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Archive: August, 2013

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Liberal Education in Authoritarian Places

News from New York Times: CLASSES are beginning at New York University’s new “portal” campus in Shanghai — the latest attempt by an American university to export its teaching and prestige abroad. But there is no actual campus yet for the inaugural cohort of 295 students, half of whom are Chinese, and half from the [...]

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Does The President Want ObamaCare Death Panels For Higher Education?

News from Forbes: >>> Read the full article Related News: The Absorbent MindIn response to the crisis in American education, more than five thousand public and private schools across the nation have adopted… Educational Insights the Space Place Classroom Organization Center1613 Features: -The Space Place.-Perfect for holding worksheets and tests, student work folders, learning center [...]

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Gov. Tom Corbett fires his new education secretary

News from Allentown Morning Call: HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett demanded and received the resignation Monday of the state’s new education chief. William Harner took the job of acting education secretary June 1 after being superintendent of Cumberland Valley School District, one of the largest and wealthiest in the Harrisburg area. Corbett tapped him to [...]

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Japan’s Education Minister Aims to Foster Global Talents

News from New York Times: TOKYO — Hakubun Shimomura, Japan’s minister for education and science, has been working to make the country’s universities more competitive globally since his appointment to the post in December. In an interview, he discussed the government’s “Abenomics” policies, as well as the need to internationalize Japanese higher education, attract foreign [...]

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Fighting Education Overhaul, Thousands of Teachers Disrupt Mexico City

News from New York Times: Omar Torres/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Teachers blocked access to a government building in Mexico City on Thursday. The city’s central square was also occupied. MEXICO CITY — continues on New York Times >>> Read the full article Related News:

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Obama talks education at Binghamton University

News from USA TODAY: Some notes from President Obama’s town hall meeting at Binghamton University in New York: 1:49 p.m. — The last question is also about financial aid: Will any new funds go to graduate school programs? Obama indicates that the emphasis is on undergraduates, but some aid will remain available for some graduate [...]

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Obama hits the road on education, the economy

News from USA TODAY: President Obama gets back on the bus Thursday with both a short-term and a long-term agenda. Over the next two days, the president plans to discuss proposals to lower college costs as he rolls through upstate New York and northeastern Pennsylvania. In the longer term, he is getting ready for potential [...]

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John Connolly campaign to get $500000 push

News from Boston Globe: An education advocacy group is poised to make the largest outside expenditure yet in the Boston mayor’s race, throwing upward of $ 500,000 behind City Councilor John R. Connolly’s campaign, potentially elevating Connolly’s profile by accentuating his stance on a calling-card policy issue. Stand for Children, a national nonprofit, said it [...]

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For Foreigners, Australia Offers the Most Expensive Education

News from New York Times: Foreign Education Costliest in Australia, Report Finds Australia is the most expensive country for foreign students to pursue a higher education, surpassing the United States and Britain, a report by HSBC has found. Average annual tuition fees for foreign students in Australia and the United States are roughly the same, [...]

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Birth control info required in state sex education classes

News from Chicago Tribune: August 17, 2013|By Monique Garcia, Chicago Tribune reporter An information table at a rally outside the Center for Disease Control-sponsored 2004 National STD Prevention Conference March 10, 2004 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Jeff Fusco ) SPRINGFIELD — — Public schools that teach sex edu……………. continues on Chicago Tribune >>> Read the full [...]

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