Education Newswire (Page 7)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Education. (Page 7)

Results 121 - 140 of 215,120 in Education

  1. Newark students get on-the-spot college acceptanceRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

    ... Even with all of this help, Brown says there were still students missing out on the opportunity for a college education. "A lot of these parents can't afford to visit colleges all across the country," Brown says. He started the on-site college fair, ...

    Comment?

  2. The drone app that will make farming more efficientRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Here you can see the flight pattern mapped out for a drone in the DroneDeploy app, which will work with DJI's Phantom 2 Vision+. DroneDeploy , a start-up poised to make farms and other businesses significantly more efficient, launched its mobile app Tuesday and announced it will be compatible with one of the world's most popular drones.

    Comment?

  3. Lexington Christian Academy Announces 4 Gold Key and 7 Silver Key WinnersRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | PRWeb

    Lexington Christian Academy is proud of its strong representation again this year in the Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. "Our students are encouraged from the start to explore meaningful and ambitious artwork, so it isn't surprising that so many were so successful in this year's Scholastic Competition," said Amy Chaney, Head of the LCA's arts program.

    Comment?

  4. From the Trenches - Standardized TestingRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | John Dvorak

    Sydney Smoot, a fourth grader at Brooksville Elementary, shared her concerns on testing in schools with members of the Hernando County School Board at their regular meeting on March 17, 2015.

    Comment?

  5. Free online class available to help parents support college, career planningRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Floyd County Times

    A new online program called Take the LEAD helps Kentucky parents and community members support their middle and high school students in getting ready for college and a career. The program is free and on-demand so that participants can earn their Local Education Advocate Diploma on their own schedule.

    Comment?

  6. Philly schools inform parents on 'opt-out'Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Philly.com

    ... families where to find information on opting out. According to the information from the state Department of Education, if after reviewing the test parents find it to be "in conflict with their religious belief and wish their student(s) to be excused ...

    Comment?

  7. New York teacher's union chief to parents: Opt your kids out of standardized testingRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | WNED

    The leader of the state's largest teachers union is boldly calling on parents to 'opt out' of standardized testing. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says NYSUT President Karen Magee made the comment while appearing as a guest on the Capitol Pressroom with host Susan Arbettor... While appearing as a guest on the Capitol Pressroom, NYSUT President Karen Magee told Host Susan Arbettor, "I am saying at this time that I would urge parents to opt out of testing... because they're not valid indicators of student progress."

    Comment?

  8. Let the budgetary games beginRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Off the Kuff

    ... amendment filed by state Rep. Abel Herrero, D-Corpus Christi, would ban the use of state dollars to fund private education for students in elementary through high schools, including through so-called tax credit scholarships. If passed, the measure - ...

    Comment?

  9. Divide grows over student testingRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | HeraldNet

    Tension between the state House and Senate escalated Monday over a controversial bill that would require school districts to use student test scores in teacher evaluations. Several hundred people attended a hearing on the bill before the House Education Committee, after which the panel's leader said it won't advance before a mid-week deadline to act on non-budget bills.

    Comment?

  10. Senate president champions disabled kids' needsRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Palm Beach Post

    Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, kisses his son Andrew, Jr., 11, in his office before the start of session. / Scott Keeler, Tampa Bay Times On taking the helm of the Florida Senate , Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, declared that passing policies to help disabled children become self-sufficient adults would be a key piece of the House and the Senate leadership's joint agenda.

    Comment?

  11. Book Nook: 'The Marshmallow Test' reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Newsday

    You've surely heard of the Marshmallow Test, an experiment at Stanford University in the early 1960s. Walter Mischel gave preschoolers a choice: They could eat one marshmallow immediately or wait 20 minutes and have two.

    Comment?

  12. Social studies education facing a crisisa as class time is slashed, departments closedRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... Macdiarmid/Getty Images) It's no secret that for years Social Studies (as well as the arts, science and physical education) have been given short shrift in many public schools around the country as academic emphasis has been placed on math and ...

    Comment?

  13. 9-year-old Sydney Smoot Had a Drop the Mic MomentRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WFLA-AM Tampa

    No one expected this from 9 year old Sydney Smoot when she stepped to the mic in Hernando County to speak about Standardized Testing.

    Comment?

  14. Lottery changes head to governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NWAonline

    The Arkansas Senate on Monday sent Gov. Asa Hutchinson legislation trimming the size of lottery-financed scholarships for future recipients in their first year of college and changing the eligibility requirements. In a 27-2 vote, the Senate approved the House-amended version of Senate Bill 5 by Sen. Jimmy Hickey, R-Texarkana.

    Comment?

  15. Waking up to teen sleep issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Anyone who has children, or is in regular contact with them, knows that something shifts when they hit their teens. Naturally, they begin striving for independence, exploring their identity, discovering their true friends and their personal role in society, but you may have also noticed teens can be extremely moody, incredibly difficult to get to bed and almost impossible to rouse in the morning, especially when they have to catch an early bus.

    Comment?

  16. The Test Matters: The Relationship Between Classroom Observation...Read the original story

    Yesterday | CiteULike

    ... papers or literature and provides bibliographic (which means it makes bibliographies) for universities and higher education establishments. It helps undergraduates and postgraduates. People studying for PhDs or in postdoctoral (postdoc) positions. ...

    Comment?

  17. Guess the subjects deemed too a sensitivea for new Common Core testRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Washington Post

    Millions of students are taking Common Core tests known as the SBAC, but they may not realize that long before they sat down for the exams, certain subjects were deemed either too sensitive for inclusion or permitted on the exam in very specific ways. What subjects? Would you believe: A look at the 2012 Bias and Sensitivity Guidelines for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium's Common Core standardized tests - developed by ETS - shows a wide range of subjects considered inappropriate for the exams.

    Comment?

  18. Oswego East Student Wins Gold, Advances to ACT-SO NationalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Patch.com

    Caption: Breanna Jackson, Brian Graves Jr., Ebony Graves, and Jahani Pittman represented OEHS in DuPage County's Afro Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics competition. ACT-SO is a year-long program designed to encourage high academic and cultural achievement among high school students of African American descent.

    Comment?

  19. Alleged ANU rape victims version of events contradicted by residential advisorRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Age

    A student allegedly raped in a university dorm room confided to a residential advisor she had sex with the defendant, a court has heard. The evidence contradicts the woman's claims she sought to meet the accused man after he spread details of the encounter among his friends.

    Comment?

  20. Short Hops | March 24Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | West Hawaii Today

    The scholarships, sponsored by KTA Super Stores and the Big Island Interscholastic Federation, will go to four graduating seniors in recognition of their BIIF athletic accomplishments, academic record and community service. An independent committee will select each of the recipients, who will receive $1,500 college scholarships.

    Comment?