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International Day of the Girl Raises Funds and Awareness for Kenya

International Day of the Girl Raises Funds and Awareness for Kenya

This year’s International Day of the Girl was observed through a fundraiser that raised awareness for a group in Kenya. The evening hosted musical and dance performances as well as information about the program that inspired it. The event follows on a two-year-old resolution by the United Nations, which declared October 11 as International Day […]

NASA Suspended Animation Experiments Ripe for Science Projects

NASA Suspended Animation Experiments Ripe for Science Projects

NASA revisited plans for developing suspended animation technology for a manned mission to Mars as senior aerospace engineer Mark Schaffer, of SpaceWorks Enterprises based in Atlanta, Ga. spoke of the project at the International Astronomical Congress (IAC) in Toronto in early October 2014 of science fiction ripening into reality. The idea of hibernating space travelers […]

Nursing Shortage Due in Part to Lack of Teachers

Nursing Shortage Due in Part to Lack of Teachers

With the nation’s nursing shortage continuing, efforts to recruit more people into the profession have been stepped up, but a lack of teachers is affecting the ability of schools to accommodate the increasing numbers of recruits. Every year 80,000 applicants to nursing schools are turned away, frequently because there are not enough teachers to keep […]

Common Core Carries on Amidst Controversy

Common Core Carries on Amidst Controversy

A month into the new school year, teachers in classrooms across the United States – at least in classrooms in the 40 plus states that have adopted Common Core State Standards – are working feverishly to incorporate the new standards in the areas of language arts and math. The standards were designed in accordance with […]

Climate Change Tower Gives Children a View From the Top of the Amazon

Climate Change Tower Gives Children a View From the Top of the Amazon

Climate change scientists have a new high-rise tower window on the Amazon rainforest to capture children’s imaginations by giving them a view from the top. The towering structure gives teachers a chance to start conversations in the classroom about the delicate balance in the Amazon ecosystem, deforestation and the impact daily lifestyle choices have in […]

NASA Inspires Students to Participate in Space Adventures

NASA Inspires Students to Participate in Space Adventures

NASA is reminding teachers going back to school this fall of all the inspiring ways their students can participate in space adventures and get a taste of influencing the astronauts’ daily work on the International Space Station (ISS). Being involved with real life space explorers gives kids the thrill of interacting with larger-than-life figures. The […]

Apple Inc iPad Gets Competition in the Classroom

Apple Inc iPad Gets Competition in the Classroom

Apple Inc. has long dominated the education market but recent developments show that the iPad may be getting some competition in the classroom.  In spite of the company’s attempt to revolutionize education in 2012 with the rollout of digital textbooks for their mobile tablet, they lost ground this week as Los Angeles school officials suspended […]

Sex Education May Begin for 7-Year-Olds in the UK – Too Young?

Sex Education May Begin for 7-Year-Olds in the UK – Too Young?

The Liberal Democrat party in Great Britain is proposing that “age appropriate” sex education classes be introduced to include internet porn and social media for students as young as seven-years-old. Is that too young? The next question would be with whom should the initial sex education conversation begin with, the parents or the educational system? […]

NASA Sends ‘Angry Birds’ on Mission to Educate Kids

NASA Sends ‘Angry Birds’ on Mission to Educate Kids

NASA teamed up with Rovio earlier this year to send birds into space — Angry Birds that is, on a STEM-based mission to educate kids in physics and space exploration on both iOS and Android devices. As the new school year is getting underway, teachers are combing every available resource to create a rich and […]

Volunteering a Global Worthy Cause and Life Experience [Video]

Volunteering a Global Worthy Cause and Life Experience [Video]

Anyone with time to spare between studies, or prior to actively looking for work, can look at volunteering on a global scale as a worthy cause and a great life experience. Volunteering in foreign lands is also a great way to travel the world and see places that normally would be out of reach to […]

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