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Archive for May, 2011

Pew Research Center Survey Is Out Looking at Colleges….

May 24, 2011 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

Parts of the long survey.

57% polled say the higher education system in the United States fails to provide students with good value for the money they and their families spend.
75% polled say college is too expensive for most Americans to afford.
86% of graduates say that college has been a good investment for them personally.
48% polled say college debt makes it harder to pay bills.
25% polled say college debt makes it harder to buy a house.
7% polled said college debt delayed getting married.

Education Articles For May 23, 2011…

May 23, 2011 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

The Des Moines Register reports on runaway college tuition at Iowa colleges.

The Indy Star reports on Ball State weighing raising tuition as state funding falls.

They also report on IU that will raise tuition and fees 5.5%.

The Union-Tribune reports on local college grads saying going to college is worth it.

The Union-Tribune reports on a high school dropout program.

The Detroit News reports on Roy Roberts who rejects 60-student classes.

The Baltimore Sun reports on school officials and charter leaders at odds over funding disparity in the Baltimore Area.

The AP reports on a bill to create charter schools in Maine advancing.

The Miami Herald reports on the Miami-Dade district that franchises popular schools.

The Miami Herald reports on the charter school movement exploding in Florida.

The LA times reports on the Los Angeles teachers union that seeks to block test of evaluation program.

The News & Observer reports on students using cloud computing for learning.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on a for-profit company that see a future in head start.

The Tennessean reports on sports, band, other fees that will go up next year in Williamson County schools.

They also report on a longer school days for students that could be coming.

Education News For May 20, 2011…

May 20, 2011 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

The Herald Leader reports on EKU and Madison County that are creating a new Kentucky middle college.

The New York Times reports on CUNY schools with concerns that overhaul of the curriculum may erode academic gains.

The New York Attorney General is investigating Trump’s for-profit school.

The Sacramento Bee reports on Sacramento State graduating its first eight students in a stem cell program.

THE AP reports on a fix to the NCLB bill that is lagging.

The Hartford Courant reports on a private firm that may run some public school In New Haven.

McClatchy Newspapers reports on a bill if passed that will force an update of textbooks in California.

The Miami Herald reports on technology linking Miami classroom with kids in China.

The Philadelphia Inquirer Reports on surveys showing Pennsylvania schools that are expecting to make ‘severe’ cuts.

The Denver Post reports on a dip in number of Colorado home-schoolers that may be linked to surge in online enrollment.

The Tennessean reports on the Tennessee House approving a bill to limit teachers unions.

Education Articles For May 19, 2011…

May 19, 2011 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

The Post Dispatch has up an article talking on new research that says that preschool students who like books are better behaved people.

The LA Times reports on UC tuition that might jump 32% if tax proposal fails say officials. The Sacramento Bee also reports on this as well.

The New York Times reports on many with new college degree find the job market humbling

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on a Pennsylvania state survey measures impact of school cuts.

They also report on results mixed in Philadelphia effort to overhaul schools.

The Denver Post Reports on Denver Public Schools seeking fewer, but more committed substitute teachers.

The New York Times reports that statewide 93% of school budgets got passed.

The Miami Herald reports on Broward schools officials that will take furloughs

Education Articles For May 18, 2011…

May 18, 2011 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

The AP reports on a new Duke University study that says students that have been exposed to lead do worse on exams.

The Post Dispatch reports on financial aid lagging behind rising college costs.

The Boston Globe reports on the Massachusetts AG that wants to see data from the University of Phoenix.

The AP reports on the University of California preparing for deep cuts.

The Sacramento Bee reports on a revised budget that softens blows for schools.

The Detroit News reports on a deal in works to restore some K-12 funds in Michigan.

They also report on Robert Bobb aiming for a smooth transition at DPS.

The Education Week reports on specialists weighing common social studies standards.

The Miami Herald reports on Broward teachers begging for their jobs.

The Tennessean reports on the internet being a way to end snow days.

The Times dispatch reports on 5 school superintendents seeking SOL flexibility.

Education News For May 17, 2011….

May 17, 2011 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

The Indy star reports on Purdue university looking at two years of tuition increases.

The Herald Leader reports on more people getting job-related diplomas in Kentucky.

The Denver Post reports on Federal cutbacks to Pell Grants may threaten summer classes

The Times Dispatch reports on college grads facing a fight for jobs.

The Detroit News reports on DPS manager Roberts that says ‘We are going to fix it’ when it comes to the school district.

The Miami Herald reports on more than 1,400 Broward teachers losing their jobs

The New York Times reports on a court ruling that could close some charter schools in Georgia.

The AP reports on a Wisconsin bill where teacher evaluations could be used for discipline.

The Dallas Morning News reports on most Irving area teachers that were laid off we nor fully certified.