- Chicago teachers union chief faults ‘rich white people’ for city’s education mess - June 19 2013 22:18
In a scathing speech on Wednesday, the president of the Chicago Teachers Union charged that racism and “rich white people” are to blame for the immense financial crisis facing the Chicago Public Schools.
- Colleges Fight to Retain Interest of STEM Majors - June 19 2013 09:41
Experts estimate that less than 40 percent of students who enter college as STEM majors actually wind up earning a degree in science, technology, engineering or math.
- How the Government Calculates the Cost of Student Loans - June 19 2013 08:02
A couple of weeks ago, the Student Loan Ranger detailed some of the proposals Congress is pondering to provide short- and long-term fixes to the imminent doubling of interest rates on subsidized federal direct loans. Part of that debate is data released last month by the Congressional Budget Office that shows a fiscal year 2013 "profit" of $50.6 billion for the Department of Education.
- Budget deal would aid Ore. colleges, universities - June 19 2013 07:55
Oregon's public universities and community colleges will be among the first in line to get more money if a so-far-elusive budget compromise results in more revenue and lower employee pension costs. Students ...
- Alabama's new tax credits limited to transfers - June 19 2013 07:40
Alabama's Department of Revenue determined the state's new private school tax credits don't apply to students who are already in private schools, even if they live in zones where failing public schools ...
- Report: Too many teachers, too little quality - June 18 2013 13:14
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's teacher-training programs do not adequately prepare would-be educators for the classroom, even as they produce almost triple the number of graduates needed, according to a survey of more than 1,000 programs released Tuesday.
- Technology to Keep International Students Connected - June 18 2013 10:49
If homesickness is setting in, international students can let virtual communication ease the disconnect from loved ones back home or close friends who have traveled elsewhere to pursue higher education.
- Op-Ed: We Must Do More to Prepare Our New Teachers for the Classroom - June 18 2013 09:39
Americans regularly tell pollsters that the medical profession is the one they admire most. But just a century ago, the medical profession wasn’t held in such high regard. One of the main reasons was the uneven quality of medical training.
- Ill. colleges plan training for gas drilling jobs - June 18 2013 09:07
Two colleges in southern Illinois have announced a cooperative agreement to provide training in the emerging field of high-volume oil and gas drilling. Officials from Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg ...
- Challenge to elite South African schools that segregate by language - June 18 2013 05:24
A majority-white South African public school has drawn accusations of trying to segregate itself from the black population through its language policy, touching off a court battle that could eventually impact the racial makeup of some of the country's best public schools.
- North Carolina’s state education boss wants to exempt teachers from income tax - June 18 2013 00:36
North Carolina legislators probably won’t act on a proposal by the elected supervisor of the state’s public school system to exempt teachers from the burden of personal income taxes.
- The Unmentionable Injustice - June 18 2013 00:00
In the weeks before the Supreme Court ruled on the constitutionality of Obamacare, the country trembled with anticipation. No such eagerness is evident now — yet the court is again poised to rattle our world. The case of Fisher v. Texas could upend the system of racial preferences in use throughout American higher education.
- Rookie teachers woefully unprepared, report says - June 17 2013 21:18
By Stephanie Simon (Reuters) - The U.S. teacher training system is badly broken, turning out rookie educators who have little hands-on experience running classrooms and are quickly overwhelmed by the job, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Council on Teacher Quality. The review found "an industry of mediocrity," with the vast majority of programs earning fewer than three stars on a four-star rating scale - and many earning no stars at all. ...
- Credit-Management Tips for Recent College Graduates - June 17 2013 12:30
The summer after graduation is a crucial time for college graduates to adjust their budgets and make some important financial decisions. Transitioning into the work world, earning a steady paycheck and changing your lifestyle as a young adult can have an impact on your financial future. Creating a plan to pay off credit card debt, as well as minimize credit card use, can position you for financial success.
- Portuguese teachers boycott exams in anti-austerity strike - June 17 2013 09:21
LISBON (Reuters) - Thousands of teachers across Portugal walked away from final exams held at secondary schools on Monday to protest against planned spending cuts in education, leaving many pupils unable to take the tests, unions said. The cuts are among the most recent austerity measures proposed by Portugal's center-right administration to meet the fiscal targets of an EU/IMF bailout. Portugal is in the third year of its worst economic recession since the 1970s and unemployment is at a record 18 percent. ...