Poor Marks for Teachers in Midterms

THE 2018 MIDTERM election came on the heels of widespread teacher unrest that, in part, prompted thousands of educators to run for office. But as...

American Academy of Pediatrics Strengthens Call to Ban Spanking

USING CORPORAL punishment, such as spanking, when disciplining children is detrimental and leads to lasting effects, a leading professional association says in a new policy...

Johns Hopkins ranked No. 12 in the world by ‘U.S. News’

Johns Hopkins University ranks No. 12 on U.S. News & World Report's annual list of the Best Global Universities, which was released today, and among the...

Arthritis patients could see higher drug prices under Trump plan: Study

A Trump administration plan to lower drug costs for seniors on Medicare could end up forcing seniors to pay hundreds of dollars more for their arthritis medication,...

Suburban students say more education needed in schools about sexual consent

A growing national #MeToo movement and furor over the controversial confirmation of Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court after an accusation of sexual...

Teachers Crowdfund Millions for Classroom Supplies

EVERY SCHOOL YEAR, teachers in the U.S. fundraise nearly as much money for classroom supplies using crowdfunding websites as the federal government provides them through...

6 Louisiana Public Schools Named Nationally for Achievement

Six Louisiana public schools are 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools, a federal designation to honor schools that are high-performing or that have closed achievement gaps. The U.S....

Instagram’s Co-Founders to Step Down From Company

SAN FRANCISCO — Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the co-founders of the photo-sharing app Instagram, have resigned and plan to leave the company in...

Small North Carolina Town Latest to Feel Florence’s Fury

By GARY D. ROBERTSON, MARTHA WAGGONER and ALAN SUDERMAN, Associated Press BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Benetta White and David Lloyd slogged through waist-deep water filling...

Tennessee Man Balances Passions: Music and Accounting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — For veteran accountant and accomplished musician Steve Dunavant, balancing his two passions — music and accounting — is easy. For...

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U.S. Secretary of Education coming to Bay District Schools

The U.S. Secretary of Education will be in Panama City Monday. Secretary Betsy DeVos and Congressman Neal Dunn will visit Cedar Grove, which has been...

DHS plans to use credit-scores to judge who may become a citizen

The US Department of Homeland Security has published a new proposed rule that would make people ineligible for US citizenship if their credit-scores were poor. Notionally, the...

Black Teachers Improve Outcomes for Black Students

BLACK STUDENTS WHO HAVE just one black teacher in elementary school are more likely to graduate and more likely to enroll in college – and...

Scuttlebiz: What if Georgia’s low education ‘ranking’ is wrong?

The most complex obstacle to attracting talented professionals from other states to work in metro Augusta’s burgeoning cybersecurity industry is actually quite simple. They think...

Americans who find meaning in these four areas have higher life satisfaction

Discovering where people find meaning in life is a challenging task. One way is to give them an opportunity to write, in their own...