Cursive Handwriting Is On Its Way Out: Will That Affect Our Ability To Read?

By | Fri, 11/15/2013 - 16:20

Does learning cursive handwriting make us better readers?


Physically Demanding Jobs Linked To Unhealthy Eating

By | Thu, 11/07/2013 - 08:59

Researchers find that less educated German adults, especially those with physically demanding jobs, consume more energy-dense foods than their more educated peers.

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Is The High Price Of Medical School Going To Reduce Access To Good Doctors?

By | Thu, 10/31/2013 - 13:55

Doctors are wondering whether the inflated price of medical school is creating a "medical education bubble" that would dissuade many from choosing a health profession.


Back To School After A Concussion

By | Sun, 10/27/2013 - 17:25

Students recovering from a concussion may benefit from a personalized, gradual transition back to classes and homework.


China Schools Forbid 'Young Love': New Rule Bans Students From Coming Within 1.6 Feet Of Opposite Sex

By | Mon, 10/07/2013 - 17:22

A number of Chinese secondary schools are enforcing a set of stringent rules to limit the "undesirable effects" of young love.


Preschool Naps Enhance Learning And Memory In Children: What Happens To A Young Brain During Naptime?

By | Mon, 09/23/2013 - 15:56

A UMass Amherst study finds the first evidence that daytime naps enhance learning in preschool children.

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Skipping The Fourth Year Of Med School

By | Thu, 09/19/2013 - 19:35

A three-year medical school program would partially offset increasingly extensive residencies as well as rising tuition costs, NYU School of Medicine educators argue.

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Freshman College Students In China Asked To Sign 'Suicide Waivers'

By | Thu, 09/19/2013 - 12:47

A college in China is not letting incoming freshmen start classes until they sign "suicide waivers."

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Mark Wahlberg Earns High School Diploma At 42

By | Tue, 09/17/2013 - 13:34

Two-time Academy Award nominee, Mark Wahlberg, earns his high school diploma at age 42 after dropping out in the ninth grade.

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Starting School Young Is 'Too Much, Too Soon': Should Kids Start School Before Age 6?

By | Fri, 09/13/2013 - 13:29

Academics and other senior officials in education have begun a campaign in England that questions whether starting school young is negatively impacting children.


Calif. District Willing To Pay $86K To Keep Autistic Boy Out Of Public School

By | Thu, 09/05/2013 - 22:55

The $86K settlement would bar 21-year-old David from the school district, and preclude his mother Heather Houston from filing any complaints in the future.


11-Year-Old TCU Freshman, Carson Huey-You, Is The University's Youngest Student Ever

By | Wed, 08/28/2013 - 16:49

Texas Christian University freshman Carson Huey-You is only 11 years old, but has already signed up for a full course load consisting of history, religion, physics, and calculus.


All 25,000 Test-Takers Fail Liberian University Entrance Exam

By | Tue, 08/27/2013 - 19:20

The unprecedented exam failure rate illuminates the severe shortcomings of Liberia's elementary school system, officials said.

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Plan For Student Virginity Tests In Indonesia Is Met With Widespread Opposition

By | Thu, 08/22/2013 - 21:31

A plan by an education chief in Indonesia to test female high school students' virginity has been met by opposition from other officials, as well as activist and rights groups.


One-Third Of High School Grads Not Prepared For College-Level Coursework

By | Wed, 08/21/2013 - 18:00

31 percent of graduating high school seniors taking the ACT had insufficient scores in English, mathematics, reading and science reasoning. Only one-fourth cleared the bar in all four subsections.