Category: Education

Education, Industries

School security is a rapidly growing business

July 2, 2018

Via: CNN

Schools across the country are reassessing security measures in response to a wave of school shootings. They’re investing in video surveillance, entry control systems, lockdown training and armed police on site. And some are considering newer gadgets that claim to […]

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Four-day weeks bring smiles in rural schools. But will they work in big cities?

May 21, 2018

Via: NBC News

McLOUD, Okla. — In many ways Oliver Prince is your typical, happy fifth-grader. He enjoys recess, gym class and time at school on the computer. But in one key way, he, along with the other 92 students at White Rock […]

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Conn. High Court Strikes Down Funding Lawsuit for Schools – Education Week

February 6, 2018

Via: Education Week

Connecticut’s supreme court has struck down a lower-court ruling that deemed the state’s school spending formula and several associated education policies unconstitutional. That September 2016 ruling rocked the state’s political system for its sweeping condemnation of the state’s teacher-quality standards, […]

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Educational-Leadership Initiatives in a Budget ‘Pickle’

September 6, 2017

Via: Education Week

When the new federal education law passed in 2015 with language allowing states to set aside money for programs that target principals, teacher-leaders, principal-supervisors, and leadership development, many in the education-leadership community were ecstatic. It was the first time that […]

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Visa, MasterCard, Discover Offer Secured Credit Cards, a Tool for College Kids

September 1, 2017

Via: TheStreet

Far too many college students shy away from credit cards. In fact, only 33% of people between 18 and 29 even have one. Yet, not having a credit card has serious implications for your financial future. For one, without a […]

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Education Dept. lost track of $84M for disabled student services

August 28, 2017

Via: NY Daily News

The city Education Department failed to keep tabs on $84 million it paid to outside vendors for services to students with disabilities, a new audit charges. In the report to be released Monday, Controller Scott Stringer shows the city didn’t […]

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New U.S. Student Loan System to be in Place in 2019, Education Department Says

August 2, 2017

Via: Fortune

A whole new student loan servicing and processing system will be up and running in 2019, the U.S. Education Department said on Tuesday, as it formally unveiled its plan to overhaul the current $1.3 trillion program. The department, led by […]

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What the Trump Administration Could Do to Improve Student Loans

July 13, 2017

Via: Education Week

It’s recently been suggested that the U.S. Department of Education is considering moving federal student loans—a program that in fiscal year 2016 administered nearly $96 billion—across town to the Department of the Treasury as part of the Trump administration’s efforts […]

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Most K-12 Spending Goes to Salaries and Benefits

June 21, 2017

Via: Education Week

Recently released federal data confirm what many people already know: The salaries and benefits of teachers, administrators, and support staff consume the vast majority of spending in education. Salaries and benefits make up a combined 80 percent of school spending, […]

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A Bipartisan Approach to School Funding Boosts Equity

June 2, 2017

Via: Education Week

Nevada is a majority-minority state that ranks near the bottom in math and reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. To improve our NAEP standing and achieve equity, we need to recognize that different children have different needs. When […]