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Early Applications Should Be More Passion Than Strategy

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Applying to college Early Decision or Early Action can have strategic advantages, but it's important to know what you're getting yourself into.

from Forbes Education

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Happy #Halloween from all of us at Khan Academy! πŸŽƒπŸ‘»πŸŽ‰ http://pic.twitter.com/rB1pPi4DAo — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) October 31, 2017

Did The Viking Squirrel Trade Spread Leprosy?

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Did the Viking trade in red squirrels spread leprosy in medieval Europe? A new study raises many questions but provides few solid answers.

from Forbes Education

Girls Still Coding, Five Years Later

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Today, Girls Who Code is a national organization that has helped 40,000 girls learn fundamental computer science skills.

from Forbes Education

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What's she riveted by? A @khanacademy video on fractals. I don't know whether to be impressed or scared... http://pic.twitter.com/dicMx3rad6 — Karen Tingay (@residl_deviance) October 31, 2017

NPR News: 3 Dartmouth Professors In Criminal Inquiry Over 'Sexual Misconduct' Allegations

3 Dartmouth Professors In Criminal Inquiry Over 'Sexual Misconduct' Allegations
Three professors who work in Dartmouth College's psychological and brain sciences department have been put on paid leave; their access to campus is restricted.

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Read This Before You Pay For That Masters In Data Science Program

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The rise of the “Data Scientist” job title has created unprecedented interest in data analytics careers. That’s good, and also bad.

from Forbes Education

In a Volatile Climate on Campus, Professors Teach on Tenterhooks

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Beyond the Fires, What the Napa Valley Wine Economy Can Teach Us

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The Napa Valley economy stands apart from the other economies of the nearby Bay Area and most of the state. Here's what those of us outside of the Valley can learn from it.

from Forbes Education

What to Do When an Inebriated Stranger Stumbles Into Your Home?

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Give Poor Students A Break To Get Into The Best Colleges

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Far from giving them an unfair advantaged, a two grade discount would put students from less affluent backgrounds on a level with their richer peers.

from Forbes Education

NPR News: Learning To Spot Fake News: Start With A Gut Check

Learning To Spot Fake News: Start With A Gut Check
A new approach seeks to equip university students with the tools of fact-checkers.

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NPR News: Italy Takes Aim At Fake News With New Curriculum For High School Students

Italy Takes Aim At Fake News With New Curriculum For High School Students
This week, Italy added a new item to its schools' curriculum — recognizing fake news. With help from leading digital companies, the government hopes to train students how to differentiate between fake and real news stories.

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NPR News: Justices Look Back On Their Law School Days — And Beyond — At Harvard's 200th

Justices Look Back On Their Law School Days — And Beyond — At Harvard's 200th
One out of every six U.S. Supreme Court justices attended Harvard Law School. As the school celebrates its 200th anniversary, six of those justices attended a panel where they remembered their time as students and joked with each other in a wide-ranging conversation.

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Omaria used #SATPractice on Khan Academy & increased her score by 300+ points! Start your practice: https://t.co/[email protected]://pic.twitter.com/pKpWITayq0 — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) October 31, 2017

As Alzheimer's Numbers Soar, New Poll Focuses On Caregivers

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Some 5.5 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer's disease right now. By mid-century, someone in the United States will develop the Alzheimer's disease every 33 seconds. That's why the University of Michigan is studying caregivers.

from Forbes Education

Learning French With Flashy, Sassy Christine

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Sexualized Images Undermine Women's Success In Academia

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New study finds using sexualized images to advertise academic social events make students, especially women, feel uncomfortable and objectified, and discourages them from pursuing academic careers.

from Forbes Education

A Student Loan Nightmare: The Teacher In The Wrong Payment Plan

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A Student Loan Nightmare: The Teacher In The Wrong Payment Plan
After $70,000 in payments, one teacher found that he wasn't in the public service loan forgiveness program after all. Now, he has to start over.

