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Thanks for featuring our app @AppStore! 😁 — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) March 1, 2018

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It’s never too late to learn something new! @KhanAcademy is a great way to advance your knowledge of pretty much any academic subject.

Expand your mind: https://t.co/ANbaDuctVZpic.twitter.com/oARUZBE7y1 — App Store (@AppStore) March 1, 2018

Stop Trying To Fix Failing Schools And Grow The Good Ones Instead

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Focusing on the good schools rather than trying to repair the struggling ones could have a dramatic effect on our education system, according to a new study.

from Forbes Education

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Can we share this pic? 😊 — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) March 1, 2018

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This super cool 3rd grader just came up to me and said " I know how to add mixed numbers now." I gave her a problem to prove it and she nailed it! Funny, I don't remember teaching that. Thank you @khanacademy#no limits #[email protected]/C9ytKwHVW0 — Theo Wiles (@theo_wiles) February 28, 2018

A Different Look At Wine Pairings With Master Of Wine Tim Hanni

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A wine expert and former chef talks about how sweet wines (and those who enjoy them) are unjustly vilified and how there is precedent in culinary history.

from Forbes Education

NPR News: Dolly Parton's Nonprofit Reaches Milestone With 100 Million Books Sent To Children

Dolly Parton's Nonprofit Reaches Milestone With 100 Million Books Sent To Children
This week, country music legend Dolly Parton celebrated a big milestone: 100 million books. That's right, books. Parton's nonprofit, Imagination Library, mails free books to children from birth to age 5 across the country, and this week, she celebrated the program's remarkable growth in a special ceremony at the Library of Congress.

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Trailblazing Women of Color Featured In #BEENBOSS Video Series In Honor Of Black History Month

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In honor of this special month, Walker’s Legacy has produced a #BEENBOSS series, showcasing groundbreaking African American women who were trailblazers of their time.

from Forbes Education

NPR News: From Little Rock to Parkland: A Brief History of Youth Activism

From Little Rock to Parkland: A Brief History of Youth Activism
This isn't the first time young people have tried to change the world.

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How A Student In A Diaper Caused An Eruption In One Of America's Biggest Conservative Youth Organizations

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How A Student In A Diaper Caused An Eruption In One Of America's Biggest Conservative Youth Organizations
One of America's most prominent conservative youth organizations has been engaged for months in a bitter internal fight over a university student wearing a baby's diaper.

February 28, 2018 at 02:51PM
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I went on @khanacademy for the first time today and did the intro to html. I did all the challenges then 1 up’d myself to do it all from scratch and here is the result. Pretty basic but thankful to @[email protected]@PinkcodrsAfrica session! Can’t wait to start @IamtheCODE in May! pic.twitter.com/yG2ix0Tai3 — CodeHubAfrica (@CodeHubAfrica) February 28, 2018

Hanke's Annual Misery Index: The World's Saddest (And Happiest) Countries

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The human condition inhabits a vast continuum between "miserable" and "happy." In the sphere of economics, misery tends to flow from high inflation, steep borrowing costs and unemployment. The most surefire way to mitigate misery is economic growth. So, let's take a look at my annual Misery Index.

from Forbes Education

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Congrats!! πŸŽ‰ — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) February 28, 2018

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❤️ — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) February 28, 2018

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What a champ! ❤️ Can we share this pic? — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) February 28, 2018

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I'm so nervous I have another huge exam tomorrow this time on my weakest subject #Math but thx to @khanacademy I feel very confident . Check them out they have diffent subjects great app to study anywhere #ncc#psymajor#collegelife — Erage πŸ‘½πŸ‘‘ Namasté ΰ₯ (@MrsErage) February 28, 2018

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Just announced today! — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) February 28, 2018

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I didn't wanna press my luckπŸš€ still have 2 πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ kids who have all skills practiced and think @khanacademy grade level mastery can be accomplished on the same day tomorrowπŸ‘πŸ‘#dadskillspic.twitter.com/X6Wmu1lfyq — Conor Corey (@ccorey223) February 28, 2018

New Student Loan Proposal Could Help Protect Debt Collectors

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Is this a potential win for student loan debt collectors?

