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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

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Schools Still Lean Toward Racial Segregation

Today, the nation’s most segregated schools aren’t in the deep south. They’re in New York.

05/19/2014

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Even Changed SAT May Not Be Best Measure Of College Success

The new SAT will be more relevant and mirrors students’ work in college, not deep algebra and obscure words – but it still may not be the best indicator of college success.

05/14/2014

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Older Americans Month

Senior Citizens Month was established in 1963. Now called Older Americans Month, statistics show that by 2030, there will be some 34 million seniors.

05/13/2014

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Graduates From Elite Colleges Are Not More Satisfied Or More Successful

A new survey of college graduates found that “highly selective schools don’t produce happier people or better workers…” but there is one thing that does make a difference.

05/12/2014

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Homework: How Much Is Too Much?

A national expert on the causes of stress for high school students suggests you can have too much of a good thing – homework.

05/07/2014

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Students – And Phillies – Show Appreciation For Favorite Teachers

Every year the Phillies have a contest, asking kids and their families to identify their best teachers. This year, 1000 nominations were submitted.

05/06/2014

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