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Department Of Education Says It Is Not Responsible For Closing For-Profit College

News from BuzzFeed: In an briefing call yesterday, a senior Department of Education official appeared to distance the agency from claims that it had intentionally caused the shutdown of a major for-profit college. After Corinthian Colleges announced in June that a financial penalty imposed by the Department of Education had placed it in danger of [...]

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Party stresses on importance of education by giving loans, says Liow

News from The Star Online: KUALA LUMPUR: MCA has made efforts in nurturing a young and talented work force for the country by providing interest-free study loans to those pursuing their studies at institutions of higher learning, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said. The party president said MCA had often emphasised on the importance of [...]

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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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Reform Group Says State Has Much Left To Do To Improve Education

News from Hartford Courant: A school reform group is giving the state high marks for adding new leadership to public education, adopting more rigorous academic standards and tying teacher tenure to teacher effectiveness. But in a report to be released Tuesday morning in New Haven, the Connecticut Council for Education Reform says the state must [...]

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Human rights group says China’s disabled suffer obstacles to getting an education

News from Fox News: BEIJING –  More than a quarter of Chinese children with disabilities don’t get to go to school, while many of those who do are blocked from mainstream institutions or taught by untrained teachers, a human rights group said Tuesday. The report by New York-based Human Rights Watch said young Chinese students [...]

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Pre-K Provider Stole Millions, State Audit Says

News from New York Times: One of New York City’s largest providers of special education services to preschoolers with disabilities illegally diverted millions in taxpayer financing to a girls’ religious school, summer camps and a kosher supermarket owned by the group’s officers and board members, state auditors said on Monday. The auditors were unable to [...]

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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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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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Farm Bureau President Says Education His Priority

News from CBS Local: By IKE WILSONThe Frederick News-Post FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Educating young children, their parents and the public about agriculture is one of Charles Brault’s top agenda items as the new Frederick County Farm Bureau president. The local farm bureau implements a number of programs during the year. Brault’s favorite program can [...]

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Bill Bennett, Former Education Secretary, Says Schools Should Consider Arming …

News from Huffington Post: In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., mass shooting that claimed 26 lives Friday, former Education Secretary Bill Bennett said Sunday that schools should possibly consider arming certain employees to prevent attacks. “Let’s remember the good things here: the heroism of those teachers and that principal,” Bennett said on “Meet the [...]

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