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July 24, 2015 11 Comments

U.S. Takes Home Gold… In Math

For the first time since 1994, six American teens won the International Mathematical Olympiad.

July 22, 2015 4 Comments

Education Secretary Responds To New ‘No Child Left Behind’ Bills

After several failed attempts, the House and the Senate have passed their own bills to revise U.S. education policy.

July 20, 2015 Comment

Parents Paying More Out Of Pocket For College Tuition

A new study finds that for the first time since 2010, parent income and savings comprised the largest share of college costs.

July 15, 2015 8 Comments

GI Bill Funding 2,000 Unaccredited Schools For Veterans

A new report by Reveal found that 2,000 schools receiving taxpayer dollars are not accredited and often don’t lead to employment.

July 13, 2015 4 Comments

Camp Teaches Teens To Solve Cyber Crimes

The “gen-cyber” camps are run by the National Security Agency, which is hoping to train the next generation of cybersecurity experts.

July 3, 2015 Comment

Kids Books Feature Famous Figures As Children

Brad Meltzer is known for his political thrillers, but he also writes kids books about real-life people like Rosa Parks and Amelia Earhart.

June 25, 2015 4 Comments

California Lawmakers Pass Bill Requiring Vaccines For School Entry

The bill would get rid of the personal belief exemption, and require all children – except for those with medical wavers – to be vaccinated.

June 25, 2015 97 Comments

Controversial New Textbooks Go Into Use This Fall In Texas

The books contain information challenged by academics, that critics say is making education far too political.

June 22, 2015 6 Comments

Arabic Immersion School Will Be One Of The First In U.S.

Soon, children as young as 4 years old will be able to learn Arabic at a new public school in Houston, Texas.

June 19, 2015 8 Comments

Every Student At This Inner-City High School Is Going To College

Verbum Dei High School is an all-male preparatory Jesuit school that caters to low-income students in Los Angeles.

June 17, 2015 62 Comments

Should Professors Be Allowed To Date Students? One Professor Says ‘Yes’

An increasing number of schools are banning relationships – even consensual ones – between professors and undergraduates.

June 17, 2015 3 Comments

A School Counselor’s Summer Advice For Teens

“Think about what you want to do and accomplish this summer – not what you think might impress others.”

June 16, 2015 13 Comments

Will Three-Year Colleges Make The Grade?

Some colleges are offering three-year bachelor’s degree programs to reduce costs and send graduates out into the world a year sooner.

June 15, 2015 Comment

Cleveland Kids Get To Tell Their Stories Through Theater

Brick City Theatre is an outreach program of Cleveland Public Theatre that works with young people aged 5 to 14.

June 10, 2015 3 Comments

Victims Of Fraud By Corinthian Colleges Will Get Debt Relief

It started with 15 students, the ‘Corinthian 15,’ who refused to pay back federal loans, saying Corinthian Colleges misled them.

June 9, 2015 20 Comments

100-Year-Old Lessons Discovered On Chalkboards At Oklahoma School

What started out as a routine job for contractors unearthed some incredible pieces of history, untouched since 1917.

June 9, 2015 134 Comments

Measuring The Prospect Of Going Metric

Only three countries in the world still haven’t officially adopted the metric system: the United States, Liberia and Myanmar.

June 5, 2015 3 Comments

Nevada Readies For Universal School Choice

The policy would let parents take the money the state would have spent on public education for the child, and spend it on their child’s education.

June 2, 2015 4 Comments

Meet Two High School Valedictorians

Mathew Barfuss of Bancroft, Idaho, and Johileny Meran Alamonte of Brooklyn, New York, each have a unique story.

May 29, 2015 34 Comments

South Asian Dominance Of Spelling Bee ‘Not A Coincidence’

An anthropologist has been studying why many spelling bee finalists have roots in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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July 27 7 Comments

U.S. Wind Power On Course To Grow Big

The Department of Energy says wind power is poised to become one of the country's largest sources of energy.

July 27 2 Comments

Alaskans Still Cleaning Up Reminders Of Japan Tsunami

Crews are picking up and bagging tons of debris that were swept out to sea when the tsunami hit in 2011.

July 24 11 Comments

U.S. Takes Home Gold… In Math

For the first time since 1994, six American teens won the International Mathematical Olympiad.

July 24 3 Comments

Food Innovators Develop Seaweed That Tastes Like Bacon

Researchers say a fast-growing new form of a seaweed tastes like bacon when fried.