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Small town laments loss of football season due to hazing

PHILOMATH, Ore. (AP) — The scoreboard at the edge of Philomath High School's football field is dark. The stands are empty. This year, there are no …

High School

Teacher Pipeline Still Drying Up

There has never been a lower percentage of college freshmen interested in teaching.<p>This comes courtesy of UCLA's annual survey of first time freshmen, a survey that has been collecting data for about fifty years. You can read the full survey results in a report here.<p>There are several interesting …

Why the First and Most Important Person You Need to Lead Is Yourself | Inc.com

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining the conversation on social media with the hashtag #Inc90Days.​</i><p>Every business needs a leader who can cultivate a …

Self-improvement

The Special-Education Charade

Individualized Education Programs, or IEPs, are one of the greatest pitfalls of the country’s school system.<p>I am in hell—or its equivalent. Specifically, I am in an IEP (Individual Educational Plan) meeting for my 14-year-old daughter, a special-education student in Prince George’s County, …

Children should advance in school according to skill, not age

In 2010, a fifth-grade student named Jack started the year at the bottom of his class in math at Santa Rita Elementary School in the Los Altos School District in California. He struggled to keep up, and grew to consider himself one of those kids who would just never quite ‘‘get it.’’ In a typical …

Pedagogy