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Fewer Applicants For High School Equivalency Test

By Dr. Marciene Mattleman PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – In our rapidly moving technological world where education is so necessary in everyday living and the world of work, fewer people without a high school degree are choosing […]

05/27/2015

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High School Students Applying To More Colleges

For 10 of the past 15 years, 70% of US colleges reported year-to-year increases in applications.

05/26/2015

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Doctor Recommends Eye Screening As Standard For Young Students

Dr. Pamela Gallin recommends vision screenings be taken as seriously as vaccination requirements with uniform standards. Kids who can’t see, can’t learn.

05/25/2015

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Proof That College Is Worth The Expense

With much discussion today questioning “is college worth it?”, a report in Education Week presents useful data.

05/20/2015

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Fellowship Program Invests Millions In Humanities And Social Sciences

The Andrew Carnegie Fellowship program will award more than $6 million in fellowships for those studying the humanities and social sciences.

05/19/2015

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Fewer High School Students Aspire To Become Teachers

Young people’s interest in the teaching profession continues to drop.

05/18/2015

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A Focus On Fall Prevention During Older Americans Month

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data on the seriousness of this issue and of new tools to reduce falls in older adults.

05/13/2015

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Mighty Writers Opens Bilingual Center

Philadelphia’s Mighty Writers mentoring program has expanded to encourage bilingual students to become biliterate as well.

05/12/2015

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Students Setback By Parents In Prison

Incarceration can be more traumatic for a student than even a parent’s death.

05/11/2015

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Mentors Improve Commitment Of Low-Income Students At Community College

Connect2Complete provides low-income students in remedial classes at community colleges peer mentors who have been through the program themselves.

05/06/2015

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Volunteers Needed For Philadelphia’s Reading Olympics

Adult volunteers needed to moderate the annual Philadelphia Reading Olympics.

05/05/2015

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Rhodes Scholarship Program Expands To China

The Rhodes Scholarship program is expanding to include students in China, but there are some concerns.

05/04/2015

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Fathers’ Depression Effects Toddlers’ Behavior

A new study finds the young children of fathers who were depressed in their first year were more likely to show negative behaviors.

04/29/2015

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Study Of Urban Charter Schools Holds Promise

A new study finds that, in 41 major regions, charter schools are outperforming their district counterparts in reading and math.

04/28/2015

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Grounds For Making Challenging Coursework Available To All High Schoolers

Because education is controlled by the states, access to advanced placement, AP, and other challenging courses is restricted in many districts.

04/27/2015