A coalition of education, labor, civic and civil rights organizations, led by the American Federation of Teachers, is staging a “National Day of Action” on Monday with dozens of coordinated events in cities across the country that are aimed at building a national movement to fight corporate-influenced school reform and offer alternative ways to improve public education. The AFT is buying $1.2 million in radio, print and online ads to get out the message.Read full article >>
Virginia Tech’s governing board on Friday named Timothy D. Sands, the provost of Purdue University in Indiana, to become the next president of the public university in Blacksburg.
As Purdue’s chief academic officer for more than three years, Sands led efforts to increase Purdue’s retention and graduation rates, enhance internship opportunities for students, create an online teaching and learning platform, and use data to assess and reorganize academic programs. Sands, 55, is also an engineering professor and served as Purdue’s acting president last year.Read full article >>
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New York University