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Archive: June, 2011

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Federal officials release college cost comparisons

News from Atlanta Journal Constitution: By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER The Associated Press Looking for a college bargain? Try any of nine University of Puerto Rico campuses, where annual tuition hovers at or below $ 2,000. Counting pennies? Avoid Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, a private school where tuition, fees and room and board exceeds $ [...]

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Law enforcement leaders: Support early education

News from MiamiHerald.com: MIAMI – Law enforcement officers in South Florida are sending a message to state legislators: Support funding for early education to help reduce crime. Miami-Dade Police Director James Loftus and others visited the United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education on Wednesday. They read to children and emphasized the importance of [...]

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State education cuts explained

News from Tulsa World: By ANDREA EGER World Staff Writer Published: 6/29/2011 2:01 AM Last Modified: 6/29/2011 3:31 AM Street School, which offers alternative classes and therapeutic counseling to about 90 students at a time, will have to do without $ 185,000 in state funding – nearly 15 percent of its overall revenue for the [...]

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The Importance of College: A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

News from The Atlantic:By Daniel Indiviglio Jun 27 2011, 1:36 PM ET Comment As long as employers insist that a degree is necessary, it will continue to be These days, getting a college degree is a pretty good idea. Indeed, if you’re someone who can get into college, going is practically a no-brainer. Those who [...]

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A View from the Editorial Board: Quality education takes partnership

News from Memphis Commercial Appeal: “Quality time” or QT is an informal reference to time spent which is in some way important or relevant to a goal. What could be more important than education? As a working wife and mother of three children ranging from 8 to 13 years of age, I understand and value [...]

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Michael Gove: Strikes could damage teachers’ reputation

News from BBC News:26 June 2011 Last updated at 06:12 ET Mr Gove said the public had a “low tolerance” for disruptive strikes Education Secretary Michael Gove has warned teachers against taking part in Thursday’s strikes – saying they risk losing respect for their profession. He told the BBC he backed the idea of “parents [...]

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State lobs deal to teachers

News from Honolulu Star-Advertiser: The state pushed away from the bargaining table Friday and went directly to Hawaii’s public school teachers with its “last, best and final”?contract offer, an unusual tactic that angered the teachers union. The Department of Education offer includes pay and time-off provisions that amount to a 5 percent pay cut. It [...]

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Scholars debate future role of land-grant universities at Penn State

News from Penn State Live: Scholars debate future role of land-grant universities at Penn State Friday, June 24, 2011 University Park, Pa. — Five major issues are challenging America’s land-grant universities, according to Penn State President Graham Spanier and echoed by conference leaders and presenters at The Legacy and the Promise: 150 Years of Land-Grant [...]

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Republican Challenges Administration on Plans to Override Education Law

News from New York Times: By SAM DILLON Published: June 23, 2011 In a sharp rebuke to the Obama administration, the Republican chairman of the House education committee on Thursday challenged plans by the education secretary to override provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind Law, and he said he would use a House [...]

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WESCO and Suntech Help California School System Save Money

News from Sacramento Bee: GOODYEAR, Ariz. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 23, 2011 – — /PRNewswire-Asia/ — WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications MRO and OEM products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistics services, together with Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world’s [...]

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