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More Americans Going Abroad For College

Nov 18, 14 More Americans Going Abroad For College

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College students across the world are trading places. As more international students came to the United States for school last year, more Americans left to study abroad. Roughly 289,000 U.S. students attended school and received credit in foreign countries during the 2012-13 school year -- an increase of two percent from the year before.

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The New Peer Pressure Is Selling ADHD Drugs

Nov 15, 14 The New Peer Pressure Is Selling ADHD Drugs

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One in five college students who participated in a new online survey reported abusing prescription stimulants at least once in their lives. But the real surprise came when students who have been legally prescribed drugs to treat their ADHD answered some questions. More than half reported being pressured by their friends into sharing or selling their drugs.

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What Kids Need To Learn Early On To Be Successful In School Later

Nov 13, 14 What Kids Need To Learn Early On To Be Successful In School Later

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Science is beginning to show more than ever that a child’s performance in school is largely dependent by how much they know prior to beginning kindergarten. According to a report from the Economic Policy Institute, children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds score 60 percent lower in cognitive tests than kids with richer parents.

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4 Minutes Of Fun Works Wonders On Kids’ Learning

Nov 03, 14 4 Minutes Of Fun Works Wonders On Kids’ Learning

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Keeping children fully engaged in the classroom is no easy feat, but a new technique incorporating high-intensity interval training may be the answer to every teacher's prayers. Canadian researchers at Queen's University found that four is the magic number. Just four minutes to hold a child's attention span in the classroom.

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When It Comes To Academic Success, Some People Are Just Born With It

Oct 09, 14 When It Comes To Academic Success, Some People Are Just Born With It

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Many parents want to believe that their kids are the smartest and most successful people, at least until they see their kid crashing and burning. Unfortunately, not everyone is intelligent, and not every kid will go on to outperform the rest in school. That determination is made by genetics, or at least partially.

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Getting Our Walk On

Oct 08, 14 Getting Our Walk On

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It saddens me that young kids are not experiencing the joys of walking to school: the anticipation, adventure, and freedom. I guess I am not alone in this seeing as today is International Walk or Bike to School Day. That’s right; today is an entire day celebrating and promoting the joys of walking to school as the Walk Bike to School website explains.

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Gettin’ Our Punctuation Celebration On

Sep 24, 14 Gettin’ Our Punctuation Celebration On

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As a grammarian and English professor, today is one of my favorite days: National Punctuation Day. This is a day to celebrate punctuation and the correct usage of punctuation. As one who deals with punctuation and editing on a daily basis, I am super excited to share some celebration about punctuation.

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Texas’ Proposed New Textbooks Offer False Information, Climate Change Denialism

Sep 18, 14 Texas’ Proposed New Textbooks Offer False Information, Climate Change Denialism

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Texas public schools will teach its students from kindergarten through grade 12 false information regarding climate change and ozone depletion if a series of proposed textbooks pass a Texas Board of Education vote in November.

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Procrastination Leads To Bad Grades (Obviously)

Sep 17, 14 Procrastination Leads To Bad Grades (Obviously)

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Students prone to procrastination know work that's done at the last minute, versus ahead of time, is considerably less great. Now, there’s a study that quantifies the level of great it isn't.

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After-School Programs That Make A Difference

Sep 10, 14 After-School Programs That Make A Difference

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A good high school goes a long way, but what kids learn outside the classroom can be just as powerful. At many schools, years of budget cuts have chipped away at sports, music, arts and other activities considered nonessential. For the lucky ones, after-school programs have stepped in to fill that gap, offering everything from coding classes to kayaking.

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