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Grant Will Provide Low-Income Central Piedmont Students With Laptops

December 7, 2018 | : With a $875,000 grant from the Gambrell Foundation of Charlotte, as many as 700 first-year, full-time students at Central Piedmont Community College will receive laptop computers, and approximately 3,500 students will receive laptops throughout the grant’s five-year period. Dr.

BUHERE: Letter writing makes difference between good and bad education

By KENNEDY BUHEREMore by this Author Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company, Lord Byron once said. A few months ago, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi paid glowing tribute to Prof George Godia, former Education PS, for having taught him

What It Takes to Be a ‘Crisis Principal’ in a Hurricane

Commentary —Melinda Beck for Education Week During a disaster, school leaders often double as first responders By William Sterrett Wilmington, N.C., was ground zero during Hurricane Florence—the late summer storm that crippled much of the East Coast and whose effects are still being felt

Basic education is failing the economy | Education

COMMENT The desire and expectation of any parent, society or government is that children should receive a good education to enhance their personal development and transform them into good citizens. Such aspirations are encapsulated in the belief that the rich intellectual heritage derived from

Department of Education set to review decision to remove history as co…

MCHUGH’S REVIEW The move, implemented last September, was part of a major junior cycle shake-up being introduced on a phased basis THE Department of Education is set to review the decision to remove history as one of the core subjects in the Junior Cert

Brian Harrison obituary | Education

My father, Brian Harrison, who has died aged 84, was an educationist who advised governments around the world and wrote several popular text books about teaching English as a foreign language. His main work took place at Leicester University’s School of Education, where he

Teachers from London school fight against academisation plans | Educat…

Parents and teachers at one of the oldest state schools in the country have become the latest to take up the fight against plans to remove their school from local authority control and force it to become an academy. The John Roan school, which

National Union of Students faces bankruptcy over £3m deficit | Educati…

The National Union of Students – which represents the bulk of students in UK higher and further education – has revealed it is in severe financial difficulties and has been warning its members to prepare for spending cuts and structural reform. A letter from

Seattle Times’ Education Lab celebrates 5 years of innovation with eye…

Education Lab, our first community-funded coverage team, changed laws, policies and the conversation around education and spawned Traffic Lab and Project Homeless. The Seattle Times is celebrating a milestone birthday: Education Lab just turned 5 years old. Our first community-funded journalism project was born Oct.

Petition against special needs funding cuts taken to Westminster | Edu…

Parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) have taken their fight for more funding to the heart of Westminster, handing in a petition with 34,000 signatures to the education secretary, Damian Hinds. They joined forces with teachers, school governors and councillors