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5 Ways Lack Of Sleep Makes Millennials Worse Employees

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Just 29% of millennials say they regularly get sufficient sleep.

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Uber Bare: Four Steps To Avoiding A Corporate Culture Disaster

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In the old days when we were not as connected as we are now, it was possible for people and corporations to hide information or remain anonymous.

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From Refugee To CEO: Fear Is Her Own Creation And Can Be Overcome With One Decision

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Nothing puts professional fear (and life itself) into perspective more effectively than early years lived in physical fear. The CEO of the School of Rock takes action, craves change and knows she's not alone in her self-critiquing nature.

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NPR News: HBCU President On Trump Meeting: 'We Gotta Invest In Our Young People'

HBCU President On Trump Meeting: 'We Gotta Invest In Our Young People'
Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities are in Washington, D.C., this week pressing their priorities with the Trump administration and lawmakers. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Walter Kimbrough, president of Dillard University in New Orleans, about the meetings.

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What Is The Kraljic Matrix?

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The Kraljic Matrix is one of the most effective ways to deliver accurate supplier segmentation. Although the Kraljic Matrix may appear simple to many procurement professionals, it is often inaccurately applied and this leads to misfiring supplier relationship management programs.

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Growth of AI means we need to retrain workers..... now

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Artificial Intelligence is changing the way the world works. The workforce of the future will need to embrace these technologies, or find themselves irrelevant.

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Don't Write Off Teachers Just Yet, They Are More Important Than Ever

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One of the more enduring narratives over the rise of technology is that it will lead to the demise of classroom teachers, but far from diminishing teachers, technology could make them more important than ever.

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Enterprise IT Investment: Fixing What's Broken

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Far too many CEOs have had their careers marked with the ERP asterisk. Questions concerning project budgets and whether the efforts were justified have become almost rhetorical. Despite how aggressively the C-Suite and ERP vendors worked together to control the narrative...

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The Big Losers From 'College For All': Women

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The college/high school earnings differential has in general stopped growing since about 2000. The decline in the gains from college have been highly unevenly distributed. The income gains from a college education have declined in recent years for women, while they have continued to grow for men.

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College Advice: How I Read An Application

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Admissions officers at the vast majority of places, however, those of us that accept more than half of our applicants, are spending more time trying to strengthen relationships with students who have been or will be admitted, in order to get them to accept our offers and enroll.

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For-Profit Schools Can Cost $466 More Per Credit -- But Rarely Pay Off

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Stock prices of for-profit schools have also shot up by as much as 40 percent post-election. And, credit for credit, for-profit colleges cost about twice as much as public colleges, according to a new Student Loan Hero survey. But where does this leave students?

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NPR News: To This Scholar, For-Profit Colleges Are 'Lower Ed'

To This Scholar, For-Profit Colleges Are 'Lower Ed'
Tressie McMillan Cottom delves into the hopes and dreams of students outside the traditional college path.

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Want Your Kid to Be a Billionaire Entrepreneur? These Schools Want to Make It Happen

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Want Your Kid to Be a Billionaire Entrepreneur? These Schools Want to Make It Happen
At a time when Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk enjoy rock-god status and families gather to watch "Shark Tank," it's no surprise that we'd start nudging our kids toward becoming business creators.

February 27, 2017 at 02:22PM
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One Millennial's Case For Continuing To Accept Money From His Parents

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One Millennial shares why he's OK with occasionally relying on the bank of mom and dad to help him fund his life.

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10 Tips For Leaders To Support Workplace Diversity (Part 1: Things To Do At Work)

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As leaders, our words and actions have a great impact on workplace diversity. Here are several simple things you can do at work that will make your organization more inclusive, while boosting morale and increasing performance.

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How EdTech Entrepreneurs Seek to Enhance Language Learning

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Recent technological developments have expanded the potential of technology to enhance language learning. Despite the fact that the measurable impact of technological tools on language learning outcomes is inconclusive, many entrepreneurs continue to use technology to foster language acquisition.

