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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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Thousands of Teachers Becoming Avid Fans Of AVID Teaching

More than 2,200 educators attended the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Summer Institute in July in downtown Philadelphia.

07/29/2014

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NCAA – And Its Athletes – Facing Changes

Some NCAA leaders are considering an idea that was always taboo: allowing players to use their names and pictures commercially.

07/28/2014

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KIPP Honored By ‘Broad Prize’

The award focuses on urban schools that are closing the achievement gap between minority and low-income students and their white higher income peers.

07/23/2014

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Studies Say ‘Good Behavior Game’ Is Effective

Today, behavior management is an important part of teacher training. Twenty-two studies analyze its effectiveness.

07/22/2014

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Recruiting Seniors For Non-profit Work

While marketers have generally ignored the 50+ population, what a boon they could be for the non-profit world.

07/21/2014

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