South Carolina High School Shifts Transgender Bathroom Policy

(Image: WMBF News) After being threatened with a lawsuit, Horry County Schools in South Carolina agreed to allow a transgender student use the boys’ restroom, but only after he was suspended in January. The Transgender Law Center (TLC), an organization that works on changing laws and policies so that all people can live equally, safely, authentically, More...

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Howard University Offers Tuition Rebates To On-Time Graduates

(Image: Founders Library, Howard University) Howard University is refunding some graduates half of the tuition that they paid this semester in an effort to encourage more students to complete their education on More...

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North Carolina New Schools Shuts Down, Cites Rapid Growth

(Image: North Carolina New School Foundation) A nonprofit located in North Carolina that puts in millions of dollars of funding into helping teachers and principals at close to 100 high schools in the state recently More...

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Parents Increase Kids’ Attention Span With Focus on Shared Objects

(Image: WikiMedia, Creative Commons) A new study published in Current Biology suggests that parents can increase the attention span of their child as early as during infancy by displaying interest in the same More...

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FitDesk Bikes Combine Exercise With Academic Study

(Image: June Pilcher, Clemson University) In an effort to improve the health and academics of busy students, more schools are putting the FitDesk Bike into motion. The FitDesk is a slim stationary bike that also More...

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NEPC Report Calls for Slowdown on Virtual School Growth

(Image: WikiMedia) According to a new study from the National Education Policy Center, while virtual schools are continuing to grow in popularity, they need to make improvements in order to truly benefit students across More...

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Gender Segregation Persists in Some UK Schools

(Photo: Jamie Jones, Rex, Shutterstock) The United Kingdom’s chief inspector of schools, Sir Michael Wilshaw, has accused independent faith schools of segregating students and staff on the basis of gender. More...

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Data Quality Campaign Report Emphasizes Importance of Data

(Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons) The Data Quality Campaign (DQC), a nonprofit policy and advocacy organization working to empower educators, families and policymakers with quality information, has released a More...

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Tennessee Splits with Measurement Inc After TNReady Issues

(Photo: Jae S. Lee, The Tennessean) Because of repeated delays that resulted in uncertainty and anger across the state, the Tennessee Department of Education has halted its contract with the company that runs More...

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Weiming Education Group Close to Purchasing UConn Campus

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons) A private company in China is considering the purchase of a campus from the University of Connecticut to turn the campus into an international school. Weiming Education Group announced More...