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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

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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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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Community Colleges Commit To More Overseas Students

Community colleges are increasing their enrollment of international students, who are bringing their skill-based educations back home.

April 14, 2015
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University Of Michigan Reverses Course, Will Show ‘American Sniper’

Following student complaints, the University of Michigan pulls a screening of ‘American Sniper’ and opts to show ‘Paddington’ instead.

April 9, 2015
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Online College Provides Access To Nontraditional Students

Rise in the popularity of online colleges puts “a dent in the estimated 36 million Americans who’ve completed some college but didn’t earn a degree.” But is their parity between traditional and online schools?

March 26, 2015

FCC Chief Wants More Money For High-Speed Internet Access At Schools

73 percent of schools in rural districts do not have any schools that meet FCC guidelines for high-speed Internet access, but FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has a plan to change that shocking statistic.

November 17, 2014

Suicide Bomber Kills 48 High School Students At Nigeria School

At 8 AM on Monday, as students in Nigeria gathered for a school assembly, a suicide bomb attack targeted dozens of schoolboys.

November 10, 2014

‘Yellow Umbrella’ App Lets You Play Hong Kong Democracy Protester

Hong Kong protesters now have an app to represent their fight for democracy.

October 27, 2014

Hong Kong Protesters Defiant After Tear Gas Chaos

Thousands of people in Hong Kong are protesting the decision of Beijing to allow only vetted candidates to run for election.

September 29, 2014

Alarming Report Sheds Light On Concentrated Poverty Among U.S. Students

A new report released Tuesday by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reveals an alarming trend of concentrated poverty in schools across the nation. Using data collected through U.S. schools’ community eligibility program — a school lunch and breakfast initiative that provides students free meals if they attend schools in high-poverty areas — CBPP […]

June 17, 2014

Community Holds Rally For School In Wake Of Knife Attack

By Lexi Belculfine, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — On Tuesday, Fatima Ahmad returned to Franklin Regional High School and found an unwelcome surprise. The junior from Murrysville traveled familiar hallways to her locker, hoping to grab books so she could study before she and her classmates returned to school Wednesday. When the metal locker door swung […]

April 16, 2014

Ferry Runs Aground Off South Korea Coast With 477 Aboard

SEOUL, South Korea — Dozens of ships and aircraft were involved in rescue efforts for 477 people aboard a ferry that ran aground and was sinking off the coast of South Korea Wednesday, reports said. Yonhap news agency said one person had died. It cited Coast Guard officials saying the passengers were being taken off […]

April 16, 2014

Death Toll In Fiery Bus Crash Rises To 10; Five Are High School Students

By Matt Stevens, Paige St. John and Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times ORLAND, Calif. — The death toll in a head-on collision between a FedEx truck and a bus full of Los Angeles-area high school students rose to 10 early Friday, officials said. The victims included five students, three adult chaperons, the driver of the truck […]

April 11, 2014

U.S. Students Score Slightly Above Average In Problem Solving

By Sharon Noguchi, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. — In a testament to America’s best schools, U.S. students scored slightly above average in 2012 international tests in problem solving — and performed significantly better than expected, when taking into account their math, reading and science skills. On the Program for International Student Assessment […]

April 1, 2014

States Lag In Educating Students About Personal Finance

By Pamela M. Prah, Stateline.org Students paid attention when Mark Ingram, former Alabama Crimson Tide star and current running back for the New Orleans Saints, showed up at Calera High School outside of Birmingham, Alabama. Ingram and Alabama state Treasurer Young Boozer unveiled a free educational video game called “Financial Football,” developed by the NFL […]

March 10, 2014