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Free Online Materials Could Save Schools Billions

Teachers and their students are quietly experimenting with Free-Reading.net, a little website that could one day rock the foundation of how schools do business....

Muslims Encouraging Christmas Celebrations in UK Schools

"Muslim leaders join the U.K. Commission for Equality and Human Rights in urging Britons to enjoy Christmas, and not worry about offending non-Christians. The...

Children Send Holiday Wishes to 1,000 Kenyan Peacekeepers

Kenyan children have sent more than 2,000 homemade Christmas and New Years messages to their country’s nearly 1,100 peacekeepers serving under United Nations' blue...
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10 Qualities To Help You Reach Your Dreams (Part One)

Looking at successful people, like actor Harrison Ford, author Maya Angelou, singer Gloria Estefan, and cyclist Lance Armstrong, we wonder: How did they do...
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African School Succeeds Against the Odds

"With 1,531 students, six classrooms, no running water and no light bulbs, this Malawi school has one of the best academic records by far,...

Techie Teens Help Teachers With Computers, Create Culture of Respect

In a role reversal, U.S. students provide the tech support, creating a 'culture of respect' between teachers and teens. (CS Monitor) Thanks to Steve...

Healthy School Lunches Prove Popular, Affordable

A new study shows that healthy school lunches do not cost more money for administrators, and students actually like the food. (AP)
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Random Act of Kindness Repaid by Stranger

Sometimes something will happen so unexpected that the event leaves us in such a state of awe that we are incapable of saying anything...

Program Helps Kids Put a Stop to Bullying

Galesburg, Illinois 4th- and 5th-graders are benefitting from a new lesson plan by a former police officer that guides students through different situations they...

Less Junk Food Seen in U.S. Schools, CDC Finds

U.S. schools have made considerable improvements in their policies to promote the health of students since 2000, particularly in the areas of nutrition, physical...
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Idaho Rehabilitates Scorched Land From Wildfires

A year after the devastation from Idaho’s worst wildfire, Governor Otter has drummed up support for a statewide, citizen-led volunteer effort to rehabilitate torched...

Engineers Without Borders “Beat the Crap Out of Poverty”

This week, Engineers Without Borders held its third annual Beat the Crap Out of Poverty event at Memorial University. For a small...
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NEA Takes Stand Against Homeschooling – Sign the Petition

These statistics, along with the accompanying Wall Street Journal article, show that home-schooled students do exceptionally well. "They excel in (and win) spelling bees,...

MP3 Players as Stethoscopes?

Next time you visit your doctor you may want to bring along your MP3 player as that stethoscope around your doctor’s neck is, well,...

Lawyer Wins Top UN Award for Aiding Boat People

A Maltese lawyer who has fought for the rights of boat people fleeing across the Mediterranean Sea, including victims of trauma or torture and...

NYC School System Honored as ‘Model of Reform’

New York City public schools have won the 2007 Broad Prize for Urban Education, a $1 million award honoring the most improved school systems,...

New On-Screen Signing Technology for Deaf

IBM is developing technology invented by UK students that will translate spoken or written words into British Sign Language (BSL) by the animation of...
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New ‘Great Mentors’ Audio Series: GNN-i Presents Free Access to Leaders in Fields of Success

"Keep in mind that happiness is mostly dependent on our state of mind, not on our status or the state of our bank account." GNN-i...

School Features Flat Screens in Bathrooms; Trips Overseas: Ron Clark to Make Leaders of Poor Kids

Ron Clark, a NY Times best-selling author who was featured in a made-for-cable-TV movie, opened a private $3.5-million, state-of-the-art school in one of the...

What Africa Taught a Kindergarten Teacher

SG sent this story saying, I found this so inspiring. We hear about what we can do for others, but look what others...