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US Education Secretary Visits Philadelphia, Touting Summer Jobs For YouthThe adults turned the microphone over to the young folks for a while, to hear first-person accounts of the positive impact that summer jobs can have.
US Education Secretary Visits Philadelphia To Talk About Future of State Funding for SchoolsIn response, Pennsylvania's education secretary said Gov. Wolf has plans to address the funding disparity between rich and poor school districts.
White Students No Longer To Be Majority In School For the first time ever, U.S. public schools are projected this fall to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites enrolled.
US Education Secretary Pleads For Pa. Lawmakers To 'Do the Right Thing' For Philly Schools"The children of Philly deserve better," said secretary of education Arne Duncan (center) at a Community College of Philadelphia roundtable on how young men of color can achieve.
Schools Shifting From 'Zero Tolerance' Discipline PoliciesBecause rates of discipline have been disproportionally high for some racial groups, guidance from the US Dept. of Education and Justice is suggesting changes in 'zero-tolerance'.
College Credit Based On Competency, Not Seat TimeIn 2001 Regents College, renamed Excelsior, began issuing associate degrees based on competency as a way for veterans, homemakers and others to get credit for prior learning. Now there are 20 public and private institutions developing or delivering such programs.
Bringing Top Principals To ChicagoChicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel is looking for 50 new school principals, each to take over a failing school.
Penn State Under Federal Scrutiny Over Sex ScandalThe U.S. Department of Education has announced that it will launch an investigation into whether Penn State University failed to comply with the Clery Act.
Disparities In School DisciplineAn article in <em>Education Week</em> points out that “zero tolerance” policies and other harsh school discipline practices unfairly target students from racial, gender and ethnic groups.
Helping Teachers Help ThemselvesIn the eleven years since PAR has been used to evaluate teachers in Montgomery County, Maryland, 300 were fired. In the ten years before PAR, only 5 teachers were terminated.
Commitment To Hispanic EducationOne in five public school students is Hispanic. In October, a summit was hosted by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence to deal with the dropout rate and related issues.
Funding EducationWhile the Democrats and Republicans may be divided on healthcare, taxes and energy, the climate around education is cooler reports <em>The Washington Post</em>.
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