Education

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What’s in an A? Higher ed’s struggle with grade inflation

By Emily Scheie
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Education | In college, A’s are supposed to stand for excellent, not average. But due to grade inflation, they are becoming commonplace. Princeton University sought to…

Parents’ voices heard in sex ed textbook controversy

By Mary Jackson
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Education | UPDATE (Friday, Aug. 15, 9:45 a.m.): The Fremont, Calif., school board voted 3-2 Wednesday night to not use Your Health Today in ninth grade health classes and…

Teaching: A labor of love

Teaching: A labor of love

By Emily Scheie
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Education | A little before 8 a.m., the lights were off in all but the back classrooms, as smiling, sleepy teachers trickled into school for a day of training. At the end…

Will more time in school make better students?

By Emily Scheie
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Education | Many students across America are enjoying their final days of summer, but for some, the break has been shorter and this year’s school days will be longer…

Skipping rope and cultivating scholars

Skipping rope and cultivating scholars

By Amy Henry
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Education | With the school year around the corner, I am spending a lot of time thinking about this last year—my first teaching at a private school—and evaluating…

Are school suspensions too harsh and over-used?

By Emily Scheie
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Education | Breaking the dress code, doodling on the desk, arriving late to class—these may be against school rules, but do they merit kicking students out of class? In…

For-profit colleges raking in GI Bill funds

By Laura Edghill
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Education | Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have flocked to for-profit colleges in recent years, including a troubled chain that is closing and selling its campuses amid a…

Can technology teach parents to talk to their kids?

Can technology teach parents to talk to their kids?

By Emily Scheie
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Education | Children from poorer families might have fewer clothes or toys, but studies have shown they probably also lack something money can’t buy: exposure to words.

More than smart

More than smart

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Education | Would you rather be smart or good? Most of us, I trust, would go for the good, but which of the two causes us the most embarrassment when we lack it? When I…

Bryan College battle draws national attention

By Marvin Olasky
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Education | A battle in Dayton, Tenn., has now gone way past the boundaries of the city.  I’ve reported before (here and here and here) about the worldview battle…

CCCU’s new president praised for her humility and deep faith

By Sophia Lee
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Education | The Council for Christian College and Universities (CCCU) announced Shirley V. Hoogstra of Calvin College as its seventh president on Wednesday, closing a…

Are STEM majors getting the new ‘universal’ degrees?

By Laura Edghill
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Education | While Jennifer Mok graduated with an industrial engineering degree in 2010, she now works as a management consultant for nonprofits in Washington, D.C.

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