Marciene Mattleman

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A Move To Help High Achieving Low-Income Students Get To College

The United States fails to do right by most low-income students who excel in school. Now, there may be a turning point.

11/12/2014

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Adding Art To STEM

The Rhode Island School of Design in particular is spearheading a national initiative to incorporate art and design – calling it STEM to STEAM.

11/11/2014

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Students’ Character Counts As A Predictor Of Success

A new study from the Brookings Institution shows that character skills that improve performance can mean more to success than academic skills.

11/10/2014

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High School Dropout Rates Hit Record Low

The national dropout rate reached a record low last year.

11/04/2014

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Smaller High Schools Improve Student Performance

In the past 15 years, many large high schools have been broken up into smaller units – and the students’ performance has improved.

11/03/2014

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Temple University Study Sheds New Light On How Toddlers Learn Language Skills

A new study indicates that the quality of communication with toddlers is of much greater importance than the number of words.

10/29/2014

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Teachers’ Expectations Predict Student Success Rate

Students whose high school teachers had high expectations of them graduated from college much more often than those whose teachers had low expectations.

10/28/2014

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Siri Helps Autistic Teen

For children like Gus, an autistic 13-year-old who loves to chat, Siri is more than a diversion.

10/27/2014

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Rise In Year-Round Schools

Year-round schools are not new and lately there’s been a surge. A US Senator in Illinois is pushing for more.

10/22/2014

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Teachers Applaud New Outline For AP History

The outline for AP high school history has been rewritten, a change being widely applauded by teachers and college professors.

10/21/2014

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Temple Students Learn Through Community Service

An asst. professor of intellectual heritage at Temple is committed to giving her students practical experiences through community-based projects.

10/20/2014

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Shakespeare At 450 Still A Celebrated Author

450 years since his birth, and Shakespeare’s work continues to be exciting. 2014 has become known as the Year of the Bard.

10/15/2014

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WePAC Volunteers Running Libraries In Philadelphia Public Schools

WePAC, the alliance for children, is making a great contribution, operating 12 formerly closed libraries in Philadelphia’s public schools.

10/14/2014

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Children’s Savings Accounts Helping Low Income Kids Get To College

Thousands of kids in San Francisco are benefiting from the Kindergarten to College program where every student gets a Children’s Savings Account.

10/13/2014

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Parents Struggle To Help Kids With Homework

In a recent survey, parents report not understanding their children’s homework material or that they were too busy to provide homework help.

10/09/2014

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