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Here's Proof an Unconventional College Degree Can Be the Best Way to Succeed

Sometimes a path less traveled is the best way to get ahead in life.<p>While you might think an MBA would be the most appropriate way to succeed in business, in reality people who've spent years studying accounting, finance, marketing, human resources and operations may be disadvantaged in some ways. …

College & University

Do online high schools make the grade?

From CNET Magazine: Virtual classrooms are growing in popularity, but beware. There can be big differences in quality and cost.<p>"I do think that I am missing out on some typical high school experiences...but I believe that I experience all the ones that really matter."<p>Birte Doludda

High School

What does this mean for classrooms?

Since 2002, there have been no limits on the numbers of students with special needs in each classroom or any guarantees for how many specialist …

High School Students Around the Country Are Staging Walkouts to Protest Trump

Hundreds of students from high schools in Arizona, Northern California, Iowa, Washington, and New York have been protesting the results of the 2016 election.<p>As the reality of Donald Trump's unprecedented election upset continues to settle in, high school students across the country have been …

High School

In honor of Veterans Day, Vietnam vet receives high school diploma

Before Samson, Vietnam War veteran Jerry Martin stayed home to avoid being in public. After getting his service dog, Martin was able to cross the …

Educators will never be 100% connected.

<p>Educators like all learners have a preferred way of learning. Some think of it as different “styles of learning”, but even that theory of “learning …


Two Thirds Of Kids Have Been Bullied More Than Eight Times, So Schools And Parents Need To Work Together

A survey with nearly 9,000 respondents revealed the extent of the problem.<p>Two thirds of children have been bullied more than eight times and it is …

Donald Trump

What Will Trump Do About Education?

Amid aftershocks of the Trump victory, education policy experts are picking through his campaign promises and proposals looking for ideas they can …

Donald Trump

6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject

Teach Close Reading Skills<p>Guide students in annotation by directing them to do more than highlight or underline. Encourage students to have a …


Students appreciate flexibility of distance learning

Allison Pillwein, a 23-year-old Niagara College student, is a fan of online learning. Currently in her first year of a social service worker program, Ms. Pillwein likes that many of her lecture courses are online hybrids – meaning that part of the delivery is online and part is face-to-face in …

Education Technology

Secret Teaching Assistant: We end up hindering the pupils we're meant to help

Our job is to offer support, not complete work for students or become surrogate friends. To make them independent, we have to step back<p>“Who are you here to support?”<p>It’s a question I dread. As a higher level teaching assistant, I work with some of our school’s most vulnerable pupils and such …


Michelle Obama Pledges to Continue Working on Education After Leaving the White House

Michelle Obama’s parents helped spark her passion for providing underserved young women with an education.<p>In an interview conducted by actress …

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