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Education trends from other nations are gaining cachet as political and educational leaders strive to bring American schools in line with the demands of the 21st-century global economy.
A recent study identified teaching-related areas in which nations with high student achievement tend to have an advantage over the US.
It's an honored and very selective profession – and teachers are highly paid.
Education reformers want to look at how well an individual teacher does in improving students' scores, but the focus on specific teachers doesn't sit well with many in the profession.
His stimulus package adds $200 million to a fund that supports new teacher compensation systems.
One thing holding the teaching profession back is its vastly outdated pay system, say proponents of new compensation plans.
About a quarter of the new money is aimed at low-income pupils, to help with the achievement gap.
No Child Left Behind and Medicare expansion were bold strokes. On global warming, he moved glacially.
A look at skills among the youngest could change how preschools teach children.
To prepare students for a fast-changing future, teachers are reaching beyond the R's.
Assessment test shows gains for eighth- and 12th graders overall. But race and gender gaps persist.
Research from desert simulations aimed at easing life on an eventual Red Planet trip.
To catch up with other nations in math, schools should teach fewer topics in more depth, it says.
Wolfgang Mieder has collected more than 10,000 items relating to truths in 10 words or less.
Some colleges develop programs to teach wounded vets the process of applying for, attending, and paying for school.
At the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation, the zoo is more than a field trip – and fieldwork covers topics from temperate forests to river turbidity.
A Smith College professor's program may provide a pattern for how to attract and keep women engineers.
Champlain College awards scholarships to Rwandans, Vietnamese, and others, enriching recipients and fellow students.
Piles of coal, battling windmills, and political leaders descend on college campuses.
Foundation offers $500 grants to all newborns – provided their parents open a college-savings account.
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