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Hillary Clinton Supports Innovative Schools...Up To A Point

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VideoCongratulations to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for supporting the Eagle Academy, a network of six successful boys-only public high schools in some of the toughest neighborhoods in America. Clinton came to New York City on Friday to address the annual fundraiser for the schools, which operate in all five [...]

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College Advice: Communicate Well, Start to Finish

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Finally, as we monitor deposits and hope to enroll the best, brightest, and kindest of the young people we have met through the year, it means something to hear from Seniors, even if they are declining our offers.

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Should Parents Get To Choose Their Child's Public School? Survey Says...Yes

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Do you favor or oppose allowing students and their parents to choose which public schools in the community the students attend, regardless of where they live? Did you move to your current neighborhood so that your children could attend a specific school— either one they attend now or one that [...]

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NPR News: Taking On Poverty And Education In School Costs A Lot Of Money

Taking On Poverty And Education In School Costs A Lot Of Money
In 1997, the New Jersey Supreme Court ordered millions of dollars in additional funding to 31 of the poorest school districts in the state. Camden alone spends about $23,000 per student per year.

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Feds Publish Records On Schools Allowed To Discriminate Against LGBT Students

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Feds Publish Records On Schools Allowed To Discriminate Against LGBT Students
The Dept. Of Education released thousands of pages of documents on private religious schools that have been granted exemptions from laws banning sex-based discrimination in schools, even though they receive federal money.

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Ivy League Options: A Mea Culpa

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My flawed attempt to point out what can feel like an international obsession with the Ivy League led me to do something I should not have done, and I apologize.

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NPR News: Why Are Highly Educated Americans Getting More Liberal?

Why Are Highly Educated Americans Getting More Liberal?
Today, more than half of Americans who went to graduate school are liberal. Less than one in three were in 1994.

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5 Priorities Before Graduation

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With graduations just a short eight weeks away, the days are long but the months are short- before you know it your whole family will be in town, and you will be in a cap and gown. With so much to do in so little time, here are the priorities [...]

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Facebook Most Common News Source On Government And Politics For Millennials

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A study by the Pew Research Center reveals that social media users 35 and younger consider Facebook and Twitter their most important news sources. Nearly half (49%) of millennial twitter users consider it their most important news source or "an important way," they get news, in comparison to 31% of [...]

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Student Question | Should Distracted Driving Be Punished Like Drinking and Driving?

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Film Club | ‘Games You Can’t Win’

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Student Question | What Would You Miss if You Left Your School?

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New, Instructive Website Researches Female Sexuality

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A few weeks ago in a conversation with Gloria Steinem, actress and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, raved about OMG YES, a site dedicated to the research of female sexuality. “It’s an expensive subscription, but it’s worth it,” she said with a bit of a smile. OMG YES was founded [...]

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How Student Debt Disproportionately Affects Low-Income Black Students

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According to a new study, not only are the odds of student loan indebtedness twice as high for low-to-moderate income black students as they are for low-to-moderate income white students, but low-income black students have nearly $8,000 more in student debt than their white counterparts.

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NPR News: Police Arrest Tennessee Elementary School Students Over Off-Campus Fight

Police Arrest Tennessee Elementary School Students Over Off-Campus Fight
On Monday, police are set to explain why they arrested 10 children at an elementary school in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Parents say the kids were accused of not intervening during an off-campus fight. Some were led away in handcuffs. Now the community is doing a bit of soul-searching.

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Here Are The Holes In The Pulitzer-Winning 'Failure Factories' Series On 'Segregated' Schools

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The Tampa Bay Times has been lavishly lauded–including a Pulitzer Prize last week--for its massive five-part series on five elementary schools in St. Petersburg, Florida. But a closer look at the “Failure Factories” in Pinellas County makes you wonder how all the reporters, editors, data gatherers and graphics specialists who [...]

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Ole Miss Athletics Earned $87 Million Last Year: Coaches Should Help Laremy Tunsil's Mom, By Damn!

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Last night, Miami Dolphins first round draft pickLaremy Tunsiladmitted that the University of Mississippi football coacheshelped to pay some of his mothers'bills. Now, manyare expecting "a hard landing" for Ole Miss. Let's stop and think about this for a moment. The University of Mississippi athletic department earned$87.6 million in annual revenue last [...]

