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PHOTO: The Bdote Learning Center is immersing students in the Dakota and Ojibwe languages, so they don't disappear as other Native American languages have. Photo courtesy of Bdote Learning Center.

MINNEAPOLIS - As the number of speakers fluent in Native American languages continues to fade, a Minnesota school like few others in this nation is helping to keep those languages alive. The Bdote Learning Center in Minneapolis is a year-round charter school where the students are immersed in eithe ...Read More

Photo: A report released today indicated technology jobs have the highest potential for salary growth in 2015. Image courtesy: Robert Half International

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - How can you boost your bottom line in 2015? A report released today indicates the answer for some could be a career change. Technology careers are paying big dividends compared with other job sectors. The report from human resources consulting firm Robert Half International proj ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Proximity to a high-risk chemical facility is part of the school day for 19.6 million kids who attend schools in so-called vulnerability zones, according to a new report. Image courtesy of Center for Effective Government.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Schools are supposed to be a safe place to learn, but a new report finds that hundreds of thousands of Missouri kids attend schools inside what chemical companies call a "vulnerability zone." The level of risk associated with a particular chemical facility has to do with the q ...Read More

PHOTO: Elementary school students in Reading stop by kiosks parked near school entrances to get free, nutritious breakfast items to eat in their classrooms. Photo courtesy Food Research and Action Center.

READING, Pa. - Homeroom is just a little "homier" in Reading elementary schools this month, as kids are now starting their days with a nutritious breakfast before they begin their class work. Some Reading students used to eat breakfast in the cafeteria, but this year, the district made the decision ...Read More

PHOTO: Some schools, libraries and bookstores in Ohio are celebrating Banned Book Week by educating readers about the history of book censorship. Photo courtesy of the American Library Association.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some libraries, schools and bookstores in Ohio are challenging censorship by promoting books that have been banned or challenged. It's Banned Books Week, an effort that began in 1982 by the American Library Association to draw attention to efforts to remove or restrict access to boo ...Read More

PHOTO: Lily Eskelsen Garcia began her career in education as a lunchroom worker and put herself through college, eventually becoming a teacher and one of the highest-ranking labor leaders in the nation. She fears high college costs will keep others from achieving similar goals if states don't reinvest in higher education. Photo courtesy of NEA.

EAST LANSING, Mich. - She was the first in her family to go to college, but the head of the nation's largest teachers' union fears many Michigan children won't be able to accomplish the same goal if something isn't done about the cost of higher education. As part of a nationwide tour, Lily Eskelsen ...Read More

PHOTO: The Student Advocacy Center of Michigan is among the groups fighting to reform school discipline policies to keep the most vulnerable kids in the classroom and out of the criminal-justice system. Photo credit: Larry Farr/Morguefile.

YPSILANTI, Mich. - It's supposed to be a safe place to learn and grow, but some youth advocates say in Michigan there is a growing tendency to criminalize rather than educate children, which is why they are working to fight what's been dubbed the "school-to-prison pipeline." Peri Stone-Palmquist, e ...Read More

GRAPHIC: A majority of North Carolina voters from both parties believe investment in early childhood education will boost the state's economy. Graphic courtesy: N.C. Early Childhood Foundation.

GARNER, N.C. - A whopping 83 percent of North Carolina voters from both political parties believe investing in early childhood learning programs will boost short- and long-term economic growth, according to a new bipartisan poll conducted by the N.C. Early Childhood Foundation and The First Five Yea ...Read More

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