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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 […]

Parents of Autistic Children: Is Separation Better Than Inclusion?

Parents of Autistic Children: Is Separation Better Than Inclusion?

As the number of children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) rises, so do the frustrations regarding the limited public school options for this special population of students. Sadly, most school districts have not been able to keep up with the demands of special needs students and their parents. It is now […]

Handwriting Shown to Aid in Learning

Handwriting Shown to Aid in Learning

Though some educators are calling it quits on teaching handwriting, there is new evidence that suggests perhaps this is a premature decision. Many neuroscientists and psychologists are pointing to obvious links between the almost lost art of penmanship and a well-rounded educational development. According to the newest research, when young people learn how to write by […]

Education and Equality Rising for Women in the Middle East

Education and Equality Rising for Women in the Middle East

Governments and extremist groups have spent decades trying to stem the rising tide of women’s education and equal rights in the Middle East and North Africa. From the shooting of Malala Yousafzai by the Taliban in Pakistan to the recent abduction of over 200 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in Nigeria, some severe measures have been taken […]

‘Reading Rainbow’ Soars Once Again

‘Reading Rainbow’ Soars Once Again

Like a butterfly in the sky, the children’s program Reading Rainbow will soar once again in the near future. Early Wednesday, actor LeVar Burton, who hosted the PBS television show from 1983 to 2006, launched a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of bringing the educational show back. However, it would not be on television screens this […]

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