from Forbes Education

Why Technology Is The Bright Future For Business Schools

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The five most valuable companies in the U.S. are all tech firms. At the end of Feb 2018, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook have a combined market cap of over $365 billion. Little wonder then that business schools and their MBA students are forging ever-closer ties to the tech industry.

from Forbes Education

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Congratulations to the winners of our #IndiaTalentSearch! πŸŽ‰ From over 1200 entries... here are the top 11! Find out more: https://t.co/mnM3algibR πŸ‘πŸ‘‰ @[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@I_am_Thripurapic.twitter.com/QGYt7Xibaw — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) February 28, 2018

Seven Revolutionary Leadership Ideas That Will Change The Way You Run Your Organization

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So much leadership advice is repeated and repackaged. What new thinking exists? Dear CEO offers up some intriguing suggestions for leaders who want to manage their businesses differently.

from Forbes Education

Amazon Is Buying Ring, The Pioneer Of The Video Doorbell, For $1 Billion

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With crushing competition looming, Ring, the home security device company that has had a near monopoly on the market for video doorbells, is selling itself to Amazon for a reported $1 billion.

from Forbes Education

NPR News: West Virginia Teachers Ending Strike

West Virginia Teachers Ending Strike
West Virginia teachers are ending their strike, which has shut down all of the public schools since last Thursday. Union leaders met with Gov. Jim Justice, and they have settled on higher pay rates.

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Awesome! — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) February 27, 2018

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❤️ Glad to hear it!! ☺️ — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) February 27, 2018

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Hey Jeffrey, thanks for getting in touch! Could you shoot us an email with your contact details? [email protected] — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) February 27, 2018

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❤️❤️❤️ Love it! — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) February 27, 2018

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#TeacherTuesday: From studying video games... to teaching math! Anaheim High School's Mr Kile shares why he became a teacher. πŸ‘¨πŸ»‍πŸ«πŸ˜ŠπŸ’› @AHSColonists#KhanInTheClassroompic.twitter.com/VVd7BPovcF — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) February 27, 2018

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We care! 🌟 — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) February 27, 2018

The 122 Schools At The Heart Of The Teacher Shortage

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Schools should be forced to publish teacher attrition rates as a way of forcing them to improve working conditions, according to new research.

from Forbes Education

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Should be fixed now! Thanks again for flagging this! πŸ˜€ — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) February 27, 2018

NPR News: West Virginia Teacher Outline Strikers Demands, Discusses Potential Remedies

West Virginia Teacher Outline Strikers Demands, Discusses Potential Remedies
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Brianne Solomon, a teacher on strike in West Virginia. Solomon talks about the demands being made by strikers, and why she thinks remedies offered by the state aren't acceptable.

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NPR News: 'We Were In That School': Parkland Students Prepare To Return After Shooting

'We Were In That School': Parkland Students Prepare To Return After Shooting
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students return to school Wednesday after surviving a shooting there. Sophomore Gabe Glassman captures what day-to-day life is like for these students now.

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College Board's Insensitive Response To Parkland Tragedy Angers Members

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The College Board (SAT's parent) is being justifiably criticized for its responses to the Douglas H. S. shooting. Its president's insensitive response and its vague apology have infuriated members.

from Forbes Education

Nielsen's Study Gives Insight Into The Influence Of Women Of Color

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Nielsen recently launched a study focused on the impact and influence of women of color consumers called the Nielsen Diverse Intelligence Series. This three-part series outlines the economic and cultural influence of three key demographics: African-American, Asian, and Hispanic women.

from Forbes Education

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#TeacherTuesday: From studying video games... to teaching math! Anaheim High School's Mr Kyle shares why he became a teacher. πŸ‘¨πŸ»‍πŸ«πŸ˜ŠπŸ’› @AHSColonistspic.twitter.com/Wq5QrBFXxM — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) February 27, 2018

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Hey @withmrbauer! We'd love to learn more about how you celebrate progress in your classroom. Could you shoot us an email at [email protected]? Thanks! — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) February 27, 2018

