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Hillary Clinton Out (And Out And Out) For 2016 Policy Ideas

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Earlier this year, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign lost count of its experts. In the months before she began her second run for the White House, Clinton spent hours quizzing economists, lawyers, educators and activists...Show More Summary

Clinton reaches out (and out and out!) for 2016 policy ideas

In the months before she began her second run for the White House, Clinton spent hours quizzing economists, lawyers, educators and activists about everything from executive compensation to the latest research on lead paint. [...] introduced: proposals for paid family leave, free community college, universal pre-kindergarten, lowering student debt and job retraining. [...]Show More Summary

NEA Representative Assembly 2015: The Final Few

The last of the NBIs have been submitted and published. Here are some to watch: NBI 84: Directs NEA to stop using the phrase “right to work” and replace it with something like “educating without rights.” NBI 85: Wants model legislation so that the RICO Act cannot be used to prosecute educators. NBI 90: Calls […]

Teaching Character: Grit, Privilege, and American Education's Obsession With Novelty

"To be perfectly honest, I’m very reluctant to ask the American poor to spend more time doing yoga,". Twice a week for 30 minutes, fifth graders at KIPP Washington Heights, a charter school in New York City, attend “character class.” Each lesson is divided into three parts, according to Ian Willey, the assistant principal who teaches it. Show More Summary

What It Takes To Prepare For College Today

As I start posting on education in general and the college admissions process in particular, I may not have to go with the whole Roman Catholic “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned…” preamble; however, I do have a confession to make: I didn’t take high school and the college [...]

NEA Representative Assembly 2015: I Am Not a Number, I Am a Free Man

Janet Eberhardt, NEA’s Education Support Professional of the Year, had this to say today: “It takes a village. NEA, we are the village.” This, naturally, reminded me of The Village, and this conversation.

Outraged Parents Stand Up to School Board on “Gay Marriage” Lessons

Whatever your stance on gay marriage, I think we can all agree that it doesn’t belong in the classroom. It has no educational value and is a controversial social issue.

For higher education funding, softer touch gave Cal State a leg up

California State University officials had one question in mind 18 months ago: In a state with billions of dollars in spending obligations to health and welfare services, prisons and pensions, how do we catapult our funding needs to the top tier of budget priorities?

The fourth year of medical school should be eliminated. Here’s why.

I came across an article featured on NPR and it immediately grabbed my attention.  Traditionally medical student education is accomplished in a four-year program in medical schools nationwide but University of California, Davis is now offering their medical training as a three-year obligation. Show More Summary

Windows Central Roundup: Apps with an educational flair

We use our Windows Phone for a host of reasons. We check our email, we snap photos, we surf the internet and we pass the time with games, all from our Windows Phones. We can also learn a thing or two from our Windows Phone through any of the educational apps available in the Windows Phone Store. Show More Summary

CNN's Mike Rowe: Banning Flags Won't Do Anything on Racism

Mike Rowe is the host of CNN’s Somebody’s Gotta Do It – a show about the unique jobs that someone has to do. Maybe CNN should do a spin-off show called Someone’s Gotta Educate Them keeping Rowe as its host. On his Facebook page, Rowe took on the hate-or-heritage debate on the Confederate flag after the Charleston shooting. Show More Summary

BRICS Network University to Expand Access to Education

According to head of the Russian Federal Agency for international cooperation, establishing the BRICS Network University will broaden the access to higher education for the young people from the bloc's member countries.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Is It Time To Start Shutting Down Law Scho…

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Is It Time To Start Shutting Down Law Schools? This month, the American Bar Association provisionally accredited a new law school at Concordia University. More than 200 law schools are accredited in the U.S. An analysis of data from the ABA itself raises the question whether that list […]

A Birthday Gift for the Dalai Lama - Global Compassion Education

The Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday Wish Is That We All Live #WithCompassion. While I love his wish, I say let's take it a step further: let's give His Holiness the Dalai Lama the gift of global compassion education by mainstreaming compassion training in schools, communities and businesses around the world. Show More Summary

Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day to all of my friends in the US. This handsome fellow is Othello. He is one of our education eagles at The Raptor Center.

Empty Schools Herald China's Future?

Rusty padlocks seal empty classrooms and blank graduation certificates litter a dusty, silent school corridor in Rudong, a haunting glimpse of China's ageing future in a town which pioneered the one-child policy.Education facilitiesShow More Summary

Microsoft goes back to uni to master IoT

Thousands of university students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Microsoft’s Internet of Things higher education program, following the launch of a $40 million Global Innovation Exchange program.Microsoft will fund...Show More Summary

Washington-area obituaries of note

Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.Simeon P. ‘Sim’ Taylor III, educator, NEA directorSimeon P. “Sim” Taylor III, 89, an assistant director of research at the National Education Association fromShow More Summary

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