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Celebrity Substance: Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony and Grammy award winning creator, composer and star of Broadway's smash hit "Hamilton," has revolutionized Broadway with his hip-hop musical about the (previously) underappreciated founding father, Secretary of the Treasury and face of the 10 dollar bill, Alexander Hamilton. He remakes the founding fathers into contemporary [...]

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Student Question | Should Schools Be Teaching, and Evaluating, Social-Emotional Skills Like ‘Grit’?

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Only 1 In 5 Recent Law Grads Believes It Was Worth The Cost

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Among other things, only 20% of recent law school graduates believe the education is worth the hefty price tag, according to a recent survey. Here's what else they found.

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What Life Is Like For Lady Taxi Drivers Of Dubai

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A glimpse into the difficult lives of two women micro-entrepreneurs in Dubai.

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Dubai Travel and Tourism

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College Students Learning About "Living Wage" Sportswear

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Alta Gracia is the anti-sweatshop, the only apparel factory known to pay a “Living Wage” (salario digno) over 300% above the legal minimum wage; maintain excellent health and safety standards; recognize a legitimate labor union and sign a collective bargaining agreement; all verified by the WRC.

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Should Prostitution Be Legal?

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College Campus Protests Include United Students Against Sweatshops

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Alta Gracia is an apparel brand that is named after a factory in the Dominican Republic, which has the best wages and working conditions among garment factories in the Global South.

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What's The Most Popular College Application Essay Topic?

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Nearly half of the college applicants who used the Common Application this year submitted an essay about their “background, identity, interest, or talent.” Only 4% of applicants using the Common App wanted to dig deep on the question of challenging a belief or idea. The Common App organization announced that it [...]

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News Q’s | How New York Gets Its Water

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Election 2016: Our Teaching and Learning Homepage

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A Return To St. Benedict's Prep On '60 Minutes': 7 Myths About School Vouchers

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Earlier this month “60 Minutes” profiled St. Benedict’s Prep School, a 148-year-old Catholic high school for boys that’s thriving in the heart of Newark, N.J. I couldn’t help but ask: Why are Democrats against allowing poor boys to attend this great school? President Barack Obama and presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and [...]

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How To Be More Confident At Work

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You'll Never Guess The Biggest Factor In Graduate Salaries

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A college education has been seen as providing a route to success for those from less privileged backgrounds, but new research has blown this aspiration out of the water.

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How To Be A Better Leader: Four Essential Tips

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The Most Satisfied Business School Graduates

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Dear Class, Welcome to the Real World

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Keynote after keynote, article after article, research after research and experts after experts unanimously insist: the education we have no longer corresponds to the education we need. To put it simply, many lessons taught in the classroom don’t correspond to skills for life – be at work or at home. It’s time [...]

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New Digital Credentials Will Bring Good Fortune (Cookies)

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Although new digital credentials are bound to be much less costly than current degree offerings, I wonder whether we’re all destined to gain the educational equivalent of 10 lbs. when new digital credentials inevitably wheedle their way into the Title IV ecosystem and are as readily available as free cookies, pies and cakes. Is radical accessibility the enemy of affordability?

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Want To Be A Leader, Not Just A Manager? Do These Nine Things

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Leaders experiment—in ways that have produced game-changing products like the Swiffer mop and Reebok Pump.(PhotosviaAmazon & Sneakernews.com) Warren Bennis, one of the pioneers of contemporary leadership studies, was fond of saying, “The manager does things right; the leader does the right thing.” It’s a distinction that should speak volumes to anyone [...]

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30 Tips For Your MBA Admissions Success

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Fortune may favor the brave, but when applying to business school it is careful planning and meaningful self-reflection that win the day. With round one deadlines for the world's top MBA programs less than six months away, this is the time to put together a plan for admissions success. You've got [...]

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Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's Off On Vacation We Go: A Great Money Lesson For Kids

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Frustrated with organizing a great vacation for you and your family? Why not make the planning part a family event? Vacations can provide important money lessons for your children and teach important life skills as well.

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Why Sandpaper Makes You More Empathetic And Other Communication Mysteries

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We are primarily unconscious communicators.

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NPR News: A Diverse Teaching Force? This Search Firm Can Help, But It'll Cost You

A Diverse Teaching Force? This Search Firm Can Help, But It'll Cost You
Meet Stratégenius Consulting — a company that helps schools find candidates from a wide range of backgrounds.

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Nervous Pearson (Mis)Education Responds to Protests

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Pearson (Mis)Education faces an assault on its operations from major British and American labor union pension funds. They plan to challenge company management at its general stockholders meeting on April 29, 2016 in London. The opposition group holds 40,000 voting shares and includes UNISON, one of Britain's largest trade unions with 1.3 million public service industry members, the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund, Trade Union Fund Managers, and 130 individual shareholders. The coalition will enter a resolution at the stockholders meeting calling on Pearson to "end its over-reliance on the education testing programme in the US, which has been affected by a recent change in the law and is also becoming increasingly unpopular."

