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  • Christmas
    Christmas and education policies
    In the United States, Christmas Day is a legal holiday celebrated on December 25. Recognized by the U.S. government, this is an authorized federal holiday. On this day, all government offices are closed and employees are paid for this holiday....
  • Jeb Bush Stands By Common Core: Will This Be An Issue For Him in 2015?
    Jeb Bush Stands By Common Core: Will This Be An Issue For Him in 2015?
    On November 20, 2014, Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida and possible 2015 presidential candidate, recently spoke at a summit held by the Foundation for Educational Excellence. This is an organization that he established in order to focus on the...
  • Maternal alcohol abuse affects children throughout life
    Maternal alcohol abuse affects children throughout life
    Women who consume alcohol during their pregnancy expose their unborn child to the risk of fetal alcohol syndrome. This syndrome is apparent during childhood and is associated with a number of problems. A new study focused on children with fetal...
  • 32 Reading Websites
    32 Reading Websites
    These cover elementary school through high school (sites like Open Library and Gutenberg Press where students can get free copies of books they need for class):Read StoriesAesop Fables—no adsAesop’s FablesAudio storiesChildhood Stories...
  • Prof Raymond Kessler
    Interview with a small town 'cautious libertarian'
    When most people encounter a libertarian they immediately force-fit that person into a category, as they do with nearly everyone else, and then proceed to treat that person as that category. They don't get that libertarians are individuals...
  • Government to control the rating of colleges
    Government to control the rating of colleges (Video)
    At a time when higher education is being pumped as a necessary objective if one is to earn a decent wage, Obama administration and the U.S. Department of Education has come up with the idea that education needs a national federal college rating...
  • Bestt education apps for special needs
    The gift of learning in a cyber powered world: ADHD tips for the modern child
    For parents of children struggling with learning challenges here is some good news. Learning expert, Bonnie Terry, is offering two free books with insights and tips to help your child succeed. One on improving the school experience with attention...
  • grading tech
    14 ways to grade tech
    It used to be simple to post grades. Add up test scores and see what the student earned. Very defensible. Everyone understood.It’s not that way anymore. Now we’re looking for understanding, transfer of knowledge, scaffolding for future...
  • Common Core
    High school Common Core lesson promotes Muhammad, Islamic faith
    On Friday, Fox News' Todd Starnes reported that a high school in Farmville, North Carolina, promotes Islam and the Prophet Muhammad in a Common Core vocabulary assignment handed out to seniors in an English class. Starnes said one parent he...
  •  Learning to cook and go with apples and onions in Education
    Learning to cook and go with apples and onions in Education
    There’s an ole adage that goes, “when the world gives you lemons make lemonade” --- that needs and must be applied in order to live in a multitude of varying thoughts and opinions and successfully survive. The term that...
  • Special event examines the fallout from CPS’s 2013 school closings
    Special event examines the fallout from CPS’s 2013 school closings
    The second part of The School Project’s Chicago Public Schools: Closed makes its world premiere with a free public screening next month. This second installment of a six-part series examining public education after closing 49 public schools...
  • University leaders sign declaration to fight global hunger
    University leaders taking action against hunger
    At the United Nations this week, university presidents gathered for a common purpose. Their mission is to fight for those less fortunate.In front of a packed audience, 26 of these leaders signed the Presidents United to Solve Hunger commitment....
  • A 9-year-old girl pens heartfelt letter to her teacher after he reveals he is gay
    A 9-year-old girl pens heartfelt letter to her gay teacher after he comes out
    In a great symbol of acceptance, a 9-year-old girl showed just how beautiful the world could be in a letter she penned to her teacher after he came out as gay. According to a report by Pink News on Tuesday, the teacher revealed his sexuality...
  • Pacing chart guidelines
    Should students own their own learning?
    Two and a half years ago, I penned a story about education versus learning. I expressed strong criticism about how education, with its overuse of testing, pacing charts and similar tools, had taken “learning” out of the schools. I was...
  • The GRAMMY Museum announces Berklee College of Music partnership
    The GRAMMY Museum announces Berklee College of Music partnership
    The GRAMMY Museum at LA Live has named Berklee College of Music as an official university affiliate. The partnership gives Berklee access to GRAMMY Museum content for educational purposes, curriculum, resources, research programs, internship...