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How Male Students Are Setting Themselves Up for Disaster

Boys versus girls. The “competition” starts in early grade school and continues until they start learning to like one another. But a recent article from the Washington Post has highlighted a disturbing trend for male students that could place them squarely behind their female counterparts in the world of the 21st Century. Contributor Rick Noack […]
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Wendy Bradshaw And The Resignation Letter Heard Around The World

Wendy Bradshaw is a now-former special education teacher in Willow Oak, Florida, who had enough. She decided to take a stand at the growing uniformity and lack of innovation in public education and voiced all those frustrations in a letter — which she later turned in to a Facebook post — that struck a chord […]
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Birth Order Study: Older Siblings Are Smarter, More Heterosexual

A birth order study from the University of Leipzig — the second largest ever conducted — has made some startling revelations regarding intelligence, sexuality, and physical health. The BBC reports that researchers from the university found a correlation between birth order and homosexuality, particularly in males. Apparently, for every older male sibling that you have, […]
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16 Best Goosebumps Books Of All Time

Goosebumps has scared generations of young fans since first rolling out in July 1992. Since then, the original series has run its course with more than 60 volumes while a wave of popular spinoffs keep the blood flowing for new generations. In spite of frequent challenges to school boards, the books have found a home […]
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Education Fails, October 2015 Edition

Most schools are filled with teachers and administrators, who try to do their very best at providing a well-rounded education that allows students to compete in a global economy. But sometimes, education fails do occur. In fact, a few have happened recently. Let’s take a look. Teacher Roughs Up 2-Year-Old Hoboken Apple Montessori School in […]
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Happy ‘Back To The Future Day,’ Everyone: What Part II Got Right

You probably haven’t been able to go anywhere today without encountering someone wishing you a Happy Back to the Future Day on social media or in person. The greeting, of course, comes from the date — October 21, 2015 — which was the exact point in the future to which Doc Brown and Marty McFly […]
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How School Can Prepare You for Work

The public education system in the United States is often condemned because it does not prepare you for work. While some of that grief is well-deserved — namely at the governmental and administrative levels — most teachers are still doing their best to get their classes where they need to be. In fact, you could look […]
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Five Amazing Online Resources College Students Forget to Use

Unless you come from money or have a trust fund, college is usually a time to scrimp and save. Luckily, you don’t have to eat ramen for every meal to save money. There are plenty of free online resources available for you to use through your college years, and beyond. Don’t forget to take advantage […]
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Education Roundup: The Future Of Education

The future of education is talked about at length every day in blog post after blog post, policy proposal after policy proposal. For the longest time, politicians have promised positive change but no one — Democrat or Republican — has been able to prescribe a path to success that we can all agree on. In […]
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5 Hardest Jobs Everyone Thinks They Can Do

Have you ever been to a movie with a highly critical friend — or perhaps you ARE the highly critical friend — and you walked out with one of you saying something to this effect: “That movie was so lousy. I know I could write a better script than that”? The reality is that it’s […]
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