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How To Be Well-Educated, Wildly Successful And Debt Free

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Millennials are turning the maxim “If you want a good job, go to college” on its head. Here's how:

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Summer Reading Contest, Week 7 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

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Three Reasons To Stop Giving To Your Old University

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When billion dollar institutions rely on former students to pay for hardship funds, you know this is something wrong.

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The Magic Of Finnish Schooling: Now With A Management Twist

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Education policymakers and administrators worldwide want to learn from and reproduce Finnish schooling. Not there's a how-to course for schooling executives. Aalto Executive Education provides business and innovation training and the University of Helsinki links this to education industry and policy.

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Is The Student Loan Crisis Fact Or Fiction?

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Is The Student Loan Crisis Fact Or Fiction?
Sandy Baum, a financial aid expert and senior fellow at the Urban Institute, claims the student loan crisis been manufactured by the media in search of a spicy story and fueled by politicians pushing "debt free college" proposals.

July 31, 2016 at 09:31AM
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What It Takes To Become A Future C-Level Leader

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To better understand the behaviors, characteristics, and skills of future C-Level leaders, I interviewed Dr. Kristin Behfar, Associate Professor of Leadership and Organizations at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, who has conducted extensive research on how to lead teams and global strategic change effectively. What follows are her thoughts.

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Entrepreneurs: Why Planning Matters And How To Do It Better

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While many argue that business plans are no longer needed to start up a company, the very exercise of trying to foresee the future five years from now can be extremely helpful for entrepreneurs. Indeed, research published in theInternational Small Business Journal demonstrates that engaging in planning activities is associated [...]

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Student Turnout, By Major

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NPR News: It's Official: Obama's Presidential Library Will Be In Chicago's Jackson Park

It's Official: Obama's Presidential Library Will Be In Chicago's Jackson Park
"For the first time, a presidential center will be in the heart of an urban community," the Obama Foundation says, adding that the area was chosen because of its potential long-term impact.

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Milton Friedman's Name Disappears From Foundation, But His School-Choice Beliefs Live On

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Milton and Rose Friedman were honored by U.S. President George W. Bush at a White House ceremony in 2002. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Free-market economists Milton and Rose Friedman launched the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice back in 1996, they planned for the day when their name would come down [...]

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NPR News: What College Freshmen Are Reading

What College Freshmen Are Reading
Book programs for freshmen — or a whole campus or community — are meant to spark discussion and unity. This year's picks at nine U.S. schools range from memoirs to political advice from 64 B.C.

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20 Innovative Companies For Kids And Parents In 2016

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Parenting information site, Fatherly.com, unveiled what it feels are some of the more innovative and forward-thinking companies making products and services for kids today. (image credit: Shutterstock) Around 4 million babies are born in the United States every year. About 131 million in the world as a whole. Kids are an ever-replenishing [...]

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Five Public Speaking Takeaways From Secretary Clinton's Speech To The Democratic National Convention

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What we can learn from Secretary Clinton's speech on Thursday night.

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A huge thanks to everyone who helped us surpass our goal for our first crowdfunding campaign! $560k! #KhanCampaignhttp://pic.twitter.com/anT48y2vhX — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) July 29, 2016

Week 3: Quality Rules In The #MyTopCollege Competition 2016 For The Crown

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Thus far the 2016 contest received over 3,000 submissions, and it’s become increasingly clear that it’s quality and not quantity that defines a #MyTopCollege winner.

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Hillary and Beyond, Girls Learn To Soar At Summer Camp

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Girls participating in GOALS camp with their mentors in aviation in July 2016 Women around the world were moved by the scenes on Thursday night of young women watching Hillary Clinton's speech at theDemocratic National Convention. Full equality seems more achievablewiththishistoric first. On a smaller and far less publicized scale, othermomentous [...]

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5 Ways College Students Can Make The Most Of A Walk Across Campus

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Instead of trekking through a flock of Pidgeys on Pokémon GO, consider these ways to double-dip your campus commute.

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Top 25 Colleges in the Midwest 2016

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NPR News: A Program For Preschoolers Gets A Convention Bounce

A Program For Preschoolers Gets A Convention Bounce
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youth, or HIPPY, is a program backed by by 20 years of research. Bill Clinton gave it some love at his speech in Philadelphia. We take a closer look.

