education

South African government offers school scholarships to teen girls, but only if they remain virgins

South African government offers school scholarships to teen girls, but only if they remain virgins

In KwaZulu-Natal province, an area of South Africa that has the country’s highest rate of births to teenage mothers, the options for young women to afford an education are bleak. A local government

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POLL: First graders are using cycle desks to stay focused at school – Sad sign of the times or great idea?

POLL: First graders are using cycle desks to stay focused at school – Sad sign of the times or great idea?

We’ve written and written about the unfortunate effects of not allowing kids plenty of time to get their wiggles out during school hours. We are also extremely enthusiastic about forest

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Mom helps her kids learn the elements by making periodic table Battleship

Mom helps her kids learn the elements by making periodic table Battleship

If playing games together is a beloved activity in your family, we’ve got a suggestion that will put a little chemistry into the mix: periodic table Battleship! Former school teacher and current

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6 ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day with your kids

6 ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day with your kids

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German camping trips for tots teach youngsters to navigate nature… without their parents

German camping trips for tots teach youngsters to navigate nature… without their parents

In Germany, kids between the age of two and six head to the great outdoors on school field trips, where they swim, pick berries, camp out, and roast marshmallows. What sets these excursions (called

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6 non-materialistic, experiential presents that are great for kids!

6 non-materialistic, experiential presents that are great for kids!

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Prince George will begin attending a Montessori preschool next month

Prince George will begin attending a Montessori preschool next month

Adorable and mischievous Prince George of England, who is third in line for the throne, will officially begin his education next month by attending a local Montessori preschool. The neighborhood school

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Chicago high school students plan to boycott school lunches – comparing burnt, rotting meals to prison food

Chicago high school students plan to boycott school lunches – comparing burnt, rotting meals to prison food

School lunches in America are rarely gourmet, but some are much worse than others. Case in point, more than 500 students at a Chicago high school plan on boycotting their school’s offerings, which

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Ingenious teacher uses LEGOs to make math fun & understandable for kids

Ingenious teacher uses LEGOs to make math fun & understandable for kids

Awesome educator Alycia Zimmerman of New York City is using her students’ favorite plastic blocks to help them learn math skills. The third grade teacher has turned to LEGOs as a hands-on way for her

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7 global trends in education we wish would make their way to U.S schools

7 global trends in education we wish would make their way to U.S schools

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Mark Zuckerberg and his wife pledge 99% of their Facebook shares to charity to create a better world for their daughter & future generations

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife pledge 99% of their Facebook shares to charity to create a better world for their daughter & future generations

Checking in from paternity leave after his daughter’s birth last week, Mark Zuckerberg took to his Facebook page to share a sweet letter that he and his wife, doctor and educator Priscilla Chan,

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Teachers in Sweden are being trained to head out of the classroom and into the great outdoors to educate students

Teachers in Sweden are being trained to head out of the classroom and into the great outdoors to educate students

While we often look enviably at Sweden as a model for indoor and outdoor learning in children’s early years, academics take precedence over outdoor education and recreation by the time Swedish kids

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Libromat combines laundry & literacy, enabling families in South Africa to bond over books and get a break from hand-washing clothes

Libromat combines laundry & literacy, enabling families in South Africa to bond over books and get a break from hand-washing clothes

In certain parts of South Africa, mothers and caregivers spend more than 9 hours each week hand-washing clothes. A team of young social entrepreneurs from Oxford University believes that these

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AAP warns of the impact of global warming on children’s health

AAP warns of the impact of global warming on children’s health

The American Academy of Pediatrics is concerned about the effect of climate change on children and released a statement detailing how that burden is falling disproportionately on this vulnerable

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President Obama aims to limit standardized testing in schools

President Obama aims to limit standardized testing in schools

Testing, testing, one… two… 112! On average, children in the United States take 112 mandated standardized tests between pre-kindergarten classes and twelfth grade. Now compare that with the

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Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are opening a school that provides free healthcare to its students

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are opening a school that provides free healthcare to its students

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his pediatrician wife Priscilla Chan‘s daughter-to-be will have the unique and privileged opportunity to attend an innovative school created by her parents.

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Sesame Street introduces a new Muppet character with autism to raise awareness and encourage acceptance

Sesame Street introduces a new Muppet character with autism to raise awareness and encourage acceptance

Given the sharp rise of children being diagnosed with autism in the United States (currently 1 out of every 68 children has autism), chances are your child’s class includes one if not more children

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This country has the smartest high-school kids in the world…

This country has the smartest high-school kids in the world…

Singapore’s high school students have been named the smartest among any in the world, according to a recent international assessment. To obtain this vaunted title, the entire country has put

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