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Getting Into The Ivies Is Harder Than It Used To Be

igh school juniors and seniors are finding that getting into the Ivies, selective colleges, is harder than it used to be. Here’s why.

05/05/2014

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Is Skipping A Grade Beneficial For Gifted Kids?

For years, school administrators would recommend gifted kids skip a grade. Now, not so much. But a new study seems to favor the old school of thought.

04/30/2014

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Peggy Browning Still Contributing To The Labor Movement

The Peggy Browning Fund was established in memory of Margaret Browning, a prominent labor attorney, to inspire law students to become advocates for workplace justice.

04/29/2014

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Youth Aid Panel Helps Kids Stay Out Of Court

The Youth Aid Panel gives first time offenders the option of appearing before a panel of community volunteers rather than entering the juvenile court system.

04/28/2014

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Understanding Poetry

It’s poetry month. So remember at this time, that not all poetry has to rhyme!

04/23/2014

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Restricting Advanced Placement Courses

The Washington Post reports that some schools restrict AP access to show a high rate of success, so some good students in math, science and engineering are losing out.

04/22/2014

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Khan Academy Becomes Linked To Common Core Standards

With all but a handful of states adopting the Common Core standards, the non-profit Khan Academy has now linked to relevant instruction materials online.

04/21/2014

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At Some Schools, Football Not Making The Cut

Analyzing data, Washington Post columnist suggests more vigorous learning at high schools that don’t field a football team.

04/16/2014

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College Success For Veterans

Data from veterans who used education benefits from the post 9/11 G.I. Bill seem to graduate with rates comparable to their non-veteran peers.

04/15/2014

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Help For Homeless College Students

Community College of Philadelphia has developed a worthwhile project in which students in shelters, transitional living or who are food insecure are connected to resources.

04/14/2014

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College Degree Does Sweeten The Paycheck

When workers are categorized by educational attainment, the proportion of workers with college degrees has risen.

04/09/2014

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High Tech Training Prepares Students For Jobs

In the next few years, engineers are among the top 10 jobs US employers will have a hard time filling, so preparing students accordingly is key.

04/08/2014

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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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