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‘National education’ raises furor in Hong Kong

News from CNN: Protester march against implement national education in Hong Kong, claiming it amounts to Chinese patriotic “brainwashing’. Introduction of Chinese civic education into Hong Kong public school curriculum sparked protests Hong Kongers claim “Moral and National Education” subject amounts to “brainwashing” youth Government curriculum guidelines said China’s ruling party is “progressive, selfless and [...]

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For-profit colleges offer students a lesson in capitalism

News from Chicago Tribune: For too many students, the lasting lesson of higher education is the importance of doing homework. They learn the hard way that they need to bone up on matters such as school accreditation, placement rates and just how much their loans will cost. Also getting a tutorial on this are the [...]

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Education department gets new website

News from Sacramento Bee: JUNEAU, Alaska – The state education department is changing its web address. It will now be http://education.alaska.gov. The department says its older web addresses, which describe the agency as “eed,” do not make clear the department’s function. “EED” refers to the agency’s full name, the Alaska Department of Education and Early [...]

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Importance of basic education highlighted

News from The News International: Importance of basic education highlighted Saeed Ahmed Friday, July 27, 2012From Print Edition Islamabad   Basic education is an essential requirement for the optimal development of human beings through harnessing their true potential, said Federal Minister for Education and Training Sheikh Waqqas Akram while addressing a seminar on the second [...]

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President Obama’s Education Initiative Unlocks the Gate for African Americans

News from Huffington Post: Earlier today, I witnessed President Obama deliver on yet another promise when he signed an Executive Order establishing the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. Acknowledging the significant racial disparity present in our educational system, the president’s order is a significant game changer for millions of black students, [...]

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Education Secretary warns Congress automatic cuts would be severely harmed …

News from Washington Post: WASHINGTON — Services would have to be slashed for more than 1.8 million disadvantaged students and thousands of teachers and aides would lose their jobs when automatic budget cuts kick in, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday. He urged Congress to find an alternative deficit-reduction plan that won’t undermine the department’s [...]

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UC Berkeley joins online education platform of Harvard and MIT

News from Los Angeles Times: UC Berkeley announced Tuesday that it is joining the new online education platform founded by Harvard and MIT that offers free but not-for-credit courses to a worldwide audience. The addition of UC Berkeley will give the “edX” online effort its first expansion into a prestigious public university and a foothold [...]

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The Special Education Problems We Aren’t Solving

News from New York Times: July 23, 2012, 4:28 p.m. I teach in a school where more than 30 percent of the students are classified as special education. We have classes that accommodate a wide range of student needs — classes of varying sizes and student-teacher ratios. Like most schools in New York City, we [...]

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Education right of every child: Mohammed

News from Emirates 24/7: Education is the right of every child in the UAE and its dissemination and development is a national developmental priority, a universal human principle and a basic universal human rights, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai affirmed at a cabinet meeting. [...]

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On education, McKenna and Inslee have similar ideas, but charter schools …

News from The Seattle Times: Originally published July 21, 2012 at 8:01 PM | Page modified July 22, 2012 at 9:20 AM When it comes to education, this has been an unusual governor’s race. The Republican candidate, Attorney General Rob McKenna, wants to put billions more into K-12 schools at a time when his party [...]

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