Category - Education

An IR Editorial…correct?!

I am not used to the Independent Record challenging local Helena schools, even though it seems their place to at least question problems and issues (you know, being “the media” and all) but I was pleasantly surprised this morning to read...

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Sign of the Apocalypse

Remember back in the good ol’ days when people were expected to be minimally capable of independent thought and action? This news item, from Education Week, suggests that those days are long gone: School buses across New Hampshire are getting...

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The New York Times highlighted an incredibly important piece of research by the ACT and the Education Trust yesterday, demonstrating that American high schools are not doing an adequate job preparing students for college, and by extension, work...

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Everyone is an expert on education. It's one of the great sources of frustration and joy about my job.The latest critic of American education is billionaire Steve Jobs. Jobs offered this insight : "I believe that what is wrong with our...

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An Amusing Story About Education

There was a story in the Billings Gazette last Friday that was not most interesting for its content, but for the response of the Gazette's readers. The story discussed a now-scrapped plan to increase base pay of the teachers in the district...

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Republicans in the joint Appropriatons Education Subcommittee ought to be deeply ashamed of themselves for their recent vote to cut $2.9 million from the Office of Public Instruction's Indian Education Office. Just one session after finally...

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