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The Pop-Up Disrupting The Business School Market

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You've heard of pop-up shops that arrive in vacant premises on short-term deals to make the most of gaps in leases and lettings. Now two UK entrepreneurs are touring The PopUp Business School.

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Yes, Brewing Beer On A Cruise Ship Is Everyone's Dream Job. But It's Not All Suds And Sunshine.

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One year after setting sail, Carnival Vista’s masterbrewer is still navigating uncharted waters.

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Why Your Good Grades Won't Help You Change The World

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Those who graduate at the top of their high school class do well, but research shows they don’t tend to rise to the pinnacle of their chosen fields or foster disruptive innovations and paradigm shifts within society. High academic achievers excel within the box, but they don’t climb out of it.

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How This Entrepreneur Accidentally Stumbled Upon the Key to Exponential Growth

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How Richard Fertig completely changed his business model after a chance encounter with a job applicant.

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Why One University Requires All Freshmen To Take A Coding Course

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Why one university is introducing programming as a core class requirement.

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From Corporate To The Classroom: How This Entrepreneur Is Breaking Barriers With School Backpacks

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Learn how this entrepreneur moved from a corporate career to serving low-income youth in the classroom. Since 2014, Courtney Brockmeyer, CEO and Founder of Sydney Paige, Inc. has donated over 32,000 backpacks, partnered with celebrities, and has claimed over $0.8 million in revenue.

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Should We Beware Charismatic Leaders?

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Charisma seems a pre-requisite of our political leaders, but recent studies suggest that charisma has some clear downsides that can make a leader extremely ineffective, and even damaging to their organizations.

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The Best Advice From 2017 Commencement Speeches

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The best advice from commencement speeches in 2017.

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NPR News: English Learners Were Hurt The Most When Texas Limited Special Education

English Learners Were Hurt The Most When Texas Limited Special Education
Texas has the lowest rate of children in special education in the country. A closer look at the numbers shows that English language learners are missing out the most.

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The Smartest Cities In The World For 2017

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The IESE Cities in Motion Index 2017 analyses all aspects that make up sustainability and quality of life in 180 key world cities.

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3 Outrageous Things People Do To Get Their Children Into The 'Right' Schools, But Do They Work?

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Amanda Uhry, founder and owner of Manhattan Private School Advisors—a premier admissions counseling firm for approximately 1,600 families every year since 2001—talks about the outrageous things parents do to get their children into the best schools; and shares tips that actually work.

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NPR News: 13 Reasons Why Not: Michigan Teens Talk Honestly About Suicide

13 Reasons Why Not: Michigan Teens Talk Honestly About Suicide
The popular Netflix show 13 Reasons Why is about a teen who commits suicide. Youth Radio brings us the story of one Michigan high school's project called 13 Reasons Why Not. It features 13 stories of students overcoming their struggles.

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NPR News: College Access Index Shows Shrinking Levels Of Economic Diversity

College Access Index Shows Shrinking Levels Of Economic Diversity
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with New York Times columnist David Leonhardt about how this year's college access index shows that economic diversity is shrinking at American colleges.

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NPR News: New Orleans Charter School Creates 'Trauma Informed' Discipline Model

New Orleans Charter School Creates 'Trauma Informed' Discipline Model
Many students at Crocker College Prep, an elementary charter school in New Orleans, suffer from trauma. The school has changed it's discipline model from "no excuses" to "trauma informed" because the old way of doing things wasn't working in a place where children suffer from PTSD at three times the rate of children nationally.

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7 Student Commencement Speeches That Captured Higher Ed's Biggest Stories

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While boasting big names can earn campuses some positive press, schools don’t need to look too far to find a high-powered graduation speech.

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The Cheapest (And Most Expensive) Cities For Students

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A new study lays bare the premium students can expect to pay for accommodation - up to four times as much in some cities as in others.

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Employment: The Much Needed Ultimate Student Learning Outcome

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When student learning outcomes align with skills that employers seek from new hire candidates, recent graduates can achieve the ultimate outcome — employability.

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College Grads: 8 Pros And Cons Of Working In A Startup

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Should recent grads be looking for a job with a well-established company, or a role in a startup? As someone who has been on both sides of the fence, I thought it would be helpful to offer a look at some important pros and cons.

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The Future Lawyer

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What will the future lawyer be? They must defend the rule of law and other challenges. That's no easy task and requires new skills. They have an opportunity to transform a long- static industry by better utilizing technology and process to re-engineer outdated traditional law firm delivery model.