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Top 50 Best Value Colleges 2016

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Paying For College With The Equity In Your Home

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AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN (Photo credit should read STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images) (3 minute read) I got a call last week from a client who was on his way home from a college visit with his soon-to-be-a-college freshman son. He had literally just left the campus and was actually calling [...]

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The Pregnant Executive: From Here To Maternity

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When it comes to women in the workforce, there is still a significant gap. This is particularly true if you want to raise a family or become pregnant. It's time that we close the gender wage gap and treat women equally to their male counterparts.

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NPR News: When A Resume Of Failures Becomes A Recipe For Success

When A Resume Of Failures Becomes A Recipe For Success
When a friend suffered what he called "a professional setback," Johannes Haushofer put together his "CV of failures." Haushofer says failure is an essential part of what is means to be a scientist.

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NPR News: What To Do When You're Stuck On A College Waitlist

What To Do When You're Stuck On A College Waitlist
Tens of thousands of students are on admissions waiting lists for colleges — they won't find out until later in the summer if they've even been accepted.

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NPR News: Yale Defies Student Calls For 'Calhoun' Name Change

Yale Defies Student Calls For 'Calhoun' Name Change
Yale students pushing to change a college community's name that honors John C. Calhoun are unhappy that Yale has decided to keep the name.

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NPR News: Behind The Scenes: How A Fourth-Grade Class Reported Our Story

Behind The Scenes: How A Fourth-Grade Class Reported Our Story
For our profile of Marlem Diaz-Brown, we asked her students to do the reporting. Here's how we got an exclusive look inside their classroom.

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NPR News: Reporting Live From Miami: A Bunch Of Fourth Graders Tell Their Teacher's Story

Reporting Live From Miami: A Bunch Of Fourth Graders Tell Their Teacher's Story
We asked the students in Marlem Diaz-Brown's class in Miami to tell the story of their "amazing" teacher.

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Some Students Headed To College Take A Gap Year First

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The majority of students who take a planned, structured gap year return to college within six months with a reignited passion for learning and the ability to contextualize formal education using their "real-world" experiences.

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Fantasy Football: Suggested Correspondence Between Brady And Goodell

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It's time for these gentlemen to make lemonade out of the many lemons generated by Deflategate.

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It's Pearson CEO John Fallon vs. Teachers' Union President Randi Weingarten

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Is it a good idea for the children in the Third World to get an education, even if their parents have to pay for it? The American Federation of Teachers doesn’t think so. So the AFT is sending its president, Randi Weingarten, to the Pearson annual meeting in London on [...]

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Investing in Opportunity

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Last year I joined the Policy Council of the Economic Innovation Group, a bipartisan organization that advocates policies that will empower entrepreneurs and make the economy more dynamic. I was excited to do so, in part because I find Washington D.C. a very confusing place and I was glad that [...]

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If We Want A Workforce Of Drones We're Going About It The Right Way

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Our obsession with international comparisons and the workforce of tomorrow is squeezing out the arts, leaving us all the poorer.

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How To Give A Great Speech

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Student Question | Is It Harder Being a Girl?

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Tune in to our first-ever LIVE Office Hours with Sal on Mon, May 2, 4-5 PM (PDT). https://t.co/dXwvE5IGCJhttp://pic.twitter.com/Q6ReiyOtTZ — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) April 28, 2016

If You Don't Enroll In This College, We'll Kill This Dog

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Admissions and enrollment abuses by colleges and universities come down to decisions made by individual admissions officers. Such decisions are a product of the character of the people hired, their incentives, oversight, and the culture of the institution. At this micro-level, dispositive incentives for making marketing and enrollment decisions may relate to promotions, raises, and increasingly, job security due to increasing fiscal pressure brought on by dwindling enrollment.

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Is It OK For A Speaker To Yell At An Audience?

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How much yelling is too much for a speaker?

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News Q’s | A Robot Monk Captivates China, Mixing Spirituality With Artificial Intelligence

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Wounded Pearson (Mis)Education Targets Asia

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Pearson stockholders meet in London on Friday April 29 where management faces a revolt against its destructive attacks on public education worldwide and lousy business practices. Charges include that "Pearson is spending millions on privatized schools in the global south so they can engineer new markets for their products. In doing so they're jeopardizing the right of a free public education for the world's poorest communities."

