Education

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Rethinking Islamic Schools

One of the most popular forms of education within the Muslim-American community is the full-time Islamic school. Conservatively estimated to number 250 Islamic institutions in the U.S. alone, these schools have made great strides in the past decade in keeping academic performance up and creating a well-balanced Muslim-American identity.

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From Climbing Mountains To Moving Them

Greg Mortenson’s altruistic struggle led him to find a basic solution to the challenge of illiteracy in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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Iraqi-American Physics Teacher Perfects the Formula for Inspiring Students

Dos Pueblos High School physics teacher Amir Abo-Shaeer leads a high-achieving engineering academy at the Goleta, Calif., campus.

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Charter School Finances Come Under Fire

The FAME charter school in Fremont was recently the subject of an audit by the Fremont Unified School District in which it was discovered that founder Maram Alaiwat received substantial compensation for her role as director.

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London Exhibit Showcases Inventions from Islamic Civilizations

The London Science Museum recently opened an interactive exhibition titled 1001 Inventions: Discover the Muslim Heritage in Our World that is proving to be quite popular, educating people about the technological achievements originating from Muslim civilizations.

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Zaytuna's Quest to be the West's First Muslim College

As interested students race to beat the fast approaching enrolment deadline, Muslims are turning their sights to the Zaytuna College in California to see if America's first ever Muslim college will live up to the high expectations.

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The Interfaith Approach to Eradicating Malaria

This year, 30 young faith leaders combined efforts to eradicate deaths due to malaria worldwide.

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School Cuts Raise Tuition

California State University trustees voted Friday to raise tuition at the nation's second-largest public university system. The proposal increased fees by 5 percent for undergraduate, graduate and teacher credential students as well as 10 percent for education doctorate students. It also lifted the cap on nonresident tuition.