Louisiana seeks proposals for improving schools for deaf, visually impaired, special education students
The state launched a plan Friday aimed at improving three special schools, including the Louisiana School for the Deaf. The state Department of Education issued a request for proposals, or RFP, for external reviews on the three schools. The other two are the Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired and the Louisiana Special Education Center.…

Veterans could regain education benefits through legislation by Riverside Rep. Mark Takano
New legislation crafted by Rep. Mark Takano, D-Riverside, would reinstate GI Bill benefits for veterans who were students at either ITT Technical Institute or Corinthian Colleges — which operated three Everest Colleges in the Inland Empire — before those schools abruptly closed their doors. In April 2015, thousands of students were left stranded when Orange…

Early-morning fire damages Kenosha Education Association building
KENOSHA — An early-morning building fire heavily damaged the Kenosha Education Association building and shut down several streets in the adjacent neighborhood. Firefighters were called to the building, at 5610 55th St., at around 3:30 a.m. Friday morning. Most of the flames had been extinguished by 6:00 a.m. The Kenosha Education Association is home of…

Why all parents should care about arts education
(iStock) When we think about “the arts,” often we go huge: the Louvre, Broadway, Swan Lake, Picasso. Perhaps without even realizing it, though, many parents instinctively know the value of the arts and incorporate them into our children’s lives in much smaller ways. Otherwise, why would we give our toddlers that first pack of crayons?…

Spokane school board flooded with emails after Planned Parenthood developed sex education vote delayed
Spokane school board members have been inundated with automated emails following a controversial decision to postpone voting on a new sex education curriculum. Spokane Public Schools Board President Deana Brower has received nearly 500 formulaic emails following the decision. The emails don’t indicate whether or not the authors live in Spokane, she said. The emails…

Candidates will vie for Cedar Falls school board seats
CEDAR FALLS — A fourth candidate has thrown his hat in the ring for one of three open seats on the Board of Education. Jeff Orvis, of 3407 Veralta Drive, filed earlier this week to run for a four-year board position in the Sept. 12 election. All the positions and a fourth seat with two…

HSHS St. Anthony’s Hospital Infection Preventionist wins 2017 APIC Education Scholarship Award
EFFINGHAM — Lori Winter, RN, MSN, Infection Preventionist at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, recently was awarded the 2017 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Education Scholarship Award. For receiving this award, Winter received a trip to Portland, Ore., to attend the APIC 2017 Annual National Infection Prevention Conference, held June 13-16.…

Analysis: For lawmakers, like kids, education can be very difficult
One should avoid the word “never” when trying to describe what might happen in the Texas Legislature — even when talking about things that seem impossible. Let’s say it is unlikely, then, that the same Texas lawmakers who couldn’t solve school finance during the regular session will work it out in the current 30-day special session,…

‘Gap Year’ sometimes the best education option
Everyone agrees that high schoolers need more and better choices after graduation. For any number of reasons, not every graduate wants to work a summer job and then move into a dorm room at a four-year university. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel may have offered the boldest stroke yet. Beginning in 2020, Emanuel has proposed that…