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Study debunks teacher bonuses

ATLANTA – Offering big bonuses to teachers failed to raise students’ test scores in a three-year study released Tuesday that calls into question the Obama administration’s push for merit pay to...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

70 million children unable to receive education, report says

NAIROBI, Kenya – Nearly 70 million children around the world are not getting an education despite much progress in the last 10 years, and Haiti and Somalia are the two worst countries in which to...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Brand U

Drake University hoped a bold, blue “D+” on a direct-mail piece and its admissions website would grab the attention of high school kids inundated with same-old, same-old college recruitment...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Obama urges students to be tolerant of each other

PHILADELPHIA – President Barack Obama, in a message Tuesday to America’s students, urged them to ignore bullies and treat each other with kindness and respect, saying part of the beauty of life...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Scores on SAT college entrance test hold steady

Average scores on the SAT college entrance exam held steady this year as a record number of students and more minorities than ever took the test, according to a report released Monday.The status...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Rising from rubble

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – When two men barged into Sherrie Fausey’s school a few months after the quake and demanded all the food in the pantry, she calmly said no.The men threatened to kill...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

As scores ebb, Japan adds heft to textbooks

TOKYO – When Mio Honzawa starts fifth grade next April, her textbooks will be thicker.Alarmed that its children are falling behind those in rivals such as South Korea and Hong Kong, Japan is adding...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Private colleges ‘act local’

Hoping to portray themselves as more affordable and all-around better neighbors, private colleges from Appalachia to Boston are sweetening financial-aid packages for students from their own...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Despite dip, ACT scores encouraging

Average scores on the ACT college entrance exam inched downward this year, yet slightly more students who took the test proved to be prepared for college, according to a report released last...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Generation gaps

MILWAUKEE – For students entering college this fall, e-mail is too slow, phones have never had cords and the computers they played with as kids are now in museums.The Class of 2014 thinks of Clint...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Standing, students think clearly

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – In a handful of classrooms nationwide, students are learning to think on their feet.Sixth-graders at a small private school in southern Idaho stand while crunching math...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Harvard regains No. 1 status

Harvard pulled ahead of Ivy League rival Princeton in the latest edition of the influential U.S. News & World Report university rankings, while a stronger emphasis on graduation rates drove other...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

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