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First Amendment Protects 'Instapundit' Professor But He May Quit Twitter Anyway

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A police officer in riot gear walks past a fire on Interstate 85 during protests in the early hours of September 21, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images) “Instapundit” blogger Glenn Reynolds, a professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law, is reconsidering his prominent role on [...]

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This Startup Teaches Real Estate Brokers How To Build Financial Empires

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(Photo courtesy of Getty Images) Realestate agents aren't often referred to as entrepreneurs. Instead, they are commonly reduced to the title of salesperson, negotiator or marketing expert. Yet, to be successful in the space, each of these independent enterprises must master the art of pitching products, brokering deals, securing financing and [...]

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Study: The Majority of Wealthy Grandparents Aren't Contributing to Junior's College Fund

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Seventy-four percent of high-net-worth grandparents say they’d be willing to contribute to their grandchildren’s college savings plans, but many admit that they don’t know where to start or how to initiate the conversation.

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The lengths that charter schools go to when their teachers try to form unions.

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The lengths that charter schools go to when their teachers try to form unions.
By intimidating teachers. By scaring parents. And sometimes by calling the cops.

September 30, 2016 at 03:30PM
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Setting The Bar - To Stretch or to Sandbag -- That is The Question

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When it comes to planning and goal-setting, perhaps the most basic and often vexing question is where to set the bar. One school of thought is to set lofty goals that force teams and people to stretch beyond their comfort zones, and achieve the unexpected, or the previously unobtainable. The other school [...]

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If There Were A 'Big-12' Of Energy, The University Of Houston Would Be A Star

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When many of us think of universities in Texas, we think of Big 12 football. However, the University of Houston’s Cougars football team isn’t the only exceptional “energy” on the college’s campus right now: The university is also laser-focused on meeting the needs of the evolving American energy sector. As a [...]

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Focus On U.K. Pensions As Costs Predicted To Hit £10.8bn ($14bn) In 2017

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Pensions - regarded by many people as sacrosanct - are in the spotlight and under fire in the United Kingdom after that vote for 'Brexit.' Joining up the dots on this issue will be even more complicated for the country's political and business leadership which is facing high levels of [...]

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How Exec Ed Can Ready Leaders For M&A In Changing Industries

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Designing an executive education initiative for the leadership cohort of a multinational company currently merging with a previous rival in the FMCG area

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Can Coach Bob Hurley Save St. Anthony And Its Legendary High School Basketball Program?

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VideoBob Hurley, center, in 2011 (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) “The Street Stops Here” is the motto of St. Anthony High School, a tiny Catholic school in Jersey City, N.J., with a national reputation. Since 1972, Bob Hurley Sr. has led the storied basketball program that has sent players to top colleges and [...]

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NPR News: Questions of Race And Charter Schools Divide Education Reformers

Questions of Race And Charter Schools Divide Education Reformers
Black Lives Matter, the NAACP, and the future of a once bipartisan alliance on education.

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See Sal's chat with Voice of America: https://t.co/c9P3BxMkaP — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) September 30, 2016

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Test takers listen up! Saturday’s SAT is just around the corner. Check out our tips for test day: https://t.co/DOVhsKtaVa — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) September 30, 2016

Why Babson College Is The Best In The U.S. For International Students

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We just ranked the 50 best U.S. colleges for international students. Get to know Babson, which ranked number one.

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50 Best U.S. Colleges For International Students

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Business Schools Where Students Most Want To Go In 2016

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A survey of 250,000 prospective MBA students reveals the top 25 schools where students want to go.

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The Business Schools Where Students Most Want To Go In 2016

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Do You Have Anxiety On The Job? Here's How To Overcome It

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Anxiety shows up in your bank account. Let's kiss it goodbye.

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Berkeley professor at center of sexual harassment scandal sues his accusers

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Berkeley professor at center of sexual harassment scandal sues his accusers
A professor at the prestigious university, who is the subject of three complaints, has filed defamation suits against the women he is accused of sexually harassing.

