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La Verne :: CA :: USA | updated 2014-07-18 07:22:32 -0700 | education-news

It is now a buyers' market when it comes to college in the US, and with affordability being among one of the top qualities prospective students consider, schools [...] The immediate financial future of US higher education isn't a bright...
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Melbourne :: Australia | updated 2014-07-18 07:32:09 -0700 | education-news

Jonathan Pearlman writing for The Daily Telegraph, says that Donnelly believes that corporal punishment can be very effective and remembers his own Scottish teacher beating him behind the shed at his [...] Dr. Kevin Donnelly, the hand-picked education adviser to Australian...
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Helsinki :: Finland | updated 2014-07-18 05:58:54 -0700 | education-news

Educators and policymakers are grappling with how to better serve academically at-risk children at a time when data show the stubborn persistence of academic achievement gaps. Many in K-12 schooling want change and are scouring the learning landscape for thoughtful...
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Syracuse :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-07-18 05:58:54 -0700 | education-news

N.Y. (AP) The mayor of Syracuse asked President Barack Obama on Thursday to speed along the approval process to provide a local shelter for young Central American migrants surging across the border. Mayor Stephanie Miner wrote a letter to the...
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Austin :: TX :: USA | updated 2014-07-18 05:58:53 -0700 | education-news

Texas (AP) A board with veto power over new charter schools statewide is set to vote on allowing its members to take all-expenses-paid trips to visit out-of-state charter networks that want to expand into Texas. The fact-finding missions for Texas...
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Montgomery :: AL :: USA | updated 2014-07-18 05:58:52 -0700 | education-news

Ala. (AP) State education officials say they're reviewing public school sex education policies after a state law banning consensual anal and oral sex was ruled unconstitutional in June. Alabama Department of Education Spokesman Michael Sibley tells Al.com (http://bit.ly/1taaXfJ ) because...
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Salt Lake City :: UT :: USA | updated 2014-07-18 05:58:51 -0700 | education-news

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is asking the state Attorney General's Office to scrutinize Utah's commitment to the Common Core. Herbert announced Thursday he's calling for the office to look into potential federal snags related to the national guidelines for math...
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Raleigh :: NC :: USA | updated 2014-07-17 14:34:16 -0700 | education-news

N.C. (AP) Taxpayer money for private or religious school tuition may start flowing to North Carolina families before a judge rules whether the program is legal. The state agency in charge of the Opportunity Scholarships late last month advanced to...
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Aleppo :: Syria | updated 2014-07-17 13:27:46 -0700 | education-news

The abduction occurred during their journey back from Aleppo to their home, a [...] The Nigerian school girls abducted by terrorist group Boko Haram in April have received worldwide attention, but little time has been given to more than 140...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-17 13:27:46 -0700 | education-news

Private summer courses are creating a debate among the education crowd: is paying for summer school creating an educational disadvantage? Department of Education to ensure schools are not charging illegal fees, writes Stephen Ceasar for The Los Angeles Times.
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Kalamazoo :: MI :: USA | updated 2014-07-17 12:07:11 -0700 | education-news

Courtesy of Nicole Dykstra One afternoon in early July, Nicole Dykstra made her usual commute to class at the Everest Institute in Kalamazoo, Mich. Dykstra, 43, is halfway through a nine-month massage therapy program at the school, which is owned...
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Amsterdam :: Netherlands | updated 2014-07-17 08:17:44 -0700 | education-news

Peter Teffer, writing for The New York Times, says that one of the goals attached to this strategy was to [...] From 2004 to 2006, the Dutch government committed to the Lisbon Strategy, which had as its aim to make...
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Guatemala City :: Guatemala | updated 2014-07-17 06:19:44 -0700 | education-news

S A recent influx of Central American children migrating to the United States is causing a border crisis. The children are fleeing the violent life in Guatemala, either alone or sometimes with child smugglers who promise assistance only to abandon...
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Seattle :: WA :: USA | updated 2014-07-16 14:29:07 -0700 | education-news

Seven groups have submitted proposals to open charter schools in Washington state, in the second round of a new process to bring these independent public schools to the state. The four proposals to the statewide Charter School Commission is smaller...
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Columbia :: SC :: USA | updated 2014-07-16 20:20:50 -0700 | education-news

Mo. (AP) Missouri education officials plan to expand a scholarship program to some high school students who came to the US illegally before their 16th birthday. The Missouri Department of Higher Education says those students will be eligible to participate...
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