Laura Edghill

Laura Edghill is a freelance writer, church communications director, and public school board member living in Clinton Township, Mich., with her engineer husband and three sons. She is a graduate of the WORLD Journalism Institute's mid-career course. Follow Laura on Twitter @LTEdghill.

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Is speaking two languages a must for today's students?

Education
by Laura Edghill
Posted 7/09/14, 10:55 am

When Rachel Martinez-Regan graduated from Corvallis High School last month, her diploma had a little something extra—an embossed seal certifying that she is bilingual. 

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Are colleges headed for a campus housing bubble?

Education
by Laura Edghill
Posted 7/02/14, 12:26 pm

Smith College is selling an on-campus house for $1—but there’s a catch.

The buyer must pay to move the historic mid-1800’s house off campus at an estimated cost of about $70,000. Smith plans to build apartment-style housing for upperclassmen where the home now stands.

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Teachers: Don't judge us on Common Core standards

Education
by Laura Edghill
Posted 6/26/14, 02:34 pm

The District of Columbia public school system, one of the first in the country to evaluate teachers using student test scores, announced last week it would suspend the practice while students adjust to new tests based on Common Core standards.

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