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Current Issues in Education

Current Issues in Education

10 Critical Issues Facing Education

During my leadership training at the College of Saint Rose I took a class with Jim Butterworth (my mentor) called Critical Issues. Jim was a voracious reader, an assistant commissioner for the New York State Education Department, former superintendent, and an amazing professor.

Current Issues in Comparative Education @ Teachers College :: Welcome

Current Issues in Comparative Education Volume 16, Issue 2 - Special Symposium Issue on Rethinking Culture, Context, and Comparison in Education and Development, by clicking here.

These Will Be The Five Biggest Education Issues Of 2015

In 2014, teachers were upset about excessive standardized tests, women were upset about campus sexual assault, kids were upset about gross school lunches. Republicans were split over Common Core, Democrats divided over teachers unions. Here are five education-related issues to watch in the New Year. 1.


Colleges and universities are increasingly making higher education more affordable for students for whom all federal and most state forms of financial aid remain off limits. In a new type of diversity initiative at elite institutions, students explore privilege and power and are encouraged to think about social justice in a personal way.

Culturally Diverse Classrooms

Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas--superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.

Five Critical Issues Facing Higher Education Leaders in 2014

By Leadership Content Director, Karlyn Borysenko Higher education is facing more critique than at any other point in recent history. From the college scorecard to President Obama's focus on the affordability of a college education, 2013 was the year during which higher education, as a whole, went under the microscope.

State Leaders Confront Full Plate of K-12 Issues

After a strong showing by Republicans in state-level elections last month, lawmakers and governors-new and re-elected-are turning their attention to the 2015 legislative sessions, where such issues as common standards, testing, and school choice are likely to dominate the education policy debate.

Christensen Institute

The Education Program at the Christensen Institute examines K-12 and higher education issues through the lens of disruptive innovation. Its research aims to transform monolithic, factory-model systems into student-centered designs that educate every student successfully and enable each to realize his or her fullest potential.

Current Issues in Education 2014

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Issues & Trends in Early Childhood Education - Learning Journey

This video is about my learnings from our M.A. course ECH681M Current Trends and Issues in Early Childhood Education.

Students 'seriously under-challenged' by the books they are given at school, study claims

A nationwide survey of more than 500,000 pupils at 2,200 schools found that children consistently choose texts beyond their reading age while in primary education but the trend is thrown into reverse as soon as they transfer to secondary school.

Tougher inspections prompt a quarter of headteachers to leave academies in 2014

The research - by UHY Hacker Young, which is involved in auditing academy accounts - shows the figures are higher when it comes to secondary schools alone with nearly one in three heads leaving. The survey of 100 academies showed that - while some of the departures were due to retirement - a tougher inspection regime had led governing bodies to remove existing heads.

Controversial Durand Education Trust faces 'misconduct or mismanagement' inquiry by Charity Commission

The Durand Education Trust (DET), which owns land including a swimming pool and gym where proceeds are used to boost the executive headteacher's pay to almost £400,000 a year, will be the subject of an inquiry by the Charity Commission.

Leading headteacher exposes 'underhand' tactics used by schools to get round curbs on selection

Dame Sally Coates, who turned round Burlington Danes Academy in Hammersmith and Fulham in west London, is demanding a national review of school admissions policies to investigate what she claims is the widespread use of covert selection policies.

Creative subjects being squeezed out of poorer schools, says major arts study

Sir Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate, and Sir Peter Bazalgette, chairman of the Arts Council England, are among the members of a commission that found the number of specialist arts teachers in state schools had declined by 11 per cent in the past few years.

Sex education: Ministers need to be bolder and act on their findings

The conclusion of the education select committee could not have been starker. "Better PSHE (personal, social health and economic education) and SRE (sex and relationships education) has the potential to help efforts to address many 'problems' in society, including teenage pregnancy, STI rates, drug and alcohol abuse, cyberbullying and child exploitation."

Sex education: Tories snub puts teenagers at risk of 'pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and exploitation'

The Conservatives have been accused of putting children's health at risk by refusing to make sex and relationships education compulsory in primary schools. The quality of sex education is worsening - putting teenagers at risk of pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections and exploitation - as ministers put the objections of a "small but vocal minority of parents" over the views of most experts, according to MPs.

Ed-Tech Vendors Attend 'Boot Camp' for Data-Privacy Advice

With education technology companies facing increasing pressure to protect students' data privacy, a pair of organizations set out recently to help them-by staging a "boot camp" meant to cut through vendors' confusion and make sense of shifting legal obligations.

NIMBioS Graduate Workshop: Current Issues in Statistical Ecology

NIMBioS Graduate Workshop: Current Issues in Statistical Ecology, to be held at NIMBioS April 15-17, 2015.

Top-Ten IT Issues, 2014: Be the Change You See

EDUCAUSE presents the top-ten IT issues facing higher education institutions. Many of these issues are not new. But in 2014 the ideas, solutions, and models that have been accumulating in higher education and technology will hit IT organizations-and the institutions they serve-fast and hard.

Monday, Oct 13: Current Issues Affecting Public Education

On Oct. 6, the Philadelphia School Reform Committee without warning canceled the contract with the teachers' union and will unilaterally increase health insurance costs. Teacher pay and benefits have been under attack across the country as state and local budgets for education have undergone massive cuts.

Why India's landmark education law is shutting down schools

In an unauthorised colony of labourers in Delhi, a class of six-year-olds is reciting English, a language their parents hope will get them jobs in call centres and offices. But later this month the classes will stop.

Next-Generation Accountability Systems

SOURCE: AP/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher Endnotes and citations are available in the PDF and Scribd versions. Download the report: PDF Download introduction & summary: PDF Read it in your browser: Scribd Over the past six years, there has been a significant shift in education.

Education - Global Issues - TakingITGlobal

Education empowers individuals and communities through the transfer of knowledge, skills and habits from one entity to another.