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NY Historical Society And 90-Year-Old Renowned Illustrator Bring Back The Plaza's Favorite Resident

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More than 60 years after the debut of the first Eloise book, “Eloise at the Museum” at the New-York Historical Society showcases more than 75 objects, ranging from Kay Thompson's original manuscript pages to Illustrator Hilary Knight's sketchbooks to portraits, photographs and vintage dolls.

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NPR News: Summer Reading For The College-Bound

Summer Reading For The College-Bound
Lots of colleges have common reading programs; some are just for freshmen, and for others, the entire campus or local community joins in. What are college kids reading this summer? Here's a sampling.

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Thomas Jefferson And Three Keys To Persuasion

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Persuasive communicators like Thomas Jefferson don’t write in passive language. They take a stand and argue forcefully for it.

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How Two Millennials Are Using Technology To Help Students Set Their Own Pace For Success

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I sat down with Sophia Parsa and Shakib Zabihian to find out how the influx of educational technology, such as new text-messaging app, Toot, allows teachers to finally circumvent the deleterious effects of large classrooms and increase personalized learning and feedback for their students.

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How To Choose A College In A Politically Tumultuous Age

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"Liberal" and "conservative" colleges exist, but most fall in the middle of the spectrum, and none are truly monolithic. Neither are students or faculty members. I offer some perspective to cut through the noise surrounding recent campus controversies.

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Artificial Intelligence May Offer Displaced Teachers 'Augmented' Roles

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A PwC consumer survey indicates that human tutors are the group most expected to be supplanted by Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the next five years, while university and EdTech companies are developing AI to improve and personalize the human learning processes.

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The Bravest You: Dealing With Fear At Work, At Home, In Life

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No doubt about it. Navigating through life can sometimes require bravery. Contemplating a job change? You’ll need to be brave. Dealing with a tough relationship at work? Bravery will help you get through it. Challenges on the home front? You’ll need to be brave there, too. Try these helpful tips.

from Forbes Education

NPR News: Every Senior At This Struggling High School Was Accepted To College

Every Senior At This Struggling High School Was Accepted To College
Despite a high dropout rate and low test scores at Ballou High School in Washington, D.C., every senior was accepted to at least one college.

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You Don't Need A Fancy Education To Start A Data Analytics Career

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The easiest way to get into the analytics industry is to find an opportunity to use analytics in the job you have already. From there, new career options will open to you. To begin, you’ll need to learn acquire (or refresh) basic analytics skills. When I say “basic,” I mean basic.

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Clearing The Path To A More Diverse Workforce

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Why are micro-assessment providers -- which are improving diversity by shifting hiring from pedigree- and degree-based to competency-based -- staying away from the world’s largest market? The reason couldn’t be more ironic: decades-old Civil Rights Laws.

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NPR News: Only Student In Canadian Class Named Valedictorian

Only Student In Canadian Class Named Valedictorian
The rural school in Nova Scotia only has one student in the graduating class, Jordan Macgillivary. Despite the class size, the school will still hold a graduation ceremony.

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School Communities Suffer When Teachers Get Priced Out

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School Communities Suffer When Teachers Get Priced Out
Many educators cannot afford to live in the districts where they work, which is detrimental to school cohesion.

June 28, 2017 at 10:17PM
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Professors Accused Of Sexual Harassment Are Switching Jobs And Nobody Is Disclosing Their History

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Professors Accused Of Sexual Harassment Are Switching Jobs And Nobody Is Disclosing Their History
Erik Shapiro was accused of making unwanted sexual advances on a student, but when he went to a new university, the allegations were kept under wraps, exposing a major problem with how sexual harassment accusations get addressed in higher education.

June 28, 2017 at 10:17PM
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You Can Get A Data Analytics Job Without A Masters In Data Science

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If you want a career in analytics, and you have a college degree, then I encourage you to get out there and look for a job in analytics.

from Forbes Education

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This Is What A University Of The Future Looks Like

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Online education has long been heralded as the next major higher education disruption, but after a series of false dawns, the long-awaited day may finally be upon us.

from Forbes Education

Black Girls Are Perceived As Less Innocent Than White Girls — Starting at Age 5

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Black Girls Are Perceived As Less Innocent Than White Girls — Starting at Age 5
The findings build on past studies that surveyed respondents' perceptions of black boys.

