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Archive: November, 2011

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Education board fires UO president Richard Lariviere

News from KOIN Local 6: In a unanimous vote, the State Board of Higher Education has fired University of Oregon president Dr. Richard Lariviere “without cause.” The decision came in a special meeting Monday at Portland State University. According to an Oregon University System press release, Lariviere will remain as president through Dec. 28 based [...]

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Educational Cost Sharing Formula Needs Fixing: Advocates

News from Patch.com: Connecticut has charged numerous task forces with fixing the Educational Cost Sharing (ECS) formula. But who’s counting? Members of the Education Committee, that’s who. “Over the years there have been six ECS task forces. I hope this one will advance the work,” said state Rep. Gail Lavielle, a Republican representing Wilton and [...]

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Bus driver with bachelor’s degree touts importance of education

News from Lewiston Sun Journal: Published on Monday, Nov 28, 2011 at 12:12 am | Last updated on Sunday, Nov 27, 2011 at 10:10 pm LEWISTON — Lerry Holloman’s bus sat empty of passengers when a woman climbed aboard, pulled a pass from her pocket and plopped in a seat. “Good to see you,” the driver [...]

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Teach for America has become embedded in New Orleans education

News from NOLA.com: They’re everywhere: The superintendent of the state’s Recovery School District. Two of his top deputies. The head of a local nonprofit that acts as gatekeeper for millions in federal dollars earmarked to start new charter schools. And when a new state school board is seated in January, the board member who will [...]

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Himes talks education with Dolan students

News from Stamford Advocate: STAMFORD — U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., spoke about the importance of education with students at Dolan Middle School on Tuesday afternoon. Himes’ appearance was part of an ongoing program aimed at creating dialog about the importance of public education and sponsored by the Stamford Public Education Foundation. Himes, who lives [...]

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Motives of foreign student recruiters questioned

News from Boston.com: COLUMBIA, Mo.—As American universities welcome ever-greater numbers of international students, some professors and admissions counselors are questioning the motives of the very professionals who have helped attract so many foreign scholars to their campuses. Higher education recruiters are under fire from detractors who say they put profit ahead of students’ best interests. [...]

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Caret underscores importance of higher education in address to Faculty Senate

News from The Massachusetts Daily Collegian: Justin Surgent/Collegian Robert Caret, the president of the University of Massachusetts, yesterday underscored the importance of higher education in the state and highlighted a six-point plan he’s unveiled in an effort to move the University system forward in an address to the school’s Faculty Senate. Caret – who was [...]

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Idaho Board Approves First Ever Online Class Requirement

News from Fox News: Boise, ID –  Education officials on Thursday gave final approval to a plan that makes Idaho the first state in the nation to require high school students to take at least two credits online to graduate, despite heavy criticism of the plan at public hearings this summer. The measure is part [...]

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Career Education shares plunge on CEO exit, 3Q

News from BusinessWeek: LOS ANGELES Shares of Career Education Corp. lost nearly half their value Wednesday after the for-profit college’s CEO abruptly resigned, the company disclosed improper job-placement practices and said enrollments slid in the third quarter. Several analysts downgraded the stock. THE SPARK: Career Education said its CEO Gary McCullough resigned on Tuesday, without [...]

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Expand education choices

News from The Detroit News: Last Updated: November 03. 2011 1:00AM Commentary Jim Barrett and Rich Studley Parents want what’s best for their kids. They work hard to put clean clothes on their kids’ backs and food on their tables. Parents sacrifice time and energy so their children can have the best experiences. Of [...]

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