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90 local high school seniors receive scholarships from SWIEF

Ninety area high school seniors received nearly $150,000 in college scholarships awarded by the Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation on Wednesday at New Horizons Presbyterian Church in Council Bluffs. Several hundred students, parents, scholarship donors and school counselors and administrators attended the event. Scholarships were awarded to students after completing an application and essay. Applications were […]

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Promotion of education key to development of province: Zubair

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair has said that promotion of education and industrialization are keys to development and progress of Sindh.He was addressing the ceremony of Green Cres-cent Trust at Governor House to support its around 800 charity and welfare projects in remote areas of the province.“The government has its […]

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Phenix City students, teachers will be watched closely with high-tech security system

The Phenix City Board of Education has approved spending $564,000 to upgrade safety at Central High School and Central Freshman Academy — and the new security system also can be used as an educational tool. During this summer, a 360-degree camera, an alert system and a microphone will be installed in all classrooms for grades […]

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How the Loomer-Mortenson Scholarship Provides Educational and Financial Benefits

One day, Jessica Hopkinson hopes to work to reduce food insecurity in Alabama. She is currently a senior at Auburn University majoring in global studies and human sciences with a minor in hunger studies. Last year, Hopkinson applied for a Loomer-Mortenson Scholarship to help finance her education. Her father, William Hopkinson, CCAE, IFCCE, president of […]

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Educational leaders tour Refresco

+1  Jeremiah Jarecke, plant manager for Refresco, explains company operations to area educators during a recent tour of the Fort Gibson facility. Submitted photo A recent tour by Muskogee area educators of the Refresco plant in Fort Gibson is part of an ongoing joint effort of manufacturers and the education community to raise awareness of […]

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Cayuga County educational series to feature balloon buggies

The next night of Science Alive 101 will task participants with making a balloon-powered buggy from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at Millard Fillmore Elementary School, 68 N. Main St., Moravia. Parents should accompany children at this night of hands-on science and art experiences. Admission is $5 per participant, with a $25 family […]

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AAPS Educational Foundation to close, transfer assets to community foundation

ANN ARBOR, MI – After months in limbo, the Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation will officially dissolve and turn over its assets for management by the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation. The move was prompted by a desire to eliminate the educational foundation’s overhead costs while continuing to offer financial support for AAPS teachers […]

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Getting schooled — Property perusers with children often consider educational zones in deciding …

The news was what the Praetes and daughter Lilly, 14, were waiting to hear: She was accepted to Academic Magnet High School in North Charleston. There was one catch, however, and it had nothing to do with grades. The couple and their two children lived on Daniel Island in the Berkeley County School District and […]

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Creating Educational Opportunities for Students

Samantha Lunsford knows that education is the nation’s greatest equalizer. It has the power to open the doors of opportunity and to enrich the individual and their community. As a Posse scholar and a City Year Miami AmeriCorps member, Samantha works every day with that mindset. “I grew up in a low-income neighborhood. It was […]

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Civil Rights, Education Groups to Congress: Correct DeVos' Approval of Unlawful ESSA Plans

WASHINGTON—The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 16 civil rights and education groups urged key members of Congress to fulfill their oversight responsibility of the Department of Education’s implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The groups ask the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) and the U.S. […]

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A Revisionist View On Today's Education System

The problem with education is a broad one. What is wrong with our education system? Why don’t students see the significance in it? Why do they not take it seriously enough? These questions, being presented to economists to politicians to teachers to parents and students themselves, would still not yield any single valid answer. The […]

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Educational Events

An Art-Filled Day of Fun with Storytelling, music, dance, games, and activities for kids of all ages! The Heard Museum will celebrate Children’s Day with a community celebración and free admission to the museum for children 12 and under with up to two accompanying parents or guardians! Bring the … Details →

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Comparing Apple, Google and Microsoft's education plays

Today’s Apple event in Chicago was about more than just showing off new hardware and software in the classroom — the company was reasserting itself as a major player in education. The category has long been a lynchpin in Apple’s strategy — something that Steve Jobs held near and dear. Any ’80s kid will tell […]

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Kern Medical hosting educational class for new, expecting parents

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Kern Medical is hosting the Safe Home, Safe Baby program, a class designed to help parents avoid common mistakes that can lead to sudden infant death.  In collaboration with the Bakersfield Firefighter’s Burn Foundation, First 5 Kern and the Kern County Department of Public, the class is geared toward local families about fire […]

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