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Technology in Education: 5 Technology Companies Giving Back to Teaching

The biggest technology companies are generally regarded as some of the most efficient and innovative businesses in the world. They expend their energy to stay on the cutting edge of science and technology, and their products are used for everything, from business to online teaching...

Teachers as Leaders of Education Reform: The Importance of Community & Parental Involvement

Erin MacMillan-Ramirez is a May 2011 graduate of the University of Southern California’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT@USC) program, which provides aspiring teachers the opportunity to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and teaching credential online...

South Carolina Passes on Education Bailout Money

The deadline for states to apply for federal bailout money for schools passed on August 15th. Out of all 50 states, only one will not be receiving funding: South Carolina. This is partially due to State Superintendent Mick Zais’ decision to refuse $144 million in federal education money...

Obama Administration Provides Relief from No Child Left Behind Mandates

With the 2011 school year rapidly approaching, many states and schools fear being hobbled by the student testing mandates of No Child Left Behind...

Celebucation: Celebrities & Their Donations to Education [Infographic]

When we think of our favorite celebrities, we picture them in films, on stage, at awards shows and in glossy magazines. But frequently these actors, athletes, musicians and entrepreneurs can be found giving back to their local communities, to their hometowns, to people in need wherever they may be...

Missouri Teachers Forbidden from “Friending” Students on Facebook

Social media sites have become a convenient way for people to connect online — even for teachers and students. But soon Missouri teachers will be restricted from connecting with students online in an effort to more clearly define the boundaries of the teacher-student relationship...