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N.J. teacher keeps job after being late 111 times in 2 years

N.J. teacher keeps job after being late 111 times in 2 years

A New Jersey teacher who earns $90,000 a year can keep his job after being late 111 times over a two-year stretch, an arbitrator ...Read More
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Posted: Sep. 03, 2015 3:39

Q&A: The case for competency-based college education

Q&A: The case for competency-based college education

The Woodrow Wilson Foundation turned heads in education circles last month when it announced a partnership with MIT for an education graduate program that will ... » Read More
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American smarties call these 10 cities home

American smarties call these 10 cities home

The brightest Americans' choices in where they call home play a large role in bolstering local economies and quality of life for all residents, according ... » Read More
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Quiz: Can you define Oxford Dictionaries' newest entries?

Quiz: Can you define Oxford Dictionaries' newest entries?

Language traditionalists beware: Trying to define some of Oxford Dictionaries' newest entries might make you "rage-quit."
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Posted: Aug. 31, 2015 6:59 a.m. | Quiz: Can you define Oxford Dictionaries' newest entries? Comments 0 Comments
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Do Americans support standardized testing? It depends on how you ask the question

Do Americans support standardized testing? It depends on how you ask the question

Americans are sharply divided on standardized testing and many other hot button educational issues, two new back-to-school public opinion polls find. But which way they ... » Read More
Posted: Aug. 30, 2015 1:19 a.m. | Do Americans support standardized testing? It depends on how you ask the question Comments 0 Comments
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Barber's haircut-story swap shows students the importance of reading

Barber's haircut-story swap shows students the importance of reading

An Iowa barber made a slight tweak to his business model when offering children back-to-school haircuts.
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Posted: Aug. 27, 2015 8:49 a.m. | Barber's haircut-story swap shows students the importance of reading Comments 0 Comments
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What keeps teachers from staying in the field might surprise you

What keeps teachers from staying in the field might surprise you

Public school teachers encourage students to dig deep when learning class curriculum, but it turns out, educators must also dig deep into their own wallets ... » Read More
Posted: Aug. 27, 2015 8:09 a.m. | What keeps teachers from staying in the field might surprise you Comments 0 Comments
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Yale and other Ivy League schools under fire for hoarding hedge funds, paying managers

Yale and other Ivy League schools under fire for hoarding hedge funds, paying managers

A University of San Diego law professor took to the New York Times last week to challenge the tax-exempt status granted to enormous Ivy League ... » Read More
Posted: Aug. 27, 2015 7:59 a.m. | Yale and other Ivy League schools under fire for hoarding hedge funds, paying managers Comments 0 Comments
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Prestigious law degrees provide career ‘insurance,’ study says

Prestigious law degrees provide career ‘insurance,’ study says

When a law firm goes bankrupt and partners are forced to seek new jobs, the graduates of elite law schools, despite having earned their degrees ... » Read More
Posted: Aug. 25, 2015 8:49 a.m. | Prestigious law degrees provide career ‘insurance,’ study says Comments 0 Comments
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GOP candidates scramble to distinctions and base appeal at education summit

GOP candidates scramble to distinctions and base appeal at education summit

Chris Christie is still swinging; Ohio Gov. John Kasich changed his mind after 20 years; and Jeb Bush wants to privatize everything. Those are some ... » Read More
Posted: Aug. 25, 2015 8:39 a.m. | GOP candidates scramble to distinctions and base appeal at education summit Comments 0 Comments
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7 reasons you should homeschool your kids

7 reasons you should homeschool your kids

Another school year is just getting started. If you are dreading sending your kids back to school, maybe now is a good time to consider ... » Read More
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Why some states can and others can't desegregate schools

Why some states can and others can't desegregate schools

Despite more than a half century court rulings and federal laws mandating integrated schools, American schools remain racially segregated.
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Posted: Aug. 23, 2015 9:49 a.m. | Why some states can and others can't desegregate schools Comments 0 Comments
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The perils of unexpected college cost

The perils of unexpected college cost

College begins shortly for millions of American students (if it hasn't already). That can mean thousands of dollars for tuition, books and other anticipated ... » Read More
Posted: Aug. 21, 2015 8:39 a.m. | The perils of unexpected college cost Comments 0 Comments
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Do high grade-level expectations make students brilliant? Not necessarily

