Month: September 2020

Report finds ‘significant lack of equity’ in K-12 education, Michigan Civil Rights Commission says

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission released a 62-page report Wednesday, Sept. 30, describing inequities in Michigan’s K-12 education system. The report also detailed recommendations for policy makers and educators to implement to make achieving educational equity a priority in all Michigan schools.

The adoption of the report passed unanimously at a Wednesday Michigan Civil Rights Commission meeting.

Stacie Clayton, Chair of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, said the report revealed a “significant lack of equity” in Michigan’s K-12 education system.

“This Commission believes that an adequate education is the key to unlocking a lifetime of opportunities and also is a

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Cox, Peterson clash over education funding during Utah governor debate | Local Elections

Utah gubernatorial candidates Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox and Chris Peterson both pledged that they would oppose a food tax increase if the Utah State Legislature proposed one but clashed with one another on the subject of education funding during a debate Tuesday evening.

During the debate, which was hosted by the Utah Debate Commission, Cox — the Republican candidate — said he was opposed to a sales tax increase lawmakers passed in December that would have increased the state tax on food products from 1.75% to 4.85%. Lawmakers repealed the tax reform bill following widespread public opposition.

“I thought it

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Olathe Board of Education mulls gating criteria change

OLATHE, Kan. — The Olathe Board of Education is expected to choose on Thursday gating criteria it feels best fits the district, rather than continue to follow county guidelines.

“I think there is a lot of community pressure right now to bring students back 100 percent,” said Leigh Anne Rogers, president of Olathe National Education Association.

The district, which will hold a board meeting on Thursday, currently follows the Johnson County Department of Health’s guidelines. Under that criteria, schools are in the red zone, in which only elementary school students are able to return to the classroom. All others are

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Ambow Education Holding News: Why AMBO Stock Is Soaring 117% Today

Ambow Education Holding (NYSEAMERICAN:AMBO) is in the news Monday after announcing an expanded deal with Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN).


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Ambow Education Holding offers training courses online and via in-class lessons. The company already has a deal with Amazon that has it training and certifying students in Amazon Web Services (AWS).

With this expanded deal, Ambow Education Holding notes that it will be offering specific training to meet the needs of employers making use of AWS. That includes adding enterprise recruiting programs.

Ambow Education Holding offers its lessons from its online and offline learning

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Under state pressure to reopen schools, Miami school board to hold emergency session

The Miami-Dade County School Board will convene an emergency meeting Tuesday to discuss reopening schools, this time under pressure from the Florida Department of Education to open schools Monday.

Days after the board voted on a conditional timeline of reopening schools between Oct. 14 and Oct. 21, Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran sent a sternly worded letter to Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho and board chair Perla Tabares Hantman on Friday. He accused the board of contradicting the district’s state-approved reopening plan, which says the district would determine by Sept. 30 if “local conditions meet the criteria established” to open schools

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