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Generous Americans

In 2014, more than $358 billion was contributed to different causes.

12/23/2015

Stimulating Young Children To Like Math

New research from the University of Chicago suggests that we underestimate our youngest children in their ability to think about numbers.

12/21/2015

Why Cool Is Still Cool

It described the weather in 1600 and an inner state of calm. Now cool is associated with almost anything good – music, a restaurant or a minivan.

12/02/2015

50 Ways To Stay Healthy In Your 70’s

A special report in the November AARP Magazine on 50 ways to stay healthy in your 70’s, offers simple well researched ways to change your life at any age.

12/01/2015

Inside Startup U.

Graduates and undergraduates can choose from dozens of classes, clubs fellowships and contests that focus on innovation, from technical to conceptual. Professors can take two years away from campus and start their own firms.

11/30/2015

Free Meals To All Students

More than 17,000 high-poverty schools offer free, federal subsidized meals to about 8 million students this school year, a 20 percent jump over last year’s total.

11/25/2015

Is Financial Literacy Important?

If you ask parents, teachers, elected officials, and business persons if financial literacy is important, they would all agree that it’s critical. Yet a new study from Champlain College’s Center for Financial Literacy, gave only one state, Utah, an A grade.

11/24/2015

The Next School Reform Frontier

Congress is now rewriting the federal Elementary and Secondary School Act, known from the Bush administration as No Child Left Behind.

11/23/2015

Sesame Street Moves To HBO

More than a thousand studies in the United States have examined Sesame Street, to assess its impact on everything from school readiness to self-esteem to social development and compassion.

11/11/2015

Streamlining The College Application Process

The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success, comprising 83 selective public and private institutions, requires that members graduate at least 70 percent of their students within six years and that public institutions charge affordable tuition so that low income students have opportunity.

11/10/2015

Startling Statistics About Teen Safety

In 2013, 2,163 teens were killed in motor vehicle incidents — six teens, 16 to 19 died every day.

10/28/2015

School Mobility Puts Kids At Risk Of Low Achievement

It’s been shown that many factors affect school achievement — hearing and visual problems, poor nutrition, education level of parents among them. Another issue especially in cities like Philadelphia is school mobility, critical in places with high poverty.

10/27/2015

High School Graduation Rates Reach New Highs

Eighty-one percent of the U.S. high school class of 2013 graduated in four years.

10/26/2015

Kitchen Cred Offers Teens Recipes For Life

Beyond learning about nutrition and food preparation and cooking creatively, Kitchen Cred students develop self-esteem, leadership and teamwork.

07/15/2015

Expanding Dual Language Programs

Since 2003, there has been a 700% growth of dual language, bilingual and associated programs in the US Department of Education database.

07/14/2015

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