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Archive: July, 2013

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Pakistani superhero ‘Burka Avenger’ a new ally to Malala’s fight for education

News from MSNBC: This Thursday, July 11, 2013 photo shows a poster for the “Burka Avenger” cartoon series, which is scheduled to start running on Geo TV in early August. (AP Photo/Sebastian Abbot) In the wake of Malala Yousafzai’s powerful speech at the UN about the need for universal education, a new television cartoon premiered in [...]

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Education students at Athens State gain experience through Huntsville …

News from The Birmingham News – al.com: An Athens State University education student works with children to identify trees and flowers at a camp at Huntsville Botanical Garden. (Contributed by Athens State University) ATHENS, Alabama – In the fall of 2011, Athens State University’s College of Education faculty members visited the Huntsville Botanical Garden to [...]

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Seeking a ‘new way’ to govern higher education

News from USA TODAY: The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Collegesannounced Thursdayit has formed a committee that will examine how boards and regents govern higher education — and its leaders say they hope to bring much-needed change. For many universities and colleges, a group of stakeholders sit behind campus presidents and other administrators [...]

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Education Overhaul Faces a Test of Partisanship

News from New York Times: Win McNamee/Reuters Edward M. Kennedy, far left, and John A. Boehner, far right, lent bipartisan support to the Bush education bill in 2002. On the day that President George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind into law in early 2002, he flew to a high school in Hamilton, Ohio, [...]

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Singapore’s Loss of Top MBA Program Threatens Education Goal

News from Bloomberg: Singapore’s efforts to become an Asian center for higher education was dealt a blow this month when the school with the top-ranked MBA program said it will relocate to Hong Kong. The University of Chicago, whose executive MBA program was ranked No. 1 by Bloomberg Businessweek last year, >>> Read the full [...]

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Change Agent in Education Collects Critics in Connecticut Town

News from New York Times: BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Paul G. Vallas, a leader in the effort to shake up American education, has wrestled with unions in Chicago, taken on hurricane-ravaged schools in New Orleans and confronted a crumbling educational system in Haiti. Now he faces what may be his most vexing challenge yet: Fending off [...]

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Chromebooks Gain Ground In The Education Market; But A Majority of Educators …

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Education online: The virtual lab – Nature.com

News from Education online: The virtual lab – Nature.com: CHRIS RYAN/NATURE Article tools Print Email Download PDF >>> Read the full article Related News: Moral Principles in EducationThis anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks…. Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students [...]

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Republican House leaders visit DC charter school to tout education bill

News from Washington Post: Republican House leaders gathered at a high-performing D.C. public charter school Tuesday to promote their vision for a new federal education law to replace No Child Left Behind. The GOP bill, known as the Student Access Act, would sharply shrink the federal role in K-12 public schools and mark a departure [...]

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Utah legislator calls for end to compulsory education

News from Fox News: The idea of forcing children to attend school is outdated and should be scrapped in favor of a system that encourages learning by choice, state Sen. Aaron Osmond said in calling for an end to compulsory education in Utah. “Some parents act as if the responsibility to educate, and even care [...]

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