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Engineering A Love For Science In Kids

Kevin Jarrett isn’t your typical computer teacher. His students build walls from clay, sand and water. They design parachutes from coffee filters. And it’s perfectly fine if the things they build don’t work the first time.

09/08/2014

Empty school desks sit on a lawn. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Number Of Failing Texas Schools Nearly Doubles

Texas education authorities said the number of schools falling short of minimum standards and placed on the Public Education Grant list doubled from 2012 because of newer, higher standards.

01/09/2014

Guns, Constitution

Gun Rights Advocates Want History Book Removed From Texas School

The 734-page book in question, U.S. History: Preparing for Advanced Placement Exams, is used as a supplemental instructional aid, according to a spokesperson for the Denton Independent School District.

09/17/2013

The Laugh & Learn Baby iCan Play Case by Fisher-Price which protects an iPhone while a baby can play with apps stored on the device. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Benefit Of Mobile Apps For Toddlers Questioned

Can a mobile app really teach a baby to find her nose? Or learn to recognize letters and numbers? Not according to an advocacy group that filed a complaint Wednesday with the Federal Trade Commission.

08/07/2013

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Language Therapist Explains Why The Best City For Dyslexia Education Is Dallas

Tammy Bryant of Quinlan ISD advocates pursuing an education in teaching language therapy in Dallas.

07/29/2013

Teachers talk in an empty school hallway as a pupil leaves a classroom. (credit: Boryana Katsarova/AFP/Getty Images)

Budgets Cuts & Bigger Classes Taking Toll On Texas Teachers

As lawmakers worked to fix the state budget shortfall, one thing they decided was school districts should have flexibility in class sizes. The result – it’s only the third week of school and already some teachers are worn out.

09/20/2011

The “Tribute in Light” memorial at New York’s World Trade Center site on March 11, 2002.

Post-9/11 Generation Marks Distance From Historic Event

For the children born on Sept. 11, 2001, the decade has not shown them changes in America. Rather, they have always known things to be as they are — but for others, the scars linger.

08/11/2011