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The Savings Game: Top ways to save money at college

Kansas City-The Star – Anya Kamenetz

“With graduation right around the corner, many high school seniors and their families are wondering how they can save on one of the biggest expenses they’ll face. Assuming you’ve already made your choice of colleges, here are some top ways to conserve resources while in school.”(more)

Many benefits to private system

Delta Optimist- Staff Reporter

“More than ever parents are looking to private schools as an alternative to public education. But what are the real differences between private and public schools?”(more)

New master’s degree in STEM education approved for fall

Arbiter Online – Andrew Ford

“The new degree program, which will be offered through the university’s Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies in the College of Education, is designed to address a growing national emphasis on student improvement in STEM subjects. ‘Math, science and education faculty at Boise State University are working together to make the changes necessary to reverse a national trend of declining interest and aptitude for science and technology in our educational system,’ said Martin Schimpf, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs.”(more)

At least 700 head teachers earn six-figure salaries

The Telegraph – Graeme Paton

“Figures released for the first time show 700 senior staff in state schools earn more than £100,000, including 200 who are paid over £110,000. The details emerged as the NASUWT union called for heads’ salaries to be published – putting them on par with council chief executives and quango bosses – to stop pay being “abused.” (more)

Virginia approves new teacher-evaluation guidelines

Daily Press – Samieh Shalash

“A new evaluation model that school divisions can use to rate teacher performance was approved Thursday by the Virginia Board of Education. The model recommends basing 40 percent of a teacher’s evaluation on student academic progress.” (more)