Education March 15, 2016: Senate confirms new education secretary John King Jr. that will oversee ESSA law

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Senate confirms new education secretary John King Jr. that will oversee ESSA law

By Bonnie K. Goodman

March 15, 2016 2:42 PM MST

 The Senate confirmed John B. King, Jr. officially making him the new Secretary of Education; he  will lead the implementation of the new education law Every Student Succeeds Act, March 14, 2016
The Senate confirmed John B. King, Jr. officially making him the new Secretary of Education; he will lead the implementation of the new education law Every Student Succeeds Act, March 14, 2016
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Education February 23, 2016: What students should expect on the newly redesigned SAT exam on March 5

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What students should expect on the newly redesigned SAT exam on March 5

By Bonnie K. Goodman

February 23, 2016 1:20 PM MST

Anxious students, gear up to take the newly redesigned SAT exam on March 5, educators are most concerned about the heavy text exam
Anxious students, gear up to take the newly redesigned SAT exam on March 5, educators are most concerned about the heavy text exam
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Education January 24, 2016: College Board reschedules last old SAT exam Feb 20 after snowstorm cancellations

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College Board reschedules last old SAT exam Feb 20 after snowstorm cancellations

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January 24, 2016 1:38 PM MST

SAT test centers in the East Coast states affected by the massive snowstorm cancelled the exam on Saturday, Jan. 23 rescheduling it for Feb. 20
SAT test centers in the East Coast states affected by the massive snowstorm cancelled the exam on Saturday, Jan. 23 rescheduling it for Feb. 20
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Education January 17, 2016: College Board problems PSAT/NMSQT score delays only a quarter received results

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College Board problems PSAT/NMSQT score delays only a quarter received results

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January 17, 2016 8:50 PM MST

 Problems persist with the College Board's new score system; nearly three million high school students cannot access their results from the October 2015 PSAT/NMSQT exam, Jan. 17, 2016
Problems persist with the College Board’s new score system; nearly three million high school students cannot access their results from the October 2015 PSAT/NMSQT exam, Jan. 17, 2016
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Education January 11, 2016: Detroit schools close as teachers take sick out protesting pay and conditions

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Detroit schools close as teachers take sick out protesting pay and conditions

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January 11, 2016 5:26 PM MST

Teachers at over 60 Detroit, Michigan schools went on strike calling it a "sick-out," the teachers are protesting their pay, teaching conditions and lack of funding for the public schools, Jan. 11, 2016
Teachers at over 60 Detroit, Michigan schools went on strike calling it a “sick-out,” the teachers are protesting their pay, teaching conditions and lack of funding for the public schools, Jan. 11, 2016
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Education December 17, 2015: US high school graduation rates at record high, still lag behind global averages

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US high school graduation rates at record high, still lag behind global averages

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December 17, 2015, 5:41 PM MST

The United States recorded their best high school graduation rates, but the country is still behind the rates of most western countries, Dec. 15, 2015
The United States recorded their best high school graduation rates, but the country is still behind the rates of most Western countries, Dec. 15, 2015
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Education September 16, 2015: Obama begins back to school bus tour unveils education agenda

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Obama begins back to school bus tour unveils education agenda

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Examiner.com, September 16, 2015, 9:46 AM MST

President Barack Obama speaks to parents and students at a town hall in a Des Moines, Iowa High School about higher education access and affordability, Sept. 14, 2015

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President Barack Obama speaks to parents and students at a town hall in a Des Moines, Iowa High School about higher education access and affordability, Sept. 14, 2015
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Education September 2, 2015: Teacher shortage crisis leaves school year in trouble in many states

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Teacher shortage crisis leaves school year in trouble in many states 

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Examiner.com, September 2, 2015, 8:06 AM MST

Nationwide states are experiencing teacher shortages just weeks and even days before the start of the new school year, some states are finding temporary solutions, but the state governments need to solve the problem before it is too late, Aug. 2014
Nationwide states are experiencing teacher shortages just weeks, and even days before the start of the new school year, some states are finding temporary solutions, but the state governments need to solve the problem before it is too late, Aug. 2014
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Universities May 21, 2014: Obama’s review plans to rate and improve teacher education preparation programs

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Obama’s review plans to rate and improve teacher education preparation programs

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Examiner.com, May 20, 2014, 8:44 PM MST

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the Obama administration's plans to improve teacher preparation programs by creating an alumi job performance feedback and rating system in each state, April 25, 2014
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the Obama administration’s plans to improve teacher preparation programs by creating an alumni job performance feedback and rating system in each state, April 25, 2014
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Universities March 14, 2014: Bachelor’s degree value rises becomes new high school diploma

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Bachelor’s degree value rises becomes new high school diploma

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Examiner.com, March 14, 2014, 1:39 PM MST

Two new studies from the Pew Research Center in the US and Council of Ontario Universities in Canada determined that a bachelor's degree is the minimum and best education necessary for career sucess
Two new studies from the Pew Research Center in the US and Council of Ontario Universities in Canada determined that a bachelor’s degree is the minimum and best education necessary for career sucess
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