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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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Community College Students Not Likely To Earn Four-Year Degrees

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Community college students are less likely to earn four-year degrees, according to a new study from the Century Foundation. The alarming find showed that 81.4 percent of students entering a community college planned to achieve a four-year degree, but only 11.6 percent actually followed through. Brian C. Mitchell, CEO of the Edvance Foundation, blamed it […]
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Left Behind? 4 Questions To Ask When School Is Failing You

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A recent duo of articles in the Washington Post detailed the issues of John Lazor, a former special education student, who had difficulties staying awake in class. John was interested in the TV show Monster Garage and wanted to learn more about welding. However, the course that would have helped — an automobile repair course […]
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Four-Year Cost Of Tuition: University Of Dayton Sets Precedent

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The four-year cost of going to a university or college is one of the most unpredictable things in higher education, but at the University of Dayton, there is an innovative approach underway that could serve as a benchmark for future pricing models. The university has made headlines this year with news of its net cost […]
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Students Strip-Searched For Cell Phones At Year-End Exam

Teachers have strip-searched their students, according to a recent report from the Sun News Network out of Canada. A school board north of Montreal admitted that their teachers “went too far” in asking students to remove their clothing when it was suspected that one of the 28 students had a cell phone during a year-end exam. The student strip-search […]
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Chicago School Closings Largest In City’s History, Mayor Rahm Emanuel Under Fire

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s hand-picked Board of Ed has voted to shutter 49 elementary schools in the largest school closure in the city’s history, the Chicago Tribune reported on Thursday. Rahm EmanuelEmanuel’s reason to push for the school closings was that it will help fight an overwhelming budget deficit, giving the district more freedom to […]
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