The introduction of the Common Core State Standards in 2010 led to many schools removing handwriting instruction, including cursive writing, from their curriculum as it was no longer a requirement for students to be proficient in it.
Research shows that parents’ education level has a significant impact on their children’s success.
In Finland, knitting and making textile stuff is part of the school curriculum.
In 2000, fundamentalist Mormon leader Warren Jeffs ordered his followers to pull their children out of public schools, leading one school district to drop from 1,200 students, to less than 250.
PhD students display twice as many symptoms of psychiatric disorders such as depression than other people.
In 2019 most Americans surveyed thought that Arabic numerals should not be taught in schools.
Tim Cordes was a physician with blindness. He was the third blind medical student in the U.S in 1998. Despite his impressive resume, the University of Wisconsin’s medical school was the only one to accept him. They accommodated him and his service dog, Vance, went with him to clinicals.
Dan Grimaldi, who is best known for playing Patsy Parisi on “The Sopranos”, teaches in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Kingsborough Community College, as he has degrees in mathematics, operations research and data processing.
Three german students got sued by their alma mater for 10,000€ because they graduated “too fast”. They completed their bachelors and masters degree within 4 instead of 11 semesters by attending different lectures and sharing notes. Then they founded a ghostwriting agency.
Dave Thomas (the founder of Wendy’s) was a high-school dropout. He was afraid his success would convince teens to drop out of school, so at age 60, he went back and got his GED.