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NPR News: How A Happy School Can Help Students Succeed

How A Happy School Can Help Students Succeed
Research shows that the way a school 'feels' can help kids learn. But school climate remains a hard concept to define and measure.

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Americans Are Clueless About Education Spending

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Shutterstock Do you know how much, on average, Americans spend on each of the more than 46 million students in the country’s public schools? It’s about $11,000. But only 15% of respondents to a new poll could estimate the correct range of per-pupil spending. That’s according to a study released this month [...]

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Happy Halloween from the Khan Academy team! http://pic.twitter.com/tfERwhQSWJ — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) November 1, 2016

Hillary Clinton Promises To Spend $25 Billion On Historically Black Colleges

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Hillary Clinton campaigned with first lady Michelle Obama in North Carolina on Oct. 27. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) In the last week of the presidential campaign, Democratic contender Hillary Clinton offered up a plan to spend $25 billion in federal funds on historically black colleges and universities. There are 107 [...]

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University Of The People: A 'Boutique' Alternative In Online Education

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Boutique education providers, like the University of the People, are tailoring online education to fill niches and address individualized needs.

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NPR News: Schools Hustle To Reach Kids Who Move With The Harvest, Not The School Year

Schools Hustle To Reach Kids Who Move With The Harvest, Not The School Year
The children of migrant farm workers are some of the country's poorest, most undereducated and hardest to track down. Programs like one in southern Indiana are working to change that.

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Noam Chomsky and the Bicycle Theory

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The votes are in! Our Halloween history video tackles the Lost Colony of Roanoke. Watch now!https://t.co/94piV2QmDnhttp://pic.twitter.com/8pXgEhq9qU — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) October 31, 2016

Just Because Millennials Don't Donate Doesn't Mean They're Disengaged

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Millennials are pioneering new ways to address the issues that affect them.

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Six Secrets For Turning Teenage Boys Into Responsible, Resilient Young Men

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Plaque on the front of the old school building on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Newark, N.J. (photo/Maureen Sullivan) At St. Benedict’s Prep, they’re called Fr. Ed-isms. They’re six “tested and true insights” into the mind of the adolescent boy. And Fr. Ed – Reverend Edwin Leahy, OSB – has [...]

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Two Candidates, Two Approaches to Fixing the Student Debt Problem

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NPR News: 300 Million Children Are Breathing 'Extremely Toxic' Air, UNICEF Says

300 Million Children Are Breathing 'Extremely Toxic' Air, UNICEF Says
Altogether, some 2 billion children worldwide are breathing air that has been deemed a "long term hazard," a report finds. Pollution contributes to around 600,000 deaths annually of kids under age 5.

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Students Are Getting Spooked As Brexit Fears Hit University Applications

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It’s Hallowe’en and it’s students who are taking fright as new figures show a sharp drop in applications to U.K. universities.

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School Segregation Remains A 'Devastating' Issue In America, Explains John Oliver

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School Segregation Remains A 'Devastating' Issue In America, Explains John Oliver
And we're looking at you, too, coastal liberals. Just because you eat kale chips doesn't mean this isn't a big problem for you as well.

October 31, 2016 at 08:47AM
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Why Hoarding Knowledge Imperils Your Organization

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A recent report highlights how few organizations are successfully managing the knowledge at their disposal and outlines some steps you can take to improve matters

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NPR News: The Debate Over Bilingual Education In California

The Debate Over Bilingual Education In California
California voters will decide on Nov. 8 whether to overturn the state's 20-year-old ban on bilingual education in public schools.

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NPR News: Beyond The Pail: NPR Unpacks The History Of The Lunch Box

Beyond The Pail: NPR Unpacks The History Of The Lunch Box
From re-purposed lard pails to bento boxes, the way students carry lunch to school has changed almost as much as the classrooms they learn in.

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Jake Millar's 'Unfiltered' Interviews With Business Leaders

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A young New Zealand entrepreneur is putting an unfiltered spin on business education.

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Video Games And Digital Devices Are Not Keeping Kids Indoors. Blame Science Class For That.

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Twenty-First century teachers need to embrace lesson plans that leverage digital tools to help students understand, interpret, and analyze the world in which they live. Unfortunately, doing so is like swimming against the current. Most of the rhetoric around technology is teaching our children to see STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, [...]

