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Archive for October, 2011

Education News For August 28, 2011…

October 28, 2011 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

The USA Today has an article up on advance degrees advancing firefighters much faster.

The Detroit News reports on students in local schools who still need textbooks.

The Union Tribune reports on the Casa Roble Fundamental High School wood shop class that lets students build stuff for sale in order to help fund the program.

The Educational Policy Improvement Center Is Out With A Report

October 27, 2011 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

comparing Common Core State Standards to five sets of comparison standards including IB. They found the Common Core standard matched up well with the five comparison standards.

I say it is better to compare the Common Core with countries like Finland, Singapore, Hong Kong, etc… instead.

Education News For November 27, 2011…

October 27, 2011 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

The USA today reports on colleges offering classes at midnight.

The Union Tribune reports on more veterans moving from combat to college classrooms.

The Tennessean reports on Tennessee lawmakers that are considering ways to prevent the state’s lottery scholarship program from going broke.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on teacher merit pay on the table in Cleveland schools negotiations.

The AP reports on Michigan planning changes to teacher certification rule.

The Miami Herald reports on Miami and Broward schools not meeting class size deadlines.

The AP reports on more money going to North Carolina schools due to better lottery ticket sales.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on Philadelphia schools facing an additional $39 million budget shortage.

The College Board Is Out With A 2011 Look At College Prices…

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

They have found that public 4 years over the past year have seen a 7.0% increase in tuition over the past year minus California. With California thrown in the increase grows to 8.3%.

Average grant aid at 4-year public colleges was 5.750 bucks. At private schools it was 15,530 bucks.

The rest of the report is fill with data showing the ever increasing costs to go to college.

In some related news president Obama wants college students to be able to consolidate loans to save on interest rates and lower the amount of time to pay off all your college loans.

Education News For October 26, 2011….

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

The Hartford Courant reports on more students attending state schools.

The New York Times reports on the SAT vowing more security after cheating on the exam occurred on Long Island.

The Chicago Sun Times reports on test irregularities at 33 schools.

The Baltimore Sun reports on the state school board looking at minimum academic standards for students.

Higher Education Articles For October 25, 2011…

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

The Baltimore Sun reports on four-year schools courting more community college graduates

The Tennessean reports on School loan default lawsuits going back decades.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on educators that are aiming to eliminate the need for remedial college work.