One state legislator in Pennsylvania has had enough with the states education cuts. The governor, Republican Tom Corbett, is pushing for another $1.4 billion in cuts as part of what he calls an attempt to right-size the states system.
The legislator, Republican State Senator Jake Corman, has announced that hes going to resist these budget changes. According to an article by Laura Olson in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
The chairman of the state Senate Appropriations Committee says Pennsylvanias colleges have shouldered their fair share of budget cuts, and he will be pushing to keep funding for those schools at current levels.
Corman, who chairs that panel, expressed concerns during a hearing this morning with the state education secretary that continued cuts will force Penn State, Pitt, Temple and Lincoln universities to alter their missions. Reductions in the current year already have made them into state-barely-related universities, he said.I think higher education has done enough, said Mr.
There are more than 34,000 PGCE and under graduate teacher training places for 2012-13
More than 300 university-based teacher training courses in England could face closure or merger, as funds are switched towards school-based training.
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West Broward’s Shayina Green scores over Douglas’ Brooke Stoddard during the second half of their Class 8A regional semifinal game. (Michael Laughlin, Sun Sentinel)
PARKLAND — Colleen Chatfield scored a game-high 15 points to lead three Bobcats in double figures as West Broward advanced to the team’s first Class 8A girls basketball regional final in the school’s history with a 49-45 victory over host Douglas on Tuesday night.
West Broward (18-3) rallied from a 16-8 first quarter deficit as Shayina Green scored six of her 12 points in the third quarter as the Bobcats outscored Douglas, 11-3 in the quarter. Tiana
Over the course of six years Claremont McKenna College lied about its incoming students SAT scores, inflating them by 10-20 points. When administrators discovered the problem, the ramifications were serious. They may become even more serious. This is despite the fact that the actual deception was pretty meaningless.
As I wrote earlier in the week the financial planning magazine Kiplingers has dropped Claremont McKenna College from its prominent Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges list. U.S. News also plans to recalculate its rakings due to the Claremont deception.
But, according to Daniel de Vise, its not just the rankings the school needs to worry about. As he writes in the Washington Post:
This apparently went on for several years.
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A newly updated Scottish government website indicates that pupils in East Renfrewshire have the best chance of leaving school with good exam results.
The postcode-searchable tool showed that 55% of teenagers studying in the council area stayed on at school and secured three or more Highers.
In East Lothian, where there is a similar demographic, 27% of pupils secured three or more Highers.
The special website can search independent, state and special schools.
Schools in the East Renfrewshire Council area have had a long-held reputation for delivering the best exam results in the country.
Its education convener, Councillor Alan Lafferty, said: “The performance of our schools right across the board is cause for celebration.