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South Carolina Education Panel Recommended Increased Spending on Recruiting Teachers

December 14,2012 by: admin

The budget recommendation presented by the Education Oversight Committee includes expenditure of supplementary $1 million USD on ‘Teach for America, program. Furthermore, the committee plans to rake out $2 million USD on extensive students’ loans for potential educators, and $400,000 USD on the vigorous Teaching Fellows scholarship program. Melanie Barton, EOC Executive Director stated in this context that it is particularly a teacher focused budget that the committee is striving to achieve in association with the legislators. Significant budget cut by the state across the past few years resulted in lay-offs to thousands, which included a major portion of the … (more) December 14, 2012

An Online Education Experiment by WellesleyX

December 05,2012 by: admin

Online education has been touted to become the most preferred form of higher education since it enables a lot of students, especially the ones with monetary constraints, to complete their studies and hone their job skills. This is one of the innovations that offer students a better option as compared to attending standard classes. However, learning centers that have been the pioneers in this field have always exerted a cautious approach because many believe that it is a great mode of training students instead of educating them. Speaking about the initiative of Wellesley College in the field of online education, … (more) December 5, 2012

Online education gets a boost with the new education funding proposal

November 19,2012 by: admin

The Michigan Public Education Finance Act that has been recently proposed by the state government would serve as a replacement to the 1979 School Aid Act which currently governs the funding, education and selection process in Michigan. The advisors for Snyder said that the main objective of bringing about radical changes to the current act is to create citizens who can carve out a career successfully. However, the educators in this state who have been waiting to get a sneak peek into the bill being proposed fear the worst. They opine that the implementation of the new draft bill would … (more) November 19, 2012

Power outage did not disrupt online classes for this charter school

November 08,2012 by: admin

Situated in Sparta, the Sussex County Charter School for Technology was shut down and went without power since the torrential winds and rains caused due to Superstorm Sandy caused havoc in this region. The school was left without power from Monday to late Tuesday when power was restored. However, despite this issue, this school became the first in the country to conduct online classes to ensure the 225 students who had enrolled for middle school do not fall behind schedule. The Sussex County Charter School of Technology is a public school that follows the core curriculum standards set by New … (more) November 8, 2012

Is There Any Gap in Pay due to Gender? New Study Confirms Persisting Gap

October 29,2012 by: admin

When President Obama and his challenger from Republican Party, Mitt Romney met at the second debate on October 16, Katherine Fenton, a 24-year old teacher asked the college graduates on their positions on equal pay between men and women. The teacher was overwhelmed by the deluge of online criticism that started even when the debate was live on air. Matthew Vadum, a conservative author tweeted that Katherine Fenton has initiated the feminist and leftist lie about women not getting equal pay. Even though such criticisms are abound on the Internet that there is no pay gap due to gender, a … (more) October 29, 2012