Tag: education

Annissa Essaibi George releases education and child care plan for Boston mayoral run

Mayoral candidate Annissa Essaibi-George is rolling out a sprawling education and child care plan, as the former Boston Public Schools teacher says she’s the candidate with the “experience and knowledge and track record” to fix a wide range of issues.

The chair of the City Council’s Education Committee — who is also a BPS graduate and BPS parent — told the Herald Monday that closing the achievement gap is a top priority.

“We need a consistent set of curriculum standards across all schools,” Essaibi-George said, adding that approach would help “reduce disparities between schools and ensure every school is providing

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Texas must maintain higher education and K-12 funding to tap billions in federal aid for public schools

Updated at 5:23 p.m. with a statement from the Texas Education Agency.

Texas must keep funding steady for both K-12 public schools and state institutions of higher education to tap billions in federal pandemic aid, new Department of Education guidance clarified Monday.

The state’s top budget writers were hesitant to spend about $18 billion in the federal money as they waited weeks for answers on what was required. The department’s clarification noted that the state must maintain funding levels or seek a waiver.

State leaders have not yet indicated how they will respond. Texas Education Agency officials said they were

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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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Two-fold increase in Covid-19 education clusters as of April 17

A Fire and Rescue personnel wearing protective gear sprays disinfectant at Sekolah Rendah Agama Kota Damansara 5 January 19, 2021. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

A Fire and Rescue personnel wearing protective gear sprays disinfectant at Sekolah Rendah Agama Kota Damansara 5 January 19, 2021. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba revealed that the ministry noted a two-fold increase in Covid-19 clusters from the education sector, as of April 17.

He said that 1,515 cumulative clusters were reported as of April 17, out of which 347 are active.

“The breakdown is as follows: 46.9 per cent of clusters were from workplaces, 28.1 per cent from the community, 18.8 per cent from education institutions,

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Philanthropists Abby and Todd Williams to receive 92nd Linz Award for contributions to Dallas education

Few people are as persuasive, effective and data-driven in the realm of service in North Texas as Abby and Todd Williams, the couple’s colleagues say.

Since the early 2000s, the two have founded a K-12 public school that primarily serves low-income families in northwest Dallas, have successfully advocated in the Texas Legislature for investments in education and have sponsored hundreds of scholarships to increase college accessibility for local students.

But the Williamses believe the spotlight shouldn’t be on them. It belongs on the teachers, principals, superintendents and educators who labor every day, they said.

“It’s funny to hear the words

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