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How the working class gets cockblocked from hookup culture

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How the working class gets cockblocked from hookup culture
College hook-up culture is typified by late nights partying and early morning walks of shame. But these patterns don't apply to students paying their own way. Are working-class students missing out on a rite of passage, or dodging a bullet?

June 1, 2016 at 02:03AM
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Thomas Ehrlich On Colon Surgery

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This piece is written by Thomas Ehrlich. He recently recovered from unexpected colon surgery and shares his experience here.

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Gender Wars: High Schools Say Boys and Girls Should Wear Matching Graduation Gowns

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The Obama administration’s unexpected directive this month ordering school districts to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms related to their gender identity and not what’s on their birth certificate has raised hackles across the country. Representatives of 11 states* are suing the administration to prevent the changes. But [...]

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Weekly News Quiz | May 24-30, 2016

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The 25 Best Online MBA Programs

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Entrepreneurship, Student Debt And The Presidential Election

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We need to rethink education and government.

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The 25 Metro Areas With The Highest Average Student Loan Debt

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Top Tips To Improve Your Memory

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The Immutability of Math and How Almost Everything Else Will Pass

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If you dig deep into today’s discourse on the role of mathematics in programming, you’ll find a sharp, double-edged sword. On the one hand, people often say that because the number of app development tools are growing, you don’t necessarily need to be great at math to write software today. [...]

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It's Not Race That's The Big Divide, It's Wealth

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Segregation in schools is on the rise, but focusing on racial divisions obscures the bigger picture, which is the link between achievement and household income.

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Never Give A Boring Presentation Again

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Tell Your Teens To Read Forbes; This Stuff Is On The SATs

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Look what's showcased on an official practice version of the SAT: an article from Forbes.com. If there are any test-takers in your household, are everyone's reading habits up to date?

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Why SuperLatina's Gaby Natale Wants Latinas To Know That Their Voices Matter

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Courtesy: Gabriela Natale Facebook The most comforting thought on an early morning is for someone to tell you that you’re not that different from some of the celebrities you follow on Twitter. You have the same hours in a day as say, Beyonce or Shakira. This is how Gaby Natale, Creator [...]

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How To Improve Audience Retention With Five Simple Techniques

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Audiences can do a better job remembering what they hear if you put them to work.

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NPR News: One Student Tries To Help Others Escape A 'Corridor Of Shame'

One Student Tries To Help Others Escape A 'Corridor Of Shame'
An unlikely leader rises in a poor, rural Southern school district.

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Celebrity Substance: Emma Watson

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Emma Watson, the actress and activist who won the Hollywood lottery by landing the role of Hermoine in the “Harry Potter” films at age 10, has an interesting and unusual career trajectory. NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Emma Watson attends the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' [...]

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Couldn't be more tru

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NPR News: Harvard Graduate Student's Speech Resonates With Educators

Harvard Graduate Student's Speech Resonates With Educators
NPR's Ari Shapiro interviews Donovan Livingston, whose speech at the Harvard Graduate School of Education's 2016 convocation exercises went viral.

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Honoring Memorial Day

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The Secret Of Effective Learning May Be Less Study Not More

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Groundbreaking research has found that students learn 20% more if they take regular breaks between study.

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Gary Johnson On Education: 5 Things The Presidential Candidate Wants You To Know

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Former Republican Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson, a long-time proponent of school choice, got the Libertarian Party nomination for president on Sunday at the party’s convention in Orlando. The libertarians also gave the nod to his vice presidential running mate, William Weld, a former Republican governor of Massachusetts. Johnson’s [...]

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NPR News: Merrick Garland Tells Grads At His Former High School: Focus On Helping Others

Merrick Garland Tells Grads At His Former High School: Focus On Helping Others
The Supreme Court nominee reminded students that Harry Potter's pal Hermione rejected a career in law to "do some good in the world." He said, "Instead of taking a selfie, turn the camera around."

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NPR News: What One District's Data Mining Did For Chronic Absence

What One District's Data Mining Did For Chronic Absence
Three years ago, Grand Rapids' public schools took a hard look at the numbers on absenteeism. They've been able to get nearly half of the students missing school to show up.

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Teaching Democracy in An Era of Anti-Democratic "Democracies"

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As a teacher and as a citizen I am worried, but I do not feel powerless. Anti-democratic movements are growing in size and power in western democracies. They use the mechanisms of democratic process to threaten the fundamental ideas that democracy is based on. Their success underscores the importance of promoting democratic values in school, the media, and society, not just focusing on elections as if they were sporting contests.

