Education

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Are today’s students working too hard?

Are today’s students working too hard?

By Laura Edghill
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Education | Today’s high school seniors party less and study more than their parents did. Most moms and dads might not think that’s a problem, but their kids do.

No more cursive writing

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Education | On Presidents Day I went down to the National Historic Park in Philadelphia to see the Liberty Bell because it was free that day. I (re)learned some…

Connecticut commission recommends homeschooling restrictions

By Andrew Branch
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Homeschooling | A Connecticut task force formed after the Newtown shooting is recommending a new policy that would allow the state to keep a close eye on homeschoolers and…

Rules on top of rules for teachers who teach teachers

By Emily Scheie
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Education | A government proposal to further regulate teacher training has drawn accusations of federal overreach, unfairness, and careless spending from conservative…

Mississippi and West Virginia maintain country’s strictest vaccination laws

By Laura Edghill
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Health | Vaccine-wary parents in Mississippi and West Virginia must continue to comply with mandatory immunization rules for their children to be eligible to attend…

Will school choice gain ground under new education proposals?

By Emily Scheie
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Education | Both houses of Congress hope soon to pass a bill fixing or replacing the federal education law No Child Left Behind (NCLB). While standardized testing and…

Do struggling schools need the arts?

By Emily Scheie
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Education | Tight budgets and the pressure of preparing for high-stakes math and reading tests have caused some schools to cut art, music, theater, and dance programs.

Deeper problems with National Signing Day

By Marvin Olasky
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Q&A | Sportswriter Gregg Easterbrook examines the issues facing big-time college football

Blogger, principal hatch plan to take high-risk students to Harvard

By Courtney Crandell
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Education | Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood is known as a hub for crime, not scholasticism. But one middle school principal aims to show her students their lives…

Marriage matters to Ohio high schoolers

By Bob Brown
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Education | How improbable is this: Put the organization of a biblical worldview conference into the hands of teenagers. Trust these high schoolers to coordinate…

Illinois Bible colleges sue over state regulation

By Dave Bell
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Religion | Three years ago, Rachel Vasquez enrolled in Dayspring Bible College and Seminary in Mundelein, Ill., north of Chicago. She wanted to attend a college that…

GOP-led Senate begins mission to fix No Child Left Behind

By Emily Scheie
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Education | In its first hearing of the new Congress, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions tackled a topic that has plagued lawmakers for…

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