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Three critical reasons to teach handwashing early

“Go wash your hands!” For many people, that refrain is an all-too-familiar echo of childhood. Research on hand hygiene, however, finds that it is actually not familiar enough, or at least not having the intended effect. While simple handwashing can remove 90% of contaminants that can cause serious illnesses like diarrhea and pneumonia, only 66% […]

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Three Steps to a Better K-12 Future: Innovate. Differentiate. Activate.

According to the Gallup organization, 86% of K-12 school district superintendents are optimistic about the future of their own districts. It is a future that will likely be more driven by student-centered innovations than teacher-centered traditions. Research out of Stanford University shows that pupils at student- or learner-centered schools “exhibited greater gains in achievement than […]

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How Your Athletic Facility Can Win Big with Sustainable Cleaning Practices

Health departments are crying foul over some less-than-sanitary conditions prevalent at athletic venues. An ESPN special report found that at 28 percent of all the major league stadiums in North America, foodservice operations had been cited for critical or major health violations. While it’s obviously difficult to ensure complete cleanliness when serving thousands of customers […]

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Take the Test on Creating Healthier Schools for Healthier Enrollment

There is a great deal of buzz about how schools with a clear respect for the environment overall, and a demonstrated commitment to a healthier campus environment in particular, are better positioned to attract and retain students. Behind all the buzz are some surprising facts that can build or break your enrollment numbers. Take this […]

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The 5 Keys to Building a Better School

Reading, writing and arithmetic no longer fulfills the breadth of knowledge children need to succeed. Similarly, as technology and society evolve, so does our understanding of what a good educational facility really offers. In order to provide students with the tools they need and the proper environment to thrive, consider these five key components: 1. […]

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5 Websites for College Savers: Education Round-Up

5 Websites for College Savers. Figuring out how to get started on coming up with the cash to start saving for college is tough. Luckily, there are websites out there that can help you find details on college savings plans, future college costs. Read more at www.forbes.com How To Solve America’s Low-Skills Crisis. In the […]

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How to Raise a University’s Profile: Pricing and Packaging: Education Round-Up

How to Raise a University’s Profile: Pricing and Packaging. One day in 2013, I sat down in a Starbucks in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington with Hugh Moren, then a junior at the nearby George Washington University. I asked him how much money he was borrowing to go to college. Read more at www.nytimes.com […]

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Closing Education Gap Will Lift Economy, a Study Finds: Education Round-Up

Closing Education Gap Will Lift Economy, a Study Finds. Study after study has shown a yawning educational achievement gap between the poorest and wealthiest children in America. But what does this gap costs in terms of lost economic growth and tax revenue? Read more at www.nytimes.com Here Are The States That Spend The Most On […]

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Out of Tragedy, a Protective Glass for Schools: Education Round-Up

Out of Tragedy, a Protective Glass for Schools. In the two years since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., schools across the country have become more serious about safety. They have bought familiar items like surveillance cameras, panic buttons and key-card entry systems. More recent innovations include bulletproof whiteboards to help teachers […]

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