Laura Edghill

Laura is an education correspondent for WORLD. She is a World Journalism Institute and Northwestern University graduate and serves as the communications director for her church. Laura resides with her husband and three sons in Clinton Township, Mich. Follow Laura on Twitter @LTEdghill.


Are today's students working too hard?

by Laura Edghill
Posted 2/19/15, 04:05 pm

Today’s high school seniors party less and study more than their parents did. Most moms and dads might not think that’s a problem, but their kids do. According to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) annual survey of college freshman, students say they’re overworked and stressed out.

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Mississippi and West Virginia maintain country's strictest vaccination laws

by Laura Edghill
Posted 2/13/15, 10:38 am

Vaccine-wary parents in Mississippi and West Virginia must continue to comply with mandatory immunization rules for their children to be eligible to attend both public and private schools. Lawmakers in both states rejected legislation last week that would have introduced a religious exemption into their current laws.

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Associated Press/Photo by Cindi Christie/Bay Area News Group

Sham universities create student visa loopholes terrorists could exploit

by Laura Edghill
Posted 2/06/15, 10:40 am

Immigrant student Bhanu Challa unexpectedly traded her anticipated diploma for handcuffs in 2011, during a federal crack-down on universities suspected of visa fraud.

“I was blank, totally blank … ,” Challa said, recalling her shock. “I didn't know what to do, who I could approach.”

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