Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Of Course College Is Worth It

For a nation that needs more college graduates, we seem oddly hellbent on discouraging as many people as possible from getting degrees.

October 10, 2015
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Gates Foundation To Keep Pushing On Teacher Quality

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has acknowledged that they were surprised by the pushback against Common Core.

October 7, 2015

Students Are The Real Victims Of Censorship

What do these bizarre definitions of sexual or racial harassment do to the students’ heads? They, too, are free speech, but when they are shielded from counterarguments, they take on the air of “facts.”

September 24, 2015
A girl launches a self-made paper plane outside the Dutch embassy as people gather to commemorate the victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 plane crash a year ago in Kiev

Federal Student Loan Application To Be Easier And Earlier Next Year

Education officials said they expect hundreds of colleges and universities to adjust their own financial aid calendars to align with the new tax information process.

September 15, 2015
Delta State University

Professor Fatally Shot At Mississippi University, Campus Locked Down

A professor was shot and killed on Monday at Delta State University in Mississippi, a county coroner said, and the school remained locked down after reports of an active shooter on campus.

September 14, 2015
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White House Launches New Online Tool To Help Families Make Informed Decisions On College

Department of Education officials said the administration backed away from a ratings system because it proved too complicated to develop and they were afraid it might confuse consumers.

September 14, 2015
it's not you, it's the math

Colleges Rethink The Math Students Need

More than any other subject, math trips up students who might otherwise thrive in college, especially those who don’t plan to go into technical careers that require proficiency with numbers.

September 9, 2015
Push is on for mandatory kindergarten in California

Push Is On For Mandatory Kindergarten In California

Kindergarten is what first grade used to be.

August 31, 2015
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How Does A Child Get Kicked Out Of Preschool?

Cultural differences are parental and teacher support are only some of the reasons.

August 27, 2015
college classroom

It’s Time To Free Students From Debt

The nation’s fastest growing provider of higher education is unfortunately also the worst: private, for-profit schools.

August 19, 2015
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High School Graduation May Require More Than Just Grades, Test Scores

Defenses mean students actually get to showcase what they’ve learned, rather than taking school cavalierly.

August 11, 2015
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in West Columbia, SC

Loan Refinancing, Grants Key To Clinton’s College Affordability Plan

Making college more affordable has been an early theme of Clinton’s campaign since she launched her White House bid in April.

August 10, 2015
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States To Colleges: Prove You’re Worth It

With money tight for both governments and parents, the policy is proving to be popular — and effective.

August 5, 2015
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Schools Increase Awareness Of Trauma’s Impact On Learning

The Jennings School District is on the forefront of work to create trauma-informed schools, places where teachers move away from suspending students for disruptive behavior, and toward looking for the root cause of the actions.

August 5, 2015
Andre Sadek

Student’s Death Raises Questions About Drug Informants On College Campuses

Young kids busted for minor drug offenses are told they can reduce their sentence if they help police catch others.

July 27, 2015
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Tenure Battle In Wisconsin Seen As Bellwether By Educators Across U.S.

Some Republicans have said they want to give the UW System more flexibility to manage personnel — including layoffs — given tight economic times and fast-changing educational demands.

July 1, 2015
Studying abroad, U.S. students catch a wave in Cuba.

Studying Abroad, U.S. Students Catch A Wave In Cuba

Students lucky enough to study in Cuba during this historic time feel transformed.

May 27, 2015
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Moving From Punishing Students Who Misbehave To Understanding The Causes

Data show that certain children are punished again and again — missing weeks of class without a noticeable change in behavior. Such trends, only recently tracked, are raising serious concerns among legal advocates, parents and others who say schools rely too often on punitive discipline, especially for the very young.

May 20, 2015
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Walker Tells Republican Lawmakers His Lack Of College Diploma Could Be Political Asset

68 percent of American adults don’t have college degrees, but only one is a presumptive candidate for president.

May 19, 2015
Macaroni and cheese is one popular food item that many schools no longer serve for lunch because it doesn't meet federal guidelines. Photo: The Marmot via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/pvbCh2

Fight Over Healthy School Meals Act Renewal Creates Unlikely Alliances

As Congress decides whether to renew the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, school lunch trays have become a partisan battle zone.

May 18, 2015
Some parents are being thrown in jail for "education theft," enrolling their children into schools in districts they do not live in.

For Some Parents, Search For Better Schools Could Lead to Jail

Education theft, otherwise known as enrollment fraud, is growing in the United States as parents try to get their children into better school districts.

May 18, 2015
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Best Teachers Can’t Get Hired By Public Schools

Obtuse hiring standards are making it difficult for motivated and intelligent teachers to find jobs in elementary schools.

May 13, 2015
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Some School Food Program Recipients Ineligible, Audit Finds

A USDA audit on school lunch and breakfast programs illustrated that there’s no such thing as a free lunch after wrongdoing was uncovered.

May 6, 2015
Sam brownback

Kansas Schools Close Early As Brownback Tax Cuts Squeeze Revenue

Income tax cuts in Kansas championed by Gov. Sam Brownback have led to credit downgrades, political turmoil, and deepening budget deficits. This week, they’ll start forcing schools to close early.

May 5, 2015
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Teens Raise The Ante With Extravagant ‘Promposals’

Part of the reason why prom is so expensive? Teenagers (and their parents) are spending on extravagant proposals known as ‘promposals.’

April 29, 2015
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