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NPR News: How One University Used Big Data To Boost Graduation Rates

How One University Used Big Data To Boost Graduation Rates
Georgia State says it's saved students $12 million in tuition because they're graduating faster, thanks to its new high-tech advising system.

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What has 5 monkeys to do with Negotiations & Management ?

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Why negotiators dont developed and remain in NegoPorn

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NPR News: A Vote For California Prop 58 Lifts Bilingual Education Ban

A Vote For California Prop 58 Lifts Bilingual Education Ban
Nearly two decades after California banned bilingual education, voters this November 8 will have a chance to restore it, allowing schools to teach students in their native language as well as English.

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Mindset Lessons From the World-Class Yung Institute

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She wanted to kill herself. She did not want to live anymore. She Facebook messaged me asking what she should do. I had no idea what to say. I am not a doctor. I am not a therapist. So, I told her what I did when I was depressed. I [...]

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NPR News: Supporters Of A Chicago School Merger Hope To Stamp Out Segregation

Supporters Of A Chicago School Merger Hope To Stamp Out Segregation
In Chicago, a plan to merge one of the wealthiest public schools with a nearby school serving mostly low income, black children has met with a "no" from school officials, but parents aren't giving up.

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NPR News: What Trump And Clinton Have To Say About Education

What Trump And Clinton Have To Say About Education
The candidates aren't talking much about education, but the next president faces big challenges: reducing achievement gaps, implementing the new education law, and expanding access and opportunity.

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Meet our 2016 Talent Search winners from the US and Canada! https://t.co/cYnfUXGSochttp://pic.twitter.com/DYeyMZTnPk — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) October 28, 2016

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@rizka_hanifah thanks for your interest in translating our videos! Please apply to be a translator here: https://t.co/SgBFIxazHu — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) October 28, 2016

NPR News: Agreeing On More Money For Roads, Bridges May Be Easier Than Finding Workers

Agreeing On More Money For Roads, Bridges May Be Easier Than Finding Workers
Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump say they would spend more to rebuild the country's aging infrastructure. The problem is there may not be enough people with the right skills to fill those jobs.

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Busting The Biggest Myths About Sales Teams

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Knowing the commercial activity of your business is crucial for its future survival, but often there is a huge gulf between managers´ impressions of how their sales teams operate and the reality. Here are the five biggest myths about sales, and tips on how to get a truer picture of your firm´s sales activity.

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The Best- And Worst-Paying Sales Jobs Right Now

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This Company Will Hire 9,000 Millennials in 2017

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A global accounting firm will hire over 9,000 millennials in the US alone next year. How will they do it?

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NPR News: 4 Myths About School Bullying And The 'Trump Effect'

4 Myths About School Bullying And The 'Trump Effect'
Hillary Clinton has just proposed a $500 million initiative to help states combat bullying. Here are some things you should know.

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College Is Still Getting More Expensive. What Can Stop It?

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College Is Still Getting More Expensive. What Can Stop It?
Tuition and fees at private and public schools alike keep rising faster than inflation.

October 28, 2016 at 12:42AM
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Would Hillary Clinton Fail Her Own Litmus Test On School Bullying?

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Is it bullying when a protester dresses up like Donald Duck? (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) Democrat Hillary Clinton refuses to decry bullying among her supporters, but wants to spend $500 million of federal funds to combat bullying in schools. It’s part of her alliance with the teachers’ unions to defeat [...]

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Should Passion Take A Back Seat To ROI When Choosing A College Major?

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Image Courtesy of Student Loan Hero Today’s college students are overwhelmingly choosing their majors based on passion – 88 percent, in fact, according to a recent Student Loan Hero study. On the other hand, the portion of college students who consider earning potential when deciding on a college and a major is [...]

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RT @khanlabschool Thank you to the Khan Academy employees who played bluegrass for our youngest students! https://t.co/CTXRPfGmN6http://pic.twitter.com/HeJ4GvFpoE — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) October 27, 2016

Attracting International Students: How Australian Higher Education Stays Ahead of Competition?

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International students take their global experiences and educational credentials as a pathway to advancing their career and improving their life. As competition for international students intensifies, nations and educational institutions cannot continue to charge a higher differential fee to international students and deliver unsatisfactory career outcomes.

