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Teachers Crowdfund Millions for Classroom Supplies. Teachers Crowdfund Millions for Classroom Supplies.
EVERY SCHOOL YEAR, teachers in the U.S. fundraise nearly as much money for classroom supplies using crowdfunding websites as the federal government provides them through a tax deduction meant to reimburse them for their own school-related out-of-pocket expenses. There are no official estimates of how much money teachers raise in total through online crowdfunding sites, but an aggregation of the...
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Will Bezos Heed Other Education Philanthropy Mistakes?. Will Bezos Heed Other Education Philanthropy Mistakes?.
AMAZON FOUNDER JEFF Bezos is the latest tech giant to splash onto the education philanthropy scene, announcing plans to develop a network of preschools funded through an initial $2 billion commitment. "The Day 1 Academies Fund will launch an operate a network of high-quality, full-scholarship, Montessori-inspired preschools in underserved communities," Bezos wrote in a letter posted to Twitter ...
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All city high schools will give warnings for marijuana possession, disorderly conduct. All city high schools will give warnings for marijuana possession, disorderly conduct.
The NYPD and city school officials are expanding their “warning card” program where students get letters home to their parents — rather than criminal summonses — for small amounts of marijuana and disorderly conduct charges. Mayor de Blasio rolled out the initiative in the fall of 2015 in 37 schools in the Bronx and expanded it to 71 schools citywide in 2017. Starting in September, the warni...
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Australia overtaking UK for overseas students Australia overtaking UK for overseas students
Australia is overtaking the UK as the world's second biggest destination for international students, says research from University College London. Researchers at UCL's Centre for Global Higher Education say the UK is being pushed into third place behind the United States and Australia. Australia has been rapidly expanding its international student numbers. The British Council says it show...
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School spending on pupils cut by 8%, says IFS School spending on pupils cut by 8%, says IFS
The amount of per pupil spending in England's schools has fallen by 8% since 2010, says an analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies. The study says rising pupil numbers - and cuts to local authorities and sixth form funding - have seen a real-term reduction in school spending. Heads say it disproves government "rhetoric" about record funding levels. The Department for Education says f...
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Michigan Schools Help Teachers Avoid Solely Paying for Materials Michigan Schools Help Teachers Avoid Solely Paying for Materials
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — With just a few days of school left, teacher Shannon Smith knew she had to up her game to keep her room of third-grade students engaged in learning until the last day. So Smith pulled out new educational materials she purchased from an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell teacher-created, teacher-tested educational materials. Within minutes, her students at ...
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New York School District Weighs Banning Homework New York School District Weighs Banning Homework
At the behest of two fifth-grade students, a New York school district is considering doing away with homework assignments. Christopher DeLeon and Niko Keelie at Farley Elementary School in Stony Point, New York started a petition to end homework at their school. The petition gained traction in their district, but, according to WNBC-TV, their idea is part of a larger trend across the country. ...
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Despite Higher Academic Standards, Student Performance is Lacking Despite Higher Academic Standards, Student Performance is Lacking
States are raising the stakes when it comes to what is expected of students, but academic performances aren't reflecting the increased expectations. According to a report in the journal Education Next, researchers found no correlation between a rise in state standards and a rise in student achievement – despite this being the main objective of raising the bar of test proficiency. "We find n...
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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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