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Viewpoint: Thanks, regents, for an embarrassing mess at University of Maryland. Viewpoint: Thanks, regents, for an embarrassing mess at University of Maryland.
Wow, University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Just wow. I would like to recognize you for taking one of the lowest moments in University of Maryland history — one that entailed the death of a young Terp that was as heart-wrenching as it was avoidable — and guiding it to its absolute worst outcome possible. I mean, it takes a pretty rare talent for the 17 of you to come to the exact oppos...
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Soros-backed university in Hungary partly moving to Vienna. Soros-backed university in Hungary partly moving to Vienna.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Academic freedom in Hungary came under question Thursday as Central European University said it will move its U.S.-accredited programs from Budapest to the Austrian capital of Vienna because of the “uncertain” academic environment in Hungary. The government called the university’s announcement “a political ploy” to discredit the nation. The university’s fate is seen ...
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‘How can I be effective?’: Teachers suffering after Michael. ‘How can I be effective?’: Teachers suffering after Michael.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Regina Ferrell, a fourth-grade teacher in Bay County, stood before the local school board this week and pleaded: Please be flexible with teachers returning to classrooms after Hurricane Michael. The board wants to reopen the county’s schools — the ones that weren’t destroyed — on Monday, with students returning two weeks later. But teachers like Ferrell say that could b...
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Futures in doubt, U.Md. College Park leaders to meet with regents. Futures in doubt, U.Md. College Park leaders to meet with regents.
WASHINGTON — Maryland’s University System Board of Regents is poised to meet again Friday afternoon in Baltimore with the futures of top leaders at the University of Maryland in even further doubt after a report concerning the culture around the football program was made public. While the report said the football program in College Park wasn’t “toxic,” it was still quite damning, using words li...
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After 24 years, Washington state charter school law stands. After 24 years, Washington state charter school law stands.
SEATTLE (AP) — A state high court decision upholding the Washington state charter school system marks the end of a decades-long political fight over the publicly funded, privately run schools. Washington in 2012 was one of the last states to set up a charter school law, though it was among the first to try to institute the education model. Fierce fighting to set up the schools have spanned t...
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Maryland Offers Climate Change Education for Leaders. Maryland Offers Climate Change Education for Leaders.
The effects of climate change are evident throughout the nation, and in Maryland, which has nearly as much shoreline as California, these impacts are particularly apparent. Over the past 100 years, the state has lost 13 Chesapeake Bay islands to a foot of relative sea level rise. For farmers on the Eastern Shore, a peninsula between the Bay and the Atlantic Ocean where agriculture dominates the...
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Another Advantage for Wealthy Students. Another Advantage for Wealthy Students.
AFFLUENT STUDENTS HAVE major advantages when it comes to K-12 education: Among them, better teachers, more access to advanced courses, resources for counselors and a variety of extracurricular activities, which when combined can lead to higher high school graduation and college-going rates than their poorer peers. Now those wealthy students can add to that list another advantage their less affl...
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State stiffed city schools $7 million. State stiffed city schools $7 million.
State Education Department officials accidentally stiffed city public schools out of $7 million in federal funding, Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia said Friday. The mistake was made as part of a larger foul-up in which state education officials accidentally diverted $12 million in federal money away from school districts across New York, Elia explained. Most of the money that was dive...
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Colburn school exam results annulled after inquiry Colburn school exam results annulled after inquiry
Exam results at a North Yorkshire primary school have been thrown out due to "maladministration". Year six pupils at Colburn Community Primary School had part of their Key Stage 2 Sats results annulled after a local authority investigation. The inquiry, which led to the writing assessments being thrown out, was carried out after concerns were raised by the Standards and Testing Agency. St...
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Number of secondary pupils in England to rise 15% by 2027 Number of secondary pupils in England to rise 15% by 2027
There will be over 400,000 more pupils in England's state secondary schools by the year 2027, new forecasts indicate. Secondary pupil numbers are expected to rise by 14.7% over the next 10 years, the Department for Education projects. The rise is fuelled by a baby boom in the early 2000s that is making its way through the education system. School leaders say the projections highlight the ...
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