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Day After Ohio State Band Director's Firing, The Group Continues Performances

AP | Tyler Kingkade | July 25, 2014 | College
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State marching band is moving forward without its director: A day after he was fired, the band is performing with the Columbus Symphony in what is often considered its unofficial season kickoff. The university dismissed band director Jonathan Waters on Thursday after an investigation...

Teenage Girl Creates Engineering Curriculum Now Being Used In Her High School

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | July 25, 2014 | Teen
A Utah teen created an engineering curriculum that is now being used in her high school and is being distributed to schools throughout the country. Amber Barron, who recently graduated high school and will be attending the University of Utah in the fall, developed the curriculum to...

Healthy School Lunches Might Not Actually Gross Students Out, Say Surveys

edweek | Rebecca Klein | July 25, 2014 | Parents
This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Week, where it was originally published. While many students weren’t keen on more nutritious school lunches when their districts first began complying with new federal meal standards in the 2012-13 school year, they eventually warmed up to the healthier fare,...

What Education Of The Future Will Look Like

Christina Austin | July 25, 2014 | Education
Thanks to the Internet, not only has our work and social life been drastically altered, but so has our education system. From online classes to tablets for each student, technology now powers the classroom. This growth in technology not only affects those who instantly have access to information, but also...

Wives With More Education Than Their Husbands Aren't Doomed To Divorce After All

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | July 24, 2014 | Divorce
According to previous research, women with more education than their husbands were more likely to divorce. Fortunately, new data proves that that's not the case anymore. These days, when wives have more education than their husbands, there seems to be no increased chance of divorce...

U.S. School Principals Are Quicker To Label Their Students As Poor

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | July 24, 2014 | Politics
American principals are more likely to say their students are poor, when compared to principals in countries where poverty rates are much higher. A blog post published this week by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development says that when principals in 30 countries were asked about the socio-economic...

The 10 Best Cities For Families To Live, According to ZipRealty

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | July 24, 2014 | HuffPost Home
It's often said that the first rule of real estate is "location, location, location." But if you have a spouse, a couple of kids and maybe even a dog, other factors like affordability and proximity to schools really start to play larger roles. And it's those factors...

My Son Has Been Suspended Five Times. He's 3

The Washington Post | Danielle Cadet | July 24, 2014 | Black Voices
I received a call from my sons’ school in March telling me that my oldest needed to be picked up early. He had been given a one-day suspension because he had thrown a chair. He did not hit anyone, but he could have, the school officials told me. JJ was...

Low Salaries Keep Many Teachers Out Of The Middle Class: Report

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | July 24, 2014 | Politics
Teachers’ starting salaries may be nothing to brag about, but a big problem lies in the fact that these salaries barely grow over time, says a new report. Released this week by the Center for American Progress, the report says many areas of the country barely pay...

Joe Lieberman Has A New Gig

AP | Mollie Reilly | July 24, 2014 | Politics
NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman has been appointed a professor at Yeshiva University for the coming school year. The private New York university named him the Joseph Lieberman Chair in Public Policy and Public Service. He'll teach an undergraduate course and give three public lectures on...

This Is What Happens When A Toddler Is Put In Charge At Summer Camp

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | July 24, 2014 | Teen
Luke Radbill has the power. The 15-month-old was recently at Camp Rockmont, a Christian summer camp for boys, where he got the opportunity to lead nearly 500 campers in calisthenics. Cuteness overload ensued. If only every morning could start this way. Follow HuffPost Teen on

Hillary Clinton's New Campaign Urges Parents To Talk, Read And Sing To Their Babies

AP | Rebecca Klein | July 24, 2014 | Parents
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton launched a new campaign Wednesday — to encourage parents to talk, read and sing to their babies. The former secretary of state joined community leaders in Oakland to kick-start the "Talking is Teaching: Talk Read Sing" campaign, which is sponsored by the Bill,...

How Transgender Teen Jordan K. Is Navigating High School

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | July 24, 2014 | Gay Voices
Transgender teen Jordan K. recalled the experience of coming out as transgender while still in elementary school in an interview with HuffPost Live. "When I was first coming out in elementary school, I had a lot of hate towards me," Jordan recalled. "I didn’t want to come out because...

Thousands Of Students Could Have Pell Grants Taken Away After FAFSA Mistake

AP | Tyler Kingkade | July 24, 2014 | College
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Potentially tens of thousands of students awarded a Pell Grant or other need-based federal aid for the coming school year could find it taken away because of a mistake in filling out the form. The mistake primarily stems from an online form change to the Free Application...

Newark, N.J., Schools Probed After Claims Of Race Discrimination

Reuters | Reuters | July 24, 2014 | Black Voices
By David Jones NEWARK, N.J., July 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Education said on Wednesday it was investigating complaints that a plan to reorganize public schools in Newark, New Jersey, discriminates against black students. A parent-led group in New Jersey's largest city has said that school closings...

Fiscally Shaky Budget For Chicago Public Schools Approved

Reuters | July 24, 2014 | Politics
CHICAGO, July 23 (Reuters) - The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday approved a $5.76 billion fiscal 2015 operating budget that relies on an accounting maneuver to bulk up available reserves to eliminate a nearly $1 billion deficit. The budget for the nation's third-largest public school district, which serves 400,000...

This Is Why Nevada Might Be The Worst State For Education

Rebecca Klein | July 23, 2014 | Politics
Nevada is the worst state for education, according to a new report out this week. In its report, the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranked all 50 states in terms of educational achievement based on how many of the states' students are enrolled in preschool, how many students are...

Report: Higher Education Behind On Common Core

Rebecca Klein | July 23, 2014 | College
America’s primary and secondary schools may be busy preparing for the onset of the Common Core standards, meant to better prepare students for college, but one key partner isn’t even close to ready: colleges and universities themselves. That’s the conclusion of a new report from the New America...

Half Of Teachers Leave The Job After Five Years. Here's What To Do About It

Rebecca Klein | July 23, 2014 | Politics
Amid intense debate about new education standards, and teacher tenure and pay, the Alliance for Excellent Education has turned the focus to new teachers -– and their tendency to quit. A new report, published by the Alliance in collaboration with the New Teacher Center (NTC), a non-profit that...

You Can Now Take A 'Game Of Thrones' Class At The University Of Virginia

Isaac Saul | July 24, 2014 | Entertainment
From books to television to the classroom, "Game of Thrones" cannot be stopped. That's right. The hit HBO series inspired by George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire has found its way into University of Virginia classrooms. According to UVA Today, the discussion-based class will...
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