Archive for August, 2011

Education News For August 31, 2011…

August 31, 2011 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

The Presidents Council State Universities of Michigan is out with a study that showcases the average cost for a family to send a student to a state university in Michigan was $4,787 in 2010, compared to an average listed tuition of $9,661. That number does not include room, board, or books.

The Indy Star reports on a new state law that means students in country illegally now have to pay out-of-state tuition.

The AP reports on North Carolina that may give a quick okay to more charter schools.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on Democratic legislators that seek to abolish Philadelphia School Reform Commission.

August 31, 2011 Education News

August 30, 2011 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

The Des Moines Register reports on the Des Moines Area Community College that is considering a plan that would bring some 2,000 students a week to a new facility at Southridge Mall on Des Moines’ southeast side.

The News & Observer reports on Duke University expanding the amount of free e-books they have.

The Indy Star reports on the state takeover of four IPS schools advancing.

The Miami Herald Reports on changes in state rules leading to cramped classes.

The Oregonian reports on higher state test scores in math even with a tougher test.

The Tennessean reports on teachers that could wind up getting a bonus check through a federal project.

Education News For August 29, 2011…

August 29, 2011 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

The Indy Star reports on Ivy Tech enrolling a record 113,000 students.

The AP reports on a Indiana voucher program prompting thousands to change schools.

The Miami Herald reports on the new International Studies Preparatory Academy that has opened up that teaches the national curriculum of Spain, Italy or France

Education News For August 26, 2011…

August 26, 2011 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

The Pew Hispanic Center is out with a new report saying that a massive 24% jump occurred in the amount of Hispanics going to college for the 2009 to 2010 college year.

The Sacramento Bee reports on California that wants to be left out of the NCLB rules.

The LA Times reports on a N.Y. appeals court rules that teacher ratings can be public.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on a Hearing in Neshaminy that blasts teacher strikes for Pennsylvania Teachers.

The Educational Policy Improvement Center Is Out With A First….

August 25, 2011 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

of its kind study on the Common Core educational standards and instructors of entry-level college courses do consider the common standards in mathematics and English/language arts a good reflections of the skills students must master to be successful in college classes.

Education News For August 25, 2011.

August 25, 2011 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

The New York Times reports on online colleges that are growing as a path to a college degree.

They also have a look at one of those places called Western Governors University.

They even look at Learning Counts which will give you credits for what you already know.

They also even look at Straighterline which only offers the introductory courses at a bargain bin price.

The Detroit News reports on schools that are demanding an up-front payment of student fees.

The AP reports on an Indiana agency that plans on taking over high school in Gary.

The LA Times reports on Santa Monica-Malibu schools keeping chocolate milk on menu.