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Striking TAs at U of T to vote on tentative new contract

TORONTO -- The University of Toronto's 6,000 striking education workers will be voting this weekend on a tentative new contract.<p>Members of Unit 1, …

Teaching assistants rally at Queen's Park

Over 500 teaching assistants and undergraduate students rallied at Queen's Park on Saturday afternoon, calling on the province to put more funds into …

5 Big Ways Education Will Change By 2020

In the next five years, we’ll start to rethink a lot about education, from what’s in school lunches to what a college degree really means.<p>We asked the world’s most innovative companies in education to school us on the future of the classroom, with predictions for the next five years.<p>Here’s what we …

Denver Public Schools request independent review of grade change claim

Denver Public Schools on Tuesday announced it is requesting an investigation into allegations that administrators at a reformed school in far …

Education

The A-F school grades endgame: Improving public schools or paving the way for charters?

When North Carolina launched its new A-F school grading system in early February, the cacophony of cries that came with it centered on the stigma and …

Student Cellphone Ban In NYC Public Schools Lifted

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) —</b> More than 1 million New York City public school students can now bring their cellphones to school as a longtime ban on the …

Pearson Overtakes Saudi Arabian Education System

This June 24, 2014, article is from <i>Innovation Africa</i> Kigali, Rwanda.<p>It seems that Pearson-- which already "has a significant presence in Saudi Arabia"-- has "pledged its support for a new education initiative" in Saudi Arabia.<p>Saudi King Abdullah is adding <i>an extra $21 billion</i> to the Saudi Arabian …

Teaching Children How to Think Instead of What to Think

Right now our education system is doing more to indoctrinate our children than to <i>educate</i> them. In fact, that has been the case for quite some time. …

Financial Education: The American Education System is Failing Our Students

The proliferation of credit cards is relatively new, with plastic only becoming widely used around the 1950s. The dramatic shift to easily accessible money via credit cards has changed the way we wield our purchasing power and manage our money. Unfortunately, our education standards haven't kept up …

American Education System Hindered By High Social Stress, Study Says

Despite a middling reputation among developed nations for America’s public school system, its universities take an impressive 10 of the top 15 slots …

How Innovative Young Africans Are Fixing A Broken Education System

Illiteracy rates in West Africa were the highest in the world in 2009, but as recently as 2013 the World Bank reported that things were turning around. Across the region, many more children, especially girls, were enrolling in primary school. Despite these significant gains in enrollment rates, the …

Arts and culture being 'systematically removed from UK education system'

Warwick commission report finds fewer pupils taking GCSEs in design and drama, and describes arts audiences as overwhelmingly middle class and white<p>Creativity, culture and the arts are being systematically removed from the education system, with dramatic falls in the number of pupils taking GCSEs …

Here's how different the US education system is vs. other nations

American education has historically made two sharp distinctions. The first is between local and national control of education: our federalist system …

Schools, STEAM professionals interact online

Interactive online sessions will excite students and open opportunitiesSchools in Porterville Unified, Long Beach Unified, and Oakland Unified school …

Education Technology

National Offer Day: does it pay to game the secondary school system?

More than half a million children are due to find out where they have a secondary school place. Some parents have gone to extreme lengths to get their children into the best schools<p>Monday is not just a regular weekday for parents of 10- to 11-year-olds across the country. Anxious mothers have …

Education in small literacy classes has evolved into an international network of schools of excellence

Posted on February 28, 2015October 11, 2016<p>“<b>Like each of you, personally, the University also remembers its heritage on a day like this. That</b> …

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The Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings recently released the fourth iteration of its annual Education Choice and Competition Index (ECCI). …

New Mexico high school students walk out in protest of new standardized test

Students frustrated over a new standardized test walked out of schools around New Mexico in protest on Monday as the new exam was being given.<p>The backlash came as millions of US students started taking more rigorous exams aligned with Common Core standards. Many parents and students around the …

Tennessee legislator wants to close online charter school

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog<p>NASHVILLE — Each school day, 12-year-old Lily Painter of Franklin wakes up and prepares for class, in a school …

Education

New counter-terrorism duties: what schools need to know

Schools now have a legal duty to prevent young people from being drawn to terrorism. Here are five key points every school leader needs to know about the new legislation

Grading Ontario’s sex education reform

Sex education classes in schools across Ontario, Canada will now involve lessons about gender identity, sexuality and cyber bullying. Many are applauding the revised curriculum saying it’s more in tune with the times. Some parents are up in arms though, claiming the content is not age appropriate …

Meet this year's 3M Teaching Fellows

Check out the 10 teachers who were named to the top of their class<p>The 3M National Teaching Fellowship, founded in 1986 by the Society for Teaching …

Standing Tall When Small: What Small Colleges Can Contribute to Higher Education

I am short in height -- 5' 2" on a good day. I wear size 6 clothing; size 6 shoes. My ring size is 6. In a family of relative giants, I stood beneath them. Physical size does, unfortunately, affect how we are viewed -- bigger is better in America. It is not a coincidence that our recent presidents …

Harvard University Pressured To Divest From Fossil Fuels

Tensions rose on the Harvard University campus when students vocalized their belief that the Ivy League school should no longer invest in companies …