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"High Misery Index" Requires Attention To Hydration, Especially In Seniors

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Older adults are at increased risk of dehydration because as they age, their body's fluid reserve becomes smaller, their ability to conserve water is reduced and their thirst sense becomes less acute. Here is good advice for them and anyone who cares for them.

from Forbes Education

Why This Woman Created An MBA Program Solely For Female Students

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India consistently has one of the world's lowest labor participation rates for women. Tired of being disappointed, one woman decided to take matters into her own hands and create an MBA program solely for female students.

from Forbes Education

Your Go-To Guide for Dorm Room Essentials

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NPR News: Hey America, We're Listening

Hey America, We're Listening
What do the media get wrong about...you?

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An Internship Could Be The Worst Career Move You Ever Make

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The market for internships is becoming almost as competitive as the market for graduate jobs, but a new study suggests becoming an intern could leave you worse off than your peers.

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Why We Shouldn’t Think About College as a Business

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Why We Shouldn’t Think About College as a Business
The shift from viewing college as a public good to seeing it as a private benefit has led to higher education becoming more specialized, which a new theory says may lead to cognitive decline over time.

July 31, 2017 at 09:42AM
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The Field Where Men Still Call The Shots

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The Field Where Men Still Call The Shots
Research shows that the lack of female-led athletic teams has consequences for both boys and girls.

July 30, 2017 at 03:06AM
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You Can Get Fired For Saying That?

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You Can Get Fired For Saying That?
When reporter Andrew Goldman went to Louisiana State University to investigate the firing of a female academic for sexual harassment, he found that a chill wind blows through free speech on campus these days — and that sexual harassment might have nothing to do with sex.

July 28, 2017 at 01:57PM
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What ‘Back to School’ Looks Like to Our Readers

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Plan Ahead To Be College Eligible

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Deciding to apply to highly competitive colleges can't be a last-minute decision. It takes planning that starts at the end of 8th grade to ensure students are in a position to far exceed "minimum" requirements for college admission. I use the University of Illinois's list as an example.

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Sending Sons Off to College, and Finding Solace in a Big Box Store

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Venturing into Education: Investment with a Learning Curve

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Capital investment in education technology is now measured in the billions, and VC's and nonprofits are lining up to be a part of the next big thing. But the price of success is always paid in full and always in advance.

from Forbes Education

NPR News: Tens Of Thousands More Women And Minorities Are Taking Computer Science

Tens Of Thousands More Women And Minorities Are Taking Computer Science
The Advanced Placement program has scored a win for diversity with the help of Silicon Valley.

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NPR News: New Florida Law Lets Residents Challenge School Textbooks

New Florida Law Lets Residents Challenge School Textbooks
The new bill was pushed by a conservative group critical of the way evolution, climate change and government were being taught in Florida schools.

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NPR News: Nationwide, Teachers Supplement School Supplies With Their Salaries

Nationwide, Teachers Supplement School Supplies With Their Salaries
NPR's Noel King interviews Teresa Danks, a third-grade teacher who begged for school supply money on the side of the road to bring attention to the lack of resources facing educators.

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NPR News: For Malala, Now 20, Birthdays Are Best Spent With Girls Who Dream Big

For Malala, Now 20, Birthdays Are Best Spent With Girls Who Dream Big
The world's youngest Nobel laureate spent her 20th birthday this month with displaced Yazidi girls in northern Iraq. She spends each birthday with girls who are struggling to get an education.

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Help Your Kids Love Math And Science, Even If You Don't

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Read to your kids and they’ll become adults who like to read. That’s common knowledge. It’s not so obvious how you cultivate appreciation for math and science.

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Thanks for the kind words! https://t.co/zsR95Kk3PS — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) July 28, 2017

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Khan Academy is now the official practice partner for AP! Check out our AP lessons, all 100% FREE. https://t.co/iL83bSh8T9http://pic.twitter.com/SSSj5y0NPo — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) July 28, 2017

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Sal Khan is LIVE and making a big announcement at the AP Annual Conference. Watch now: https://t.co/du99NSjNCv? — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) July 28, 2017

Favorite #MyTopCollege Photos 2017

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School Segregation Didn't Go Away. It Just Evolved.

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School Segregation Didn't Go Away. It Just Evolved.
How parents are gerrymandering school borders and fencing out poor kids.

