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4 Ways to Encourage Girls to Pursue Math and Science Courses (and Careers)

4 Ways to Encourage Girls to Pursue Math and Science Courses (and Careers)

It’s no secret that there is a dearth of females in the fields of math and science. According to Monster.com, “Women only account for 13 percent of engineering and 25 percent of computer and math roles.” But if girls are to enter these fast-growing careers they must take the necessary classes in school. Many girls…
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The Powerful Role Parents Play in Whether Kids Go to College

The Powerful Role Parents Play in Whether Kids Go to College

The college admissions scandal that made the news recently revealed the lengths some parents will go to ensure their kids get into a well-known college. Wealthy parents had allegedly paid a college prep organization to correct their students’ SAT or ACT test scores, and in some cases, take the tests for them. Prosecutors also accused…
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Later School Start Times May Improve Academic Performance

Later School Start Times May Improve Academic Performance

Being late is generally frowned upon—especially in relation to education. Yet many students find it difficult to get to school in the morning due to the early start times. But maybe, rather than penalizing students for arriving late, schools should start instituting later start times, as some studies conclude that would improve student performance. According…
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4 Surprising Benefits of Doodling in the Classroom

4 Surprising Benefits of Doodling in the Classroom

Sketching smiley faces, hearts, and myriad shapes in the margins of notebooks is the classroom pastime of choice and a sometimes irritant for educators. Historically, teachers and parents have regarded doodling as an idle endeavor that detracts from the learning process. However, researchers have discovered that doodling can actually inspire creativity, engage students academically, and…
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How Career Education Can Reduce the High School Dropout Rate

How Career Education Can Reduce the High School Dropout Rate

Though it has been improving in recent years, the United States still has a high school dropout problem. The U.S. lags behind many developed countries in graduation rates, including Finland, Japan, New Zealand, Canada, and Germany. Each year, nearly 1.2 million students drop out of high school, and as a result, they will have fewer…
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3 Ways Online Clubs Benefit Kids

From boosting academic success, to building tech skills, to fostering positive relationships, online clubs can be just what many kids need. Online learners have numerous club options and some popular organizations are beginning to offer them as well!

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