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Gavin Williamson ‘the worst education secretary in living memory’, says Lib Dem leader Ed Davey

The leader of the Lib Dems has called on Gavin Williamson to resign (UK PARLIAMENT/AFP via Getty Imag)
The leader of the Lib Dems has called on Gavin Williamson to resign (UK PARLIAMENT/AFP via Getty Imag)

Gavin Williamson is “the worst education secretary in living memory,” the leader of the Liberal Democrats has said, calling for more support for students starting the new university term online.

Ed Davey urged the government to compensate students for courses disrupted by Covid-19, which has forced most teaching online in England until at least mid-February.

Students have previously told The Independent they thought they deserved refunds on tuition fees as coronavirus puts a stop to face-to-face learning and prevents them using campus

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Focus on union leader as Biden searches for education secretary

But García also is facing attacks from advocates for children with disabilities as well as from supporters of education reform policies that were popular in the Obama administration but have fallen out of favor in the Democratic Party.

The jockeying comes as the Biden transition team works to settle on an education nominee who will satisfy teachers and their unions while not alienating Democrats in the reform camp.

“The challenge for the Biden administration will be to appoint a secretary who is supportive of teachers and their unions but not opposed to innovation and change,” said Pedro Noguera, the dean

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We need a college leader as secretary of education

Of the last six U.S. secretaries of education, three rose up from K-12 systems, and three had little or no background in education. The last higher education leader in the role was Lamar AlexanderAndrew (Lamar) Lamar AlexanderAs Biden administration ramps up, Trump legal effort drags on The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Trump holds his last turkey pardon ceremony The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC – Trump OKs transition; Biden taps Treasury, State experience MORE, former president of the University of Tennessee, whom George H.W. Bush appointed in the early 1990s.  

President-elect Biden

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Biden’s education transition team gets California leader: Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond
California Board of Education President Linda Darling-Hammond is heading President-elect Biden’s education transition team. (Courtesy of Allen Hammond)

Linda Darling-Hammond, a leading figure in California education policy, is heading the education transition team for President-elect Joe Biden, where she is expected to emphasize support for teachers and traditional public schools.

Darling-Hammond, president of the state Board of Education, has long been associated with research and advocacy in support of top-tier teacher preparation, continued professional development and efforts to retain teachers in the profession.

Going into 2020, she helped Gov. Gavin Newsom set new spending priorities for education, which then were

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Kathleen Ohlman, an Exemplary Leader in Music Education in Nebraska, Honored as a 2020 Lowell Mason Fellow

Kathleen Ohlman

Kathleen Ohlman

“Today, we celebrate Kathy Ohlman and the impact she has made in furtherance of the music education profession through her advocacy efforts as well as through the development of her students as both musicians and people.”

On October 1, 2020, National Association for Music Education (NAfME) honored Kathleen (“Kathy”) Ohlman, an exemplary leader in music education in Nebraska by way of Missouri, as a Lowell Mason Fellow. This distinction is one of music education’s most important honors, designed to recognize the accomplishments of music educators, music education advocates, political

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