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Bacterium living in cicada cells splits into separate species, study finds


  • National Geographic News (free registration)

A bacterium living tightly packed inside the cells of cicadas has split into two distinct species, according to researchers at the University of Montana. Scientists say the split of the bacterium call… Read More

Educator: Why value-added evaluations are not constructive


  • Education Week Teacher (tiered subscription model)

The current structure of value-added evaluations for teachers are not constructive, high-school math teacher William Eger writes in this commentary. He believes in metrics, but notes that the "money-b… Read More

Hybrid programs blend high school, community college, work


  • National Journal

Schools offering students a mixture of high school, community college and work experience are cropping up in various cities, from New York City to San Antonio to Los Angeles. The U.S. Department of Ed… Read More

Pa. college to boost number of STEM teachers with $1M grant



Westminster College in Pennsylvania has received a $1 million grant from the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program of the National Science Foundation for its teacher training program. The money wil… Read More