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How To Ace Public Service Loan Forgiveness

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Public Service Loan Forgiveness can save you thousands of dollars on your student loans. Do you qualify?

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Legal Education's Other Challenge: Retraining Practicing Lawyers For A New Marketplace

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Legal education has a big challenge--and it's not the usual story of the Academy's failure to turn out debt-free, gainfully employed graduates with the skills to thrive in the marketplace. It's the challenge of re-educating practicing lawyers. Here are some solutions.

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NPR News: Hey, Students: 5 Things That Are Wrong With Your Cover Letter

Hey, Students: 5 Things That Are Wrong With Your Cover Letter
Think about what do we do at NPR: We tell stories. If your resume, your cover letter and your writing samples don't tell us a story, we're not interested.

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What Do You Do? 'I Cook, I Eat, I Make TV Shows, I'm Just Me'

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The rambunctious chef and Vice personality explains the importance of buckling down and really learning a craft well.

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Sharpen Your Analytics Skills With These 5 Free Book Sources

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Here are five great sources for free textbooks on analytics-related topics.

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PPE: the Oxford degree that runs Britain

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PPE: the Oxford degree that runs Britain
An extraordinary number of Britain’s elite studied philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford. But does it produce an out-of-touch ruling class?

February 26, 2017 at 07:15PM
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NPR News: Decades Later, Translation Of Jewish Text Will Open Zohar's Gates To English Speakers

Decades Later, Translation Of Jewish Text Will Open Zohar's Gates To English Speakers
The translation of a rare Jewish text is almost done, thanks to Berkeley scholar Daniel Matt. This May, publishers will release the final volume of the authoritative English translation of the Zohar.

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It's Not Enough For Working Class Kids To Get Into College

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Working class students are under-represented in higher education, but even when they get there the struggle is far from over.

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NASA Delivers A TED-Like Presentation To Announce Earth-Size Planets

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NASA wants to remain relevant to our lives. To do so they realize the critical role communication plays to stir excitement, stretch our imaginations, and to inspire us to explore worlds beyond our own.

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Baylor's Mulkey Tired Of Hearing Sex Assault Allegations, Wants Critics Knocked 'Right In The Face'

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Baylor's Kim Mulkey has won two national championships as a coach. After winning her 500th game, in a display of insular leadership, she sounded off about controversy enveloping her school.

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NPR News: Which Colleges Might Give You The Best Bang For Your Buck?

Which Colleges Might Give You The Best Bang For Your Buck?
A recent study looked at colleges across the country and which ones were able to graduate low-income students into high earning jobs.

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NPR News: For Black College Prospects, Belonging And Safety Often Top Ivy Prestige

For Black College Prospects, Belonging And Safety Often Top Ivy Prestige
Over the past three years, nearly a third of HBCUs have seen at least a 20 percent increase in applications, which correlates with protests over high-profile racial-violence incidents.

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Paying For College: Crowdfunding

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You can raise funds for college through crowdfunding. It can help reduce your student loan burden.

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NPR News: Doctor Takes Death Education To High School Classrooms

Doctor Takes Death Education To High School Classrooms
NPR's Michel Martin talks with Dr. Jessica Zitter about preparing high-school students to deal with end-of-life care. Zitter is a critical care and palliative medical doctor in Oakland, Calif.

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22 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 22

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22 Things 22 year-olds should know about life.

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NPR News: Transgender Students, For-Profit Colleges And Changes To The SAT

Transgender Students, For-Profit Colleges And Changes To The SAT
Our weekly recap of the latest national education news. Highlights: Betsy DeVos spoke to a major conservative gathering, and the College Board took steps to fight cheating.

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For-Profit College Stocks: How Long Will The Trump Bump Last?

