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, but learners may also educate themselves. Education can take place in formal or informal settings and any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational.
  • Teachers union: Tentative deal to end charter schools strike
    Associated Press

    Teachers union: Tentative deal to end charter schools strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's first teachers' strike against a charter school operator will end after their union and management struck a tentative deal Sunday that includes protections for students and immigrant families living in the country illegally.

  • MercuryNews.com

    Time ripens for much-needed school data system

    A prudent investor would never consider buying shares of a company and then ignoring how the firm is performing in the marketplace. That, however, is exactly what the state's politicians and educators have done for countless decades, spurning pleas for more data on how their financial inputs are affecting academic outcomes. As a state Senate report pointed out this year, “Currently, 38 out of the 50 states maintain a longitudinal data system that records academic, demographic, assessment-oriented and programmatic information that follows students from early education to postsecondary education and often into the workforce.” The education establishment, especially the California Teachers Association,

  • Labor promises to backdate Gonski payments for Victoria if it wins election
    the Guardian

    Labor promises to backdate Gonski payments for Victoria if it wins election

    If no deal made with state before election, Labor to backdate funds to start of 2019 Tue 11 Dec 2018 00.20 EST Last modified on Tue 11 Dec 2018 00.22 EST Federal Labor has offered to backdate payments to Victorian schools if Daniel Andrews's government fails to reach agreement with the Coalition before the next election and education funding is withheld. The recently re-elected Victorian government is demanding that the education minister, Dan Tehan, increase the federal share of funding under the Gonski 2.0 model from 20% of the school resource standard for public schools to 25%. In 2017 the Gonski 2.0 funding package passed federal parliament promising an extra $23.5bn over 10 years for schools,

  • School-Based Mgt Committee to monitor renovation of 230 schools – Obaseki
    Vanguard News

    School-Based Mgt Committee to monitor renovation of 230 schools – Obaseki

    The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that School-Based Management Committee (SBMC) will play a critical role in monitoring the refurbishment of the over 230 primary schools under the Edo Basic Education Transformation (EdoBEST) programme. The governor disclosed this at the Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) appreciation banquet organised for EdoBEST field workers in Benin City, the State Capital. He said plans are underway to ensure that the refurbishment of schools is completed before the end of the holiday season, adding that in 2019, another batch of 230 schools will be renovated. “My goal is to refurbish all the schools under EdoBEST before the end of 2019.

  • Palatine resident and Oakton professor wins WileyPLus Nexty Award
    Palatine, IL Patch

    Palatine resident and Oakton professor wins WileyPLus Nexty Award

    Leslie Van Wolvelear, co-chair, student advisor and professor of accounting at Oakton CommunityCollege, is the recipient of a 2018 WileyPLUS Nexty Award. The honor recognizes professionals for exceptional use of online course resources. Van Wolvelear recently took home the WileyPLUS Next Gen Partnership Award that recognizes instructors who have played an instrumental role in the development of WileyPLUS Next Gen. Van Wolvelear uses the WileyPLUS software in teaching an online financial accounting course to Oakton students. "Educational technology tools require creative instructors to employ them purposefully and engage learners in new ways," says Wiley Vice President of Customer Success Nicole

  • Refugee teens in Austrian schools straddle different worlds
    Associated Press

    Refugee teens in Austrian schools straddle different worlds

    VIENNA (AP) — Lilas Almalaki didn't know a word of German when she enrolled in an Austrian middle school two months after fleeing her war-torn homeland in 2015, so she relied on the proficient English she learned as a top student in Syria to keep the bullies in place.

  • Oxbridge is not the gold standard for graduate talent and ability – employers need to start looking elsewhere
    The Independent

    Oxbridge is not the gold standard for graduate talent and ability – employers need to start looking elsewhere

    Oxbridge seems to recruit extraordinarily heavily from a small group of southern private schools (presumed to include Eton and Westminster) according to a new analysis by the estimable Sutton Trust. As work by the Sutton Trust has previously shown, a startlingly high proportion of judges, senior civil servants, business executives, cabinet members and journalists (disclosure: I went to Oxford) were educated at those two quadrangle-festooned institutions of higher education. If Oxbridge is drawing disproportionately from fee-paying private schools, these are likely to be children from relatively wealthy (if not super wealthy) families.

  • Associated Press

    Rat found in vending machine at Florida high school

    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Students at a Florida high school found an unwelcome surprise in a vending machine: a rat climbing the rows of packaged snacks and drinks.

