Education

Santa Fe Educators Take Common Core Workshop

New Mexico is among states that have adopted a single set of standards -- developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators and experts around the country -- designed to emphasize critical thinking skills and ensure students leave high school with the necessary skills for college and/or a career. ``


Schools Move Quickly to Boost Security

Since the Dec. 14 shooting, the Upper Arlington district has installed buzz-in systems and video cameras at entrances to all five of its elementary schools, and the high school and three other buildings will have the technology soon.


Goya Foods Intros MyPlate, Healthy Cookbook

The MyPlate cookbook is part of the First Lady's LetsMove initiative launched in 2010.


Arizona Underpaid Schools $38 Million

Schools in Arizona have been shorted $38 million since 2006 because of a mistake in calculating classroom funding, state officials say.


University of Miami Copes With Protracted NCAA Investigation

Hope for UM came last week in the form of the NCAA's current investigation of its own practices in the Miami case. Potential cracks in the case could change the outcome and impact that sanctions could have on the athletics department moving forward.


Gov. Scott's Teacher Pay Raise Plan Met with Skepticism

Gov. Rick Scott made the proposal last week to give Florida's teachers an across-the-board raise. Classroom instructors make an average of $45,000 a year, some $10,000 less than the national average.


Hispanic Center Directs Literacy Grant to Enlist Parents

In December the state Department of Community & Economic Development awarded a $175,000 grant to the Hispanic Center to combat English illiteracy for children in Latino and Spanish-speaking households.


Helen Dragas Nears Confirmation on U.Va. Board

Dragas stirred the ire of faculty, students and alumni last year for her role in the aborted ouster of Teresa Sullivan, the university's first female president.


Justice Dept. Helped Soothe Issues on Central California Campuses

At the request of Stockton Unified, a representative from the United States Department of Justice's Community Relations Service led daylong gatherings at each school aimed at addressing a full range of student concerns.


IBM Helps Cities Nationwide Make the Grade for K-12 School Districts

With more than 95 percent of schools across the United States experiencing significant budget cuts as high as 20 percent, schools are learning to do more with fewer resources than ever.


Push for Immigration Reform Renewed in Va.

Ambar Pinto is a young Virginian with big dreams. She's smart, articulate and ambitious.


Youth Entrepreneurs Contest Accepting Entries

Wisconsin Youth Entrepreneurs in Science, a statewide business plan contest, is now accepting entries from middle school and high school students.


More People Going After Ph.D.s and Master's Degrees

From 2002 to 2012, the highest rate of increases in education attainment levels were doctorate and master's degrees, according to new statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. The population with a doctorate grew by about 1 million, or 45 percent, while those who held a master's climbed by 5 million, or 43 percent.


Scholarships Awarded to Student Champions of Diversity

Nine regional colleges awarded scholarships to high school seniors during the 13th annual Champions of Diversity Awards ceremony, held Dec. 5, 2012, for their contributions to diversity in their schools and communities.


Ohio Colleges Struggle to Graduate Minorities

In the coming years, more students of color than ever will be applying for college and entering the workforce -- increasing pressure on schools to educate students they have traditionally not served well, according to an annual report on admission trends.


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