Published 10:05 pm PDT, Friday, August 10, 2018 Photo: Erin Hinrichs, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 This July 31, 2018, photo provided by MinnPost shows a brightly colored trunk at the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District's District Education Center in North St. Paul, Minn., that was created by the school district's American Indian Education Program team. Contents of trunks that are scattered throughout classrooms in all elementary- and middle-school buildings in the district provide hands-on teaching aids for lessons infused with Native American history and culture. (Erin Hinrichs/MinnPost via AP) less This July 31, 2018, photo provided by MinnPost shows a brightly colored trunk at the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District's District Education Center in North St. Paul, Minn., that was created by ... more … [Read more...] about Minnesota parents can vote on American Indian education
0 Have your say Does Scotland, as a society, really care about education? A decade ago, the question would have verged on the sacreligious. Education was our USP. The best in the world, we used to boast. Faith in the democratic intellect shaped our self-image. Always a little over-egged but with at least a basis of historic truth.Look at us now. Further down the international league tables than the Scottish football team for whom it is not an option to stop publishing results which is the Scottish Government’s preferred tactic on literacy and numeracy.Of course, as individuals and families we care about education. We want the best for our children. We want them to have a schooling that ensures a decent start in life and maybe we even complain (but not enough) if they are not getting it.But how do we act as a society? The test should lie in the reaction – or lack of – to this week’s outrageous news that Scotland is spending £400 … [Read more...] about Brian Wilson: Does Scotland actually care about education?
You can have a choice of column today. Would you like a bit of satire on Gerry Adams's promised book of recipes, or a serious piece on the tragedy of our education system? That, you say, depend[...] This story is for Premium subscribers only Registered users get 5 regular articles & 1 free Premium article per week. … [Read more...] about Patrick Murphy: Political cook books are all very well but it is investment in education we need
0 Have your say WHATEVER happened to “education, education, education”? There is no question in my mind that it’s not just the obsession with Brexit, but the downgrading of education in the political pecking order that is the cause of its sidelining.For thousands of families in the next two weeks, education will be very much at the top of their agenda. And why? Because GCSE and A-Level results will be coming through along with the often-forgotten vocational qualifications.For young people and parents, this is not only a nerve-wracking time but also a seminal moment. In so many instances it can determine the route that they will take at least for the time being, and will shape the lives of those in the years ahead.This year is more traumatic than usual. There were experiments with the new curriculum and qualifications last year, but this is the first full year when students will have been subjected to the ideological whims of the Government … [Read more...] about David Blunkett: Pupils face a harsh test after ‘education, education, education’ mantra betrayed by cuts
By Brian M. Rosenthal Updated 1:18 pm CDT, Friday, August 10, 2018 Photo: xy - Fotolia Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 In 2004, the Texas Education Agency arbitrarily decided what percentage of students should get special education services. Today, disabled children across Texas are paying the price. In 2004, the Texas Education Agency arbitrarily decided what percentage of students should get special education services. Today, disabled children across Texas are paying the price. Photo: xy - Fotolia Explainer: How we know the reason for the drop in Texas special education students 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A 2016 Houston Chronicle investigation found that state officials quietly devised a system that kept thousands of disabled kids out of special education who should have qualified for services. … [Read more...] about Explainer: How we know the reason for the drop in Texas special education students