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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to roll out school choice plan in Indianapolis

Betsy DeVos (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Before she was picked by President Trump to head up the U.S. Department of Education, Betsy DeVos was the chairwoman of the American Federal for Children, a pro-school choice lobbying group. When she visits Indianapolis Monday night, Secretary DeVos will address a sea of friendly and familiar faces at the ... Read More »

Trump’s first full education budget: Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice

Donald Trump, then president-elect, stands with Betsy DeVos after a meeting in November 2016. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Funding for college work-study programs would be cut in half, public-service loan forgiveness would end and hundreds of millions of dollars that public schools could use for mental health, advanced coursework and other services would vanish under a Trump administration plan to ... Read More »

Tenn. first lady, education chief bring tour to Bristol school

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Michelle Poole’s kindergarten students at Holston View Elementary were so enthralled Tuesday while she read “Charlie the Caterpillar,” they didn’t notice when Tennessee first lady Crissy Haslam and Education Commissioner Candice McQueen walked in. McQueen said Poole did a great job of bringing the story to life. “I was impressed by the way Ms. Poole captured her ... Read More »

Kids are doing ‘real science’ in this school with technology, nature

Metro-East Montessori School teacher Carrie Wilson Herndon won two awards for innovative use of technology in her classroom. Her students are making robots that can open a chicken cage, another robot that collects eggs, and another that can provide water to the birds. The students also don protective beekeeper suits and take care of honeybee hives the school maintains at ... Read More »

Peking University to open business school in Oxford

The university’s HSBC Business School will open just outside of Oxford next year, with its first intake expected in August 2018. The largest intake to PHBS Oxford is expected to be students from the UK and Europe, but the school will also serve as an overseas campus for students from China. Visiting Chinese students will come to the campus starting the spring ... Read More »

Hopkins School of Education gets new dean

Aprominent scholar at the University of Iowa College of Education will become the new dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Education on Aug. 1. Christopher C. Morphew will lead about 130 faculty members and 2,400 students training at Hopkins to become teachers and administrators. He will also lead research aimed at improving educational instruction. As an executive associate ... Read More »

How an Old School Business Discovered the Internet and Grew 350 Percent

What do you do when you’ve been in business for years, and have a crisis of confidence? One day something happens that forces you to confront some cold hard facts: The world has changed. Your business hasn’t changed with it. And now your business is in jeopardy. That’s exactly what happened to Brian Young, owner of Home Painters Toronto. He ... Read More »

IESE Business School Adds New Executive Education Director

New York, NY (Press Release – January 5, 2012) – IESE Business School (University of Navarra) is proud to announce that Luis F. Casas has joined IESE U.S. team as Director of Executive Education. Mr. Casas is responsible for developing and promoting open enrollment and customized executive education programs for IESE as the Global business school expands its programs in ... Read More »

India Produces Most School Pupils With Coding Skills: Report

Mumbai: The number of school students with coding skills in India is much higher than in the US, says a report. “India produces the most school pupils with coding skills – almost 10 times as many as the US (although the percentages of those graduating from high school are small),” said the report based on the Barclays Digital Development Index. The index measures and ... Read More »

Back to School: 8 Great Gifts for College Students

HIGHLIGHTS The academic session is about to get underway Great tech gifts can range from Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 20,000 Some options include a wireless speaker, a Kindle, and a battery pack The start of the academic season is around the corner, which means someone in your family or someone you know is (probably) preparing to join a university in ... Read More »