of Education, Common Core, Education, National News, Featured Post, Congress

How Much Student Testing Is Too Much?

With no easy answer to education reform, Congress meets to decide whether to rewrite the No Child Left Behind act and shift the power to administer tests from the Fed to the States.

April 14, 2015
Community College, Education, World News, National News, Students, Higher Education

Community Colleges Commit To More Overseas Students

Community colleges are increasing their enrollment of international students, who are bringing their skill-based educations back home.

April 14, 2015
Education, Washington State, Community College, Vocational Skills, National News

Community College Students Learn Math By Using It

This Washington state math program prepares community college students for college-level vocational or academic classes.

April 10, 2015
Paddington, American Sniper, Education, Film, University of Michigan, Iraq War, Students, Lifestyle, Entertainment, Politically Correct

University Of Michigan Reverses Course, Will Show ‘American Sniper’

Following student complaints, the University of Michigan pulls a screening of ‘American Sniper’ and opts to show ‘Paddington’ instead.

April 9, 2015
Governor Greg Abbott, Graduation, Texas, Petition, University of Northern Texas, Education, Free Speech

North Texas Students Petition For A Speaker Other Than Texas Governor Abbott

University of North Texas students petition against Governor Greg Abbott giving this year’s commencement address.

April 8, 2015
USC, African Americans, Education, College, Fraternities, Race, California

USC’s Black House Proposal Raises Questions About Racial Tensions

Marginalized black students at USC get a house on ‘The Row. ‘ Their neighbors will be the fraternities and sororities who will no longer be able to ignored them

April 2, 2015
Atlanta, Education, Parks School, Cheating, Teachers

11 of 12 Defendants In Atlanta Schools Case Found Guilty

Pressured to succeed, 11 of the 12 teachers charged with manipulating standardized test scores at a struggling Atlanta public school.

April 1, 2015
Bobby Jindal

To Balance Budgets, Governors Seek Higher Education Cuts

Republican governors across the country are using education cuts to fill their budget shortfalls.

March 30, 2015
A Starbucks restaurant in Toronto, Canada (BargainMoose via Flickr)

Before ‘Conversation On Race,’ We Need Education On Race

America isn’t nearly ready for a serious discussion of race.

March 30, 2015
Online College, Education, Missouri, Students

Online College Provides Access To Nontraditional Students

Rise in the popularity of online colleges puts “a dent in the estimated 36 million Americans who’ve completed some college but didn’t earn a degree.” But is their parity between traditional and online schools?

March 26, 2015
Education, Affirmative Action, Race, Admissions, Higher Education

Affirmative Action Thrives At Most Selective Colleges

Higher education institutions struggle to balance selectivity, diversity, and fairness with race-conscious admissions processes.

March 24, 2015
HuntingGround

Fraternities Lobby Against Campus Rape Investigations

College fraternities and sororities, concerned that students accused of sexual assault are treated unfairly, are pushing Congress to make it harder for universities to investigate rape allegations.

March 24, 2015
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