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DC Teachers Visit Students’ Homes

Teachers in the DC district’s new Family Engagement Partnership visit students’ homes in an effort to improve engagement and raise achievement.

03/30/2015

Women Woven Into History

March is National Women’s History Month and the 35th anniversary of the History Project.

03/25/2015

Food Trust Having Positive Impact On Childhood Obesity

According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, obesity among children in Philadelphia has declined due to efforts by The Food Trust.

03/24/2015

Teaching About Onlookers’ Role In The Holocaust

The Holocaust Museum in Washington has organized a nontraditional exhibit for classroom instruction: the study of onlookers.

03/23/2015

Badges May Provide Job Credentials For College Graduates

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that there has been a movement for badges and other forms of “microcredentials” to ready students for jobs.

03/18/2015

Albert Einstein Remembered

This week, scientists celebrate Albert Einstein’s birthday.

03/17/2015

More Black Families Homeschooling

According to the National Home Education Research Institute, 220,000 African American children are currently being homeschooled.

03/16/2015

Some Virginia High School Students Learning First Amendment Firsthand

Editors of a school newspaper in Fairfax, VA decided to highlight free speech on the cover. They’ve learned their lessons well.

03/11/2015

Girls Still Lagging In STEM Education

Although more high school girls are taking STEM classes – science, technology, engineering and math – their test results still lag behind those of boys.

03/10/2015

Small Colleges Creating New Marketing Plans

Small colleges that have seen enrollment drop in recent years must try new ways to attract students.

03/09/2015

More Schools Moving To Longer School Days

The National Center on Time and Learning, a group that promotes the extended school day, estimates that more than 1500 schools nationally now have additional hours.

03/04/2015

One Book One Philadelphia One Goal

One Book, One Philadelphia is celebrating its 13th year with another novel that brings focus to societal problems.

03/03/2015

Students’ Video Sparks Conversation About Hurtful Stereotypes

A painful student video about stereotypes and prejudice at a suburban Washington high school has opened the door for conversation and change.

03/02/2015

Closing Math Gap For Teenage Boys

The New York Times reports on a math program for minority teen boys that every educator and policymaker should read.

02/25/2015

Early Childhood Home Visiting Program May Lose Funding

By Dr. Marciene Mattleman PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With renewed interest in the Whole Child approach, clients were horrified to learn that the Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program may lose its funding in […]

02/24/2015

When Students Are Grieving

Teachers, who spend every day with children, often interact with grieving students. Now there are resources.

02/23/2015

Closing Education Gap Will Lift Economy

The finding of a new study indicates the United States could ultimately enrich everybody by improving the educational performance of the typical student.

02/18/2015

A Lesson In African American History On Display At Philadelphia Museum Of Art

Families will enjoy REPRESENT; 200 Years of African American Art, a beautiful exhibit highlighting more than two centuries of groundbreaking work.

02/17/2015

Growing Population Of Latino Students Doing Well In School

Latinos represent the fastest growing group of students in the country’s public schools and a new report suggests they are making great strides in education.

02/16/2015

Fewer Students Being ‘Held Back’

The overall retention rate peaked in the 2004-05 school year and by 2009-10 it had fallen to almost half that.

01/21/2015

Study Indicates Many Kids Aren’t Ready When It Comes Time For Kindergarten

A study from the University of Virginia found that one in three young children rated poorly on kindergarten readiness.

01/20/2015

John F. Kennedy’s Message Still Important

This week is the anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s inauguration in 1961, and the message he shared that day bears repeating.

01/19/2015

Online Education Provides Gateway To Jobs For Those Living In Poverty

Technology is changing the lives of the 28% of Philadelphia’s citizens living in poverty.

01/14/2015

Students Get Hands On Aviation And Engineering Experience

Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Technology is providing students outside Washington with unique exposure to opportunities in the sciences.

01/13/2015

Law Schools Trying To Change With The Times

Some law schools are adding technology and practical training to adapt to a field that is less about expensive lawyering and more about providing legal services at lower cost.

01/12/2015

Fast Food Can Affect Student Learning

Findings from a national study show that fast food not only increases kids’ weight but decreases test scores.

01/07/2015

Nation’s Childcare Workers Earn Meager Wages

Childcare workers earn less than adults who work with animals and those in fast-food settings.

01/06/2015

Many Good Colleges

Major studies show little correlation between financial success and the selectivity of one’s college for those with persistence, imagination and energy.

01/05/2015

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

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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