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Op-Ed: 35% of U.S. in debt means high school must teach personal finance

With 35 percent of American adults in debt collection, hindering their credit scores, we need all 50 U.S. states to require personal finance, in addition to the usual economics, in the mandatory high school curricula.
In the Media by Calvin Wolf

Op-Ed: Rise of test-optional college admissions will backfire

With elite women's university Bryn Mawr College joining the ranks of "test-optional" colleges and universities, critics are split on the merits of allowing students to gain admission to universities without submitting either SAT or ACT scores.
In the Media by Calvin Wolf

India police beat back protesters of alleged child rape

Bangalore - Indian police beat back angry protesters who attempted to storm the premises of a top Bangalore school where a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped, an officer said Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Instructor to appear in India court over alleged child rape

Bangalore - A roller-skating instructor was due in court Monday over the alleged rape of a six-year-old student which sparked protests from outraged parents, an official in the Indian city of Bangalore said.
In the Media by AFP

Indian protesters demand arrests in child rape case

Bangalore - Thousands of demonstrators marched Saturday to demand arrests in the case of a six-year-old girl allegedly raped in a school in the southern Indian city of Bangalore.
In the Media by AFP

Many science graduates end up not working in science

A new report finds that most science, technology, engineering, and math degree-holders seek jobs unrelated to their academic disciplines. However, students of these subjects have a higher chance of securing employment that other disciplines.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Protests over alleged rape at Indian school

Bangalore - Hundreds of outraged parents stormed a top private school in the Indian city of Bangalore Thursday to protest against the alleged rape of a six-year-old pupil by two staff members, police said.
In the Media by AFP

Canadian teacher arrested in Indonesian child sex scandal

Jakarta - A Canadian teacher has been arrested in Indonesia for alleged child sex abuse, police said Tuesday, in a scandal that has rocked one of the country's most prestigious international schools.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: The value of failure — What Obama missed at his teacher luncheon

Recently, four teachers sat down with president Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for lunch at the White House. They did not tell these men what they needed to hear.
In the Media by Calvin Wolf - 1 comment

Female students twice as likely to end up in debt from stress

New research has shown that female students are twice as likely to end up in debt at university as their male counterparts owing to poor personal finance skills and the large amounts of stress placed on them.
In the Media by James Walker

Op-Ed: Common Core Rorschach test — We all hate it in different ways

The American Federation of Teachers, a previous ally of Common Core education, has withdrawn much of its support, meaning the controversial legislation now faces political attacks from both sides of the aisle.
In the Media by Calvin Wolf

Mother stabs French teacher to death in front of pupils

Albi - A primary school in southern France was in shock Friday after a teacher was stabbed to death in front of her young pupils by a student's mother described as having "psychiatric problems".
In the Media by Loic Vennin (AFP)

Interview with Virtual Reality pioneer Mark Bolas Special

Los Angeles - The Director for Mixed Reality Research at USC in Southern California discusses education, self-discovery, and technology at a virtual reality event in Los Angeles.
Digital Journal Report by Matt Terndrup

Op-Ed: Can all parents raise their children as bilingual speakers?

“Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Gisele Bündchen do it, so why can’t we do it too?” Some monolingual parents ask when they hear about the Hollywood stars, rich or celebs, for whom it has become trendy to bring up children to be bilingual.
In the Media by J.N. Paquet - 1 comment

Senior Millionaires and the education of their grandchildren

According to a 2014 Spectrem’s Millionaire Corner wealth level study, 39 percent of senior Millionaires over the age of 65 consider financing their grandchildren’s education one of their primary concerns.

HathiTrust officials win case for fair use of Google books

Millions of books that Google helped scan and compile are now completely legal to read at libraries throughout the United States due to a court ruling.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

India's President urges improvement in education sector

Kolkata - India's President Pranab Mukherjee urged the country to improve the education sector, during a function commemorating the birth anniversary of Acharya Satish Chandra Mukherjee, a teacher and educationist of the early 20th century.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma

Op-Ed: Wanting better education, parents establish Nothern Light School Special

Oakland - With only $50 in their pockets, and 12 students on the school's inaugural first day, back in 1989, four women founded Northern Light School.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell

