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Online Education Provides Gateway To Jobs For Those Living In Poverty

Technology is changing the lives of the 28% of Philadelphia’s citizens living in poverty.

01/14/2015

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Students Get Hands On Aviation And Engineering Experience

Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Technology is providing students outside Washington with unique exposure to opportunities in the sciences.

01/13/2015

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Law Schools Trying To Change With The Times

Some law schools are adding technology and practical training to adapt to a field that is less about expensive lawyering and more about providing legal services at lower cost.

01/12/2015

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Fast Food Can Affect Student Learning

Findings from a national study show that fast food not only increases kids’ weight but decreases test scores.

01/07/2015

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Nation’s Childcare Workers Earn Meager Wages

Childcare workers earn less than adults who work with animals and those in fast-food settings.

01/06/2015

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Many Good Colleges

Major studies show little correlation between financial success and the selectivity of one’s college for those with persistence, imagination and energy.

01/05/2015

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Education In The News In 2014

Looking back at the world of education in 2014, there was much activity. Some progress was made but there’s still room for improvement.

12/31/2014

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Apps Make Learning Fun

Some free apps which one can get on any smartphone are engaging and reinforce classroom teachings.

12/30/2014

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College Advising Corps Making A Difference For Disadvantaged Students

The Chronicle of Higher Education has published its 2014 Influence List and Nicole Hurd made it.

12/29/2014

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Volunteering Trends Bring Good News

More than 63 million people volunteered through organizations between September 2012 and September 2013.

12/24/2014

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High School Graduation May Require Citizenship Test

Students in North Dakota may have to pass the US Citizenship test as a graduation requirement if proposed legislation passes in January.

12/23/2014

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Most Teachers’ Salaries Grow Slowly

A new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality looks at how teachers in the largest districts can maximize salaries. For most, it’s slowly.

12/22/2014

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The Teacher Wars Among Year’s Best Books

Dana Goldstein writes in her new book that teachers are poorly trained to flatten social, racial and economic barriers and their pay is “pathetic”.

12/17/2014

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Poverty’s Impact On The Behavioral Health Of Children

Traumatized people develop strategies for survival – often tuning out or acting out – making teaching and learning extremely difficult.

12/16/2014

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Movie Offers New Explanation For Parting Of The Red Sea

New movie offers more realistic explanation for how Moses ‘parted’ the Red Sea.

12/15/2014

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