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School Cites Truancy Law to Deny Critically Ill Boy a Vacation

A crackdown on truancy ordered by the former Education Secretary Michael Gove in the United Kingdom is causing a family a great deal of distress. Maxine Ingrouille-Kidd has said that she is being threatened with fines and prosecution if she takes her critically ill son on holiday during school terms.

Her son, 13 year old Curtis Ingrouille-Kidd, has cerebral palsy, is blind and suffers from…

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Fun Science Experiments to Do With Your Kids

Fun and Easy #Science Experiments to Do With Your Kids

Science experiments are a fun way to get kids interested in science with hands-on experiments. Simply learning the facts doesn’t seem to interest a lot of kids – but actually seeing it does. Here are a few fun at-home science experiments you can do with whatever you have lying around the house:

Floating Egg

An egg sinks to the bottom of a glass of water normally, right? If you add salt to a…

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HEARTS Program Helps Elementary School Students

HEARTS Program Helps Elementary School Students #education

A new program called HEARTS- Healthy Environments and Response to Trauma in Schools—has been making headway in San Francisco, which has seen a drop of 89% of suspensions within its schools.

Children that are found to be dealing with trauma, violence at home, separation anxiety and the like, are found to be doing a lot better under the HEARTS care program. With therapists trained in how to deal…

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Latinos Rate Education as Top Priority in Recent Survey

Latinos Rate Education as Top Priority in Recent Survey

A new study by the Pew Research Center has shown that Latinos in the United States were most likely to rank education as “extremely important” to their lives. 57% of those polled found education as the most important, with 52% stating the economy and 32% saying immigration.

“The study opens up the stereotype that Latinos are only concerned with the issue of immigration,” said Abril Trigo,…

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Crain’s Most Well Connected Business People Attended Ivy Leagues

Crain’s New York has released its list of the most well connected business people, with over two hundred names on the roster. Harvard University topped Crain’s list of 50-most well-connected schools, along with Harvard’s Law and Business schools.

Almost 30% of the two hundred most connected people in New York have attended Harvard. Of that 30%, 20% attended Harvard Business School and 10%…

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Detroit Teacher Claims District Retaliation After Trying to Save Student’s Life

#Detroit Teacher Claims District Retaliation After Trying to Save Student’s Life

A Detroit high school teacher is suing the East Detroit Public Schools, saying he was punished by the district after cooperating with the police after the death of a student on campus. The teacher, David Zauner, was hailed a hero after he attempted

The student, a 14-year-old named KeAir Swift, drowned at the East Detroit. High School pool on November 8th, 2013. The swim instructor, Johnathan…

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Teachers Rally to Protest Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Teachers Rally to Protest Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Three hundred teachers and their supports have spoken out about the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, citing its wide influence over the US education system. Activists have a website, Teachers’ Letters to Bill Gates, which provides a forum online for teachers to tell Gates how he affects their classrooms. They are looking to deliver the letters during a demonstration.

Some educators say that the…

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Online Classes Are Credit Positive

Online Classes Are Credit Positive #starbucks

According to a recent research report by the US Department of Education, over 25% of college students took at least one of their courses online in 2012. Of the US’s 21.1 million enrolled college students, 2.6 million took classes exclusively online. This follows 2.8 million who took one or more classes online.

The survey, conducted by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, is the…

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The Pay Gap in Academia

The Pay Gap in Academia #stunt #paygap

At the University of Alberta, the president and vice-chancellor, Indira Samarasekera is retiring next summer. Her position pays 400,000 Canadian dollars ($368,500 USD) and is now up for grabs. The committee is expecting top talent in the application pool, but what they didn’t expect was Canadian academics applying for the position in groups of four.

56 Canadian teachers and educational…

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2014 Visionary Awards by the Council for Economic Education

Congrats to the 2014 Visionary Award Honorees! #CEE #Education @council4econed

The Council for Economic Education is holding its annual Visionary Awards in October. CEE delivers economic education to K-12 students by educating its educators. Its goal is to reach and teach every child to create a more informed citizenry capable of making better decisions as savers, investors, borrowers, voters and participants in the global economy.

CEE achieves nationwide reach through its…

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