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In the Culture War Between Students and Professors, the University Is the Real Enemy

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In the Culture War Between Students and Professors, the University Is the Real Enemy
What students and instructors have in common is that we must participate in a system that often disproportionately punishes the very people we’re hoping to advocate for.

June 30, 2016 at 06:31PM
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15 High-Paying Blue Collar Jobs

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Blue Collar Training Helps Men, Penalizes Women

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A new study suggests that while men benefit from vocational training in high school, women end up worse off.

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The College Degrees With The Highest Starting Salaries In 2016

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A study by Michigan State University's Collegiate Employment Research Institute details which bachelors' degrees lead to the highest starting salaries.

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The 20 College Majors With The Highest Starting Salaries In 2016

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A Day In The Life Of A Human Venn Diagram

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On our podcast, "The Limit Does Not Exist," my co-host and I talk a lot about being #HumanVennDiagrams— about what it means to have a collection of seemingly disparate interests that we try to incorporate into our lives. But rather than try to tell you about how I fit STEM [...]

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Baby Boomers Are Falling Pray To Scammers. Just Ask Me.

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Baby Boomers, beware of scammers! Every day, older Americans are falling prey to offline and online scams. How do I know? I was one of them! Check out some of the most commons financial scams in the world today and how to avoid them.

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Grads of LifeVoice: UPS Partners With Metropolitan College To Keep Jobs In Kentucky & Employees In The Company

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Metropolitan College, a joint education-workforce-economic development initiative in Louisville, Kentucky, started as a Band-Aid solution to a staffing leakage that was forcing the region’s long-time top employer to consider relocating. In the late 1990s, UPS was hoping to put into motion the largest capital project in company history – a $1 [...]

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America's Richest Families 2016

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Travelling With Your Boss: 10 Things We Want You To Know

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Forbesfone: Keeping you connected in 220+ couontries, at low roaming rates worldwide Where travelling is concerned, it’s very easy to adopt a more relaxed stance. It’s a break from routine and a chance to see and do something differently and it usually implies. However, as many business travellers can attest, it’s [...]

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Why Is The Walton Family Foundation Putting Another $250 Million Into Charter Schools?

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VideoAlice Walton at last year's Wal-Mart shareholder meeting in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) Billionaire sister and brother Alice and Jim Walton have explained this week’s $250 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation to aid in building charter school facilities as a salute to their parents’ emphasis on education. “My [...]

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The Secret Of Storytelling According To Carmine Gallo

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This latest book from Carmine Gallo is a re-hash of his greatest hits.

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NPR News: From YouTube Pioneer Sal Khan, A School With Real Classrooms

From YouTube Pioneer Sal Khan, A School With Real Classrooms
Sal Khan, a pioneer of online tutorials with his successful Khan Academy, has established a private brick and mortar laboratory school in Silicon Valley. He plans to share its lessons with educators.

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What If We Replaced School With A Bot?

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What If We Replaced School With A Bot?
Today on Flash Forward: A future without schools. Instead of gathering students into a room and teaching them, everybody learns on their own time, on tablets and guided by artificial intelligence.

June 29, 2016 at 06:07PM
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Help Khan Academy create lessons on US government; join the #KhanCampaign on @Indiegogo!https://t.co/rljQFAwjXfhttp://pic.twitter.com/xww8CYk3kw — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) June 29, 2016

The World's Top Universities 2015

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International Schools Market To Hit $89 Billion By 2026

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New figures show demand for international schools is soaring around the world, fuelled by a seemingly insatiable appetite for an English-medium education.

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Five Ways To Overcome Burnout

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The $1 Trillion Link Between Mental Health And Economic Productivity

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“We haven’t been as good at understanding the link between mental health and economics as we could be," says Nava Ashraf.

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Internship Schminternship: Other Ways To Learn A New Business

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The typical way to explore or get started in a field is to secure an internship. But what if that's not possible? And what if there's a better way? That was the situation with our son, Peter, who, as a teenager, wanted to learn what it was like to work at [...]

