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Why are low-income students more likely to skip school?

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Education | While the classic ’80s film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off glamorized the act of truancy as an upper-class suburban prank, the hard truth is that it’s anything…

Sis-boom-blah: More college students blowing off football games

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Sports | The most enthusiastic fans at college football games are often the students themselves, sporting colorful team apparel, painted faces, and uninhibited school…

Study: Music really does make kids smarter

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Education | Music makes you smarter. That’s the conclusion from a recent study of children who spent at least two years learning to play a musical instrument at The…

For-profit colleges raking in GI Bill funds

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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…

Are STEM majors getting the new ‘universal’ degrees?

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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.

Is speaking two languages a must for today’s students?

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Education | When Rachel Martinez-Regan graduated from Corvallis High School last month, her diploma had a little something extra—an embossed seal certifying that she is…

Are colleges headed for a campus housing bubble?

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Education | Smith College is selling an on-campus house for $1—but there’s a catch. The buyer must pay to move the historic mid-1800’s house off campus at an…

Teachers: Don’t judge us on Common Core standards

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Education | The District of Columbia public school system, one of the first in the country to evaluate teachers using student test scores, announced last week it would…

Court rules massive online book database doesn’t infringe copyrights

Court rules massive online book database doesn’t infringe copyrights

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Books | Looking for a particular book and want to search beyond your local library? Need to mine scholarly works about your research subject? Have a disability and…

England finds Islamist indoctrination in publicly funded schools

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Education | Investigators in England announced this week they had found proof of deliberate “Islamization” of schools in the town of Birmingham. The investigation…

The first lady’s food fight

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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…

Can free community colleges solve America’s education debt crisis?

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Education | As states including Tennessee, Oregon, and Mississippi consider providing free community college for students, critics say that such a program could create…

 
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