Seoul education chief hopeful unfit for post: Daughter

Seoul - The frontrunner in Wednesday's election to be Seoul's education supremo has had his campaign rocked by his own daughter accusing him of being a negligent father unfit to hold the office.
In the Media by AFP

Dads, domestic chores and ambitious daughters

Dads who do their share of household chores are more likely to have ambitious daughters, according to a new study. This, in turn, influences the career choice that the daughter takes.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Online education still popular despite decline in growth Promoted

Despite the negative press several years ago, online education is fast becoming the go-to option for students of all ages. But what makes it so attractive, and what challenges does it face to becoming a mass-adopted tool?
Promoted Content by Katie Ryalen

Op-Ed: Study finds rich administrators make for poorer students

A recent study found that students pay more and pay longer to go to school in colleges that have more highly paid leaders.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

'C' for Crimea, 'P' for Putin - new way to learn Russian ABCs

Moscow - "C" stands for Crimea, "D" for Donetsk and "P" for Putin -- Russian schoolchildren have been offered a new way to learn the alphabet in the wake of the Ukraine crisis.
In the Media by AFP

'We Are Change' launching 'Change Media' online university Special

A popular journalist and activist is trying to crowd-fund a new university for people interested in authentic, grassroots journalism and reporting.
Digital Journal Report by Alex Allen - 1 comment

Waterpower industry promotes green energy education Special

Toronto - The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) has announced its support for Skills Canada 25th Annual Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC).
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Controversy drives Condoleeza Rice from speaking at Rutgers

New Brunswick - Bush-era Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has decided not to present this month's commencement address at New Jersey's largest university in the face of student protests.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 1 comment

Indonesia school abuse scandal sparks soul-searching

Jakarta - A sex abuse scandal at one of Indonesia's most prestigious international schools has sparked a heated debate about the failure to protect youngsters in the country and prompted calls for harsher punishments for paedophiles.
In the Media by Arlina Arshad (AFP)

FBI seeks victims of major international pedophile

Washington - The FBI was Thursday hastily seeking to identify victims of a serial paedophile who drugged and molested dozens of children over four decades teaching at international schools around the world.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Teen beaten and brutalized online: Social media to blame?

Des Moines - High school students videotaped the graphic beating of 16-year-old sophomore, Nathan Rogers, then posted their videos on Facebook. Is social media to blame for cyberbullying?
In the Media by Ini Augustine

Bachelet proposes tax reforms in Chile

Santiago - President Michelle Bachelet sent Chile's Congress a bill Monday that would raise corporate taxes to fund a sweeping overhaul of the country's education system.The proposed reform aims to raise $8.
In the Media by AFP
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Yours truly, Jenna, interacts with Betty, a Pacific white-sided dolphin at SeaWorld San Antonio on August 11th, 2010 during an "Adventure Camp" program at the park. SeaWorld San Antonio's Adventure Camp programs are aimed at students who have a strong interest in seeking animal-related careers and include several interactions and hands-on experiences with marine animals such as dolphins, beluga whales, sea lions, penguins, and sting rays. For college students, these programs are offered in March
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Marea Verde Mijas informing the public about budget cuts in education in Spain.
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ways of disciplining students in the classroom.
ways of disciplining students in the classroom.
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A Primary School in Lyon France
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Highland Park High School, near Chicago, IL, USA.
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A tribal woman & her children: Tripura, a tiny state in India located in North Eastern Part, is an ancient land covered with natural forests. Many centuries ago, tribal people from Mongolia, Tibet, China and Burma migrated to Tripura and settled here. 19 different tribes are living in Tripura that accounts 31.05% of total population of the State (Census 2001). In the photo a women belonging to Tripuri, the largest tribal community, is seen walking towards a local village market. Once poor and il
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Enlightenment through education
Enlightenment through education
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ways of disciplining students in the classroom.
ways of disciplining students in the classroom.
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Protest signs in London, relating to outrage over government cuts to education
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A primary school classroom in France
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Protest in Malaga, Spain on April 15, 2012
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Morningside Academy, Port St. Lucie, Florida,
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COMMUNITY: Pierce College in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles was evacuated Friday following reports of an armed man on campus.
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ways of disciplining students in the classroom.
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Strike by teachers and students in Spain  May 22  2012
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Strike by teachers and students in Spain, May 22, 2012
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Graduation caps worn by students
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Protest against the new education system in Hong Kong, July 29, 2012.
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