Sunday, October 22, 2017

education

marieb hall at fgcu

To aid students in the Caribbean affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Florida Gulf Coast University is allowing students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to temporarily enroll at in-state tuition rates. Starting with the spring semester, FGCU ...
Trees are reflected in the water in the Buena Vista community in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017.

As large numbers of Puerto Rican residents displaced by Hurricane Maria resettle in Florida, many run into red tape when trying to enroll their children in a public school. Governor Rick Scott took steps to simplify the process on Friday ...
In this Sept. 7, 2017, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at George Mason University Arlington, Va., campus.

BY MARIA DANILOVA WASHINGTON (AP) — Students who attended for-profit colleges were twice as likely or more to default on their loans than students who attended public schools, according to a federal study published Thursday. The report by the National ...
marieb hall at fgcu

BY | Lloyd Dunkelberger The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, October 3, 2017 ………. Florida universities may win additional state funding if more of their undergraduates can earn their degrees in four years. That was the proposal discussed ...
Protesters stand and hold signs and demonstrate during a speech by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Thursday. Sept. 28, 2017.

BY MARIA DANILOVA CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Students at Harvard University staged a protest as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivered an address on school choice. Some held up fists. One held up a sign reading, “White supremacist.” Others called for ...
This Monday, May 2, 2016 photo provided by Crystal Ramirez shows student desks in Chandni Langford's 5th grade classroom, in Woodbury, N.J.

BY | Lloyd Dunkelberger The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, September 27, 2017……… Although Florida is becoming a more racially diverse state, its public-school system is becoming more segregated, a new study from the LeRoy Collins Institute shows. ...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks about free speech at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017.

BY SADIE GURMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Decrying what he sees as political correctness run amok on college campuses, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday the Justice Department will ramp up its support for students who sue universities claiming their free ...
collier school building

Students in Lee and Collier County public schools return to class Monday after missing over two weeks of classes. The last day for students in both districts was Sept. 6. Since then, both districts have been closed for 11 school ...
In this Aug. 29, 2017, photo, Herbert Robinson, left, and Israel McDonald , right, team up to solve a problem from an interactive math lesson at Turner Elementary School in southeast Washington.

BY MARIA DANILOVA WASHINGTON (AP) — Most of the states that first endorsed the Common Core academic standards are still using them in some form, despite continued debate over whether they are improving student performance in reading and math. Of ...
textbooks

BY | Lloyd Dunkelberger The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE………. Florida universities are taking the first steps toward expanding the use of electronic textbooks and other material, hoping to bring significant savings to students who spend hundreds of ...
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