October 30, 2017 at 10:17AM
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Opioids on the Quad

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For-Profit Colleges Strayer And Capella To Merge In $1.9 Billion Deal

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The combined company will serve some 80,000 students across the country.

from Forbes Education

Postcards from Europe; Part 4: Madrid

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Spain is gripped in a political and constitutional crisis. Set against this backdrop, the author spoke at Spain's largest legal conference and to a group of chief marketing officers of the nation's largest and most prominent law firms. Here are some takeaways.

from Forbes Education

NPR News: Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids?

Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids?
Talking to a device that talks back can be entertaining and educational for children. But psychologists say children can develop relationships with these devices that can be different than adults.

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The 5 Dangers of Meditation

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The Buddha talked about five potential dangers, or hindrances, you can face during meditation, even if you're normally quite disciplined. Here I'll present them and give you some pathways out — so your meditations can be smooth and not necessarily easy, but easier!

from Forbes Education

NPR News: Is The F-Word Ever OK In The Classroom?

Is The F-Word Ever OK In The Classroom?
A new high school in Washington, D.C., brings a radical approach to discipline — including allowing cursing by students. Should that behavior be tolerated? Or punished?

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From Receptionist To President: Gerun Riley's Vision For Leading The Multibillion Broad Foundation

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Gerun Riley who started at The Broad Foundation 14 years ago as a receptionist is now at the helm of Eli broad's philanthropic powerhouse centered around supporting the arts, science and education reform.

from Forbes Education

NPR News: 'Hidden No More': Encouraging Girls To Pursue STEM

'Hidden No More': Encouraging Girls To Pursue STEM
NPR's Melissa Block talks to Yefon Mbangsi, a chemical engineer in Cameroon, about coming to the U.S. to participate in a State Department program inspired by the film Hidden Figures.

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The strange reason deaf children aren’t taught sign language

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The strange reason deaf children aren’t taught sign language
Imagine living without a first language. That’s the case for many deaf children in the United States who suffer from “language deprivation,” a condition that could affect them for life.

October 27, 2017 at 05:19PM
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Your brain is like a muscle: the more you use it & struggle, the more it grows. Shout out to everyone who worked out their brain this week! http://pic.twitter.com/KSvrvF5xET — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) October 27, 2017

Brexit Letter Chills Universities While Bloomberg Asks: Why'd You F' It Up?

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Brexit looms over UK tertiary education sector, as Michael Bloomberg puts brave face on $1.3bn investment in London HQ.

from Forbes Education

NPR News: Learning How Bullying Happens In Order To Prevent It

Learning How Bullying Happens In Order To Prevent It
A new national survey asked students about how they experience bullying in order to help educators try to stop it.

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XX: The Key To Improving The 'Corporate Genome', ROI & Shareholder Returns

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With studies showing that greater women representation on corporate boards can boost stock performance, gender pay and diversity topped the agenda at an International Simmons leadership conference in Geneva, Switzerland, at which former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard gave a keynote speech.

from Forbes Education

NPR News: Is The NCAA Equipped To Handle Scandals?

Is The NCAA Equipped To Handle Scandals?
It might be time to rewrite the rulebook.

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Ethan has earned an incredible 104 badges on @khanacademy! Truly wonderful indeed! http://pic.twitter.com/nmBjb0eKWY — KinderKollege PS (@KinderKollegePS) October 26, 2017

NPR News: When The State Sinks, Science Is The Anchor

When The State Sinks, Science Is The Anchor
As history has shown, political and ideological repression passes — but scientific knowledge remains, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.

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How To Make Student Loans Less Scary

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Student loans payments don't have to be scary. Here are 5 ways to make them less so.

from Forbes Education

NPR News: Teachers Report Stressed, Anxious Students In The 'Age Of Trump'

Teachers Report Stressed, Anxious Students In The 'Age Of Trump'
In a national survey by UCLA researchers, teachers say they have students who are concerned for themselves and their families. And some teachers have seen a decline in classroom civility.

