Education

Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, and directed research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators and also learners may also educate themselves.
  • After Frederick Douglass school shooting, Baltimore delegate resurrects bill to arm school police officers
    Baltimore Sun

    After Frederick Douglass school shooting, Baltimore delegate resurrects bill to arm school police officers

    State Del. Cheryl Glenn reintroduced legislation Wednesday that would authorize Baltimore school police officers to carry guns inside schools — a move she says is necessary after a recent shooting at Frederick Douglass High School. Glenn, a Baltimore Democrat who is chairwoman of the city's House delegation, withdrew the measure earlier in the General Assembly session amid unanimous opposition from the city school board. But, after a school system staff member was shot this month, Glenn said she will no longer defer to the school board. “After the shooting at Douglass High School, I felt that was Exhibit A as to why we need to have armed school police in our schools,” Glenn said. “It's a matter

  • Dismantling Common Core: Another tempest in teapot for abused Florida schools
    Orlando Sentinel

    Dismantling Common Core: Another tempest in teapot for abused Florida schools

    Florida's new governor made big news with this recent headline: “Gov. Ron DeSantis seeks to ditch Common Core.” That might confuse people who remember headlines like this from 2013: “Governor Rick Scott withdraws Florida from Common Core test.” Yes, Florida's new governor just announced he wants to ditch a school-standards plan that the last governor claimed he ditched six years ago. The truth is that Rick Scott didn't really end Common Core. He was trying to placate critics who hated the basic learning standards. But Scott didn't have any other standards ready. So he made a few tweaks, withdrew from a national testing consortium, slapped a new name on it (“Florida Standards”) and acted like

  • Tennessee school safety: Gov. Bill Lee proposes $30 million to increase school safety officers
    Memphis Commercial Appeal

    Tennessee school safety: Gov. Bill Lee proposes $30 million to increase school safety officers

    Since Sandy Hook Williamson County has deemed it important to have School Resource Officers in elementary schools Gov. Bill Lee's proposal would increase a pot of money set aside by the state's former governor before his exit. In a bid to increase funding put in place last year for school safety, Gov. Bill Lee announced on Thursday he is prioritizing adding more resource officers to schools. Lee is asking for an additional $30 million to be placed into the school safety grant fund, created last year, to address the about 500 schools statewide that do not have a campus resource officer, according to a news release about the announcement. The funds, $10 million of which would be recurring, would

  • American poet presenting at Franklin College
    Daily Journal

    American poet presenting at Franklin College

    An English professor and poet will present at Franklin College in March. Terrance Hayes, an American poet and an English professor at the University of Pittsburgh, will be on campus at 7 p.m. March 7 as part of the college's Power of Diversity Lecture Series and Creative Writing Reading Series. His lecture and reading, “An Evening with Terrance Hayes,” will be in the Branigin Room of the Napolitan Student Center. The event is free and open to the public. Hayes is the author of the poetry collections “How to be Drawn,” “Lighthead” (which received the 2010 National Book Award for Poetry), and most recently “American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassins,” which was nominated for the National

  • Greensprings Students Bag $2,000 in School Enterprise Challenge
    Vanguard News

    Greensprings Students Bag $2,000 in School Enterprise Challenge

    Greensprings School, Lekki campus has again won $2,000 in the School Enterprise Challenge 2018 edition. You will recall that a few weeks ago, four students from the school won a scholarship that  worth $60,000 in the Conrad Challenge. Now, another set of students from the school in the Lekki campus have won $2,000 in the School Enterprise Challenge 2018 edition. The School Enterprise Challenge is an initiative of “ Teach A Man To Fish” a UK charity organisation. Over 1000 schools across the globe participated in this program. The aim of which is to help students learn valuable 21st-century business skills they can use to support their schools and local community. Greensprings School Lagos, (Lekki

  • Science Daily

    Student likeability might be link between academic success and risk of depression

    The research from the University of Missouri directly challenges the common stereotype that academically gifted children are considered less popular than their peers. The findings also confirm the significant impact academic performance can have on a student's mental and social well-being. "Plenty of research before this study has shown that children who struggle in elementary school are more likely to experience feelings of frustration and worthlessness, which can put them at greater risk for depression," said Keith Herman, a professor in the MU College of Education. "Now we're finding that there is a link, with clues that a child's social life can be impacted by their success in class." Herman's

  • Time for Florida to go big on educational choice
    Orlando Sentinel

    Time for Florida to go big on educational choice

    In April of 1910, Theodore Roosevelt delivered a speech in which he passionately argued: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles… The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena … who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Roosevelt's message, that we should carry forward today, is clear: We have to dare greatly. Success favors the bold, not the timid. Florida is at a moment where boldness is required to ensure that all of its children have the opportunity to receive a quality education. Several decades

