District gets Chinese language grant

The Newberg Graphic – Seth Gordon “As one of 10 districts in the nation to receive a U.S. State Department grant through the Teachers of Critical Languages program, Newberg Public Schools are in exclusive company. Perhaps more importantly, the district and...

Inactive children ‘become middle-aged couch potatoes’

BBC – Judith Burns “Children who lead inactive lives are likely to grow up to become middle-aged couch potatoes, a study suggests. Researchers compared the TV viewing habits of more than 6,000 British people born in a single week in 1970, at the ages of 10...

Michelle Obama announces funding to fight childhood obesity

Education Week – Staff Writer “First lady Michelle Obama visited a school on Manhattan’s Upper West Side on Thursday to announce a $500 million donation funding the fight against childhood obesity…The initiative encourages educators and...

Study Says Grant Program Would Save Texas Over $1 Billion

Education News – Kristin Decarr “A new report was released that details the benefits of a grant program in Texas that would offer public school children the opportunity to learn in private schools using state money. While education and teacher groups...