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Governor christie spars over teachers’ union with democratic congressman

May 31,2011 by: Susan Edmondson

Governor Christie declared that the political environment was ripe to bring about bipartisan support for the fundamental education reforms, after sparring with the Democratic congressman from California over the role of teachers’ union. During the national town hall panel discussion at Washington D.C., Christie stated that they must take advantage of this moment or will have to be prepared for what they get. While praising the Obama administration for tying significant federal funding to reforms, he also agreed with Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., that there was a shift in the political debate over the Race to the Top program. Miller … (more) May 31, 2011

Five recipients receive the pay-it-forward awards from bryant & stratton college online

May 29,2011 by: Susan Edmondson

In an announcement made today by Bryant & Stratton College, it declared that five of its deserving students would be awarded full-tuition Pay-It-Forward Scholarships. The students would attend the Bryant & Stratton College Online. There was also a second full-tuition scholarship (Pay-It-Forward) which was awarded to someone else. These scholarships had been launched by Bryant & Stratton College Online during last fall. This scholarship program was essentially designed to help recognize talent and reward students who wish to improve their own lives and also enrich the lives of the others by sharing the gift of education. There were ten finalists … (more) May 29, 2011

Cyber security research center created by UTSA college of business

May 27,2011 by: Susan Edmondson

The Center for Education and Research in Information and Infrastructure Security (CERI) has been established by The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business (UTSA). Dr. Fred Chang who is the AT&T Distinguished Chair in Infrastructure Assurance and Security in the College of Business would be at the helm of CERI. The center would foster student involvement in research in the College of Business and would be conducting high-impact research in Information Assurance and Security. The center itself is interdisciplinary in nature and it has more than $300,000 in research funding. CERI has entered a partnership with Lockheed … (more) May 27, 2011

Community colleges and their online education trends

May 25,2011 by: Susan Edmondson

There has been a 9% increase in the distance education enrollments that has been reported by Community Colleges starting from fall of 2009 to fall of 2010. This report is as per the national survey which released its report of two-year institutions on Tuesday by the Instructional Technology Council which is an affiliated council of the American Association of Community Colleges. This is an increase that is over the 7% increase in the overall student enrollment in higher education and an 8% increase at the community colleges around the same time period. There have been several factors that may have … (more) May 25, 2011

Christie administration increases state average spending per pupil

May 23,2011 by: Susan Edmondson

The amount that the New Jersey Public School districts spend per pupil has been increased by the Christie administration. The state average rate has been increased by several thousands of dollars and amounts to $17,800. The state average during the 2008-2009 was around $13,200 per student and the costs had been adjusted during the 2009-2010 school year where other costs were included such as transportation, debt payments, federal funding, as well as legal judgments that could vary to a large extent from one district to another. According to the Christie Administration, the new figures are transparent and more complete. Christopher … (more) May 23, 2011