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NPR News: Is College Worth It? Recent Grads Share Their Experiences

Is College Worth It? Recent Grads Share Their Experiences
It turns out they're all satisfied customers. And among the most important subjects they report learning a lot about was themselves — reconciling their plans and dreams with real life.

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Hey, John Oliver: Here's The Winner Of The Charter School Contest

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Video Natomas Charter School of Sacramento, Calif., has won the $100,000 prize offered by the Center for Education Reform to tell comedian John Oliver to back off the abusive rhetoric about charter schools. Back in August, Oliver went on a rant about charter schools around the country on his HBO show, “Last [...]

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Three Ways To Brainwash Your Kids: Holiday Gift Guide 2016

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During the holidays, many of us spoil our children with stuff. We give them new toys, video games, clothing, gift cards and other random treats. Our kids learn lessons from each of these objects. They receive messages about what the adults in their lives value. All parents eventually discover that kids [...]

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Obama's Education Department Hands Out Pre-School Money

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) visited a Pre-K class inside P.S. 123 Suydam in Brooklyn in April to promote "Pre-K for All." (Photo by Anthony DelMundo-Pool/Getty Images) In the waning days of the Obama Administration, the Department of [...]

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The Top Universities In Emerging Economies In 2017

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Peking University, in Beijing. (Shutterstock) Ever wonder what the best universities are in nations like China, Russia, Brazil, India or other countries that fall into the category of ‘emerging markets’? Every year we receive information to answer that very question. From time to time we look to rankings of the best educational [...]

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The 10 Best Universities In Emerging Economies In 2017

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NPR News: U.S. Expected To Forgive At Least $108 Billion In Student Debt

U.S. Expected To Forgive At Least $108 Billion In Student Debt
A report released Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office says the U.S. is on track to forgive at least $108 billion in student debt. This is due to the number of people who have enrolled in plans the Obama administration promoted to help borrowers avoid default. The GAO report finds the Education Department also understated the cost of these plans. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Danielle Douglas-Gabriel of The Washington Post.

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@F5th thank you so much for your support! Yes, we will see the amount that will be doubled on our end. — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) November 30, 2016

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@kszym You can find some SAT prep resources for teachers here: https://t.co/kTSqz89zgl — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) November 30, 2016

How To Raise Money For Your Startup

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This is the most efficient and effective way to find professional investors.

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By The Time They Start School, For Some Children It's Already Too Late

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New figures show that almost one in three children are failing to meet expected goals by the time they start school - and for children from disadvantaged homes the picture is bleaker still.

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Who Has The Smartest Math And Science Students? Singapore

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Students at the Dunman Secondary School in Singapore took time out from studying in April to learn some basketball skills from retired NBA player Dikembe Mutombo. (Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images) Singapore students topped the 2015 international assessment of math and science known as TIMMS. U.S. students scored in the top 10 in [...]

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NPR News: How Parents Can Help Kids With Dyslexia Succeed In School

How Parents Can Help Kids With Dyslexia Succeed In School
Dyslexia is a reading problem, but its influence can be felt far beyond the classroom. It often disrupts home life, making dinner time and bedtime a struggle. Experts say there are three things that can help.

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From Good To Great: A Top 10 List ForBecoming A 10x Data Scientist

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LinkedIn Director of Data Science Yael Garten offers a list of qualities that distinguishes exceptional data scientists from average performers.

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NPR News: Researchers Study What Makes Dyslexic Brains Different

Researchers Study What Makes Dyslexic Brains Different
Dyslexia is the most common learning disability in the U.S. Scientists are exploring how human brains learn to read, and are discovering new ways that brains with dyslexia can learn to cope.

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NPR News: Muslim Community Fears Backlash After Ohio State Attack

Muslim Community Fears Backlash After Ohio State Attack
"When I first heard that [the suspect] was Somali, I mean my stomach did fall," another Somali student said. "Not just because of what happened today, but because of what will happen tomorrow."

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The Universities Churning Out The Most Billionaires [Infographic]

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Harvard is the world's premier university for producing billionaires. According to Times Higher Education, the institution boasts 35 billionaires in its alumni with a collective net worth of $309 billion. In fact, it has almost three times as many billionaire graduates as second-placed Columbia University. Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerbergare [...]

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How Much Education do Americans Have? - Visualized by Age

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How Much Education do Americans Have? - Visualized by Age
We really need to meet these 18-year-olds with advanced degrees.