The news, right now, is not good for people who believe in democratic values like liberty, equality, and brotherhood. The right-wing French Front National has growing support among youthful voters ages 18 to 30 while Germany's even more vitriolic anti-immigrant and anti-Islam Alternative for Germany shows increasing strength in public opinion polls. Austrian voters, fueled by antagonism toward refugees from Mid-Eastern conflicts, nearly elected a far-right candidate as President. The Israeli Prime Minister just welcomed into his cabin…

Can Sustainable Technology Save China?

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To date, the firms best positioned to bring the solutions needed have been data driven firms like IBM, Alibaba, Apple, and others, who have spent billions of dollars over the last decade building the infrastructure to capture and analyze the data necessary to act on. But for entrepreneurs, this is also proving to be a huge opportunity.

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Editorial Contest Winner | ‘Time to Break the Bamboo Ceiling’

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Will Power: Prince Lacked It, Do You?

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When the dust settles, there will probably be much we can learn from Prince's untimely death. For me, the lack of a will is an important lesson for us, given that a majority of Americans are without one.

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NPR News: How To Fix A Graduation Rate Of 1 In 10? Ask The Dropouts

How To Fix A Graduation Rate Of 1 In 10? Ask The Dropouts
Across the country, public universities are struggling with abysmal graduation rates. Here's one campus — San Jose State University — that's trying to do something about it.

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American schools are teaching our kids how to code all wrong

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American schools are teaching our kids how to code all wrong
Across America, there's a push to teach kids how to code to fill the skills gap created by the booming tech industry. Are introductory programs a good way for kids to get their feet wet or just a distraction from the real work to be done?

May 28, 2016 at 03:09AM
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Inspiration is essen

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NPR News: Kansas Supreme Court Rejects Lawmakers' Bid To Fix Education Funding

Kansas Supreme Court Rejects Lawmakers' Bid To Fix Education Funding
The Legislature has until June 30 to resolve an "inequitable and unconstitutional" funding structure, the court says, or else schools will have to close.

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NPR News: Baylor Demotes President, Fires Football Coach Amid Sexual Assault Scandal

Baylor Demotes President, Fires Football Coach Amid Sexual Assault Scandal
Baylor University demoted its president and fired the head football coach for their handling of allegations of sexual assault by members of the school's football team. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Paula Lavigne of ESPN's Outside the Lines, who reported on the cases and how Baylor officials failed to investigate the allegations and violated Title IX federal law.

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Students Get To 'Try Before They Buy' As MOOCs Go Mainstream

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To date, MOOCs have signally failed to bring about a revolution in education, but a groundbreaking move could see them finally live up to their promise.

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The 10 Best Cities For New College Grads In 2016

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Why U.S. Entrepreneurship Is Dying

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Student debt is a prime suspect.

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The 10 Best Cities For Young Entrepreneurs Right Now

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Drama at Baylor

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Richard Vedder discusses the circumstances and attitudes that open the door to cases like the rapes at Baylor.

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Why Your First Job After College Doesn't Matter

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If you’re one of the thousands of new graduates who have claimed their diplomas and set their sights on life after college this spring, job hunting is more than likely at the top of your priority list. As you polish your resume and take those first halting steps toward creating a LinkedIn profile, you probably have certain expectations around what your first real career job will look like. I’m here to shatter those.

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Should A Third-Grade Teacher Share His Disdain For Donald Trump With His Class?

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Ruben Brosbe, a third-grade teacher at a public school in New York City, doesn’t like Donald Trump. It’s clear he despises the man who is about to be named Republican presidential nominee and all he stands for. And he has written publicly about his desire to share this with the [...]

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NPR News: Baylor Fires University President, Football Coach Over Sexual Assault Scandal

Baylor Fires University President, Football Coach Over Sexual Assault Scandal
President Kenneth Starr and coach Art Briles are being removed following a scathing report on sexual assaults by players against other students; failure of university officials to help the victims.

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NPR News: Arizona Joins Transgender Directive Suit: School Board Should Set Policy

Arizona Joins Transgender Directive Suit: School Board Should Set Policy
Renee Montagne talks to Arizona Superintendent of Education Diane Douglas about the federal directive that transgender students be allowed to use the restrooms corresponding to their gender identity.

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The New Activism of Campus Life

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The New Activism of Campus Life
At Oberlin and elsewhere, a long-established liberal matrix is crumbling beneath a new wave of student activism.

May 27, 2016 at 02:00AM
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Word of the Day + Quiz | doddering

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Why The SAT And ACT Should Worry About This New Anti-Common Core Alternative

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Are the well-established SAT and ACT college admissions tests, the two standardized assessments that have dominated the educational landscape for decades, doomed?

