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AHA Brings Latest Research On Heart Disease Out Of The Lab And Into Older American's Homes

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In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, home care startup Honor and the AHA on May 1 will bring the AHA’s latest heart disease and stroke research out of the lab and directly into the homes of patients suffering from heart disease or recovering from a stroke.

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Will Trump's "Buy American" Executive Order Save American Jobs?

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Pros and Cons to Trump's 'Buy American' Executive Order.

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The Privilege Of School Choice

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The Privilege Of School Choice
When given the chance, will wealthy parents ever choose to desegregate schools?

April 29, 2017 at 12:48PM
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The 10 Best Ways To Save Money

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A leadership guide on how to keep as much money in your bank account as possible.

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NPR News: Trump On Education Department: 'Reverse This Federal Power Grab'

Trump On Education Department: 'Reverse This Federal Power Grab'
Our weekly education news roundup: State officials criticize DeVos on student loan protections; and typos torpedo some grant applications for low-income students.

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This week we announced our biggest school partnership ever: https://t.co/RUtF8XobRghttp://pic.twitter.com/BGRVc2r4Ze — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) April 29, 2017

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Taking AP US History? Join our free live tutoring session this Monday, May 1, with our history expert, Kim. RSVP: https://t.co/tsw6RLNxBG — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) April 28, 2017

NPR News: Georgetown University To Offer Slave Descendants Preferential Admissions

Georgetown University To Offer Slave Descendants Preferential Admissions
When Georgetown University announced they were going to try to make reparations to descendants of slaves held by the university more than a century ago, it raised tough questions for the families who stand to receive the reparations. Georgetown is offering preferential admissions to descendants, but one family with two students applying, have another idea.

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NPR News: At TED This Week, Two Speakers Got To The Root Of Things

At TED This Week, Two Speakers Got To The Root Of Things
At the TED Conference in Vancouver this week, two Fellows, Devita Davison and Damon Davis talked about putting ideas to work to invigorate marginalized communities from within.

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NPR News: 19th Century Princess And Cookbook Author Was Also Georgia's First Feminist

19th Century Princess And Cookbook Author Was Also Georgia's First Feminist
Princess Barbare Jorjadze is renowned for her cookbook. But she spent most of her life writing letters, poems and essays, to fight for a greater public role for Georgian women.

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How School Segregation Still Happens

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How School Segregation Still Happens
Wealthy white parents who are too focused on test scores are isolating their kids from a public school education.

April 28, 2017 at 12:44PM
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Help us create free, official LSAT practice for anyone, anywhere. Apply to join our LSAT Student Advisory Board! https://t.co/eyUxTopECihttp://pic.twitter.com/TurSaysOEP — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) April 28, 2017

Hoosier Ingenuity: Purdue Does It Again

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I’ll say it again: Mitch Daniels is easily America’s most innovative and successful major college president, and shows once again that academic leadership can be done by persons whose training and background are mostly non-academic in nature.

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International Schools Gain New Foothold But Biggest Prize Awaits

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International education has been one of the biggest success stories of this century - and dismantling barriers in previously underdeveloped territories promise a period of even greater growth.

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Harvard Business School Has Been A Force For Greed And Not Good, New Book Says

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In the new book, The Golden Passport: Harvard Business School, the Limits of Capitalism, and the Moral Failure of the MBA Elite, financial journalist Duff McDonald takes the vaunted business school to task.

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Teach Your Kid Responsibility: Help Them Start a Business This Summer

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Help your Kids make some 'responsible' money this Summer.

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The Importance of Applicant Tracking Systems: An Interview With Talent Tech Labs

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Applicant Tracking Systems play an outsized role in the hiring process but remain largely overlooked or misunderstood, particularly by first-time job seekers like college seniors and recent graduates. I asked Talent Tech Labs about the role of Applicant Tracking Systems and where they're going.

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How Do You Practice For The Unexpected?

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Is it possible to create a place to practice and prepare for how to react when things don’t go according to plan? Mary Lemmer and Improv4 think so.

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Who Is Really Keeping Women Back In The Workplace?

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International Women's Day was celebrated on March 8, as it is every year, to celebrate the advances of women and to remind us that there is still work to do for gender equality. A recent survey from Western Union illustrated the global challenges that women face and outlined a possible path forward.

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Milken CEO Delivers Big Time

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I was able to speak with Mike Klowden CEO of the Milken Institute regarding the 2017 Annual gathering that kicks off this Sunday May 30th at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills California. I'm will be attending myself so stayed tuned for unique highlights from the event.

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These Four Websites Can Help Round Out College Campus Visits

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The college campus visit is important, but listen to other sources as well to get better insights on an institution. "Experience surrogates" are one example, some college reviewing websites are another.

