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Mixed Emotions On Testing Teen Hearts

A mother and nurse whose son died of an unknown heart defect, has started a movement offering free electrocardiogram screenings for teenagers. Not everyone is on board.

07/02/2014

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Pediatricians Push For Reading To Children

With increased recognition of the importance of brain development in a child’s first three years, the American Academy of Pediatrics is asking members to become advocates for reading aloud to children.

07/01/2014

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Women Subjected To ‘Sexual Victimization’ School Years And Beyond

Young women are at greatest risk of being raped between the ages of 16 and 24 and at higher risk in college, where such activity has become rampant.

06/30/2014

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Writing Centers Support Student Creativity

Twelve years ago at 826 Valencia Street in San Francisco, a single writing center opened. Now, 826 National reaches 30,000 students, mostly from underserved communities.

06/25/2014

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Hispanics Seem Forgotten In Civil Rights History

An interesting and provocative piece appeared as a Commentary in Education Week by Nicholas Dauphine, a senior in high school in San Antonio, Texas.

06/24/2014

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School Districts Warned About Denying Enrollment Over Immigration

The federal Justice and Education Departments warned public school districts recently not to deny enrollment to immigrant students illegally.

06/23/2014

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Educating Girls Promotes Stable Society

Bangladesh is a good example of educating girls as a path to transformation. When it became independent, it invested in educating girls.

06/18/2014

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Prisoners Studying At A College Level

Studying encyclopedias, prisoners at a New York correctional facility are developing writing skills comparable to students from elite high schools.

06/17/2014

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A Race To Keep Philadelphia’s Kids Reading Through The Summer

The Free Library of Philadelphia has organized a reading ‘race to prevent the “summer slide,” skills that are lost when kids don’t read over the vacation months.

06/16/2014

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College Courses In Philanthropy

People think giving money away is easy. But, Philanthropy courses now being taught at Harvard, Princeton, Yale and Northwestern University suggest otherwise.

06/11/2014

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Expanded School Day Could Boost Teacher Effectiveness

A new report from the National Center on Time & Learning looks at how expanded school schedules can be used to boost effectiveness – allowing more time for educators to plan

06/10/2014

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Harvard Business School Considering Online Education

Harvard Business School, the B-School, is at a critical juncture; should it enter online education and, if so, how?

06/09/2014

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Arts Program Shows Promise For Students With Disabilities

Everyday Arts for Special Education is an activities program that uses creative arts to help special needs kids communicate and develop socialization skills, patience and self control.

06/04/2014

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Philadelphia School Featured In Book About Positive Education Practices

The book “Deeper Learning” cites 8 schools that are “transforming education,” Including a school in Philly.

06/03/2014

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Latinos Most Segregated Population In US

Findings from the Civil Rights Project at the University of California reveal that Latinos are the fastest growing and the most segregated group in the US.

06/02/2014

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