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Paying Kids To Learn

Education columnist, Jay Mathews in The Washington Post, discusses a controversial topic – paying kids for achievement. The idea always brings vehement reactions.

04/07/2014

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More Public School Students Getting Free, Healthier Breakfast

Between 2009 and 2013 the number of students, k-!2, receiving free breakfast in the country’s public schools increased by about two million.

04/02/2014

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Multilingual Children Excel

Research shows that speaking more than one language does not confuse a child. Rather, being multilingual is associated with higher academic achievement and enhanced mental health.

04/01/2014

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Finland Gets Kids Off To Good Start

Students in Finland are among some of the highest performing in the world in reading and math, even though kids get a late start compared to kids in the US.

03/31/2014

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New Jersey Becomes First State To Require Arts In Education

New Jersey is believed to be the first state in the nation to include visual and performing arts among the items it tracks in its annual education report card.

03/26/2014

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Strong Correlation Between Education And Health

Those with better education live longer and are more productive.

03/25/2014

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University Provides Landing Pad For Helicopter Parents

At MyUTMartinParent Portal, parents can see what courses their offspring are taking, if they’re missing classes, and midterm and final grades.

03/24/2014

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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