July 28, 2017 at 09:35AM
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Why Schools Should Be Wary Of Free Tech Products - And Startups Shouldn't Make Them

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In the world of edtech, “free” isn’t only a danger to the users—it’s quickly becoming more and more of a danger to the makers of edtech, as well. The concept of free doesn’t always pay—especially for those entrepreneurs looking to pay back hungry investors.

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O.J. Simpson's Jersey Hangs There, But USC Won't Be Welcoming Him Back

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The place that served as the national launching pad for O.J. Simpson has no plans to welcome him back after he gets out of jail, but his football legacy remains on display at USC.

from Forbes Education

NPR News: The Ongoing Battle Between Science Teachers And Fake News

The Ongoing Battle Between Science Teachers And Fake News
In a world of fake news and junk science, how do science teachers help their students distinguish fact from fiction?

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NPR News: Pittsburgh Summer Camp Introduces Refugees To U.S. Culture

Pittsburgh Summer Camp Introduces Refugees To U.S. Culture
Many refugee students are new to American customs and pastimes - including summer camp. Now, a non-profit in Pittsburgh is offering them free summer camp as an introduction to American culture.

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NPR News: How To Keep Friends And Influence Yourself

How To Keep Friends And Influence Yourself
What do you believe strongly? What, if anything, could change your mind about it?

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Who's Left To Defend Tommy Curry?

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Who's Left To Defend Tommy Curry?
A black philosopher at Texas A&M thought forcing a public discussion about race and violence was his job. Turns out people didn’t want to hear it.

July 27, 2017 at 11:05AM
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NPR News: From Skyhook To STEM: Kareem Abdul Jabbar Brings The Science

From Skyhook To STEM: Kareem Abdul Jabbar Brings The Science
The NBA's all-time leading scorer talks about the importance of STEM and his education foundation, and its support for a science camp for public school children in Los Angeles.

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Harvard Magazine Personal Ads Without "Rich" or "Thin"

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Harvard Magazine Personal Ads Without "Rich" or "Thin"
The trimmest widow of all seeks a man who's allowed to use the business-class lav.

July 26, 2017 at 06:36PM
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This Is the Way the College ‘Bubble’ Ends

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This Is the Way the College ‘Bubble’ Ends
Not with a pop, but a hiss.

July 26, 2017 at 02:40PM
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As Male Fertility Falters, Tennessee Offers To Sterilize Inmates For Reduced Jail Time

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This week, news broke that global sperm counts may be plunging, and that one U.S. state has reportedly begun sterilizing inmates in exchange for shorter sentences.

from Forbes Education

Accord Project's Consortium Launching First Legal 'Smart Contracts' With Hyperledger

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Partnering with the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger and supported by law firms in the US, Canada and the UK, the Accord Project has launched an initiative to shake up the legal contracting world in what is described as an “industry first” using blockchain, distributed ledgers and smart contracts.

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The Colleges With The Most School Spirit: #MyTopCollege Winners 2017

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Over the last six weeks, we’ve been flooded with Twitter and Instagram submissions to our #MyTopCollege competition.

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Sounding The Alarm -- What Everyone Needs To Know About The Social Paradigm Shift -- Now

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There’s a digital arms race underway -- and most people don’t even know it’s happening. The stats are shocking.

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Is Football Worth Gambling With High School And College Players' Brains?

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Evidence on risks of football in high school and college students is scarce. But do we need to wait for it?

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Consider Debt-To-Earnings Ratios When Researching Colleges

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College costs extend beyond the cost of attendance. They include debt repayment. Consider using the Dept. of Education's College Scorecard to look at debt-to-earnings ratios as you plan for college.

from Forbes Education

NPR News: Teachers With Student Debt: These Are Their Stories

Teachers With Student Debt: These Are Their Stories
If you're a teacher, you have one of the lowest-paid professional jobs in the U.S. Most require a four-year degree, which can require tens of thousands of dollars in loans that some struggle to repay.

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NPR News: 'LA Times' Investigates The Double Life Of A Med School Dean

'LA Times' Investigates The Double Life Of A Med School Dean
Marc Duvoisin of the Los Angeles Times talks with Steve Inskeep about an investigation into a former medical school dean at the University of Southern California who led a drug-fueled double life.

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NPR News: College Tuition Grows At Slowest Pace In Decades

College Tuition Grows At Slowest Pace In Decades
Here's welcome news to anyone planning to attend college soon — or their parents: tuition is growing at the slowest pace in decades. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to Josh Mitchell of the Wall Street Journal has been reporting on this trend.

