Local parent leads charge to keep Innovation Academy open | Latest Headlines

A local parent is leading an 11th-hour effort to try and prevent a school closure in Sullivan County. This spring, Heather Imburgia’s son Declan finished sixth grade at the Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee, a sixth- to eighth-grade science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) school in Blountville. This August, Declan will have to find another … Read more

Published by Education spending freeze claims don’t hold up | Opinion

The BC Liberals on Tuesday sent out a press release doubling down on their earlier comments the NDP government has implemented a freeze on education spending. “Trustees confirm what Horgan won’t: school capital freeze is real,” the Liberal release claimed at 12:56 p.m. Yet, four hours earlier that morning, we got a news release from … Read more

Schapiro: Fight over education becoming schoolyard brawl | Govt-and-politics

JEFF E. SCHAPIRO Richmond Times-Dispatch To Dan Gecker, Virginia’s new Republican governor, Glenn Youngkin, would rather create problems for public schools than solve them – because it’s good politics. “He seems to be saying Virginia schools are a victim of low expectations,” said Gecker, chairman of the Virginia Board of Education – and a Democrat … Read more

Campaign hopes to build support for early childhood education in Nebraska | Education

Lindsey Jarecki and her husband moved to his hometown of Albion about a decade ago to open a law practice and raise their family. After making the move, the couple quickly faced the harsh reality that there were no available child care spots where they now lived. That meant Jarecki, a former Elkhorn Public Schools … Read more

East, West high schools to form girls wrestling teams | Education News

MARIA KUIPER WATERLOO – East and West high schools are bringing new teams to the mat. The Board of Education is expected to approve the formation of girls’ wrestling teams at both schools when it meets at 5 pm Monday at the Education Service Center, 1516 Washington St. The proposal follows the Iowa Girls High … Read more

Youth First: Education beyond the classroom | Lifestyles

Did you know that according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, half of American adults cannot read a book written at an 8th grade level? Although this statistic may be surprising to some, it reveals the need for learning to extend beyond the classroom. Teachers are amazing individuals, but they have limited resources … Read more

UL Lafayette’s first lady, Gail Savoie, dies at 67; arrangements pending | Education

Gail Heinbach Savoie, first lady at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, died Sunday, the university announced. She was 67. A native of Calcasieu Parish, married for 44 years to UL President E. Joseph Savoie, she was an elementary school teacher and his partner in his roles as a university administrator and commissioner of higher … Read more

‘The Walls around Opportunity’ examines higher education barriers | Books

BOOK REVIEW “The Walls Around Opportunity: The Failure of Colorblind Policy for Higher Education ” by Gary Orfield. Princeton University Press. 365 pages, $ 29.95. In the 21st century, a college degree makes an enormous difference in employment, health, wealth, political and civic engagement. Nonetheless, Gary Orfield reminds, there is a huge gap in college … Read more

Board of Education 2022-23 budget ‘incredibly disappointing,’ says Saskatoon Teachers’ Federation – Saskatoon

The last two and a half years amid the COVID crisis have been really hard on schools, students and teachers and now further cuts are being made according to the Saskatoon Teachers’ Federation. “Unfortunately the cuts that are made always inevitably affect our most vulnerable students first, and that’s really unfortunate,” said Patrick Maze, STF … Read more

Youngkin participates in Southwest Virginia education roundtable | Govt. & Politics

Joaquin Mancera Bristol Herald Courier ABINGDON – Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin attended a roundtable discussion focused on education at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon on Monday. At the beginning of the roundtable, Youngkin highlighted his administration’s commitment to improving Virginia’s education system and gave a brief update on the education budget that … Read more