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Urban students do significantly better in charter schools, new study shows

Urban students do significantly better in charter schools, new study shows

Students in major urban centers around the country perform better in charter schools than they do in traditional public schools, according to a new study from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University.
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The perfect amount of homework for students

The perfect amount of homework for students

When a teenager arrives home from school in the afternoon, the last thing he or she wants to worry about is homework. After all, there’s TV to be watched, friends to hang out with and maybe even a job to fulfill.
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Corinthian colleges closure leaves students out in the cold

Corinthian colleges closure leaves students out in the cold

Students hung out to dry when 30 remaining Corinthian colleges shuttered last week will lose all or most of their credits, leaving 15,000 students in dire straits. Many will not be able to transfer most, if any, of their credits to new institutions. Some were just days away from finishing their certifications.
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15 apps to help your child learn outside of the classroom

15 apps to help your child learn outside of the classroom

The National Center of Education Statistics reports that about 3 percent of the school-age population is home schooled. Parents mainly home-school their children because they are concerned about certain school environments, where there could be bullying or teachings that go against a parent's political and religious beliefs, the NCES reported.
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'Miss Tember' helps class mark Earth Day

'Miss Tember' helps class mark Earth Day

In celebration of the Earth Day 2015, Lisa Tuttle’s third-grade class at Richmond Hill Elementary recently participated in a “Resource Rally Roundup.”

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Updated: may. 03, 2015 10:05 a.m.
Honor roll: Carver Elementary

Honor roll: Carver Elementary

Students who have been named to the honor roll at Dr. George Washington Carver Elementary School for the third nine weeks are:

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Updated: may. 01, 2015 2:00 p.m.
End the bar exam and democratize the law profession?

End the bar exam and democratize the law profession?

Law school applications are down. The quality of students admitted, based on test scores, is down. Bar exam passing rates are down. Law is not a happy profession.
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LSU teeters on edge of bankruptcy

LSU teeters on edge of bankruptcy

The now-defunct Corinthian College isn't the only higher-ed institution making ugly financial headlines this week. Down on the bayou, a prominent state-sponsored not-for-profit is on the brink as well.
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How dangerous is bullying? New research says more so than physical abuse

How dangerous is bullying? New research says more so than physical abuse

New research has found that children who are bullied are more likely to develop social and mental health problems in adulthood than children who are physically abused.
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Shacking up means splitting up, especially among the low-educated

Shacking up means splitting up, especially among the low-educated

Living with your significant other before marriage isn’t a good idea for couples who want to stay together for the long term. A new study from the Center for Family and Demographic Research at Bowling Green State University found that cohabitation before marriage often causes married couples to separate.
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BoE picks flexibility preference

The Bryan County Board of Education charted its immediate future during its April 23 meeting by voting to make Bryan County Schools an Investing in Educational Excellence, or IE2, school district.

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Arizona State to offer freshman year cheap and at home

Arizona State to offer freshman year cheap and at home

Arizona State University is vocally committed to putting college education within reach of young people who currently find it outside their grasp, a commitment that made national headlines again last week when the school announced a partnership with EdX to provide a full year of freshman online coursework in massive open online courses, or MOOCs, that anyone can take and then convert into ASU college credit.
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89-year-old WWII vet scores touchdown in alumni football game

89-year-old WWII vet scores touchdown in alumni football game

Bryan Sperry’s still got it.
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Bar Association offers scholarship

Bar Association offers scholarship

The Atlantic Judicial Circuit Bar Association is offering college-scholarship opportunities for high-school seniors residing in Liberty, Long, Bryan, Evans, McIntosh and Tattnall counties.

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Updated: apr. 29, 2015 7:00 p.m.
One thing that is needlessly holding some students back from making more money

One thing that is needlessly holding some students back from making more money

More and more, researchers are finding the impact of college has been misconstrued. While the mass media narrative has trended away from the importance of a degree, studies are finding that a college education might be more useful now than at any time in recent memory.
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Learning through video games: Department of Education seeks to harness technology for teaching

Learning through video games: Department of Education seeks to harness technology for teaching

The Department of Education hosted a Games for Learning Summit in New York City this month, reports Tech Times, bringing together educators, student and parents as well as video game producers and publishers in an effort to find the best way of harnessing technology for education.
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Half of Ph.D. students are depressed, new study says

Half of Ph.D. students are depressed, new study says

While it’s easy to think that Ph.D. students have it pretty good — after all, people with doctoral degrees are likely to earn an average of $3.4 million throughout their professional life — recent research indicates that Ph.D. students view their own futures with a bleak eye.
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Want your kids to eat healthy? Make their meals like McDonald's

Want your kids to eat healthy? Make their meals like McDonald's

Maybe McDonald’s has been doing it right all along.
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Universities seek alternatives to expensive textbooks

Universities seek alternatives to expensive textbooks

When Christie Fierro, a communications instructor at Tacoma Community College in Washington State, saw students struggling in her eight-week communications class, she decided to ask them about it.
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Honor roll: Richmond Hill Middle School

Honor roll: Richmond Hill Middle School

Students who have been listed on the Richmond Hill Middle School honor roll for the third nine weeks are:

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Updated: apr. 24, 2015 7:30 p.m.
How guidance counselors can find the right college for low-income teenagers

How guidance counselors can find the right college for low-income teenagers

Getting from high school to college is no easy task for low-income teenagers. Teachers are busy teaching. Parents, who usually did not attend college themselves, don't know where to begin.
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Why read a book when you can just hold one?

Why read a book when you can just hold one?

What's the value of a book? Is it in the words, the monetary value, or maybe the "influence?"
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Why children with ADHD need to wiggle during class

Why children with ADHD need to wiggle during class

Many parents and teachers can attest that asking a child with ADHD to sit still is like asking the sun not to shine. It just isn’t going to happen.
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Talking about math at the table can improve preschoolers’ skills, study shows

Talking about math at the table can improve preschoolers’ skills, study shows

Mothers who discuss simple arithmetic with their preschoolers at the dinner table can improve their children’s grasp of math. That’s according to a new study by researchers at Chile’s Pontifical Catholic University and at University of Michigan.
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Robot Milo helps children with autism learn social skills

Robot Milo helps children with autism learn social skills

Children with autism display greater success socializing after using social robots, according to research from RoboKind, a developer of social robots, reported Education News.
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