Tag Archives: education

Diploma versus dunce cap states


The 2010 data below shows the ten states with the highest percentage of residents who have a bachelor degree or higher, followed by the ten states who have lowest percentage of residents with at least a bachelor’s degree. With the exception … Continue reading

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iPads for one, iPads for all – in Zeeland, Michigan


Kudos and major high-fives to the Zeeland Public Schools. Starting with the 2011-2012 school year, students in the Zeeland school system between 3rd grade and 12th grade (approximately 1,800 of them in all) are being provided with a free iPad to … Continue reading

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Doing the school year valet ballet


Do any kids walk, ride their bike, or take the school bus anymore? Holy gridlock, Batman – trying to drive past an elementary or middle school at certain times of the day is worse than rush hour in the first … Continue reading

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Move-in day sentiments


Now that my third and youngest son has entered college, we seem to have gotten this move-in day stuff down to an art form.  Been there, done that enough times to know the subtle nuances, as well as the potential … Continue reading

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America’s collegiate dairy treats – yummy!


Sorry, Ben and Jerry’s, Edy’s, Haagen-Daz, Dairy Queen, Melting Moments, and Cold Stone, but you have been outdone and outclassed by the best campus dairy store in this country. Few things taste as good on a hot summer day than … Continue reading

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U.S. universities with the most patents: 2010


Below is a list of the American universities with the most new patents in 2010, as reported by the Intellectual Property Owners Association. The listing for each school includes all branches of that school unless otherwise noted. The complete list … Continue reading

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Top ranked nanotech schools in the USA


Below is a chart containing data prepared by Small Times which ranks the best nanotechnology and microtechnology schools in the United States. The chart includes the ranking, the university’s name, its score, and the school’s areas of greatest strength in nano and micro … Continue reading

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The 25 smartest college towns in the USA


The following is a list compiled by The Daily Beast of the 25 smartest college towns in the USA. The list identifies the community in its order of ranking in 2011 and then also provides its previous ranking from 2009 … Continue reading

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