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Morgan, Deborah H.; Morgan, Don W. – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
In today's technology-driven society, children often sit for hours in front of a screen (e.g., computer, TV, video game), exercising only their fingers as they manipulate the keyboard, remote control, or game controller. This sedentary lifestyle contributes to the growing problem of childhood obesity. Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Physical Activities, Adolescents, Self Esteem
Field, Kelly – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
Three times during the past decade, the Pittsburgh campus of Kaplan Career Institute was named "school of the year" by Kaplan Higher Education, a for-profit higher-education company with more than 70 campuses nationwide. The award recognized the college for its rapid growth and high graduation and job-placement rates. But some former…
Descriptors: Proprietary Schools, Private Colleges, College Faculty, Faculty College Relationship
Richardson, Maurine; Richardson, James; Sacks, Mary Kathleen – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
The pressure to ensure that all children learn to read and become lifelong readers has never been as strong at it is now. For this to become a reality for all students, including those that are not motivated to read, teachers must use any and all appropriate strategies. With this in mind, literacy teachers should enlist assistance from other…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Reading Instruction, Athletes, Physical Education Teachers
Blankenship, Mark – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2010
Using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and College Results Online--a website that lets the public access a school's enrollment and graduation statistics on the basis of categories such as race, ethnicity, and gender--Education Trust or EdTrust, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit that aims to close the gaps that keep many…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Minority Group Students, School Statistics, Low Income Groups
Boston, Bob – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2010
United Methodist minister David Jenkins was meeting with fellow clergy last year in the small Kansas community of Sharon Springs when one of the pastors made what sounded like a routine request. He noted that the Todd Becker Foundation was coming to town, and the evangelical Christian organization, which purports to warn youngsters about the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Church Separation, Christianity, Religious Organizations