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Evolution in Texas Schools Encounters Resistance
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A report from the Dallas Morning News confirmed that Texas State Board of Education members approved a series of textbooks this week that cover Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution in its scientific entirety. Almost immediately after the books were approved, …

Minecraft Can Now Be Played In School
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Move over, Oregon Trail. Minecraft, the popular sandbox game where players build worlds out of 3D boxes, is being used for the first time in an elementary school in Davie, Florida. The game, which has no real end and no …

Cursive Handwriting: Is it Still Necessary to Teach?
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Think about it. When was the last time you wrote in cursive other than to pen your signature? With the universal use of computers, smartphones and plain old print writing – is cursive handwriting dead? And if it’s hardly used …

LinkedIn Partners With Online Education Sites To Let Users Display Accomplishments LinkedIn Partners With Online Education Sites To Let Users Display Accomplishments
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LinkedIn has partnered with a handful of online education companies to add accomplishments to users’ LinkedIn profiles. The company has launched a pilot program with Coursera, EdX, Lynda.com, Pearson, Skillsoft, Udacity and Udemy. When the user completes a course from …

Google Gets Into The Tablets For Education Business Google Gets Into The Tablets For Education Business

The education sector has become big business for tech companies in recent years thanks to classrooms embracing new technologies like tablets and educational software. Apple and Amazon are both big players in the tablets for education arena, and now Google …

Educational Toys In Demand For India
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The parents of children in India value their children’s education as much as any other country. Studies show the need for educational toys in India is expected to grow fifteen percent over the next five years. “In the coming days …

Head Lice: Should Kids With Lice Be Allowed in School?
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Some parents are outraged at the news that some schools are relaxing their rules regarding head lice. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, head lice infects between 6 million and 12 million kids ages 3 to 11 …

Boy Says He Was Suspended for Carrying a Purse
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A 13-year-old Kansas student was suspended from his junior high school this week because he reportedly refused to ditch his Vera Bradley purse. Skyler Davis is an eighth grader at Anderson County Senior-Junior School and says he has been carrying …

New Taliban Leader: Same Boss Who Wanted Malala Dead

CBS News and The Week have both reported that, following the drone bombing of Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, a new leader for the Pakistani Taliban Movement has been chosen. The AP confirmed the ascendance of a new leader with a …

Christiane Amanpour Interviews Malala Yousafzai Who Defied Pakistani Terror
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Malala Yousafzai, the teenager who defied Pakistani terrorists, and almost lost her life to defend freedom and women’s right to education, was interviewed by famed journalist and opinion moulder Christiane Amanpour this week. The full interview will be aired as …

Amazon Is Buying TenMarks Amazon Is Buying TenMarks

Amazon announced on Thursday that it has reached an agreement to acquire parent/teacher math resource company TenMarks. TenMarks provides personalized online math instructions and videos at the K-12 levels. “Amazon and TenMarks share the same passion for student learning. TenMarks’s …

ADHD: October is ADHD Awareness Month
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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects millions of children and adults. While many people are familiar with the term ADHD, there are many misconceptions tied to this learning disability. Several ADHD groups hope to educate people on these misconceptions during October, which …

Food Allergy Legislation: The Senate Votes Next Week
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With the number of people who have food allergies on the rise, there is a lot of concern about how allergic reactions are handled in schools. Since food allergy reactions can be fatal, the Food Allergy and Research Education (FARE) …

Powerball: Someone in SC Won $400 Million Jackpot
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Someone in South Carolina is a little bit richer after winning the $400 million jackpot in the Powerball lottery. The lucky winner, whose name hasn’t yet been released, was the only person to pick the following numbers in Wednesday’s night …

Jaden Smith Thinks School Brainwashes Our Youth
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Do you know the boy with one expression? Will Smith’s son? Anyways, Jaden Smith, 15, movie star of such blockbuster hits like After Earth and Karate Kid, said in capitalized letters on Twitter last week, that: “If Everybody In The …

Fraternity Muslims: First Muslim Frat House
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America now has its first all-Muslim frat house. Alif Laam Meem (also goes by Alpha Lambda Mu), which was founded in February, is located at the University of Texas in Dallas. Before you start getting images of wild parties such …

Rupert Murdoch: Questioning by UK Parliament on Hold Rupert Murdoch: Questioning by UK Parliament on Hold
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Rupert Murdoch’s return to the Media Select Committee of the UK parliament’s House of Commons has been postponed in light of anticipated phone-hacking trials related to Murdoch’s news companies. Murdoch is being called back to the Committee to be questioned …

Microsoft Offering Excess Surfaces to Schools Through Bing Microsoft Offering Excess Surfaces to Schools Through Bing

As the price cuts for both the Surface RT and the Surface Pro indicate, the Surface hasn’t challenged the iPad in the way Microsoft hoped it would. In fact, Microsoft announced a $900 million inventory adjustment charge for the millions …

LinkedIn Opens Up to Young Students, Launches New University Pages LinkedIn Opens Up to Young Students, Launches New University Pages

LinkedIn is hoping to get young students thinking about college and their eventual careers – and broaden their user base in the process. To that end, the company has just announced a brand new initiative to welcome in teens, one …

Duolingo Finally Launches an iPad App Duolingo Finally Launches an iPad App

Duolingo, the free language learning service with a wonderfully simply, but brilliant premise, has finally optimized their iOS app to be fully functional on the iPad. And they haven’t just made the previous iOS app bigger – they’ve added a …

Google Taps Donald And Daisy Duck For Cybersafety Education Google Taps Donald And Daisy Duck For Cybersafety Education

Google teamed up with industry associations and public and private partners, including Disney, apparently, to produce 300,000 copies of a special edition of Donald Duck magazine in Norway. The issue focuses on cybersafety, and features Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Huey, …