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At the top, students are creating flyers via @canva. Bottom left, students are in remediation of a skill that they haven’t fully grasped via @khanacademy. Bottom right, I am working one-on-one with a student who is not fluent in basic addition. #TheJuggleIsReal ☺️🀹🏾‍♀️ pic.twitter.com/nhqXSNmBYG — Alexcia Moore (@DecaturEducator) February 27, 2018

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❤️❤️❤️ — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) February 27, 2018

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Hey Peter! Thanks for the feedback. Could you submit it to our help center here: https://t.co/D9xiuCZlbD and they'll make sure it gets to the right person? Many thanks! — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) February 27, 2018

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Hi Abdan, thanks for getting in touch! Looks like you've spotted an error in our content! Could you submit it to our help center here: https://t.co/D9xiuCZlbD Thanks so much! — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) February 27, 2018

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I love #edtech because it allows for students to work at their own pace. Today we are using @khanacademy to practice decimals, fractions, and basic skills. #shatekon#khanacademy#mathpic.twitter.com/aqMmLHeBMK — Mr.McGrath (@ShenMcGrath) February 27, 2018

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It sure is! πŸ˜‚ — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) February 27, 2018

NPR News: Education Department Wants To Protect Student-Loan Debt Collectors

Education Department Wants To Protect Student-Loan Debt Collectors
The Trump administration is considering a policy change to prevent states from making tough demands of companies that collect student loan debt, according to an internal document obtained by NPR.

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NPR News: West Virginia Teachers Strike Enters Its 4th Day

West Virginia Teachers Strike Enters Its 4th Day
Teachers and other school employees are on strike. They're calling for higher pay and better health care. And they oppose bills they think will hurt the state's ability to hire quality teachers.

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Three Ways to Pay It Forward at the Office

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Make the office a happy and productive environment with these simple gestures.

from Forbes Education

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We sure do! But accessing our content on our website can be even more motivating for students, as it’s gamified - earn energy points and progress badges by watching videos, completing practice problems and mastering topics. https://t.co/ROy63yJ9l8 😊 — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) February 27, 2018

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Learning some code with the ten year old via @khanacademy was my #1GoodThingToday#learningtogether — Naomi (@standUpAB) February 27, 2018

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Salbus Dumbledore gets #HogwartsHackWeek underway! We’re hacking ways to make learning more magical for our students & professors all over the world. ☺️✨πŸ§™‍♂️ #hackathon#harrypotterpic.twitter.com/ZtErBUoVJG — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) February 27, 2018

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#HogwartsHackWeek kicks off at Khan Academy, with the help of our very own wizard choir! pic.twitter.com/QlUhy87KyX — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) February 27, 2018

NPR News: Pension Funds Under Pressure To Sell Off Investments In Gun Makers

Pension Funds Under Pressure To Sell Off Investments In Gun Makers
Since the mass killing at a Parkland, Fla., earlier this month, many teachers have called on funds to sell their stakes in gun makers. But some fund manager say that may not lead to industry change.

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It's Not Schools To Blame When Students Fall Short

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Differences in a school’s intake - rather than the schools themselves - are responsible for the bulk of the variation in student attainment, according to new research.

from Forbes Education

All Of West Virginia's Public School Teachers Are On Strike — Here's What To Know

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All Of West Virginia's Public School Teachers Are On Strike — Here's What To Know
Today marks the third day of the largest strike of public school employees in West Virginia's history.

February 26, 2018 at 02:45PM
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NPR News: With Hundreds Of Students, School Counselors Just Try To 'Stay Afloat'

With Hundreds Of Students, School Counselors Just Try To 'Stay Afloat'
School counselors work with students on mental health each day — but with support, they say, they could do more.

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1st Period “Khantest” in full swing for the third quarter! Consistency is key! Keep it up! @khanacademy#ALexcellencepic.twitter.com/xBEKeQKq7U — Brad Cocco (@DrBCocco) February 26, 2018

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Yes working with schools including @CONALEP_Mex πŸ™‚ — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) February 26, 2018

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pic.twitter.com/SpDLYg0clN — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) February 26, 2018