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  Public Education Network: Resources
Public Education Network (PEN) is a national organization of local education funds (LEFs) and individuals working to improve public schools and build citizen support for quality public education in low-income communities across the nation.
To build public demand and mobilize resources for quality public education for all children through a national constituency of local education funds and individuals.
Our strategic plan seeks to elevate public education to a pre-eminent position in the public arena, and re-establish its place as the prime public institution fundamental to a democratic and civil society.
www.publiceducation.org /members.asp   (0 words)

  
  Public Education in the United States - MSN Encarta
After the American Revolution (1775-1783), the founders of the United States argued that education was essential for the prosperity and survival of the new nation.
Their reform efforts focused on elementary education, on the idea that all young children should be schooled, and on the notion that the content of education should be the same for everyone.
Public financing for secondary education was rare until 1874, when a Michigan Supreme Court decision involving the city of Kalamazoo established that communities could use local property taxes to support high schools.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761571494/Public_Education_in_the_United_States.html   (1838 words)

  
 United Methodist Women/GBGM Women's Division
At a time when education is the buzz word in political campaigns and budget discussions from the federal government to state legislative houses and into local communities, it is appropriate for people of faith to take a serious look at public education.
If we believe with some of our founding fathers that education is the foundation of a democratic society, then the question arises as to what we want the future citizens of that society to know and what obligations the total society has to prepare children for their future– our future.
Public schools are expected to educate all children in the community- regardless of family background, economic status, or other elements of diversity.
gbgm-umc.org /missionstudies/PublicEducation/index.cfm   (577 words)

  
 A History of Public Education In The United States
American public education differs from that of many other nations in that it is primarily the responsibility of the states and individual school districts.
As a result of their efforts, free public education at the elementary level was available for all American children by the end of the 19th century.
It is essential to look at the history of public education along with the events shaping the country in the early years of the 20th century.
www.servintfree.net /~aidmn-ejournal/publications/2001-11/PublicEducationInTheUnitedStates.html   (2223 words)

  
 PUBLIC EDUCATION   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Public support for waste reduction and material recovery is an indispensable ingredient in achieving the adoption and implementation of new and expanded programs.
Ongoing public education efforts often do not show how effective your message has been on a day-to-day level, but such efforts help to condition the public to be receptive to more targeted and specific communications when they occur, about specific events and activities.
Environmental education in its broadest sense encompasses awareness raising, acquiring new perspectives, values, knowledge, and skills, and both the formal and informal processes that lead to changed behaviour in support of a sustainable environment.
www.crra.com /zerowaste/links/education.htm   (1753 words)

  
 The Future of Public Education in New Orleans
Education could be one of the bright spots in New Orleans' recovery effort, which may even establish a new model for school districts nationally.
This is not to say that the current education situation in New Orleans is not dire; nor should it suggest that the district has a history as a lighthouse of excellence.
The public school population might also be much smaller and differently composed in the future if, for example, a building boom attracts large numbers of Latino workers and families.
www.urban.org /publications/900913.html   (1077 words)

  
 Public Education Network: Donate
For many children, the education they receive in their local public school is their best hope for a chance to live the American dream.
Public schools in low-income communities typically receive the fewest resources, are assigned the least experienced teachers, and have the worst physical facilities.
Public education opens the door for all children to a future as productive and responsible citizens in a democratic and civil society.
transaction.publiceducation.org /home.cfm?Action=Donate   (215 words)

  
 Enterprising Education: Doing Away with the Public School System - Mises Institute
If the purpose of providing public schooling is to create an informed citizenry capable of choosing those individuals who run the nation, then surely the power to determine what is taught and how should not be rested in the hands of the governing individuals.
All the arguments in favor of a public provision of primary education prove to be unfounded and/or incorrect.
As well, if an educated citizenry is to be considered necessary for the operation of the republican government, then it is an inexcusable conflict of interest when elected officials are the ones in charge of providing that education.
www.mises.org /story/2216   (5111 words)

  
 Education - Economics of Education
Education economists analyze both what determines or creates education and what impact education has on individuals and the societies and economies in which they live.
Public expenditure analyses for the education sector in a country help the education economists identify the expenditure on education and the share of the government's expenditure, the means of financing the education sector, whether there is equitable distribution of resources, and if the spending is adequate and sustainable.
SBM can improve educational outcomes firstly by improving accountability of principals and teachers to students, parents and teachers, and secondly by allowing local decision-makers to determine the appropriate mix of inputs and education policies adapted to local realities and needs.
web.worldbank.org /WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTEDUCATION/0,,contentMDK:20264769~menuPK:613701~pagePK:148956~piPK:216618~theSitePK:282386,00.html   (518 words)

