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School Districts Warned About Denying Enrollment Over Immigration

The federal Justice and Education Departments warned public school districts recently not to deny enrollment to immigrant students illegally.

06/23/2014

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Educating Girls Promotes Stable Society

Bangladesh is a good example of educating girls as a path to transformation. When it became independent, it invested in educating girls.

06/18/2014

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Prisoners Studying At A College Level

Studying encyclopedias, prisoners at a New York correctional facility are developing writing skills comparable to students from elite high schools.

06/17/2014

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A Race To Keep Philadelphia’s Kids Reading Through The Summer

The Free Library of Philadelphia has organized a reading ‘race to prevent the “summer slide,” skills that are lost when kids don’t read over the vacation months.

06/16/2014

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College Courses In Philanthropy

People think giving money away is easy. But, Philanthropy courses now being taught at Harvard, Princeton, Yale and Northwestern University suggest otherwise.

06/11/2014

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Expanded School Day Could Boost Teacher Effectiveness

A new report from the National Center on Time & Learning looks at how expanded school schedules can be used to boost effectiveness – allowing more time for educators to plan

06/10/2014

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Harvard Business School Considering Online Education

Harvard Business School, the B-School, is at a critical juncture; should it enter online education and, if so, how?

06/09/2014

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Arts Program Shows Promise For Students With Disabilities

Everyday Arts for Special Education is an activities program that uses creative arts to help special needs kids communicate and develop socialization skills, patience and self control.

06/04/2014

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Philadelphia School Featured In Book About Positive Education Practices

The book “Deeper Learning” cites 8 schools that are “transforming education,” Including a school in Philly.

06/03/2014

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Latinos Most Segregated Population In US

Findings from the Civil Rights Project at the University of California reveal that Latinos are the fastest growing and the most segregated group in the US.

06/02/2014

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Villanova Dorm Access Goes Hi-Tech

Villanova is installing an online system in all residence halls that will allow students to control access to both inside and exterior doors using their smartphones.

05/28/2014

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US Kids Not Getting Nearly Enough Physical Activity

In the recently released United States Report Card on Physical Activity For Children & Youth, our kids received a near-failing grade.

05/27/2014

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Data Indicates High School Graduation Rates Are Up

High school graduation is up. Using data from the National Center for Education Statistics, we can track transfer students and also break down graduation rates by states and income.

05/26/2014

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‘Value-Added Method’ Of Teacher Evaluation Does Not Measure True Value

A study finds teachers who were well-regarded on student surveys and principal classroom observations, had students who did poorly on tests and the opposite also was true.

05/21/2014

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Gerontology Studies Shrinking Despite Growth Of Older Population

Despite the need, some schools have suspended, reduced in size or folded gerontology into other programs because of lack of interest.

05/20/2014