New model provides greater school autonomy to help accelerate student achievement
Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) announced the launch of Community Partnership Schools, a collaborative effort resulting from ongoing discussions between the school district and the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers.
This familiar chorus from a childhood nursery rhyme has some relevance for the drivers of the Tour for Diversity in Medicine. But the tune takes on a serious note as the bus chugs along to cities and campuses across the country.
Books for Africa launches Africa-based Advisory Council
Monday, 20 October 2014 10:14
Joseph Tondo Masha, Mshale Correspondent
KILIFI, Kenya – Books for Africa, the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent countries has vowed to expand its books donation program to end the book shortages in the region.
New GEAR UP grants to help more than 116,000 students get on the pathway for success in college
Monday, 06 October 2014 11:58
U. S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, announced the award of $82 million for 41 grants under Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) that will help 116,000 at-risk students prepare for college.
Armstrong English, teacher Kaia Hirt, named Theater Teacher of the Year
Monday, 06 October 2014 10:37
Kaia Hirt, an English teacher at Armstrong High School, was honored by the Minnesota Educational Theater Association (META) with their Theater Educator of the Year award for 2014. Hirt was presented with the award at META's annual conference on Sept. 13.
Department awards $75 million in 'First in the World' grants to 24 colleges and universities
Thursday, 02 October 2014 15:22
To drive innovations in higher education that increase college completion, value and affordability, the U.S. Education Department awarded $75 million to 24 colleges and universities under the new "First in the World" (FITW) grant program.