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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Wisconsin Youth Entrepreneurs in Science, a statewide business plan contest, is now accepting entries from middle school and high school students.
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.
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.
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.
A California moratorium on school districts issuing high-cost capital appreciation bonds wins support from Marysville Joint Unified School District Trustee Frank Crawford, who says interest costs for the bonds "border on lunacy."
Mississippi schools routinely employ harsh disciplinary practices for minor offenses and in the process are creating a "pipeline to prison" culture that harms education and the state's economy, charges a report by several advocacy groups released Thursday.
Michelle Rhee, a former chancellor of Washington, D.C., schools and founder of StudentsFirst, says spending more money on education has not improved student performance.
Bennett College graduate Gabby Mack is among the first group of students the state is training to become STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teachers using a 5-year, $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
The College of Business' online masters of business administration and executive MBA were ranked No. 1, leading Arizona State University, Indiana University, University of Florida and California State University.