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A Roundup of Our Meeting With President Obama on Race Issues

The White House group's agenda was deep--with racial concerns about criminal justice, agriculture, education, health care and economic development when African American leaders met with President Barack Obama last week. The President...Show More Summary

Graphic Designer II - Tampa, FL

Company: Checkers Drive In Restaurants, Inc. Location: Tampa, Florida Industry: Not Specified Career Level: Mid Level Career (5+ yrs experience) Minimum Education: Bachelor's Job Status: Full Time

Afternoon Panel: Evaluating Advocacy In 3 States (LA, TN, and NC)

Figuring out whether advocacy efforts "work" -- or what that even means -- is one of education advocates' biggest challenges. Executing an effective advocacy effort is another. With that in mind, you might want to check out today's panel...Show More Summary

Cookie Monster Unlunchboxing

Sesame Street pokes fun at the all to common internet video trend of walking us through the unboxing of items in ridiculous and unnecessary detail. It still amazes us that a character with such bad grammar is on an educational show.

Marketing Promotions Writer - New York, NY

Company: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. Location: New York, New York Industry: Not Specified Career Level: Mid Level Career (5+ yrs experience) Minimum Education: Bachelor's Job Status: Full Time

Texas parents rip ‘toxic’ school that shamed educator for ‘female bleeding’ caused by IUD

1 hour agoNews : The Raw Story

Texas elementary school parents demanded change this week after the Comanche Springs Elementary School told an educator that she needed to have a psychiatric evaluation due to “female bleeding” that was caused by a problem with her birth control. Assistant principal Kourtney Glaser...

'How Higher Education Perpetuates Intergenerational Inequality '

Bad news for those who propose education as the solution to inequality: How Higher Education Perpetuates Intergenerational Inequality, by Tim Taylor: Part of the mythology of US higher education is that it offers a meritocracy, along with a lot of...

2015 is looking bleak on the jobs front…

2 hours agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Education Minister John O’Dowd has said schools will likely see 500 job losses for teachers and 1,000 for non-teaching staff due to £28m cuts to his budget. Meanwhile we keep churning out student teachers with no work for them. Also today 200 jobs are to go at a call centre in West Belfast. Add this more...

Restore the True Spirit of ESEA

The single most important issue facing the 114th Congress is the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), a law whose primary purpose when it was originally passed was to alleviate the conditions of poverty...Show More Summary

How law schools priced themselves out of the market for college graduates

‘How did you go bankrupt?’ Bill asked. ‘Two ways,’ Mike said. ‘Gradually and then suddenly.’ — The Sun Also Rises — Over the past half century, higher education in America has been a spectacularly successful growth industry. At the beginning of the 1960s about 400,000 people were graduating each year with four-year degrees: by 1970, […]

MRU is nominated for an International Academy of Web Television award

Here is the GMU press release: Marginal Revolution University’s “Everyday Economics” video series has been nominated for an International Academy of Web Television award in the Best Documentary or Educational Series category. There is more information here.

NEA Names New Political Director

From NEA HQ: The National Education Association, the nation’s largest union, has named Carrie Pugh as its new political director. Pugh will lead NEA’s national and state elections, strategic operations, civic and member engagement and PAC fundraising efforts. Prior to taking on her new role, she oversaw NEA’s coordinated campaigns, redistricting, civic engagement, data and […]

A Nation in Decline

North Carolina anxiously awaits its grades. State law (General Statute 115C-83.15) now (2013-2014 school year) directs the State Board of Education (my former employer) to award each of the state’s public schools a grade, A-F.  80% of the calculated score is based on standardized test scores. This is, to this citizen, further evidence of the arrogance of North Carolina’s […]

AmbyGear’s New Smartwatch For Kids Combines GPS Tracking With Educational Games

3 hours agoTechnology : TechCrunch

A company called Ambit Networks has just launched its own take on wearables aimed at children with the debut of the AmbyGear Smart Watch, now live on crowdfunding site Indiegogo. The new watch includes built-in GPS and alerts for parents as well as educational content and games for kids. Show More Summary

Study Confirms That Abstinence Education Has Utterly Failed At Preventing AIDS In Africa

Infection rates remained steady or increased under the abstinence only program. The post Study Confirms That Abstinence Education Has Utterly Failed At Preventing AIDS In Africa appeared first on ThinkProgress.

What’s Wrong With Online Education—and How to Fix It

There are many things right with online education—like the plethora of free and easily accessible content developed by Udacity, Coursera and others. In particular, online education excels at teaching while using... read more

Quotes: Governor Walkers Education Accomplishments, Fact-Checked

Our school scores are better. Our ACT scores are second best in the country. Graduation rate’s up over the past four years. Reading scores are up over the past four years, because we put the power back in the hands of the hard working taxpayers and the people they elect to run their school boards. Show More Summary

This startup just poached people from Uber and Google to revolutionize the public school system

Two-year-old education startup AltSchool is re-imagining the traditional school system. To pursue its mission of preparing children for the real world, the startup has poached talent from Google, Uber, Rocket Fuel, and Zynga. AltSchool...Show More Summary

New York Parents and Teachers Challenge Cuomo's Mis-Education Plan

New York Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE) and New York City Public School Parents are organizing statewide to protest against attacks by Governor Andrew Cuomo on teachers and public schools. Cuomo is threatening to block a badlyShow More Summary

When Social Media Censors Sex Education

Health organizations can find themselves held back by the policies of sites like Facebook and Twitter, which often classify their messages of safe sex as inappropriate content.

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