  • Havre Daily News

    Spring Back Physical Therapy bounces to Havre

    Spring Back Physical Therapy opened its door in Havre Tuesday in Montana Country Boutique's former space in the 305 Building. Havreite Dayna Springer, Montana born and raised, said she has been a physical therapist for the past 30 years. She graduated from University of Montana in Missoula with a bachelor's degree in science. She said all physical therapists, even after being certified, still attend classes for continuing education in physical therapy. Two other physical therapy locations operate in Havre, she said, at Northern Montana Hospital and at Physical Therapy Down Under. What makes her different is that she handles all of the aspects of her business, she said, taking calls, setting appointments

  • The Daily Star

    No dormitories for RU IBA students

    It has been three years since Institute of Business Administration (IBA) of Rajshahi University (RU) was given a separate academic building, but its students are deprived of residential facilities. Students of all other departments can live in university dormitories. As a result, around 200 students of the institute have been suffering from acute accommodation problems. To continue studying in RU IBA, students have to incur high costs of renting private spaces off-campus. In 2016, a separate building for IBA was established inside campus, away from other academic buildings. A separate dormitory was also promised at the time, so IBA students were not allowed to stay at existing halls. A second-year

  • Why enrollment is down at WMU and 9 other Michigan universities and way up at MSU and U-M
    Battle Creek Enquirer

    Why enrollment is down at WMU and 9 other Michigan universities and way up at MSU and U-M

    Enrollment at Eastern Michigan University has dropped nearly 20 percent since 2013. The Ypsilanti school has cut four sports programs as well over 100 staff positions in the past three years. Central Michigan University's enrollment is down 20 percent compared to a decade ago. Two years ago, it cut some 50 positions to balance the budget. And more could be coming. "We cannot escape the impact of our enrollment trajectory on our financial resources, and we will need to make difficult, thoughtful, strategic decisions," CMU President Robert Davies wrote in a letter to the campus community on Feb. 8.  At Western Michigan University, enrollment has dropped by 9 percent since 2008.  Lake Superior State,

  • Report: University of Minnesota should rename 4 buildings
    Star Tribune

    Report: University of Minnesota should rename 4 buildings

    MINNEAPOLIS — A task force is recommending that the names of former administrators who promoted racist and anti-Semitic policies be removed from four University of Minnesota buildings. The group appointed by university President Eric Kaler released a report Wednesday that suggests scrubbing the school's student union building of its namesake Lotus Coffman, a former president who was behind efforts to segregate student housing. The task force also recommends renaming Nicholson Hall, Middlebrook Hall and Coffey Hall. The group wants to install exhibits about the administrators at each of their namesake buildings. The university has deliberated over what do to with the four buildings for 16 months

  • Dunkin Donuts to offer scholarships for Florida students
    Washington County News / Holmes County Times-Advertiser

    Dunkin Donuts to offer scholarships for Florida students

    They say the world runs on Dunkin — but now students will get a head start on their college careers thanks to the decadent donut creators. Dunkin Donuts will be handing out $1,000 scholarships to 38 Florida students who need extra financial assistance for the 2019-2020 school year, NBC6 reports. If you're a student who's planning on enrolling full-time in a two or four-year college or vocational school in Florida and have a minimum grade point average of 3.5, you can apply here through May 1. Read more here. Laura Jazmin Tolliver is a digital reporter for GateHouse Media Group's Florida team, based in West Palm Beach, Fla. Jaz's stories, which run across digital, print and video platforms, are

  • 'We are close to a solution,' UTech president assures protesters
    The Jamaica Observer

    'We are close to a solution,' UTech president assures protesters

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — After a number of meetings with the Ministry of Finance in relation to an increase in subventions, President of the University of Technology Professor Stephen Vasciannie says the management team is close to a solution. Professor Vasciannie told the university's students and staff, who were part of a blackout protest at the Papine-based institution yesterday, that decisions were expected to be made on Monday, February 25 in relation to the staff structure. “I agree that UTECH deserves more but I think we should do it by negotiating, so that's what I'm encouraging, further negotiations,” the professor said as the protesters, who were dressed in black, retorted. “We have done

  • WHSV Harrisonburg

    South River Elementary helps Florida students in aftermath of Hurricane Michael

    ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — At South River Elementary School in Rockingham County, it's "Kindness Week," with the theme "Kindness is Contagious: Catch It!" Each day has a different focus, but all of the students are working together for one greater goal. Naomi Tompkins is a third grader; she and her kindergarten twin sisters, Virginia and Estella, moved to Rockingham County after Hurricane Michael ruined their home in Port St. Joe. When WHSV asked the sisters what was different about their lives now, Estella replied, "We have a new school!" "I was sad that I had to leave Florida and my school and all my friends," said Naomi. Some parts of life in Virginia are very new for the Tompkins family.