September 29, 2016 at 08:36AM
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8 Powerful Ways To Conquer Stress

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Keeping your stress under control is critical to your health, happiness, and performance. These proven methods will make it happen.

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Grads of LifeVoice: The Paper-Thin Reason Your Company Is Missing Sales Talent

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“My sales have been steadily increasing”, says Rashard Feggins, a 22 year-old entrepreneur and salesman. He’s a candidate with a vocational training program I run called re:work. We teach software sales to people without college degrees, then place them into full-time jobs at tech employers. Rashard owns and runs a [...]

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The Presentation Guild Serves Everyone Who Produces Slides For Speaking

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A new organization seeks to raise the standards for slide creation and production.

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Join our live SAT coaching session right now! https://t.co/RERzDuuhuf — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) September 28, 2016

Hillary Clinton Wants 83% of American Families To Attend College For Free

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) listens as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during an event at the University of New Hampshire, Sept. 28, 2016. (Photo credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) With Sen. Bernie Sanders by her side and Millennials in her sites, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton vowed today that students will [...]

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NPR News: #DearWashington: Readers Share Personal Concerns This Election

#DearWashington: Readers Share Personal Concerns This Election
NPR is asking audiences to share something that they want their leaders in Washington to know about why this election matters to them.

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Join our live SAT coaching session today at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT. RSVP now! https://t.co/Ou0loRn54hhttp://pic.twitter.com/PKtjh3soA0 — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) September 28, 2016

The Scholarship Struggle Saudi Arabian Students Are Facing

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Sinking crude oil prices over the last two years have sent shock waves through Saudi Arabia. With enormous strain on the national budget, cutbacks have extended all the way to education. And after officials reconsidered government-sponsored programs in February, a heavy question mark hung over many students’ dreams of studying abroad.

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12 Best STEM Colleges For International Students: Why A Tech Education Matters

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The majority of international students studying in the U.S. are opting for STEM degrees, or programs and schools that concentrate in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Here's why.

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12 Best Liberal Arts Colleges For International Students: Why Say No To STEM

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Many international students’ are heading to liberal arts colleges in the U.S. Why? Because they're something different and offer an education with a broader base,

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Five Mistakes International Students Make When Applying To College In The U.S.

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BY LLOYD NIMETZ - There are now more than one million international students that apply to college in the United States each year. To increase your odds of getting accepted, avoid these all-too-common mistakes.

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12 Best STEM Schools For International Students

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12 Best Liberal Arts Colleges For International Students

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50 Best U.S. Colleges For International Students 2016

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Introducing the 50 Best U.S. Colleges For International Students, the first ranking of its kind geared specifically to global students and their families, evaluating the metrics that matter most them. Coming in first is Babson College, followed by Bryn Mawr College and Claremont McKenna College.

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50 Best U.S. Colleges For International Students

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You don’t have to be stupid to work here, but it helps – André Spicer

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You don’t have to be stupid to work here, but it helps – André Spicer
Organizations enshrine collective stupidity and employees are rewarded for checking their brains at the office door.

September 28, 2016 at 10:39AM
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Campus Link: Expanding the Landscape of Tech and Innovation

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Ciudad Juarez and technology have something in common. They are rapidly changing, and for the better. Just as our technology evolves to improve life around the world, Juarez is becoming a central hub and leader in Latin America for advancement and hope. The borders are disappearing. As Oscar Leeser, the [...]

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October Is Officially The Beginning of FAFSA Season. Here Are 5 Steps To Get Started

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Beginning October 1, 2016, you and your student can apply for federal college financial aid earlier than ever. Here's what you need to know.

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NPR News: Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem

Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem
A new study by researchers at Yale found that pre-K teachers, white and black alike, spend more time watching black boys, expecting trouble.

