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USC president seeks global reach

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 5:58pm
Many Americans, perhaps most, know the University of Southern California as the home of the Trojans. The branding power of college football, for certain schools, is hard to overestimate.But USC’s president, C.L. Max Nikias, noted in a recent lunch with The Washington Post that the Los Angeles school stands out for numerous reasons completely unconnected to sports.Read full article >>






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USC president seeks global reach

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 5:58pm
Many Americans, perhaps most, know the University of Southern California as the home of the Trojans. The branding power of college football, for certain schools, is hard to overestimate.But USC’s president, C.L. Max Nikias, noted in a recent lunch with The Washington Post that the Los Angeles school stands out for numerous reasons completely unconnected to sports.Read full article >>






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Strauss: And now, online preschool classes. Really.

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 5:39pm
It was only a matter of time. Online school classes for toddlers and preschoolers are here.VINCI Education is offering what it calls a “groundbreaking virtual school” for youngsters, which was featured by by Dr. Gadget, the nationally recognized TV and radio personality, on CBS’s “The Talk” late last month.Read full article >>






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Strauss: And now, online preschool classes. Really.

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 5:39pm
It was only a matter of time. Online school classes for toddlers and preschoolers are here.VINCI Education is offering what it calls a “groundbreaking virtual school” for youngsters, which was featured by by Dr. Gadget, the nationally recognized TV and radio personality, on CBS’s “The Talk” late last month.Read full article >>






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Kentucky students to state lawmakers: Our voices should matter

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 5:18pm
When the superintendent of public schools in Fayette County, Ky., resigned late last year, students wanted to have a real say in hiring his replacement. But state law prohibited them from sitting on the selection committee. Read full article >>






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Strauss: University president: Obama’s proposed regs on teacher education are ‘Orwellian’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:31pm
After releasing a draft set of regulations for colleges of education last November, the U.S. Education Department solicited public comment and received lots of it. That’s no wonder, given that the draft regulations, which include ratings of schools by department-set criteria, were controversial with educators and researchers for reasons including a provision that would link some federal funding to how well students of graduates of specific programs perform on standardized test scores.Read full article >>






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Strauss: University president: Obama’s proposed regs on teacher education are ‘Orwellian’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:31pm
After releasing a draft set of regulations for colleges of education last November, the U.S. Education Department solicited public comment and received lots of it. That’s no wonder, given that the draft regulations, which include ratings of schools by department-set criteria, were controversial with educators and researchers for reasons including a provision that would link some federal funding to how well students of graduates of specific programs perform on standardized test scores.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: Vaccination: How Personal Belief Came to Outweigh Public Health

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:30pm
The history of the fallacy that led to the current spread of vaccine resistance.






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ASD wants to recruit students

Education Week - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:06pm
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Teachers’ union: We have seen free community college succeed

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 3:17pm
President Obama’s call to make community college free was one of the most sweeping proposals in his State of the Union address. It was immediately controversial, with some alarmed by its expense, some praising its ambition, and some questioning the details. We’ll feature some arguments on both sides here on Grade Point. Here, two union advocates write that a similar program in New York has been a success.Read full article >>






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Teachers’ union: We have seen free community college succeed

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 3:17pm
President Obama’s call to make community college free was one of the most sweeping proposals in his State of the Union address. It was immediately controversial, with some alarmed by its expense, some praising its ambition, and some questioning the details. We’ll feature some arguments on both sides here on Grade Point. Here, two union advocates write that a similar program in New York has been a success.Read full article >>






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What’s the purpose of college: A job or an education?

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 2:41pm
As the price of college has skyrocketed and tens of thousands of recent graduates have found themselves on the unemployment line or stuck in jobs that don’t require a bachelor’s degree, higher education has come under attack for its failure to make students job-ready. Adding fuel to the debate is a series of what seem to be monthly surveys showing a wide gap between what employers want out of today’s college graduates and what schools are producing. Read full article >>






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What’s the purpose of college: A job or an education?

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 2:41pm
As the price of college has skyrocketed and tens of thousands of recent graduates have found themselves on the unemployment line or stuck in jobs that don’t require a bachelor’s degree, higher education has come under attack for its failure to make students job-ready. Adding fuel to the debate is a series of what seem to be monthly surveys showing a wide gap between what employers want out of today’s college graduates and what schools are producing. Read full article >>






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