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Archive: April, 2014

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Milken conference: Technology innovations poised to change education

News from Los Angeles Times: Redirect Notice  The previous page is sending you to http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-milken-education-technology-20140429,0,3238904.story?track=rss .  If you do not want to visit that page, you can >>> Read the full article Related News: Democracy and EducationThe primary ineluctable facts of the birth and death of each one of the constituent members in a social [...]

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The Importance of Education for Troubled Youths – New York Times

News from The Importance of Education for Troubled Youths – New York Times: continues on The Importance of Education for Troubled Youths – New York Times >>> Read the full article Related News: The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining EducationA passionate plea to preserve and [...]

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Indiana State Board of Education approves new K-12 standards

News from Journal and Courier: Eric Weddle, eric.weddle@indystar.com 11:40 a.m. EDT April 28, 2014 Glenda Ritz, Superintendent of Public Instruction for Indiana, discusses with other board members during the State Board of Education meeting Friday morning at the Indiana Government Center. (Photo: Matt Kryger / The Star ) SHARE 11 CONNECT >>> Read the full [...]

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Teachers plan protest at Lake Placid educational ‘retreat’

News from Poughkeepsie Journal: Gary Stern, Westchester 9:30 p.m. EDT April 27, 2014 webkey Education(Photo: Chris Cusumano) Story Highlights “Maybe we need an educational version of the FDA to ensure that the products and practices that vendors and philanthropic dilettantes advance are tested before they are legislated and then used on children.” — Ken Mitchell, [...]

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Education gets relief but no long-term solutions

News from Poughkeepsie Journal: POU 11:38 p.m. EDT April 26, 2014 Students listen as Andrea Branciforte teaches a sixth-grade intermediate English as a Second Language class (ESL) at Poughkeepsie Middle School. Area school districts were recently made aware of their state aid amounts. (Photo: Spencer Ainsley/Poughkeepsie Journal ) When it came to the back-and-forth negotiations [...]

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Higher education funding boost goes to governor

News from Chalkbeat Colorado: The proposed $ 100 million increase in higher education funding is returning to the place where the plan started – the governor’s office. The House Friday voted 48-16 for final passage of Senate Bill 14-001 – what’s called the College Affordability Act. The bill will provide $ 60 million in additional [...]

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Mobile unit to educate elementary students on importance of agriculture

News from Herald-Mail Media: A new mobile unit equipped with information to educate youngsters about where their food comes from was unveiled Tuesday morning at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Bester Elementary School in Hagerstown. The Washington County Farm Bureau’s Ag Literacy Mobile Unit is a trailer redesigned by students at Washington County Technical High School. [...]

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Neel Kashkari proposes major education overhaul

News from Los Angeles Times: Saying that better schools are critical for California’s prosperity, GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari proposes changing the way education is funded, making traditional schools more like charters and increasing online learning. “We must reject the status quo,” the former U.S. Treasury official says in a 33-page policy paper set for [...]

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Neel Kashkari proposes major education overhaul

News from Los Angeles Times: Saying that better schools are critical for California’s prosperity, GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari proposes changing the way education is funded, making traditional schools more like charters and increasing online learning. “We must reject the status quo,” the former U.S. Treasury official says in a 33-page policy paper set for [...]

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Colorado teachers stress importance of multilingual education at Northern …

News from University of Northern Colorado The Mirror: Published: Monday, April 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014 02:04 A small group from the University of Northern Colorado Alumni Association and the College of Educational and Behavioral Sciences met in Butler Hancock’s Champions Room to view a presentation on cultural and linguistic diversity in school programs Thursday [...]

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