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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

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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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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

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Women Woven Into History

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

03/25/2015

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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

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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

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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

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Albert Einstein Remembered

This week, scientists celebrate Albert Einstein’s birthday.

03/17/2015

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More Black Families Homeschooling

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

03/16/2015

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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