JBS CEO Art Thompson's weekly news video update for December 16 - 22,  2013.

Getting causation backwards, the common sense idea that high performance would produce high self-esteem was replaced by the notion that high levels of self-esteem would produce high achievement.

As Christmas approaches, the shopping mall can become a shopping maul. One of the ways of buying gifts for family and friends, without becoming part of a mob scene in the stores, is to shop on the Internet.

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development rates U.S. high school students mediocre compared to the world.

The usual explanations about why black students score far below white students in America may need rethinking, in light of radically different news from England.

The Federal Government made $41.3 billion on its subsidized student-loan program in fiscal 2013. Or did it? It has been argued that if more realistic accounting methods were applied to the student loan situation, the government would post significant losses over the long term instead of the claimed profits.

A Tennessee parent was arrested when he showed up at his children's school and insisted on walking them home — in violation of a new school district mandate.

Fifty years ago today, C.S. Lewis died of kidney failure at his home in Oxford, England, and Great Britain is observing the 50th anniversary of the death of one of her finest writers.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan said opposition to “Common Core” national education standards was coming from “white suburban moms” whose kids are not as smart as their parents thought.

A Portland, Oregon educator says that he is facing dismissal from his teaching job because of his opposition to Planned Parenthood.

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