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

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

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

Trump Administration Delays Special Ed Rule

by Michelle Diament | July 10, 2018 The Trump administration is officially postponing implementation of an Obama-era rule designed to prevent kids from certain backgrounds from being wrongly placed in special education. In a final rule published July 3 in the Federal Register, the U.S. Department of Education halted the so-called “significant disproportionality” rule, which was supposed to take effect this month, for two years. “This delay will … Continue reading Trump Administration Delays Special Ed Rule

Here’s where Tennessee’s Democratic candidates for governor stand on education

BY MARTA W. ALDRICH  – July 9, 2018 Two candidates are squaring off to be the Democratic nominee for governor of Tennessee. Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and state Rep. Craig Fitzhugh of Ripley will compete for the chance to face one of four Republican candidates in November’s general election. They hope to succeed Gov. Bill Haslam and become the first Democratic governor in eight years. The … Continue reading Here’s where Tennessee’s Democratic candidates for governor stand on education

Janus rallying cry for public school employees

KATHI GRIFFIN July 10, 2018 With the 5-4 decision in Janus v AFSCME, the U.S. Supreme Court delivers a rallying cry to America’s working men and women, including our public school employees.   Those who pushed the Janus lawsuit, including Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Illinois Policy Institute, will be disappointed to learn the court’s ruling will not kill off public employee unions, including those … Continue reading Janus rallying cry for public school employees

Why Republicans are now bragging about their investments in education

By Michael Scherer March 25, 2018 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who made his name attacking unions and slashing school funding, is promising a “historic investment” in public schools as he campaigns for reelection. Florida Gov. Rick Scott, another proud cost-cutter, is bragging about his more recent increases to school funding as he prepares to launch a bid for the U.S. Senate. In Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey, … Continue reading Why Republicans are now bragging about their investments in education

A new public education movement is emerging in Wisconsin, a rebuke to Gov. Walker’s war on labor and school privatization

By Valerie Strauss July 3, 2018 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) launched a war on labor in 2011, enacting a law called Act 10  that decimated the power of public employee unions to bargain, and it also cut pay for most public sector workers.  It was clear that the law was largely aimed at the teachers unions, because Walker exempted the unions of police, firefighters and … Continue reading A new public education movement is emerging in Wisconsin, a rebuke to Gov. Walker’s war on labor and school privatization

Trump Administration Backs Off Reshuffling of Student Debt Collection

An Education Department plan to begin cutting large debt collection firms out of the student loan system is on hold after Congress warned against move. By Andrew Kreighbaum July 9, 2018 The Department of Education planned this month to begin reshaping the role of private debt collection firms in handling student loans by pulling defaulted borrower accounts from a handful of large private contractors. Lawmakers who … Continue reading Trump Administration Backs Off Reshuffling of Student Debt Collection