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Fla. schools adopt financial-literacy standards


  • Daytona Beach News-Journal (Fla.), The

Florida educators this year are teaching financial-literacy skills after the state board of education adopted the National Standards for Financial Literacy. Under the change, students must pass a high… Read More

Texas education agency aims to meet demand for support


  • Waco Tribune-Herald (Texas)

A Texas education service center has received a surge in requests for teacher coaches as schools prepare for new state education standards and assessments. Thirty schools so far have requested coaches… Read More

Training could lower science-experiment risks, experts say


  • Associated Press, The

Some experts are calling for more teacher training on the handling of hazardous materials after two recent science demonstrations resulted in flash fires and injuries. "You've got to have it hands-on,… Read More

Why science Ph.D.s should not look for lower-level jobs


  • Science magazine (free content)

Job seekers with science Ph.D.s are better off making a lateral move, even if it's outside their field, than taking a lower-level job, CareerTrax founder David Jensen writes. He explains that Ph.D.s i… Read More