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New teachers face increasing instability

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Teachers make up one of the largest portions of the U.S. workforce, but the more than 200,000 men and women graduating from teaching programs this year face a shortage of jobs, stagnant salaries, increasing focus on standardized testing and growing aversion to tenure. Continue reading

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50 years later, is Head Start still necessary?

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50 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced the creation of Head Start, a government program that would affect millions of children for years to come. Continue reading

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Starbucks offers workers free college tuition

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In an attempt to help more people finish college, Starbucks has announced a program designed to help company employees obtain a four-year degree free of tuition. Continue reading

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“Our education is our power” – an Afghan girl on going to school

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No matter how many books or schools they destroy, the truth is that these people are afraid of educated girls and they want to feel a drop of the fear they feel everyday. Continue reading

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Linked learning jumpstarts health careers

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At a high school in Oakland, California, students learn how to deliver a baby and tie a tourniquet as part of an education philosophy that emphasizes real-world health issues and skills. Continue reading

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