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Adults blame parents for education problems

Blaming teachers for low test scores, poor graduation rates and the other ills of American schools has been popular lately, but a new survey wags a finger closer to home,…

Few U.S. adults use Twitter–but those who tweet, tweet often

Seems like just about everyone's tweeting these days, but a new survey finds that for now, only 8 percent of adults in the U.S. are using Twitter, reports AOL news.…

Poll: Public blames grad rates on college students

The public pins most of the blame for poor college graduation rates on students and their parents and gives a pass to colleges, government officials and others, a new Associated…

Tech jobs took hit in 2009, report says

Jobs in technology, like those in virtually every other sector, took a big hit in 2009, according to a report released on Wednesday that is based on the most recent…

Surge in US students of Arabic: study

According to the AFP, Arabic was the fastest-growing foreign language for US university study last year, with enrollments growing by more than 46 percent compared to 2006, a study released…

How online reading habits have changed over 2010

One of the more subtle trends of 2010 has been the way that our reading habits have changed, due to a convergence of other web trends: mobile apps, real-time web…

Report: More government involvement needed in college search process

Prospective students and their parents need more and far better information--particularly about outcomes--in order to help them decide the best school to attend and the federal government should take the…

U.S. school graduation rate is rising

The nation’s high school graduation rate, which declined in the latter part of the 20th century, may have hit bottom and begun to rise, says the New York Times, according…

Can Twitter use help improve grades? Some researchers think so

Twitter use might be more than an extracurricular activity for college students, according to researchers from three universities whose work suggests that using the popular microblogging service to discuss academics…

The attention-span myth

Polemicists of various stripes continue to calibrate the effect of technology on attention spans, reports the New York Times. …

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