November 29, 2016 at 07:43AM
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Far East Strengthens Grip On Math, Science Rankings, U.S. Students Slip Further Behind

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Results of a global study published today show that the Far East continues to dominate in international maths and science rankings, and the U.S. is no closer to narrowing the gap

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How To Increase Your Authority

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Some practical steps to increase your human leverage.

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Would Special Education Rights Be Safe With Jeff Sessions As U.S. Attorney General?

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Comments from Jeff Sessions, tapped for U.S. Attorney General, about special education worry education and disability advocates.

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NPR News: 6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education

6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education
Kids are showing reading gains in dual-language classrooms. There may be underlying brain advantages at work.

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NPR News: Researchers Study What Makes Dyslexic Brains Different

Researchers Study What Makes Dyslexic Brains Different
Dyslexia is the most common learning disability in the U.S. Scientists are exploring how human brains learn to read, and are discovering new ways that brains with dyslexia can learn to cope.

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Price Competition Comes to Higher Education

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Price resistance is rising in higher education, and it is greatest among relatively lower income students who know that their high school record suggests the probability of collegiate academic success is low. College is a gamble, and whether it is a gamble worth taking depends mightily on price.

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Big Fungus, Big Opportunity (Or How I Almost Missed the Product Idea Of A Lifetime)

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After his father makes a significant scientific discovery, Afif Ghannoum realizes he's stumbled on the product idea of a lifetime.

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White Students Are Keeping Their Grip On Elite Universities Despite School Struggles

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Ethnic minority students have made big gains in recent years and their performance now outstrips that of their white peers at school, but when it comes to getting places in elite universities they are still struggling to overcome the hurdles.

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The Limit Does Not Exist: Meet An Educator Transforming STEM To STEAM

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Episode 21 of The Limit Does Not Exist may just be my favorite one yet: Cate Scott Campbell and I sit down with my my high school physics teacher, Taoufik Nadji, and get him to spill all of his secrets from teaching math and science at Interlochen Arts Academy. It's [...]

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Grads of LifeVoice: How Colaberry Uses Data Science To Address The Skills Gap

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The Colaberry School of Data Analytics provides pathways into data analytics careers through training, mentoring, and job placement at scale through its platform. Colaberry programs were created with the goal of training individuals from typically underrepresented backgrounds and helping them to begin careers in the data science field. The idea to [...]

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NPR News: The Day In 1959 When Castro Took Questions From Harvard Law Students

The Day In 1959 When Castro Took Questions From Harvard Law Students
Soon after Fidel Castro assumed power in 1959, he visited the U.S. at a time when he was viewed as a potential ally. One of the stops was at Harvard, where he gave a talk and took students' questions.

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NPR News: Millions Have Dyslexia, Few Understand It

Millions Have Dyslexia, Few Understand It
It's the most common learning disability, yet it's still hard to answer the question: What is it? An NPR reporter who has dyslexia talks with other people — young and old — in search of answers.

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Law In The Age Of Social Media

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The breadth and impact of social media can scarcely be exaggerated. In less than a decade, it has disrupted journalism, influenced global politics, and altered commerce by providing a platform for instantaneous global communication. One big problem: social media does not distinguish between fact and fiction. This has frightening implications [...]

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Looking For the Fountain of Youth? Try Helping Students with College Admissions

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Strive for College is a fast growing player in virtual online mentoring for students from low-income families seeking help with college admissions and financial aid.

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Digital Transformation Is About People: U.K. In Call To Business

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Against the backdrop of a week full of political and economic uncertainty, a summit in London has called for leadership when it comes to the use and impact of technology. The business-led charity Business In The Community (BITC) has called for responsible business to ensure it builds an inclusive digital [...]

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UNICAF Offers University Degrees To Africans for 20% Of Western Price

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By the year 2040, professional services network PwC estimates that Africa will have the world's largest labor force, ahead of even India and China. However, as of today, this burgeoning labor force has skills shortages and a higher educational hole. While education in Africa is rising and demand for skilled people [...]

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NPR News: Bilingual Education Returns To California. Now What?

Bilingual Education Returns To California. Now What?
Eighteen years after California voters severely restricted bilingual education, they've voted to bring it back. Proposition 58 passed by a wide margin. But what happens next won't be easy.

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NPR News: Donald Trump Picks A Republican Activist As Education Secretary

Donald Trump Picks A Republican Activist As Education Secretary
The choice of Betsy DeVos signals intentions to make school choice a major piece of Trump's education agenda, which could include a voucher plan to help send children to private and parochial schools.

