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Archive: February, 2013

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Education secretary called out for misleading ‘pink slips’ claim

News from Fox News: Education Secretary Arne Duncan is getting called out for claiming — erroneously — that teachers are “getting pink slips” as the sequester looms.  Duncan made the claim on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday. Discussing the looming spending cuts that begin to kick in Friday, he said: “There are literally teachers now [...]

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Correction: AK-Education-Constitutional Amendment

News from San Francisco Chronicle: JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — In a story Feb. 26 about a proposed constitutional amendment on education, The Associated Press reported erroneously the party affiliation of Rep. Wes Keller of Wasilla. He is a Republican, not a Democrat. A corrected version of the story is below:</……………. continues on San Francisco Chronicle [...]

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Okcupid.com Founder Talks Importance of Technical Education

News from HispanicBusiness.com: The man who co-founded the online dating site OKCupid and now serves as CEO of Match.com got his start at a high school better known for turning out scientists and mathematicians than experts in finding love connections. Sam Yagan, a 1995 graduate of the in Aurora, spoke about the importance of a [...]

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Education Department announces $15m for AmeriCorps

News from Boston Herald: WASHINGTON — High school dropouts are costing some $ 1.8 billion in lost tax revenue every year, education advocates said in a report released Monday. If states were to increase their graduation rates, state and federal lawmakers could be plugging their budgets with workers’ taxes instead of furloughing teachers, closing drivers-license [...]

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Minister touts importance of school board’s training

News from Bahama Islands Info: Redirect Notice  The previous page is sending you to http://www.bahamaislandsinfo.com/index.php?option=com_content .  If you do not want to visit that page, you can >>> Read the full article Related News: The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age (The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media [...]

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Education Advocates Discuss the Importance of Educating Children Even in …

News from Mississippi Public Broadcasting: By Lawayne Childrey | Published 20 Feb 2013 08:10pm | comments The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next week that claims Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act is an undue burden on states and should be overturned.  But as MPB’s Lawayne Childrey reports civil rights leaders [...]

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Perth Amboy Board of Education drops actions against superintendent

News from The Star-Ledger – NJ.com: Perth Amboy Schools Superintendent Janine Caffrey Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger   PERTH AMBOY — The Perth Amboy Board of Education has voted to end its lengthy fight with Superintendent Janine Caffrey by rescinding her suspension. On Thursday, the nine-member board — with three new members elected in November and two [...]

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‘HEC role in promotion of quality edu commendable’

News from The Nation: ISLAMABAD – Chairman Senate Nayyer Hussain Bokhari, Wednesday, said that Higher Education Commission’s contribution for quality education is commendable.He also said that teachers should act as role model for inculcating good values, sense of responsibility and national thought rising above personal benefits in society and must try to leave good traditions [...]

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Higher Education and Earnings: Now With Graphs

News from Daily Beast: In my last post, I mentioned the college earnings premium.  It’s real, and it’s huge.  Just look at the difference that education makes to earnings potential.  The difference applies to everyone from entry level workers to the highest earners; in fact, the top earning high-school dropouts don’t average much better than [...]

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Early education: a chance for Republicans to be problem solvers

News from The Seattle Times: WASHINGTON – We interrupt this highly partisan and ideological moment with some contrarian news: President Obama is not the only politician who thinks that expanding access to pre-Kindergarten is a good investment. In Alabama, Republican Gov. Robert Bentley urged a 60 percent increase in preschool funding in his state, with [...]

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