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The Mentor/Mentee Relationship: Lessons for Incubators and Accelerators

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In the fall of 2013, I helped launch the Education Design Studio incorporated (EDSi), a private, for-profit hybrid incubator, seed-fund and design studio that operates in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania. Like many edtech incubators, EDSi has a mentoring program. My team and I have learned many lessons about mentoring as EDSi has evolved over time, and other incubators and accelerators might benefit from learning about our findings.

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Is Audience Interaction A Good Idea?

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A defense of audience interaction -- why it's important.

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NPR News: National Science Test Scores Are Out, But What Do They Really Tell Us?

National Science Test Scores Are Out, But What Do They Really Tell Us?
The results are mixed for fourth-, eighth- and 12th-graders. More than that, though, experts say the nation's report card may be out of step with the latest goals for science learning.

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We’re launching a talent search in India! Get all the details, including prize info, here: https://t.co/P2juotbaSmhttp://pic.twitter.com/gHVliWolx0 — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) October 27, 2016

6 Tips To Lower The Cost Of College

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It’s no secret that college costs are rising faster than the overall rate of inflation, placing an ever-increasing financial burden on college students and their families. But there are ways to fight back. By following these six steps, students can smartly navigate college expenses and graduate with the lowest possible debt load.

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How to Ace the Top 7 Most Common Interview Questions

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Practice makes perfect.

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NPR News: The Return Of Bilingual Education In California?

The Return Of Bilingual Education In California?
In 1998, California became the first state to ban bilingual education. For nearly 20 years English-only instruction has been the norm. Proposition 58 could change that.

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Cutting Edge School Tech: Focus on Differences

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VideoThis year, Education Week published another report that said teachers still face systemic challenges in adapting their instruction to new technologies in ways that would transform education. This doesn't surprise me as I've asked students how they've used their smart boards and to my great disappointment, one studentsaid, "Sometimes, I [...]

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With A Long Pitch On PLAY And DLTR, Booth Grads Win Ross Stock Competition For Third Year In A Row

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If a school won a stock pitch competition for three years in a row, would you like to know what stock they pitched? Each year, graduate students from across the country come to the Ross School of Business and participate in a stock pitch competition. This year, Jack Zhao, Wyan [...]

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NPR News: How The Barber, And Other Caring Adults, Help Kids Succeed

How The Barber, And Other Caring Adults, Help Kids Succeed
A new study finds that for every seven more adults in a neighborhood, one fewer young person leaves school.

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NPR News: How The Barber, And Other Caring Adults, Help Kids Succeed

How The Barber, And Other Caring Adults, Help Kids Succeed
A new study finds that for every seven more adults in a neighborhood, one fewer young person leaves school.

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Dubai Plans To Become Global Design Hub With MIT's Support

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DUBAI - Dubai is a city that's constantly in the making. Not just because of the ever present construction sites, but also due to the effort the city is doing to position itself as a global player in a number of fields, from renewable energies to smart transportation. Money is certainly [...]

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Inviting Guests To A Party Without Inviting Their Phones

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Putting the Yondr pouch for mobile devices to the ultimate test.

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How the 2016 Presidential Candidates Plan to Address the $1.3 Trillion Issue of Student Debt

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$1.3 trillion. 40 million Americans. $35,000. These are the ever-growing numbers associated with the massive issue of student loan debt in the United States: $1.3 trillion in outstanding student loans, impacting 40 million Americans who are leaving college with an average of $35,000 in student loans. The numbers are staggering enough that student debt [...]

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Should You Prepare Your Speech Or Should You Wing It?

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Winging it doesn't help you in the long run.

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NPR News: The Man Who Shed Light On Why College Keeps Getting More Expensive

The Man Who Shed Light On Why College Keeps Getting More Expensive
Remembering William Bowen, a former president of Princeton University and an important scholar of higher education, who died last week.

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Growing Entrepreneurs in the Era of Keynes' Great-Grandchildren

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Shutterstock by Alex Amari Since mid-September, Uber has been rolling out its first platoon of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh. While they’re not technically driverless (for now, there’s someone sitting in the front seat, just in case), these cars have proven remarkably effective at traversing the hilly and narrow streets of Pennsylvania’s second-largest [...]

