Friday, December 16, 2011

9 States Win Race To The Top Early Learning Grant

Friday, December 16, 2011
WASHINGTON — Nine states will share $500 million in grant money won in a high-profile competition intended to jump-start improvements in often-overlooked early childhood programs, The Associated Press has learned.
City Schools See Significant Decrease In Childhood Obesity
Pell Grants Saved -- Kind Of
School Prank Forces Students To Make Out With Their Parents
Half Of All U.S. Public Schools Failed Federal Achievement Standards
Report: Latinos Hitting A 'Blue Collar Ceiling' From Education Gap
Michael Roth: Science, Technology and Values in Undergraduate Education
2011-12-14-Screenshot20111214at5.55.45PM.jpg We are connecting our schools to the worlds of public life, the economy and the broader culture. These connections will make for healthier and more successful scientific and educational institutions.
Cara Santa Maria: Anxiety vs. Stress: What's The Difference?
Acute and chronic stress aren't diagnosable mental illnesses, but anxiety disorders are. So what's the difference? To me, this line is a bit fuzzy. It all comes down to what's happening in the brain, and how that affects an individual's ability to cope.
Chris Bliss: Surprise - It's Bill of Rights Day
Ramaa Reddy Raghavan: Children at a Manhattan Public School Learn Techniques to Relax
At P.S. 112, spirited second graders return to class after lunch. To calm them down, class teachers Lisa Zachariah and Emily Holdridge, have the children take three deep breaths and then listen to a 10 minute relaxation tape.
Christian Zabriskie: How To Protest Library Cuts
Urban Librarians Unite started as a way to get librarians to exchange ideas. Over time, we've cultivated an effective mix of Social Media and old fashioned advocacy. The stereotype of the quiet, meek librarian has given us a lot to play with.

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