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No Phone Friday Urges Families To Unplug

This year, Needham Unplugged included a new challenge: urging families to put away their cell phones and spend more time relaxing and talking – face to face.

03/19/2014

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Philly Fellows Provides Opportunity In Non-Profit World

Philly Fellows provides an opportunity for young graduates to learn about the importance of the non-profit world and gain experience for future employment.

03/18/2014

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Few Women At The Top Of Fortune 500 Companies

Of the top Fortune 500 companies, few have women as CEOs and 135 have no female executive officers at all.

03/17/2014

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Public School Notebook Addresses Challenge Of Keeping Kids In School

The February issue of The Public School Notebook is devoted to the challenges educators face in keeping kids in school.

03/11/2014

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A Hands-On Course In Political Science

A course called State and Local Government may seem dull; but not if you’re a student of Jayne Jones at Concordia College in Minnesota.

03/10/2014

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E-Learning Offers Alternative To Snow Days

In Ohio, teachers of students off for a snow day must post their lessons online and require the work be completed during the next day to meet minimum hours.

03/04/2014

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The Yellow Birds May Become Literary Classic

As much as we all hate war, many books about war have become classics and read for generations. The Yellow Birds may rise to such status.

03/03/2014

Expanding The Worldview Of College Students

A recent trip by Clark University students to Guatemala represents two new thrusts in college education – entrepreneurism and experiential learning.

02/26/2014

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Visionary Educator Stepping Down As Head Of Harlem Children’s Zone

Changing the lives and prospects for kids in Harlem – and their families – through public education and social supports is the legacy Geoffrey Canada leaves behind.

02/26/2014

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Reading A Novel May Be Good For Your Brain

Is reading a good book one of your greatest pleasures? New research suggests that reading novels is more than entertainment; it seems to be good for the brain.

02/25/2014

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Temple Nursing Students Provide ‘Life Support’ To Women In North Philadelphia Shelter

As a pre-graduation requirement, Temple’s nursing students apply what they’ve learned in a real-life setting – at a north Philadelphia women’s shelter.

02/24/2014

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Good Reason To Learn Another Language

Students who study foreign languages tend to score better on standardized tests, particularly in the categories of math, reading and vocabulary. And that’s not all.

02/19/2014

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Early College Schools Show Promise

In the early college school model, students can earn up to two years college credit or an associate’s degree in partnership with nearby colleges and universities. Data demonstrates it’s working.

02/18/2014

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Shrinking Future Student Population Puts Colleges At Risk

In the not too distant future, the number of children reaching college age will drop in the traditional population centers in the Northeast. What will the colleges do?

02/17/2014

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Longer School Day In Some Florida Schools Boosts Reading Levels

Two years ago, Florida required 100 of its lowest-performing elementary schools to add an extra hour each day to use the time for reading instruction. The program has produced good results.

02/12/2014