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Hero Bus Driver Rescues Students From Burning Bus

You can’t get much more heroic than rescuing school children from a burning bus.  Which is why public school officials and firefighters in Charlotte, North Carolina are raving about school bus driver Lindora Richardson, whose calm in the face of potential catastrophe may have saved the lives of the six children on her bus last Wednesday afternoon.

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NJ Makes It Harder for Potential High School Dropouts to… Well, Drop Out

Sorry kids, but dropping out of high school in New Jersey may soon become more of a challenge.

As of now the Garden State requires that those between the ages of 6 and 16 attend school regularly, but a new bill being discussed in the state’s senate seeks to raise the mandatory age of high school attendance to 18.

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Are Teachers Overpaid or Underpaid? – Survey of the Day

Although it varies from state to state, the average salary of a public school teacher in the United States is about $50,000 a year. For comparison sake, the average full-time worker in any profession has a median personal income of about $39,000 a year. Are teachers getting the better end of the stick?

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College Graduates from Poor Backgrounds Less Likely to Marry

In general, a college education doesn’t just mean more job opportunities — graduates are also more likely to get married and less likely to divorce. But new research finds this isn’t always true for those who are economically disadvantaged.

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Why Aren’t More Kids Interested in Working in Science and Technology?

Millions of Americans may be out of work, but numerous surveys have shown lots of job opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (dubbed STEM by the analysts) — so why aren’t more students considering them?

A new study indicates many kids feel getting into those professions would simply be “too challenging.”

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Attentive Kids Make Better Workers Later On

If you want your children to grow up to be good employees, start early.

A new study indicates attentiveness during kindergarten is a predictive factor in the development of future work-oriented skills.

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Study: High Academic Achievers in High School Still Have Trouble Reading

A significant portion of high school students that are high academic achievers, do not have the same type of academic success once they get to the college level, according to a new report from researchers at the University of Alberta, in Canada.

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To Learn More, Don’t Study Harder — Take a Nap

While dreams are still largely a mystery, some scientists now believe they may actually help us learn.

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5 Great Educational Apps for Kids

Ever given a five-year-old with an iPad a dirty look? Silently tsk tsk-ed in your head? Hold onto your judgment for a minute – they're not all playing Angry Birds. In fact, there are tons of apps out there that are all about learning. Here, we round up the best in

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