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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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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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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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The Kids Are All Right: A Letter To Graduates Sick Of Hearing How Tough It Is Out There

High school and college graduates, If you are concerned about your future, then the last thing you’ll want to do is browse the web looking for advice on what to do following your big day. Most of what’s out there right now seems like it was specifically designed to scare the crap out of you. […]
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50 Good Careers You Can Get Without a Degree

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Thinking about the future can be a stressful endeavor if you’re not sure what you want to do with the rest of your life. The key is to first question whatever anyone tells you. Try without fear of failure, and know that each thing that doesn’t work will bring you one step closer to what […]
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6 Education Problems That Could Be Holding You Back

If you’re a student trying to get ahead in today’s world, hard work and ingenuity still pay dividends. However, there are also a number of things that could be impeding your progress, and they may be beyond your control. However, being aware these problems are out there will allow you to find workarounds that take […]
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