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NPR News: How To Teach A Sea Lion Who's Fussy About Grammar

How To Teach A Sea Lion Who's Fussy About Grammar
At the New England Aquarium, seals don't just cruise around their tank — they go to school each day. And their teacher has a lesson plan for each one.

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NPR News: University Of Michigan Weighs How To Handle Student Concerns Post Election

University Of Michigan Weighs How To Handle Student Concerns Post Election
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Mark Schlissel, president of the University of Michigan, about balancing conservative students' concerns with the worries of students who opposed Donald Trump.

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NPR News: Students Study To Become Police Officers At Phoenix Magnet School

Students Study To Become Police Officers At Phoenix Magnet School
Magnet schools for science or languages are not so unusual nowadays. But at one career high school in Phoenix, students focus on a subject that's a bit more surprising: how to become police officers.

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NPR News: Conservative University Of Michigan Students Claim School Is Anti-Trump

Conservative University Of Michigan Students Claim School Is Anti-Trump
Conservative students at the University of Michigan say the school has fostered a "hateful climate" for students that supported Donald Trump. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Mark Schlissel, the school's president, about balancing those students' concerns with the worries of students who opposed Trump.

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NPR News: Trump Chooses Michigan Philanthropist Betsy DeVos As Secretary Of Education

Trump Chooses Michigan Philanthropist Betsy DeVos As Secretary Of Education
President-elect Donald Trump has named Michigan philanthropist and charter school advocate Betsy DeVos as his secretary of education.

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NPR News: Trump Chooses Betsy DeVos For Education Secretary

Trump Chooses Betsy DeVos For Education Secretary
The Michigan activist and philanthropist is a strong advocate for school choice and vouchers.

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If You Want To Be More Engaged At Work, Start Breaking The Rules

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Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino has found that employees who break the rules are actually good for business. In the latest publication in the HBR series, Rebel Talent, Gino shared the results of a six-week experiment she recently ran.

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Are There Really More Hate Crimes At Schools Following Donald Trump's Election?

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Protesters on the University of Connecticut campus on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb) The stories tend to sound the same: swastikas in school bathrooms; gangs of white men in #MAGA shirts harassing women in hijabs; racist sticky notes. Emboldened young supporters of President-Elect Donald Trump, we are told, have taken [...]

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World Rankings Show The Best Universities For Getting A Job

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Employment prospects have never been so important for students, and a new global ranking shows where to study if you want to get a job.

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NPR News: How To Talk To Kids About Thanksgiving

How To Talk To Kids About Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a holiday with a complicated history. So some teachers have developed strategies to teach it to young students.

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@ourmaninjapan thanks for bringing that to our attention! It's now been fixed — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) November 22, 2016

The Secret Ingredient To Successful Analytics Career Transition

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Frustrated with your analytics career transition? Stop sabotaging yourself! Here is how.

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NPR News: Notre Dame Must Vacate 2012, 2013 Football Wins Over Academic Violations

Notre Dame Must Vacate 2012, 2013 Football Wins Over Academic Violations
The NCAA says a former student athletic trainer violated ethical conduct by completing coursework for football players. The Fighting Irish say they will appeal the NCAA's decision.

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How The Trump Administration Can Make Higher Education More Affordable

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Exploring new approaches to higher education financing isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s necessary for our country to remain relevant and competitive.

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A Simple Three-Step Model For A Persuasive Presentation

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Here's an easy - but powerful - way to think about structuring a persuasive presentation.

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Before Black Friday: The Best Beer Books of 2016

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Wondering what to buy the craft beer lover in your life for the holidays? This year’s crop of beer books reflects the industry’s growing sophistication.

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21st Century Education For A 21st Century Economy

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Student studying in the school of physical devices. Credit: Shutterstock Work based skills are changing as more and more jobs are displaced by digital technologies. Software, apps and online technology such as Uber, Airbnb, Legal Zoom and TurboTax to name a few has already had an impact on many professions. Online [...]

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Where America's International Students Come From [Infographic]

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Over the last couple of years, the number of international students attending American schools and universities has been rising steadily. That upward trend is important: foreign students contribute billions to the U.S. economy every year. According to the Brookings Institute, they paid $22 billion in tuition between 2008 and 2013 [...]

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Grads of LifeVoice: Is The "T" In STEM Supposed To Be Silent?

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One thing is certain, in higher education, we love a good acronym. Our college campuses are absolutely littered with them. It seems like the name of every department, degree, course, and building are shortened to a convenient set of letters—making up a secret code students must learn to decipher. So, [...]

