Education

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New York’s teacher reserve pays educators not to work

By Emily Scheie
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Education | In New York City public schools, more than 1,000 teachers who have lost their teaching positions still receive their salaries. According to a new agreement…

D-Day is dumb day for too many Americans

By Cal Thomas
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History | Given the numerous studies revealing how American education lags behind instruction in other countries in disciplines once thought to be essential, it should…

Web Reads: Cardboard, creative parents, and photo magic

Web Reads: Cardboard, creative parents, and photo magic

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Photo baby. CardboardBoxOffice.com, which sets a sky-high standard for creative moms and dads, features delightful photographs of a baby and her parents in…

Should truancy officers be keeping track of teachers?

By Emily Scheie
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Education | Public school teachers are absent from their classrooms an average of 6 percent of the time, according to a recent study released by the National Council on…

The first lady’s food fight

By Laura Edghill
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Education | First lady Michelle Obama is striking back at House Republicans over their efforts to introduce flexibility to healthy school meal standards, saying any…

Solve a puzzle, become a champion speller

By Emily Scheie
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Education | For the first time in 52 years, the Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a tie. Sriram Hathwar, a 14-year-old from New York in his fifth National Spelling…

Summer is a time for wonder

Summer is a time for wonder

By Amy Henry
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Parenting | Prompted no doubt by recently meeting with school-choice advocates, I dreamed the other night that I stood in front of the group and said, “As teachers, we…

Midday Roundup: VA Secretary Shinseki surrenders

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Moving on. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki resigned today amid the ongoing scandal involving wait times and quality of care at the hospitals and…

Famous last words

By Dave Swavely
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Religion | In a season of commencement controversy, some Christian colleges look close to home for speakers

Pioneering Palaus

By Marvin Olasky
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Q&A | Evangelist Luis Palau and his sons are spearheading new approaches toward public schools and gay leaders in a hugely secular city

Happy Birthday to the best author the culture ever forgot

By Joseph Slife
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Books | On May 29, 1874—140 years ago today—Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London. He wrote on just about every topic imaginable and in all kinds of genres,

Can walking school buses solve the childhood obesity problem?

By Mark Russell
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Health | Walking school buses are the latest trend in fighting childhood obesity for children who live less than a mile from school. Instead of the familiar large…

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