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Students Side On No D’s

October 31,2010 by: Susan Edmondson

Max Werner who is a 17-year old student at New Jersey’s Mount Olive High School consistently gets a high grades in class. He says that most of his classmates are okay with the idea of no-D’s. Werner opines that in the end, abolishing D’s will drive the students to do much and well in their classes. He recognizes that in the future, colleges will not immediately admit students with many D’s recorded in their papers. Mount Olive superintendent Larrie Reynolds said that an A, B, C, and F grading system was what were used in some school districts in different … (more) October 31, 2010

Hope for Laid-Off Teachers

October 30,2010 by: Susan Edmondson

June 2010, Aaron Harpers had his last lesson taught in the school district of Yonkers, New York City. He is one of the almost 200 teachers out of jobs by that month. Harper knows that when there is no money for schools, districts let go of teachers. But now that the House of Representatives approved a proposal giving $10 billion to states so they can prevent firing, Harper and the other laid-off employees have renewed hopes to be rehired in the next two weeks. The money will enable states to reassess the employment status of 140,000 educators and thousands of … (more) October 30, 2010

Improving in Math and Science

October 29,2010 by: Susan Edmondson

Head of US Space Agency Charles Bolden made it to Washington D.C. to encourage middle school students to do better in math and science. Lisa Jackson of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also attended. Bolden said that learning more will mean performing well in the different areas of science. Bolden and Jackson hopes the 2011 US federal budget will release more than $146 million for increased spending in areas of science and technology. The budget aims to target teacher and student performance with the goal of improving both as well. With the budget, programs created will make students participate … (more) October 29, 2010

First Muslim College in the US

October 28,2010 by: Susan Edmondson

Zaytuna College is the newest college in Berkeley, California. Zaytuna opens four-year degree programs. As the first Muslin College, it seeks recognition in the US. Zaytuna is an Arabic word that stands for olives. The complete and official recognition of the school may take time. Because of this, students can take advantage of scholarships in the college as well as the acknowledgment of employers of students with Zaytuna college diplomas. Opening classes at Zaytuna were conducted this summer and pilot lessons on Arabic were meant to equip students with basic knowledge on the matter this fall. The Arabic language is … (more) October 28, 2010

Gamble You Grades

October 27,2010 by: Susan Edmondson

Entering college needs a lot of work. Students are required to do a lot of requirements like tests, quizzes and assignments in order for them to pass a particular subject. Some students aim to surpass and get a grade higher than the usual marks. They tend to study and work harder for them to achieve a higher grade. Students believed that getting high marks on their subjects means a lot thing. They can be employed much faster on other companies. They can get and retain their scholarships while studying. They can also show these marks on their parents in exchange … (more) October 27, 2010