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The Debate over Guns in School

The Debate over Guns in School

Last year marked the 15th anniversary of the deadly shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. The number of shootings since then varies depending upon how school shootings are defined. According to a USA Today article, there have been 20 other deadly school shootings up to the end ...

The Difference between Charter Schools and Magnet Schools

The Difference Between Charter Schools and Magnet Schools

There are all sorts of school options available: parochial, private, public, and home schooling. Even those options have choices within them. Let's take a look at the differences between two public school choices, charter schools and magnet schools, and the pros and cons of each.

Both are Public ...

The Evolution of the Card Catalog System

The Evolution of the Card Catalog System

Merriam-Webster defines a card catalog as "a set of cards in a library that have information about books, journals, etc., written on them and are arranged in alphabetical order." Card catalogs have changed in the years since they were first developed in the late 1780s. Many young readers today wou...

How Young Is Too Young for Preschool?

How Young Is Too Young for Preschool?

Most pre-schools accept children at the age of 2½, some as young as two. That doesn't mean that a child is ready for preschool at that age. How do you tell if your child is ready for preschool? How young is too young? Let's take a look at some signs that indicate a child is developmentally ready f...

Are Dress Codes Sexist?

Are Dress Codes Sexist?

Trends come and go and fashions change with time, but one thing remains the same—the way we present ourselves to others can have a lasting impression. Appearances matter. Anyone who has been on a job interview can attest that dressing for success is key.

Uniforms have been a way of life for priva...