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Moving Past APs: Dual Enrollment as a Better Path to College

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Along with providing a more secure credit-earning option, dual and concurrent enrollment courses hold some steady advantages over AP. Dual enrollment options in particular allow students to easily matriculate to full-time enrollment at the college or university they attended in high school. Students with dual enrollment behind them have familiarity with the college atmosphere and campus environment that puts them ahead of their peers. With minimized need for transition time, those students can start college with meaningful steps toward their degrees.

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Brush Up On These 7 Terms To Help You Better Manage Your Credit Card Debt

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Don't know your APR from your annual fee? These vocab words will help you become more credit-savvy—and better manage your debt.

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khanacademy

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Join our first crowdfunding campaign to create US government & politics lessons! https://t.co/AVKUbnkIDQhttp://pic.twitter.com/nfK253ufsJ — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) June 29, 2016

Is The New Working Class Being Crushed In The 21st Century U.S. Economy?

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The decline of manufacturing has been touted as a transition to a knowledge economy and the rise of a globally competitive Creative Class. In towns and cities across the U.S., however, the current economic reality is far from awe-inspiring.

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NPR News: What Good Preschool Looks Like: Snapshots From Four States

What Good Preschool Looks Like: Snapshots From Four States
What separates good preschool from bad? A new report maps out some key answers by studying successful programs.

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Don't Let High Tuition Discourage You From Applying: Financial Aid is Abundant

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Any parent who has looked at college tuition can tell you about the sticker shock. A new study by Sallie Mae finds that the price of college is an important determinant of where students apply and where they go. More than two-thirds of families considered the price of a college [...]

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Should You Take The SAT In The Summer?

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A year from now, high school sophomores and juniors in the graduating classes of 2018 and 2019 will have an option that hasn’t been available since the 1970’s. Starting in 2017, the College Board, which administers the SAT, will discontinue its January testing date, replacing it with a new summer [...]

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Why a Coding Bootcamp Probably Isn't Right for You

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Why a Coding Bootcamp Probably Isn't Right for You
Coding bootcamps have been sold as a fast way to gain access to the comfy world of tech jobs flooding the job market, but do they really live up to the hype?

June 28, 2016 at 03:40PM
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45% Of Grads Say College Wasn't Worth The Cost

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How are college grads feeling about the mountains of debt they're leaving school with? Not surprisingly, they’re not thrilled, according to a new Consumer Reports survey.

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25 Most Expensive Schools Worth Every Penny

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Pros And Cons Of Strategizing For College

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Are you plotting strategies for your child's college admission? Check out these pros and cons.

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NPR News: Looking For Change, Teachers Hit The Campaign Trail

Looking For Change, Teachers Hit The Campaign Trail
This primary season Oklahoma educators are running for state office in record numbers. The nearly 40 teachers and principals say they're fed up with low funding, over-testing and teacher shortages.

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Nancy Duarte And Patti Sanchez Show How To Ignite Change

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Duarte and Sanchez provide an interesting new way to communicate organizational change.

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How To Fundraise Like A Millennial

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Virginia Fresne with student Njeri M. // Photo by Michael Chambers There's so much talk about Millennials these days. The term is used to define folks born sometime between 1982 and 2000, whichmakes both me(32 years young) and my colleague Virginia (25) Millennials— so why do I sometimesfeel as though Virginia [...]

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NPR News: After 25 Years, What's Next For Charter Schools?

After 25 Years, What's Next For Charter Schools?
Ted Kolderie, often called the "godfather" of the charter school movement, has a new book out. He says the lack of innovation in how teachers teach and students learn is stifling school reform.

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Summer Reading Contest, Week 2 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

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The Colleges Where Women Study STEM

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) graduatesare among the most in demand by employers when they finish school. For these students, it’s easier to find a job, and these jobs tend to be higherpaying. Yet at most major colleges, more men study STEM fields than women. Can part of of the [...]

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NPR News: Girl Talk: What Teens Want Michelle Obama To Know About Liberia

Girl Talk: What Teens Want Michelle Obama To Know About Liberia
Some of them have never heard of her. But most of them want her to know: Make sure more Liberian girls can stay in school!

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Reactions To Brexit

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Brexit's First Victims Are Already Feeling The Pain

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Universities have perhaps the most to lose from the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union, and the impact of the result on higher education worldwide is likely to be felt for years to come.

