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Your Stadium Here: Public Schools Cash In With Naming Rights

FINANCE | By Tom Coyne | May 18
An idea that started with professional sports teams and worked its way through colleges and universities has taken root in public schools around the U.S. as funding for districts tightens.

Minnesota Burger King Workers Smash Windows After Prank Call

A prank caller tricked workers at a Minnesota Burger King into smashing the windows of the restaurant to keep it from exploding, mirroring similar deceptions at Burger Kings and other fast-food restaurants in other states in recent months.

Lottery-Linked Scholarships Face Lower Sales, Higher Tuition

FINANCE | By Susan Montoya Bryan | Mar 2
The long lines at convenience stores during this year's frenzy over the $1 billion Powerball jackpot were supposed to be a lifeline for New Mexico higher education.

A Difficult Equation: How to Engage Students in Math

A Los Angeles teacher may have come up with the solution to a math problem that has stumped the best minds for centuries: How do you get school kids to succeed at calculus?

Open-Source Textbooks Gain in Push for College Affordability

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Melia | Feb 15
Open textbooks are assembled with material that is available in the public domain or through a Creative Commons license, which allows for the use of a billion works that are otherwise copyrighted.

Growing Push to Expose More Students to Computer Science

SCIENCE | By Phuong Le | Dec 5
Backed by technology leaders, nonprofits and companies, schools in New York, San Francisco and other cities have committed to offer computer science to students in all grade levels.

Film Portrays Costs of South Korean Craze for Top Schools

MOVIES | By Youkyung Lee | Oct 12
"Reach for the SKY" follows three students and a teacher working for a test-prep company before and after South Korea's college entrance exam.

Senate Defeats LGBT Student Nondiscrimination Amendment

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Jul 19
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday evening defeated an amendment to an education bill that would have provided nondiscrimination and anti-bullying protections for LGBT children in schools.

On Intl. Migrants Day, IFUW Notes Most Refugees Are Women

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 17
In anticipation of International Migrants Day on December 18, the International Federation of University Women (IFUW) highlights the need for good education and job for women and migrants.

IFUW Affirms Girls' Education on Human Rights Day

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 8
On December 10, Human Rights Day, the International Federation of University Women (IFUW) draws global attention to the fundamental human right to education, which directly enhances sustainable development and is a critical means to combat poverty.

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