June 28, 2017 at 06:04PM
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A leading Silicon Valley engineer explains why every tech worker needs a humanities education

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A leading Silicon Valley engineer explains why every tech worker needs a humanities education
"It worries me that so many of the builders of technology today are people who haven’t spend time thinking about these larger questions."

June 28, 2017 at 12:48PM
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College Degrees With the Highest (And Lowest) Starting Salaries In 2017

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Ever wonder which college degree can get you the best salary the minute they hand you the diploma? The answer lies within the realms of engineering and technology.

from Forbes Education

Here's The Unexpected Way Millennials Change The Workplace

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When millennials don't show up, it forces entire industries to change.

from Forbes Education

Humanities Majors Can Make $70K Or More With This Tech Job

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As U.S. movies, video games and software reach more foreign markets, the demand for localization specialists, managers and engineers—people capable of translating for language accuracy and cultural sensitivity—has skyrocketed.

from Forbes Education

NPR News: All-Girls Teen Engineering Team Creates A Solar-Powered Tent For Homeless People

All-Girls Teen Engineering Team Creates A Solar-Powered Tent For Homeless People
Twelve high school girls coded, soldered and sewed a tent that uses solar power to charge electronic devices, provide light and sanitize itself. The team recently presented their creation at MIT.

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The 10 College Degrees With the Highest Starting Salaries

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MIT Shuts Down A Dorm, And Grapples With Its Identity

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For decades, Senior House served as home to MIT's most idiosyncratic students. Now, the dormitory is being closed because of "dangerous behavior" -- and MIT is risking losing an important part of what makes MIT special.

from Forbes Education

NPR News: Child Care Centers Often Don't Hire The Most Qualified Teachers, Study Shows

Child Care Centers Often Don't Hire The Most Qualified Teachers, Study Shows
Child care centers don't necessarily hire the most qualified teachers. A new study shows that child care centers pick applicants who are in the middle of the pack.

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NPR News: I Am Learning Inglés: A Dual-Language Comic

I Am Learning Inglés: A Dual-Language Comic
In a dual-language classroom, sometimes you're the student and sometimes you're the teacher. Here's what it's like for 6-year-old Merari.

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What Prisoners Serving Life Sentences Gain From Education

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What Prisoners Serving Life Sentences Gain From Education
"I am suffering in this place. Day after day, week after week, year after year, decade after decade."

June 27, 2017 at 11:29PM
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China Can Use This Stealthy Vehicle To Assert Claims In Disputed Seas

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A Chinese deep-sea exploration craft will check out fish, minerals and more in seas claimed by other Asian countries. There's no way to know whether it's linked to China's military.

from Forbes Education

What the Latest Jobs Report Means for Your Job Search

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Are the odds in your favor?

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Grads of LifeVoice: One Company's Solution For Filling The Coming Demand For Home Care Providers

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By 2024, home care occupations are projected to add more jobs than any other single occupation and is among the top 10 fastest-growing occupations.

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NPR News: 75 Years Later, Anne Frank's Diary Still Has Much To Teach

75 Years Later, Anne Frank's Diary Still Has Much To Teach
The first entry of what became The Diary Of A Young Girl was written 75 years ago this month. We asked fifth-graders at Anne Frank Elementary School in Philadelphia what they learned from it.

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NPR News: Every Senior Applied To College At This Washington, D.C., High School

Every Senior Applied To College At This Washington, D.C., High School
For the first time, every single Ballou High School senior applied and was accepted to college. NPR takes a look at what's next for the low-income high school in southeast Washington, D.C.

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NPR News: Supreme Court Rules Religious School Can Use Taxpayer Funds For Playground

Supreme Court Rules Religious School Can Use Taxpayer Funds For Playground
In a closely watched case about church and state, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that a religious school was entitled to state funding for playground resurfacing under a state program for nonprofits.

