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A Prom For Autistic Teens

A high schooler with an autistic sister organized a prom for her sister and other autistic teens and it was a huge success.

06/08/2015

Schools Extending Compulsory Education Requirements

In an effort to increase academic standing internationally, many school districts have decided to extend the upper and lower limits of their compulsory education requirements.

06/03/2015

Integrating Is Educating

In an article in The Washington Post, programs and projects are cited that make the case that integrating subjects can work.

06/02/2015

Tuition Breaks For Veterans Could Help Colleges

College enrollment rates have been dropping but making it easier financially for veterans to attend college may help both the vets, and the schools.

06/01/2015

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

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

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

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

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

Fewer High School Students Aspire To Become Teachers

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

05/18/2015

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

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

Students Setback By Parents In Prison

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

05/11/2015

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

Volunteers Needed For Philadelphia’s Reading Olympics

Adult volunteers needed to moderate the annual Philadelphia Reading Olympics.

05/05/2015

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

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

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

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

You Can Participate In National Poetry Month

Since 1996, April has been considered National Poetry Month, when schools, libraries and poets nationally celebrate the important place poetry plays in our culture.

04/22/2015

More Talkative Dads Benefit Children’s Literacy

Research indicates that more talkative dads are a benefit to their children – beyond just language heard from mothers.

04/21/2015

Elite Colleges Find New Ways To Welcome First-Gens

In the country’s most prestigious colleges, first-gens – often from low-income homes – are speaking up about their unique needs and administrators are listening.

04/20/2015

Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be

The fixation on getting into the most selective colleges has grown over the past 20 years but it doesn’t necessarily dictate a student’s future.

04/15/2015

Universities Use Video To Sell Coursework

It’s becoming increasingly common at North American universities to have faculty create videos about their courses to attract students.

04/14/2015

Kids’ Interest In Baseball Waning

Little League teams are struggling to attract players and baseball is less popular with other age groups as well.

04/13/2015

Finland Seeks To Improve Its Outstanding Schools

With leading student test scores, the country has been the envy of world education experts. Now, there’s a national initiative to get better yet.

04/08/2015

Study Finds Newly Hired Teachers Are Smarter

A new study found improvements in combined math and language scores on the SATs for newly certified and newly hired teachers.

04/07/2015

Baltimore Police Work With Black Youth To Ease Tensions

The Inner Harbor Project helps police and teens understand each other, with officers charged with making the kids feel part of the community.

04/06/2015

Work Colleges Might Work To Reduce Costs

Because maintaining colleges with all their services is so expensive, work colleges as a model are getting more attention.

04/01/2015

Low-Income Kids Widely Absent From Pre-K

Cities are spending millions of dollars on early education for their neediest children; but in many places, those kids are not showing up.

03/31/2015

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