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Archive for March, 2012

March 21 education news

March 21, 2012 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

The New York Times reports on LSAT exam takers dropping big time for the second straight year.

LA Times reports on Cal State planning to freeze enrollment next spring at most campuses.

Education News For March 13, 2012…

March 14, 2012 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

The New York Times reports on a study with 20 NYC schools. Half of the schools adopted a curriculum designed by the education theorist E. D. Hirsch Jr.’s Core Knowledge Foundation while the other 10 schools used a variety of methods with most falling under the definition of “balanced literacy,” an approach that was spread citywide by former Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein, beginning in 2003. Schools that used the Core Knowledge plan outperformed the other schools.

The LA Times reports on Santa Monica College that is a two year school and is going to attempt to have Math and English classes at 200 bucks a unit instead of the current 36 bucks a unit today. All California Community College classes are 36 bucks a unit now.

The LA Times reports on the L.A. Unified budget that would cut thousands of jobs.

The Detroit News reports on the state that is going to take over 15 schools.

Latest Met Life Teacher Survey Is Out…..

March 08, 2012 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

Some highlights from the survey:

Teacher satisfaction is is at 44% which is a 20 year low.

29% of teachers say they may likely leave the profession.

34% of teacher say their job is not secure.

65% of teachers say that public school teachers’ salaries are not fair for the work they do.

The Federal Reserve Bank Of New York Is Out With A Study….

March 06, 2012 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

looking at student loan debt.

They say around 10% of student loan debt has a a past due balance which totals to around 85 billion bucks worth of debt. They also say that over 50% of borrows have debt over 10 grand.