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The Proper Application Of Basketball Hoops In Schools

Basketball happens to be an incredibly popular sport, especially in the school environment amongst children and even teenagers or adults. Most of these kids that end up playing the sport in their early years are starting to see the initial developments of their competitive sense and teamwork skills. Teaching children about proper sportsmanship is definitely

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Obama Gets Backed By The National Education Association

While President Barack Obama and the National Education Association, which represents the majority of teachers in the US, haven’t always seen eye to eye, the organization is behind the president’s 2012 re-election bid. The news is even more surprising considering the fact that the Republican party hasn’t even chosen a contender. With education reform on

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170 Teachers To Be Laid Off In Minnesota

In Saint Paul, Minnesota, the public school system is in complete disarray. More than 170 teachers will be laid off before the start of next school year. In total, more than 300 employees working for Saint Paul public schools will lose their jobs. Lawmakers are still concerned that they won’t be able to balance the

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Flavored Milk Off The Menu In LA Schools

Controversy has long surrounded the decision of many school districts to contract with the same food service companies that provide meals for inmates. Now, school officials in Los Angeles are hoping that their decision to eliminate flavored milk from the diets of students will help to change the opinions of many. While the servings are

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Florida Teacher Disciplined For Fighting Abusive Student Sparks Debate

Sandra Hadsock had taught high school students in Florida for nearly 40 years when she was involved in the first physical confrontation of her career. When the teacher was confronted by a male teen student – who stood many inches taller than her – and the incident was caught on video, educators around the country

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Black Students in US Facing Alarming Gap in Educational Achievement

A new report focusing on black males has shown the gap in achievement between black and white students is more drastic than thought before. The report compared such findings as 38% of white males in the fourth grade are proficient in reading as opposed to only 12% of black males in the fourth grade, and

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In Future More Jobs Will Require Higher Education Levels

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics has just released findings from a study it conducted on the relationship between higher education and employment opportunities and found that during the decade spanning from 2008 to 2018, jobs are expected to rise by more than 15 million. This has been good news for many who saw

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Education System in US Urging Parents to Immunize Children

Childhood vaccinations have long been an area of concern for public health officials as well as teachers and administrations in the public school system of the United States due to the fact that many contagious diseases which caused rampant death in earlier eras have been eradicated thanks to early childhood immunization regimens. A new educational

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In Haiti Donations Go to Aid Education

The massive earthquake in Haiti last month that drew much of the globe’s attention to that Caribbean nation ended up wiping out a huge number of schools, some several hundred in all. To help out in the island nation, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization known as UNESCO is pursuing a campaign to

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President’s Speech to Students in School Outrages Some in US

President Obama’s speech about studying hard and staying in school has caused a frenzied response from a few conservatives, who are considering the speech an attempt at indoctrination of the students, while others are saying the speech is an attempt at spreading around the “socialist ideology” of the Democratic President. Officials from the White House

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