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Tennessee to Expand Tuition-Free College Program

Introduction At a time when some states are cutting back on their investment in education, Governor Bill Haslam of Tennessee is expanding on the state’s college education initiative (TennesseePromise.gov) by extending tuition-free education to adults through the Tennessee Reconnect program. Integral to education access is the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act — “legislation to increase broadband access to Tennessee’s… Continue reading Tennessee to Expand Tuition-Free College Program

Education, Economy, and National Security

Introduction For several years I’ve been inspired by the TennesseePromise.gov program, a ‘college for all program’ created by a conservative Republican governor Bill Haslam. Making higher education more accessible is a strategy used by conservatives and those in business to promote a greater skilled workforce for industry and economic prosperity. It’s not only good for… Continue reading Education, Economy, and National Security

EDUCATION – Ellen DeGeneres Meets With Teacher Michael Bonner

Mr. Bonner is an inspiring second grade teacher at North Carolina’s South Greenville Elementary, where a majority of students have difficult home lives and many are homeless. When Ellen heard about how Mr. Bonner’s unique, rap-filled teaching methods encourage students to go above and beyond, she couldn’t wait to meet him — and give his… Continue reading EDUCATION – Ellen DeGeneres Meets With Teacher Michael Bonner

Burka Avenger: “Justice, peace and education for all!”

In this new animated adventure series, a young Muslim woman with superpowers becomes “Burka Avenger.” Explaining her mission, she states, “Now, I use my powers for good. I stand for justice, peace and education for all. I fight against the forces of tyranny and ignorance… because I am Burka Avenger!” Al Jazeera says Burka Avenger… Continue reading Burka Avenger: “Justice, peace and education for all!”

EDUCATION – Ellen DeGeneres Meets With Teacher Nicole Bollerman

Nicole Bollerman, a third-grade teacher at UP Academy Dorchester, appeared on The Ellen Show. Her name might sound familiar. Last year, Bollerman received nationwide recognition after she won $150,000 in a CapitalOne “#WishForOthers” contest, only to donate all of her winnings back to her school. Further Reading Learn more about Nicole in the Boston Magazine… Continue reading EDUCATION – Ellen DeGeneres Meets With Teacher Nicole Bollerman

The Value of a Community College Education

Abstract This study provides one of the first estimates of the returns to different types of community college credentials—short-term certificates, long-term certificates, and associate degrees—across different fields of study. We exploit a rich data set that includes matched, longitudinal college transcripts and Unemployment Insurance records for students who entered a Washington State community college in… Continue reading The Value of a Community College Education

What Does the PISA Report Tell Us About U.S. Education?

When the OECD releases the PISA report every three years, many people use the ranking to claim public education in the U.S. is failing and push their corporate education reform agenda. But looking at the data, lessons that can be learned from the highest performing countries point in a completely different direction. For more information:… Continue reading What Does the PISA Report Tell Us About U.S. Education?

The English Teacher – Nathan Lane and Julianne Moore

Update: 29 Apr 2022 When this post was created in August 2013, the movie “The English Teacher” was viewable for free from Amogo Networx on their YouTube channel. [View] As of 29 Apr 2022, that video is not available from Amogo. Free Movies from Google The official Google YouTube offering of movies includes some that… Continue reading The English Teacher – Nathan Lane and Julianne Moore

Pearson Education – Accessibility Guidelines for Digital Learning Products

Summary. Shown below are the Pearson Education Accessibility Guidelines for Digital Learning Products. The goal of these guidelines is to make learning technologies accessible. The 42 guideline points are expanded upon below, and full details are available on the Pearson website. [Source: Pearson Education] Purpose. The guidelines explain how to… Make educational Web media accessible to people… Continue reading Pearson Education – Accessibility Guidelines for Digital Learning Products