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.

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Put down that snowball! The internet deleted the snow day.

Education
by Laura Edghill
Posted 11/18/14, 02:45 pm

Students might soon have to give up their cherished snow days thanks to the ubiquitousness of something else they love—technology.

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Transforming video gamers into college athletes

Technology
by Laura Edghill
Posted 10/08/14, 04:00 pm

Sitting in a darkened room, staring at a computer screen for hours is now on par with two-a-days and free-throw drills, at least at some colleges.

League of Legends, the online multi-player gaming sensation is now recognized as an official sport at Robert Morris University in Chicago. A sport complete with varsity and junior varsity teams, a specially outfitted training room, and scholarships for its top recruits.

That’s right, scholarships.

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Colorado students skip school to support revisionist history course

Education
by Laura Edghill
Posted 10/01/14, 10:20 am

In an act of protest, students and teachers in Jefferson County, Colo., are skipping school.

Students claim they are walking out due to their school board’s planned review of the proposed new AP History curriculum. For the past week, large groups of students at a majority of the district’s 17 high schools have left school, waving flags, banners, and protest signs.

“My mom is very proud of me, that I'm standing up for what I believe,” 16-year-old Vanessa Ridge said.

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