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  • Students come together in Lethbridge to learn about residential schools
    Grade-four students from Piikani Nation and Sunnyside School came together to learn about residential schools and aboriginal culture through storytelling, art and dance. ... read more
    Source: International Education NewsPublished on 2017-04-27
    4 hours ago
  • Why Are Business Lobbyists Fighting “Local Control” for Schools?
    Susan J. Demas – When you get just about everything you want in life, you tend to focus on the little things. You could argue that’s what business groups are doing right now in their full-court press against efforts to change Michigan’s decade-old law mandating that K-12 schools start after Labor Day. Business groups have had a boffo run since Republicans swept into power in 2010. Gov. Rick Snyder and the GOP Legislature have worked their way down lobbyists’ wish lists, starting with the $2 billion corporate tax cut (mostly paid for by a $1.4 billion tax hike on individual ratepayers like you and me). The most well-known victory came in 2012 when Republicans launched a lame-duck blitz to make Michigan — home of the UAW — a Right to Work state. But it didn’t end there.  They’ve won reforms (i.e. cuts) to myriad business regulations, the Personal Property Tax, unemployment benefits and workers’ compensation.  And they beat back efforts to beef up roads and infrastructure spending by taxing businesses.  Once again, the tax and fee hikes fell to individuals. Don’t get me wrong.  As an entrepreneur, I like efforts to improve the state’s business climate.  But small ... read more
    Source: Education ViewsPublished on 2017-04-27
    5 hours ago
  • How can Bill Nye understand anything about science when he can’t even understand the U.S. Constitution?
    by JD Heyes – Bill Nye “The Science Guy” has run one of the most successful scams in the history of the country. People really do believe his knowledge of science is beyond reproach. It’s not like he doesn’t come with credentials. A mechanical engineer by trade, he earned a bachelor of science from Cornell University in 1977 after graduating from the exclusive Sidwell Friends school in Washington, D.C. But when it comes to non-politicized science – and views on politics – Nye is anything but unbiased, and frankly, scientists are supposed to be neutral. Also, he has no formal scientific training – just a kids-based “science” show he hosted in the 1990s. (RELATED: UN official actually ADMITS that ‘global warming’ is a scam designed to ‘change world’s economic model’) Nye is a dyed-in-the-wool believer in the global warming hoax despite being proven wrong time and time again. He’s also no constitutionalist. In recent days Nye – always pushing for Left-wing “science” causes – claimed the Constitution backed concerns by thousands of scientists and environmental activists who took to the streets in several cities during Earth Day to yell about the Trump administration’s proposed cuts to several federal agencies, including ... read more
    Source: Education ViewsPublished on 2017-04-27
    6 hours ago
  • How One Teacher Connects Millions of Students Around the World
    Some ideas for connecting students to classrooms abroad. ... read more
    Source: EdWeek Global LearningPublished on 2017-04-27
    6 hours ago
  • ‘Schools are in jeopardy’: teachers renew funding plea in run-up to polls
    Headteachers say budgets must be top of election agenda amid fears that cash woes could destabilise entire education systemHeadteachers in England have called for school funding to be at the top of the political agenda in the run-up to the general election, warning that widespread budget cuts threaten to undermine the education system.As political campaigning gathered pace, teachers predicted that progress in education would stall and academic standards would start to decline if schools continued to come under “unacceptable levels of financial pressure”. Continue reading... ... read more
    Source: The GuardianPublished on 2017-04-27
    7 hours ago
  • From broadcasting to yoga: inside the courses offered at Calgary’s Ernest Manning High School
    Broadcast journalism, robotics and yoga are just of the few of the unique courses offered to students at Calgary’s Ernest Manning High School. ... read more
    Source: International Education NewsPublished on 2017-04-27
    7 hours ago
  • Centennial Academy finds temporary home in two public schools
    Centennial Academy, a private school, has been looking for a new building for six years. For the next year, they could be sharing space with two other EMSB public schools. ... read more
    Source: International Education NewsPublished on 2017-04-27
    8 hours ago
