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Education Budget Cuts, Student Aid Problems And More

National K-12 and higher ed news came fast and furious this week. Here are our highlights to help you keep on top. The president’s “skinny budget” has cuts for education The biggest story of our week happened early Thursday morning when President Trump released his budget outline, historically known as a “skinny budget” because it has few details. The U.S. ... Read More »

Our education system is failing. It’s time to give grammar schools a go

‘The high fees of private schools, unaffordable to the majority, bring social success. This is an unacceptable situation for an advanced democratic country,’ writes Tony Pitman. Photograph: Alamy Simon Jenkins (The return of the 11-plus is Theresa May’s first real Trump moment, 9 March) seems to be happy with the status quo in education, but few others are. Employers are ... Read More »

Major education bill moves forward in Kentucky legislature

Sen. Mike Wilson, R-Bowling Green, presented SB1 Tuesday to the House Education Committee. Bud Kraft, Legislative Research Commission. The House Education Committee approved a wide-ranging public education bill Tuesday that would establish a new process for intervening in low-performing schools and would repeal the influence of the controversial Common Core in state classroom academic standards and statewide tests. The bill, ... Read More »

Education report ignored: Houston

Progressive Conservative MLA Tim Houston says the Freeman report, which arose form a Department of Education consultation panel, got people excited, but has been ignored in the latest negotiations. Nova Scotia’s teachers have been without a contract for nearly two years, about the same time as the Department of Education announced a six-person panel to deal with the state of ... Read More »

Former House education chair talks ESSA, accountability, responsibility to educate all

ucation policy is among the most controversial, often inspiring the most impassioned opinions of all of the federal policy areas. Few have had a front-row seat to the changes in federal education policy over the last 40 years like former Rep. George Miller, who was first sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives in 1975, and served as the chair ... Read More »

Budget 2017: Spend on education sector seen falling short

Sidhartha Shukla Moneycontrol Budget 2017-18 was billed as ‘no-nonsense’ by many, but its impact on the education sector is not yet clear. The government has allocated roughly Rs 80,000 crore for the sector, about 10 percent higher than last year. While the number may seem huge, one has to view it in proportion to the total expenditure. Compared to peers, India ... Read More »

Canara Bank signs MoU with HRD Ministry to start higher education financing agency

MUMBAI, FEB 16:   Canara Bank on Thursday said it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to operationalise the Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA). In September 2016, the Union Cabinet had approved the establishment of HEFA to give a major push for the creation of high quality infrastructure/capital assets in premier educational institutions. ... Read More »

Native American Students Sue The U.S. Government Over Dismal Education

MANLEY099 VIA GETTY IMAGES Kindergarten student Taylor P. has only spent a short period of time in school, but already the experience has been traumatic. Taylor, who attends school on her Havasupai Native American reservation in Arizona, is regularly left unsupervised in class, according to a new lawsuit filed today by nine of the school’s students. Once, when her kindergarten teacher was ... Read More »

Why the Supreme Court special education case about a boy with autism is so sickening

(Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News) There is something sickening about a case the Supreme Court just heard about a boy with autism and what level of public education he — and other students with disabilities — deserve. Here’s some background: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is a federal law requiring public schools to provide children with disabilities a “free appropriate public ... Read More »

Bring sports, education under one umbrella: K.P. Rao

VIJAYAWADA: Senior sports administrator K.P. Rao on Thursday said that Andhra Pradesh Government’s decision to merge sports and youth under one department, as per suggestions of made by officials of the youth department, will not augur well for sports and games. He said world over in several developed countries sports and education were brought under one umbrella. “Sports is part ... Read More »