Category: Education Foundation

Education leaders see need for improved Native American education in South Dakota

South Dakota educators who were part of a recent statewide panel say a new initiative regarding civics and history education proposed by Gov. Kristi Noem should increase the focus on teaching of Native American history and culture in the K-12 public school system.

In a panel discussion hosted by South Dakota News Watch on Wednesday, April 14, four experienced educators from across the state also said they want the South Dakota Civics and History Initiative to represent the good and the bad of the state’s history and to make social studies relevant to student lives by connecting classroom lessons to

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Education should be less about data and more about values

We have had ‘distance learning’ for 500 years and it never was better than teachers.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Graduates at the University of Utah’s commencement ceremony, in Salt Lake City on Thursday May 2, 2019.

It’s time for education to re-think itself. That’s true for both public education and higher education.

The pandemic showcased a not-so-new education tool — digital technology. Some labeled it “distance learning.” But distance learning is not new. It has been around for 500 years in the form

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SC Gov. McMaster spends $10.5M, mostly for charter schools

South Carolina’s charter schools will get another infusion of money to help keep up with student enrollment growth.

On Wednesday, Gov. Henry McMaster’s office announced the Columbia Republican will spend $9 million out of his federal discretionary COVID-19 education account on charter school growth and $1.5 million for the state’s Department of Commerce to help with workforce development.

“For South Carolina to continue its unprecedented economic growth we must continue to invest in our young people,” McMaster said in a statement late Wednesday. “These grants will do just that by providing additional opportunity for our children to go

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Idaho Senate passes early childhood learning grant


Idaho’s state flag hangs in the Statehouse rotunda Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 in Boise.

A sharply divided Senate approved a federal early education grant — sending the idea back to an equally split House of Representatives.

Monday’s 18-17 Senate vote reflected the Statehouse split on the early education proposal, which would allow the State Board of Education and the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children to collaborate on a three-year, $6 million-per-year grant rollout.

Supporters again said the grant would allow local communities to come up with their own plans to better prepare kids for

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Art Education job with George Mason University

Assistant/Associate Professor, Art Education, George Mason University School of Art

George Mason University, School of Art is seeking applications for a tenure-track or tenured Assistant/Associate Professor position to support the Art Education Master of Arts in Teaching program and adjacent programs in the School of Art. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Program: The Art Education MAT program continues to thrive as a result of substantive curricular changes, continued

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