Articles about "Education reporting"


Students Save Tons by Renting Textbooks

With college classes back in session, the practice of renting textbooks is gaining popularity as students try to trim costs that are getting outrageous.

As a textbook author, let me say this idea does not thrill me, but as a … Read more

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Teachers Spent $1.3 Billion of Own Money on School Supplies

The National School Supply & Equipment Association says teachers spent $1.33 billion dollars out of their own pockets in the 2009-2010 school year to equip their classrooms with everything from craft supplies to software and games.

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Teachers unions blast LAT for publishing teacher effectiveness rankings

Los Angeles Times
United Teachers Los Angeles said in a statement that "it is the height of journalistic irresponsibility to make public these deeply flawed judgments about a teacher's effectiveness." The union has planned a protest in front of the Times building on Sept. 14.
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Will College E-Textbooks Catch On?

On Friday, something sort of big happened. McGraw-Hill launched four of its biggest selling college textbooks in e-text form for the iPad, meaning you can download the whole book or just chapters. The e-reader version comes with interactive graphics and … Read more

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Resources for Covering Ramadan

The monthlong observance of Ramadan has arrived. It is a month of fasting and prayer, charitable giving and personal reflection. It is a time when Muslims get up at dawn and cannot eat until sundown.

Muslims believe that Ramadan … Read more

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New Study Looks at How Americans Pay for College

A new study by Sallie Mae and Gallup finds that despite the recession, families are still finding ways to send kids to college [PDF]:

“Parents funded 45 percent of the cost of their daughter’s or son’s college education, either  directly … Read more
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Slow Economy Means More Children Home Alone

After a couple of young kids drowned while swimming unsupervised in Jacksonville, Fla., the state said it is seeing an uptick in the number of children who are left home alone as parents work two jobs and scramble to keep … Read more

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Some Cities Questioning Value of Public Libraries

WFLD-TV in Chicago addressed a question that deserves a deeper look: “Are libraries necessary, or a waste of tax money?” The station’s story looks at whether people need libraries when it’s so easy to just access books online. … Read more

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Colleges & Universities Brace for Big Cuts in Work-Study Programs

I have seen small mentions of this issue nationwide. Schools around the country say they will get significantly fewer work-study dollars starting this fall, meaning a lot of students will not have campus jobs. This issue is playing out nationwide.… Read more

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Boys Injured by ‘Sack Tapping’ Game

If it were just an isolated incident, it would not matter as much. But “sack tapping,” or hitting or kicking someone in the testicles, is a YouTube attraction and is leaving serious injuries.

Take this story from Minnesota for example, … Read more

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