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Education Reports

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At Some Schools, Football Not Making The Cut

Analyzing data, Washington Post columnist suggests more vigorous learning at high schools that don’t field a football team.

04/16/2014

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College Success For Veterans

Data from veterans who used education benefits from the post 9/11 G.I. Bill seem to graduate with rates comparable to their non-veteran peers.

04/15/2014

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Help For Homeless College Students

Community College of Philadelphia has developed a worthwhile project in which students in shelters, transitional living or who are food insecure are connected to resources.

04/14/2014

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College Degree Does Sweeten The Paycheck

When workers are categorized by educational attainment, the proportion of workers with college degrees has risen.

04/09/2014

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High Tech Training Prepares Students For Jobs

In the next few years, engineers are among the top 10 jobs US employers will have a hard time filling, so preparing students accordingly is key.

04/08/2014

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Paying Kids To Learn

Education columnist, Jay Mathews in The Washington Post, discusses a controversial topic – paying kids for achievement. The idea always brings vehement reactions.

04/07/2014

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More Public School Students Getting Free, Healthier Breakfast

Between 2009 and 2013 the number of students, k-!2, receiving free breakfast in the country’s public schools increased by about two million.

04/02/2014

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Multilingual Children Excel

Research shows that speaking more than one language does not confuse a child. Rather, being multilingual is associated with higher academic achievement and enhanced mental health.

04/01/2014

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Finland Gets Kids Off To Good Start

Students in Finland are among some of the highest performing in the world in reading and math, even though kids get a late start compared to kids in the US.

03/31/2014

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New Jersey Becomes First State To Require Arts In Education

New Jersey is believed to be the first state in the nation to include visual and performing arts among the items it tracks in its annual education report card.

03/26/2014

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Strong Correlation Between Education And Health

Those with better education live longer and are more productive.

03/25/2014

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University Provides Landing Pad For Helicopter Parents

At MyUTMartinParent Portal, parents can see what courses their offspring are taking, if they’re missing classes, and midterm and final grades.

03/24/2014

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No Phone Friday Urges Families To Unplug

This year, Needham Unplugged included a new challenge: urging families to put away their cell phones and spend more time relaxing and talking – face to face.

03/19/2014

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Philly Fellows Provides Opportunity In Non-Profit World

Philly Fellows provides an opportunity for young graduates to learn about the importance of the non-profit world and gain experience for future employment.

03/18/2014

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Few Women At The Top Of Fortune 500 Companies

Of the top Fortune 500 companies, few have women as CEOs and 135 have no female executive officers at all.

03/17/2014