Education: Big Kids


Did You Like What President Obama Said About Education?

Credit: Nicholas Kamm, AFP/Getty Images We've been talking a lot about education on the Chatterbox recently. Perhaps President Obam...
He emphasized the importance of parents in the educational process, saying that "It's family that first instills the love of learning in a child. Only parents can make sure the TV is turned off and homework gets done."

How Involved Are You In Your Child's School?

Are you an involved parent? Credit: Getty Images Parental involvement at school these days has gone way beyond the PTA. At Central Fall...Is increased parental involvement at school a growing trend?

Would You Want the 10 Commandments Displayed at Your Child's School?

Thou shalt not display at school? Credit: Rob Sheridan, Flickr The Giles County School Board in Virginia recently voted to display the ...Is it wrong to display the 10 Commandments, a religious document, at a public school?

Cursive Handwriting Getting Erased as Schools Teach Typing Over Script

Writing things out by hand? Don't make us LOL. Credit: Getty With the mass adoption of text messaging as a form of communication over t...Kids are learning to text and type as cursive becomes a thing of the past.

Michelle Obama Pens Open Letter to Parents Following Tragedy in Tucson

President Barack Obama embraces wife Michelle Obama at an event honoring the January 8 shooting victims on the University of Arizona campu...In light of the recent Tucson tragedy, Michelle Obama addresses parents nationwide.

Poll: Most Want Easier Way to Fire Bad Teachers

78 percent think it should be easier for school administrators to fire bad teachers. Credit: Getty Images ATLANTA (AP) - An overwhelmin...An overwhelming majority of Americans are frustrated that it's too difficult to get rid of bad teachers, while most also believe that teachers aren't paid enough, a new poll shows.

Adults Blame Parents for Education Problems

More people are blaming parents for low test scores instead of teachers. Credit: Getty Images SEATTLE (AP) - Blaming teachers for low t...Blaming teachers for low test scores, poor graduation rates and the other ills of American schools has been popular lately, but a new survey wags a finger closer to home.

Study: Grad Rates Between Black, White Football Players Widening

The annual report by the University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport found that the graduation success rate is incre...The disparity between graduation rates for white and black players at schools headed to bowl games grew again this year even as overall academic progress increased for both, a study released Monday found.


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