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Lawmakers Repealing Common Core Standards

Common Core standards have been adopted by almost every state as a way of ensuring standards in schools nationwide. But now some states are doing an about face.

11 hours ago

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Study Suggests College Courses May Be Old School

A new report out of MIT suggests matching modules rather than locking students into 12-week university courses may be a way to change college education.

09/01/2014

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Pilot Program To Help Low-Income Students Strive For And Stay In College

College-readiness, career counseling, student aid and financial literacy will be the focus of the pilot programs funded by the Department of Education.

08/27/2014

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College Campus Of The Future Focuses On Technology And Flexibility

Think of a college campus – classrooms, libraries, faculty offices. No more! A college of the future being built now in New York is intended to change with the technological times.

08/26/2014

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Dad Doing Chores Influences Daughter’s Career Ambitions

A recent study finds fathers who perform an equal share of household chores were more likely to have daughters who aspired to less traditional feminine occupations.

08/25/2014

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The Challenge To Educate Enough Doctors

The nation is short on doctors but some schools are expanding admissions and changes are afoot to make educational debt more manageable.

08/20/2014

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Advocating For Those In Need

HIAS, the oldest international migration service in the nation, recently worked with a group of Bhutanese refugees in Philadelphia so they could literally put down roots.

08/19/2014

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‘Summer Melt’ Keeps Low-Income Students From Enrolling In College

Torn between family pressures, friends and furthering their education, many low-income students who’ve been accepted in college don’t enroll.

08/18/2014

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Parents And Kids Learning Side By Side

Some educators in low-income areas are trying to improve children’s prospects by teaching their mothers right along side them. It’s working.

08/13/2014

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A Growing Demand For Dentists

With boomer generation dentists retiring and vanity procedures like whitening, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 16% growth in the need for dentists.

08/12/2014

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New Fundraising Approach For Boys And Girls Clubs

The 154-year-old Boys and Girls Clubs of America was fortunate, a few years ago, to be promoted by celebrities. Now, the organization is taking a different approach.

08/11/2014

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More Money In Schools Helps Low-Income Kids

According to a recent study, in school districts with increased spending, low-income students are more likely to graduate from high school, earn livable wages and avoid poverty in adulthood.

08/06/2014

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Banning Suspension Of Pre-K Children

Research shows that 3 and 4-year-olds aren’t able to connect their misbehavior with punishment and expulsion can begin a downward cycle.

08/05/2014

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Surge In Child Migrants Brings National Attention

The federal government has been combing the country looking for emergency sites for tens of thousands of immigrant children entering the US unaccompanied by parents or guardians.

08/04/2014

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I-Best College Programs Among Best For Job Training

Being adapted and tested at more than 150 colleges, Integrated Basic Education and Job Training, or I-Best, challenges the traditional approach to remedial education.

07/30/2014

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