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Entries by Emmeline Zhao from 07/2011

Cyber-bullying: Are Boys Worse Than Girls?

Posted 07.01.2011 | Education

Updated: July 2, 2011, 11:24 EST When it comes to cyber-bullying, who is really pushing around whom? Research by Sarah Pedersen of Aberdeen Univ...

No More Textbooks: Technology Replacing Hefty Books

Posted 07.01.2011 | Education

Many college campuses have taken new technology into the classroom as professors have found innovative uses for new gadgets, making learning cool. ...

Arne Duncan: Classrooms Center On Relationships

Posted 07.01.2011 | Education

Ed.gov blog: Ed. note: Secretary Duncan penned the following letter for a Virtual Conference that will take place during July. During the conferen...

Florida Schools Receive Grades, New Charter School Earns F

Posted 07.01.2011 | Education

Despite higher writing standards in Florida's public elementary, middle and non-high-school combination schools this year, school performance remained...

Seth Walsh: LGBT Agreement Reached For 13-Year-Old's Death

Posted 07.01.2011 | Education

The Departments of Justice and Education reached a settlement today with the Tehachapi Unified School District in Tehachapi, Calif. that emphasizes po...

Summer Reading List 2011 Via Twitter (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 07.01.2011 | Education

Summer is when students spend the most time out of school in any one sitting, and it's also when children and teenagers most easily lose reading profi...

DIY Movement In Science, Can It Fix A Crisis In Education? (VIDEO)

Posted 07.01.2011 | Education

Miles O'Brien reports from a gathering in California on a growing movement that embraces the art of making cool things and a quirky do-it-yourself spi...

Andrew Buck: 'Least-Trustworthy' New York Principal Fired, Teacher 'Cried Tears Of Joy'

Posted 07.02.2011 | Education

The Department of Education is canning an infamous Brooklyn principal who grabbed headlines for sending teachers nonsensical letters filled with gramm...

Sandra Day O'Connor: Teaching Civics With Video Games

Posted 07.03.2011 | Education

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has launched a series of videogames that teach kids about government. She talks to Danielle Friedman ...

NEA: 13 Things We Hate About Arne Duncan

Posted 07.03.2011 | Education

At its annual meeting in Chicago, The National Education Association's Representative Assembly passed Saturday New Business Item C., a strongly worded...

LISTEN: Teacher Layoffs: What They Mean For You And Your Kids

Posted 07.03.2011 | Education

Teacher contracts expire in many places Friday, and for many teachers, those contracts won't be picked back up. State budget deficits and increased cu...

WATCH: Where Education And Immigration Stand Politically In 2012

Posted 07.03.2011 | Education

Amid a burgeoning political arena for discussions surrounding education and immigration reform leading up to the 2012 presidential election, the oval ...

I.B. Program Accepted As Equal In U.S.

Posted 07.04.2011 | Education

LONDON — Rows of sweating, fidgety college-bound students sit waiting to collect their diplomas, half listening to the platitudes offered by princip...

Biden To NEA: Policy Disagreements Are 'A Fight Within The Family'

Posted 07.04.2011 | Education

In an address to members of the National Education Association Sunday, Vice President Joe Biden sought the union's support in the upcoming presidentia...

Independence Day: 9 Myths Debunked

Posted 07.04.2011 | Education

The National Assessment of Education Progress revealed that in 2010, just 7 percent of eighth graders could correctly identify the three branches of g...

NEA Endorses Obama's Bid for Second Term

Posted 07.04.2011 | Education

CHICAGO —The nation's largest teachers union voted Monday to endorse President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election bid, despite teachers' widespread unh...

Romanian School System Flunks Test Amid Cheating

Posted 07.05.2011 | Education

One in two Romanian high school pupils failed their university exemption exams this year, a record low level after new anti-fraud measures cut back on...

An open letter to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

Posted 07.05.2011 | Education

This was written by Carol Corbett Burris, the principal of South Side High School in New York. She was named the 2010 New York State Outstanding Educ...

Ugandan School Found Using Bomb As Bell

Posted 07.05.2011 | Education

A bomb-awareness team was shocked to find that an elementary school in Uganda was using an unexploded bomb as a school bell when the team arrived to t...

Chinese And Non-Western Languages "Critical" For Competitive Students

Posted 07.05.2011 | Education

Mandarin teacher Li Wang sat in a chair small enough for a 4-year-old, her enthusiastic students sitting on the classroom carpet in a separate square....

Reading, writing, rollbacks as stimulus ends

Posted 07.05.2011 | Education

RACINE, WI -- The public school system in this city hugging the shore of Lake Michigan is running low on money and options for educating its 21,000 st...

Gay Student Threatened Days Before He Was Slain, Prosecutors Say

Posted 07.05.2011 | Education

Trial began this afternoon in the case of a California teenager accused of execution-style murdering a gay classmate at a middle school in 2008. Th...

New York City Schools Can Once Again Keep Rainy Day Funds

Posted 07.06.2011 | Education

In a reversal of a relatively new policy, the new chancellor of New York City Schools is again allowing New York principals to add savings from one ye...

LeBron James Focusing Annual Bike-a-thon On Third Grade Education

Posted 07.06.2011 | Education

LeBron James is gearing up for third grade. James' annual bike ride through hometown Akron, Ohio -- formerly "King for Kids" -- will be called "Whe...

California Gay Textbooks: Proposal Would Require LGBT Lessons In Schools

Posted 07.06.2011 | Education

California lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that would make the state the first to require public schools to teach lessons on historical and current co...