BC ceremony notable for who will attend, who won'tMon, 20 May 2013 02:38:56 -0400
BOSTON (AP) — This year's commencement at Boston College looks to be notable for who will be there, as well as who won't.
Karzai seeks Indian military aid amid Pakistan rowSun, 19 May 2013 10:38:00 -0400
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai will seek increased military aid from India during a three-day visit starting Monday and will discuss recent cross-border clashes with Pakistan, India's archrival, an aide said.
Obama's Morehouse visit shines spotlight on HBCUsSat, 18 May 2013 16:42:26 -0400
ATLANTA (AP) — When President Barack Obama addresses graduates at Morehouse College on Sunday, he'll also be speaking to the broader community of historically black colleges and universities — a proud corner of higher education that has struggled more than most during the last few years of economic distress.
NC colleges look to expand advanced manufacturingFri, 17 May 2013 11:32:08 -0400
North Carolina's community colleges are working to train factory workers comfortable in a new manufacturing world of computers and robots. State community college leaders are meeting Friday with manufacturers ...
Common Core: Teachers Are Not PreparedThu, 16 May 2013 17:27:00 -0400
Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” is a classic. When I think about today’s bridge over troubled water, I think about how prepared I am to implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). I think about how to bridge Common Core State Standards and Career Technical Education (CTE) together.
Colleges face enrollment shortfalls, offer discounts: reportThu, 16 May 2013 17:13:31 -0400
By Andrea Burzynski NEW YORK (Reuters) - Many leading U.S. colleges and universities face a shortfall in enrollment for fall classes and will offer price discounts as they compete for students in an ever expanding higher education market, according to Forbes. The magazine highlighted 50 public and private U.S. colleges listed in the Princeton Review's "Best Colleges" list that are still accepting students in their 2013 freshman classes. ...
Brown v. Board site to mark anniversary of rulingThu, 16 May 2013 15:53:07 -0400
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Brown v. Board of Education National Historic site will display a black doll used in a series of famous race studies to mark the 59th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that ended legal segregation in public schools.
College student arrested for threats to schools across Los AngelesThu, 16 May 2013 15:51:53 -0400
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police arrested a college student accused of making telephone threats that sparked security alerts across the Los Angeles area on Thursday, including the evacuation of a community college and the lockdown of a second college campus and numerous public schools. East Los Angeles College was evacuated while students and staff at about 10 nearby public schools were confined to their campuses after police received an anonymous call at about 8 a.m. local time from a person saying he was headed to a school with a gun, the sheriff's department said. ...
Learn How to Pay for Short Study Abroad TripsWed, 15 May 2013 10:21:58 -0400
Short-term study abroad students can pay for some - but not all - program expenses through withdrawals from a 529 plan, a tax-advantaged higher education investment account.
Seattle schools back down from standardized test after protestsTue, 14 May 2013 19:04:37 -0400
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - The Seattle public school system, facing a rebellion that stoked the national protest movement over standardized testing in U.S. public schools, is backing away from the contentious multiple-choice exam for its upcoming school year. Teachers, educators, and students at several Seattle schools staged a boycott in January against the computerized Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test, saying it was not aligned with the state's curriculum and produces "meaningless results" upon which teachers' performances are evaluated. ...
Syria: Damaged landmarks await peace, restorationTue, 14 May 2013 10:49:14 -0400
Omar Islam has undertaken a Sisyphean task. In the midst of Syria's civil war, this former archaeology student with a master's degree in restoration work is dodging sniper fire, artillery, and airstrikes to catalog the destruction of Aleppo's historical landmarks.
Updates to 2 Schools' 2013 Best Colleges RanksTue, 14 May 2013 10:38:21 -0400
Two schools - University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and York College of Pennsylvania - recently advised U.S. News that they submitted inflated data that were used in the 2013 Best Colleges rankings, resulting in their numerical ranks being higher than they otherwise might have been. In both cases, the same incorrect data were also reported to many other parties including the U.S. Department of Education.
Greek workers walk out to protest ban on teachers' strikeTue, 14 May 2013 09:06:01 -0400
By Renee Maltezou and Harry Papachristou ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek public sector workers walked off the job on Tuesday to protest against a government decision to ban a strike by high-school teachers, shutting down several schools and reducing staff at hospitals to a minimum. But turnout at a planned rally and march to parliament was poor, hit by rain and a growing sense of resignation among Greeks inured to frequent strikes against austerity measures. ...
