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Archive: May, 2013

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Entrepreneur Seeks to Offer High-Quality Education at Fraction of Cost

News from New York Times: London — When Sunny Varkey was 4 years old, his parents left him in the care of family members in his native India while they “went to seek green pastures” teaching English as a second language in Dubai in the late 1950s, in what was then a sleepy British protectorate [...]

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Texas Senate OKs $94.6 billion budget; deal reached on education

News from Dallas Morning News: AUSTIN — The Texas Senate passed a $ 94.6 billion budget, top policymakers reached overhauling public education and Gov. Rick Perry received a bill requiring drug screening for unemployment benefits on Saturday, as the Texas Legislature worked to wrap up regular business before the end of the 83rd Legislative session. [...]

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Grandparents May Qualify for Education Tax Benefits

News from U.S. News & World Report: Grandparents should talk to a financial adviser to determine the best way to help their grandchildren pay for college. The amount of money grandparents spend on their grandchildren’s education is expected to multiply. According to Sallie Mae’s “How America Saves for College 2013,” the percentage grandparents are expected [...]

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RI Education Board Approves Arming University Cops

News from ABC News: Police at the University of Rhode Island could soon be carrying firearms following a vote Thursday by state education officials to end Rhode Island’s distinction as the only state to prohibit police on public campuses from carrying guns. The Rhode Island Board of Education voted 8-1 to allow leaders at the [...]

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Former DC schools chief is still a lightning rod in education

News from Kansas City Star: Michelle Rhee is an education fireball that keeps burning. Michelle Rhee is the founder and CEO of StudentsFirst, a bipartisan grassroots movement that is working to improve the nation’s schools. She previously served as chancellor of Washington D.C., schools and before that founded the New Teacher Project, which helps districts [...]

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Common Core clash: AFT president fires back at state education officials

News from Washington Post: The head of a major teachers union fired back Tuesday at state education officials who had dismissed her call for a moratorium on stakes associated with new standardized state tests in public schools. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said Chiefs for Change, a small group of state [...]

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What UK education czar Michael Gove doesn’t understand about creativity

News from Boing Boing: Cory Doctorow at 6:06 pm Mon, May 20, 2013 Michael Gove is the UK Se……………. continues on Boing Boing >>> Read the full article Related News:

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Education, Vision and the Mayor’s Race

News from New York Times: The Democratic candidates for New York mayor, whirling around the boroughs on the debate-and-forum carousel, have been struggling for advantage and the attention of tuned-out voters. But they have had no trouble infuriating the Bloomberg administration, which seems to be getting touchier about criticism as it heads to the exits. [...]

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Schools Chancellor Walcott slams mayoral candidates’ education proposals

News from New York Daily News: Mark Bonifacio/New York Daily News NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott speaks at the Chancellor’s Principal Conference at Brooklyn Technical High School. Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott took a rare shot at the mayoral candidates’ education proposals in a robust speech Saturday that shows Mayor Bloomberg wants to aggressively cement his [...]

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Weak Financial Literacy Scores Threaten a Global Education Movement

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