The low points of Pearson's 2015 annual report include:

Sales down £4.5 billion ($6.5 billion) or -5%
Operating Profit down £723 million ($1 billion) or -3%
Adjusted Earnings per share 2010-2015 -1.9%
Operating Cash Flow -16.3%
Pearson Share price Performance -38.2%

According to Education International (EI) researcher Curtis Riep of the University of Alberta, Pearson's business strategy is to turn education from a social good and essential public service into a marketable for-profit commodity. But it has not been do…

China's New Millionaires -- University Scientists

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Chinese President Xi Jinping has called upon the country’s best and brightest to make more breakthroughs in science and technology, with billions of yuan being pumped into higher education. Now, it seems that an increasing amount of that money is going into scientists' pockets. According to a new report by South [...]

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The Collapse Of US Soft Power - Global Impacts

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Recent events and developments – from the 2003 botched illegal invasion of Iraq to the 2016 presidential election – are doing significant harm not only to the planet in general, but also to the US’ image – to its “soft power”. Is US soft power collapsing? Genesis of Soft Power In the [...]

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NPR News: Brigham Young Students Claim University Punished Rape Victims For Reporting

Brigham Young Students Claim University Punished Rape Victims For Reporting
Several alleged rape victims who attend Brigham Young University are criticizing the private, religious school for punishing victims of sexual assault. They say victims who report being raped are investigated by the school's strict Honor Code office for other violations leading up to their assault, like drinking alcohol. Critics of the policy say this creates a chilling effect on rape victims who become worried about their standing at the university.

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Big Donors Under Fire For Landmark Gifts To Universities

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Huge landmark gifts to universities have long been viewed as philanthropic slam dunks. But negative press following recent mega-gifts to Harvard, Yale, and Stanford is stirring up controversy—and starting a conversation about the impact that philanthropists want to have in the world.

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NPR News: Struggling School Districts Find Little Help In Pennsylvania

Struggling School Districts Find Little Help In Pennsylvania
Jameria Miller moved from an affluent Philadelphia-area school district to one with fewer resources. That's when she learned her state has one of the nation's most inequitable school funding systems.

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News Q’s | A Windfall for Chobani Employees: Stakes in the Company

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NPR News: Most High School Seniors Aren't College Or Career Ready, Says 'Nation's Report Card'

Most High School Seniors Aren't College Or Career Ready, Says 'Nation's Report Card'
The latest reading and math scores of 12th graders nationwide are out today. Here's a closer look.

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It's Not Government That's Creating Two-Tier Schools, It's Parents

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A new study reveals that it is parents who are driving social segregation, risking creating a two-tier school system where children from poorer households end up losing out.

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The Worst Things You Can Do When Your Child Is Taking Exams

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Exam season is upon us, and while every parent wants their child to do well, it turns out that their advice is not always helpful.

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NPR News: Nation's Top Law Schools Face Near Record Enrollment Decline

Nation's Top Law Schools Face Near Record Enrollment Decline
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Aaron Taylor, a law professor at St. Louis University who monitors patterns of student enrollment across the country, about the declining number of people applying to law school.

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As Enrollment Drops At Univ Of Missouri, Professor Melissa Click Blames 'Racial Politics' For Firing

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Last fall, campus protests roiled the University of Missouri in Columbia. In November, Professor Melissa Click put her hands on a student journalist trying to cover the protests and was fired. Not surprisingly, enrollment has plummeted at Mizzou as would-be students look elsewhere. The university expects to come up $32 million [...]

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On College Signing Day, Four Goals We Should Set For Education In America

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National College Signing Day is a superb moment to recognize the ROI of brain power—for each person and for our democratic society. But this event and First Lady Michelle Obama's leadership aren’t just about the education goals of individual students. They’re also about the goals we set for ourselves as a nation.

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The Price Is Right

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Richard Vedder discusses the research of David Holman, Samuel Kissinger, and Robert Hammer that says students are more likely to graduate in four years if universities use a fixed tuition model that allows students to take more classes.

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The Grateful Graduates Index 2015: The Top 50 ROI Colleges

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The Pomodoro Technique, and 3 More Research-Backed Study Tips

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While the human brain is in many ways still a mystery, there’s a lot of good science to help us structure our studying. Here are four tools to use in maximizing the effectiveness of your study time. 1. Test yourself Testing yourself is the single most effective study technique there is. Though [...]

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10 Worst Body Language Mistakes

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