Obama Frees 10 States From “No Child” Education-Testing Rules

In Child Education | on February, 10, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

Obama Frees 10 States From “No Child” Education-Testing RulesNews from BusinessWeek: February 09, 2012, 5:19 PM EST Romney Supporters Hold Fire as Candidate Targets Santorum Republicans Move Toward Romney as Pace of Primaries Picks Up Goldman Sachs Joins Wall Street to Fund Romney Over Obama Romney Camp Prepares for Santorum Threat in Votes Tonight Obama [...]

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Transfers from LA school in child sex abuse case OK’d

In Child Education | on February, 08, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

Transfers from LA school in child sex abuse case OK’dNews from USA TODAY: By William M. Welch, USA TODAY Updated LOS ANGELES – School officials on Tuesday offered parents the opportunity to transfer their children out of Miramonte Elementary School, where the entire faculty and staff are being replaced to give the school a fresh [...]

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Military-Connected Children Benefit From Grant Through Military Child …

In Child Education | on February, 02, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

Military-Connected Children Benefit From Grant Through Military Child …News from Sacramento Bee: HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas, Feb. 1, 2012 – /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Military Child Education Coalition has received a $ 150,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve the likelihood that military-connected children are college and career ready. With both organizations striving to [...]

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Pennsylvania Education Secretary Ronald Tomalis asks for relief from No Child …

In Child Education | on January, 12, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

Pennsylvania Education Secretary Ronald Tomalis asks for relief from No Child …News from Patriot-News: Pa. Education Secretary Ronald Tomalis In what may be viewed as welcome news to public school officials struggling to meet No Child Left Behind Act’s requirements, Pennsylvania Education Secretary Ronald Tomalis met this week with U.S. Secretary Arne Duncan to begin [...]

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Mavericks High Schools Hope to Profit From Education – But at What Cost?

In High School Education | on December, 29, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Mavericks High Schools Hope to Profit From Education – But at What Cost?News from Broward New Times: Before the songs, chanting, and heartfelt tears, the ceremony next door to a Palm Springs strip mall begins with speeches. A thin, deeply tanned man in a pin-striped suit is among the first to take the microphone. He’s [...]

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School Obesity Rate Dips in New York From Healthy-Habit Programs

In Child Education | on December, 16, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

School Obesity Rate Dips in New York From Healthy-Habit ProgramsNews from Bloomberg: The obesity rate in grade school- aged children in New York dropped 5.5 percent between 2006 and 2010 as the city started programs to boost physical activity and encourage healthier eating habits. The percentage of obese kids in kindergarten through eighth grade dipped [...]

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Tanzania: What Stops Children From Going to School

In Child Education | on November, 27, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Tanzania: What Stops Children From Going to SchoolNews from AllAfrica.com: Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam) Hasina Mjingo 26 November 2011 IT’S true that the power of education to transform societies cannot be underestimated, because education breaks the generational cycles of poverty and disease and is key to a nation’s development and prosperity. Quality education equips and [...]

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Mass. seeks waiver from ‘No Child Left Behind’

In Child Education | on October, 26, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Mass. seeks waiver from ‘No Child Left Behind’News from Boston.com: BOSTON—The Massachusetts education board voted Tuesday to seek a waiver from the requirements of No Child Left Behind, the federal law once championed by the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy but now viewed by the Obama administration and most states as an unrealistic measure of [...]

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Fears over ‘white flight’ from selective schools

In High School Education | on October, 16, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Fears over ‘white flight’ from selective schoolsNews from Sydney Morning Herald: Study warns of shrinking diversity. Photo: Lee Besford A “WHITE flight” from elite selective high schools is entrenching ethnic segregation in Australia’s education system, according to a social researcher. In a study of student language backgrounds in schools, Dr Christina Ho, of the University [...]

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Where Do Schools Go From Here?

In High School Education | on October, 14, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Where Do Schools Go From Here?News from Patch.com: You are invited by the Barrington Education Foundation to attend a rare evening of educational insight on Oct. 26. “Where Do We Go From Here? Raising the Bar for Public School Education” is the focus of the event. It features as keynote speaker Rhode Island’s education commissioner, [...]

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