  
 PUBLIC EDUCATION
Public support for waste reduction and material recovery is an indispensable ingredient in achieving the adoption and implementation of new and expanded programs.
Ongoing public education efforts often do not show how effective your message has been on a day-to-day level, but such efforts help to condition the public to be receptive to more targeted and specific communications when they occur, about specific events and activities.
Environmental education in its broadest sense encompasses awareness raising, acquiring new perspectives, values, knowledge, and skills, and both the formal and informal processes that lead to changed behaviour in support of a sustainable environment.
www.blackfoot.net /~lcitrino/education.htm   (1703 words)

  
 Public Education and Awareness
Some educational topics, material and approaches may suit a broad spectrum of audiences, but in other instances activities should be tailored to a specific audience.
The public education programme will benefit from the designation of a staff member with aptitude for this type of work, as a ''focal point'' who will coordinate the programme's activities.
Education materials such as pamphlets, posters, slides and videos can be developed in-house, or with help from other agencies and sponsors such as the media, businesses and insurance companies.
www.wmo.ch /web/ddbs/pwsp/PublicEducationAndAwareness.html   (1767 words)

  
 Education: Overview
The prevailing view is that public education as a whole is in bad shape and renewed efforts are needed to fix it.
Congress is now turning its attention to special education; supporters say the program helps children in need, while critics say it provides a financial incentive to schools to place children in special programs even when they might not need it.
By giving parents vouchers that could be used for students to attend either public or private schools, parents could choose the school that's best for their child, and public schools would be forced to improve in order to compete.
www.publicagenda.org /issues/overview.cfm?issue_type=education   (1040 words)

  
 Modern Education, lack of academics, psychiatry, behavioral psychology, "science" and the ultimate betrayal ...
Modern education, especially as it exists in the government controlled public schools, has deteriorated continually over the past 100 years.
The idea behind traditional education was to prepare the student with as wide and strong a base as possible for future success and contribution in the world.
The attention in education has gone from cognitive skills and effective thinking ability, to affective things, such as how the student feels, what he believes and what attitudes he has.
www.sntp.net /education/education.htm   (1653 words)

  
 PublicEye.org - Confronting the Attack on Public Education
Christian Right and other conservative groups are waging a concerted campaign to win public sympathy and support for education "reforms." These include vouchers, privatization, "parental rights," and an end to bilingual education, among others.
Public schools play a critical role in transmitting values and habits of tolerance and respect for diversity essential to a healthy democracy.
Whatever your level of interest or involvement-activist, community leader, policy maker, educator, concerned parent--this 164-page primer and resource guide can give you clarity on the issues and the informational tools you need to be effective.
www.publiceye.org /ark/education/brochure.html   (466 words)

  
 A Parent Concerned about Trends in Public Education
Goals 2000, workforce education, block scheduling, affective education, whole language, and the emphasis on "developmentally appropriate" education often represent deters from what parents really want and from what I believe kids really need: mastery of academic skills and acquisition of basic knowledge in core areas.
"Public schools were never meant to be the vehicle for massive social experiments aimed at achieving the questionable utopian goals of an elite few," she says.
Their publications are excellent, well documented, and worth reading if you want to be informed about the facts of political life and education in Wisconsin.
www.jefflindsay.com /Education.shtml   (0 words)

  
 EDUCATION ­ PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Directs the department of education, on or before July 1, 2002, to submit to the governor and the education committees of the senate and the house of representatives a report on class size in the first priority state model content standard area classes.
Requires an amount of state education fund moneys to be appropriated to the school capital construction expenditures reserve equal to the amount of state education fund moneys appropriated to the department of education for allocation to school districts and qualified charter schools.
Specifies that moneys credited to the state education fund, appropriated from the fund, or distributed from the fund and expended by any school district are exempt from constitutional limitations on state and local government fiscal year spending and the statutory limitation on general fund appropriations growth.
www.state.co.us /gov_dir/leg_dir/olls/digest2001/EDUCATIONPUBLICSCHOOLS.htm   (6907 words)