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NPR News: Kaya Henderson On Education And Her Tenure As D.C. Schools Chancellor

Kaya Henderson On Education And Her Tenure As D.C. Schools Chancellor
Michel Martin interviews Kaya Henderson, who has served as chancellor for D.C. Public Schools for six years and will step down on Oct. 1.

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High School Students Score Lower Marks On The SAT

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The last high school class to take the old SAT saw its scores drop an average of 4 points across math, reading and writing in the College Board’s annual announcement of performance on the standardized tests.

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Who Won The Body Language Debate Last Night - Clinton Or Trump?

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Both candidates had their body language moments in the debate last night.

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How Students Can Position Themselves For Selective College Programs

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Nestled within the large, elite, and highly selective University of Pennsylvania live the Penn Engineering’s Integrated Studies Programs, which combine the computer science major with a specific focus: Networked & Social Systems Engineering (NETS), Digital Media Design (DMD), and Computer Engineering (CMPE). The student who has to ask what these [...]

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Are All For-Profit Colleges Rip-Offs?

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Last week, the U.S. Department of Education announced it is establishing new resources for students affected by the recent closures of some for-profit colleges. This is the latest move in reaction to continued controversy surrounding for-profit colleges. From fraudulent activity, such as advising students to submit false information on the Free [...]

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Can You Use Your Gut To Make Yourself A Better Public Speaker?

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Your gut feelings are not a universally reliable guide to successful public speaking.

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NPR News: Teaching Middle Schoolers Climate Change Without Terrifying Them

Teaching Middle Schoolers Climate Change Without Terrifying Them
One science teacher in Miami knows how sea level rise could affect her students' lives when they're her age. She's determined to teach them to take that seriously, with optimism.

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NPR News: FACT CHECK: First Presidential Debate

FACT CHECK: First Presidential Debate
NPR reporters and editors are live annotating Monday night's debate. Read the latest fact check, analysis and context here.

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How playing one game can help students get into college

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How playing one game can help students get into college
"Mission: Admission" takes some of the fear out of applying for further education.

September 26, 2016 at 04:46PM
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Os Jogos do Conhecimento terminam no dia 02/10. Garanta agora sua chance de se tornar um campeão da matemática! http:/khan.co/JogosFinalTW — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) September 26, 2016

Edtech: No Doubts About It In China

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Shutterstock A fantastic article in Venture Beat, "Education is China's secret weapon for tech dominance", touches on some of the concepts we have discussed here on several occasions about retraining the workforce, and coincides perfectly with many of the comments that I have made over several years of experience with the [...]

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A Scientist Explains Why 'Everything Is Fucked'

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A Scientist Explains Why 'Everything Is Fucked'
But that doesn't mean we should give up.

September 26, 2016 at 02:40PM
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NPR News: How Native Students Can Succeed In College: 'Be As Tough As The Land That Made You'

How Native Students Can Succeed In College: 'Be As Tough As The Land That Made You'
Native Americans make up less than 1 percent of students in college. Many say they feel invisible, without access to elite campuses. One program helps them leverage their heritage and identity.

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What's Needed To Hear Your Inner Voice And Change Careers?

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Hearing our inner voice requires solitude and community (Photo: Shutterstock) Career transitions are hard to navigate. My friend is considering a move into startups and through a family connection he arranged informational interviews with several founders. One by one they all said they needed developers and salespeople – neither of which he’s [...]

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Here's Why Employers Should Adopt Amazon's 30-Hour Workweek

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Employers, take note.

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How Did A Woman Win A Science Writing Prize?

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Why is it easier to believe a conspiracy theory than to believe that a woman could win an important prize based on her merits?

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The Forgotten Merits Of Business Model Innovation

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By Christoph Zott Shutterstock Which business model to use is one of the most fundamental strategic choices that entrepreneurs, CEOs and general managers can make. When we think of innovation, we usually think of creating or refining new products, but innovation can occur at every level of business. In fact, a less [...]

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