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Algebra 2 importance overstated, Texas higher education chief says

News from Austin American-Statesman: The ballyhoo over Texas dropping Algebra 2 as a high school graduation requirement last year might have been exaggerated, Higher Education Commissioner Raymund Paredes acknowledged to legislators Wednesday. Students need four years of challenging high school math to be ready for college, but Algebra 2 doesn’t necessarily have to be one [...]

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LETTER: Importance of education

News from Press-Enterprise: March 25, 2014 05:00 AM PDT March 25, 2014 12:11 AM PDT LETTER: Importance of education continues on Press-Enterprise >>> Read the full article Related News:

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Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton Promote Higher Education

News from ABC News: Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jeb Bush, potential foes in the 2016 presidential contest, said Monday that higher education has the power to transform lives and be a force for democracy around the globe. Clinton and Bush spoke separately at the Globalization of Higher Education conference, but chatted briefly offstage. The event, [...]

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Michelle Obama stresses education in Beijing

News from USA TODAY: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama tours the Great Wall of China after holding a roundtable discussion on education at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. Vanessa Johnston reports. Video provided by Reuters Newslook Didi Tang and Louise Watt, Associated Press 12:58 p.m. EDT March 23, 2014 Earlier on Sunday, Michelle Obama participated [...]

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Michelle Obama underscores the importance of global education and beams …

News from Stanford University News: By Barbara Buell Courtesy of Stanford University Michelle Obama with Stanford students at the Stanford Center at Peking University in Beijing. Michelle Obama promoted study abroad programs during a speech at the Stanford Center at Peking University in Beijing on Saturday, then encouraged Stanford and local high school students sitting [...]

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Report: Black Preschoolers Suspended More than Whites

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The Importance of Place in Education

News from The Progressive Pulse: This blog post is part of a series called Place Matters. The other posts can be accessed here, here, here and here. North Carolina’s education s……………. continues on The Progressive Pulse >>> Read the full article Related News: The Absorbent MindIn response to the crisis in American education, more than [...]

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Black students more likely to be suspended

News from even in preschool – CBS News: WASHINGTON – Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools – even as tiny preschoolers. The racial disparities in American education, from access to high-level classes and experienced teachers to discipline, were highlighted in a report released Friday by the Education Department’s civil [...]

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The Never-Ending Controversy Over All-Girls Education – The Atlantic

News from The Never-Ending Controversy Over All-Girls Education – The Atlantic: It’s extremely tricky to prove scientifically whether or not single-sex schooling is effective. Sony Pictures Classics Pippa Biddle always said she would never attend an all-girls school. She reluctantly agreed to visit Miss Porter’s, an all-girls boarding school in Farmington, Connecticut, as a favor [...]

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Rotarians talk to students about importance of education

News from Eagle-Tribune: LAWRENCE — Once a month, members of the Rotary Club of Lawrence visit the Guilmette School for a career day with seventh graders. During the vocational service project, members talk about their occupations and the education they needed to get their jobs. Speaking to students this month were, Ron Hill, Rachel Concepcion, [...]

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