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We Need To Stop Teachers Leaving Or Our Students Will Suffer

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The gap between the number of new teachers and those quitting is narrowing, and without urgent action departures could well overtake new recruits

from Forbes Education

NPR News: How To Pick Kids' Apps For The Backseat This Summer

How To Pick Kids' Apps For The Backseat This Summer
Screen time can be more than a distraction if you follow these principles.

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Your Trusted Legal Adviser May Not Be A Lawyer

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Legal 'practice' is being redefined. Many 'legal tasks' are no longer performed by law firm lawyers. A new group of legal experts--many of whom are not lawyers--is reengineering the delivery of legal services. Your trusted legal adviser may not be a lawyer.

from Forbes Education

NPR News: School Vouchers Get A New Report Card

School Vouchers Get A New Report Card
New research provides the first hard look at the nation's largest, single statewide voucher program and its impact on students.

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Out of High School, Into Real Life

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Out of High School, Into Real Life
This graduation season, The New York Times talked with seniors across the country who are not headed to college about their plans, hopes and dreams.

June 25, 2017 at 08:49PM
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NPR News: Wisconsin Pushes University Free Speech Bill

Wisconsin Pushes University Free Speech Bill
The Wisconsin State Assembly passed the Campus Free Speech Act in the House, which would suspend or expel University of Wisconsin students who disrupt a campus speaker they disagree with.

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NPR News: Colorado Teachers Get Gun Training As 'First Responders'

Colorado Teachers Get Gun Training As 'First Responders'
Should teachers have the right to carry guns in the classroom to protect themselves and their students? While groups on both sides of the issue fight that out, some teachers in Colorado are training.

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NPR News: In D.C., A Politics Camp For Girls

In D.C., A Politics Camp For Girls
The Young Women's Political Leadership Program in Washington, D.C. brings dozens of high school girls together each summer to talk about the mechanics and challenges of entering politics.

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Is Neurodiversity The Right Talent Path For Your Organization?

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We all know teams with diverse backgrounds, disciplinary training, gender, culture, and other individual qualities perform better than homogenous teams. And now it seems that neurodiverse teams may have an even stronger advantage.

from Forbes Education

NPR News: Schools Let Students Take Laptops Home In Hopes Of Curbing 'Summer Slide'

Schools Let Students Take Laptops Home In Hopes Of Curbing 'Summer Slide'
More districts are letting students take computers home for the summer. Officials hope the devices help fill in learning gaps, but experts say parents must play a role to make the lending effective.

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NPR News: DeVos Appoints CEO Of A Student Loan Company To Head Federal Aid Agency

DeVos Appoints CEO Of A Student Loan Company To Head Federal Aid Agency
Plus school district secession, student borrower complaints, and more.

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Old Rivalries Continue, Newbies Shine In Week 2 Of #MyTopCollege 2017

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California State University, Fresno currently leads Week 2 of the annual #MyTopCollege social media campaign by Forbes.

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Sir Ken Robinson: Finding Market Pressures To Innovate Education

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This habit of tradition and routine is exactly why education has remained woefully behind the times. In the business of education, we don’t have the usual market pressures that require innovation. Public education is a monopoly with no real competition to require forward movement.

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Golden State Warriors Defy Norm Again By Not Selecting One-And-Done In NBA Draft

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The Warriors dominance can be credited to selecting veteran college players. They continued that trend by selecting junior Jordan Bell out of Oregon Thursday evening.

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How A College Football Player's Media Boycott Misses The Mark

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It's Marcell Frazier's right to stop speaking to the media. It's a nearsighted move that provides a lesson to all on how not to deal with the local press.

from Forbes Education

NPR News: How It All Turned Out: A Kindergarten Story, 13 Years Later

How It All Turned Out: A Kindergarten Story, 13 Years Later
NPR was there for 5-year-old Sam's first day of kindergarten back in 2004. His parents wondered if he was was ready. This month, as he graduated from high school, they're still asking that question.