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NPR News: Restorative Justice, An Alternative To The Process Campuses Use For Sexual Assault Cases

Restorative Justice, An Alternative To The Process Campuses Use For Sexual Assault Cases
Interest is growing in a new approach to dealing with campus sexual assault. Called restorative justice, the process looks less like a trial and more like a therapeutic intervention.

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NPR News: Meet The 5 New Inductees Of The National Teachers Hall Of Fame

Meet The 5 New Inductees Of The National Teachers Hall Of Fame
Five teachers were inducted into the National Teacher Hall of Fame this year and NPR's Claudio Sanchez sat down with them to get their take on what it means to be a teacher.

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The Best-Paying U.S. Jobs Requiring No Bachelor Degree [Infographic]

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If you don’t have the time, patience and money necessary to complete a four-year bachelor degree, you can still find plenty of jobs with lucrative salaries and less demanding requirements.

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A Career Pathway To Educational And Employment Success

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Sixty-five percent of children starting school today will need skills for jobs that don’t even exist yet. Take a look at how one innovative New York School is preparing its students for the Jobs of today, and tommorow.

from Forbes Education

8 Ways Millennials Can Set Themselves Up For A Promotion

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The promotion process takes time, potentially connections, hard work, and an increased skill set. Learn 8 tangible strategies to help you land a promotion within your current organization.

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How Generation Z Is Shaping The Change In Education

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Generation Z is disrupting the way learning happens in higher education. And they're looking for more than just a fully digitalized experience. They expect social learning experiences, hands-on environments, and an ability to drive their own curriculum to reach their career goals earlier on.

from Forbes Education

NPR News: The Controversy Over Comprehensive Sex Ed

The Controversy Over Comprehensive Sex Ed
How well did your sex education serve you?

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How Emerging Markets And Blockchain Can Bring An End To Poverty

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The growing access to internet through affordable devices has the potential to help the the emerging markets have access to cheaper, faster and more transparent payment methods. Is blockchain the answer?

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DIY Business School for Entrepreneurs

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As an aspiring entrepreneur without the opportunity to attend business school, can you learn to build and run a company, using case method, without a supporting educational institution?

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NPR News: New Yorker Redesigns Her Life To Help Kids In Ghana

New Yorker Redesigns Her Life To Help Kids In Ghana
Pat Wilkins had a "high maintenance life" with expensive vacations and a BMW. Then she decided to diverge from that path.

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Are OPMs Building An Ivory Tower Of Babel?

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But to all other colleges and universities—which constitute the vast majority of new master’s degree programs—we say this: while you might think you’ve checked the growth strategy box by launching one or more online master’s degree programs with an OPM partner, that market has already shifted.

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Wanted: STEM Graduates for The Legal Industry -- And Some Reasons They're Not Applying

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Law needs more STEM majors. That's because hard sciences are a key part of legal delivery. There's great opportunity for techs in the legal industry, but this is not being communicated. Here are some suggestions for legal industry/law schools to attract science types.

from Forbes Education

'It's Platforms Stupid,' Media-Entertainment May Teach Education Executives

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Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet, co-founder of the EdTechXEurope education innovation summit series, explains how media entertainment industry evolution is helpful in understanding what’s coming next in the education sector, and how fast.

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NPR News: Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Summer Camp?

Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Summer Camp?
In a wired world, summer camp is one of the last phone-free zones. But campers, staff and especially parents don't always appreciate the message.

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Westminster Abbey And Civic Life: An Interview With Claire Foster-Gilbert

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By making space and time available and offering challenging conversation and quiet reflection, the Institute hopes those who govern are reminded of their vocation to public service, grow in moral sensitivity and resilience, and return again and again to better define the good they are trying to do.

from Forbes Education

NPR News: What Really Happened At That Robotics Competition You've Heard So Much About

What Really Happened At That Robotics Competition You've Heard So Much About
The controversy surrounding a highly-anticipated robotics competition for teens from around the globe overshadowed an otherwise upbeat event focused on kids, robots and changing the world.

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NPR News: Former Child Bride Is Pedaling Her Way To A Brighter Future

Former Child Bride Is Pedaling Her Way To A Brighter Future
After Jenipher Sanni was married at 14, she dropped out of school for a year. Today, she's a a global girl advocate for the U.N. Foundation.

