Category: Education Center

Nearly 1 in 3 Oregon students learning in-person attend private schools, election 2020 preview: The week in education

An Oregonian/OregonLive analysis of state education data found that 30% of students who attended in-person classes the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2 are enrolled in private schools.

All told, 550 Oregon schools offered some form of in-person instruction that week, teaching some 46,000 students. One hundred and seventy of those schools are private and taught 13,000 students in-person, state Department of Education figures show.

That means 6% of the state’s 560,000 K-12 students visited a classroom last week. The share of private students in the overall population is about 2%.

In order for school districts to allow in-person instruction, the

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Education, economic benefits possible from expansion of North Carolina school-choice program: Study

Giving parents the ability to choose what school their children attend could save North Carolina taxpayers money, among other benefits, according to a new study.

Released this week by Raleigh-based conservative think tank Civitas Institute and libertarian think tank Reason Foundation, the study said establishing a statewide education savings account program in North Carolina could improve educational and socioeconomic outcomes.

“Statewide education savings accounts would put the power in the hands of families by funding students instead of school systems, just like we already do with many other taxpayer-funded initiatives,” wrote Corey DeAngelis, director of school choice for the

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Upper Darby Education Association voice concerns over hybrid learning

The Upper Darby Education Association put out a letter on Facebook voicing their concerns over the district’s reopening plans. 

“I think our teachers have a right to be afraid. There’s so much uncertainty out there and ever-changing information,” Superintendent Dr. Dan McGarry said.

The Superintendent of Schools in the Upper Darby School District says they have a solid plan to bring students back safely next month with hybrid instruction, while also reducing the student population. 

“While there are 1,600 students at Beverly

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Defence recalls ex-education minister Mahdzir Khalid today for further cross-examination

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor arrives at the Kuala Lumpur High Court October 4, 2020. — Picture by Hari Anggara

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 5 — Former education minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid is expected to take the witness stand again in Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor’s bribery-for-contract trial this afternoon.

Mahdzir, who was the fifth prosecution witness, was recalled by Rosmah’s lawyers to give further testimony.

Defence lawyer Datuk Akberdeen Abdul Kadir told the press that the team is exercising its right to recall the witness in a bid to clarify certain issues.

“We told the court during the cross-examination that

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Higher education minister ‘hopes’ public universities will be fair to students over postponed intakes

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 — Higher Education Minister Datuk Noraini Ahmad expressed “hope” today for public universities to be compassionate when dealing with students affected by her ministry’s recommendation to suspend ongoing intakes.

Yesterday, the Higher Education Ministry “advised” all public universities to suspend physical intakes and registrations on the same day that these began.

Today, Noraini suggested that the responsibility for the suspension was with the higher learning institutions (IPT), saying this was in line with the policy to grant them management “autonomy”.

“I take note of the grouses and complaints from the students as well as their families

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