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Congress Prepares to Launch a New Era in Education Policy

A bipartisan agreement to replace George W. Bush’s signature No Child Left Behind law could pass next month.

Smart Fleet Solutions appoints training partner to expand business

Simon Osborne has been appointed as training partner at Smart Fleet Solutions in line with the company’s expansion plans. Osborne has been tasked with educating and supporting the business’ 400-strong workforce across its eight current sites. He brings a strong background in sales, HR and training, and has worked as an NVQ assessor and corporate […]

Young gay rights activist calls on officials to remove homophobic Chinese textbooks

1 hour agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

On Tuesday, LGBT activist Chen Qiuyan met with government officials in Beijing after months of campaigning to have the Ministry of Education remove textbooks which identify homosexuality as a mental disorder. [ more › ]

Has The College Sports Arms Race Spiraled Out Of Control?

1 hour agoNews : Huffington Post

$10.3 billion. That's how much college athletic programs have received in student fees and other subsidies in just the last five years, according to an analysis from The Huffington Post and The Chronicle for Higher Education. On this...Show More Summary

The Education of Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne is visibly nervous when we meet on a rainy September morning in a posh conference room on the fourth floor of the Shangri-La hotel in Toronto. His latest film, The Danish Girl, in which he plays real-life transgender pioneer...Show More Summary

The Art of Self-Culture and the Crucial Difference Between Being Educated and Being Cultured: John Cowper Powys’s Forgotten Wisdom from 1929

4 hours agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"The art of self-culture begins with a deeper awareness... of the marvel of our being alive at all; alive in a world as startling and mysterious, as lovely and horrible, as the one we live in."

Why Kids Can't Read

The biggest challenge we have in education is to make people take responsibility for what they are allowing.

Horrified woman has priceless reaction to holding an alligator

If you're spooked by reptiles, then touching one can be a very traumatic experience In this new video from America's Funniest Home Videos, one woman at an educational animal presentation is having a difficult time working up the nerve to touch a tiny alligator. Show More Summary

Every Girl Deserves an Education—Make Sure She Can Get One!

This April, the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology in Sierra Leone issued a statement banning girls from mainstream education. As a result, thousands of pregnant girls are excluded from mainstream schools and barred from sitting in upcoming exams.

Author: Change Education To Create New Jobs

ROME – Schools are failing to prepare young people for Europe’s dramatically changing labor market and an overhaul of the education system is urgently needed. So says Pietro Paganini, adjunct professor at this city’s John Cabot University and co-author of the forthcoming book Allenarsi Per Il Futuro. Founder of the free market think tank [...]

'Trouble in Toyland': See which 22 toys have been deemed unsafe for kids

An examination of hundreds of toys by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund has turned up 22 that could present special risks for young children.

Companies respond to 'Trouble in Toyland' toy-safety report

Here, toy manufacturers, distributors and retailers weigh in on this year's U.S. PIRG Education Fund "Trouble in Toyland" report.

NYC City Council Pledges $6.6 Million for PrEP and PEP Programs

12 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The NYC City Council will spend $6.6 million on programs to treat and educate New Yorkers with regard to  Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) in an effort to lower HIV infection with an end goal of ending the HIV/AIDS… Read The post NYC City Council Pledges $6.6 Million for PrEP and PEP Programs appeared first on Towleroad.

Teen Allegedly Stomps On, Kills Raccoon, Prompting PETA to Offer Humane Education

On the heels of reports that a 15-year-old East Hamilton High School student allegedly stomped on, skinned, and killed a raccoon in the school’s parking lot (which was caught... The post Teen Allegedly Stomps On, Kills Raccoon, Prompting PETA to Offer Humane Education appeared first on PETA.

Brooklyn School Rezoning Battle Has Some Parents Fearing DUMBO Rich Kid Takeover

The Department of Education is standing by a rezoning proposal that would require predominantly white, upper-middle-class, bursting-at-the-seams PS 8 to move DUMBO students to PS 307—a school that is currently under capacity, and predominantly serves African-American residents of the NYCHA-run Farragut Houses in Vinegar Hill. [ more › ]

What the Legendary Clayton Christensen Gets Wrong About Uber, Tesla and Disruptive Innovation

For a generation of CEOs, Clayton Christensen's The Innovator's Dilemma was a guiding light on how to survive industry disruptions. His book educated business executives on where competition would emerge from and how to respond to the threats. Show More Summary

Gentrification: All Eyes On Bed-Stuy

Proving yet again that pretty much all stories are education stories, there are at least two school-related elements to the fascinating New York magazine gentrification cover story Meet the Residents of MacDonough Street (in Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy). Show More Summary

Irish School Finally Agrees to Let Student Opt Out of Religious Education Class

It won't surprise you that religion is baked right into schools in Ireland -- religious education is a mandatory subject and there's a special emphasis on Christianity: The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment says Religious...Show More Summary

Notre Dame forces priest-professor to back off project promoting authentic Catholic education 'was born of intense concern over the loss by Notre Dame of its historic claim to a robust Catholic identity.'

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