Providence Teachers Union rejects proposed pact
23 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
The Providence Teachers Union has rejected a three-year contract proposal that would have eliminated a job security clause and allowed management to create a new compensation system providing extra pay ...
Prestigious education award shared by schools in Florida, Georgia
22 Sep 2014 | 6:12 pm
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - School districts in Florida and Georgia were named co-winners on Monday of the Broad Prize for Urban Education, recognizing top-performing urban schools that are closing the achievement gap among low-income and minority students. Orange County Public Schools, which includes Orlando, and Gwinnett County Public Schools, northeast of Atlanta, will split $1 million in college scholarships for their graduating seniors. ...
Jury chosen in cheating trial of former Atlanta educators
22 Sep 2014 | 5:28 pm
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A jury was chosen Monday in a trial of a dozen former Atlanta educators charged in one of the nation's largest school test-cheating scandals, court officials said. The former teachers, principals and administrators on trial are accused of conspiring to alter standardized test scores to boost their own bonuses. The high-profile Atlanta case is one in a string of cheating cases affecting 39 states over the last five years. ...
Districts in Florida, Georgia split school prize
22 Sep 2014 | 1:36 pm
Games-Buoyed by bumper bonus, Thais eye more sepak takraw gold
22 Sep 2014 | 3:54 am
By Kaweewit Kaewjinda BANGKOK, Sept 22 (Reuters) - His team mates call him the "left-footed killer", an unlikely nickname for a veteran athlete who plays in the same cheap plimsolls that high school students are forced to wear in his native Thailand. But with his prolific point-scoring record and deadly finishing, Pornchai Kaokaew carries Thailand's hopes of delivering them yet another Asian Games gold medal in sepak takraw, an acrobatic hybrid of soccer and volleyball that has spectators gripped with its non-stop dynamism and flair. ...
Can This Grassroots Movement Change the Way Teachers Think About Race?
19 Sep 2014 | 6:43 pm
A new coalition of educators, parents, and students hopes to catalyze greater racial and cultural understanding in Gotham’s schools. At least, that’s one of the goals of a new petition from EduColor, a grassroots organization attempting to ramp up discussion and spark action on the issue of race in education reform.
Colleges partner on renewable energy program
19 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
Vermont Technical College and the Community College of Vermont have formed a partnership for students who want to further their studies in the field of renewable energy. The Bennington Banner reports (bit.ly/1mkiN7U) ...
North Carolina court releases money in halted school voucher program
19 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - About 1,900 North Carolina students will be allowed to receive public money to attend private schools despite a finding by a judge that the scholarship program is unconstitutional, the state's Court of Appeals ruled on Friday. The order applies only to students who were approved for taxpayer-funded scholarships of up to $4,200 before a lower trial court blocked North Carolina's new school voucher program last month. No additional funds for the Opportunity Scholarship program will be released while the legal challenge plays out, the appellate court said. ...
Students, Graduates Share Why They Picked Their Colleges
19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
Why I Picked Northeastern University (Boston)
Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech
18 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
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