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Growing Entrepreneurs in the Era of Keynes' Great-Grandchildren

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Shutterstock by Alex Amari Since mid-September, Uber has been rolling out its first platoon of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh. While they’re not technically driverless (for now, there’s someone sitting in the front seat, just in case), these cars have proven remarkably effective at traversing the hilly and narrow streets of Pennsylvania’s second-largest [...]

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Time To Nominate The Brightest Young Stars In Education For 30 Under 30 2017

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It's almost time to pick the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Education, our annual who's who of the brightest individuals under the age of 30 who are changing the education landscape with some of the sector's most innovative ideas.

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2016 30 Under 30: Education

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5 Things You Need to Know about Getting Recruited Through Social Media

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Gone are the days of headhunter databases.

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NPR News: What Are The Main Reasons Teachers Call It Quits?

What Are The Main Reasons Teachers Call It Quits?
Teachers in the U.S. flee the profession at rates higher than other developed nations. Often, the reasons have little to do with pay, parents or students.

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NPR News: How We Teach English Learners: 3 Basic Approaches

How We Teach English Learners: 3 Basic Approaches
U.S. schools are scrambling to teach millions of students who don't speak English. That means more program options and better services. Here's a look at the three most common approaches.

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How to Succeed in the Shark Tank

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Scott Adams had all five sharks fighting to give him money. Literally, they were competing with each other to win him over. I’ve probably watched 100 episodes. I have never seen anything like this. I tracked down Scott’s contact information and emailed him. I had so many questions about his [...]

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NPR News: For Many Schools The Recession Never Ended

For Many Schools The Recession Never Ended
A new study of Census and state budget data finds a majority of states spend less on their schools now than they did in 2008.

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NPR News: Breakthrough In Strike By Pennsylvania Professors

Breakthrough In Strike By Pennsylvania Professors
The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties and Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education reached a tentative agreement on the third day of a walkout.

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How To Become A Data Scientist In 2017

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VideoShutterstock YesterdayLinkedIn releasedits list of top skills for 2017. Statistical analysis and data mining retained thesecond spot they heldlast year while data presentation entered the top 10 for the first time. Both of these skill categories fall under the heading of data science, a term coined in 2001 by William S. Cleveland, a [...]

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The Anti-Helicopter Parent’s Plea: Let Kids Play!

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The Anti-Helicopter Parent’s Plea: Let Kids Play!
A Silicon Valley dad decided to test his theories about parenting by turning his yard into a playground where children can take physical risks without supervision. Not all of his neighbors were thrilled.

October 21, 2016 at 07:32AM
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Who Plays Which Games? And What Does That Say About Our Culture?

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The Joan Ganz Cooney Center’s new Digital Games and Family Life Infographic looks at the game genres and titles that kids and their families play. Not surprisingly, there seems to be a generational gap. There is also a curious gender distinction. (Photo by Jordan Shapiro) When it comes to age, puzzle/strategy games, [...]

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NPR News: Texas May Be Denying Tens Of Thousands Of Children Special Education

Texas May Be Denying Tens Of Thousands Of Children Special Education
Texas school officials have until early November to explain why they placed a limit on the percentage of children enrolled in special education, as a Houston Chronicle investigation revealed.

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Election 2016 Unit, Part 3: The Campaign Strategy

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NPR News: American Academy Of Pediatrics Lifts "No Screens Under 2" Rule

American Academy Of Pediatrics Lifts "No Screens Under 2" Rule
A new policy statement says kids as young as 15 months can learn from media when a caregiver is present and involved.

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Why Donald Trump's Education Policies Are Bad For Our Students

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I’m tired, I have a headache and I’m really glad the debates are over. Like most Americans, I have post-presidential debate hangover syndrome. Watching the debates and then arguing about them with friends (and a few strangers) into the wee hours of the morning can do that to you. Now [...]

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Borrowers Rack Up $125 Million In Interest From Broken Student Loan Rehabilitation System

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Image Courtesy of Student Loan Hero If you’ve defaulted on your student loans, the option to 'rehabilitate' your loans is intended to help you get back on track. But according to a new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the rehabilitation system is broken. So broken, in fact, [...]

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This Simple Step Could Boost The U.S. Economy By $45bn

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A new study suggests that getting the right kind of leaders in schools could have a huge impact on the economy.

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