Members of a Massachusetts elementary school's civics club are focusing on preventing drug abuse in the community. -More-
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Strauss: University of Florida admits 3,000 students — then tells them it is only for online program
Some 3,100 students accepted as freshman by the University of Florida for the fall got a big surprise along with their congratulations notices: They were told that the acceptance was contingent on their agreement to spend their first year taking classes online as part of a new program designed to attract more freshmen to the flagship public university.Read full article >>
As Congress debates how to rewrite No Child Left Behind, the nation’s largest teachers union is launching a $500,000 ad campaign urging lawmakers to reach a deal that reduces the focus on standardized testing.Read full article >>
When Bethany Pace’s husband called her to say that Sweet Briar College was closing, she thought she must not have heard him correctly. Then she froze, in the middle of a Maryland grocery store, people pushing past her, her daughter confused, tugging at her sleeve.Read full article >>
More than 800 colleges and universities across North America hold endowment assets of $516 billion. But the top 10 schools in terms of assets have about $180 billion, or one-fifth of that total. Harvard University alone has a $35 billion endowment.Read full article >>
Students at the charter schools, led by Eva S. Moskowitz, outperform their public school peers, but the schools’ methods and culture are not for everyone.
Hackathons, in which student teams attempt to build a new piece of tech, showcase some of the best upstart programmers and have become a focal point for recruiting.