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Yes, college degree has value. Featu Nov. 17, 2011 at 2:34 PM ET Census Bureau / The Census Bureau has taken a new stab at answering the age-old question: Just how much is a college degree worth? The answer: $1 million. That is a rough average, of course, but data collected in an extensive Bureau study suggests that a college degree is worth about $1 million in additional lifetime earnings compared with a comparable worker with only a high school diploma. Rhiana Maidenberg: My Children Can't Read.

My four-year-old daughter is illiterate.

Rhiana Maidenberg: My Children Can't Read

She can only sight read her own name, has not memorized short board books, and can barely write five letters of the alphabet. I am more than fine with all of this. In fact, I am proud. Don't get me wrong, my husband and I read to our children, daily. They love books, and on any given day would be more than happy to spend hours lounging on the couch with a stack of Pinkalicious and Frog and Toad stories. However, I am not spending time teaching the girls letters, phonics, and sight words.

English Pronunciation « Spelling – Teaching Spelling – Spelling Rules. If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world.

English Pronunciation « Spelling – Teaching Spelling – Spelling Rules

After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud. Dearest creature in creation, Study English pronunciation. I will teach you in my verse Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse. Grammar Journals. Thoughts on Processing the PHS Stabbing. In the wake of the brutal stabbing that took place earlier today at Poughkeepsie High School, I’ve been mulling over what happened and what it says about or means for Poughkeepsie.

Thoughts on Processing the PHS Stabbing

As many people did, I spent a lot of time today saying “this is horrible” and/or “that’s crazy,” but that’s not enough. Lisa Bloom: How to Talk to Little Girls. I went to a dinner party at a friend's home last weekend, and met her five-year-old daughter for the first time.

Lisa Bloom: How to Talk to Little Girls

Little Maya was all curly brown hair, doe-like dark eyes, and adorable in her shiny pink nightgown. I wanted to squeal, "Maya, you're so cute! Look at you! Turn around and model that pretty ruffled gown, you gorgeous thing! " But I didn't. What's wrong with that? Hold that thought for just a moment. This week ABC News reported that nearly half of all three- to six-year-old girls worry about being fat. Teaching girls that their appearance is the first thing you notice tells them that looks are more important than anything. That's why I force myself to talk to little girls as follows. Zaner-Bloser. What teachers really want to tell parents. Teacher Ron Clark is pictured with his students.

What teachers really want to tell parents

Ron Clark is an award-winning teacher who started his own academy in AtlantaHe wants parents to trust teachers and their advice about their students Clark says some teachers hand out A grades so parents won't bother themIt's OK for kids to get in trouble sometimes; it teaches life lessons, Clark says Editor's note: Ron Clark, author of "The End of Molasses Classes: Getting Our Kids Unstuck -- 101 Extraordinary Solutions for Parents and Teachers," has been named "American Teacher of the Year" by Disney and was Oprah Winfrey's pick as her "Phenomenal Man.

" Lisa Bloom: How to Talk to Little Girls. Reading Buddy pairs teens with children. The Summer's Top Stories. The space shuttle Atlantis landed back on Earth on July 21, ending NASA's 30-year space shuttle program.

The Summer's Top Stories

(Michael Williamson / The Washington Post / Getty Images) After years of war, the nation of South Sudan formally declared independence from Sudan in July. Poughkeepsieschools. The Poughkeepsie City School District has finalized the regulations for the mandatory uniform policy approved by the Board of Education at its Special Meeting held July 26.


This policy will be in effect in September for all students. Special school informational meetings were held at 6 p.m. Thursday, August 4. The meetings were held at each of the elementary schools. Poughkeepsie High School prepares for new 10-period day, using Race to the Top funds. SAT Reading Scores Reach Record Low. SAT reading scores for the high school class of 2011 were the lowest on record, according to the College Board.

SAT Reading Scores Reach Record Low

Copyright © 2011 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. MELISSA BLOCK, host: Reading scores for high school students taking the SAT this year were the lowest on record. And as NPR's Kathy Lohr reports, the results have education officials scrambling to understand exactly why they're so bad. Welcome to

State Investigation Reveals Widespread Cheating in Atlanta Schools - District Dossier. Recovered Poughkeepsie City School District » Higher Standards, Higher Expectations. How to Make an Old Classroom New Again. As a new teacher, one of your first big challenges will be setting up your new classroom.

How to Make an Old Classroom New Again