As financial burden rises, college students question value of education

Adam Shell, July 11, 2018 At a time when the burden of financing a college education is getting more costly for students, a growing number of undergraduates don’t think the value of the instruction they are getting is keeping up with the exorbitant price. That’s the grim takeaway from a new study from Ascent Student Loans, a private student loan provider. Roughly 60 percent of undergraduates between ages 18 … Continue reading As financial burden rises, college students question value of education

Lawsuit challenges education amendment on Florida ballot

By Mary Ellen Klas Jul. 12, 2018 A constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would allow charter school organizers to bypass local school boards to get approval is “intentionally misleading” because it doesn’t directly explain to voters that the amendment is designed to circumvent local control and intentionally leaves out the word “charter,” a lawsuit filed Thursday in Leon County Circuit court claims. The League … Continue reading Lawsuit challenges education amendment on Florida ballot

Education department investigating high school’s online courses

By Susan Edelman July 14, 2018 When Laurenz Santiago showed up in his cap and gown at Westchester Square Academy, he and his family got a humiliating reception. “Your son may not be attending the graduation,” his stunned dad, Edward Santiago, said a school staffer told him. The parents were ushered into Principal Yira Salcedo’s office. She explained that Laurenz was among five seniors who could … Continue reading Education department investigating high school’s online courses

Education narrative favoring wealthier, whiter states was just proven wrong

BY STAN LIEBOWITZ AND MATT KELLY, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS —  07/05/18 06:30 PM  THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL State education rankings published by organizations such as U.S. News and World Report or Education Week are highly influential. When education is discussed, whether the focus is teacher pay, unions, common core standards, or school choice, state education rankings are invariably used as a political cudgel. These rankings have … Continue reading Education narrative favoring wealthier, whiter states was just proven wrong

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION RECEIVES $1.7 MILLION TO PREPARE PRINCIPALS FOR RURAL SCHOOLS

July 19, 2018 UNC Greensboro today announced that the School of Education has been awarded $1.73 million to extend the Principal Preparation for Excellence and Equity in Rural Schools (PPEERS) program. This funding supports a cohort of 20 future leaders for 2018-2020. Supported by the North Carolina Alliance for School Leader Development, PPEERS is a partnership between UNCG, 11 rural school districts and the Southern Regional Education Board. The … Continue reading SCHOOL OF EDUCATION RECEIVES $1.7 MILLION TO PREPARE PRINCIPALS FOR RURAL SCHOOLS

Missouri’s education policy is failing our children, our future

By State Rep. Doug Beck July 20, 2018 Like me, you want to assume that every child in Missouri gets a strong, equal education no matter what ZIP code he or she lives in. Instead, continued state funding cuts and tricks to the books are leaving students in rural and poorer communities behind. In addition to negatively affecting those children’s future college and career readiness, … Continue reading Missouri’s education policy is failing our children, our future

Parents set to lose right to veto sex education at age 15

By Katherine Sellgren 19 July 2018 The government plans to let 15-year-olds overrule their parents’ wishes and opt in to sex education lessons they have previously been withdrawn from. Education Secretary Damian Hinds says children should be able to request sex education in at least one of the three terms before their 16th birthday. Until then, parents will retain the right to withdraw their children. … Continue reading Parents set to lose right to veto sex education at age 15

Five employer giants in Alabama offering education aid

The new Amazon fulfillment center slated for Bessemer will do more than just provide Alabamians with high-quality jobs, it will also open up access to higher education. According to news, each worker who puts in one year of employment will then have access to $3,000 per year for four years to use for higher education. Amazon won’t be the only company in Alabama offering education assistance to … Continue reading Five employer giants in Alabama offering education aid

Florida Republican Party pumps money into controversial education amendment

Posted By News Service of Florida on Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 11:01 am The Republican Party of Florida last week put $100,000 into an effort to pass a controversial education ballot measure in November. The GOP sent the money to a political committee known as 8isGreat.org, which is trying to build support for the proposed constitutional amendment, according to a committee finance report posted on the state Division of Elections … Continue reading Florida Republican Party pumps money into controversial education amendment

Salary disparities are hurting special education students too

Qualified special education teachers are leaving nonprofits at an alarming rate Special education teachers working in certain New York City nonprofits are paid much less than teachers with the DOE.  By TOM MCALVANAH JULY 20, 2018 On June 28, New York Nonprofit Media’s piece on a New York City Council Education Committee hearing titled New York City Nonprofits continue push to raise pay for early childhood educators chronicled … Continue reading Salary disparities are hurting special education students too