  
 Welcome to Public Information (Open Records) Requests
The Texas Education Agency is required to follow and implement the Public Information Act.
"Public information" is information that is collected, assembled or maintained by the governmental body, or for such a body if it owns or has a right of access to the information.
If the governmental body wishes to withhold information from a member of the public, it must show that the requested information is within at least one of the exceptions to required public disclosure.
www.tea.state.tx.us /gir/PublicInfoMain.html   (678 words)

  
 Federal Rules Back Single-Sex Public Education - New York Times
While the move was sought by some conservatives and urban educators, and had backing from both sides of the political aisle, a number of civil rights and women’s rights groups condemned the change.
The new rules, first proposed by the Education Department in 2004, are designed to bring Title IX into conformity with a section of the No Child Left Behind law that called on the department to promote single-sex schools.
Education Secretary Margaret Spellings described the changes as part of a greater effort to expand educational options in the public sector.
www.nytimes.com /2006/10/25/education/25gender.html?ex=1319428800&en=70f2ee029e27c6c3&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss   (862 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   (1493 words)

  
 Public Health Education
Public Health - The science and practice of protecting and improving the health of a community, as by preventive medicine, health education, control of communicable diseases, application of sanitary measures, and monitoring of environmental hazards.
Though the NIH is primarily concerned with health-related scientific research (on issues such as cancer, diabetes, etc.), the agency also creates and distributes public health education materials for parents, caregivers, children, and the general public.
Public health education outreach in the 1930s included newspaper and magazine articles, government publications, radio programs, Public Health Bulletins, posters, person-to-person training, schools, exhibitions, parades, movies, speeches, cartoons, and comic books.
history.nih.gov /01Docs/education/PublicHealthEducation.htm   (1154 words)

  
 Public Education
Technical assistance is provided to local fire departments, health educators, medical and public health professionals, classroom teachers, elder service providers, community and service organizations and others interested in life safety education.
Public Fire and Life Safety Education Task Force helps DFS plan and put on a Fire and Life Safety Public Education Conference each year.
S.A.F.E. The goal of The Student Awareness of Fire Education, or S.A.F.E. Program started in 1995, is to raise a fire safe generation of children by working with schools to provide consistent, statewide fire education to students from kindergarten to high school.
www.mass.gov /dfs/osfm/pubed/index.shtm   (395 words)

  
 Public Policy Advocacy: Education Issues | Greater Houston Partnership
The Partnership is committed to improving the economic vitality of the community, with a keen eye toward attracting a highly-skilled and well-educated workforce.
As demands on universities continue to grow through ever-increasing enrollments, the Partnership believes it is imperative that the state support four-year higher education institutions at a level that preserves the quality of educational programs, services and research conducted by Texas universities.
The public school system in Texas has made significant progress in improving results and accountability in the past ten years, but more must be done to provide this state with the caliber of educated workforce necessary to remain economically competitive in this new century.
www.houston.org /publicPolicy/education.asp   (500 words)

  
 Fire Department Public Education
The Alameda County Fire Department is committed to the safety and education of the communities it serves.
These programs are designed to prevent injury and or property loss through increased education and public safety awareness.
Community education programs may be modified to meet the needs of the intended audience.
www.ci.san-leandro.ca.us /firedeptpubliceducation.html   (316 words)

  
 Public Education Revisited
In 1983, while chairing a committee to improve Arkansas’ education system, then ranked 50th in the nation, Hillary snapped up the idea of higher standards for teachers which conservatives in the legislature were pushing.
She pushed on to introduce a consumer rights approach to education, and the concept of continuing education for educators.
Finally, I feel the most disturbing of the anti-voucher arguments is the one based on the idea that vouchers (in and of themselves) promote religious education and should not be enacted because of the inherent guaranteed separation of church and state.
www.liberator.net /articles/education.html   (2674 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)

  
 Education and Program promotes competition, choice, and new partnerships to improve the quality of education to ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bamboozlers On the Loose (1/13) We can thank Armstrong Williams, the Ketchum public relations agency, and especially the downsizable dullards at the Department of Education for at least having the courage to be blatant: It's not often you get a chance to see the raw machinery of pure government propaganda on display.
Sticker Shock: One-size-fits-all education is not halal (12/21) One simple solution to education conflicts like the one regarding the treatment of evolutionary theory in biology is to give more control to parents through a system of vouchers.
Parents would then be free to put their children’s education in the hands of schools that reflect their beliefs, not the beliefs of school boards, curriculum committees, and the teachers unions.
www.rppi.org /education/index.html   (4684 words)

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