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NPR News: A Path Out Of Poverty: Career Training + Quality Pre K

A Path Out Of Poverty: Career Training + Quality Pre K
A new study on an innovative program in Tulsa, Okla., that links quality Head Start services with job training and parental support shows it's improving the lives of both mothers and their children.

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This Woman With An IQ Over 160 Will Save Media Freedom In Taiwan

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Taiwan's digital minister is pumping out record amounts of government info online for consumption by the public, including mass media that an NGO says face threats to their freedom.

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NPR News: Who Gains And Who's Left Out Of Georgetown's Reparations Plan

Who Gains And Who's Left Out Of Georgetown's Reparations Plan
Georgetown University says it will try to atone to the descendants of slaves sold more than a century ago. One concrete step is "preferential admissions" for descendants, but it doesn't help everyone.

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NPR News: This Week In Race: Fox Sued, Schools Re-Segregate And Shea Moisture Gets Thirsty

This Week In Race: Fox Sued, Schools Re-Segregate And Shea Moisture Gets Thirsty
Oh, and there's a new philanthropist in town.

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We’re live right now with an AP Calculus tutoring session! It’s free! https://t.co/ZqfzfnErpV — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) April 27, 2017

NPR News: West Virginia State University Says It Is Suing Dow Chemical For Contamination

West Virginia State University Says It Is Suing Dow Chemical For Contamination
The school alleges the chemical manufacturing giant is responsible for the elevated levels of three likely carcinogens in its groundwater. Its lawsuit asks that the company provide for their removal.

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NPR News: After Ann Coulter Speech Cancellation, Protesters Rally At Berkeley

After Ann Coulter Speech Cancellation, Protesters Rally At Berkeley
The university and city of Berkeley saw dueling demonstrations with police on hand. Coulter suggested that she might "swing by" to greet supporters.

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Independence Days: My Perfect Imperfect Gap Year

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NPR News: After Ann Coulter Backs Out Of Visit, UC Berkeley Braces For Free Speech Rallies

After Ann Coulter Backs Out Of Visit, UC Berkeley Braces For Free Speech Rallies
UC Berkeley expects more unrest on Thursday. Conservative groups charge the campus with censorship after it cancelled speeches by provocative speakers over safety concerns.

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New Zealand Launches A Three-Year Visa Program For Impact Entrepreneurs

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New Zealand's Global Impact Visa targets social entrepreneurs who want to move to that country.

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Are you taking the AP Calculus exam this year? Join us for a free live study session later today. RSVP now: https://t.co/18JOEN93KM — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) April 27, 2017

NPR News: Want To Finish College? Go Full Time, At Least Part Of The Time

Want To Finish College? Go Full Time, At Least Part Of The Time
Students who attend full time for at least one semester are 50 percent more likely to complete community college, a new study shows.

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Why It's So Hard For Foster Kids To Graduate From College

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Why It's So Hard For Foster Kids To Graduate From College
Most parents don’t cut their children off the minute they finish high school or turn 18, yet in many states that’s when young people are required to exit the foster care system.

April 26, 2017 at 06:49PM
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A Timeline Of Events Related To Ann Coulter's Speech At Berkeley (Which She Just Pulled Out Of)

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A Timeline Of Events Related To Ann Coulter's Speech At Berkeley (Which She Just Pulled Out Of)
Here's a timeline of the violent clashes, lawsuits, and flip-flopping (on both sides) that have occurred since the Berkeley College Republicans announced Coulter's planned speech late last month.

April 26, 2017 at 03:24PM
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Department Of Education Moves To Make Student Loan Process Easier While IRS Tool Is Down

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Applying for financial aid isn't going to be as bad as feared this year after all. The Department of Education Department has agreed to allow colleges and universities more flexibility to use as part of their verification procedures while the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) is unavailable.

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Best Value Colleges 2017 By Region: The Best In The Northeast, West, Midwest And South

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We've compiled some facts about the Best Value Colleges List 2017 by region: Northeast, West, Midwest and South. No matter where you opt to attend college, be it sunny Miami or less-than-sunny Seattle, quality and good value spans coast to coast.

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Best Value Colleges 2017: 300 Schools Worth The Investment

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Which colleges will give your the best bang for your tuition buck? The 2017 Best Value College ranking offers 300 schools that deliver the best bang for the tuition buck based on tuition costs, school quality, post-grad earnings, student debt and graduation success.

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America’s Top 25 Best Value Colleges 2017

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From Banker to Founder of Million Dollar Transcription Business

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A leadership story in the medical industry.

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What You Should Know Before Flipping for Flipped Learning

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Flipped learning seems to have great potential, but rather than being viewed as the ultimate solution to improved teaching and learning, flipped classrooms should be used as one of many pedagogical tools used.

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Ten Books To Get You Through The College Admission Cycle

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Take some time off from reading all the "how to get into college" books and try some about college that are off the beaten path. They provide some good perspective and even a good laugh or two.

