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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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Honor roll: Bryan County Middle School

Honor roll: Bryan County Middle School

Students listed on the honor roll for the third nine weeks are:

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Updated: apr. 20, 2015 10:03 a.m.
RHMS field-studies group honored

RHMS field-studies group honored

Georgia Adopt-A-Stream has recognized the Richmond Hill Middle School field-studies group with the Extraordinary Volunteer Watershed Effort Award, according to a news release.

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Updated: apr. 18, 2015 2:00 p.m.
Nearly every college student in America has this addiction

Nearly every college student in America has this addiction

Today’s college students simply can’t live without texting.
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Honor roll: Richmond Hill High School

Honor roll: Richmond Hill High School

Students listed on the honor roll for the third nine weeks are:

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Updated: apr. 16, 2015 2:30 p.m.
Don't blame your child for not being motivated at school

Don't blame your child for not being motivated at school

Don’t blame your children for not being motivated in the classroom — they may not have much of a say.
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Virginia tops in sending kids to jail, new report says

Virginia tops in sending kids to jail, new report says

Virginia tops the nation in how often it refers kids to the justice system, according to a new report by The Center for Public Integrity.
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Global teaching award winner urges students to look to private sector, shun Common Core

Global teaching award winner urges students to look to private sector, shun Common Core

Nancie Atwell won the first Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize award for being an ultra-exceptional teacher, the “Nobel Prize for teaching." She's donating her $1 million award to her school, a private school she founded specifically to develop innovations in teaching excellence, the BBC reports.
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Biden wants community colleges to be free, while Arizona cuts them loose

Biden wants community colleges to be free, while Arizona cuts them loose

The "most flexible" institutions in American higher learning should be as automatic as high school, Vice President Joe Biden said in the White House Weekly Address this past weekend.
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Global teaching award winner urges students to look to private sector, shun Common Core

Global teaching award winner urges students to look to private sector, shun Common Core

Nancie Atwell won the first Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize award for being an ultra-exceptional teacher, the “Nobel Prize for teaching." She's donating her $1 million award to her school, a private school she founded specifically to develop innovations in teaching excellence, the BBC reports.
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Biden wants community college to be free, while Arizona cuts them loose

Biden wants community college to be free, while Arizona cuts them loose

The "most flexible" institutions in American higher learning should be as automatic as high school, Vice President Joe Biden said in the White House Weekly Address this past weekend.
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This video shows Common Core math is a lot like baking a cake

This video shows Common Core math is a lot like baking a cake

American parents want to help their children with Common Core math homework, but they just don't fully understand how to.
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College degree does little to resolve income inequality, study says

College degree does little to resolve income inequality, study says

A recent study published by the Hamilton Project, an economic research project, found that while education can propel Americans from the lower class to the middle class, there is little evidence education reduces the gap between the middle class and the wealthiest citizens, reported Education News.
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Atlanta testing scandal may be the tip of the iceberg, critics say

Atlanta testing scandal may be the tip of the iceberg, critics say

It's perhaps inevitable, after 11 of 12 teachers charged in the Atlanta test cheating scandal were convicted, that the scandal would serve as a Rorschach test for opponents and defenders of high-stakes standardized testing.
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RHHS students place in SkillsUSA contest

RHHS students place in SkillsUSA contest

More than 2,000 students attended SkillsUSA Georgia’s annual State Leadership and Skills Conference last week, and 616 of them came away winners. Three of those winners are from Richmond Hill High School.

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Updated: apr. 10, 2015 9:30 a.m.
Georgia above average on AP exams

Georgia above average on AP exams

More Georgia students than ever are passing Advanced Placement exams during high school, according to data released last month.

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Updated: apr. 09, 2015 11:38 a.m.
Stanford lower income students benefits from change in financial aid policy

Stanford lower income students benefits from change in financial aid policy

Stanford University announced it will waive tuition for students whose parents have less than $125,000 in annual income. Students whose parents' income is less than $65,000 will also have fees for room and board waived, reported PBS.
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How one program helps students by keeping teachers in the classroom

How one program helps students by keeping teachers in the classroom

Research shows that quality teachers have more impact on student achievement than any other variable, but until now there has been no real career path for a great teacher to follow that doesn't take them out of the classroom.
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More feds or less feds? The battle over the federal role in K-12 heats up

More feds or less feds? The battle over the federal role in K-12 heats up

With Republicans still struggling to revise the embattled No Child Left Behind law, advocates on both sides are again sparring over the federal role in K-12 education. One month ago, it appeared the House was poised to revise NCLB, which was first passed in 2002 and now is long overdue for overhaul.
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