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'She Didn't Say Vagina': Sex Ed in Fundamentalist Christian Homeschool

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'She Didn't Say Vagina': Sex Ed in Fundamentalist Christian Homeschool
Parents who homeschool their children are not required to follow any curricula, which can make lesson plans for sex ed particularly fraught. Girls raised in fundamentalist Christian homes are especially vulnerable, often taught to consider their bodies as their greatest vulnerability and their only asset.

June 26, 2016 at 09:09AM
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NPR News: 1 In 10 Cal State Students Is Homeless, Study Finds

1 In 10 Cal State Students Is Homeless, Study Finds
New research from California State University suggests 1 in 10 students there are homeless and 1 in 5 are food insecure. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to George Parker, a once homeless student.

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Why The BET Youth Program Is Just Smart Business

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The BET Youth Program is creating brand loyalty and developing in-house talent, from lawyers to singers, for the network.

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Preparing For The Future of Work

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When people discuss the workplace of the future, they frequently focus on the collaboration technologies and the layout of these new workspaces. We discuss the "intolerance" of millennials and how work tools must change to support the digital native. While the selection of tools is important,this dialogue lacks a discussion [...]

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NPR News: Kansas Votes More Money For Public Schools To Avert Shutdown

Kansas Votes More Money For Public Schools To Avert Shutdown
Legislators, pressured by the state Supreme Court, passed a $38 million package for the state's underfunded schools. Justices had threatened to close all public schools in Kansas after this month.

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8 Great Summer Jobs For 2016

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Bartender is one of eight great positions for young workers looking for summertime jobs. (image credit: Shutterstock) Each year, high school and university students break for the summer and seek jobs to make a few dollars during their off-months. Given their youth and inexperience, certain jobs are more easily secured than [...]

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8 Great Summer Jobs For 2016

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NPR News: Roundup: Reactions To This Week's Supreme Court Decision On Affirmative Action

Roundup: Reactions To This Week's Supreme Court Decision On Affirmative Action
The Supreme Court rejected a challenge to an affirmative action program at the University of Texas at Austin brought by a white woman who claimed she would've gotten in if she wasn't white.

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There's A School For Mascots, And Of Course, It's In Japan

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There's A School For Mascots, And Of Course, It's In Japan
From sports events to malls and even prisons, mascots are an inseparable part of the Japanese life. Thus inevitably, there's a school for it.

June 24, 2016 at 01:16PM
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Making Summer Count For College And Yourself

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No internship or amazing summer program this year? Worried about how that'll look on your college application? There are more ways to do well and look good for college.

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Top 50 Best Value Colleges 2016

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How To Be A Better Leader: Four Essential Tips

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NPR News: Should We Stop Telling Kids They're Smart?

Should We Stop Telling Kids They're Smart?
Carol Dweck finds that the words adults use to describe kids' progress affects the children's belief in their own potential.

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How Stanley McChrystal Teaches Yale Students To Lead

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When Molly Joyce stepped into Stanley McChrystal’s leadership seminar at Yale for the first time, she was embarrassingly late. A graduate student at the School of Music who went to Yalefrom Juilliard, Joyce had planned to arrive early, but her ID would not let her scan into the building where [...]

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Is a Columbia degree worth 70 times a Dine College degree?

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Overall, you get what you pay for in terms of undergraduate education. Better colleges tend to charge more money. But this doesn’t always apply to individual schools. In particular, the most expensive and least expensive schools are outliers. Their cost doesn’t reflect their quality.

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NPR News: High Test Scores At A Nationally Lauded Charter Network, But At What Cost?

High Test Scores At A Nationally Lauded Charter Network, But At What Cost?
Rocketship charter schools were supposed to revolutionize education, Silicon Valley-style, and enroll 1 million students. It hasn't worked out exactly that way.

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NPR News: Supreme Court Issues Orders On Immigration, Affirmative Action

Supreme Court Issues Orders On Immigration, Affirmative Action
The high court deadlocked on one major issue but decided another — handing President Obama a setback on immigration but affirming a constitutional role for affirmative action in college admissions.

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Taking On the Challenge of College Completion

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Learning to Educate an Increasingly Diverse Nation

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How Public Universities Are Addressing Declines in State Funding

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