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U.S. Spends Less as Other Nations Invest More in Education

The world's developed nations are placing a big bet on education investments, wagering that highly educated populaces will be needed to fill tomorrow's jobs, drive healthy economies and generate enough tax receipts to support government services. Bucking that trend is…

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Research Shows Spanish Speakers Take Longer To Learn English. Why?

A recent study out of Philadelphia tracked kindergartners who were learning English and found that four years later there were major discrepancies between which groups of students had mastered the language. Students whose home language was Spanish were considerably less likely…

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How the latest senate Trumpcare bill threatens K-12 education

The latest Republican-led effort to overhaul the Affordable Care Act could lead to spending cuts for state education funding from Kindergarten through college, Fitch Ratings said in a new report. The bill introduced last week by Sens. Lindsay Graham (R-South Carolina), Bill…

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Can these spaces help kids be more creative?

As community makerspaces begin to take root in Ontario's elementary schools, students are behaving better. They are also getting higher grades. What are makerspaces? They're creative spaces where students can gather to explore, tinker, discover and create, and they're making…

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At Cornell Tech, Art Engineered for the Imagination

Since the first crop of engineering graduate students arrived last month at the brand-new Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island, many have been busy decoding the diagrams in Matthew Ritchie’s dynamic mural rising four stories in the atrium of the Emma and…

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When Affirmative Action Isn’t Enough

How did Elvis Kahoro, the son of a truck driver and a retirement home aide in Kennesaw, Ga., end up attending Pomona College, an elite liberal arts school over 2,000 miles from his hometown? The total cost of tuition, fees…

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STEM programs appear in schools

STEM programs are being integrated into kindergarten through 12th grade education all over the country. What is STEM? It is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math, studied collectively. The U.S. Department of Education website promotes STEM and states,…

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