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Washington Post

DC Council members propose independent education watchdog
Washington Post
A majority of D.C. Council members are calling for the creation of an independent watchdog empowered to make sure the city's schools rely on sound data as they emerge from a torrent of scandals. Council member Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3) introduced ...

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TechCrunch

Empathy technologies like VR, AR, and social media can transform education
TechCrunch
In The Better Angels of Our Nature, Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker makes the case for reading as a “technology for perspective-taking” that has the capacity to not only evoke people's empathy but also expand it. “The power of literacy,” as he ...



Burrell schools among country's best for music education
Tribune-Review
For the second year in a row, the Burrell School District has been recognized as one of the best communities for music education by the NAMM Foundation. Burrell was one of 583 school districts across the nation to receive a “Best Communities for Music ...

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Washington Post

Professor: A disturbing story about the influence of the Koch network in higher education
Washington Post
In 2017, Arizona State University launched the new School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, which was funded by the state legislature. The birth of the school was controversial at ASU, in part because it absorbed two think tanks that had ...



The Hill

Let's protect children against disadvantage with early education
The Hill
Likewise, the root causes of low rates of literacy are no mystery. Children who receive high quality early care and education, where the foundation for math, literacy and language acquisition is built with sequential, continuous learning, do better in ...



Las Vegas Review-Journal

Civil rights leader John Lewis promotes education at Las Vegas gala
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Lewis delivered the keynote address at a gala to support Touro University Nevada, a private institution in Henderson that offers degrees in health care and education and has about 1,400 students. Lewis, who along with Martin Luther King Jr. was dubbed ...



Quartz

Nigeria's Buhari, unemployed youth and an education crisis — Quartz
Quartz
I regret to inform you that president Buhari has done it again. Just over two years ago, I had cause to defend the constituency of which I am a part when he made remarks in London during a newspaper interview implying that Nigerians abroad have a ...

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The Columbus Dispatch

Democratic candidates for governor have big plans for education
The Columbus Dispatch
Four Democrats are seeking their party's nomination for governor, and all have ambitious plans for improving Ohio's education system and preparing students for jobs of the future. They are promising universal pre-kindergarten, free college tuition ...

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The Columbus Dispatch

Two GOP candidates for governor take on education issues
The Columbus Dispatch
Attorney General Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor agree that Ohio schools must be held accountable for preparing children to succeed in a rapidly changing economy, and the state must provide the necessary resources for a quality education. Both ...

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Richmond.com

Education briefs for Monday, April 23
Richmond.com
Gift to UR starts effort for well-being center. RICHMOND — The University of Richmond has received a lead gift to launch its fundraising campaign to create a central destination for well-being on campus. The gift, the sum of which the university did ...


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