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While some say handwriting doesn't matter in the digital age, psychologists and neurologists say it shouldn't be put on the back burner just yet.
“I am a proud gay man that just happens to be the principal of Wilson High School,” he said as the students and staff around him erupted in cheers.
Time off helps kids develop abstract thought and explore ideas learned during the school year, said Alfie Kohn, an outspoken critic of education's fixation on test scores.
After two students were found hanging by their collars from a door hook, officials warn parents to tell kids that hanging from doors, or anything else, is dangerous.
"A Catholic school’s priority is to prepare children for Heaven, not for college," Heather Schweitzer, a mother who pulled her two daughters from All Saints Catholic School, told Fox News.
Classmates of a graduating senior from Missouri showed kindness following the death of the student's parent.
Bilingual education has fallen out of favor, but may be worth another look, argues this editorial.
"The authors of this [study] never questioned, or even bothered to defend, the value of the science lessons [students] learned," said education expert Alfie Kohn.
"While some patients do need medication, we have seen attention and hyperactivity improve with alternative regimens. Spending time educating patients about prevention has proven effective in our practice," said Dr. Tasneem Bhatia.
"It's time to figure out how to invest in the public schools and stop finding ways to cut more educators," said David Broderic, a spokesperson for the teachers' union.
Millions of U.S. students are suspended each year for minor misconduct, which puts them at risk of falling behind academically, dropping out or entering the juvenile justice system.
"In a country where we expect free Wi-Fi with our coffee, why wouldn't we have it available for our children's education?" said President Obama.
In the U.S., schools are expected to purchase 3.5 million tablets by the end of 2014, giving kids access to a variety of modern educational tools and opportunities, Guardian Las Vegas reported.
The Governor's decision to throw out Common Core math and English standards drew criticism from educators and business interests, but opponents of the benchmarks applauded the end of what they viewed as harmful federal intrusion, reported... 06/06/2014 - 8:40am ago
Compared to Utah, New York spends nearly three times as much per public-school student. And student achievement is less related to spending than one might think.
Some argue that an over-reliance on numbers takes attention away from the “human factor” crucial not only for effective teaching, but also positive classroom climate.
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As cyber charter school enrollment declines, online courses can save districts from losing millions of dollars annually.
"Education can get better. Some people may not believe that. Education can change. We can do better," said Gates.
Reflection enhances students' self-efficacy, which in turn lead to improved performance, researchers explained.

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