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Archive: November, 2012

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Breaking ground for the Education Center at the Wall

News from Brattleboro Reformer: J­an S­cruggs, t­he m­an b­ehind t­he V­ietnam W­ar M­emorial a­nd t­he n­ew E­ducation C­enter, speaks w­ith W­illiam H­olliday, a t­eacher a­t B­rattleboro U­nion H­igh S­chool, a­fter t­he ceremony. (S­ubmitted p­hoto) Friday November 30, 2012 WASHINGTON, D.C. — It was only a groundbreaking ceremony, replete with all the necessary shovels and dignitaries. [...]

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Coming Together on Higher Education

News from Sunshine State News: Ed Moore, Ph.D. Elections are over and now elected officials will again focus on some of the critical policy issues facing our state and nation. Much of the U.S. economic recovery conversation has focused specifically on the success of our current student generation and the need to provide proper tools [...]

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Which State Does the Worst Job of Graduating Students From High School?

News from The Atlantic: The Department of Education releases a new set of figures — and the gaps are wide. Mike Segar/Reuters For the first time since the nation’s governors agreed to use the same formula to calculate high school graduation rates, the U.S. Department of Education has published state-by-state figures that allow apples-to-apples comparisons [...]

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush Criticizes Education ‘Gap’

News from ABC News: Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush criticized the state of education in the United States during a speech Tuesday morning on education reform. Bush called on the United States to adopt global benchmarks for students at the Fifth Annual National Summit on Education Reform in Washington, D.C. “We have a huge problem,” [...]

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McGraw-Hill Sells Education Unit to Apollo

News from Bloomberg: Scott Eells/Bloomberg The McGraw-Hill Cos. logo in front of the company’s headquarters in New York. McGraw-Hill Cos. (MHP) agreed to sell its education unit to Apollo Global Management LLC (APO) for $ 2.5 billion as Chief Executive Officer Harold “Terry” McGraw III remakes his family’s 124-year-old company around financial services. The transaction [...]

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Education cannot be fixed by lowering standards, rather all students must be …

News from The Seattle Times: I take this one personally. Let me tell you why. As I recall, I scored 960 on my SAT. This was good enough for second best in my class and many congratulations and backslaps from teachers and administrators. Based on that, I thought I’d done pretty well. So I’m in [...]

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Bilingual education speaks to the future

News from Burbank Leader: Public education has changed drastically. Technology, specialized magnet campuses, charter schools, the importance of Advanced Placement courses and standardized student tests — if you graduated even 10 years ago, odds are, you wouldn’t recognize your alma mater today. It has become a field driven by the need to keep pace with [...]

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Outgoing Kansas Board of Education member questions state test standards

News from Kansas City Star: Kansas education officials say more than four in five students meet or exceed the state’s standards in reading, math, science and history. But one Kansas Board of Education member says that’s not true, and he’s calling for a public discussion about what he calls misleading claims of student achievement.“We’ve got [...]

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Lawmakers shopping for education funding

News from HeraldNet: Published: Friday, November 23, 2012, 12:47 p.m. SEATTLE — Lawmakers are making their holiday school funding wish list and it’s a short one: please send cash. They need the money to give every child free all-day kindergarten, to pay for bus service for about a million school children and to take the [...]

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Shaikh Maktoum stresses importance of education

News from gulfnews.com: Dubai: Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and First Deputy Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, reaffirmed the importance of education as a foundation for building any society during the Dubai Executive Council meeting he chaired yesterday at Emirates Towers. The council discussed the broad outlines of [...]

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