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NPR News: When Schools Meet Trauma With Understanding, Not Discipline

When Schools Meet Trauma With Understanding, Not Discipline
Children in New Orleans suffer from trauma at high rates. Now, several schools there are focused on catching and helping students whose behavior may be a response to their suffering.

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Why do so few people major in computer science?

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Why do so few people major in computer science?
In 2005, about 54,000 people in the US earned bachelor’s degrees in computer science. That figure was lower every year afterwards until 2014, when 55,000 people majored in CS. Why has that number remained so low, despite high wages and prominence of Silicon Valley?

May 29, 2017 at 10:05PM
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Let Your Kids Make Their Own Decisions In College, With Your Support

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What's the balance between being a supportive parent and being a "helicopter" or "snowplow" parent? When it comes to college, how much should you be looking over your child's shoulder or running interference? I offer some questions to discuss.

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NPR News: Free The Principal!

Free The Principal!
Can principals be better leaders if they have more time to focus on instruction? The Washington, D.C., schools are adding managers to handle operations and logistics.

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NPR News: Free Speech Advocate On The State Of College Campuses

Free Speech Advocate On The State Of College Campuses
Greg Lukianoff heads the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, which advocates free speech. He tells Steve Inskeep that freedom of speech on college campuses has been attacked recently.

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Watch A Harvard A Cappella Group Serenade John Williams With A Medley Of His Most Famous Film Scores

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Watch A Harvard A Cappella Group Serenade John Williams With A Medley Of His Most Famous Film Scores
From "Star Wars" to the "Harry Potter" theme, this is the nerdiest thing we've ever seen.

May 28, 2017 at 03:14PM
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The Pennsylvania Middle School Teaching Sixth-Graders How to Build a Race Car

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The Pennsylvania Middle School Teaching Sixth-Graders How to Build a Race Car
What was once a passion project for one tech-ed teacher is now that of an entire class.

May 28, 2017 at 12:39PM
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Betsy DeVos will let one company handle all federal student loans

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Betsy DeVos will let one company handle all federal student loans
At a time when borrowers are increasingly struggling to pay off their debts, a new monopoly is coming to federal student loans that could be challenging for the debt-holders and risky for the government.

May 28, 2017 at 11:34AM
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NPR News: WATCH: Kids Craft Comics To Explore Immigration Fears

WATCH: Kids Craft Comics To Explore Immigration Fears
Children of people in the country illegally often experience fear and worry — with the shadow of deportation as a constant presence. How can they work through those emotions? One workshop uses comics.

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An MBA Is Not All It Should Be

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An MBA Is Not All It Should Be
Professional education in business is a good idea, badly executed.

May 27, 2017 at 09:17AM
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NPR News: How A Gene Editing Tool Went From Labs To A Middle-School Classroom

How A Gene Editing Tool Went From Labs To A Middle-School Classroom
Some compare the democratization of personal computing in the 1970s to the current changes in access to genetic engineering tools, in part thanks to the CRISPR gene editing tool.

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NPR News: Former High School Dropout Joins Peace Corps, Helps New Dropouts

Former High School Dropout Joins Peace Corps, Helps New Dropouts
Stefani McCoy had it with school when she was a teenager. She turned her life around — and now she's helping Namibia's dropouts do the same.

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NPR News: Education Department Faces Deep Cuts; DeVos Faces Tough Questions

Education Department Faces Deep Cuts; DeVos Faces Tough Questions
Our weekly education news roundup: Trump administration unveils its 2018 budget proposal; DeVos talks school choice in Indianapolis, then faces a grilling from lawmakers.

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Some Of The Best Websites For Seniors To Find New Ways To Get Up, Get Out And Meet Up In 2017

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Opportunities abound today for older adults to get up, get out and meet up. And whatever activity you choose, the Internet has no doubt made it easier than ever for older adults to connect with friends, family and their communities and to find out what passions they may want to pursue in retirement.

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My Family Didn't Accept Me. Ole Miss Did.

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My Family Didn't Accept Me. Ole Miss Did.
For gay students in the South, college often provides a welcoming environment.

May 26, 2017 at 10:45PM
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How This Entrepreneur Sustains High Levels of Energy and Motivation

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Even after you become successful, it takes a lot of energy and motivation to sustain your company and continue growing. Learn here how this leader does it.