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The oft-scrutinized for-profit education industry may see less scrutiny in coming years and investors have taken notice. Is this optimism based on speculation about DeVos and Trump's plans for education or strong fundamentals in the sector's leading companies?

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NPR News: Mildred Dresselhaus, 'Queen Of Carbon' And Nanoscience Trailblazer, Dies At 86

Mildred Dresselhaus, 'Queen Of Carbon' And Nanoscience Trailblazer, Dies At 86
The daughter of poor immigrants, Dresselhaus became science royalty for her work with carbon materials. Along the way she opened opportunities for female scientists that didn't exist when she started.

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School Spending Will Likely Claim More Victims Yet

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The school funding crisis is biting hard and has already claimed one victim - but she is unlikely to be the last.

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Delegation And How To Be A Better, Happier Manager

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Grasping these three basic features of management will add lasting value to your organization, while enriching your own work environment.

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NPR News: Liz Coleman: How Do We Teach College Students To Ask Big Questions?

Liz Coleman: How Do We Teach College Students To Ask Big Questions?
Former Bennington College President Liz Coleman believes higher education is overly-specialized & complacent. She says we need to encourage students to ask bigger questions and take more risks.

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Encouraging Today's Hidden Figures in STEM

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Leading Oscar contender, Hidden Figures, is helping to elevate the ongoing conversation surrounding women in STEM. Hidden Figures has sparked interest in addressing the inequities that are still present today in the tech industry.

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SAPVoice: Here's What Super Star CHROs Are Doing In 2017

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SAP Radio host Bonnie D. Graham recently challenged three HR experts to share their perspectives on how CHROs can shake up the status quo and get it right in the new year during an episode of Changing the Game with HR entitled, “CHROs and People Strategies: New Year Resolutions and Beyond.”

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BLS Limousine Company Co-Founder Reinvents Herself In Her Sixties As Indie Author

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Carole P. Roman has had many acts in 62 years, and as they say, the show must go on. Now with more than 35 children's books to her credit, 100-plus book awards, her own radio tour and some 15,000 likes and followers on social media, the Amazon indie-published author has reinvented herself again.

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NPR News: In Eastern Virginia, Mixed Feelings on Trump's Trans Restroom Guidance

In Eastern Virginia, Mixed Feelings on Trump's Trans Restroom Guidance
Gloucester County, Va., is embroiled in a battle over transgender restrooms. The case of one of its high school students is slated to be argued before the Supreme Court next month.

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'A Man Ahead Of His Time': What Booker T. Washington Understood About Entrepreneurship

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Booker T. Washington was a man ahead of his time. By requiring each student to master at least two trades, he ensured that they would be able to contribute to the betterment of society; be self-supporting after graduation; and become independent business people rather than wage-earners or servants.

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40 Quotes about Educ

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NPR News: 5 Questions About The Trump Administration's New Transgender Student Guidance

5 Questions About The Trump Administration's New Transgender Student Guidance
What this means for the Supreme Court, and for students in school right now.

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NPR News: Go To College, Play Video Games. E-Sports Make A Play For The Big Ten

Go To College, Play Video Games. E-Sports Make A Play For The Big Ten
There's no prize money involved, although League of Legends maker Riot Games offers scholarships for the e-sports teams at Ohio State and competitors at other Big Ten campuses.

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Are you taking the SAT? Join us for a free SAT math class today at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT. RSVP now: https://t.co/UWfAnChCYPhttp://pic.twitter.com/8tXTnTVwWE — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) February 23, 2017

NPR News: English Language Learners: How Your State Is Doing

English Language Learners: How Your State Is Doing
The number of English language learners in public schools is nearing 5 million. Many are struggling academically, despite well-intentioned efforts to help them learn English.

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NPR News: After Making History In Space, Mae Jemison Works To Prime Future Scientists

After Making History In Space, Mae Jemison Works To Prime Future Scientists
For the first African-American woman in space, her path to spaceflight and beyond includes trying to pave the way for more girls of color to follow in her footsteps.

