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  1. Could a vertical school solve overcrowding in Canberra?Tue, 20 Nov 2018 12:16:15 GMT
    Building the capital's first vertical school along the new light rail corridor could help ease classroom overcrowding, according to the ACT's peak parents group. In a recent budget submission, the ACT Council of Parents and Citizens Associations warned schools were bracing for "significant population growth" over the next decade and called on the government to build a multi-storey school in the inner north as well as a campus in east Gungahlin and a new primary school in central Belconnen. More...
  2. College test prep scams targeting parents of high school studentsTue, 20 Nov 2018 10:01:52 GMT
    The scammers claim to be from the organization responsible for the PSAT and SAT tests. They call or email you, asking for credit card numbers so they can send prep materials that the student has supposedly requested. More...
  3. Worcester school officials, frustrated homeschooling families, try to reach common groundTue, 20 Nov 2018 05:50:05 GMT
    WORCESTER – Homeschooling parents found some common ground with school officials at a School Committee meeting Monday evening, but still had fundamental differences over some of the issues that caused many of their education plans to be delayed for approval by the district earlier this year. In particular, people attending a meeting of the school board's Standing Committee on Governance and Employee Issues were frustrated by what they saw as the School Department's freelancing approach to handling their applications to homeschool children for the current school year. More...
  4. The Smith Family urges community to share Christmas with children in needTue, 20 Nov 2018 05:50:04 GMT
    The Smith Family has called on the Manning community to help young Australians in need this Christmas. The charity will aim to raise $3.8 million nationally to assist more than 9,000 children with essential learning support and mentoring programs to help them catch up and keep up at school. More...
  5. Indigenous Teachers Education Project Receives $1.2 Million GrantTue, 20 Nov 2018 03:47:47 GMT
    A $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, awarded to the Indigenous Teacher Education Project, will establish new tribal partnerships and encourage STEM education at indigenous elementary schools. The Indigenous Teacher Education Project began in 2016 at the University of Arizona's College of Education with the goal of increasing the number of indigenous teachers educating students at indigenous schools and communities. More...
  6. EBR Virtual Academy likely to close, reopen under private provider, superintendent saysTue, 20 Nov 2018 01:39:06 GMT
    The East Baton Rouge Parish school system wants to make another, different, attempt at attracting children to a program that offers a free, public education online. Superintendent Warren Drake says he's likely to shut down the school system's 2-year-old EBR Virtual Academy in favor of something new, but still to be determined. More...
  7. Bloomberg Businessweek Announces Best U.S. Business SchoolsMon, 19 Nov 2018 23:34:43 GMT
    Bloomberg Businessweek conducted its 2018 survey of 10,473 MBA students, 15,050 alumni, and 3,698 recruiters about their business school experiences and their goals. Their answers, in addition to information about salary and job-placement data from each school, combined to create each school's rank. More...
  8. Canberra Now: School's out for protest; property owners avoid disputesMon, 19 Nov 2018 21:21:44 GMT
    Today there's a good chance of up to 8 millimetres in rain, and it's expected to reach 30 degrees , climbing from a low of 9. Then, there'll be more rain on Wednesday ... and probably Thursday. With a windy Friday predicted, you might be wondering where those gentle, sunny Canberra spring days went. More...