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PHOTO: With Proposal 2 now upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, higher-education leaders say the state's focus should be on improving educational opportunities for Michigan's children long before they begin the college application process. Photo courtesy of hmm360/morguefile.com.

LANSING, Mich. – Education leaders in Michigan say following this week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the state's ban on race-based preference in college admissions increasing diversity on the state’s college campuses needs to begin in elementary school. Michael Boulus, executiv ...Read More

PHOTO: A closer look at Washoe County's new electric buses is part of the University of Nevada-Reno's Earth Day events on campus this week. Photo courtesy Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County.

RENO, Nev. - Earth Week is a chance for the University of Nevada-Reno to show people what the school has been doing to "go green." Sustainability is the focus of educational programs and demonstrations, said Su Hoon Tan, programming coordinator at the University, citing examples of campus and commu ...Read More

PHOTO: Healthy choices? An Ohio school district is standing out for its creative strategies to bring healthy meals and snacks to its students. Photo credit: Bob Nichols/U.S. Department of Agriculture.

CINCINNATI - With experts citing a link between nutrition and learning, an Ohio school district is standing out as a leader for bringing healthy food choices to students. Audrey Rowe, administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Services, and other leaders visited Cincin ...Read More

PHOTO: Studies show that many girls lose interest in technology by the time they reach high school, a trend that Eastern Michigan University and its partners in the 4th annual "Digital Divas" conference are working to combat. Photo courtesy of gracey/morguefile.com.

YPSILANTI, Mich. - Hundreds of girls from across Michigan will have the chance to try out some hot technology this week in the hopes they see a fit for themselves in a high-tech career. Eastern Michigan University will host the fourth annual "Digital Divas" conference on Friday. Program manager Bi ...Read More

PHOTO: A report released today that examines educational programs in juvenile justice facilities finds most are doing more harm than good. Idaho may be an exception. Photo courtesy of fbi.gov

BOISE, Idaho – When you have a captive audience, there is great opportunity. A report released today by the Southern Education Foundation on educational programs in juvenile justice facilities across the country finds that most may be doing more harm than good because of the missed opportunit ...Read More

PHOTO: A strong bond with parents can be critical to a child's later success, but a new review finds that that connection is never made with some 40% of babies and toddlers. Photo credit: Scott & Elaine van der Chijs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The bonds that children develop with their parents early on can be fundamental to their success in life, but the latest research finds many babies and toddlers are missing out, and that means problems. A new analysis concludes that 40 percent of children are not getting th ...Read More

According to federal figures, nearly 5000 pre-school kids were suspended from school in the most recent year. A disproportionate number were minority children. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Education.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Almost 5000 American children have been suspended from pre-school for behavior issues, acording to the latest federal figures, and a disproportionate number were minority kids. According to Jerri Derlikowski, education policy director at Arkansas Advocates for Families and Chil ...Read More

Public schools have found themselves dealing with fewer dollars for staff and programs since the charter school reimbursement was pulled in Pennsylvania.  Photo courtesy of PublicDomainPics.net.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Educators say the loss of state funding for helping communities in Pennsylvania accommodate the financial effect of charter schools is translating to larger class sizes, and less money for staff, programs and textbooks. According to Susan Gobreski, executive director of the group ...Read More

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