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10 Most Diverse Top Colleges 2016

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NPR News: Transgender Student Files Suit Against School District, Alleging Discrimination

Transgender Student Files Suit Against School District, Alleging Discrimination
Ash Whitaker has filed a federal Title IX lawsuit against his school district. The transgender teen says the Kenosha School District has essentially created a surveillance program to monitor his bathroom usage, with plans to issue green wristbands to help identify transgender students.

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NPR News: Hillary's Free Tuition Promise: What Would It Cost? How Would It Work?

Hillary's Free Tuition Promise: What Would It Cost? How Would It Work?
This proposal is novel and dramatic: a broadly-scaled entitlement program for the middle class directed not at older people, like Social Security and Medicare, but at younger Americans.

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Grads of LifeVoice: How One Navajo Nation Young Woman Is Creating Jobs In Her Community

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It’s about 50 miles between the Northern Arizona University campus and the drop site where Philandrian Tree, who goes by Philan, and her fellow Coconino Rural Environment Corps (CREC) were working. But Tree made the trip back and forth in spite of her full course load, carpooling with co-workers and family to “make ends meet.”

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Top 50 Best Value Colleges 2016

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30 Jobs That Report High Underemployment

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With #DemsInPhilly this week, learn the party history. Support #KhanCampaign for more! https://t.co/eHoakAGEDohttp://pic.twitter.com/uayOVA7pda — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) July 28, 2016

Anti-Trade Backlash: Ignorance & Abdication of Business "Elites"

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This article first appeared as a “think piece” in the IDEAS Center (Geneva) series on “The Future of the WTO and the WTO of the Future” and is reproduced here with their permission. ******************************* Make America Great Again - eg, withdraw from the WTO The front-page story in the 25 July Financial Times [...]

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Are Community Colleges An Antidote To The High Cost Of Higher Ed

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The average tuition cost of a public two-year in-state college is $3,435 a year, while the same bill at a public four-year college is $23,893 and $32,405 for its private counterpart.

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10 Most Diverse Top Colleges 2016

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Hamilton College's Diversity Requirement

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Hamilton College has introduced a new diversity requirement to a great deal of controversy, with some crying foul over what they see as the leftism inherent in the requirement. To some extent, the responses are unfair: the requirement has some serious prima facie appeal, since, all else being equal, ideological diversity is a very good thing and may help us with the pursuit of truth. But there are some significant problems with the proposal.

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Free College Is Just Another Word For Nothing Left To Lose

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The biggest failing of free college is not that it’s inadvisable, impractical or even immoral, but rather that it’s a Hail Mary pass in an attempt to defeat student debt culture when there are better plays available

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NPR News: University Of Louisville President Resigns, With $690,000 Payout

University Of Louisville President Resigns, With $690,000 Payout
Resigning as president, James Ramsey will now receive a settlement to avoid potential litigation against the school, which is facing both federal and NCAA investigations.

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Stuck In A Workplace Rut? Try Improv.

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Using some Improv principles can shake up old ways of behaving for new insights and approaches.

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NPR News: Is The Student Loan Crisis Fact Or Fiction?

Is The Student Loan Crisis Fact Or Fiction?
A new book says the student loan crisis is overblown. Author Sandy Baum says we really need to focus on the small portion of borrowers who are really struggling.

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Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 4 | On ‘Theresa May’s Style: Put Your Head Down and Get to Work’

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If You Don't Keep New Graduates Busy, They Will Leave

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While previous generations may have been content to learn the ropes, if today’s graduates aren’t kept busy they won’t hang around.

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Meet The 16-Year-Old Sneaker Reseller Earning Six Figures From Yeezys And Air Jordans

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Known as “The Sneaker Don,” Benjamin Kapelushnik has the reputation as one of the top resellers in the country, dealing high-end sneakers to and Instagramming with professional athletes and rappers such as French Montana, DJ Khaled, and even P. Diddy.

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25 Public Best Value Colleges 2016

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March Madness Payout: Final Four Schools Surge In Applications

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Schools who made the NCAA men's basketball Final Four received 12.9% more applications the next year, significantly higher than the national average.

