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Bureaucratic Bloat in Higher Education: Getting Rid of the Middle Men

Bureaucratic Bloat in Higher Education: Getting Rid of the Middle Men | Education TransforNation | Scoop.it
When college administrators fancy themselves businessmen selling “information delivery systems,” students suffer.
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'The Teacher Wars,’ by Dana Goldstein

'The Teacher Wars,’ by Dana Goldstein | Education TransforNation | Scoop.it
When he was only 18, Herman Melville taught for a winter in a crowded and underfunded one-room schoolhouse in rural Massachusetts. He made as much as a farm laborer, just $11 per month, and lived with a local family. He didn't enjoy the experience, but the conditions were typical for early 19th century America. Since school was not yet compulsory, many kids didn't go. A majority of those who did attended a one-room schoolhouse for a 12-week school year. Up to 70 children ranging from ages 5 to 16 were crammed into a room where a teacher, often male, taught lessons based largely on rote memorization.
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Chicago’s Most Promising Educational Reform? – Next City

Chicago’s Most Promising Educational Reform? – Next City | Education TransforNation | Scoop.it
How “accidental integration” in the Windy City has affected student test scores.
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Half Of Federal Student Loan Borrowers Not Paying On Time

Half Of Federal Student Loan Borrowers Not Paying On Time | Education TransforNation | Scoop.it
Less than half of borrowers with the most common type of federal student loan are repaying their debt on time, new data released by the U.S. Department of Education show.

About 51 percent of Americans with student loans made directly by the Educat...
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The Cost of Textbooks Is Too Damn High - So Boundless Made Free Ones

The Cost of Textbooks Is Too Damn High - So Boundless Made Free Ones | Education TransforNation | Scoop.it
The cost of textbooks has risen 812% in the past 30 years—so Boundless made free ones for college students.
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If It's A School Week In America, Odds Are There Will Be A School Shooting

If It's A School Week In America, Odds Are There Will Be A School Shooting | Education TransforNation | Scoop.it
Since the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, there have been an average of 1.37 school shootings for each school week, according to data maintained by Everytown for Gun Safety, a group fighting to end gun violence....
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The Deafening Silence of Teachers

The Deafening Silence of Teachers | Education TransforNation | Scoop.it
In any other profession, professionals are not retaliated against if they speak out about issues in their respective fields....
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5 Myths About Our Schools That Fall Apart When You Look Closer

5 Myths About Our Schools That Fall Apart When You Look Closer | Education TransforNation | Scoop.it
How our schools could be so much better than they are now.
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Obama Administration Steps Away From Civil Rights Promise, Advocates Allege

Obama Administration Steps Away From Civil Rights Promise, Advocates Allege | Education TransforNation | Scoop.it
A tweak in the enforcement of the No Child Left Behind Act leaves some education advocates claiming the Obama administration is pulling back on a civil rights promise to make sure poor and minority students get qualified teachers.
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Long-Term Benefits of Music Lessons

Long-Term Benefits of Music Lessons | Education TransforNation | Scoop.it
A new study reports that older adults who took lessons at a young age can process the sounds of speech faster than those who did not.
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Can Project-Based Learning Close Gaps in Science Education?

Can Project-Based Learning Close Gaps in Science Education? | Education TransforNation | Scoop.it
An encouraging new report describes preliminary, first-year outcomes from a study of 3,000 middle school students that shows kids can, in fact, learn more in science classrooms that adopt a well-designed, project-focused curriculum.
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Student Course Evaluations Get An 'F'

Student Course Evaluations Get An 'F' | Education TransforNation | Scoop.it
Two recent papers argue that using student surveys to evaluate professors is fundamentally flawed.
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Seniors Forced Into Poverty As Education Department Demands Payment

Seniors Forced Into Poverty As Education Department Demands Payment | Education TransforNation | Scoop.it
The Education Department is demanding so much money from seniors with defaulted student loans that it's forcing tens of thousands of them into poverty, according to a government audit.

At least 22,000 Americans aged 65 and older had a part of thei...
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Generation Later, Poor Are Still Rare at Elite Colleges

Generation Later, Poor Are Still Rare at Elite Colleges | Education TransforNation | Scoop.it
Surveys of top colleges found virtually no change from the 1990s to 2012 in enrollment of students who are less well off despite a huge increase in the number of such students going to college.
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These 9 Charts Show America's Coming Student Loan Apocalypse

These 9 Charts Show America's Coming Student Loan Apocalypse | Education TransforNation | Scoop.it
Borrowers with federal student loans, long promoted as the safest way to borrow for college, appear to be buckling under the weight of their debt, new data show.

More than half of Direct Loans, the most common type of federal student loan, aren't ...
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Koch High: How The Koch Brothers Are Buying Their Way Into The Minds Of Public School Students

Koch High: How The Koch Brothers Are Buying Their Way Into The Minds Of Public School Students | Education TransforNation | Scoop.it
Charles G. Koch, the billionaire chairman of Koch Industries, is funding a public high school course designed to turn young people into "liberty-advancing agents." (Photo: Bo Rader/Wichita Eagle/MCT via Getty Images)



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Common Core, in 9-Year-Old Eyes

Common Core, in 9-Year-Old Eyes | Education TransforNation | Scoop.it
Chrispin Alcindor, a Brooklyn fourth grader, was once a top student. But rigorous new academic standards — and the exams that accompany them — have frayed his confidence.
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Obama woos student borrowers with executive order on loan repayments

Obama woos student borrowers with executive order on loan repayments | Education TransforNation | Scoop.it
President calls education 'single best investment you can make' in signing order to extend PAYE initiative to 5m more youngsters
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Haslam free tuition plan gets praise, questions

Haslam free tuition plan gets praise, questions | Education TransforNation | Scoop.it
Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal this year, a program that would cover a full ride at two-year colleges for any high school graduate, appears on track to pass as lawmakers enter the waning days of the legislative session.
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Why focusing too narrowly in college could backfire

Why focusing too narrowly in college could backfire | Education TransforNation | Scoop.it
Students are told learn the subjects that will best land them a job when they graduate. But that could be the worst thing they could do.
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The Government Doesn't Understand Student Debt

The Government Doesn't Understand Student Debt | Education TransforNation | Scoop.it
The lack of reliable data on the $1.2 trillion student debt market may be hampering federal officials’ understanding of how student debt threatens economic growth, a top regulator said Monday.
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Obama Administration Steps Away From Civil Rights Promise, Advocates Allege

Obama Administration Steps Away From Civil Rights Promise, Advocates Allege | Education TransforNation | Scoop.it
A tweak in the enforcement of the No Child Left Behind Act leaves some education advocates claiming the Obama administration is pulling back on a civil rights promise to make sure poor and minority students get qualified teachers.
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