Education

Top five colleges in California

California, the most populous state of the U.S., offers a number of excellent private as well as public academic institutions. College Factual ranked more than 80 academic institutions in the state, with top 5 of them as mentioned below:

Stanford University: Well-known for its science... read more

UC corrects ‘injustice’ by inflating chancellors’ already huge pay packages

While the University of California’s 10-campus system lacks funds to keep the student-faculty ratio from increasing and replace aging technologies, chancellors have been given significant hikes in their already huge salary packages.

George Blumenthal, chancellor of University of... read more

Hundreds of Students Protest in Denver over New Proposal from School Board

Hundreds of students from Denver high-school walked out of their classrooms on Tuesday to protest a proposal suggested by the school board. As per the proposal, the school's history education will focus on topics that "promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority".

Denver... read more

Proposed Texas Textbooks contain inaccuracies about climate change, says NCSE report

On Monday, a report released by the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) states that the new social studies textbooks in Texas are presenting a false picture of scientific views on issues like global warming. The report argues that the books contain a number of inaccuracies about climate... read more

Accidental Firing at Utah’s School

Michelle Ferguson-Montgomery at Westbrook Elementary School in Utah was carrying a gun and was injured in accidental firing. In Utah, one can take concealed weapons permit and those having the permit can carry the weapons in a school.

In fact, teachers are not even required to inform... read more

Sneak Peek into how U.S. News and World Report Ranks Schools

The US News and World Report has released annual college rankings for 2015. As per the report, many area colleges have performed well.

Before ranking schools, US News divides them into four different categories as per their goals- National universities, national liberal arts colleges,... read more

Marshall Tuck urges California Board of Education to lead on teacher tenure revamp

Marshall Tuck, a reelection opponent to California State Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, has urged the State Board of Education to immediately develop solutions to the issues raised in the 'teacher tenure' lawsuit.

In a letter to the State Board of Education, Tuck stressed that... read more

Governor’s office appeals judge’s ruling that ends teacher tenure

California's Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has criticized a recent state judge's ruling that struck down fixed tenure and other job protections for teachers of public schools.

After tentatively ruling in June this year that teacher tenure protections violate... read more

Critics find faults with California’s sexual consent bill

California lawmakers are advancing with first-of-its-kind measure to define sexual consent with a sincere intention to prevent growing incidents of sexual assault on college campuses, but critics of the bill are not impressed by the action taken by lawmakers.

The measure, Senate Bill 967... read more

California ordered to teach English learners

Judge James Chalfant on Tuesday directed the California Department of Education to make sure that all students who do not speak English are taught the language. A recent study revealed that nearly 25 per cent of school districts in the state fail to meet the requirement of educate all children... read more

School district bows to parents’ pressure over sex education textbook

Bowing to intense pressure from conservative parents, Fremont Unified School District of California has temporarily pulled the controversial ninth-grade health education textbook "Your Health Today," which openly depicts sex as fun.

Fremont Unified School District Superintendent Jim... read more

Critics raise questions over California’s ‘yes means yes’ legislation

As California lawmakers are considering a new measure that would require universities to set up a standard to define consensual sex to better handle rape allegations, some critics have started raising doubts and questions over the measure.

The proposed measure would require all colleges... read more

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