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What The Rise Of The Anti-Credential Means For The Future Of Credentials

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The Thiel Fellows example takes it a step farther – a nihilistic Trumpian step. DROPOUT isn’t a credential; it’s an anti-credential. But I’m actually OK with the anti-credential because higher education needs another elite credential like it needs a hole in the head.

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'Small Mishap' Or 'Huge Problem' - Emails That Don't Hit The Panic Button

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Instead of thinking, ‘What are my readers’ concerns?’ think, ‘What’s the first question the readers are likely to ask themselves about this issue?’ The more closely you can identify with your reader, the more likely you are to provide them what they need.

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NPR News: Trump Administration Rescinds Obama Rule On Transgender Students' Bathroom Use

Trump Administration Rescinds Obama Rule On Transgender Students' Bathroom Use
The administration will not direct public schools to allow students to use facilities that match their gender identities. It notes the primary role of state and local districts in education policy.

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The Fall Of Manufacturing And Rise Of Technology Makes Lifelong Education More Important

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One of President Trump’s favored initiatives is investing in America’s physical infrastructure. But the human infrastructure of our country also urgently needs attention. We can no longer rely on formal schooling alone.

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Stanford Researchers Develop The Fastest Brain-To-Computer Hookup That Allows Typing For People With Paralysis

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Stanford Researchers Develop The Fastest Brain-To-Computer Hookup That Allows Typing For People With Paralysis
Stanford University investigators have surgically implanted tiny sensors in the brains that that pick up the electrical activity of individual neurons, giving paralyzed people newfound access to communication.

February 22, 2017 at 12:41PM
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NPR News: A Student's Perspective On Mississippi: Beautiful, Engulfing And Sometimes Enraging

A Student's Perspective On Mississippi: Beautiful, Engulfing And Sometimes Enraging
In 1962, the University of Mississippi was at the heart of the desegregation battle. More than 50 years later, a junior on campus talks race, belonging and his sense of pride in Mississippi.

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Adulting School Teaches Young Adults Grown-Up Skills

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Adulting School Teaches Young Adults Grown-Up Skills
A new school in Maine, called the Adulting School, is dedicated to teaching skills like these to fledgling adults so they can become successful grown-ups.

February 22, 2017 at 08:28AM
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Record Number Of Students Going Abroad Despite Anti-Global Rhetoric In Recent Elections

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The study and work abroad movement is still as strong as ever, and the value of these experiences continues to build.

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Women Who Code: You Are Not Alone

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Women Who Code CEO Alaina Percival answers questions about women in STEM as "Hidden Figures" propels the conversation into the spotlight.

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How Wikipedia Is Making Kids Dumber Than Ever

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Crowdsourcing is great for helping NASA organize photos or raising money for your band, but not for everything. Cartoon by Shannon Wheeler.

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33 Cartoons About Technology Changing Everything

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NPR News: What Students Can Learn By Writing For Wikipedia

What Students Can Learn By Writing For Wikipedia
Replacing "alternative facts" with a footnoted, neutral point of view. Some professors say students work harder knowing their research will have a broad audience.

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The Secret To Paying Down Your Student Loans Faster That Lenders Don't Want You To Know

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If it seems like you aren't making a dent in your college debt, read this.

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Why Writing About Math Is The Best Part Of Common Core

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Disdain for "Common Core" math instruction and the requirement that students explain their answers crosses all manner of partisan boundaries. Unfortunately, it's dead wrong: explaining answers is one of the best parts of modern math in schools.

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Student Loan Debt In 2017: A $1.3 Trillion Crisis

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In the U.S., the student loan debt crisis impacts over 44 million borrowers who hold over $1.3 trillion in student loan debt.

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Stop Driving Teachers Out Of The Classroom; Focus Instead On Keeping Them There

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Teachers are leaving the classroom in unprecedented numbers - and far from addressing the problem, the government is making it worse.

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