“See my two legs?” Agnes Zhelesnik, America’s oldest working teacher, asks. “They still move.” The home economics teacher, better known as “Granny,” celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday, CBS News reported. But her age hasn’t slowed her down. Granny’s been a beloved face at the Sundance School in North Plainfield, N.J., since she began teaching there part time in 1995, according to CNN. She was the ripe age of 81 at the time……Read More
A public school district in Fresno, California, in one of the first such programs in the country, will provide each of its 15,000 students with a tablet loaded with curriculum specifically designed for the new technology, CBS News reports. The plan, scheduled to be announced Wednesday, will put a tablet in the hands of all kindergarten through 12th graders in the district’s 21 schools next year. The Central Unified School District has been working with the Boston-based educational publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for two years to develop interactive learning materials that will allow its teachers to get rid of traditional textbooks and gear instruction to each child’s level……Read More
Four years after Antioch College suspended operations due to financial problems, the private liberal arts institution in southwest Ohio is recharging its system by extending full scholarships to current students and anyone who applies over the next three years, CBS News reports. Based on the value of the current $26,500 yearly tuition, that makes each scholarship worth at least $106,000, according to CBS News. In addition, students who qualify for financial aid may pay less for room and board, which costs around $8,600 per year.
“We don’t want economics to be an impediment to a high-quality liberal arts education,” Antioch President Roosevelt said in announcement on the school’s website Tuesday.” By providing four year, full-tuition scholarships, we make attending Antioch College a realistic option for the best and brightest students, regardless of their family’s economic situation.”
Charlee Morrow, 10, is described by her principal as an old soul with modest dreams, reports CBS News. What is it like to be homeless at just ten years old? “It felt really sad, because I thought we were going to be homeless for the rest of my life. All I want is to have a big house with my family.”
Inside Whitney Elementary School in East Las Vegas, nearly 85 percent of the children are homeless. That’s 518 kids out of 610…