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2009’s Most Controversial Books According Parents

June 6, 2013

It happens every year across the country. Parents petition public and school libraries to remove certain books because of material they find objectionable. Whether it be because of nudity, offensive language, or religion, certain books are targeted and may or may not be banned. Here is the list of the top targeted books of 2009. […]

Woman Accidentally Feeds Pot Brownies Co-Workers

Woman Accidentally Feeds Pot Brownies Co-Workers

April 22, 2013

A women in California accidentally brought pot brownies to work at a staff party. This poll takes a look at whether people think that it’s funny or horrible. It finds that people in California, the State with the biggest medical marijuana industry, find that the most disturbing. Source

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Soft Around the Middle

February 5, 2013

92% of all parents expect their children to go to college; an admirable aspiration. But many U.S. kids are falling short of this achievement, and not just those from households below the poverty line. Just 28% of middle-class-high-school graduates earn a 4-year degree. Source

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The Cost of Educating America

December 18, 2012

The cost of educating college students has risen dramatically from the previous generation to the current generation. In terms of real dollars, the cost has risen dramatically from 1976-2007 for students attending private universities. Source

Woman Accidentally Feeds Pot Brownies Co-Workers

Woman Accidentally Feeds Pot Brownies Co-Workers

November 17, 2012

A women in California accidentally brought pot brownies to work at a staff party. This poll takes a look at whether people think that it’s funny or horrible. It finds that people in California, the State with the biggest medical marijuana industry, find that the most disturbing. Source

Education 2.0

Education 2.0

October 18, 2012

This infographic looks at how educators are encouraging students to engage in social media, and how the education and social media sectors are being integrated to create a whole new way of learning. Source

Pulling Back the Meritocracy

September 29, 2012

There is much we can learn about the challenges of educating today’s youth by comparing public school and private school data. We see that while private schools statistically perform higher academically, this discrepancy may be explained by the fact public schools educate a larger number of students with special needs, language unfamiliarity, and lower socio-economic […]

Classroom Technology: Who are the State Leaders?

Classroom Technology: Who are the State Leaders?

September 19, 2012

The EPE Research Center collected data on 10 different indicators across two important areas of state education technology policy and practice: use and capacity. The data was obtained from a 2008-09 school year survey of technology officials from all 50 state departments of education as well as the District of Columbia. Source

The Cost of Dropping Out

The Cost of Dropping Out

September 7, 2012

Amidst the anxiety over U.S. students slipping in international math and science rankings, there is a more crippling epidemic plaguing education in America: abysmal high school graduation rates. While there is an outpouring of concern over how American students fare on tests, we seem to have forgotten about the students who don’t even make it […]

Selling Our Current House and Buying Another

Selling Our Current House and Buying Another

August 17, 2012

This is an infographic about my family’s process of selling our current house and buying another.

Facts about School Buses

Facts about School Buses

July 8, 2012

School buses remain the dominant form of daily transportation for students. Source

8 Steps to Go to College Online

8 Steps to Go to College Online

July 5, 2012

8 steps that can help you get started with going to college online, starting with choosing your dream career, figuring out which degree level you’ll need. Then apply for school, and any financial aid or scholarships/grants you’re interested in, and enroll! Source