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  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott greets students
    Students and teachers surprised at first day of school visit with Gov. Abbott
    While Monday marked the first day of school for millions of children, a proud and smiling Texas Governor Greg Abbott was there to greet some of them.Gov. Abbott visited kindergarten, first grade and second grade students at Zavala Elementary...
  • Sagging pants sign targets black students?
    Henderson State's sagging pants activists: rebels or social justice seedlings?
    Sagging pants, excessive noise, rudeness and profanity are matters of concern on Henderson State University’s campus. Otherwise, HSU officials wouldn’t have posted the sign barring those behaviors.HSU officials recognized the signs...
  • Back to School
    Teaching creative writing series: Introduction
    As the academic world begins to turn its wheels again (some schools have already completed their third week of school), it's the time for teachers to contemplate the best way that to teach. For this series, one local teacher is figuring out...
  • Celebration of 2015 Hispanic Heritage Month in Fla.
    Celebration of 2015 Hispanic Heritage Month in Fla.
    The observation of National Hispanic Heritage Month began as a week’s observance in 1968 by the 36th president (Lyndon Johnson) and under the 40th president (Ronald Reagan) in 1988 the celebration was expanded to a month, from September 15...
  •  Florida Students and Parents:  Time to get your eyes on the prize of an education
    Florida Students and Parents: Time to get your eyes on the prize of an education
    You have to earn a prize by winning it---some say it takes struggles in life to obtain success and in a sports oriented society which exist in the USA, we know from observation and in our own personal experiences that if there is “no pain,...
  • Detroit teachers protest wroking / learning conditions
    Learning environment
    Currently it is almost impossible to imagine a time when Detroit Public Schools (DPS) was not buried deeply in debt. Yet, one has only to think back to a time when DPS had an elected school board, no Emergency Manager (EM) and before the state...
  • Job
    Help Pasadena summer youth interns to earn while they learn
    Summer internships not only provide valuable work experience and assist employers whose adult employees may be taking summer vacations, they give youth insight into what a job requires, what kind of careers are available, and the pride of earning...
  • Technology Writing
    How Students Struggle with Technology Writing
    High school, college and university education is often characterized with technology writing. Students have to do written technology papers of different types if they want to maintain their current progress effectively. Teachers ask students to...
  • Michelle Obama's school nutrition plan losing students by the millions
    Michelle Obama's school nutrition plan losing students by the millions
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture figures released Tuesday school lunch attendance through the National School Lunch Program is going steadily downward. In fact, student participation is down across the country as a whole.The School Nutrition...
  • Teach Teacher Teach!
    Memo to educators: Teaching racial tolerance in seven easy steps
    In a society where intolerance tends to spiral out of control, children are apt to hear parents utter phrases of a racist nature, that they may not understand. Such pathetic observation has resulted in students attending school,and repeating slurs...
  • Changes to the PARCC test to come in 2016
    Changes to the PARCC test to come in 2016
    Late last month, the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers (PARCC) announced that changes to the controversial assessment will take place during the 2015-2016 school year. According to a statement issued on the PARCC...
  • Comcast Awards 36 Utah High School Seniors with Over $60,000 in Scholarships
    Comcast Awards 36 Utah High School Seniors with Over $60,000 in Scholarships
    This summer, Comcast contributed $60,000 in one-time college scholarships to 36 Utah high school seniors through the 2015 Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. A random drawing also provided ten of the winning Utah students with laptop...
  • Cover of "Best American Short Stories 2014"
    'The Best American Short Stories 2014': Wandering, sad, beautiful but art as art
    This is a collection of 20 short stories selected from literary magazines and published from January 2013 to January 2014 in the United States and Canada that are deemed the best of the crop. The authors are seasoned, most with multiple...
  • 3 college scholarship actions students cannot ignore
    3 College scholarship actions students cannot ignore
    Successful college scholarship winners don’t just fill out an application and mail it to the organization sponsoring the award. Rather, they have written a memorable essay, carefully followed all application directions, and have applied for...
  • Education: The torch to light the future
    Education: The torch to light the future
    For decades in America it has always been taught that “Education is the torch that will light the future” and for decades an onward struggle has been causing turmoil between legislators, educators and parents as to what is best for our...
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