I like the definition of the word Education from Wikipedia.
Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, and directed research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, however learners may also educate themselves. Education can take place in formal or informal settings and any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational.
I believe Education is the step to success in life. With knowledge there is success.
There are so many ways for us to learn different things. When, we go to work they have new things that we need to do our jobs? I use YouTube when there is something I need to learn how to do. YouTube is a website that has videos on many subjects showing how to do it.
There are different ways to learn things. There is reading, visual where you see how it is done, audio where you’re can hear how it is done.
Have fun and learn something new.
Opportunities from ED
EXPANDING OPPORTUNITY THROUGH QUALITY CHARTER SCHOOLS PROGRAM (CSP) – GRANTS TO CHARTER MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONS FOR THE REPLICATION AND EXPANSION OF HIGH-QUALITY CHARTER SCHOOLS (CMO GRANT)
Through charter management organizations (CMOs) grants, the Department provides funds to CMOs on a competitive basis to enable them to replicate or expand one or more high-quality charter schools. Grant funds may be used to expand the enrollment of one or more existing high-quality charter schools, or to replicate one or more new charter schools based on an existing high-quality charter school model. Replicating or expanding one or more high-quality charter schools in a rural community is one of two absolute priorities for this application. Applicants must apply under one of the two absolute priorities. The Application Deadline is January 10, 2020.
RURAL EDUCATION ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM: SRSA APPLICATION UPDATE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020
Based on feedback from superintendents and other stakeholders from small, rural school districts, the U.S. Department of Education simplified the application process for fiscal year 2020 Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) awards.
The simplified process relies on a single platform to gather applicant information. Applicants previously had to navigate three sites to fill out an application.
The previous process took approximately three hours for applicants to complete. The new application process is estimated to take no more than 30 minutes to complete.
Eligible school districts will access the application through a unique link that will be sent via email invitation to school district contacts provided by state educational agencies.
The approximately 2,500 school districts that are eligible for the SRSA and Rural Low-Income School (RLIS) program will also receive enhanced guidance on how to choose between SRSA and RLIS, including award estimates for both RLIS and SRSA in the email invitation.
Each applicant will receive a confirmation email that includes a summary of responses for their school district to keep for their records and directions for next steps.
ED UNVEILS NEW AND IMPROVED COLLEGE SCORECARD
Secretary DeVos with Pinecrest Cadence students
The U.S. Department of Education recently rolled out the newly updated and expanded College Scorecard, a tool that provides students more information than ever before as they make decisions about the next steps in their lifelong learning journeys.
The new College Scorecard was expanded to include potential debt and future earnings information based on what a student wants to study (including two-year programs, four-year degrees, certificate programs, and graduate programs), graduation rates, and even apprenticeships. Using College Scorecard’s comparison tool, students can compare up to ten different school options and see how they stack up.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visited Pinecrest Academy's Cadence campus in Henderson, Nevada, where she introduced the upgraded College Scorecard to the school's students and they tried out the new tool. An online video allows users to see the newly updated features of the College Scorecard.
DEPARTMENT ADVANCES STEM INVESTMENTS
On Nov. 8, National STEM/STEAM Day, the Department announced it had invested $540 million in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, including computer science, through discretionary and research grants in Fiscal Year 2019, in accordance with the president’s directive to foster expanded opportunities in these in-demand career fields. These funds deliver on the administration’s promise to support STEM education, as well as on the overall goals of the five-year federal STEM education strategic plan. A new progress report offers an update on federal activities related to the plan. For all things STEM-related, visit the Department’s STEM landing page.