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  National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Home Page, a part of the U.S. Department of Education
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
Digest of Education Statistics, 2006Jul 26The 42nd in a series of publications initiated in 1962, the Digest's primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school.
Demographic and School Characteristics of Students Receiving Special EducationJul 26This Issue Brief provides a detailed description of the proportion of elementary school students receiving special education in kindergarten, first grade, third grade, and fifth grade; the primary disabilities of these students; and the variation in these measures across a range of demographic and school characteristics.
nces.ed.gov   (275 words)

Education aims at an ideal, and this in turn depends on the view that is taken of man and his destiny, of his relations to God, to his fellowmen, and to the physical world.
As a result of their efforts, education was provided for the clergy in the cathedral schools under the direct supervision of the bishop and for the laity in parochial schools to which all had access.
The university was thus, in the educational sphere, the highest expression of that completeness which had all along characterized the teaching of the Church; and the spirit of inquiry which animated the medieval university remains, in spite of other modification, the essential element in the university of modern times.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05295b.htm   (10780 words)

  Education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Educational psychology is the study of how humans learn in educational settings, the effectiveness of educational interventions, the psychology of teaching, and the social psychology of schools as organizations.
Educational alternatives often are the result of education reform and are rooted in various philosophies that are fundamentally different from those of mainstream compulsory education.
Educational progressives or advocates of unschooling often believe that grades do not necessarily reveal the strengths and weaknesses of a student, and that there is an unfortunate lack of youth voice in the educative process.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Education   (4612 words)

 The Sydney Morning Herald: national, world, business, entertainment, sport and technology news from Australia's leading ...
UNIVERSITY graduates will be able to earn more than previously before they have to start paying their education debt, but students say they are more concerned about having enough to live on while they are studying.
THE federal Minister for Education, Julie Bishop, has put the squeeze on universities, saying they need to prove they are working at optimum efficiency before they can cry poor.
EDUCATION Minister Carmel Tebbutt got a bit more than a tour of the school corridors when she dropped into Newcastle High School yesterday.
www.smh.com.au /education   (870 words)

 holistic education @ the encyclopedia of informal education
Holistic education is based on the premise that each person finds identity, meaning, and purpose in life through connections to the community, to the natural world, and to spiritual values such as compassion and peace.
The purpose of education in tribal cultures is to connect people to their heritage and to their distinct place on earth.
Education is not seen as a technical process to be managed by specialists but as a heroic journey, a challenging quest that each individual undertakes with the support and guidance of the community.
www.infed.org /biblio/holisticeducation.htm   (1721 words)

 Education Department @ Brown
Education at Brown is an interdisciplinary liberal arts field set amongst the study and instruction of education practice and policy.
Johnny Lin (Education concentrator, 08') is taking a semester leave from Brown to work in international development with the Bogota, Colombia-based Escuela Nueva Foundation (www.escuelanueva.org), where he works on a variety of research, fundraising, management, and curriculum development issues.
The Education Department is excited at the opportunity to play a central role in Brown’s response to the report out of the Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice.
www.brown.edu /Departments/Education/index.php   (1214 words)

 Minnesota Department of Education
Visitors to the Minnesota Department of Education booth had the opportunity to meet the program director, instructors and several students from various programs as they provided demonstrations -- including a very cool robotic device -- and answered questions about the STEP program.
Proctor is the 23rd district in the state to opt into Q Comp, and received $460,460 in state aid for the 2006-07 school year for implementation efforts.
The average ACT score for Minnesota students in 2006 was again the highest in the nation among states where the majority of high school graduates took the test, according to results released today by ACT.
education.state.mn.us /html/mde_home.htm   (919 words)

The indicators represent a consensus of professional judgment on significant national measures of the condition and progress of education.
Topics in the Digest include: the number of schools and colleges; teachers; enrollments; graduates; educational attainment; finances; federal funds for education; employment and income of graduates; libraries; technology; and international comparisons.
This annual report, a joint effort by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and National Center for Education Statistics, this annual report examines crime occurring in school as well as on the way to and from school.
nces.ed.gov /edstats   (391 words)

 Education in Aruba
The excellent education system of Aruba, which is organized along similar lines as the system in the Netherlands, provides for education at all levels.
In the 1994 budget 16.6 percent was earmarked for the recurrent expenses of education and 20 percent for investments.
Higher Education: In Aruba there are two institutes of higher education: the University of Aruba (UA) and the Teacher Trainee College (IPA).
www.aruba.com /pages/education.htm   (474 words)

 Education Week: News and Information About Education Issues
A panel of math education experts answered questions about what's being done to increase rigor and raise student achievement in the subject.
An EPE analysis reveals that states may not be accurately capturing the magnitude of the dropout problem.
The chairman of the House education committee said that there was no support among lawmakers for continuing the law without significant revisions.
www.edweek.org   (0 words)

 Education:Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
OECD Education Ministers met informally in Copenhagen under the chairmanship of Bertel Haarder, Danish Minister for Education and Ecclesiastical Affairs on 22 and 23 January to discuss vocational education and training.
This is a collaborative project to assist the design and implementation of tertiary education policies which contribute to the realisation of social and economic objectives of countries.
Ministers of Higher Education from OECD countries and invited observers met in Athens on 27-28 June 2006 to discuss how to ensure that quality, equity and efficiency characterise all aspects of higher education.
www.oecd.org /topic/0,2686,en_2649_37455_1_1_1_1_37455,00.html   (841 words)

