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6 Active Listening Drills To Improve Your Testing Skills

Hearing and listening, as you’re probably aware, are two different things. Your teachers have said that to you a million times — at least mine did. What they mean when they inevitably say those words is that your head is nodding, your eyes are on them, and sounds have probably entered your ears, or at […]
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Financial Literacy: Obstacles To Achievement, And Why They’re Worth The Trouble

Financial literacy is a difficult enough concept for adults, so it’s only natural that students, who are struggling to learn basic math, science, and English, and who often do not have a positive financial role model at home, find it difficult to master. As the nation’s economy continues to struggle, and the concept of retirement […]
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NFL To Stress Academics: 7 Reasons Why They Should Have Done This Yesterday

According to CBSSports.com, the NFL is considering “not inviting players who are academically ineligible in college to the scouting combine.” The decision is believed to be influenced by the recent Aaron Hernandez murder case. CBS writer Bruce Feldman said the move is being discussed “because of the increased scrutiny on the maturity and commitment of […]
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Tony Bennett And How Not To ‘Hold Schools Accountable’

Tony Bennett, the former Indiana and current head of Florida schools, has been accused of giving preferential treatment to certain schools. According to a report from The Associated Press via Yahoo! News, emails revealed that Bennett’s school report card system graded on a considerable curve when it came to a prominent Republican donor. Bennett devised […]
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American Presidents On Education: 20 Quotes Throughout White House History

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American Presidents have long been held in high regard for the influence — whether real or imagined — that they have brought to the nation throughout its 237-year history. On everything from economics to education, a President seeks to leave his mark and hopefully improve on what was there going in to the term. While […]
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Back To School Study Tips: 9 Reddit Hacks To Shake Loose Your Classroom Rust

Before you know it, August will be upon us, and once again that means back to school time. It can be difficult shaking off the classroom rust in the first part of the school year, especially if you slept till 3 p.m. every day, spent hour after hour Redditing, and went out of your way […]
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Student Success Act: Where Things Stand After No Child Left Behind

The Student Success Act is the latest move by Congress to try and improve the American education system after 12 years of struggles, thanks in part to No Child Left Behind and to the Obama Administration’s efforts to trade off NCLB for a monopoly on educational policy. While NCLB, President George W. Bush’s key educational […]
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Charter Schools, Time Off, And The Case For Year-Round School

Charter schools have been around for more than two decades now, locating in most of the 50 states throughout the US, and enrolling more than 2 million students, according to a recent article on NPR. (These schools have the flexibility and freedom to reach students with more innovative approaches, provided they hit certain results, which are typically […]
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Top 10 Most Expensive Colleges In America: Are They Worth It?

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The 10 most expensive colleges in America could end up costing you a quarter of a million dollars over a four-year period if you’re bound and determined to get your undergraduate degree from them. And while that sounds super-expensive — okay, it IS super-expensive — recent reports, such as this one from USA Today, have […]
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Why Students Have A Responsibility Rather Than A Right To Education

Right to Education Is Not Right To Class Disruptions

The US is behind in learning, and the system isn’t helping. As a result, students face a tough new world where education is more important than ever before. Gone are the days when a high school diploma or even a four-year degree could take care of you for the rest of your life. You can […]
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