Education News

Missouri governor appoints new Board of Education member
They're expected to discuss whether to fire the state's top education official, Commissioner Margie Vandeven. Greitens is trying to oust Vandeven, although he hasn't elaborated on why. Edwards' appointment comes the day after Greitens withdrew another ...

White House panel: Free speech, economic policy, and higher education reform have commonalities
On Friday, the Millennial Advocacy Council hosted a policy conference at the White House to discuss the need for higher education reform. The panel featured Rep. Tom Garrett, R-Va.; Republican state Sen. Eric Brakey of Maine; and Young Americans for ...

The Push for Education Programs That Pay People As They Learn
I spoke with Campa-Najjar about the cost of providing apprenticeships, the merits of such programs compared to higher education and trade school, and current job vacancies. Campa-Najjar sees a bright future for apprenticeship, and he argues that it's ...

Bigger share of aid budget for education, say MPs
Education should receive a bigger share of the UK's overseas aid budget, a cross-party report from MPs says. The International Development Select Committee said education is vital to improving lives in the world's poorest countries. The proportion of ...

Liberal Arts Innovations in Chinese Higher Education
At the very moment that liberal arts and sciences education is being criticized for a lack of economic or social utility in its U.S. home, it is increasingly embraced in China, throughout Asia, and in other parts of the world. Asia now accounts for 36 ...

$1.85 million civil lawsuit follows new Texas special education director
Texas' special education director is facing allegations from her old job in a small Oregon school district that she tried to cover up sexual abuse of a special education student. A civil suit was filed against her last Tuesday. by Aliyya Swaby Nov. 20 ...

Education Department withdraws 'bomb threat checklist' that used 'ebonics' as an identifier
The U.S. Education Department recently handed out a “bomb threat checklist” to dozens of employees that included adjectives to help identify someone making a threat by phone, including one for “ebonics,” or African American Vernacular English. It was ...

Why philosophy is so important in science education
Each semester, I teach courses on the philosophy of science to undergraduates at the University of New Hampshire. Most of the students take my courses to satisfy general education requirements, and most of them have never taken a philosophy class ...

The Trump Administration's Slow But Steady Undoing of the Department of Education
Historically, the Department of Education has worked to make sure that students are prepared for an increasingly global economy by providing supplemental funds to support students in low-income schools, students with disabilities, and other students ...

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