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The 10 colleges where students get the best education for their money

These schools are a good investment. Spencer Platt/Getty Images American colleges have a higher price tag than ever. But steep costs alone don’t equal high quality. To make the most of your investment, you want to find a college that offers an excellent education for the lowest price possible. U.S. News & World Report recently …

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The Dark Side of Saudi Arabia: Education Official Fired After Picture of Yoda Appears in Textbook

A Saudi education official no longer has the force with him after losing his job because of an altered version of a historic photograph which showed Yoda, the Jedi master from the Star Wars franchise, next to a Saudi king in a school textbook. In a class on the United Nations, the textbook showed King Faisal, then foreign …

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Ukraine's president signs controversial education law

Britain’s Prince Harry, middle row right, takes in the opening ceremonies of the Invictus Games in Toronto on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Front row from left, Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine, Maryna Poroshenko, first lady of Ukraine, middle row from left, Melania Trump, first lady of the United States, and Prince Harry, back row from …

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Uganda gets sh360b from Global Partnership for Education

The First Lady who had accompanied President Yoweri Museveni to the UN General Assembly said while at UNGA, she held a meeting with the Chairperson Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), Julian Gillard. The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) has given Uganda a grant of $100m about sh360b> “I appreciate …

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Navigating the world of adult further education and training

Everyone is fairly familiar with the basics of the education system: primary school, secondary school, college and then maybe a postgraduate. But not everyone will follow this path and, increasingly, even those who go through the third-level system may return to education to upskill, change career direction, or simply to learn for the sake of …

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Sen. Eric Lesser talks education, East-West rail at Springfield town hall

State Sen. Eric Lesser held a wide-ranging discussion with constituents at the Greenleaf Community Center in Springfield Monday evening, fielding questions on topics ranging from health care to the Equifax data scandal during an hour-and-a-half long town hall. Lesser, a Longmeadow Democrat whose district also includes Ludlow, Belchertown, Granby, Hampden, Wilbraham, East Longmeadow, and parts of …

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Williams: Richmond region's education will never be equal as long as we live separately

We won’t stem the cycle of poverty in metro Richmond until we address the cycle of housing segregation. It asks the question: Can we learn and live together? “School segregation flows from residential segregation — especially when proximity drives student assignment policy,” the report says. “And as long as today’s exclusionary housing policies prevent working-class …

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Ohio Governor John Kasich Talks CEOs, Amazon, and Education

The nation’s schools must do better train young people for high-paying jobs. That’s according to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who spoke Monday at Fortune‘s CEO Initiative conference in New York. Kasich, a former 2016 Republican presidential nominee, said that companies should talk to education leaders and urge them to revamp their school curriculum to emphasize …

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