Do high grade-level expectations make students brilliant? Not necessarily

Favorite foods, catch phrases and emojis aren't the only things difficult to predict from state to state.
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Posted: Aug. 20, 2015 7:49 a.m. | Do high grade-level expectations make students brilliant? Not necessarily Comments 0 Comments
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Carly Fiorina wants parents to decide on vaccinations — and schools to decide on unvaccinated kids

Carly Fiorina wants parents to decide on vaccinations — and schools to decide on unvaccinated kids

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina may be taking a harder pro-vaccination line than other GOP candidates.
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Posted: Aug. 19, 2015 9:39 a.m. | Carly Fiorina wants parents to decide on vaccinations — and schools to decide on unvaccinated kids Comments 0 Comments
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Black and Hispanic college graduates trail whites and Asians in debt and income measures, study find

Black and Hispanic college graduates trail whites and Asians in debt and income measures, study find

College graduates are not all created equal, says a new study by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Even with a college degree, the ... » Read More
Posted: Aug. 19, 2015 9:09 a.m. | Black and Hispanic college graduates trail whites and Asians in debt and income measures, study find Comments 0 Comments
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Simple back-to-school tips that can help your child improve in school

Simple back-to-school tips that can help your child improve in school

It’s back-to-school time, which means parents will have their hands full prepping their children for the coming school year.
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Posted: Aug. 18, 2015 7:29 a.m. | Simple back-to-school tips that can help your child improve in school Comments 0 Comments
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Q&A: A teacher union struggles for relevance on a hostile political landscape

Q&A: A teacher union struggles for relevance on a hostile political landscape

Milwaukee has stood at ground zero of education reform battles since at least 1990, when the city became one of the first of two to ... » Read More
Posted: Aug. 14, 2015 8:50 a.m. | Q&A: A teacher union struggles for relevance on a hostile political landscape Comments 0 Comments
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Income Share Agreements: a better way to fund higher education?

Income Share Agreements: a better way to fund higher education?

As a student loan consultant, one of the biggest challenges I face is helping borrowers of various student loan portfolios and economic needs to navigate ... » Read More
Posted: Aug. 13, 2015 9:59 a.m. | Income Share Agreements: a better way to fund higher education? Comments 0 Comments
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The value of being honest about what you don't know

Know-it-alls, people quick to correct someone else's error and offer random bits of trivia, should strive to be more realistic about their expertise, according ... » Read More
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OJHS Rams Have New Administrators Take Lead

OJHS Rams Have New Administrators Take Lead

To the outsider looking in, little has changed on the campus of Oakdale Junior High since school recessed in May to start summer vacation. As ...

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Posted: Aug. 12, 2015 11:20 a.m. | OJHS Rams Have New Administrators Take Lead Comments 0 Comments
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What is technology, our master or servant?

What is technology, our master or servant?

Our world seems to be awash in technology. Each day, some new device or app is marketed with so much glitz that Mark Twain might ... » Read More
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The 20 colleges that will make your child the happiest

The 20 colleges that will make your child the happiest

College can sometimes be a daunting place for new students. The New York Times reported in late July that the pressure to be perfect on ... » Read More
Posted: Aug. 11, 2015 6:39 a.m. | The 20 colleges that will make your child the happiest Comments 0 Comments
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2 more Philly teachers face charges in cheating scandal

2 more Philly teachers face charges in cheating scandal

As the Atlanta testing scandal earlier this year made clear, when schools and teachers are placed under heavy pressure to perform on standardized tests, some ... » Read More
Posted: Aug. 10, 2015 7:39 a.m. | 2 more Philly teachers face charges in cheating scandal Comments 0 Comments
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New Teachers Report For Duty

New Teachers Report For Duty

With more than a decade and a hallway setting them apart, two of Magnolia Elementary’s newest teachers do share one thing in common – what ...

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Posted: Jul. 29, 2015 12:03 p.m. | New Teachers Report For Duty  Comments 0 Comments
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OHS Student Attends Future Physician Conference

OHS Student Attends Future Physician Conference

What arrived as a simple piece of mail addressed to Oakdale High School’s Breanna Morgan, manifested itself into an amazing and eye-opening opportunity.

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Posted: Jul. 22, 2015 11:36 a.m. | OHS Student Attends Future Physician Conference Comments 0 Comments
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Jones Travels Abroad To Teach Teachers

Jones Travels Abroad To Teach Teachers

 

Like most Oakdale Joint Unified teachers, Magnolia Transitional Kindergarten Teacher Michelle Jones has been enjoying a little respite from her classroom setting and getting recharged ...

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