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In an address Wednesday, Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, raised the possibility of increasing taxes on phone services to pay for the effort.
Once considered the product of genius or divine inspiration, creativity — the ability to spot problems and devise smart solutions — is being recast as a teachable skill.
To what extent would you agree that Facebook is “an elementary tool of modern life”? Would you miss it if it were gone?
The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death and the Heroin Trade
Why might efforts to drive down abuse of prescription medications be contributing to rising heroin use?
Can you calculate the number of matches Serena Williams would need to play at her current win rate to extend her number of victories to 96 from 77?
Legislation intended to limit academic groups’ protests against Israel was abruptly withdrawn from consideration by the New York State Assembly after a chorus of educators and legal groups denounced it as a bold assault on academic freedom.
Leaders of the New York Legislature propose that standardized tests aligned with the new Common Core curriculum standards be excluded, for now, from the state’s new system for grading teachers.
A fight over $3.4 billion in retroactive pay for teachers could make it harder for other city workers to win the raises they have been agitating for after several years of working with expired contracts.
A campaign to nurture French language studies in New York City seems to resonate with a certain existential urgency for France, whose vast empire once stretched around the globe.
Officials said the investigator, who has resigned, will not be allowed to work in the New York City school system again. A report also recommended that the teacher be fired.
Tennessee would be the only state in the country to charge no tuition or fees to incoming students under the proposal by Gov. Bill Haslam, a Republican.
For a coming student contest in which teenagers are invited to write on an issue they care about, we have gathered a list of 200 writing prompts on a wide range of issues.
Dr. Gallagher’s work expanded educational opportunities for disabled and gifted children nationwide, and he championed the education of both groups as a civil rights issue.
The Learning Network Blog: If You Were Governor of Your State, How Would You Spend a Budget Surplus?
Would you want to spend more on education and other programs, cut taxes or put away money for a rainy-day fund?
The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | The Middle Class Is Steadily Eroding. Just Ask the Business World.
What signs have you noticed of the economic recovery in your community? What signs have you observed that the middle class is still struggling?
The House passed legislation on Monday that would require public universities to charge veterans in-state tuition rates or face a financial penalty.