Michigan District Fires All Teachers, Closes Every SchoolMon, 13 May 2013 21:20:40 -0400
Summer break has started very early for kids in one Michigan school district.
$20 million US grant for Nevada solar power workMon, 13 May 2013 16:21:24 -0400
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $20 million grant to Nevada's higher education system to help find ways to make large-scale solar power plants more practical and efficient on arid desert ...
Biden: Don't listen to cynics' claim US in declineMon, 13 May 2013 15:16:27 -0400
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Today's college graduates are well-positioned to lead America in the 21st century and shouldn't listen to cynics who say the nation is in decline, Vice President Joe Biden told thousands of new degree holders at the University of Pennsylvania on Monday.
Project Pinstripes Dresses Detroit Students for SuccessMon, 13 May 2013 14:21:00 -0400
Everyone's talking academic success in Detroit, it seems. In April, Detroit Public Schools announced the "Neighborhood-Centered, Quality Schools" initiative to improve quality of education and life for under-served students and schools. Businesses are coming on board to help fund DPS's community extension services. JPMorgan Chase granted $1.5 million to nonprofits working in economically disadvantaged schools in Southwest Detroit, says the Detroit News. ...
News Summary: Greece, teachers in new tussleMon, 13 May 2013 13:59:49 -0400
SCHOOL DAZE: The Greek government invoked emergency powers to prevent protesting teachers from disrupting university entrance exams this month. Civil servants' unions retaliated by calling a 24-hour strike ...
Greece uses emergency power on striking teachersMon, 13 May 2013 13:30:08 -0400
The Greek government said Monday it will use emergency powers to prevent protesting teachers from disrupting university entrance exams this month. Civil servants' unions retaliated by calling a 24-hour ...
Greek state workers to strike against teachers' walkout banMon, 13 May 2013 10:37:04 -0400
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek public sector workers will walk off the job on Tuesday to protest against a government decision to ban a strike by high-school teachers that would disrupt university entrance exams. It is the third time this year that Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has threatened workers with arrest if they go ahead with protests, as he tries to show Greece's foreign lenders that Athens is sticking to unpopular reforms. ...
Ex-Penn St head was top paid among public collegesMon, 13 May 2013 08:46:04 -0400
Former Penn State President Graham Spanier became the highest paid public college president of 2011-12 when he was forced out over his handling of the sex abuse scandal involving former assistant football ...
Teen texting at the wheel tied to more driving risksMon, 13 May 2013 00:21:04 -0400
By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Teenagers who text while driving are also more likely to engage in other risky activities, such as riding with an intoxicated driver or not wearing a seatbelt, a new study suggests. Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found four in every nine high school students had sent or received texts while driving in the past month. ...
Salaries of public college chiefs rise, median tops $400,000Sun, 12 May 2013 18:03:19 -0400
By Atossa Araxia Abrahamian NEW YORK (Reuters) - Salaries of presidents of U.S. public universities rose almost 5 percent in the last fiscal year, even as tuition rose and student debt soared, with the median pay package topping $400,000, according to a report released on Sunday. Penn State's Graham Spanier was the top earner last year at the time he was fired over the Jerry Sandusky scandal, according to the study by the Chronicle of Higher Education, though his compensation was inflated by $2.4 million in severance pay and deferred compensation. ...
Greece invokes emergency powers to block teachers' strikeSun, 12 May 2013 12:34:45 -0400
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece has threatened high school teachers with arrest if they go ahead with a nationwide strike that would disrupt university entrance exams that start this week, the official government gazette said. It is the third time this year that Prime Minister Antonis Samaras's government has invoked emergency law to force strikers back to work to try to show foreign lenders who bailed out Greece that the country is sticking to unpopular reforms. ...
Little Richard's boyhood home to be movedSat, 11 May 2013 15:48:30 -0400
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Officials in Georgia have decided to move the boyhood home of Little Richard to spare it from a highway construction project.
