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Does Powerball Really Fund Education?

Where does the money go when you buy a lottery ticket?

Many states claim that their Powerball revenues are used to fund education budgets, but experts…

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The State of Education In the Union

Final SOTU address highlights President Obama's commitment to educational goals

The White House is bullish on computer science, but we’ll have to wait to see…

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Is There a Caste System in American Higher Education?

Wealthy kids with low scores go to better schools

“Do we all want more low-income students? Sure, but we would go into financial ruin,’’…

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Bill Cosby Gets Honorary Degree Revoked By George Washington University

University rescinds honor amidst the ongoing controversy

On Monday, Jan. 11, George Washington University joined the growing number of colleges to take…

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Teaching Math So Students Can Learn It

Winner of 2015 Sloan Award embraces unique approaches to teaching math

The award-winning teacher, also a Master Teacher Fellow with Math for America, says that math…

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The Clock is Ticking For Teachers in Chicago Public Schools

One educator's New Year's wish for Chicago's teachers

A Chicago teacher discusses the city’s severe budget shortfall and lack of creative solutions to…

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Ted Fujimoto: Seizing Educational Excellence By the Throat and Not Letting Go

President of Landmark Consulting Group works to fix "sin of mediocrity" in education

Scaling big ideas is second nature to Ted Fujimoto, founder and president of the Landmark…

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Teachers Who Pray

One teacher brings together educators who believe in the power of prayer

“Teachers can pray before or after school—it is considered protected free speech. If I can…

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Children of Color Are Gifted, Too

So why are they underrepresented in programs for advanced learners in schools across America?

The groundbreaking work of Martin D. Jenkins who studied and published papers telling descriptive stories…

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Which Are the Top 10 Education Systems in the World?

2012 PISA results include Poland, Estonia, Taiwan.

The U.S. is not on the list of countries that have the world’s best education…

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College Strategies for Retaining and Graduating First-Generation Students

Low-income students should be integrated throughout campus life

How can colleges not only admit first-generation students, but retain them until they graduate? Here…

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The Habits of Successful People

It takes more than studying to be excel academically

What are habits of success that can matter as much as the acquisition of academic…

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Black Star Grove Expands the Cultural Horizons of Black Youth

Founder Amber Turner promotes self-confidence, academic excellence and leadership

Amber Turner, M.A. was witnessing a trend that she grew increasingly frustrated with. The lack…

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World-Renowned Medical Professional Delivers Keynote at University of Maryland

Dr. Ralph Rogers returns to his alma mater for commencement speech

Along his decorated journey, Dr. Rogers obtained his Ph.D. in exercise physiology at the University…

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Do Black Students Need Black Teachers to Excel?

‘Racial mismatch’ may affect student performance

If you’re a boy of color in elementary school, your likelihood of being suspended or…

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Graduation Rates Rise, But Do Diplomas Have Value?

Goal of being college and career ready appears to be elusive

High school graduation rates have reached 82%, but graduates continue to score low on college…

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Learning Soft Skills in Childhood May Prevent Hard Problems Later

Learning self-control keeps at-risk kids out of criminal trouble, study finds

The academic skills that were taught as part of Fast Track turned out to have…

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[BE Education Package] My Experience Abroad: London

University of Maryland alum Micah Pate Jr. spent two weeks in London

Micah Pate Jr. studied abroad, spending two weeks in London while he was an undergrad…

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John King Jr. Ready to Succeed Arne Duncan as Secretary of Education

He’s optimistic about ESSA and the power of school to help kids in need

Jan.1, John King assumes the role of Acting Secretary of the Department of Education, succeeding…

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[BE Education Package] My Experience Abroad: Sri Lanka

University of Maryland alum spent four weeks in Sri Lanka

Maurice Nick studied abroad, spending four weeks in Sri Lanka, while working toward his graduate…

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