• Education
    Florida education news: Legislative priorities, student voices, charter schools and more

    LEGISLATIVE AGENDA: Funding for school security, mental health services and general operations top the wish list of the Florida School Boards Association for 2019. “We want to make sure the resources are available to accomplish those most important goals” for students, FSBA lobbyist Ruth Melton said. STUDENT VOICES: The Hernando County School Board revives its student representative program. CHARTER SCHOOLS: A Pasco […]

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    Medicaid, education take center stage at forum

    MOSCOW — Education funding and a proposal to expand Medicaid to thousands of uninsured Idahoans dominated a candidate forum in Moscow that featured six local candidates for the Idaho Legislature. The proposed Medicaid expansion would offer coverage to as many as 62,000 Idaho residents who fall into the so-called “Medicaid gap” — those who are […]

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    Education in NSW is at an historic crossroads: Mark Scott

    As part of high school history I remember learning about Woodrow Wilson, the US President a century ago. Woodrow’s 14-point plan, the Treaty of Versailles and League of Nations. These are some of the headlines you keep with you from school as you trundle through life. Recently though, I discovered a statement widely attributed to […]

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    Simcha Felder’s outsized impact on education

    Once again, state Sen. Simcha Felder is the target of New York City Democrats’ ire. Their latest complaint about the “heretic” Democrat who caucuses with the Republic majority is that Felder allowed the speed cameras outside city schools to be turned off, thus letting more than 100,000 cars speed by without being ticketed through mid-August. It can be hard to pin […]

  • PTI govt vows to allocate more resources to education

    RAWALPINDI / ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government will allocate more resources and bring uniformity in the curriculum of different types of education systems in the country, said Federal Education and Professional Training Minister Shafqat Mahmood. He added that the relevant authorities acknowledged that uplifting the education system is one of the biggest challenges for the […]

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    Why Are General Education Courses Important?

    In the past, while looking over a course list you may have wondered why certain courses are required when they’re unrelated to the direction of the degree program you were considering. These general education requirements serve an important purpose. Let’s explore why. What is General Education? The general education curriculum focuses on the interdisciplinary lens, […]

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    In Good Faith: A journey, an education

    From the terrace of the small guest house, with the dawn struggling to break through the mists of a monsoon night, the landscape is desolate. A light wind blows over the vast, largely-uninhabited landscape, creating a hush of rustled leaves. Far away, a lake gives off a faint, early-morning shimmer. Peering into this landscape, at […]

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    ‘How education is addressing N/Delta agitations’

    Daily Trust: What is the thrust of Governor Wike’s educational policy? Tamunosisi Gogo Jaja: First is to eradicate illiteracy in Rivers State and use education to address the agitation in the Niger Delta region by taking schools to the creeks. DT: How would you describe the education sector in Rivers State before the Wike administration? […]

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    Do we have the education leadership we need?

    What do you do with a commissioner who talks about our schools only in terms of failure? I watched his recent presentation to the Rochester 911 group on YouTube and that’s what is sounded like to me. Leading an education system is a complex undertaking. It takes real … well … leadership. I wonder if […]