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Commonly Confused Words: How To Avoid These Grammar Gaffes

<i>By Writer's Relief staff:</i><p>There are some grammar guidelines that, no matter how often you review the rules, some writers are still going to mess up. And not just fresh-faced, inexperienced writers, but also seasoned authors who know their way around a style guide. One of the most common grammatical …

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How and Why to Become a Lifelong Learner | The Art of Manliness

For the first twenty-two years or so of our lives, our main “job” is learning. The bulk of our time is spent in classrooms acquiring new knowledge. …

LA Teachers Are Angry District Spent $1 Billion On iPads Instead Of Repairs

The LA Unified School District made headlines when it pledged to make it rain iPads on students by spending $1 billion on Apple’s tablets, but teachers are more concerned of the rain leaking through their classroom roofs.<p>The school district’s initiative is aimed to enhance students educational …

Toronto's Catholic school board to reintroduce cursive writing: report

It’s a complaint so common it’s nearly become cliche: “Kids today! With all their texting and typing, few of them can even write anymore.”<p>So common, …

Ontario students making course picks too young: report

A new report by People for Education says students in Ontario should not have to choose between hands-on applied and theoretical academic courses at …

College Applicants Sweat The SATs. Perhaps They Shouldn't

With spring fast approaching, many American high school seniors are now waiting anxiously to hear whether they got into the college or university of their choice. For many students, their scores on the SAT or the ACT will play a big role in where they get in.<p>That's because those standardized tests …

The Future of Education: 10 Trends To Watch

It is that time of the year when we tend to pause and reflect. What did we achieve last year? What are the highlights of culture, business, technology, and trends that we have observed around us?<p>For me, the most exciting and positive movement at present is in the domain of technology impacting …

High School VS. College: What It's Really Like As Experienced Firsthand

No matter how many guidebooks you read or high school advisors you talk to, the only way to <i>really</i> understand what college is going to be like is to experience it firsthand. Just ask college student Dan Sabato.<p>The 21-year-old from Philadelphia recently made a list on Tumblr of all the misconceptions …

This Is The Amount Of Snow It Typically Takes to Cancel Schools Around The U.S. (MAP)

Ever wondered how much snow it would take to close down the schools in your state?<p>Well this helpful map, posted on Thursday by Redditor atrubetskoy, may help supply you with an answer.<p>Atrubetskoy (real name Alexandr Trubetskoy), created the cool, color-coded graphic using data "taken from hundreds …

Is Teacher Education the Real Problem?

Last month seven U.S. states announced intentions to revamp teacher-preparation and licensing requirements that essentially make it tougher to become and remain a teacher. Some of the new requirements include steeper admission requirements for teacher-training programs and licensing based on …

Overweight kindergartners more likely to be obese 8th graders - Futurity

Children who are overweight in kindergarten are four times as likely as normal-weight children to become obese by the 8th grade.

Going Beyond Ads To Attract Young Teachers

<b>By Robyn Gee</b><p>The 30-second PSAs from the U.S. Department of Education's TEACH campaign, run by a coalition of major corporations and Teach for America, makes the profession look pretty glamorous. The ads are designed to attract more college grads to the field of teaching. One ad depicts students …

School Makes Kids Pay To Pee, Outrages Parents

Paying to pee?<p>An Oregon elementary school came under fire this week after one parent objected to a policy requiring students in some classrooms to "pay" to use the bathroom during class. (The policy has since been revoked.)<p>Melissa Dalebout, the mother of first-grader Lily, told local news outlet …

Teacher’s online safety experiment takes trollish turn

That the Internet can be both amazing and dangerous is common knowledge, unless you're a pre-teen, in which case you might need to see a real-life …

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Teachers’ pay should be based on performance, not years worked: report

Teachers should receive pay increases based on their classroom performance and student feedback, not years in the profession, according to a new report commissioned by a group representing Canada's largest employers.<p>The report from the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE) says the current …

Middle School: Not So Bad

It's pretty great, actually.<p>Middle school has a terrible reputation. The titles of James Patterson’s middle-school series say it all: From the number-one <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life</i>, which launched the series in 2011, to last summer’s <i>Middle School: How I</i> …

Noelle Roni, Former School Principal, Says She Was Fired For Opposing 'Disrespectful' Practice

A former Colorado charter school principal is claiming she was terminated from her job after attempting to halt a practice that embarrassed students.<p>Noelle Roni was the principal of Peak to Peak Elementary School for more than eight years before being abruptly fired last November. Roni says that …

U.S. Puts Schools On The Hook For Police Actions

The Obama administration issued the first federal legal guidance on school discipline Wednesday, telling school administrators they must avoid discrimination when doling out punishments, and must reserve harsh punishments that pull kids out of class as a last resort.<p>Because of concerns that schools …

Canada is giving its young workers a chance – or at least the female ones

Statistics Canada came out with a pretty juicy report this week. Called "Education Indicators in Canada" (okay, the title is a bit bare-bones), it contains data on everything from the number of international students in Canada through to the relative level of teachers' salaries. What caught my eye …

Is Race Discrimination in School Discipline a Real Problem?

The Department of Justice and Department of Education announced today what we have known to be true for a long time: Yes, race discrimination in school discipline is a real problem.<p>At an event with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder, the Departments jointly …

Zero-Tolerance Policies May Make Schools More Unsafe, Report Finds

Zero-tolerance policies in schools may have zero point.<p>That's the conclusion of a recent report from the Vera Institute of Justice, a nonprofit center that studies justice policy. The report, titled, “A Generation Later: What We’ve Learned about Zero Tolerance in Schools,” looks at existing …

5 Study Habits To Adopt Now To Prepare For College

<b>By Sydney Nolan</b><p>College classes by no means are scary experiences—if you’re prepared. Preparing properly for class to maximize your time spent in the classroom is huge when it comes to doing well academically, regardless of where you decide to attend school. However, you don’t need to wait until …

We Need Young People to Become Teachers

A few months ago, I sent The Huffington Post the blog that became the most widely read piece of writing I have ever done, titled, "A Warning to Young People: Don't Become a Teacher."<p>In that blog post -- which ironically was published one day after I taught for the last time -- I recommended that …

Still a Terrifying Way to Discipline Children: One Year Later

One year ago, I wrote an article for the New York Times exposing the use of physical restraints and isolation rooms with students in schools across the country, a practice I first learned about when we found my then-5 year-old daughter, Rose, locked in a closet where she had been confined almost …

Undergrads Around The World Face Student Loan Debt

<i>This article comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report, where it was originally published.</i><p>American student loan debt has ballooned to more than $1 trillion and more than 7 million borrowers are in default, according to reports by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.<p>This problem isn't …