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Seven ways universities benefit society

With tuition fees in England set to rise to £9,250 and interest rates on loans escalating from 4.6% to 6.1% this autumn, students are rightly asking …

Why do teachers stay in the profession? Clue: it's not for the pay

<b>Teaching veterans less likely to identify pay and holidays as reasons for entering and staying in the profession compared to newer starters</b>Teachers …

Pedagogy

Students slam school dress code for definition of ‘crew neck’

Students at a school in Dickson County, Tennessee, are gaining press attention over how they dress.<p>The dress code at Dickson County High School says …

Schools ditching homework for younger students in favor of reading, family time

When the school year begins Thursday at Marion County Public Schools in central Florida, the district’s 20,263 elementary school students will come to class sure of one thing: No matter what the school day brings, most nights they won’t have homework.<p>Instead, Superintendent Heidi Maier is urging …

Teaching

A school principal was shot by a student. Now he wants to help the gunman.

On a routine September day in 2015, high school principal Kevin Lein had scheduled at the top of his to-do list a meeting with student Mason Buhl.<p>The 16-year-old boy who had just transferred schools was struggling, Lein suspected, and as a veteran educator he had come to learn that empathy was …

Crime

How retirees can make money as fake hospital patients

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>I’m a familiar face around my city’s medical center, where some know me as that closeted …

How To Learn (A Little) Every Day | Inc.com

Knowledge building is one of the most vital things you can do to increase your chances of creating a successful business, living a full life and enjoying what you do. It's a massive priority for me, and I try to spend 30-40% of my time on it. Here's some ideas to get you started...<p>Sign up for a …

Learning