Education

Program creates education solution to substance abuse in Native American communities

FORT TOTTEN, N.D. – Maria Vormestrand wasn’t sure how she would pay for college when she re-enrolled last year to pursue the education she had set aside years ago to raise her family. However, she was sure she wanted to help her Native American community as a social worker, and to do that, she needed […]

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Countries must make education and training a top priority to compete in the future

Speaking at the ETF conference Skills for the Future: Managing Transition, Cesare Onestini said: “Challenges like globalisation and digitalisation are obvious to all by now, but solutions are not. Responses vary from country to country and region to region, according to their specific context. “But in a globalised world, we must work together to create solutions that are […]

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No issue is more important to Florida’s future than education, influencers say

The key to solving the wide array of policy challenges facing Florida starts with one thing: education. That was the takeaway from the final 2018 survey of the Florida Influencers, a group of 50 leaders from across the state. Asked to rank five issues by order of importance to Florida’s future — education, the environment, guns, […]

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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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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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Education is best way to check population increase –Don

A Professor of Sociology at the Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Patrick Edewor, has described education as the best contraceptive for preventing population increase in Nigeria and the world at large. Edewor said this while delivering the 16th inaugural lecture of the university themed, ‘Be fruitful, multiply and replenish the earth: The motivation, the cost […]

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Kate Brown: 4 key positions on education

Preschool. Secured funding to provide free preschool to 1,300 additional low-income children starting in 2016. Pledges to add 10,000 more slots in 2019-21 state budget. “Ninety percent of brain growth happens in first five years.” Teacher pay and benefits. Says pay should be increased and all pension benefits left intact. “These are hard-working people. They give the […]

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Scaling Up Personalized Education

Creating a personalized education program presents many challenges. It presents even more challenges if you want your delivery system to be a computer. And it presents even bigger problems if you intend to scale it up. The dream for many education reformers is not just to come up with a new system, but to manufacture […]