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Substitute Teacher Allegedly Scammed Federal Tutoring Program Of Hundreds Of Thousands

Posted 01.30.2013 | Education

A New York City substitute teacher is accused of running a scam through a tutoring service that between 2005 and 2012 billed the government for milli...

A Broken College Pipeline in Dire Need of Repairs

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 11.25.2012 | College
Rebecca Joseph

Persuading students to consider going to college takes a village. Teachers, counselors, administrators, community members, non-profits, and colleges must participate and collaborate.

Tough On Kids

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 11.19.2012 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

We're not sure. Although we agree that the destinies of young people are malleable, we worry as well about the difficulty of achieving the right balance in school between character education and academic preparation.

HIV-Positive Boy Eyes Admission Offer After Milton Hershey School Reverses Rejection

AP | MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 10.07.2012 | Education

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A ninth-grader from the Philadelphia area is considering an admissions offer by a private boarding school after it announced a...

Milton Hershey School Backtracks, Decides To Accept HIV Student

AP | MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 10.06.2012 | Education

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania school for lower income and socially disadvantaged students said Monday it will now treat HIV-positive applican...

Unlikely Academic Overcame Obstacles, Now Helping Struggling Students

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 07.25.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. After her brother was killed by gunfire, and with no parents to turn to for help, Patrici...