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3 Still In Critical Condition After Fatal New Jersey School Bus Crash

AP | BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI | Posted 04.18.2012 | Education

CHESTERFIELD, N.J. — The National Transportation Safety Board is examining how seat belt use factored into the New Jersey school bus crash that ...

Norovirus Sickens George Washington University Students

AP | Posted 02.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Officials at George Washington University in Washington are alerting the campus that about 85 students have been sickened by the norovir...

Students Cut Energy Use By Up to 17%

Veronique Pittman | Posted 04.09.2012 | Education
Veronique Pittman

Preventable energy waste costs Americans hundreds of billions of dollars a year and studies have shown that most Americans continue to live in denial about their energy consumption. But students are turning that around.

CO HB 12-1049: Bringing Common Sense to Education in Colorado

Nancy Cronk | Posted 04.07.2012 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Colorado State Representative Judy Solano recently introduced CO HB 12-1049, giving parents the authority to decide if their child should take the TCA...

The LEAP Program: Successfully Connecting Youth With Other Cultures

Mark Redmond | Posted 04.04.2012 | Education
Mark Redmond

What Lauren Calahan has created with LEAP is making a significant difference in the lives of young people. And it should be replicated throughout the country.

New York City and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Alan Singer | Posted 03.28.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

Metal detectors at school entrances make many New York City schools feel more like prisons than places where young people want to be and contribute to the sense that these are not a place where people are respected.

Foster Care, Uncertain Futures Loom For Thousands Of Immigrant Children

| Marjorie Valbrun | Posted 03.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of America's Wire. WASHINGTON -- More than 5,000 children of immigrants are languishing in state foster care nation...

Champions of the Green Movement

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 03.16.2012 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

When Dr. King was assassinated, it was 1968. President Obama was 7 and EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson was 6. Many of the African-American leaders who now carry the torch of justice that King lit were young when he died.

Principal Faces Charges For Hypnotizing Students

AP | Posted 01.12.2012 | Education

NORTH PORT, Fla. -- Criminal misdemeanor charges have been filed against a former southwest Florida high school principal accused of using hypnosis on...

Dump Trucks Rescue Students From Floodwaters

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.10.2012 | Education

Students trapped by floodwaters at two Houston elementary schools were rescued by Public Works dump trucks, KHOU TV reports. Although authorities ...

Sam Stein

Santorum Accuses Obama Of 'Hubris' And 'Snobbery'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

The most animated exchange of former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum's Saturday morning event in Manchester, N.H. came when he called out President Ob...

Obama's New Consumer Finance Chief Can Lower Student Debt

Rich Williams | Posted 03.06.2012 | College
Rich Williams

The CFPB is a new kind of regulator designed to do one job and do it well -- protect Americans from toxic financial products. However, since July 21, the CFPB has been up and running, but only with partial powers.

Deporting Elena's Father

Melissa Bollow Tempel | Posted 03.02.2012 | Latino Voices
Melissa Bollow Tempel

Deporting children's parents creates just another obstacle for them, but this is the one that is the most difficult to overcome.

Five Reasons New Grads Should Become Entrepreneurs

Maya Uppaluru | Posted 02.29.2012 | Small Business
Maya Uppaluru

Now is as good a time as any to notice the problems in your community and find a new way to solve them. I'm looking at you, humanities majors and creative types.

120 Years Ago: Ellis Island Opens Doors and Welcomes Annie Moore of Ireland

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 02.28.2012 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

Jan. 1 has long been regarded as a day of fresh beginnings, and never was that more appropriate than 120 years ago in 1892 when Ellis Island first opened its doors to hopefuls from around the world.

'Tis the Season, for Student Plagiarizing

Anastasia Rubis | Posted 02.22.2012 | College
Anastasia Rubis

If students want to circumvent their addiction, and avoid academic trouble, they can do what I've done in previous paragraphs. Use those funny little things called quotation marks and give credit where credit is due.

Big new DonorsChoose matching grant efforts

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.13.2012 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, you've already seen our support for DonorsChoose.org, where you can help kids in school by supporting their teachers' projects. The deal is that ...

It's All About the Benjamins

Ellen Siminoff | Posted 02.11.2012 | College
Ellen Siminoff

Many of us don't fully realize the level of our own financial ignorance until we are 25 years old, three years out of college, living with two roommates in a small, dingy apartment and continually on the lookout for great new Ramen recipes, with really no clear way to climb out of the financial hole.

Sleep Deprivation In Children: This Generation's Cigarettes?

Jeff Deitz, M.D. | Posted 02.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeff Deitz, M.D.

Except for a handful of forward-thinking school districts, the continuing resistance to starting high school later to accommodate the biological time clocks of teenagers speaks to the attitudes of the adults in charge of our children.

5 Reasons Why Students Are Being Arrested in Schools

Christopher Emdin | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education
Christopher Emdin

Our youth are arrested within urban schools that are physically structured just like prisons. Below are some of the reasons why kids are being arrested, along with some insight about what we can do about it.

Should Behavior And Attitude Be Factors In Student Success?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 02.01.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee The focus on academic achievement is intense in today’s classroom culture. We’ve seen kindergartners with private tutors, a...

Students Pulled From Flight Over 'Perceived Concern'

AP | Posted 01.25.2012 | Travel

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Students from the United Arab Emirates were taken off a Thanksgiving Day flight from Charlotte to Washington and rescreened by...

Join StoryCorps. Thank a Teacher on November 25!

StoryCorps | Posted 01.25.2012 | Education
StoryCorps

This Friday, November 25, marks StoryCorps' 4th annual National Day of Listening, and we are asking everyone to take a moment to thank the teacher who made all the difference.

What Does Occupy Movement Mean For Cal Business Students?

Turnstyle | Posted 01.23.2012 | College
Turnstyle

By: Robyn Gee Photo Credit: Denise Tejada/Turnstyle News UC Berkeley students hold a rally at Sproul Plaza days after police confront student demonst...

Latino Student Success Can Help Enable "Exceptionalism"

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 01.20.2012 | Education
Jamie Merisotis

Not everyone buys into the idea of "American exceptionalism," but I do. Admittedly, my definition probably differs from what seems to be the popular n...