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5 Things Every Parent Should Know Before Sending Kids Back to School

Aug 22, 14 5 Things Every Parent Should Know Before Sending Kids Back to School

Posted by in Education, Health, Seasonal

It's that time of year again: parents are winding down summer plans and tightening the reins on bedtime schedules. And while adding anything else to the back-to-school to-do list may seem daunting, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital has five tips that will make going back to school this year easier than ever.

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Dropout Risk Goes Up With Higher Math/Science Hurdle

Aug 20, 14 Dropout Risk Goes Up With Higher Math/Science Hurdle

Posted by in Education, Science

The decades-long push to boost the number of math and science classes high-school students must take to graduate has raised a question: Will students who already are struggling to meet the current requirements drop out if the bar is even higher? Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis recently suggested that the answer is yes.

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Out With The Old: Lecturing Doesn’t Work, Involving Students Does

Aug 07, 14 Out With The Old: Lecturing Doesn’t Work, Involving Students Does

Posted by in Education, Science

So many of us have sat through a boring lecture in a giant auditorium able to fit hundreds of students. Hearing a professor drawl on about physics, geology, or chemistry, barely involving the students in the lecture; it makes sense why so many students end up dropping out, failing, or falling asleep during class. These teaching methods don’t work, and it’s time to implement new, inclusive techniques.

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Intelligence Gaps Between Boys And Girls Shrink When They’re Given Same Education

Aug 05, 14 Intelligence Gaps Between Boys And Girls Shrink When They’re Given Same Education

Posted by in Education, Science

By improving the educational opportunities and living conditions of men and women, there are more similarities in their intellectual abilities. Researchers recently published their findings, which may help future testing and teaching approaches.

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eSports Scholarship

Normally I like to open with a little story, a way to relate life in general with what I am going to be talking about/introducing you to. This time though, I find that I am at a total loss. I am so blown away by this latest news that I honestly could not think of a greater lead-in than just admitting that I could not think of a greater lead-in.

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Starbucks Sends You To School

Jun 18, 14 Starbucks Sends You To School

Posted by in Education

Starbucks has embraced the fact that they are, in many ways, a stepping stone -- a means to an end. And they’re perfectly okay with this. In fact, they’re going out of their way to accommodate the larger life goals of their employees by teaming up with Arizona State University.

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Promoting Public Libraries

Jun 11, 14 Promoting Public Libraries

Posted by in Education

Regularly, I have the discussion with students about how to complete research. And regularly, students have never used a library to do research, or really to do anything. Every time I have this discussion, I am shocked, saddened, and a little worried.

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Rethinking Green Death: Binding A Book With Human Skin

Jun 10, 14 Rethinking Green Death: Binding A Book With Human Skin

Posted by in Education, WTF???

People around the world love to collect books of all shapes and forms. People will collect books specifically for what they are bound in whether that be leather, gold, or human skin. Wait…what!?! Books are bound in human skin? No way!

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American Literature No Longer Exists

Jun 04, 14 American Literature No Longer Exists

Posted by in An English Angle, Education

If the UK's diminutive but belligerent Education Secretary, has his way, pupils here will not get the chance to learn the classics of American literature. Books like Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men and Arthur Miller's play The Crucible are going to be airbrushed from literary history.

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Levar Burton Seeks Kickstarter Pledges For Reading Rainbow

May 29, 14 Levar Burton Seeks Kickstarter Pledges For Reading Rainbow

Posted by in Education, Technology

One out of every four American children will grow up illiterate. This statistic from Levar Burton should scare all of us. But it should also inspire us, as Burton is using Kickstarter to finance his plan to take Reading Rainbow to the World Wide Web and to school classrooms all over the country.

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