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Legislators hope to undo English-only education law

Fifteen years after Massachusetts voters pushed bilingual education out of most public schools, lawmakers are on the verge of allowing school systems to teach students academic subjects in their own languages if they’re not yet fluent in English. The changes could affect more than 90,000 Massachusetts students classified as “English language learners,” a steadily growing …

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Milpitas: New adult education principal named

Giuliana Brahim has been promoted to principal of Milpitas Adult Education, effective this fall. Milpitas Unified School District Superintendent Cheryl Jordan made the announcement at a July 12 staff meeting, following the departure a month earlier of then-principal Usha Narayanan for a position with the Campbell Unified High School District Brahim, 55, has been with …

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Trump's pick to head education at USDA will benefit historically black colleges

Many Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) were founded as Normal Schools (focused on teacher education) or A&M or A&T Schools (focused on agriculture, technical and mechanical education). In fact, thanks to Sen. Justin Morrill (R-Vt.) many of our schools were created as land-grant institutions under his now famous Second Morrill Act of 1890. This …

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Rihanna visits President Macron in France to support education

Rihanna is actively campaigning around the world as ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education — this time in France. The “Work” singer met with French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, on Wednesday in support of the education advocacy group and providing more access to education around the world. Rihanna tweeted her …

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Trump donates second-quarter salary to Education Department

President Trump is donating his second-quarter salary to the Department of Education, the White House announced Wednesday.   White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement during her daily press briefing, in front of television screens showing a photo of a $100,000 check signed by Trump.   Education Secretary Besty DeVos said the money …

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Woolf: Vermont's taxes encourage education spending

Art Woolf, Free Press contributor Published 2:16 p.m. ET July 26, 2017 CLOSE Vermont ranks 4th in the U.S. in per pupil spending, but what does it get us? CLOVER WHITHAM/FREE PRESS Buy Photo The Vermont Statehouse is pictured on May 24.(Photo: APRIL MCCULLUM/FREE PRESS)Buy Photo Twenty years after Vermont radically restructured its system of …

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Lawmakers To Meet For Special Session Amid Education Funding Dispute

CHICAGO (CBS) — Some Illinois lawmakers were on their way back to Springfield on Wednesday, under orders from Gov. Bruce Rauner, for a special session to address education funding. Rauner ordered the special session because the Illinois Senate has refused to send him legislation to change the state’s system for funding public schools. The governor …

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RHHS teacher tapped for national education award

Anthony Pitts, a 12th-grade language arts teacher at Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School, will receive the prestigious California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala on Feb. 9, 2018, in Washington, D.C. The NEA Foundation said Pitts will be one of 38 public educators to receive the award. Awardees …

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