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NPR News: 2 Years After 'Opt Out,' Are Students Taking Fewer Tests?

2 Years After 'Opt Out,' Are Students Taking Fewer Tests?
What has changed — and what hasn't — since President Obama called for a new approach amid a national debate over how much time students spend preparing for, and taking, standardized tests.

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For Pablo Picasso's birthday, Sal takes a closer look at the sculpture "Guitar" with @MuseumModernArt. Watch here: https://t.co/OhozzSzs5Lhttp://pic.twitter.com/jep8q4Sxqo — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) October 25, 2017

NPR News: 50 Years of 60 Minutes

50 Years of 60 Minutes
The iconic newsmagazine hits a milestone.

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Threat To Academic Freedom Is New Low For Brexit Debate

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A letter demanding universities hand over lists of lecturers who discuss Brexit has more than a whiff of McCarthyism.

from Forbes Education

Betting On Sears, Seritage And A Short Squeeze: University Of Florida Students Win Stock Competition

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When a significant portion of the market is shorting a stock and hopes that it will drop, would you have the courage to pitch it as a buy? Three students from the University of Florida did just that and they won a stock pitch competition with their buy pitch on Seritage Growth Properties.

from Forbes Education

Oxford, Cambridge Must Work Harder To Recruit Minority Students

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They may be world leaders, but Oxford and Cambridge universities have a long way to go to ensure everybody has fair access to the best education in the world.

from Forbes Education

NPR News: 'They Can't Just Be Average,' Lifting Students Up Without Lowering The Bar

'They Can't Just Be Average,' Lifting Students Up Without Lowering The Bar
In a radical new high school in Washington, D.C., the push for academic success sometimes clashes with providing young men the love and support they need to thrive.

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“There is so much potential in the world, we should tap into it and fill in the gaps.” @salkhanacademy CEO @khanacademy#ConnectCentral17http://pic.twitter.com/c09XSMk7Og — Grace Cho (@cho_grace) October 24, 2017

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#BrainTeaserTuesday: What do you ask to find the truth teller?
We work through the solution here: https://t.co/P5pRy0fAerhttp://pic.twitter.com/0kaPqUdKNc — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) October 24, 2017

European Business Schools Should Seize The Day

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The ROI of the shorter one-year MBA programme is winning hearts and minds. Which means that European business schools are on a roll. With stronger ROI and a shorter pay back time and stronger, schools like IMD in Switzerland are attracting more applicants from around the world.

from Forbes Education

Give Up Your Good Ideas

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It’s the age of Google, and we do not need a manager to hand down information that only he or she has. Which often means that now the singular manager with a singular set of ideas feels slow, clunky, inefficient, and from a bygone era.

from Forbes Education

How an Ivy got less preppy: Princeton draws surge of students from modest means

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How an Ivy got less preppy: Princeton draws surge of students from modest means
"If we're going to be excellent, we're going to need to bring in talent from all backgrounds."

October 24, 2017 at 07:45AM
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How Older Adults Can Improve Sleep Without Drugs

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Too many older adults are not sleeping well and they’re taking too many prescription and over-the-counter drugs to remedy the problem. But scientists at the University of Michigan contend that non-medication-based sleep habits are the first choice for improving sleep in older people.

from Forbes Education

New Poll Finds Nation's Seniors Have Big Problems With Sleep

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More than half of respondents to the National Poll on Healthy Aging report they sleep poorly. But they aren't telling their doctors because they don't think of sleep as a health issue and think it's a normal part of aging anyway. Dr. Preeti Malani, MD, said they would be wrong on all counts.

from Forbes Education

4 Qualities Millennials Need To Get Promoted

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Millennials want to get promoted but often don't know how. These 4 qualities are what managers are looking for to promote from within and will help you climb the ladder faster, smarter and into a job you want.

from Forbes Education

Why Students Should Choose A College In Asia

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BY DENIS SIMON - By choosing to study in Asia, students will be well-positioned to join the work force among the world’s most dynamic economies.