  • U.S. B-Schools Dominate the Global Rankings Thanks to Better Compensation
    Bloomberg

    U.S. B-Schools Dominate the Global Rankings Thanks to Better Compensation

    The only non-U.S. school to crack the top 10 in Bloomberg Businessweek's Best B-Schools global ranking is IMD, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Four schools outside the U.S. made the top 30. Why? Mostly, it comes down to money. Survey respondents overwhelmingly identified compensation—the potential for high-paying work after graduation—as their No. 1 factor in choosing a business school. Compensation is weighted more heavily than other factors in determining the overall rankings. (Networking, Learning, and Entrepreneurship indexes make up the rest of the ranking.) The global survey found that currently employed MBA graduates from U.S. schools had median compensation of $145,000 a year, 16 percent more

  • California nuns stole school funds for Vegas gambling, travel
    AFP

    California nuns stole school funds for Vegas gambling, travel

    Sisters Mary Margaret Kreuper and Lana Chang, who are said to be best friends, took the money from tuition, fees and donations at St. James Catholic School in Torrance, south of Los Angeles. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles said the missing money was discovered during a routine audit and it is believed the nuns operated their scheme over at least a decade. Kreuper was principal at the school for 29 years until her retirement earlier this year.

  • The Virtual High School's Students Beat the National Averages for Advanced Placement® Pass Rates Once Again
    seattlepi.com

    The Virtual High School's Students Beat the National Averages for Advanced Placement® Pass Rates Once Again

    For more than 10 years, VHS students have experienced a steady trend of surpassing the national averages for AP® exams This year, more than 2.8 million students took at least one of the College Board's Advanced Placement® (AP®) exams, hoping to get a score of three (the passing score) or more. Students from The Virtual High School (VHS Inc.) have continued their more-than-a-decade-long streak of surpassing national AP® pass rate averages. The AP® Computer Science Principles course, which encourages students to think creatively and use technology to explore real-world questions in subjects that interest them, produced one of the most striking results. The VHS average student pass rate for that

  • The Seattle Times

    Anchorage students return to class after earthquake break

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage-area students have returned to school after the district closed for a week for staff and contractors to inspect buildings and repair damage following the magnitude 7.0 earthquake. The Anchorage Daily News reports all but three of the Anchorage School District's dozens of schools reopened Monday after the Nov. 30 quake shook southcentral Alaska, disrupting power and cracking roads. District officials say Eagle River Elementary School and Gruening Middle School will remain closed for the rest of the year because of extensive damage. King Tech High School is scheduled to reopen Wednesday. The elementary students will be split between two operating schools. The

  • The Jamaica Observer

    Young educator is principal of Carl Rattray Staff

    Thirty-year-old educator has created history by becoming the youngest person to be appointed principal at the St Ann-based Carl Rattray Staff College, where she is tasked with guiding the training and development of the country's correctional officers. Byfield, who has a bachelor's degree in education from the Mico University College, is the second female principal to serve the correctional training institution. She is also the first person from outside the ranks of the Department of Correctional Services to head the college since its inception in the 1970s. Byfield credits her tenacious spirit and strong belief in God as the driving forces behind her career successes to date. “I have had a very

  • The Jamaica Observer

    NCU intensifies enrolment drive

    MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Grappling with the challenge of declining enrolment, the Mandeville-headquartered Northern Caribbean University (NCU) is on a mission to ensure it is an institution of choice for prospective students. President Dr Lincoln Edwards said that the Christ-centred and values-based education offering is important in today's society as the administration works to expand its reach. “We would like to not just offer this high-quality education to Jamaicans but to those in other countries. I know that there are many Jamaicans living in the diaspora, who would love to have their children return to Jamaica to receive a high-quality education here. We are working with the Ministry of

  • Racist Snapchat Video Keeps High School Students At Home
    Glenview, IL Patch

    Racist Snapchat Video Keeps High School Students At Home

    GLENVIEW, IL — Three students from Glenbrook Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South high schools featured in a video posted on social media Sunday night, according to an email to the school community by the principals of both District 225 schools. The video contained "inappropriate and unacceptable racial content," according to the message from John Finan of Glenbrook North, and Lauren Fagel, of Glenbrook South. The trio did not attend school on Monday, according to the message. "Because we consider messages of this type to be threatening and offensive to members of our school community, steps are being taken to increase security awareness on the high school campuses," the principals said. School