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China’s education plan … from Finland’s playbook

News from CNBC.com: Philippe Lopez | AFP | Getty Images Students at Jing’an Education College Affiliated School were among the 500 Shanghai students who outperformed the rest of the world in reading, science and mathematics. If you think the business competition from China is hard now, brace yourself. It will likely get tougher in about [...]

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From Recession’s Wake, Education Innovation Blooms

News from ABC News: On a warm spring evening, hundreds of investment bankers, venture capitalists and geeky tech entrepreneurs gathered near the pool of the Phoenician, a luxury resort outside Phoenix. The occasion? A high-profile gathering of education innovators, and as guests sipped cocktails and nibbled hors d’oeuvres, the mood was upbeat. Major innovations — [...]

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Education Reform Movement Learns Lesson From Old Standards

News from NPR: Enlarge image i Advocates for Common Core standards say it will be harder for states to hide their failing schools. iStockphoto.com Advocates for Common Core standards say it will be harder for states to hide their failing schools. iStockphoto.com Common Core — the new set of national educat……………. continues on NPR >>> [...]

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State cuts $1M from adult-education program in Washington Heights, forcing …

News from New York Daily News: Martha Ozoria Washington Heights residents stormed Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez’ office last Thursday to protest state education cuts — but the councilman will join the group this Thursday for a rally. The state has de-funded adult education programs uptown, leaving residents without access to their classes. One such program at [...]

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Lessons From a 401(k) Education

News from ABC News: There’s a good chance you’ve occasionally received emails or other communications at work encouraging you to log on to a company website or attend a meeting hosted by HR people concerning your company 401(k) plan. And there’s just as good a chance that you’ve ignored these communications. Despite this, if you’re [...]

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Bill expanding sex-education gets initial approval from Senate, sparks debates …

News from The Denver Channel: DENVER – A bill expanding sex-education standards won initial approval in the state Senate Friday, sparking debates about abstinence, teen sex and more. House Bill 1081 would require parents to opt students out of sex-education instead of opting in, as is current law, according to the Denver Post. The bill [...]

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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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California fails to win waivers from restrictive No Child Left Behind …

News from San Jose Mercury News: Signaling that California again is marching to its own drum — perhaps trailing the parade — the federal government has denied the state’s request for a waiver from a key U.S. education law, thus assuring that schools will have to keep striving to meet what’s generally accepted as unachievable [...]

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Which State Does the Worst Job of Graduating Students From High School?

News from The Atlantic: The Department of Education releases a new set of figures — and the gaps are wide. Mike Segar/Reuters For the first time since the nation’s governors agreed to use the same formula to calculate high school graduation rates, the U.S. Department of Education has published state-by-state figures that allow apples-to-apples comparisons [...]

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EFMD with support from GMAC to hold Management Education events in Beirut …

News from AllAfrica.com: The Africa Conference “Sustainable Business Education Appropriate for Africa” will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 11-12 October 2012 EFMD, with the support of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), will hold two upcoming events with a focus on Management Education and its importance to the Middle East-North Africa region and across [...]

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