Month: October 2020

Letter: Education positions – Anchorage Daily News

My name is Jeffery Mayfield. I live in House District 25, where both Calvin Schrage and Mel Gillis are running for a chance to be our representative. As a parent of a child in our local public schools and a substitute teacher for Anchorage School District (before COVID-19), education is one of the most important things I will be voting on in this coming election. I wanted to talk about these candidates’ records on education.

Gillis says that he supports schools, and uses the evidence that his children and grandchildren attend or attended school here in Anchorage to support this,

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Autauga County superintendent likely to be selected Thursday

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PRATTVILLE — The Autauga County Board of Education will select a candidate for the schools system’s next superintendent on Thursday night.

The meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Prattville High School. The board interviewed six finalists over a week period. The meeting is open to the public, but just how much of the process will be conducted in public is unknown.

“I don’t like the idea of deciding candidates in public,” said Board President Mark Hindman on Monday night after the final candidate had been interviewed. “We’ve never done this before. But we will seek

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11 candidates seeking 2 seats on Michigan’s state board of education

A college football analyst, a former state lawmaker, a restaurant server in college and a mining law attorney are the leading candidates among 11 hopefuls running for Michigan’s State Board of Education. 

Two Republicans, two Democrats, two Libertarians, two Working Class Party members, two U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan members and one Green Party member are vying for two eight-year seats on the statewide board. The two seats are open because Democrats Lupe Ramos-Montigny of Grand Rapids and Michelle Fecteau of Detroit decided not to run for reelection. 

The board is led by six Democrats with two Republicans. 

Former state

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Personalized, Real-World, And Experiential Learning Is The Future Of Education

Topline: The model for higher education is failing learners and it is inaccessible to others. Fortunately, new innovations are beginning to break down the barriers to learning by making it personalized, real-world, and experiential. Between Arizona State University, which just announced an application of virtual reality, to DataCamp, which just released a set of interactive and hands-on curricula, the future is bright.

There is a general recognition that higher education is not currently serving the needs of learners and the workforce alike.

For example, employers routinely complain about a skills gap, particularly in new

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Idaho Education Association issues statement on West Ada ‘sick-out’

“The dramatic actions taken by the educators of West Ada are a last resort…” IEA President Layne McInelly said of West Ada ‘sick-out’ planned for Monday.

MERIDIAN, Idaho — The Idaho Education Association (IEA), a non-profit organization made up of education leaders across the state, issued a statement regarding the West Ada School District ‘sick-out’ taking place on Monday.

West Ada will not hold classes Monday due to a shortage of substitute teachers. The announcement was made Friday afternoon following 652 teachers calling out.

Teachers called out sick in response to the West Ada School Board’s decision to allow K-12

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