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Arizonian Education Out To Be Destroyed By Crazy Republican Beliefs. ‘Alternative’ Education: Using Charter Schools to Hide Dropouts and Game the System. Tucked among posh gated communities, and meticulously landscaped shopping centers, Olympia High School in Orlando offers more than two dozen Advanced Placement courses, even more afterschool clubs, and an array of sports from bowling to water polo.

‘Alternative’ Education: Using Charter Schools to Hide Dropouts and Game the System

U.S. News and World Report ranked it among the nation’s top 1,000 high schools last year. Ohio Charter School Scandal Grows as Kasich Ascends National Stage. Ohio state education officials are now admitting that Ohio has almost ten times as many failing charter schools as the state initially claimed.

Ohio Charter School Scandal Grows as Kasich Ascends National Stage

This revelation comes as Ohio tries to hang onto a $71 million federal charter school grant in the wake of scandals over misleading the grant application reviewers and breaking state law by altering charter school performance statistics. That was the largest grant award by the U.S. Department of Education last year. Solutions To The Teacher Shortage Crisis Even Republicans Will Like.

A new report is making big headlines for showing that public schools across the nation are experiencing severe problems with teacher shortages that are apt to develop into a “crisis” if left unaddressed.

Solutions To The Teacher Shortage Crisis Even Republicans Will Like

The report from an education think tank called the Learning Policy Institute took off from last year’s widespread news stories that reported how schools were “struggling with shortages of teachers, particularly in math, science, and special education.” Where this new report goes way beyond last year’s news stories is that it draws from a deep well of statistical validity, meticulous analysis, and wise counsel. Tar Heel Heist: How the Charter School Industry is Hijacking Public Education. Photo Credit: SaMBa/Shutterstock.

Tar Heel Heist: How the Charter School Industry is Hijacking Public Education

Policy Matters Ohio. STUDY: Public Schools Legally Beating Children at Alarming Rate. The State School Report Card Charade. Untitled. Male teacher to student your purpose in life is to have sex and make babies 1026203. How police mistreat women and sexual assault victims 1026202. U n aims to get women to divulge most painful secrets to fight domestic violence 1026196. Male teacher to student your purpose in life is to have sex and make babies 1026203. What your back to school list reveals about our underfunded schools 1026201. The Skills Everyone Should Have by Age 18, According to a Stanford Dean. LendEDU’s Financial Aid Hotline Answers Your Student Loan Questions Via Text. It’s tough to find answers to specific financial aid questions when you don’t know where to start.

LendEDU’s Financial Aid Hotline Answers Your Student Loan Questions Via Text

LendEDU has a free financial aid text hotline offering simple but customized answers to put you in the right direction. In a press release, they announced: This new tool will be available to anyone starting today. Simply text in your financial aid questions to the hotline at (302) 278-4037 and you will receive a detailed response from our staff within 15 minutes. During non-business hours, you can receive a detailed response in under 24 hours. Business hours are Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. It's All About the Money. AP Photo/Orlin Wagner A student in line for his diploma wears a cap decorated with the cost of his education during graduation ceremonies at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, May 16, 2015.

It's All About the Money

This is a pivotal moment in American higher education—a crisis, you might say, if the term hadn’t been debased by overuse. The criticisms come from every corner and the bill of particulars is lengthy. The financial cost gets most of the attention. Iowa's Kids Will Now Be Taught Accurate Climate Science In School. The state that will host the first-in-the-nation caucuses and a Republican presidential debate in January of next year will be teaching its kids mainstream climate science in school.

Iowa's Kids Will Now Be Taught Accurate Climate Science In School

On Thursday, the Iowa State Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards, which set science and engineering educational expectations for public school kids. They are voluntary guidelines that allow states to decide if they want to provide standards that include the teaching of climate science and evolution. This makes Iowa the 15th state to approve the standards, joining Arkansas (for middle school), California, Delaware, Kansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and West Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia. “All Iowa kids will now have access to a world-class science education that includes learning the scientific evidence about human-caused climate change,” said Dr. Top Picks - Featured Landing Page. Nebraska School District Asks Teachers to Sign 1951 Loyalty Oath. Shop Second Hand Clothes & Fundraise For Schools. Box Tops for Education - boxtops4education.

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Free Technology for Teachers. The Math Machine Archive: Math Games. The Math Machine brings you a great collection of math games that you can share with your students.

The Math Machine Archive: Math Games

Here in The Math Machine you will find links to more than 50 online games that will help you teach and reinforce important math skills. Search the list below for games you might use with your whole class in your schools computer lab, or you might schedule students to use these games on computers in your classroom computer center. These games make great reward time activities too. Percent Shopping Math Skills: percentage, multiplication, addition, subtraction (Grades 4-6) Spiro Math Art Math Skills: reflection, angle, symmetry, spiro graph (Grades K-6) Part Part Whole Math Skills: making whole numbers from fractions and decimals. Alien Angles Math Skills: angles. Making Change Math Skills: money, making change. Escape from Fraction Manor Math Skills: solving basic math and fraction problems.

Space Math Math Skills: solving basic math problems. Charter School Challenges. Marking a 25th anniversary, charter schools and the industry that’s become synonymous with these schools expected big things in 2016, with the help of continued growth and funding, recent legislation lifting regulations and opening up new markets, and a mostly favorable regard for these schools among the public.

Charter School Challenges

But as school year 2016-17 rolls out, the charter industry finds it faces formidable new challenges from many unexpected corners, including prominent civil rights groups, grassroots organizers, and an increasingly skeptical Democratic party. What happened? A new omnibus report helps answer that question by explaining what made charter schools an instant public relations hit, how they were able to fly under the radar of public scrutiny for so long, and why challenges to the sector are arising now. Losing Civil Rights Advocates Among the many challenges to the charter school industry is the clear loss of its support among many organizations representing African Americans. Charter Schools. Latino students, parents should beware school choice ‘panacea’ “The choice mantra should be wrestled away from Libre and the billionaire funders of neoliberal education ‘reforms’.”

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–Julian Vasquez Heilig. Read More. Ancient Egyptian scripts (hieroglyphs, hieratic and demotic) Origins of Egyptian Hieroglyphs The ancient Egyptians believed that writing was invented by the god Thoth and called their hieroglyphic script "mdju netjer" ("words of the gods"). The word hieroglyph comes from the Greek hieros (sacred) plus glypho (inscriptions) and was first used by Clement of Alexandria. The earliest known examples of writing in Egypt have been dated to 3,400 BC. AHA Joins Over Fifty Organizations in Opposing Private School Vouchers. Today, the American Humanist Association and other members of The National Coalition for Public Education wrote to the chairman and ranking member of the House Education Committee to voice strong opposition to private school vouchers.

The letter was sent to the house ahead of the "Expanding Educational Opportunity through School Choice" hearing on February 3, 2016. Ohio should step up funding for kids, report says. Ohio is behind most states on funding preschool and childcare. For immediate release.

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