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A Day In The Life Of Gen Z's "Cool" Consultant

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As companies aim to appeal to Generation Z and sculpt unique products, authentic brand stories, and desirable work places, they are realizing the task is often easier said than done.

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NPR News: Hillary Clinton To Deliver Commencement Speech At Wellesley College

Hillary Clinton To Deliver Commencement Speech At Wellesley College
It's a familiar stage for Clinton — Clinton delivered the commencement address as a College Government president in 1969.

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NPR News: Mark Zuckerberg Tells Harvard Graduates To Embrace Globalism, 'A Sense Of Purpose'

Mark Zuckerberg Tells Harvard Graduates To Embrace Globalism, 'A Sense Of Purpose'
The Facebook CEO said fighting authoritarianism and nationalism is "the struggle of our time." Some have speculated he may run for office, though Zuckerberg has denied it.

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This Researcher May Have Discovered The Antidote To Health Bullshit

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This Researcher May Have Discovered The Antidote To Health Bullshit
A big, new experiment shows it’s possible to train kids to detect dubious health claims.

May 25, 2017 at 07:15PM
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10 Ways All Ages Can Celebrate Older Americans Aging Out Loud

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Seniors are Aging Out Loud in 2017. Here are 10 ways all ages can celebrate older Americans and help them do it.

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NPR News: Why Did The Top Student Aid Official Under Betsy DeVos Resign?

Why Did The Top Student Aid Official Under Betsy DeVos Resign?
Conscience, or incompetence? Two competing narratives — along partisan lines — have emerged to explain the sudden departure of the head of the Federal Student Aid Office.

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This Career Advice Will Help You Land Your Ideal First Job

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Fatou Keita landed her ideal first job at Bloomberg Philanthropies. Here, she offers career advice for recent grads looking to ace their job searches.

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If You're A Woman, You're Going To Be Examined Under A Microscope

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Why do our girls strive so hard to be perfect when every sign shows they’re great kids already? From an early age, girls are taught to be people-pleasers. To make others happy, girls put enormous pressure on themselves to look good, keep quiet and achieve as much as they can.

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PODCAST: Top Ten Best Value Colleges Tilt Towards The West

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What four-year college is worth your hard-earned money? Caroline Howard, executive digital editor at Forbes, shares how she curated the 300 Best Value Colleges list and some insight into what those schools are doing right.

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Dude Ranch

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Dude Ranch
Deep Springs College, the century-old school where young men read Plato and tend cattle, is on the verge of opening to women.

May 25, 2017 at 08:30AM
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If Culture Comes First Performance Will Follow

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An engaged culture marked by high levels of involvement, consistency, adaptability, and a transparent mission improves sales and customer satisfaction. Why aren't more organizations focusing on it?

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NPR News: What It's Like To Live In A Small, Rural, Politically Divided Town

What It's Like To Live In A Small, Rural, Politically Divided Town
Politics in Haines, Alaska — population 2,500 — has grown intensely bitter lately, reflecting the volume and heat of national politics.

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NPR News: At 43, Goodwill Helped Her Get A High School Diploma

At 43, Goodwill Helped Her Get A High School Diploma
Most American adults have finished high school. For those who haven't, wages are rock bottom and the unemployment rate is more than 7 percent. That's why Goodwill opened a charter school for adults.

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The New Diploma Mills

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The New Diploma Mills
Rushing to boost graduation rates, more school districts are relying on "online credit recovery" — a form of instruction that may be selling students short.

May 24, 2017 at 06:10PM
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NPR News: Here's What Betsy DeVos Said Today On Capitol Hill

Here's What Betsy DeVos Said Today On Capitol Hill
The education secretary testified before a House subcommittee on the Trump administration's 2018 budget proposal, which calls for deep cuts to education.

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NPR News: Black Ministry Students At Duke Say They Face Unequal Treatment And Racism

Black Ministry Students At Duke Say They Face Unequal Treatment And Racism
The dean says pushing the school to be a more diverse and inclusive environment is a top priority.

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What To Do When Leadership Stress Leads To Addiction

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Pressures can quickly mount when all eyes are on the leader.

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MBA Fair Do's And Don'ts: Stories And Strategy From Former MBA Admissions Officers

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Attending an MBA fair? Making a lasting personal impression with an admissions officer is invaluable, but separating yourself from throngs of other polished professionals can be tricky. So, what does it take? And what memorable moments will linger in an admissions officer’s mind?