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Going Dutch - Why Humility And Collaboration Will Drive Your Career Forward

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An MBA from a world-class business school is a professional passport to the career you want. But what will you bring in return? RSM MBA Admissions Director Brandon Kirby looks at how the MBA admissions process is a chance to show how you can contribute to a collaborative business school experience.

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Which Graduate Degree Gets You Out of Debt the Fastest?

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Which Graduate Degree Gets You Out of Debt the Fastest?
Those seeking higher income may indeed find themselves better equipped after earning a graduate degree. But this second chance can come at a steep cost.

April 25, 2017 at 08:36PM
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The Best 4-Year Colleges For Veterans And Military Personnel

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To find out which schools in the United States rate the highest in offering a hospitable environment for vets and military folks to get their undergrad degrees, we looked to an annual assessment by The Military Times.

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The 12 Best 4-Year Colleges For Veterans

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NPR News: New York City Announces Plan To Expand Universal Preschool To 3 Year Olds

New York City Announces Plan To Expand Universal Preschool To 3 Year Olds
New York City has announced an ambitious plan to extend universal preschool to 3 year olds. Mayor Bill de Blasio says the effort will expand on the city's current program for 4 year olds.

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NPR News: The Research Argument For NYC's Preschool Plan For 3-Year-Olds

The Research Argument For NYC's Preschool Plan For 3-Year-Olds
New York City's plan for universal preschool for 3-year-olds aligns with a growing body of research showing that the benefits of high-quality pre-K can persist for years.

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Harvard Law School's Moneyball Moment

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With next year’s admissions cycle, Harvard Law school will launch a pilot program allowing applicants to apply with the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), the test that nearly all law schools have used for decades, or the GRE General Test (GRE), used by many graduate programs.

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NPR News: Nation's Report Card Finds Mixed Grades For U.S. Students In Visual Arts, Music

Nation's Report Card Finds Mixed Grades For U.S. Students In Visual Arts, Music
It's the first time since 2008 that the federal government has released its assessment of U.S. eighth-graders in the arts. While there are some signs of progress, troubling achievement gaps remain.

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Founder Of The Company That Provided Apple Its Touch ID Tech Develops Connected-Life App For Seniors

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Using some $8 million in venture capital raised last year, K4Connect hopes to help older adults and individuals with disabilities via a connected-life software suite that brings together home automation products, health and wellness technologies and communication and social functionality.

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Taking AP Calculus? Prep for the exam with our free live tutoring session this Thursday. RSVP now: https://t.co/18JOEN93KM — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) April 24, 2017

Why Your Brain Would Love It If You Took A Gap Year

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As gap years become more popular, the science behind them show their benefit. Experts agree that a structured year away from a formal academic setting can help students refine their goals, increase motivation, and give developing brains more time to undergo crucial structural changes.

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6 Reasons You May Not Graduate on Time

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Food 3.0 : It's Time For A Food Revolution

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The family that created the Baskin Robbins empire is creating a food revolution to help make America healthy again.

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Why and How Taking the Time to Invest in Training Young People Benefits Your Entire Industry

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A look into the negative stereotypes surrounding millennials in the workplace.

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How To Discover And Address College Admission Anxieties

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The anxiety around college admission isn't really about individuals' overdoing it. It's part of a systemic problem that high schools and colleges themselves need to address.

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If You Want Your Child To Succeed At School, Put Down Your Smartphone

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Parents are rightly worried about the amount of time their children spend online, but this concern cuts both ways, as a survey shows teenagers feel their parents spend too much time on their cell phones.

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Be Nice — You Won’t Finish Last

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Taiwan's Once Mighty High-Tech Sector Is Falling Behind Because Of Low Pay

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Hardware isn't growing, while software is struggling to pay wages that can entice Taiwan’s university-educated talent, according to industry researchers.

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Where Non-Techies Can Get With the Programming

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Could Universal Environmental Education Spur A Green Revolution?

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Could Universal Environmental Education Spur A Green Revolution?
It’s not just about politics; it’s about preparing the next generation workforce for the inevitable explosion of the clean-tech economy.

April 23, 2017 at 10:41AM
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The Class Of 2017 Face A Reality Check When They Graduate College

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Salary expectations among college seniors are way off base with what employers are willing to pay, meaning there are going to be some seriously disappointed graduates this summer.

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NPR News: Student Loans: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers

Student Loans: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers
Is trade school the ticket? Does the middle class have the worst debt woes? Listeners weigh in with burning student loan questions.

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NPR News: His Teacher Told Him He Wouldn't Go To College, Then He Did

His Teacher Told Him He Wouldn't Go To College, Then He Did
African-American students with disabilities are disciplined far more and graduate far less than their counterparts, researchers say. What needs to change to help more succeed?

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6 Tips To Bring Back Open Thinking

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The magnitude of closed thinking by individuals and organizations is on the rise. It's time for open thinking to reappear.

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