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NPR News: DeVos Protests In Denver; House To Make Cuts To Education

DeVos Protests In Denver; House To Make Cuts To Education
More girls are taking the AP computer science exam, House Republicans rejected school choice expansions in Trump's initial budget request, and the education secretary spoke in Denver amid protests.

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It's Not Parents Who Make The Biggest Contribution To College Costs

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The contribution towards the cost of college made by scholarships and grants is now at its highest level ever recorded in an annual survey.

from Forbes Education

In Vermont, Students And Lawmakers Are Getting The Facts On Cannabis

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As U.S. industry and government continue butting heads over cannabis, some institutions of higher learning are turning to science to elevate the conversation and inform the practice.

from Forbes Education

SAPVoice: Can 'White-Collar Apprenticeships' Close The STEM Skills Gap?

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Traditional higher education is still the way to go for many living in developed countries, but are the conventional rites of passage compatible with the new world technologists are creating? White-collar apprenticeships could be the solution.

from Forbes Education

No wonder young Americans feel so important, when half of them finish high school as A students

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No wonder young Americans feel so important, when half of them finish high school as A students
It's every parent's dream come true — but grade inflation is problematic for schools and students alike.

July 20, 2017 at 05:37PM
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'Dunkirk' Reminds Leaders That Words Can Inspire A Nation

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Dunkirk is said to have strengthened the British resolve to fight against Nazi Germany in the face of overwhelming odds. But it did so only after prime minister Winston Churchill reframed the event for the public.

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Do We Need A 20% Time For Learning At Work?

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Skills and knowledge have an increasingly short shelf-life, but whilst the tools exist to enable employees to learn and develop themselves, are their employers giving them sufficient time to learn on the job?

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Consider Ten Basic Questions When Applying To College As A Student-Athlete

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Applying to colleges as a student-athlete can be very complicated. Consider some important issues before deciding which division makes the most sense to play it, what your goals in college and post-college are and where to go to understand the guidelines that ensure you're treated fairly.

from Forbes Education

Charter Schools Tackle Shortcomings Of College

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What’s clear is that educators are no longer standing on the sidelines content with a college experience that has failed too many students for too long. Here are the 3 approaches charter schools are taking to reinvent the college experience.

from Forbes Education

NPR News: Betsy DeVos' Latest Speech Draws Protests, Even Before She Speaks

Betsy DeVos' Latest Speech Draws Protests, Even Before She Speaks
DeVos has longstanding ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, which backs school choice policies coast to coast.

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NPR News: Morning News Brief: Trump Blasts Sessions, DeVos Talks To Conservative Activists

Morning News Brief: Trump Blasts Sessions, DeVos Talks To Conservative Activists
In a new interview, President Trump criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Also, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faces protesters in Colorado, and ICE agents say their work has recently changed.

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Why This High Flying Startup CEO Thinks You Should Start Your Career At A Large Corporation

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Rob Wiesenthal, BLADE CEO and former Sony Americas CFO / Chief Strategy Officer, shares how a stint at a large corporation can be a launch pad for a fulfilling career.

from Forbes Education

Training - It's Not Just Trade & Vocational, Or For The Military

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The case study method of training, used with particular effect in business management education, helps to stimulate and prompt students to take decisions.

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NPR News: The YouTube Star Who's Teaching Kids How To Bake

The YouTube Star Who's Teaching Kids How To Bake
Celebrity chef Rosanna Pansino hosts the YouTube show Nerdy Nummies, which has more than 8 million subscribers. Among her fans are thousands of children who want to learn how to bake.

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When Black Hair Violates The Dress Code

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When Black Hair Violates The Dress Code
For wearing their hair in braids, two teenagers were threatened with suspension at their charter school. Similar incidents show that strict dress codes can punish students for their racial identity.

July 18, 2017 at 06:30PM
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NPR News: Private Student Loans: The Rise And Fall (And Rise Again?)

Private Student Loans: The Rise And Fall (And Rise Again?)
They're less common than they were a decade ago, but still the most expensive and riskiest way to pay for college.

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Youth From Every Quarter

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Youth From Every Quarter
A teacher at an elite boarding school confronts her own confused leap up the ladder of class privilege.

July 18, 2017 at 11:18AM
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Teaching 21st Century Skills for 21st Century Success Requires an Ecosystem Approach

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21st century job growth is outpacing our ability to develop a prepared workforce, making it more critical than ever to teach these skills.

from Forbes Education