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Milwaukee 6th-graders go viral with 'Excellence First!' rap. Even Michelle Obama took notice.

A Milwaukee sixth-grade class absolutely destroyed a rap video that's now going viral on social media.<p>Two students from the class at Milwaukee …

Michelle Obama

Freshman enrollment at HBCUs sees uptick

Freshman enrollment at historically Black colleges and universities has been increasing in recent years. This August, North Carolina Agricultural & …

Lessons from a poor multi-ethnic school can heal a divided nation

Joe Lawrence started his first day of high school in east London with his head down the toilet. It was 1969 and the initiation ceremony— called “ducking”—frightened him. But he took comfort in knowing the same thing was going to happen to his entire freshman class.<p>And how bad could it be? Sure, it …

400 Forward wants to train the next generation of black women architects

Only 0.3 percent of licensed architects are black women. A Knight Arts Challenge grant winner led by Tiffany Brown wants to change that<p>This past August, the 400th African-American woman was licensed to be an architect in the United States. She wasn’t the 400th this year. She’s the 400th, <i>period</i>, …

HBCU Enrollment Numbers Continue To Grow Another Year

A number of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) have seen a resurgence in enrollment numbers in the last year, according to HBCU …

A University in Michigan Is Offering a Bachelor Degree for Marijuana Entrepreneurs

Northern Michigan University prepares students for cannabis jobs starting at $70,000 a year.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Green Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There have already been classes offered at colleges around the country relating to marijuana, including the legal issues surrounding …

Education Department warns of new hacker threat as ‘Dark Overlord’ claims credit for attacks on school districts

By Valerie Strauss and<p>Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter covering education, foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Moriah Balingit<p>Moriah Balingit<p>Reporter covering national education issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p>A group calling itself the “Dark Overlord” says it hacked into school districts in several states, released …

School Districts

Principal loses bet with students — and spends night on school roof

Sometimes a good night’s sleep is overrated, especially when you’re a principal who just helped raise $20,000 for his school.<p>Steven Vercellino, principal of Forest Elementary School, always adds a fun twist to the school’s annual fundraiser. This year he promised to spend a night on the school’s …

Of Course Sexual Harassment Is Rampant. It Starts in Our Schools.

As stories of sexual harassment and assault dominate the news—with recent allegations leveled against journalists and politicians—let’s remember this …

2 Years After 'Opt Out,' Are Students Taking Fewer Tests?

Two years ago this month, President Barack Obama had a clear message for teachers and parents who were concerned about all the standardized tests that students were taking: He was on their side.<p>In a video statement, he gave parents this pop quiz:<p>If our kids had more free time at school, what would …

Officer celebrates child’s birthday after no one picked them up from school

A Green Bay police officer helped make an elementary school child’s birthday special after not being picked up from school due to their parent being …

A Big Push in States for PD, Leadership Skills for Superintendents, Principals

In state capitals around the country, lawmakers have placed a big emphasis this year on redoubling the leadership skills of school and district …

Fake news: improved critical literacy skills are key to telling fact from fiction

False information can be found online and shared in an instant. How can we teach young people to spot it?<p>Fake news is a buzzword of our time, but its impact can be significant. Not only can it threaten our democracy, our confidence in governance, or our trust in journalism, but it has also been …

The Power of Admitting What We Don’t Know

If I could only go back all those years to when I was young and just emerging in my craft (and in my understanding of myself), I would dive headfirst …

Blind therapy dog holds owner’s hand before he is put down

A blind therapy dog called Smiley held his owner’s hand hours before he died.<p>The golden retriever spent 12 years comforting patients in hospitals, …

Tumors

When The Focus Is On The Student, Not The Class

Not that long ago, the high school in Pittsfield, N.H., had some of the lowest standardized tests scores in the state and was known as a dropout factory.<p>But over the past six years, the school district has overhauled its approach to education. Now in most classes, grades aren't used to measure …

High School

Crazy parents are calling up colleges, pretending to be their kids

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis has always been ahead of her time.<p>As first lady, she brought unprecedented glamour to the White House, setting the …

Parenting

Teacher's heartbreaking experiment is a tear-jerking lesson about importance of listening

With a knack of speaking their mind, children may seem as if they're happy to share the minutiae of their worlds, but as one teacher discovered - the …

Scientists have discovered this drug fixes cavities and regrows teeth

Goodbye, Fillings<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called Tideglusib. Developed …

Almost Every Senior At This High School Posed For Some Hilariously Intricate Student IDs

Sgambati said she picked out her costume well before picture day on Thursday.<p>"I actually planned mine over the summer. I know a few friends who planned over the summer," she said. "We all get ideas from last year's class; it's a big thing."<p>"This year we really stepped it up and got every single …

33 Eye-Opening Pictures Of Classrooms Around The World

New Mexico

The 'Whole School' Approach: One Principal Devises A Way To Effectively Handle Disruptions

At Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Middle School, classroom behavior was an overwhelming issue. A detention room in the school was frequently full of …

Here’s a Bunch of Numbers Showing Just How Bad American Teachers Have It

A new report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development paints a stark picture.<p>Teachers are inarguably some of the most …

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Betsy DeVos will let one company handle all federal student loans

At a time when borrowers are increasingly struggling to pay off their debts, a new monopoly is coming to federal student loans that could be challenging for the debt-holders and risky for the government.<p>The Trump administration has put its stamp on a plan to consolidate servicing of more than $1 …

‘I’m sorry it’s come to this’: Why Oklahoma’s 2016 Teacher of the Year is moving to Texas to work

By Valerie Strauss<p>Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter covering education, foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Shawn Sheehan is a teacher of special education at Norman High School in Norman, Okla., and he was the 2016 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year, as well as a finalist for National Teacher of the Year. Sheehan has …

High School

One D.C. school lost more than a quarter of its teaching staff this year.

By Alejandra Matos<p>Alejandra Matos<p>Education Reporter<p>Bio<p>Nearly 200 teachers have quit their jobs in D.C. Public Schools since the school year began, forcing principals to scramble to cover their classes with substitutes and depriving many students of quality instruction in critical subjects.<p>The …

Education

'Staggeringly high' numbers of teachers threatening to quit the classroom

“Staggeringly high” numbers of teachers are ready to quit the profession, a leading education researcher has warned, as growing pressures placed on …

Education

Which SD Memory Card Do You Need for Your Digital Camera?

If you bought a digital camera in the past decade, chances are it stores its images on an SD—short for Secure Digital—memory card. At first glance, …