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NPR News: Preschool, A State-By-State Update

Preschool, A State-By-State Update
The National Institute for Early Education Research has a new state-by-state report on preschool funding, enrollment and teacher quality. The findings are both encouraging and sobering.

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NPR News: Why Colleges Already Face Race-Related Challenges In Serving Future Students

Why Colleges Already Face Race-Related Challenges In Serving Future Students
By 2020 more than half of children in the U.S. will be part of an ethnic or racial minority. Colleges and universities are figuring out how to prepare for them.

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She’s Not Like Those Other Feminists

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She’s Not Like Those Other Feminists
Laura Kipnis’ lively, thrilling, maddening crusade against PC overreach in campus sexual politics.

May 23, 2017 at 08:39PM
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The Hidden Power Of A Nonprofit Business Model

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Many entrepreneurs automatically structure their startups as for-profit, but if your end goal is impact, a nonprofit model will enable you to achieve your goals in a multitude of unexpected ways.

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How To Learn Entrepreneurship: Closing The Gap Between Theory and Real World Experience

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If the best way to educate yourself in entrepreneurship is to have the lived experience of launching and growing businesses, then most aspiring entrepreneurs are in a quandary: How much time do you have? How many businesses launched, grown and sold constitute a solid education?

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NPR News: Trump Budget Reduces Education Spending, Raises Funding For School Choice

Trump Budget Reduces Education Spending, Raises Funding For School Choice
President Trump's newly released budget proposal would cut overall education spending by 13.5 percent while increasing funding for school choice. The NPR Ed Team will unpack the administration's new budget and what it means for parents, teachers, students and taxpayers.

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NPR News: What's the Consensus on Consent?

What's the Consensus on Consent?
Saying yes or no to a sexual advance should be straightforward. How do we clarify the rules on sexual consent?

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The World's Best Young Universities, 2017

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To discover which newer colleges and universities in the world rank the highest in terms of overall quality, we look to an annual report from Times Higher Education (THE), a UK-based publication that ranks schools across the globe in various categories.

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The World's Best Young Univerisities, 2017

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Transforming Education, One Student At A Time

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Personalized learning is a hot topic in education. Can it play a role in transforming the system? Other industries have already found ways to optimize personalization and there are lessons that leaders in education can learn from these successes.

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4 Reasons Not To Learn To Code

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It's one more appeal to our ambitions: Learn to code, and the cool companies will beg you to work for them. But the glamour of coding is oversold.

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NPR News: Chinese Student's Commencement Speech In U.S. Isn't Going Over Well In China

Chinese Student's Commencement Speech In U.S. Isn't Going Over Well In China
Shuping Yang praised the "fresh air of free speech" in the U.S. during her commencement address at the University of Maryland. That sparked a backlash from classmates and from people in China.

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It's Not Your Degree That Counts, It's What You Do With It

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We know there is wide variation between earnings of graduates with different majors, but the variation between graduates with the same major can be just as large.

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How This EdTech Entrepreneur Got GoNoodle Into 600,000 Classrooms

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How do you get an education technology product into 40% of US schools? In this interview, you'll learn the top three strategies this entrepreneur used to scale his business in the crowded edtech environment.

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Dear Mr. President, You Really Should Have Gone To Visit Masada

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Donald Trump reportedly avoided visiting the ancient site of Masada in the Judaean desert because his helicopter was not allowed to land on the sacred ground there. Here is why the site is important and why President Trump should have taken the cable car up to the top like everyone else.

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NPR News: As Store Layoffs Mount, Retail Lags Other Sectors In Retraining Workers

As Store Layoffs Mount, Retail Lags Other Sectors In Retraining Workers
Many retail workers are losing their jobs amid major technological shifts. And while some industries invest to retrain their workers with new skills, retail largely hasn't succeeded in doing that.

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NPR News: President Trump's Budget Proposal Calls For Deep Cuts To Education

President Trump's Budget Proposal Calls For Deep Cuts To Education
The White House is expected to ask for big cuts, push school choice and change student loan repayment. But presidents have rarely succeeded in cutting the Education Department budget.

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Your Worst High School Story Probably Doesn't Top Having Your Name Shaved In Your Hair... And Misspelled

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Your Worst High School Story Probably Doesn't Top Having Your Name Shaved In Your Hair... And Misspelled
GQ got a bunch of comedians to tell their most nightmarish high school stories for our amusement. Some of them are so bad they're borderline scarring-by-proxy.

May 22, 2017 at 02:30PM
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