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Download This: 5 Best-In-Class Apps To Save College Students Money

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Here are a few “download this, not that” picks that will save you money in just a few clicks.

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Attracting More Women To Study STEM In A World Full Of Geek Dude Stereotypes

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How can colleges get more women to study computer science and engineering? Create a collaborative, applicable environment and a supportive network.

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13 Most Important STEM Universities For Women

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The Grateful Graduates Index 2016: The Top 60 ROI Colleges

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Just 5 days left to submit your educational video. Win $3,000 & a contract to create videos! https://t.co/FUOZvDdTXthttp://pic.twitter.com/96prgaAO2h — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) July 27, 2016

Don't Have a "First Choice" College

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Falling in love with just one college can be harmful. Learn to be enthusiastic but not head-over-heels when searching for good college fits.

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NPR News: Ready, Set, Play: A Top 10 'Playlist' From The Nation's Children's Museums

Ready, Set, Play: A Top 10 'Playlist' From The Nation's Children's Museums
Lasers and lava and mummies, oh my! Here are the exhibits that kids and their grown-ups love the most from 10 of the nation's best children's museums.

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It's Not Just Your Estate That Your Children Inherit - It's Your Opportunities Too

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A study published today reveals some of the advantages that young people from better off backgrounds have over their less fortunate peers.

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Grads of LifeVoice: How To Build A Region's Infrastructure Of Talent

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When it comes to creating a robust economy, you truly get what you pay for. With most investments however, it isn’t about how much you put in, but where. Traditionally, attracting new businesses and jobs to a region meant driving down operating costs, creating incentives and offering tax breaks. Presenting [...]

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Donald Trump's Road To The GOP Nomination

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Dear @khanacademy thanks for your videos.
After 25 years I came to understand Algebra. — Pukhtana (@ZaraShameen) July 26, 2016

Historians Against Trump and the Role of Expert Opinion

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A petition named Historians Against Trump has taken off recently. It is, as the name suggests, a coalition of historians who are concerned about the rise of Donald Trump and believe it to be their duty to warn against it. However, the profession is hardly united in its belief in this duty: history professors Stanley Fish and Jonathan Zimmerman both take issue with this letter, on the grounds that the Historians Against Trump seem to be acting as if history yields an impartial truth.

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Technology and Classroom Data

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One of the ways technology can innovate in education is through changing the way that teachers use student performance data. Teachers need real-time, formative data during the lessons themselves that provides relevant and meaningful feedback about student learning. Such data would enable teachers to tweak their instructional approaches while they are teaching a lesson. Adaptive learning technology makes this kind of dynamic data available to teachers, but most adaptive learning technologies that are currently on the market are not designed for this purpose. Intelligent adaptive learning platforms make it possible to collect evidence of student thinking and learning in ways that are impossible with paper and pencil. By arming educators with rich, timely information about student growth and performance, future developments in intelligent adaptive learning platforms will likely encourage educators to re-imagine their instructional practices, resulting in increased classroom innovation an…

How To Make Videoconferencing Work For You

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An expert shares his views on videoconferencing state of the art.

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Summer Reading Contest, Week 6 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

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NPR News: Good News On Student Loans ... For Some

Good News On Student Loans ... For Some
More students are getting affordable payments, a new report says. But they might not be the ones who really need it.

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The World's 25 Most Powerful Women 2016

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From Goldman Sachs To Nonprofit: Nancy Yao Maasbach And The Museum Of Chinese In America

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The Museum of Chinese in America exists to keep the deep and complex history of Chinese immigration to America alive. As its president, Nancy Yao Maasbach believes the most important part of her job is to make that experience relevant and accessible. Read about how this Yale School of Management graduate and former Goldman Sachs investment banker uses her business acumen to lead a nonprofit cause.

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Brand Bibles And Nonprofits

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Photo courtesy of John Deputy I’ve always felt a bit suspicious of branding agencies. Perhaps I’ve been burned a few times - spending too much money for a logo that didn’t speak to my work or hiring a company to produce a brochure that took six months to finish. Today’s DIY [...]

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