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NPR News: Boosting Attendance In Preschool Can Start With A Knock On The Door

Boosting Attendance In Preschool Can Start With A Knock On The Door
Two new reports highlight the importance of pre-K attendance and how schools are using home visits to make sure 3- and 4-year-olds are making it to class.

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Beyond The Shark Tank: Part One - A Front Row Seat To What It Really Takes To Launch A Product

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Follow along in real-time as an entrepreneur seeks to turn a groundbreaking scientific discovery into the next generation of probiotics at America's largest retailers.

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When Public Goes Private, as Trump Wants: What Happens?

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When Public Goes Private, as Trump Wants: What Happens?
For the past fifteen years, the nation’s public schools have been a prime target for privatization. Unbeknownst to the public, those who would privatize the public schools call themselves “reformers” to disguise their goal.

November 20, 2016 at 08:42AM
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Thanksgiving: Gratitude At Home And At Work May Lead To A Longer, Happier Life

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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Who doesn't love the display of gratitude while gathering with friends and family? Unfortunately, the act of "giving thanks" is relegated to an annual tradition, rather than an everyday occurrence. So, how can we teach and practice gratitude in our daily lives?

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Leading To The Test

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When standardized tests become the measure of success for both teacher and student, education is sacrificed in order to make the grade. Likewise, when simple metrics like quarterly earnings become the measure for corporate success, leaders will lead to that test. Here's why that's a problem.

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MSI's Trustee Meeting: Highlights That Impact Sales, Marketing, and Insights Leaders

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On November 10-11, 2016, MSI held their semi-annual Board of Trustees Meeting, bringing together leading academics and representatives from member companies (largely Fortune 500 firms) to discuss “Marketing in the Real-Time Future”. This article highlights key taekaways from the trustee meeting.

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How To Escape The Procrastination Doom Loop

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Procrastination strikes everyone, but it doesn’t have to. Dr. Travis Bradberry explains why we procrastinate and how to stop it.

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Mindfulness in Public Speaking

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A quick chat with a practitioner -- and coach -- of mindful public speaking.

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NPR News: New York Attorney General Says Trump Agrees To Settle Trump University Lawsuits

New York Attorney General Says Trump Agrees To Settle Trump University Lawsuits
Eric Schneiderman called the settlement "a stunning reversal by Donald Trump and a major victory for the over 6,000 victims of his fraudulent university."

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Growing Pains: More Money, More Problems?

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So you win a $4 million dollar grant. After the excitement dies down, don't panic. Here are 6 steps to ensure more money doesn't equal more problems.

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NPR News: When The Students On Campus Have Kids Of Their Own

When The Students On Campus Have Kids Of Their Own
There are more than 2 million single parents enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities. Some schools, like Wilson College in Pennsylvania, have figured out what it takes to help them succeed.

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NPR News: President-Elect's Legal Team Wants Judge To Delay Trump University Case

President-Elect's Legal Team Wants Judge To Delay Trump University Case
Lawyers in a civil fraud case against Donald Trump and Trump University are in court again Friday to see if Trump can delay the case until after his inauguration. The trial is to begin in 10 days.

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This Video Game Can Help Kids Make Sense Of Post-Election Chaos

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Could video games be the cure for our political ails? In the past few months, election themed educational games by iCivicsare approaching the popularity commercial games. They’ve reported 2.2M game plays in October, and 1.8M November 1-13. That’s a lot of learning through digital play. And it is encouraging because [...]

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NPR News: A Lesson For Preschools: When It's Done Right, The Benefits Last

A Lesson For Preschools: When It's Done Right, The Benefits Last
The positive effects of high-quality early education in North Carolina stayed with kids into fifth grade, according to new research published in Child Development.

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CargillVoice: How To Help Kids Get Healthy And Active: Start With Schools

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By Scott Bowen With childhood obesity ratesskyrocketing, a group of educators and officials in 2002 decided to enlist the community’s help. Underscoring then U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher’s declaration that American obesity had become an epidemic, they created the public-private partnershipAction for Healthy Kids(AFHK). AFHK’s founders, including Satcher, agreed that “talk was [...]

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General Assembly's Jake Schwartz On Transparency, Outcomes, And Measuring What Matters

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Last month, General Assembly released a groundbreaking report, “Measuring What Matters,” that reports on the student outcomes in its full-time programs. The auditing firm KPMG LLP reviewed and validated the results, which lays bare a bevy of useful data for students thinking about enrolling in General Assembly. For example, 92 [...]

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