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Raising a reader: How parents can instill a love of the written word in kids

Raising a reader: How parents can instill a love of the written word in kids

Keli Dean didn’t read much as a kid.
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College is 'worth it' but majors matter

College is 'worth it' but majors matter

Unemployment rates are falling for most college majors, and the employment gap between college graduates and those with merely a high school diploma continues to make college a good, almost necessary bargain, says a new report using Census Bureau data.
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No Child Left Behind faces long overdue rewrite

No Child Left Behind faces long overdue rewrite

As the House gets set this week to pass a long-overdue revision of No Child Left Behind, President Obama is vowing to veto the new legislation if it makes it to his desk.
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Do superintendents matter?

Do superintendents matter?

Tom Boasberg had his work cut out for him.
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Navigating the FAFSA is worth the effort for college aid

Navigating the FAFSA is worth the effort for college aid

A mid-winter ritual is on millions of families’ calendars this month, and it wasn't about asking a large rodent named Phil for a weather forecast.
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In the words of Thomas Jefferson: Why education matters

In the words of Thomas Jefferson: Why education matters

Thomas Jefferson was no stranger to the benefits of education.
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Smartphone app anonymity causes concerns on college campuses

Smartphone app anonymity causes concerns on college campuses

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is considering banning the popular app, Yik Yak, on the grounds that it promotes hateful speech, reported Education News.
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Montessori marks School Choice Week

Montessori marks School Choice Week

Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool held a special event last month to celebrate National School Choice Week.

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Updated: feb. 28, 2015 12:55 p.m.
Eight-grader wins county spelling bee

Eight-grader wins county spelling bee

Richmond Hill Middle School eighth-grader Reagan Campbell was crowned the district’s top speller last month at Bryan County Schools’ system spelling bee at Dr. George Washington Carver Elementary school.

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Updated: feb. 26, 2015 2:00 p.m.


High school graduation rates jumping, but some groups still lag behind, data shows

American high school students are graduating at record levels, new numbers from the Department of Education reveal, and progress has been made closing the achievement gap among black and Latino youths. Last year, 81 percent of American high school students graduated, a record high.
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College is not for everyone

College is not for everyone

Nicholas Wyman's parents pushed him to go to college, but all he wanted to do at the time was learn to cook.
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American millennials rank low on global skills test

American millennials rank low on global skills test

A recent study from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies found American young adults lagging behind their international peers in literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills, according to U.S. News & World Report.
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Fewer college students are taking foreign language courses, report shows

Fewer college students are taking foreign language courses, report shows

A new report from the Modern Language Association shows a dramatic decrease in the number of college students enrolled in foreign language classes.
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As Common Core testing gears up, rebels move to opt out

As Common Core testing gears up, rebels move to opt out

While the numbers of rebels appear to be small, pockets of intense opposition to the new Common Core testing set to begin next month are percolating.
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Should computer science courses be mandatory?

Should computer science courses be mandatory?

The real challenge in American higher education is not that we don't have enough college graduates. If New York Times columnist Charles Blow is right, it's that too many of them are majoring in English, art history, or ethnic or gender studies, and not enough in science, technology, engineering and math.
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Schools moving toward healthier fundraisers

Schools moving toward healthier fundraisers

"Bake sales are out;" fun runs are in, with excess calories in the crosshairs.
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You can learn more about how a person thinks by looking at this

You can learn more about how a person thinks by looking at this

You can learn more about how a person thinks by looking at the small words they use rather than the big ones, according to a massive study of college admission essays conducted by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin.
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The rise of meditation on college campuses

The rise of meditation on college campuses

Duke may have one of the best law schools in the country, but in recruiting new students, its promotional materials point out that Durham's bar scene has exploded in the past few years.
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Teacher bias discourages girls from STEM courses and careers, study shows

Teacher bias discourages girls from STEM courses and careers, study shows

A recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research sheds light on the reason women avoid science, technology, engineering and math.
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