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Education In The News In 2014

Looking back at the world of education in 2014, there was much activity. Some progress was made but there’s still room for improvement.

12/31/2014

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Apps Make Learning Fun

Some free apps which one can get on any smartphone are engaging and reinforce classroom teachings.

12/30/2014

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College Advising Corps Making A Difference For Disadvantaged Students

The Chronicle of Higher Education has published its 2014 Influence List and Nicole Hurd made it.

12/29/2014

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Volunteering Trends Bring Good News

More than 63 million people volunteered through organizations between September 2012 and September 2013.

12/24/2014

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High School Graduation May Require Citizenship Test

Students in North Dakota may have to pass the US Citizenship test as a graduation requirement if proposed legislation passes in January.

12/23/2014

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Most Teachers’ Salaries Grow Slowly

A new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality looks at how teachers in the largest districts can maximize salaries. For most, it’s slowly.

12/22/2014

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The Teacher Wars Among Year’s Best Books

Dana Goldstein writes in her new book that teachers are poorly trained to flatten social, racial and economic barriers and their pay is “pathetic”.

12/17/2014

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Poverty’s Impact On The Behavioral Health Of Children

Traumatized people develop strategies for survival – often tuning out or acting out – making teaching and learning extremely difficult.

12/16/2014

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Movie Offers New Explanation For Parting Of The Red Sea

New movie offers more realistic explanation for how Moses ‘parted’ the Red Sea.

12/15/2014

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Young Adults Living With Parents Will Fly The Nest In 2015

In 2012, 35% of Americans 18-31 were living at their parents’ homes. Several things will help them pack their bags and move out in 2015.

12/10/2014

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Peace Players International Bringing Neighbors At Odds Together

In places where prejudice and intolerance are part of the environment, Peace Players International bridges social divides.

12/09/2014

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‘River Of Booze’ Paints Troubling Picture Of College Life

An article in The Chronicle Of Higher Education describes the prevalence of drugs, alcohol and sexual violence on campus.

12/08/2014

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Gauging Poverty And Academic Performance

Homelessness and other factors in a student’s environment are predictors of chronic absenteeism and low achievement.

12/03/2014

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Limiting Technology In Education

Benjamin Waldman, identified as a junior at a prep school in a letter to the editor in Education Week, asks “When does technology become too prevalent in education?”

12/02/2014

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A Timely Remembrance Of Rosa Parks

This December remember Rosa Parks and her resolve as we fight bullies and acts of injustice in our immediate surroundings.

12/01/2014

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