  • Trump Signs Executive Order to Kick the Feds Out of K-12 Education – Another “Make America Great Again” Promise
    By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  “Trump to pull feds out of K-12 education.” So ran the Washington Times headline after President Trump signed an executive order to review the overreach and begin the reining in of federal interference. Does this really mean that we might get rid of ESSA and even the Department of Education? Well, miracles do happen but getting rid of these freedom strangling monstrosities will not happen overnight.  It’s taken Progressives many decades – they have much more patience for the long haul than do conservatives — to stake these in place.  But then we have not had a President quite like Donald Trump who is already working miracles. Considering that Secretary of State Betsy DeVos and her staff are Common Core advocates and are determined to carry out the unconstitutional ESSA to the letter of the law along with imposing federal school “choice” with government strings, this is sure to be a tug of war between Trump and the USDOE. Overturning the illegal gutting of FERPA by the Obama administration that gives third parties access to the highly personal information of students as well as their families must also be a high priority for this ... read more
    Source: Education ViewsPublished on 2017-04-27
    8 hours ago
  • Faith-Based Peanut Butter
    I’m all for faith-based peanut butter and have no quarrel with hummus on a pretzel, but State Assemblyman David Weprin’s bill to require New York City public school cafeterias to serve food on demand that conforms to religious dietary restrictions is really a munchie too far. It will be costly and create all kinds of logistical, enforcement and probably legal problems. If a full meal will be mandated, then there will need to be food distribution protocols and a bureaucracy to enforce the separation of food items and perhaps even kitchens at almost two-thousand locations. There will be vendors who will have to be vetted by authorities from both government and religious regulators and there will be inspections and a table of sanctions set up in case of violations. Vendors will have to be vetted. By whom? According to what standard? Anyone who is familiar with the hectic atmosphere and multitasking challenges in school cafeterias realizes how impractical this new ideas is. What will happen if foods get mixed together that are supposed by religious tradition to be kept separate. Will there be co-locations of food pantries? If so, what happens if the strict laws of one faith is in ... read more
    Source: Education ViewsPublished on 2017-04-27
    9 hours ago
  • Former McMaster University President Peter George dies at age 75
    Peter George, who served three terms as president and vice-chancellor before retiring in 2010, has died at age 75. ... read more
    Source: International Education NewsPublished on 2017-04-27
    9 hours ago
  • Lessons from the Lack of White Cornerbacks in the NFL
    The last time a White cornerback started in an NFL game was in the 2003 season. Let’s unpack some potential reasons for this and what lessons can potentially be applied to higher ed. By Marcus Bright – Cornerback is generally regarded as the position in the National Football League (NFL) where some of the fastest and most athletic players are placed. The position requires tremendous forward, backward, and lateral speed and quickness. It requires one to defend wide receivers that may have speed that approaches the level of Olympic track athletes. The last White cornerback to start a game in the NFL was Jason Sehorn and he retired at the end of the 2003 season. Let’s unpack some potential reasons for this and what lessons can potentially be applied to higher education. Stereotypes certainly play a key role. White players in some quarters are stereotyped as not having the requisite speed and quickness to be able to excel at the cornerback position. This likely prevents young White players from attempting to play the position, coaches from placing them in the position and college recruiters from recruiting them to play the position. The stereotype is so dominant that many young players likely remove themselves from the ... read more
    Source: Education ViewsPublished on 2017-04-27
    11 hours ago
  • Democratic governor joins GOP counterpart on free tuition
    Source: Education WeekPublished on 2017-04-27
    11 hours ago
  • Lawmakers would let NC towns create separate charter school
    Source: Education WeekPublished on 2017-04-27
    11 hours ago
  • Missouri Senate passes school choice proposal
    Source: Education WeekPublished on 2017-04-27
    11 hours ago
  • Oklahoma struggles to pay for schools after slashing taxes
    Source: Education WeekPublished on 2017-04-27
    11 hours ago