Education

Anti-terrorism education effort wins $1 million from US Department of Justice

LOWELL, Mass. – A team of UMass Lowell students, graduates and researchers working to stop young people from joining terrorist organizations has been awarded $1 million from the U.S. Department of Justice to support that goal. Operation 250 – named for the number of Americans believed to have left the U.S. to join the Islamic […]

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African education experts converge in Nairobi

Education policy makers and opinion leaders are meeting Tuesday to discuss the initiatives African governments are making to entrench disability inclusive education in the continent in their respective countries. The acting director for special education, Mr Fredrick Haga, said international agreements and conventions are calling for education services to be provided in an inclusive manner. […]

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‘Unprecedented consultation’ on education launched quietly

Months after it swept to power, Ontario’s new Progressive Conservative government has quietly rolled out what it’s calling an “unprecedented consultation” on the province’s $29-billion education system. The chances for input, which will take a variety of forms, including phone town halls and emailed submissions, are the result of Premier Doug Ford’s election campaign pledge […]

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Colombia Witnesses Historic Protest in Defense of Public Education

Over 100,000 students mobilized in Bogota and major cities in Colombia on October 10, seeking an increase in the budget for public higher education, reassessment of the student debt, financial support for the National Learning Service (SENA), and freezing of enrollments to private higher education institutions. They also demanded that the right to social mobilization […]

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Florida education news: Union leaders, hurricane recovery, superintendent reviews and more

UNION LEADERS: Florida Education Association delegates ousted union president Joanne McCall in favor of challenger Fed Ingram, who had been vice president. Ingram’s arguments that the group should be more aggressive in its push against the Republican education agenda resonated with members frustrated after three years of losses over key issues. More from Florida Politics. CROWDING: Complaints rise about […]

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UNCW Dean Van Dempsey Honored for Leadership in Education

UNCW Watson College of Education Dean Van Dempsey has received the 2018 Distinguished Leadership Award from the UNC Chapel Hill School of Education. The award was presented at the 17th annual Alumni Awards Dinner held Oct. 6 at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center in Chapel Hill. Dempsey was honored for his passion for public […]

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Pursuing an education, no matter what

Getting an undergraduate degree from Columbia is hard enough as it is. Getting a doctorate from Columbia, while commuting from Long Island and raising three kids, including a newborn? That sounds almost impossible. But Secretary Madeleine Albright did it, earning her Ph.D. in 1976. Countless late nights, hour-long commutes, and early mornings to get the kids ready […]

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Education chief’s prewar rescript remarks show lack of judgment

There are many domains where the prewar Imperial Rescript on Education could be used in a moral education class or elsewhere if given a contemporary twist, the new education minister said during his inaugural news conference. Masahiko Shibayama said he believes the rescript, issued in 1890 in the name of Emperor Meiji, has elements with […]

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Willoughby Fine Arts Association’s director of education embracing challenges, future

Lora Workman knew when she was hired this summer as the fourth director of education in the history of The Fine Arts Association that things would be somewhat different. But if anyone was fit to serve in the role of director of education, after the departure of Jeannie Fleming-Gifford, Workman possessed the pedigree. She’s been at Playhouse Square in […]

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Ivey launches full-service academy to boost business education

In an effort to address the gap in learning and development for Canadian executives, The Ivey Business School has launched The Ivey Academy. This latest restructuring extends its existing offerings to include strategic decision making, talent assessment and leadership coaching, as well as adding a number of new programs designed to address the skills gaps […]