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  • Atlanta Schools’ Public Engagement Partnerships  By : Stacy Andell
    Atlanta Schools’ Office of Public Engagement

    The Atlanta Schools’ Office of Public Engagement is responsible for creating and fostering partnerships between Atlanta Schools, community volunteers, teachers, parents, national and local corporations, non-profit groups, and civic organizations in order to advance student achievement. The Office of Public Engagement was created as part of the ongoing educational reform that is occurring throughout the Atlanta Schools. The Offic...
  • International Baccalurette Programs Heat Up Charlotte  By : Stacy Andell
    Davidson IB Middle Wins Schools of Distinction Award

    The science program at Davidson IB Middle, one of the schools in the Charlotte – Mecklenburg area, has been recognized as a School of Distinction by Intel and Scholastic. Intel, the world renowned computer chip maker, and Scholastic, a leader in textbooks and educational materials, chose Davidson for honors in the field of science achievement, bringing both pride and bragging rights to Charlotte schools. As the principal...
  • Cincinnati Schools Establishes Programs That Unite Educators And The Community  By : Stacy Andell
    This summer saw the creation of the Cincinnati Schools ’ Parent Leadership Institute. The program reflects the changing role that parents play in public education. As Vanessa White, the Board President of the Parents for Public Schools (PPS) stated: “The days of bake sales are long gone. Today, parents need a new set of skills and knowledge if they are to realize their full potential to impact student achievement and drive school improvement.” Organizations such as PPS wor...
  • Florida Schools Flying High On Last Year’s Middle Schools Success  By : Patricia Hawke
    The 2005-2006 school year was a tremendous success for the Florida schools, especially at the middle school level. The Florida schools’ educators across the state worked hard to improve student academic achievement levels and were rewarded for their efforts. The state of Florida awarded grades of A or B to 75 percent of its public schools. Not only did this show extraordinary progress for the Florida schools, but it also was a new record for the state.

    The strongest gains ...
  • Strayer University Can Be Your Best Alternative  By :
    Strayer University is a private educational institution in the United States. The university is headquartered in Arlington VA. There are 43 campuses under Strayer University and more than 27,000 students study there. The students study both on campus and online. Strayer University students are day scholars and there are no facilities for housing students. Middle States Commission on Higher Education accreditation is granted to Strayer University.

    History: The university wa...
  • Nea Gives New York Schools A Failing Grade  By : Patricia Hawke
    Though public schools across the nation are improving their school environments for students, the New York schools are falling behind, according to the National Education Association (NEA). In a recently posted web page, the NEA cited many failings of the New York schools. Here are some of the challenges that the New York schools continue to face during the 2006-2007 school year.

    Average Sizes for Schools and Classes

    The elementary and secondary New York schools continu...
  • Financial Aid for Student Nurses  By : Linda Raye
    Many hospitals in the United States have come forward to offer financial aid of different types so that more and more students feel encouraged to enroll for nursing programs. Linda Raye explores some of the issues concerning the shortage of nurses and nursing educators in the healthcare industry.
  • Scholarships & Schools 101: Getting And Keeping References  By : Morgan D. James
    You want to get into the best schools, and pay for your education, but to do both you need references. You begin applying for schools and scholarships, until you realize that you need to get 3 reference letters for each scholarship or application. What next?

    Finding Referees

    In order to find referees, you need to determine how many references you need. Do you need 18 reference letters? Do you need 7 online forms filled out? Do you simply need the contact information for...
  • Proposed Budget For The New York City Schools  By : Patricia Hawke
    In June 2006, the city announced a proposed operating budget of $14 billion for the New York City schools. Parents and educators are still waiting pessimistically to see the final cut.

    Though this year’s unveiling of the New York City schools budget was received more peacefully than in recent years, the city’s past track record makes optimism difficult. Last year’s proposed budget was drastically different after the final cuts were made. Students returning to school last S...
  • Cleveland Opens Five New Schools For 2006 – 2007  By : Stacy Andell
    A New Look for Cleveland Schools

    Three Cleveland schools received complete and comprehensive renovations. These schools will appear completely different to returning students and take learning in Cleveland to a new and modern level. These schools include Mary B. Martin at 8200 Brookline Avenue, Mary Bethune at 11815 Moulton Avenue, and John Hay at 2075 Stoke Boulevard. All of these schools will host Open Houses for parents and students to get to know the new facilities.

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  • What Is The Value Of Homework  By : Brain Haley
    Assigning homework serves various educational needs. It serves as an intellectual discipline, establishes study habits, eases time constraints on the amount of curricular material that can be covered in class, and supplements and reinforces work done in school. In addition, it fosters student initiative, independence, and responsibility and brings home and school closer together.

    Homework is the time students spend outside the classroom in assigned activities to practice, ...
  • Is The Next Airplane Ride You Take Going To Outer Space?  By : Jesse Taylor
    Predictions have been made in the past that someday, there will be civilian transportation to and from space. Some say that this dream may be on the horizon, and there will be hotels in space. Certain problems do arise, however, when contemplating how to get people to and from this space vacation, as well as problems such as where to put the hotels.

