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Art for the common man

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Lifestyle | Grand Rapids competition brings judges and the rest of us together

Parents lie about kids’ language skills to get them a better education

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Education | Nieves Garcia was labeled an “English learner” in school after moving to the United States from Mexico at age 6. Now an adult, she speaks English, but her…

The word of the year is an addictive mist

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Language | What new words have we used in 2014 to talk about ourselves and our world?  “[L]anguage has preserved for us the inner, living history of man’s…

Can gunfire detectors protect students from school shooters?

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Shooting | Soldiers use technology to identify gunfire in war zones like Iraq and Afghanistan, and in the wake of such tragedies as the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012, some…

Harvard accused of spying on students to take class attendance

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Higher Education | A group of Harvard professors whose classes were secretly photographed as part of a project to assess attendance are accusing the school of using…

British religious schools penalized over new tolerance law

British religious schools penalized over new tolerance law

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Education | A recent regulation by the British Department for Education requires schools to “actively promote British values.” Authorities say the regulations aim to…

For-profit colleges must prove grads can get good jobs

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Higher Education | New regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education might put many for-profit colleges at risk of losing federal student aid. Some say the regulations…

Universities plead with students to graduate in four years

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Higher Education | The University of Akron is using infomercial-style videos to talk students into taking 15 credit hours per semester. Graphics and sound effects emphasize…

Colleges tap student entrepreneurs for creative fundraising

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Education | State funding for higher education dropped during the recession, but some schools are coming up with other ways to bring in revenue—from running an airport…

The best places to be a charter-school student

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Education | The District of Columbia, Louisiana, and Michigan have the highest-quality, most innovative charter schools in the nation, according to a state-by-state…

Satanists prepare ‘educational material’ for Florida schools

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Religion | On Religious Freedom Day in January, faith-based groups have been giving Bibles to public school students in Florida. In response, atheists and agnostics…

Is selling class notes educational enterprise or academic fraud?

Is selling class notes educational enterprise or academic fraud?

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Higher Education | Jane Brannen’s diligent studies in AP World Civilizations paid off in cash when, with permission from her teacher, she sold her textbook outlines to…

 
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