Headhunter Nick Corcodilos answers your pressing job questions Tuesday at 1 p.m. EST. Continue reading
Juggling multiple part-time jobs, earning little-to-no benefits, depending on public assistance: This is the financial reality for many adjunct professors across the nation. Economics correspondent Paul Solman looks for the origins of this growing employment trend at colleges and universities. Continue reading
President Obama announced Tuesday that several U.S. companies have pledged more than $750 million in contributions to equip American students with access to better technology, such as high-speed Internet, in the classroom. “In a country where we expect free Wi-Fi … Continue reading
Tight budgets and high-stakes tests can lead schools to cut time for the arts, physical education and even recess to make more room for academics. But taking away exercise may be counterproductive. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports on how nonprofit Playworks helps schools reincorporate play into their day. Continue reading
It’s hard not to smile and move to the beat when you see Katie McLiver’s first grade classroom dancing to some of their favorite songs. The students at Fox Hill Elementary School in suburban Indianapolis do the “Sid Shuffle” with the sloth of the same name from the film “Ice Age.” And they are nearly bursting, just waiting to move all their limbs as they “countdown from 20″ before the lyrics instruct them to dance and “shake your groove thing.” Continue reading
Tom O’Neill, or Coach Tom, is the Playworks coordinator at Fox Hill Elementary. He makes sure kids have organized games to play at recess and visits each classroom regularly to give kids “brain breaks,” a short time away from classwork where they can move around. We asked him to share some of his favorite games. Continue reading
Silicon Valley business woman Sheryl Sandberg has popularized a movement to get professional women to “lean in” and fight for their positions at the top of their fields. With no female equivalent of Steve Jobs or Bill Gates in tech, the Facebook COO saw that women were underrepresented in the industry and encouraged them to step up.
15 states have statutes on the books that allow students who have lived in the state for a set number of years, but who lack legal immigration status, to pay in-state tuition. Continue reading