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Top Job Hunting Tips For 2016

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NPR News: Baylor Removes Ken Starr As President Over University's Response To Sex Assault Cases

Baylor Removes Ken Starr As President Over University's Response To Sex Assault Cases
An independent review found that the university failed to adequately handle reports of assault and, in some cases, actively discouraged students from coming forward with their experiences.

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NPR News: 'The Dreaded Schwa' And Other Reasons To Love The Bee

'The Dreaded Schwa' And Other Reasons To Love The Bee
One of our favorite events is on again: the Scripps National Spelling Bee. From the tense smart kids to the cheering adults, it's all pretty great.

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5 Simple Investment Tips For The Class Of 2016

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Despite obstacles like crushing student loan debt, a dismal job market and the perils of potentially living in their parents' basement, Powell believes new grads can still invest in their financial future. Here's how.

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Four Trends Destined To Close The Gap Between College And Finding A Job

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Colleges are struggling through tough conversations and seeking unconventional partnerships in a world where more and more universities grapple with a new role of higher education. Here, the four biggest trends.

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25 Most Expensive Schools Worth Every Penny

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From Activism to ‘Zowie!’: 10 Articles From the Times Archives on Life as a 20th-Century Teenager

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Polsky Gift Highlights Chicago's Academic-Innovation-Entrepreneurship Link

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A $35 million gift from clean energy investor Michael Polsky to the University of Chicago highlights the link between the city's growing tech and entrepreneurship scene and its academic community. The Polsky gift brings all the school's innovation and entrepreneurship efforts under one roof.

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Candidates For Employment Reveal Their Secrets

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New competency data from a range of providers has the potential to revolutionize hiring, unbundle the degree and usher in a golden age of American education.

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Performance Breakthroughs With Cathy Salit

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A Q and A with Cathy Salit, CEO of Performance of a Lifetime.

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Explore Colleges That Would Love To Have You

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To really assess the range of excellent choices in higher education for students, it's critically important to break out of the folkloric, hypnotic belief we have in "name brand" colleges and universities.

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NPR News: To Teach Kids To Read And Write, Sometimes You Have To Get Creative

To Teach Kids To Read And Write, Sometimes You Have To Get Creative
Across the U.S., school districts face low literacy rates among low-income and minority students. Here's how schools in Dallas, Baltimore and the Bronx are getting at the problem a little differently.

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News Q’s | Asian-American Actors Are Fighting for Visibility. They Will Not Be Ignored.

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PARCC Gets Parked: What Testing Companies Don't Want Parents to Know

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Columbia University Professor Celia Oyler posted online a critique of the 4th grade English-Language Arts PARCC exam written by an anonymous fourth grade teacher. In the critique the teacher quoted from specific questions that were on the test.

Then the firestorm hit.

PARCC Inc., citing copyright law and confidentiality agreements, has been stalking the Internet and twitter to get the questions taken down. PARCC also demanded that Oyler identify the offending teacher, which she refuses to do. The teacher, in the post, makes clear that he or she was aware of the legal ramifications of these actions, but felt compelled to inform parents and the general the public how "the high-stakes accountability system has deformed teaching and warped learning in many public schools across the United States."

Why are testing companies so anxious to keep this analysis from parents and the general public? If the anonymous teacher is correct, and I believe he or she is, testi…

NPR News: 11 States Sue U.S. Government Over Transgender Policies

11 States Sue U.S. Government Over Transgender Policies
Social conservatives in Texas say they support a lawsuit filed by their state and 10 others challenging federal rules on transgender students' use of school bathrooms that match their gender identity.

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Why recess matters.

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More Concussion Litigation Is Coming --And Probably To A College Near You

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Yesterday Doug Whaley, the former NFL players and current Buffalo Bills General Manager was interviewed about the injury status of star receiver Sammy Watkins and said: “It’s a violent game that I personally don’t think humans are supposed to play.” A day later he amended his former statement to “clarify” [...]

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NPR News: 11 States Sue U.S. Government Over Transgender Policies

11 States Sue U.S. Government Over Transgender Policies
The Obama administration has argued that gender identity is protected under federal law. The states say the government is overreaching.

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4 Effective Ways New Grads Can Build Good Credit

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The transition from college to adulthood can feel overwhelming, but it can also be empowering if you’re armed with the right knowledge.

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Top 50 Best Value Colleges 2016

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6-Year-Old Phenom Is This Year's Youngest Spelling Bee Competitor

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6-Year-Old Phenom Is This Year's Youngest Spelling Bee Competitor
This is Akash Vukoti. He is 6 years old. He is also very good at spelling.

May 25, 2016 at 11:20AM
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