from Forbes Education

College Grads: What No One Is Telling You About Getting Hired

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Looking for some practical Job-seeking advice you haven’t heard before ? Recruiters spend less than five minutes scanning CVs so to standout, highlight your skills relating to the job vacancy. Innovate. Would a video resume be a good fit for the industry or sector you’re targeting?

from Forbes Education

"Admission Matters" Cuts College Process Down To Size

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Many books about the college admission process exist; "Admission Matters" is a solid, no-nonsense introduction to the maze of elements that comprise it.

from Forbes Education

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Happy #MoleDay! https://t.co/hXaPVDuR3Bhttp://pic.twitter.com/89CQEI5I8B — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) October 23, 2017

5 Common Empathy Mistakes CEOs Make And How To Avoid Them

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Research shows empathy increases your effectiveness as a leader by making others feel more connected to you. But many of us fall into five common traps – especially at work – when trying to empathize. Here are practical tips on how to avoid pitfalls and increase people's motivation to follow you.

from Forbes Education

Postcards from Europe; Part 3: Paris and Back to London

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Paris is for lovers--and legal tech, too. It has a vibrant legal community--corporate and retail--utilizing technology and process to improve legal access/ delivery. Back in London, the Legal Geek Conference evoked images of a 'Legal Woodstock' and an emerging global legal community.

from Forbes Education

Education Department Rescinds 72 Guidance Documents That Clarify Rights of Disabled Students

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Education Department Rescinds 72 Guidance Documents That Clarify Rights of Disabled Students
The guidelines were reportedly done away with as part of the Education Department's response to an executive order President Donald Trump signed in February "to alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens."

October 23, 2017 at 02:54AM
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Bono And Thomas Friedman Reveal Three Skills American Workers Need Today

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People need to be able to adapt—and adapt quickly—if they want to thrive in the business world and not fall behind. Here are the three skills workers should possess to be successful and set themselves apart as a leader.

from Forbes Education

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NPR News: Mainland Colleges Offer In-State Tuition To Students Affected By Hurricane Maria

Mainland Colleges Offer In-State Tuition To Students Affected By Hurricane Maria
State colleges, community colleges and one private university are working to help students in Puerto Rico and beyond continue their education.

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Test day is only two weeks away, November SAT takers! Get ready by taking an official #SATPractice test today. https://t.co/uDCTvMB7lG — The College Board (@CollegeBoard) October 21, 2017

NPR News: California Wildfires Have Disrupted School For A Quarter Of A Million Students

California Wildfires Have Disrupted School For A Quarter Of A Million Students
Natural disasters have left millions of students across the U.S. out of school. The California wildfires have added to the tally, with dozens of districts and hundreds of schools affected.

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NPR News: DeVos Is Sued By 17 States; Richard Spencer And Colleges; Race and Student Loans

DeVos Is Sued By 17 States; Richard Spencer And Colleges; Race and Student Loans
Plus a new Education Department employee opposes regulation in our weekly roundup of learning-related news.

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How Is Digital Mapping Changing The Way We Visualize Racism and Segregation?

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How are mapping projects changing the way that we understand our history of racism, segregation and prejudice in America? A number of digital projects are now using GIS (geographic information systems) in order to visualize social justice issues through maps.

from Forbes Education

NPR News: Switching To Middle School Can Be Hard On Kids, But There Are Ways To Make It Better

Switching To Middle School Can Be Hard On Kids, But There Are Ways To Make It Better
A new study shows students' self-image suffers in middle school and junior high. And it's not just hard on low-income kids. Having a teacher who understands the teenage brain can help.

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Keep an eye out for #Uranus tonight as it reaches its closest point to Earth! πŸ‘€πŸ’™✨ Learn more about the solar system: https://t.co/9vdI6ArwoDhttp://pic.twitter.com/hBvGX5FVYD — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) October 19, 2017