CU Boulder grapples with plummeting support of higher education among conservatives
The University of Colorado leadership is grappling with how to address a nationwide nosedive in the favorability of higher education — particularly, among conservatives — as CU’s own representatives and decision-makers disagree on what’s behind the downturn. Thirty-six percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents said colleges and universities had a positive effect on the way…

The Latest: Education group calls for school protests
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting that killed 17 people in Florida (all times local): 2 p.m. The shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead is prompting calls for school protests around the country. The Network for Public Education and the American Federation of Teachers called on…

Worcester Board of Education found in violation of open meeting laws
Buy Photo Worcester County Board of Education(Photo: File Photo)Buy Photo In response to a complaint, the Maryland Open Meetings Compliance Board recently determined the Worcester County Board of Education violated four provisions of Maryland’s Open Meetings Act.  Open meeting laws are designed to provide broad public access to public records while respecting privacy rights of…

Equal Education hopes Ramaphosa will make good on his promise
The organisation says learners are still faced with challenges of no water and electricity access across the country. FILE: President Cyril Ramaphosa outside Parliament before the State of the Nation Address on 16 February 2018. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN. CAPE TOWN/JOHANNESBURG – Equal Education hopes newly-elected President Cyril Ramaphosa will make good on…

About a third of county high school grads plan to continue education
Ashtabula, Geneva and Conneaut have some of the lowest percentage of bachelor degree holders among the state’s population centers, according to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Education advisors working to prepare county high school graduates for what comes next said only 32 percent planned to continue their education or enter some kind of workforce training last…

Poor education, health and safety are pushing people away from South Africa: index
Insead Business School has published its 2018 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI), a comprehensive annual report measuring how countries grow, attract and retain talent. The 2018 GTCI includes 68 variables, covering 119 countries and 90 cities. It found that Switzerland still leads the way in terms of talent competitiveness, followed by Singapore and the United States. In…

PolitiFact: State share of education spending declines
A candidate for lieutenant governor says state government has whoppingly slashed its share of spending on public schools since the 1980s. Scott Milder, a former Rockwall City Council member challenging Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick in the Republican primary, poses and answers questions on his campaign website including: “Does Texas spend enough on public education?” Milder’s…