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As a member of a generation based around the internet, ease and accessibility, I can see very well how things look from an insider’s perspective—we are more “connected” than ever. Twenty-somethings love that word, probably because it is a good substitute for the depth of real human understanding that we, as a whole, lack more than any previous generation. 

While we are busy living our lives publicly through a computer, we become slaves to technology. I feel it when I’m compelled to check my e-mail at a red light, simply because I don’t know how to not

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U.S. eighth-graders made modest gains on the latest national science exam, but more than two-thirds still lacked a solid grasp of science facts, according to data released Thursday.

The 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), an exam administered by the Department of Education, showed that 32 percent of students were proficient in science, compared with 30 percent the first time the new version of the science exam was administered, in 2009.

The continued lackluster showing prompted concern from teachers and policy makers who say it is further evidence that schools are …

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A former teacher at a Florida charter school has filed a lawsuit alleging that the school falsifies records and fabricates students’ grades in classes the students did not attend, the Palm Beach Post reports.

Teacher Angenora Mechato as filed what is the third whistleblower lawsuit against Mavericks in Education Florida LLC, a for-profit management company that runs a group of charter schools.

Mechato’s suit, according to the paper, alleges that officials at the Palm Springs Mavericks school asked her to sign off on grading sheets for classes she did not teach or that the high …

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(CBS/AP) WASHINGTON - A man accused of producing child pornography while teaching at a private elementary school in the District of Columbia has been added to the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list.

Federal authorities have sought Eric Toth since June 2008, when another teacher found explicit photographs of at least one boy on a school camera in Toth's possession.

The FBI said Tuesday that Toth, who is 30, is believed to have lived in Arizona as recently as 2009. He's been indicted in Maryland and charged in a sealed criminal complaint in Washington's federal court.

Toth taught third …

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A Washington, D.C., charter school teacher has been fired after it was discovered the teacher had assigned third-grade students a number of math problems framed around violent and illegal scenarios.

At first, the unnamed teacher at the Trinidad Center City School claimed he had been ordered to assign the problems, but it was quickly discovered that the teacher had actually downloaded them from a free homeschooling website called "HomeschoolingParadise.com."

"I was absolutely distressed," Dr. Beverley Wheeler, the CEO of Center City PCS, which oversees Trinidad, told WUSA9. …

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A University of Utah professor arrested over the weekend for allegedly viewing child pornography on his laptop during a flight will be arraigned Monday in a Boston court.

Police arrested Grant D. Smith, 47, Saturday when a Delta Air Lines flight from Salt Lake City landed at Logan Airport in Boston, where Smith was headed for a conference, according to CNN affiliate WCVB. He remained jailed Monday in lieu of $15,000 bond.

A fellow passenger allegedly shot cellphone images of Smith looking at child pornography on a laptop while sitting in his first-class seat, Massachusetts State Police …

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A mother in Ellwood City is demanding justice from police and her son's school after she said her son was bullied and forced to drink urine.The boy's mother said she can't understand why the Lawrence County district attorney won't prosecute the teens who are accused of making her 13-year-old son physically and emotionally sick.

Channel 11 News has learned that Ellwood City Police originally filed charges against several Lincoln High School football players for allegedly forcing the 13-year-old boy to drink urine out of a plastic soda bottle, but the …

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