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Middle Schoolers Create Apps At Summer Camp

A summer camp for middle schoolers teaches them basic coding and sets up competitions for app development.

09/17/2014

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Men Not Drawn To Teaching

Teaching has long been dominated by women. And now, increasing the number of African American and Latino teachers is a higher priority than bringing men into the field.

09/16/2014

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A Teacher Evaluation System That Works

Teachers are applauding an evaluation system started by two 23-year-old grads from Yale.

09/15/2014

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Social Services Improve Attendance Rates Among Low-Income Students

Communities in Schools brings a site coordinator trained in education and social work into schools with predominantly poor kids. Attendance has improved in most cases.

09/10/2014

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Teachers Challenged To Motivate Low-Income Students

For school districts across the country, these first two weeks of September herald the beginning of a new year but educators of low-income students face a variety of challenges.

09/09/2014

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US Schools Become Minority Majority

The US is poised to begin a new era; the overall number of Latino, African-American and Asian students in public schools is expected to surpass the number of non-Hispanic whites.

09/08/2014

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Child Well-Being Improving But Not Enough

More kids are attending preschool, are proficient academically and are healthier than they were 25 years ago, but a growing number are living in poverty.

09/03/2014

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Lawmakers Repealing Common Core Standards

Common Core standards have been adopted by almost every state as a way of ensuring standards in schools nationwide. But now some states are doing an about face.

09/02/2014

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Study Suggests College Courses May Be Old School

A new report out of MIT suggests matching modules rather than locking students into 12-week university courses may be a way to change college education.

09/01/2014

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Pilot Program To Help Low-Income Students Strive For And Stay In College

College-readiness, career counseling, student aid and financial literacy will be the focus of the pilot programs funded by the Department of Education.

08/27/2014

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College Campus Of The Future Focuses On Technology And Flexibility

Think of a college campus – classrooms, libraries, faculty offices. No more! A college of the future being built now in New York is intended to change with the technological times.

08/26/2014

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Dad Doing Chores Influences Daughter’s Career Ambitions

A recent study finds fathers who perform an equal share of household chores were more likely to have daughters who aspired to less traditional feminine occupations.

08/25/2014

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The Challenge To Educate Enough Doctors

The nation is short on doctors but some schools are expanding admissions and changes are afoot to make educational debt more manageable.

08/20/2014

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Advocating For Those In Need

HIAS, the oldest international migration service in the nation, recently worked with a group of Bhutanese refugees in Philadelphia so they could literally put down roots.

08/19/2014

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‘Summer Melt’ Keeps Low-Income Students From Enrolling In College

Torn between family pressures, friends and furthering their education, many low-income students who’ve been accepted in college don’t enroll.

08/18/2014

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