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Top Stories: Education Board Approves 'Ethnic Studies' Mexican-American Course. Top Stories: Education Board Approves 'Ethnic Studies' Mexican-American Course.
The State Board of Education gave preliminary approval on Wednesday to creating statewide academic standards for a Mexican-American studies high school course. But only after changing the name to "ethnic studies," which conservatives argued is less divisive. While Dallas and other finalists wait to find out which city Amazon will select for its second headquarters, universities across North Tex...
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Today's Top Higher Education News. Today's Top Higher Education News.
Inside Higher Ed reports that the Department of Justice appears to be investigating early decision admissions practices at some institutions . . . Harold O. Levy and Peg Tyre write in an op-ed in The New York Times about leveling the college playing field . . . The Hechinger Report looks in a pair of stories at lowering the barriers to transfer and how technology is helping nontraditional students...
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Native Alaskans in STEM Program Work to Make Lives Better. Native Alaskans in STEM Program Work to Make Lives Better.
With its grand, rural expanse and rugged terrain, Alaska has challenges made for experts in science, technology, engineering and math. Remote areas lack basic clean water facilities, with dozens of communities still reliant on the "honey bucket" for waste, forcing residents to gather at "washeterias" to do laundry or bathe. The state is hard hit by climate change, with melting glaciers and rising ...
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Education News: Improving High School Mathematics Education Courses, Top Stories. Education News: Improving High School Mathematics Education Courses, Top Stories.
The university can help schools in many different ways. These classes should go deep into the conceptual understanding of high school mathematics topics. It should be emphasized to solve real life mathematics education courses. Apart from this, classes should teach how can be reflected in our real world. The teacher should learn how to use to make a mathematical work. A good policy is that the ...
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One standardised test doesn’t fit all: ACER CEO. One standardised test doesn’t fit all: ACER CEO.
Ever wonder why our children’s NAPLAN scores are stagnating, and in some cases, declining? Geoff Masters did, and now has an explanatory hypothesis. The chief executive of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) thinks the tests themselves could be the culprit. source:https://www.educationreview.com.au/2018/03/one-standardised-test-doesnt-fit-all-...
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Wildlife conservation in North America may not be science-based after all. Wildlife conservation in North America may not be science-based after all.
A study led by recent SFU PhD alumnus Kyle Artelle has unveiled new findings that challenge the widespread assumption that wildlife management in North America is science-based. He conducted the study with SFU researchers John Reynolds and Jessica Walsh, as well as researchers from other institutions. In the study, published by AAAS Open Access journal Science Advances, the researchers compiled...
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Florida School District Removes Teacher Who Hosted White Nationalist Podcast. Florida School District Removes Teacher Who Hosted White Nationalist Podcast.
The middle school teacher said her comments were 'satire' and has been placed on leave while the school investigates. A FLORIDA TEACHER WAS reportedly removed from her classroom after the district found out she had been secretly hosting a white nationalist podcast, raising concerns she was exposing her students to that kind of ideology. The Citrus County School District said Sunday in a stat...
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Today in Apple history: Dell PCs overtake Macs in education market. Today in Apple history: Dell PCs overtake Macs in education market.
October 27, 1999: Dell Computer overtakes Apple in the educational market, stealing Cupertino’s crown as the the top company selling computers to U.S. schools. Steve Jobs, who is still in the process of rebuilding Apple after its near-collapse in the 1990s, faces heavy criticism for ignoring one of the company’s strongest markets. Why education matters for Apple News that Apple lost its com...
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Iraq: Violence and reform in education. Iraq: Violence and reform in education.
Attacks on universities and cultural institutions have made getting a good education in Iraq difficult. Many intellectuals have sought refuge in the northern region of Kurdistan, where educational reform is underway. Books are written in Egypt, printed in Lebanon and read in Iraq, according to an old Middle Eastern proverb. In the region, Iraqis have long been considered well-educated and inter...
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Knowledge is power: why education matters. Knowledge is power: why education matters.
Education means more than acquiring knowledge. It empowers people to develop personally and become politically active. That's not always in the interests of rulers, writes DW's editor-in-chief Ute Schaeffer. Knowledge is power - this insight is at least four centuries old, formulated by philosopher Francis Bacon during the Enlightenment. His statement has lost nothing in terms of relevance and ...
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