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10 Summertime Habits You Need To Break Now

During the summertime habits can form that are most unhealthy for back-to-school adjustments. No one can blame you for cutting loose a bit. You’ve had assignments and lectures and early mornings for 180 days. Time to let loose a little bit! However, the danger in doing this is that it can be hard to get […]
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30 Failure Quotes For Life And Education

Success and failure are closely linked — so closely, in fact, that some of the greatest people in their fields say they owe all their successes to the failures they’ve experienced. If you’re worried about failing in life and education, these 30 failure quotes should help keep you on the right path. Let’s get started! […]
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STEM Degrees May Not Be As Valuable As You Think

A recent study released by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has dropped a bombshell on traditional thinking with regard to the value of STEM degrees. As it turns out, the study proves, they may not be as valuable as educators today think that they are. “While employers argue that there are not enough workers […]
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The Case For Becoming A High School Dropout

Donald E. Heller, dean of the college of education at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, recently shared his thoughts on his daughter’s decision to become a high school dropout, as well as his and his wife’s support of that decision. It was a difficult decision for the Hellers to accept, but ultimately, they […]
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30 Cleanest (And Funniest) Things Students Actually Wrote

If you’ve never been to the S*** My Students Write Tumblr, you’re missing out on an educational (or not-so-educational) treat of hilarity. Thus far, the blog is up to 81 pages of the most disappointingly hilarious drivel you’ll ever see come through the public school system. While we suppose we should be sad for what […]
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NCTQ Study: Most New Teachers Aren’t Ready For The Classroom

A new study released this month by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) alleged that the nation’s teacher-preparation programs have plenty of room for improvement, NPR reports. The study’s argument: that teaching colleges are too lenient in their admissions criteria and have failed to prepare their students to teach subjects like reading, math and […]
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12 Quotes On Finding Yourself (And A Major)

Comedian Jim Carrey may not be the guy you typically go to for life advice, particularly when it comes to finding yourself, or when you’re trying to find a major you should choose when college kicks in in another month or so. However, he recently imparted some great advice. During his commencement speech at the […]
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High School Reunion Effect: Being Cool, Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be

The high school reunion effect is a new term buzzing around the Internet in educational circles, following a study that found if you’re cool at 13, you probably won’t be by 22. Joseph Allen, a psychologist at the University of Virginia and the study’s lead author explains: “We call it the high school reunion effect. […]
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Five Things Every Student Should Know About Reading The News

Reading the news probably isn’t at the top of your list of priorities, especially if you’ve spent all day inside of a classroom or two hours after school on a homework assignment. Let’s face it. The news sounds stuffy and boring and something more akin to what your grandpa sleeps through every night at 10pm, […]
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Maya Angelou Quotes: Her 25 Most Inspirational For Students Everywhere

Maya Angelou was an American original, and while we recently lost her to age and poor health, her way with words will continue to permeate our nation’s cultural and literary landscape for as long as we remain. That’s led us to pull together some of our favorite Maya Angelou quotes. Each of these can in […]
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