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Students at a Pittsburgh preschool.

A D+ for early education

Jan 9, 2015
Less than half of preschool-age kids attend, says Education Week's annual report on education
Posted In: preschool, Education, kindergarten
Students in a third-grade class in Chicago.

Backlash over standardized testing expected to continue

Dec 29, 2014
Marketplace correspondent Amy Scott talks about what will make education news in 2015.
Posted In: common core, Education, 2015, standardized tests

Teachers' needs drive a growing online marketplace

Dec 12, 2014
Teachers spend their own money on supplies, but now they're buying from each other
Posted In: Education, teaching, Etsy
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the Summit on College Opportunity at the Ronald Reagan Building December 4, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Colleges pledge to graduate more low-income students

Dec 4, 2014
Hundreds of college presidents and other education leaders share ideas at the second White House College Opportunity Day of Action.
Posted In: college, Education, low income

Toyota teaches practical skills to future technicians

Nov 28, 2014
Toyota couldn't find people with the skills they needed. So they trained them.
Posted In: Toyota, Education, alternative education, technitians

Encyclopaedia Britannica takes stock of a new strategy

Nov 28, 2014
Britannica has moved away from books and toward free content on the web.
Posted In: Encyclopedia Britannica, paywalls, Education
A JetBlue aircraft prepares to land at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. in May 2014.

Flight school: JetBlue to offer educational videos

Nov 25, 2014
By the end of the year, the airline plans to provide you with an eggheaded excuse to avoid talking to the passenger next to you.
Posted In: JetBlue, Online classes, airplace, flying, Education
President Barack Obama speaks Nov. 21  at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nev., about changes he is making regarding U.S. immigration policy. His reforms are expected to have a positive impact on education.

Immigration policy could change the education equation

Nov 24, 2014
The new policy could reduce stress and increase parent involvement in schools.
Posted In: Immigration, Education, Jobs

Student data and school attendance

Nov 21, 2014
Schools are gathering data on kids, and as student databases grow, so does the ability of technology to predict how or what a kid might do next.
Posted In: Education, data, schools, students

Meet Generation Z

Nov 17, 2014
Marketplace teamed up with Northeastern University to survey the next generation of college students.
Posted In: Education, data, generation z, college

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