Education, General/Other News

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Prudential Recognizes Outstanding Student Volunteers
D.C. students Sydney Kamen, of Georgetown Day School, and Maxine Bailey, of Holy Trinity School, have been granted a Prudential Spirit of Community Award along with 100 other civic-minded youth from...more



Starbucks Pays its Employees\
Starbucks, with its new "College Achievement Plan", is paying for its employee' college educations for their junior and senior year tuition for a degree from Arizona State University. Employees...more

Rescue Mission Event Gets Kids \"Back 2 School\"
The Back 2 School Blast event, which was held at Roanoke's Parkway Wesleyan Church, supplies school provisions, resources, and services to young students. Rescue Mission Ministries organized the...more

HHS Issues $12 Million ACA Funding to Support Health Centers Train Primary Care Providers
Health and Human Services (HHS) announces $12 million Affordable Care Act funds to help 32 Teaching Health Centers implement training in their primary care residency programs nationwide. The...more

Federal Cuts Still Hurting Head Start Programs
Area Head Start programs have had to cut back their services due to federal sequestration. For many low-income families, Head Start is the only option, and now it's going to be less of one. Head...more

Children in Afterschool Programs Less Likely to Have Emotional Problems
According to Penn State researchers, children participating in after school programs benefit from positive peer influence and are less likely to bear emotional problems. The researchers also...more

White House Plans Budget Cuts for Rhode Island
Rhode Island is scheduled for a federal budget cut which makes them lose more than two million for its primary and secondary education. The White House has provided a review on what programs...more

Homeless Kids in Metro Denver to Get School Supply Donations
Metro Denver's homeless children will be able to get school supply donations, thanks to the Access Housing in Commerce City who held a donation drive to collect school supplies. The...more

Childhood Lead Exposure Can Lead to Suspension from School
In a new study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, children who are exposed to lead are almost three times more likely to experience school suspension by the 4th grade than kids who are not...more

nFocus Teams Up with CIS President Dan Cardinali to Fight Rising School Dropout Problems
nFocus Solutions has recently joined forces with Communities In Schools (CIS) President Dan Cardinali to discuss ways how to prevent school dropouts and further academic success among...more







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