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Schooling for girls worldwide to be assessed using new index

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An advocacy group set up by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and Foreign Policy Magazine are launching an annual index to assess the availability and quality of education for girls around the world, organizers said on Monday.

Fox Cites One-Sided Study To Claim Michelle Obama's Healthy Lunch Program Costs School District Jobs

Fox News tried to blame First Lady Michelle Obama's healthy school lunch program for reports of financial woes and layoffs at school districts, but it failed to disclose that the study it cited comes from a group supported in part by...Show More Summary

Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group Physicians Recognized in Latest Best Doctors in America(r) List

Sixty-one physicians affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group, the faculty practice of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, were selected for the Best Doctors in America(r) List for 2015-2016. Only 5 percent of physicians in the United States earn this prestigious honor, determined by impartial peer review.

Merl Reagle, Beloved Crossword Author, Dies Suddenly At 65

“‘In the 1980s, a new group of puzzlemakers saw that crosswords were starting to remind them of their worst teachers from grade school,’ Mr. Reagle wrote in a 1997 article for The Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Sunday magazine. ‘Wouldn’t it be more fun and attract more solvers if puzzles were a little more playful? Just a smidge […]

What Male Escorts Learn at a School for Sex Workers

Rent University teaches men the ins and outs of professional sex work. Opinions on sex work vary, but one thing is for sure: it’s been around a long time, and will be around a lot longer. But different groups have emerged under that sprawling umbrella, and some (i.e. Show More Summary

Bash For iOS Makes It Easy To Organize Hangouts With Friends

A group of high school friends, now UC Berkeley engineers, have created an app called Bash to make it easier for friends to organize hangouts, meetups and other events. Launching today on the App Store following a small beta test onShow More Summary

Football: City Section teams gearing up for tough openers vs. Southern Section teams

You can't improve unless you're facing tough teams, and that's the strategy of a group of City Section schools going up against challenging Southern Section opponents.

Even Locals Are Mad at California School Board Member Who Ranted Against Gay Marriage at Meeting

When a school board is sued over for illegally praying to Jesus at meetings, you'd think a lot of local Christians would be thrilled about it. They'll say prayer is good, and any church/state separation group that opposes it is simply...Show More Summary

Activist teachers challenge Sen. Bernie Sanders on corporate school reform

Earlier this month, a group of activist teachers wrote an open letter to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is running for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination against front-runner Hillary Clinton and who has gained some unexpected support around the country. These teachers support Sanders but are concerned about his views on public education and wrote […]

Girl Power Pop Playlist

Are those back-to-school blues getting to you? Gearing up for a new school year is always tough whether you’re a parent, educator, or student. Let’s give your last weeks of summer with some less famous girl groups of the late 90s and early 00s because everything old is new again. Dream –  “He Loves You … Continue reading Girl Power Pop Playlist

SketchShe in SandCARstle Sync

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SketchShe, the group that brought us Mime Through Time, is back with a lip-synch video featuring beach songs! It’s like a last hurrah for fun on the beach before school. (YouTube link) Watch them playfully mock beach-themed music from the 1960s through modern hit songs, from the vantage point of a sand castle car (the SandCARstle). Show More Summary

High School Girl Sues For Right To Organize Pro-Life Club

Being pro-life just is not politically correct, which makes it a problem for those in power who attempt to please every identity group. As pro-lifers try to defend their views

Pro-Life Student Sues Las Vegas High School for Denying Right to Form Pro-Life Group

Today Thomas More Society attorneys filed a lawsuit against West Career and Technical Academy and the Clark County School District on behalf of a student who was denied the right to start a pro-life club. The lawsuit asserts that school administrators violated student Angelique Clark’s free speech rights by denying her application to form a […]

This Mom Doesn’t Want The Summer to End

Most moms I know are counting down to the start of the new school year. I even know a group of moms who are planning a celebratory happy hour for the first day of school. Not me. More » This Mom Doesn’t Want The Summer to End is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

Newswire: Exclusive Marvel preview: Doom’s teen fugitives hit the Wild West in Runaways #3

What if your school’s final exam forced you to kill your friends? A group of students at the Victor Von Doom Institute For Gifted Youths is faced with this question in Marvel’s Runaways miniseries, and, as the title promises, they decide to make a break for it instead of continuing their education. Show More Summary

Game On

It started as a dispute over the AP American history curriculum, but a Colorado school board recall is shaping up as a proxy fight for national groups, including the Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity, over a whole range of contemporary public education flash points.

James Corner Field Operations unveil plans for new Underline rail park in Miami

JCFO beat out 19 other firms in a competition to master plan the Underline earlier this year. The landscape architects are working together with the nonprofit group Friends of The Underline and the University of Miami School of Architecture to develop a

Developing a Better Flu Vaccine

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers say they have developed a method that could make a nasal spray flu vaccine effective for those under two and over 49 - two groups for which the vaccine is not approved.

These Groups Are Hoping To Help First-Generation College Students Make It To Graduation

For students aiming to be the first in their families to earn a college degree, there are many obstacles to getting into school -- but the challenges don’t end when they arrive on campus. However, several groups are seeking to change...Show More Summary

Preparing for a Trip to the Jurassic

Going on a Trip to the Jurassic As part of Everything Dinosaur’s summer school commitments team members have spent the day preparing for trip into the east Midlands to help a group of Key Stage two children explore fossils.  Our plan is to set up in the school an artificial beach and to populate it […]

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