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Back-To-School Lunch: Students To See Healthier Fare This Fall

An Obama Administration act will phase in some school meal changes this year and next.<p>Is that a whole-wheat pancake on your tray? When U.S. kids head back to school this fall, they'll see some changes to their school breakfasts, lunches and snacks, <i>Time</i> reports. A few pieces of legislation, signed a …

Tips for Beating the Clock in the Classroom

Now count that each class instead of 55 minutes is 45 minutes because of the five minutes of taking roll and getting the class started and five …

These 11 Colleges Just Hit The Jackpot In Obama's New Education Plan

President Obama is touring the country promoting his new proposal for paying for college.<p>The Department of Education is planning to develop a rating system for colleges that will help decide which students will receive additional aid from the government.<p>Students attending the higher-ranked schools …

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Jindal sees education as next civil rights battle

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Sunday that the civil rights struggle of the future will be improving the U.S. education system.<p>“The next great civil rights fight is really about making sure that every child has a great education," the Republican governor said. "Look at all of the disparity …

Preschoolers who stutter do just fine socially, new study shows - TODAY.com

When parents hear their 3- or 4-year-old struggle with stuttering, many can’t help imagining all the ways it will cause them anxiety, especially when they enter preschool: they’ll be teased, have trouble making friends or be afraid to speak up.<p>But a new Australian study, published Monday in the …

California shows how education can be affordable

If Obama wants to curb higher ed costs, he should try to emulate the golden state’s community college system<p>Last week, President Obama released a plan to combat rising college costs and make college affordable for American families. The president’s plan outlines three proposals: tying federal …

Student Voice: Experiencing Deeper Learning Through PBL

Rahil's school, the Impact Academy of Arts and Technology, is part of the Envision Education group of charter schools. Envision Education has a grant …

The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary

<i>Use magic to teach and learn academic language in my new NY Times post that includes a student interactive and teaching ideas.</i><p><i>Enriching Academic</i> …

Low-income college students don’t have a prayer

Fixing loan rates isn’t enough. Government needs to improve how these students get enrolled in the first place<p>President Obama recently signed a bipartisan bill that ties student loan interest rates to the financial markets, which allows this year’s undergraduates to borrow at 3.9 percent interest …

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The Hattie Effect: What's Essential for Effective PBL<p>Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving<p>Metacognition- The importance of making students AWARE …

Undocumented migrants in US gaining improved access to higher education

While the US Congress struggles with passing immigration reform, many lawmakers and educators around the country are finding common ground on initiatives that improve undocumented students' access to higher education.<p>Republicans in Colorado have demonstrated support for a proposed bill that would …

Poverty can sap brainpower, research shows

Whether you're a New Jersey mall rat or a farmer in India, being poor can sap your smarts. In fact, the mental energy required to make do with scarce resources taxes the brain so much that it can perpetuate the cycle of poverty, new research shows.<p>The findings, published in Friday's edition of the …

Feds push for strong for-profit college rule

If the Obama administration gets its way, for-profit colleges will soon face tighter, tougher regulations based on how much debt their graduates carry.<p>The Education Department proposed a new regulation Friday as a starting point for negotiations to rewrite a 2011 version thrown out in court last …

Ranking Schools Based On What Matters

President Obama recently proposed a new college ranking system, based on more than test scores. <i>The Washington Monthly</i> has been doing that for years. Host Michel Martin finds out more.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. We are trying to hold on to …

The right’s toxic back-to-school disaster

As students return this week, there will be teacher jobs cut and mass shootings unaddressed. Here’s the big problem<p>On the Facebook memorial page for Ana Marquez-Greene, one of the young victims of the Newtown, Conn., shooting, her parents posted a picture of her and her older brother on the first …