Tag Archives: education

Education Notes: ADE recognizes civic engagement schools

Safford K-8 Magnet School was recognized for effective implementation of proven practices in civic learning. Thirty-five Arizona schools have been named 2016-17 Civic Engagement schools by the Arizona Department of Education. The Tucson Unified School District’s Safford K-8 Magnet School was among eight schools that won the department’s highest distinction as a school of excellence. The program identifies schools that ... Read More »

Why Budget 2018 gets a C for addressing education crisis

Cape Town – The education of South Africa’s youth has been highlighted as one of the top three national priorities in Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s 2018 budget speech. Soria Hay, head of corporate finance at Bravura, says that, while Budget 2018 gets an A for the commitment to fee-free higher education and training for South Africa’s disadvantaged youth, it deserves ... Read More »

New Israeli education law angers Palestinians

Natanel, a teacher, plays with a boy at a kindergarten in the unauthorized Jewish settler outpost of Havat Gilad, south of Nablus, West Bank, Nov. 5, 2013. GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Knesset passed Feb. 12 a law applying the Israeli education lawto academic institutions in West Bank settlements, which implies placing the institutions under Israeli sovereignty. The law’s passage has angered Palestinians, ... Read More »

Your Neighborhood, Education and Income Could Be Tied To Your Heart Health: Study

Your heart health may be contingent upon the place you inhabit claims a new study. The new study published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes studies the risk of neighborhood and socioeconomic status like education and income on heart in detail.For the study the team compared the census tract data on socioeconomic deprivation – a clustering of neighborhood-level ... Read More »

How Modi’s big announcement will improve higher education

By B Venkatesh Kumar, Alan Ruby and Matthew Hartley Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s centenary address at the University of Patna in Bihar included the announcement of a competition to identify 20 Indian universities that have potential to become “world class”. Offering them financial support and “unshackling” them from regulations and restrictions, they will be free to develop their own roadmaps and pursue ... Read More »

Concerns Mount Over K-12 Education Plans

As states cement education plans for their schools under the federal K-12 law, the Department of Education is working furiously to assess them amid mounting concerns about states’ commitment to following the law, their proposals to ensure historically disadvantaged students have access to quality education, and the department’s capacity – and in some cases, lack of desire – to police ... Read More »

Department for Education defends Toby Young appointment

Toby Young (L) at the opening of a free school in London in 2011 with Boris Johnson, who has said Young is ideal for the watchdog role. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images The Department for Education (DfE) has defended the appointment of Toby Young to the government’s new higher education watchdog in the face of mounting concerns over his suitability for public office. ... Read More »

A newsworthy year for education in Harford County in 2017

  Much noteworthy news was made in education in Harford County during 2017, not all of it strictly in the classroom. Thanks to a mild winter with few missed days for bad weather and Gov. Larry Hogan, Harford’s public school students enjoyed one of their longest summer vacations in years. Classes ended for the summer on June 9 and did not ... Read More »

Higher Education Tour

MONROE, LA (KNOE) – The Board of Regents, a state agency created by the 1974 Louisiana Constitution, coordinates all public higher education in Louisiana Courtesy: KNOE How should higher education be measured? What are the indicators of progress? -More Louisianans will be ready for postsecondary education. -More students are enrolling in postsecondary education. -More students are advancing through the system. -More ... Read More »

Tammy Bruce: Drain the education swamp – College students’ tyrannical behavior must be stopped

Editor’s note: The following column first appeared in the Washington Times. How many conversations have we had with our friends, family and co-workers wondering what happened to the millennials? We expect a new generation to have new ideas and new ways of approaching the world. So how do we explain when a new generation is steeped in bullying, complaining about hurt feelings, ... Read More »