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Ball State wades into intelligent design controversy again

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Intelligent Design | For the second time this summer, Ball State University (BSU) in Muncie, Ind., is in the middle of a controversy over intelligent design (ID). First BSU dealt…

‘Free’ college in Oregon comes with 20-year price tag

By Elise Grafe
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Education | As the cost of education balloons and student loan interest rates rise, lawmakers and students are considering creative school financing options. The latest…

Gettysburg faith addressed

By Elise Grafe
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History | The Old Dorm home sits on a ridge in the Gettysburg battleground. In the early summer of 1863, its residents fled the approaching fight. The son of the…

Imagination or know-how in college

By Elise Grafe
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Education | Both the United States and China are rethinking higher education, and looking to the other for ideas. American universities admire China’s technical…

Pew survey: Religious freedom an Arab mirage

By Elise Grafe
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Religion | In the summer of 2011, G-8 governments—excited about the Arab Spring uprisings—pledged $40 billion to “newly democratic” nations in North Africa and…

Kenya’s $5 education

By Elise Grafe
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Education | Like many parents around the world, mothers and fathers in the poorest slums of Kenya try to find a good education for their children.  But quality…

L.A. schools binge on Apple’s iPad

By Elise Grafe
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Education | The Los Angeles Unified school district just decided to spend $30 million on iPads for students. This begins a “massive roll out” of iPads across the…

Too many new teachers not ready to teach, study says

By Elise Grafe
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Education | According to the National Council on Teacher Quality, newly graduated teachers are not prepared for the complicated world they are about to be dumped into.

U.S. education still failing, despite federal improvement programs

By Elise Grafe
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Education | Renewing America, a project of the Council on Foreign Relations, recently released a report emphasizing the importance of education and the failure of the…

Supporters rally behind Ball State prof who teaches intelligent design

By Elise Grafe
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Intelligent Design | Ball State University (BSU) is investigating complaints that Assistant Professor Eric Hedin crossed a line when he encouraged classroom discussion that…

New Jersey town tells residents to stop ‘lookin’ like fools’

By Elise Grafe
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Culture | The sight of someone walking down the street with extremely baggy pants inspired American Idol contestant Larry Platt to write the popular song saying,

Marriage keeps kids out of poverty

By Elise Grafe
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Poverty | In 1965, the U.S. Department of Labor produced a report arguing that “the decline of the black nuclear family would significantly impede blacks’ progress…

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