Bullies Turn Cyberspace SourSat, 11 May 2013 13:20:08 -0400
One in six high school students report being victimized via e-mail, chat rooms, instant messaging, Web sites or texting. Larry Greenemeier reports
A Superintendent Shortage Is Shaking Up America’s SchoolsFri, 10 May 2013 20:01:45 -0400
Earlier this week, Baltimore City Public Schools made headlines when CEO Andres Alonso tearfully announced his retirement at the end of the school year.
Cardinal skipping BC ceremony over abortion issueFri, 10 May 2013 18:26:41 -0400
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley said Friday that he won't attend Boston College's graduation because the Jesuit school's commencement speaker, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, supports legislation to permit abortion.
Legislature OKs changes to Ala. school tax creditFri, 10 May 2013 11:25:34 -0400
The Alabama Legislature has approved legislation that says private schools and non-failing public schools don't have to accept students transferring from failing public schools. On Thursday, the Senate ...
Wis. budget gets $500M anticipated revenue boostFri, 10 May 2013 10:43:04 -0400
Wisconsin's budget surplus grew by $500 million Thursday, leading to a bipartisan call by state lawmakers and Gov. Scott Walker to put some of the money toward public schools two years after funding was ...
Commencement Speeches: Most Suck, These Rule (VIDEO)Thu, 09 May 2013 17:30:05 -0400
College graduation is a hallmark moment for students across the country; a time of infinite hope where young adults are released into the world with the kind of optimism that can only come from having too little life experience.
'Sugar Man' Rodriguez gets honorary degreeThu, 09 May 2013 15:48:33 -0400
DETROIT (AP) — Wayne State University had no idea that a folk hero was in its midst when the Detroit school awarded Sixto Rodriguez a philosophy degree in 1981.
Column: Poor little rich kidsThu, 09 May 2013 13:30:11 -0400
By Chrystia Freeland NEW YORK (Reuters) - If you doubt that we live in a winner-take-all economy and that education is the trump card, consider the vast amounts the affluent spend to teach their offspring. We see it anecdotally in the soaring fees for private schools, private lessons and private tutors, many of them targeted at the preschool set. And recent academic research has confirmed what many of us overhear at the school gates or read on mommy blogs. ...
Delgado, Nunez community colleges to lay off staffThu, 09 May 2013 08:48:14 -0400
The governing board for Delgado Community College in New Orleans and Nunez Community College in Chalmette approved plans Wednesday that will result in layoffs at both schools and the cutting of 15 academic ...
Why Historically Black Colleges Are in Serious TroubleWed, 08 May 2013 21:00:07 -0400
Historically black colleges and universities are about to have a mess on their hands. Because of a sharp change to a student loan policy, enrollment has dramatically dropped. This is not good for the schools—or hopeful high school graduates.
The Best Money Advice From MomWed, 08 May 2013 11:00:07 -0400
When we go to professionals like a financial adviser or accountant for advice, we aren't only consulting that person, if you think about it. We're all vessels of what we've learned throughout our lives. So when we consult with a financial planner or a stockbroker, we're also getting advice they've filtered through a magazine article they read over breakfast, knowledge passed onto them from colleagues or college professors and certainly lessons learned from their parents. ...
Study: Community colleges lack rigor, but incoming students ill preparedTue, 07 May 2013 17:26:42 -0400
There’s been a lot of talk lately of college- and career-readiness for high-school graduates, but according to a study released Tuesday, what community colleges actually require is less rigorous than we think – and many high school graduates aren’t meeting even those low standards.
New Initiative for Detroit Public Schools: What Will It Mean?Tue, 07 May 2013 13:40:55 -0400
Detroit Public Schools announced a groundbreaking initiative that should have broad-spectrum impacts for residents when fully implemented. "Neighborhood-Centered, Quality Schools" aims to partner community and schools and make schools hubs within the neighborhoods they serve. Here are outcomes and changes locals can expect.
Why America's 'hacker generation' can thrive as teachersTue, 07 May 2013 10:15:59 -0400
Today marks Teacher Appreciation Day in the United States, but it’s fair to say many teachers – veterans and newcomers alike – aren’t feeling much appreciation lately.
How to Graduate From a Failing School System and Still Be BrilliantTue, 07 May 2013 04:57:34 -0400
Growing up in a poor neighborhood in Chicago, Sue Khim saw some of her brightest classmates languish in a public school system that failed to engage or develop their natural aptitudes.Url: