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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

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Volunteers Needed For Philadelphia’s Reading Olympics

Adult volunteers needed to moderate the annual Philadelphia Reading Olympics.

05/05/2015

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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