 Education Teaching refdesk.com
Digest of Education Statistics, 2001 - The Digest of Education Statistics provides a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of education from prekindergarten through graduate school.
Educational Testing Service Network - definitive information about college and graduate school admissions and placement tests, with sample test questions, test preparation, and test registration.
USA Education Report Card - Site is the first state-by-state report card of higher education with grades on performance in five categories: preparation, participation, affordability, completion, and economic and civic benefits.
www.refdesk.com /educate.html   (2514 words)

 Education - Wex
One government function is education, which is administered through the public school system by the Department of Education (http://www.ed.gov).
The Equal Education Opportunities Act of 1974 provides that no state shall deny equal educational opportunity to an individual on the basis of race, color, sex, or national origin.
Parents have a fundamental right to direct the education of their children, including the right to choose a private school.
www.law.cornell.edu /topics/education.html   (579 words)

The goal of the IEEE education programs is to ensure the growth of skill and knowledge among the technical profession and to foster individual commitment to continuing education among IEEE members, the engineering and scientific community, and the general public.
Educational Activities offers educational opportunities such as IEEE Expert Now, the Education Partners Program, and Standards in Education.
The IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) recommends policies on educational matters and implements programs specifically intended to serve the educational pursuits of IEEE members, the engineering and scientific communities, and the general public.
www.ieee.org /web/education/home/index.html   (459 words)

 National Academies' Subject Hub for Education
~ brings to the Academies education studies the wisdom of practice of some of the nation’s most accomplished classroom teachers.
~ oversees issues in science education from early childhood through adulthood, within school settings and outside of formal school settings and looks to identify areas of significant interest to those in the policy, research and practitioner communities.
The workshops are designed to support and encourage MSP grantees to implement evidence-based research in their individual projects.
www.nas.edu /education   (315 words)

 USAID: Education and Universities
In its work in education in crisis situations, the Basic Education and Policy Support Activity team strives to address, install and put into practice enduring values of respect, trust, equity and social responsibility.
For this reason, USAID emphasizes programs of support for basic education and places a special emphasis on improving opportunities for girls, women and other underserved and disadvantaged populations.
A flexible approach to education and training enables USAID to respond to the variety of learning challenges that are being faced by people around the world as they live and work.
www.usaid.gov /our_work/education_and_universities   (336 words)

 Internet Public Library: Education
Education that takes place outside of traditional public or parochial school systems, such as homeschooling, as well as education programs that are offered as alternatives within formal educational systems and provide innovative and flexible instruction, curriculum, grading systems, degree requirements.
Education beyond the secondary level, especially education at the college or university level.
Education for international understanding, often includes the study of educational, social, political, and economic forces of international relations.
www.ipl.org /div/subject/browse/edu00.00.00   (1453 words)

 USAID: Assistance for Iraq - Education
Through the Higher Education and Development (HEAD) more than 1,500 Iraqi faculty and students have participated in workshops, trainings, conferences, and courses all over the world since January 2004.
Rural residents and women have been hit hardest; only 37 percent of rural women can read, and 30 percent of Iraqi girls of high school age are enrolled in school compared with 42 percent of boys.
USAID and the Ministry of Education are working together to improve access to quality education in Iraq at the primary, secondary, and university levels.
www.usaid.gov /iraq/accomplishments/education.html   (680 words)

 ACE | Home
The American Council on Education, the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.
ACE is a federally registered trademark of the American Council on Education and may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the American Council on Education.
The Senate today unanimously passed the Higher Education Amendments of 2007 (S. 1642), taking a significant step toward reauthorizing the Higher Education Act of 1965, which has languished in Congress since it was due to be renewed in September 2004.
www.acenet.edu   (0 words)

 Welcome to the Texas Education Agency
The Texas Education Agency and the State Board for Educator Certification have received many e-mails and phone calls from educators regarding the recent release of educators test scores by an Investigative Reporter in the Houston area.
The Governor’s Educator Excellence Award Program—Texas Educator Excellence Award Grant (TEEG) is authorized by House Bill 1, enacted in the third called session of the 79th legislative session, Subchapter N, awards for student achievement.
The Texas School Directory is an annual publication of contact information for Texas Education Agency offices and staff and for all regional education service centers, public school districts, charter operators, public schools and charter schools in the state.
www.tea.state.tx.us   (0 words)

 Education @ AFI
The AFI Screen Education Center empowers teachers and students to use the techniques of filmmaking to transform the learning process.
The AFI Screen Education Center empowers teachers to use filmmaking and media production as a way to engage students in the study of traditional subject matter, giving them new tools for expressing their knowledge and understanding.
Using digital cameras and editing tools to tell stories, students who participate in AFI's Screen Education Center program prepare for jobs of the future by becoming literate in the language of the 21st Century.
www.afi.com /education   (342 words)

The Education Program of the World Bank Institute’s Human Development Group forms an integral part of the Institute’s mission goal: “promoting knowledge and learning for a better world.” The program addresses the need among client countries for capacity development to improve the quality, efficiency, equity and sustainability of education reforms.
In order to do so, the Education Program focuses on improving the provision of basic education as well as post-basic provision, particularly in the context of meeting the needs of the knowledge economy.
The Education Program enhances capacities in countries at the individual, organizational, and societal levels by customizing learning offerings to specific national needs and priorities and by designing programs with long-term institution building in mind.
web.worldbank.org /WBSITE/EXTERNAL/WBI/WBIPROGRAMS/EDUCATIONLP/0,,menuPK:460949~pagePK:64156143~piPK:64154155~theSitePK:460909,00.html   (294 words)

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