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Adults Focus More, Young Children Notice More

Although adults are better at paying attention to things, children notice and remember more. A new study from The Ohio State University have found that adults are better at focusing on things they are instructed to focus on than children, but that children given the same tests notice more details overall, and remember them. This […]

Teenage Investigative Journalists Make Shocking Discovery

On March 6, 2017, Amy Robertson was hired to be the new head principal of Pittsburg High School, in Kansas. Supposedly, she was vetted by a committee of teachers and staff from the district, selected with all the care due someone who would be so pivotal to the education of so many. At first, the […]

Students Who Face Adversity May Be More Well-Equipped for Success

Franklin and Marshall College, a private liberal arts institution located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is introducing a revolutionary new program that seeks to develop a culture of resilience on campus. The program, called the Mehlman Talent Initiative, will empower students with the strength they need to overcome any obstacle. Franklin and Marshall College alumnus and trustee […]

Researchers Can Predict Reading Ability Through Genetics

Researchers at King’s College London have developed a technique to predict the ability of children to learn to read based on their genetics. They found that certain parts of the DNA align with reading performance, and after comparing the genes of students in the Twins Early Development Study with records of their reading ability, they found […]

More Salad Bars in Schools Only Help If More Kids Use Them

Salads are healthy when they’re prepared well, but even a salad with too much dressing is probably healthier than pizza, right? With that in mind, an initiative called Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools has been working to get more salad bars into primary and secondary schools. As a result, about 50 percent of high […]

Thousands of Students’ Pell Grant Eligibility Restored

Here’s some good news for students who were attending classes at a school that suddenly closed: the Department of Education has announced that their Pell Grant eligibility will be restored. The department is going to email Pell Grant recipients who went to for-profit colleges like ITT Technical Institute and Corinthian Colleges, which closed abruptly after […]

High School Students Get Class Credit for Help Desk Work

All across the nation, students are running help desks at their high schools. And they’re doing so for class credit. It all started in 2011, when Burlington High School in Burlington, Massachusetts, rolled out over 1,000 iPad tablets for student and teacher use. Because the school’s IT department would have been overwhelmed by calls for […]

Schools Starting to Stock Opioid Overdose Antidote

It’s an unfortunate sign of the times and a reflection of a growing crisis. School nurses’ medicine cabinets contain all sorts of remedies for minor bruises, headaches, and allergic reactions—and now in some schools, those nurses also have naloxone. Naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of opioid overdoses, can and does save lives. But […]

Unlikely Allies Join Fight Against Trump School Choice Plan

You know an initiative is really unpopular when a flaming liberal senator and ultra-conservative think tanks are on the same side. That’s what’s happening with the private school choice policies advocated by the Trump administration. President Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget proposal would cut the Department of Education budget by $9 billion while adding an extra […]

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