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The Princeton Review Includes Seven Louisiana Colleges in Its Ranking List

The Princeton Review Includes Seven Louisiana Colleges in Its Ranking List

The Princeton Review’s annual ranking list was recently published, and it includes seven Louisiana state colleges. However, some schools got into quite unflattering categories. Unlike college lists published by Money Magazine and Forbes, the Princeton Review surveys thousands of students to evaluate colleges based on quality of life, overall satisfaction, and financial aid. The book published […]

Learning With My Hands: American Sign Language for Early Learners [Video]

Learning With My Hands: American Sign Language for Early Learners [Video]

In 2012 the idea to develop an all-inclusive educational kit for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing was conceived. The developer, Clote Jackson, is a teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in San Antonio, TX. She obtained her B.S. from Grambling State University, with a major in Computer Information Systems and a minor […]

Homophones vs. Homophobes: Really?!

Homophones vs. Homophobes:  Really?!

As an English teacher, I constantly struggle to explain to my students why words like your (a possessive pronoun) and you’re (a contraction meaning “you are”) don’t work interchangeably.  They understand when I teach the concept, yet I see this and other errors constantly in student writing.  It would seem that the world does, indeed, struggle with […]

Searching for Science Capital for the Next Generation

Searching for Science Capital for the Next Generation

Educational administrators in the United Kingdom are searching for more sources of science capital with which to inspire the next generation of students to pursue careers in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math). This issue has been an on-going struggle, but was once again brought back to public attention when Greg Clark was […]

Safety a Priority When Headed Back to School

Safety a Priority When Headed Back to School

Last year more than 50 million students entered public elementary and secondary schools in American. These are record numbers for the U.S. as the population grows and becomes more educated. In general, safety has become a major issue in the United States. A top priority for teachers, administrators and parents is not just how to […]

Dinosaurs: All Aboard the ‘Dinosaur Train’

Dinosaurs: All Aboard the ‘Dinosaur Train’

Dinosaurs are one of the most interesting topics for kids, no matter how old they are, because they enjoy learning about these creatures from the past. Today’s children have a better way of learning than in generation’s past. An explosion of thanks is in part due to the children’s show Dinosaur Train, presented by PBS. The show always […]

Hidden Costs of Open Access Textbooks

Hidden Costs of Open Access Textbooks

As explained in an article presented in the Journal of Scholarly Publishing, the term “open access” textbooks does not necessarily imply “free” textbooks. While the cost of accessing a digital version of a textbook may not be necessarily passed on to a student, creating such a textbook, as well as bringing it to the classroom, […]

First-Ever Athletic Scholarship for Playing Video Game ‘League of Legends’

First-Ever Athletic Scholarship for Playing Video Game ‘League of Legends’

Robert Morris University in Illinois has just offered the first-ever athletic college scholarship for playing the League of Legends video game. The award, covering up to 50 percent tuition, room and board, has already attracted over 700 applicants in its first week, and the directors of the program are excited to see it grow. Could the […]

Starbucks Providing Employees New Benefit – Free College

Starbucks Providing Employees New Benefit – Free College

A lot of Starbucks employees work there to make ends meet while going to college. Now, even more will undoubtedly be combining the two activities. Starbucks is introducing a new benefit for its employees; the company will provide college courses to staff free of charge. The coffee company and Arizona State University (ASU) will be […]

California Judge Rules Teacher Tenure Laws Unconstitutional

California Judge Rules Teacher Tenure Laws Unconstitutional

The nation’s educational system could undergo a policy change in tenure after a California judge ruled Tuesday that five laws governing the way California teachers are hired and fired are unconstitutional. The decision could cause ripple effect in school districts across the country. Judge Rolf M. Treu decided in favor of nine public school students […]

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