The move has apparently unnerved higher echelons in Pearson (Mis)Education. They felt compelled to respond on the company website, promising to give the resolution "due consideration." Of course, before any "due consi…

Steven B. Sample, Former University President, Dies at 75

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Student Question | What Skill Could You Teach in Two Minutes?

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Sink Or Swim: How Not To Groom Future Leaders

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Forcing up-and-coming leaders to sink or swim in the pool of real experience is a sure-fire method to drown some managers who have real potential. Investing in selected high-potential leaders is crucial. Read why this investment is so important and some steps you can take to upgrade your high-potential leaders.

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Considering how easy it is, cheating in online education is pretty rare

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Considering how easy it is, cheating in online education is pretty rare
Kids cheat on everything, but given the rise of online testing, a new study shows a surprisingly low rate of cheating on Internet-based testing.

March 30, 2016 at 10:48AM
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'The Oregon Trail' Is Educational, But Not In The Way Most People Think

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'The Oregon Trail' Is Educational, But Not In The Way Most People Think
Recent studies have found that games like "The Oregon Trail" are not great at teaching kids historical facts, but they may have been learning equally important skills instead.

March 30, 2016 at 10:27AM
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Diversity In The Workplace Starts With Diversity In Higher Education

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BY DEBORAH BIAL. - A small percentage of colleges and universities are considered elite institutions of higher education.  Degrees from these particular institutions are golden tickets, giving the recipients special access to the best opportunities in the America. Who gets the opportunity to receive these golden tickets?

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14 Liberal Arts Colleges That Aren’t All White

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Best Value or Best Quality?

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Richard Vedder discusses the new Best Value Colleges rankings from Forbes.

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NPR News: In African-American Communities, Growing Interest In Home-Schooling

In African-American Communities, Growing Interest In Home-Schooling
When it comes to teaching their children at home, African-Americans often cite different reasons than white families.

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Student Question | Should There Be More Educational Video Games in School?

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Teachers' Unions Celebrate Supreme Court's Friedrichs Decision

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In a blow to teachers looking to get out of paying dues to left-leaning unions, the Supreme Court today announced a 4-4 decision in the case of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. The deadlock means a lower court ruling stands for now and Rebecca Friedrichs and nine fellow California teachers [...]

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NPR News: With Supreme Court Tie, Teachers Unions Dodge A Bullet

With Supreme Court Tie, Teachers Unions Dodge A Bullet
The 4-4 ruling by the high court means the failure of an effort to overturn requirements that nonunion members contribute to the cost of bargaining.

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Weekly News Quiz | March 22-28, 2016

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NPR News: Two Days Inside A Juvie Classroom

Two Days Inside A Juvie Classroom
Lisa Elder teaches delinquent kids about manners, laundry and a good handshake at a juvenile facility in Vermont.

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Best Value Colleges 2016: The 300 Schools Worth The Investment

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With a college degree still a near universal aspiration in this country, FORBES looks at the U.S. colleges and universities that provide students with the most value for the dollar. This is our newly reimagined Best Value Colleges ranking, an analysis of the brainiest research universities and leading liberal arts schools, both public and private, that are well worth the investment.

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300 Best Value Colleges 2016 (In Pictures)

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25 Most Expensive Schools Worth Every Penny

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25 Best Value Colleges In The Midwest 2016

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25 Most Expensive Schools Worth Every Penny

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Are Rich Colleges Better?

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Are rich colleges better? Can colleges buy a reputation for high quality? In a word, yes--but within limits. We looked at endowments of 650 universities and related that to reputation, as measured by the 2015-16 Forbes Best College list. As the graph shows, schools that had large endowments typically ranked [...]

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Colleges With Highest Salaries After Graduation

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College is an investment, so which schools make sure you get a return? With college costs and student-debt levels reaching an all-time high, it's important--we'd argue necessary--to think about which schools produce the highest earning alumni. For some this is a practical matter, with big earnings as a path to [...]

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Colleges With Highest Salaries After Graduation

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300 Best Value Colleges 2016 (In Pictures)

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The Full List of Forbes' Best Value Schools 2016

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1. University of California, Berkeley, CA 2. Brigham Young University, UT 3. University of Florida, FL 4. University of California, Los Angeles, CA 5. University of California, San Diego, CA 6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA 7. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL 8. Georgia Institute of Technology, GA 9. Harvard University, MA 10. University of California, Irvine, CA 11. California [...]

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Is Nursing A STEM Field? Experts Disagree

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Do a nursing programsfall under the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) umbrella? Or are nursing and similar fields kind of their own thing?

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13 Most Important STEM Universities For Women

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25 Public Best Value Colleges 2016

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America's Best Value Public Colleges 2016

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Over 50 institutions on this year's ranking of Best Value Colleges are public schools.

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Top 25 Private Best Value Colleges 2016

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25 Best Value Colleges In The West 2016

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25 Best Value Colleges In The South 2016

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