    One of the first things that scientists or others looking into making space vacationing at hotels feasible, is the problem of...
  • How Well Do You Communicate?  By : Brenda Townsend Hall
    I've noticed how many schools have difficulties that, when analyzed, are essentially communication problems. All organizations have to communicate externally and internally. As external communications affect enrolments, more effort is often put into external communications: PR, advertising, attendance at fairs and conferences, etc. than internal communications. A typical picture I receive is of a school where the administration exerts much effort in relating to its potential ...
  • Video Games: The Past & Present  By : Taisha Grant
    Video games have a longer history than people realize. Many people assume that video games started only in the early 1980s. The history of video games actually goes back as far back as the end of World War II.

    First, there seems to some confusion between what a computer game is and what a video game is. A computer is a game is controlled by a computer. You use a PC or a Macintosh to play the game. The device that you use primarily for a video game is a monitor or televisio...
  • Writing Graduate Application Essays Made Easy  By : Thomas Suh
    Unlike college application essays, questions for graduate personal statements or admission essays, are more inclined to ask for career plans and research experiences. Since applicants are already past the undergraduate years, they are expected to have more concrete ideas regarding what they want or like to pursue in life. Some universities ask common questions that make the applicants elaborate on their academic interests or what specific area or discipline they would like to...
  • Why Does Homework Cause So Much Grief?  By : Susan Kruger
    Does homework cause tension in your house? Is the sense of frustration becoming too much to take? If so, you are not alone. Everyday, I receive calls and emails from parents who are fed up with the homework battles. Most parents wonder with exasperation, “Why does homework cause such a major problem!?” In order to answer that question, it is important to consider many factors.

    Homework is More than Just Homework

    Homework represents more than just a set of assignments t...
  • ADD/ADHD - Developing Confidence In School  By : Susan Kruger
    Do you know why you have ADD/ADHD? Because you are extremely intelligent! No, I am not being sarcastic. In fact, I could not be more sincere. Most people with ADD/ADHD (herein called ADHD) have such a strong interest in a great variety of things, they have a hard time maintaining focus on one thing at a time. Of course, there are additional reasons too, but I am here to tell you that every person I know with ADHD (friends, relatives, and students) have an extraordinary number...
  • Choosing An Online Degree Program  By : Kadence Buchanan
    College degrees have long been available by correspondence but with the growth of the internet, students can now pursue college degrees online. There are hundreds of schools offering online programs for everything from Masters Degrees in Business Administration to advanced degrees in the fine arts. Because of the large number of schools offering online programs, it can be difficult to know what to look for in a quality program.

    There are two basic types of institutions off...
  • 5 Great Benefits Of Online Learning  By : Linda Emerson
    Online courses offer more people than ever the ability to get a post secondary education. Because it is a self directed program, it may not be suited for people that aren't highly motivated and organised. Of course, no matter what education you choose you should make sure that it is accredited, or even better, internationally recognized. Getting an education online offers more than you might have ever thought possible.

    1. Learn From The Comfort Of Your Own Home

    One of t...
  • How Student Loans Work  By : Gray Rollins
    Students have many options for financing the cost of college. Loans are just some of those options. However, all avenues for securing scholarships and grants should be pursued before trying to find a loan. This is because scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back, while loans do. There are many different types of loans available for consideration, and many factors of which you should be aware.

    First of all, it’s best to get your Free Application for Federal Stude...
  • Nonverbal Communication Study  By : Brain Haley
    Nonverbal communication is a silent infiltrator, having broad influence over our social environment. It provides us with a mode for conveying messages without the use of verbal language. It may enhance or detract from a verbal communication. It regulates relationships by affecting the likelihood of introduction and continued interaction. We are able to infer emotion through nonverbal communication and influence other's perception of our competence, power and vulnerability. It...
  • Culinary Scholarship - Finding And Winning Your Dreams  By : Howard Cottman
    You may think that the hardest part of obtaining a culinary scholarship is actually winning one. However, the truth is finding the scholarship can be harder than winning it. The truth of the matter is, you have likely not heard of many scholarships in the culinary world, even though many do exist. Generally, they are not loudly advertised in such a way as many other scholarship forms. There are many available and that is the good news. The bad, well, you have to look for them...
  • Lucid Dreaming - What Are Reality Checks?  By : Andrew Strachan
    Learn how doing a few simple tests will help you to lucid dream.
  • Student Housing: Assessing Your Options  By : Morgan D. James
    Moving away from home? To a new city? In the same city? Regardless, you are going to want to find someplace to live. Here are a few things to take into consideration when you move into a new place, and a rundown of your basic housing options.

    Residence

    On campus housing has the benefit of being, well, on campus. However, living in residence often costs much more than living on your own. Oftentimes when you live in residence, you have to buy into a meal plan that is fair...
  • Online Graphic Design Degree - Is It Right For You?  By : Rich Points
    The answer to whether an online degree is right for you depends on several questions only you can answer but research has demonstrated online distance education is as effective as traditional education.

    Both forms of education require the use of technology and provide ample learning opportunities for students to participate in. Each form requires the student to learn the essential body of knowledge required to graduate with a degree and be prepared to go out into the job m...

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