education

9 year-old girl successfully petitions library to join their “boys-only” robotics program

9 year-old girl successfully petitions library to join their “boys-only” robotics program

Nine year-old Cash Cayen is a girl to be reckoned with. At least, that’s what her local public library learned after they denied her entry into a “boys only” robotics program. When the Timmins

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The Honest Farm Toy teaches about the horrors of factory farming

The Honest Farm Toy teaches about the horrors of factory farming

At first glance, the barn containing “The Honest Farm Toy” looks idyllic, but simply open the barn and you’ll find that this toy reveals the horrors of factory farming. The Honest Farm

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Camp Google: four FREE weeks of science activities and adventures for kids starts today!

Camp Google: four FREE weeks of science activities and adventures for kids starts today!

Starting today, July 13th, and continuing for an entire month, your child can go to camp absolutely free and without worry of homesickness. Camp Google, an online learning opportunity geared for kids ages

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Coaching for Conservation in Botswana uses sports to teach kids to respect and care for wildlife & the environment

Coaching for Conservation in Botswana uses sports to teach kids to respect and care for wildlife & the environment

In Botswana, raising the next generation of eco stewards is a community effort. When it comes to teaching kids about protecting wildlife and natural resources, a unique nonprofit organization has taken up

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California Governor signs strict law which makes vaccines mandatory for all school children

California Governor signs strict law which makes vaccines mandatory for all school children

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a controversial mandatory vaccination bill into law today, June 30th, making California only the third state in the nation to enact such legislation. In his signing

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UNICEF report shows much more progress needs to be made for the welfare of children worldwide

UNICEF report shows much more progress needs to be made for the welfare of children worldwide

Fifteen years ago in September, United Nations leaders came together to agree on Millenium Development Goals, a framework by which progress would be measured to improve life for everyone. Although forward

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California’s bill to ban personal & religious child vaccine exemptions advances amidst heated debate

California’s bill to ban personal & religious child vaccine exemptions advances amidst heated debate

In California, an aggressive mandatory vaccination bill has passed the State Assembly and is now headed to the desk of Governor Jerry Brown. Despite protests from parents seeking to protect their rights,

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NYC students celebrate the end of polystyrene trays with a giant puppet show

NYC students celebrate the end of polystyrene trays with a giant puppet show

Last month, we reported that the six largest school districts in the U.S. would be switching to compostable plates to replace the polystyrene trays they have been using for decades. New York City schools

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Green spaces around schools linked to smarter, more attentive kids

Green spaces around schools linked to smarter, more attentive kids

Spending time in nature gives most of us a feeling of peace and wholeness with the earth as well as a mood boost, but those feel-good emotions are usually not enough for scientists who are forever

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School district says kitchen manager wasn’t fired for giving free meals to hungry kids

School district says kitchen manager wasn’t fired for giving free meals to hungry kids

Della Curry is the former Colorado elementary school kitchen manager who has garnered many a news headline lately, following her claim that she was fired by the Cherry Creek School District for giving

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Cambridge University will hire a LEGO Professor to research play in education, development & learning

Cambridge University will hire a LEGO Professor to research play in education, development & learning

Prestigious Cambridge University, where brilliant minds including Stephen Hawking, Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin all studied, may soon see a heavy uptick in applications, perhaps filled out by slightly

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Solar roofs in New York City schools become part of the curriculum

Solar roofs in New York City schools become part of the curriculum

One New York City public school is paving the way for teachers to share hands-on learning opportunities with students, using beautiful green-topped roofs and a collection of solar panels. PS 41, located

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100 year-old chalkboard drawings hidden in the walls of an Oklahoma school illustrate lessons from yesteryear

100 year-old chalkboard drawings hidden in the walls of an Oklahoma school illustrate lessons from yesteryear

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Young woman auctions graduation dress she made from her math homework to raise money for The Malala Fund

Young woman auctions graduation dress she made from her math homework to raise money for The Malala Fund

A passionate young feminist in Canada figured out a way to make a real statement with her graduation dress. Eighteen-year-old Erinne Paisley constructed a dress almost entirely from old math homework,

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This feline-shaped kindergarten is the cat’s meow

This feline-shaped kindergarten is the cat’s meow

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World leaders commit to 12 years of FREE education for girls and boys

World leaders commit to 12 years of FREE education for girls and boys

One of the biggest obstacles to getting an education around the world is money, as schools in many countries charge fees to attend school. The newly released Incheon Declaration promises to make education

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James Cameron gifts his wife five giant solar Sun Flowers to power her sustainable SoCal school

James Cameron gifts his wife five giant solar Sun Flowers to power her sustainable SoCal school

Lots of men give their wives flowers on their birthday, but those flowers aren’t usually comprised of solar cells. Acclaimed film director James Cameron gifted his wife Suzy Amis Cameron a ‘bouquet’

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Public school kindergarteners play and learn outside ALL DAY every ‘Forest Monday’ in this Vermont class

Public school kindergarteners play and learn outside ALL DAY every ‘Forest Monday’ in this Vermont class

It’s a Monday morning, and children from a kindergarten class in central Vermont are out in the woods building with sticks and logs, running around, and speaking several volumes above what is

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