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LGBTQ Presidents in Higher Education

"Founded in August 2010, the LGBTQ Presidents in Higher Education focuses on promoting leadership development for current and future gay presidents, supporting professional development for gay people at all levels of academe, and advocating equity and diversity through education."

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Debt Ceiling Deal: Big Questions for K-12

Debt Ceiling Deal: Big Questions for K-12 | Education Policy | Scoop.it

"Education advocates are trying to take stock of what the congressional vote to lift the federal debt ceiling—and the belt-tightening that comes along with it—will mean for K-12 education. And it's not at all clear."

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Chilean riot police crack down on student protests over education funding

Chilean riot police crack down on student protests over education funding | Education Policy | Scoop.it
SANTIAGO, Chile — Riot police battled high school and university students in the streets of Chile’s capital on Thursday, firing water cannons and tear gas and using officers on horseback to break up flaming barricades.
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Pell grants saved in federal debt deal

"I feel somewhat relieved that in the short run the Pell Grant program will be sustained, but I do think the future is somewhat uncertain," Kirwan said. "State budgets are just as bad off as the federal government, and in some ways worse because states have to balance their budget, so I just don't think there's much hope that the states will be able to pick up any shortfall on financial aid."

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Matt Damon Protests Obama's New Education Policies | Hollywood.com

"As I look at my life today, the things I value most about myself — my imagination, my love of acting, my passion for writing, my love of learning, my curiosity — all come from how I was parented and taught." He goes on to make his point claiming,"And none of these qualities that I’ve just mentioned...none of these qualities that make me who I am ... can be tested."

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Parents play an important role in their children’s early math learning

AboutKidsHealth, leading online provider of children’s health information, reports on methods available to parents seeking to help their kids with early math, even before they go to school.
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When Less Education Means More Money

When Less Education Means More Money | Education Policy | Scoop.it

Why high quality Certificates and Associate degrees are crucial to our long term economic growth.

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Penn State Live - Video games may help with boys' classroom struggles

Penn State Live - Video games may help with boys' classroom struggles | Education Policy | Scoop.it
Studies during the past decade have shown elementary school boys are struggling -- falling behind academically while also being diagnosed with learning disabilities and getting in trouble at school at far greater rates than girls. One answer to the problem, says a Penn State education professor, may be video games.
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Educating for Democracy: "Save Our Schools" Strategies

Educating for Democracy: "Save Our Schools" Strategies | Education Policy | Scoop.it

On Saturday July 30, about 5000 students, teachers, college educators, parents and supporters from Florida, California, Oregon, Wisconsin, Ohio, Connecticut, New York, New Orleans, and most other states assembled at the Mall near the White House for an afternoon of inspiring speeches by such well-known educators as Jonathan Kozol, Deborah Meier, Diane Ravitch, with a video-taped appearance by Jon Stewart and a rousing speech by actor Matt Damon, who was introduced by his mother, an educator. Damon expressed his support of the march by describing the positive influence teachers had on him and his belief that there are millions of former students whose lives were positively transformed by their teachers and who will support them.

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Tuition increases average 7.9% as affordability declines

Tuition increases average 7.9% as affordability declines | Education Policy | Scoop.it

"Per capita disposable income in Virginia grew by 1.7 percent from fiscal 2010 to 2011, while the average total cost at public four-year schools increased by 10.6 percent."

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ALEC, Republicans Beat Up On Kids in Special Ed

ALEC, Republicans Beat Up On Kids in Special Ed | Education Policy | Scoop.it

Florida Politicians are deceiving families with special needs children, stripping away their right to have quality, government-funded education and replacing it with school vouchers that will allow education capitalists to house special needs children in inefficient schools with little accountability.

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