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Millennium Gates scholar says parents should understand importance of education

News from Marianas Variety:  A 2011 Millennium Gates scholar from Marianas High School says parental support has a very big impact on students. Samantha Birmingham-Babauta attended the Annual Summit for Pacific Islander Resources and Education or ASPIRE in Seattle in September last year. Samantha Birmingham-Babauta In a letter, which Rotarian Farah Younis read during the [...]

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There is no education bubble

News from The Week Magazine: Prognosticators worry that skyrocketing tuition and technology-driven innovations will soon lead to the collapse of the American university. They’re wrong The strangely amazing Twitter poetry of Sen. Charles Grassley Hacker publishes private photos, paintings of George W. Bush >>> Read the full article Related News:

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Viewpoint: Why Higher Education Must Be Part of Immigration Reform

News from TIME: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images Student Milca Calymayor (right) during a demonstration urging relief by governmental agencies for those in deportation proceedings on June 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif. Last week, President Obama and a bipartisan group of senators outlined a plan for comprehensive immigration reform. Like the DREAM Act that [...]

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German Education Minister Says She Won’t Resign

News from ABC News: Germany’s education minister said Wednesday she will not resign after a university found she had plagiarized parts of her thesis but will instead to fight the ruling — a major embarrassment for the government in an election year. Annette Schavan, 57, is a close ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel, and the [...]

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Q&A: Business leader to speak on importance of early education in Syracuse

News from Syracuse.com: Jalen Searight, 2, looks at the pages of a Dr. Seuss book held by Destiny Green, 3, at the Salvation Army Salina Infant Center in September. Dennis Nett / The Post-Standard   Syracuse — Bill Millett, founder of the business consulting firm Scope View Strategic Advantage in Charlotte, N.C., will speak in [...]

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What Happens if Public Education Is Privatized? Clues From the Health Care …

News from Huffington Post: Do you ever wonder if the reporters and columnists for The New York Times read each other’s columns? In January 2013, Nate Silver, the FiveThirtyEight statistical guru, Eduardo Porter, who writes an Economic Scene column, and Reed Abelson, an Economix blogger, all wrote about the high cost of medical care in [...]

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The Malala Fund: Supporting Girls Education Around the Globe

News from ABC News: The Malala Fund, directed by Malala Yousafzai, her family and a core group of advisers, supports girls education around the world through grants and partner collaborations. Her first grant is under way to get a class of girls into school and out of domestic labor in Pakistan. >>> Read the full [...]

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Former NASA astronaut to address importance of STEM education

News from East Valley Tribune: Leroy Chiao, former NASA astronaut, has been chosen as the 2013 John J. Rhodes Chair in Public Policy and American Institutions in Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University and will deliver the 2013 Rhodes Lecture titled “Warp Speed: How Technology is Accelerating and the Importance of Science, Technology, [...]

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Education First aims to bridge barriers with exchange

News from Boston Globe: Struggling with dyslexia while growing up in Sweden, Bertil Hult quit school after junior high and eventually went to work making coffee and running errands for a ship broker in London. Six months later, without ever stepping foot in a classroom, Hult could speak English. The time he spent in England [...]

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Zamfara LG boss stresses importance of education

News from Nigerian Tribune: THE Commissioner for Local Government and chieftaincy Affairs in Zamfara state, Alhaji Mukhtar Rini has called on parents in the state to encourage their children and wards towards learning both western and Qur’anic education. The commissioner spoke at a ceremony in Gusau to honour students from the state who excelled, adding [...]

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