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NPR News: Anne Frank's Diary At 75

Anne Frank's Diary At 75
It's been 75 years since 13-year-old Anne Frank sat down to write her first diary entry about hiding during World War II. Today, her legacy is carried on at an elementary school in Philadelphia.

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The High Schoolers Hunting for the Universe's Secrets

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The High Schoolers Hunting for the Universe's Secrets
Four British schoolboys. One Large Hadron Collider. And the search for a magnet with one pole.

June 22, 2017 at 05:38PM
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The Elephant in the Room With EdTech Data Privacy

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Many edtech companies track a variety of student data metrics, usually for non-nefarious reasons. However, such data collection poses significant privacy risks about which users should be made aware.

from Forbes Education

Use The Common Application To Simplify The College Process

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You can rein in some of the college application chaos by using the Common Application, a form used by over 700 colleges and universities around the country. Its website has comprehensive information for parents and counselors as well.

from Forbes Education

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@BassShanna Glad we were able to help! — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) June 22, 2017

Management And The Singularity

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The gap between strategy activation and implementation reflects a dearth of management innovation over the last fifty years. What if, rather than layering technology on top of outdated management theories, technology enabled a new paradigm of management?

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NPR News: Louisiana Is First State To Ban Public Colleges From Asking About Criminal History

Louisiana Is First State To Ban Public Colleges From Asking About Criminal History
The "ban the box" movement is designed to open opportunities to the tens of millions of Americans with some kind of criminal record.

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The Real Cost Of Asia's Billion Dollar Shadow Education Industry For Students

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While tutoring and admissions services – often called Shadow Education, because it tracks the movements of mainstream education – is seeing impressive growth worldwide, nowhere is this more prominent than in Asia. But it's having long-term costs, and not just for parents.

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Elite Universities Are Giving Students A Raw Deal

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The most ambitious attempt yet to measure teaching quality in higher education has produced some surprising results.

from Forbes Education

The Future of Work: Death of the Single Skill Set In The Age Of Automation

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Much of the current debate on automation focuses on mass unemployment. Instead, we need to focus on what new skills are needed and develop a plan of action to upskill individual employees and teams. Leaders must prepare for the future of work rather than just train for today's jobs.

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NPR News: Federal Officials Turn To Private Law Firms To Chase Student Loan Debtors

Federal Officials Turn To Private Law Firms To Chase Student Loan Debtors
People who default on their student loans could hear from a private debt collector. The government turns to collection agencies to get payments out of people who often don't work and can't have their wages or tax returns garnished.

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Preparing Students For Real-World Investment Management

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There is a big difference between investment theory and practice. To prepare students for careers in investment management, Kevin Kuznia at the Forbes School of Business and Technology at Ashford University, reached out to me with questions about real-world investing that many students may share.

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Why Adam Braun Believes Pursuing Novel Experiences Is Essential For Your Career

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Pencils of Promise and MissionU cofounder Adam Braun suggests pursuing experiences and programs that differentiate you from all others in the job market.

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How To Successfully Transition From High School To College

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Noodle Pro and college professor Leanne Dodge, gives advice to help students successfully navigate the transition from high school to college?

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Finding True Freedom: How to Make Your Business Run Without You

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Fellow founders, small business owners and entrepreneurs -- I have a question for you: Do you work for your business, or does your business work for you?

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Jimmy Kimmel Interviews The Valedictorian Whose Mic Was Cut While Delivering A Critical Commencement Speech

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Jimmy Kimmel Interviews The Valedictorian Whose Mic Was Cut While Delivering A Critical Commencement Speech
A video went viral recently of a high school overachiever criticizing certain aspects of his school and its administration. Midway through the speech, his audio was cut so he couldn't finish. Jimmy Kimmel invited the student to chat over Skype and gave him the opportunity to finish what he had to say.

June 21, 2017 at 09:16AM
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How Business Leaders Learn To Spot Global Trends And Avoid Fake News

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Business leaders need to be resilient in the face of change. Dr Robert Faulkner, Academic Dean of the TRIUM Executive Global MBA program discusses how to develop leaders with the analytical tools and frameworks to put isolated events into a broader context.

from Forbes Education