Education Archive

Education aid remains flat, but experts warn of future cuts in budget

ALBANY – Amid both a pandemic and an economic crisis, the state Legislature approved a $177 billion budget overnight Thursday with special provisions allowing Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration to readjust the spending plan during the fiscal year. The financial plan was passed late

Genesis Group Op-Ed — Education analytics

In the early 2000’s the Westmoreland Central School District was looking to improve high school academic results. Despite best efforts, innovative approaches and extra supports, some students still struggled to complete high school. District leaders turned to the data, and their search and ultimate answers

A New Great Depression For Higher Education?

EAST LANSING, MI – NOVEMBER 18: An exterior view of Spartan Stadium on the campus of Michigan State … [+] University. Getty Images Moody’s Investor Services and Fitch have proclaimed that the financial outlook for American higher education looks bad. Moody’s has given the

School closures: What will happen now?

Image copyright Getty Images Schools across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are to close on Friday because of the coronavirus epidemic. What will the impact be? How long are schools likely to be closed? The short answer is indefinitely. Most are effectively closing

College of Music: Education key to success

SNEAK PEEK :Winstone Antonio ZIMBABWE College of Music (ZCM) is one of the country’s leading formal music training institutions. Established in 1948 by a dedicated musician and teacher, Eileen Reynolds, during its formative years the institution mainly taught pure Western music to the white

State Roundup: House of Delegates passes Kirwan education bill

HOUSE PASSES KIRWAN EDUCATION REFORM: Maryland’s House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved Friday night ambitious, expensive legislation that supporters say would raise the state’s public schools to world-class levels, Pamela Wood and Luke Broadwater of the Sun report. Ovetta Wiggins of the Washington Post reports

Careers education won’t work without a complete rethink

Careers education is too important not to be compulsory, and too important to leave to busy, cash-strapped schools. Ruth Gilbert offers an alternative for delivering the Gatsby benchmarks Despite the Gatsby benchmarks, careers education tends to get bundled in with all the things schools

Why education is like an episode of MasterChef

MasterChef is back for the 10 millionth time. This month, it’s ordinary amateur cooks competing for the prize.  There are other incarnations: Celebrity MasterChef (who knew Greg Rutherford had such a light touch with pastry?) and my favourite – MasterChef: The Professionals – where

Grand Canyon Education Comes Out Swinging

Most investors don’t pay too much attention to for-profit education. And for good reason: the industry was rife with dirty tactics leading into the Great Recession 10 years ago. But one company stood out above the rest: Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE). It started out as

How common core is changing math education within public and private s…

MONROE CO, NY (WROC) — Teaching math has dramatically changed over the past few decades and parents are trying to keep up.   A slump in math education through the early 21st century within the United States triggered the desire to improve how the country educated students in