Category Archives: Education

When parents get involved, students succeed

Maxwell is a very clear columnist who generally has his ducks in order. This is an editiorial that speaks for itself. When parents get involved, students succeed

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America’s poor education achievement is a policy choice

I think this says it all :  ‘…In a new report, American adults are ranked as poorly against their counterparts abroad as our schoolchildren were a little while back…’ After all, if we can live the good life without working … Continue reading

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Blue-collar talent is too scarce locally, execs say

As I was reading this article, there was a great aha moment. I could not understand why American business was lining up on bringing in undocumented workers from Latin America and the rest of the world. It is because not … Continue reading

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New Metric for Colleges: Graduates’ Salaries

This is a more realistic measurement of what the college graduate faces on graduation. ‘…PayScale’s rankings are just one manifestation of a growing nationwide movement toward quantifying the outcomes of college education based on economic factors like income and employment. … Continue reading

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ACT: Third of high school grads not college ready

There are 10,000 ways to put spin on this but the bottom line is teachers are not teaching and parents are not parenting. ‘…The ACT  reported that 31 percent of all high school graduates tested were not   ready for any … Continue reading

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Big Bird, Cookie Monster visits Lowell prison

  ‘….No, the “Sesame Street” characters weren’t serving time. They were helping inmates who have young children back home. The Florida Department of Corrections’s Region II sponsored a Sesame Street Workshop, “Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration,” during family visitation time … Continue reading

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Ind. Officials Find School Grading ‘Manipulation’

We know that the higher up you are in the government is the less chance you have of being punished for it. The manipulation of this scope does not go unnoticed be those in the business of what ever is … Continue reading

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John Romano: Time to take a hard look at state minimum mandatory sentences, too

Now that the lead has come from the top, everyone has the relative safety to express and support changes to the system. It has been overloaded and the prison and prison related budget lines are out of control. “Our prison … Continue reading

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Study: Children’s Poor Motor, Social Skills Linked To Too Much Television Watching

I don’t think this will come as a surprise to anyone but this is the first actual hard data I have seen on the subject. Those women coming out of prison and getting kids back that have not been in … Continue reading

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Aspartame is linked to Leukemia and Lymphoma in new Landmark Study on Humans

‘…The most thorough study yet on aspartame – Over two million person-years For this study, researchers prospectively analyzed data from the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study for a 22-year period. A total of 77,218 women and … Continue reading

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