There’s Evidence on How to Raise Children, but Are Parents Listening?

Thu, 23/05/2019 - 12:00
Day-to-day individual choices matter less than we think, but national policies seem to matter a lot.
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Can Data Ward Off College Debt? New Strategy Focuses on Results

Wed, 22/05/2019 - 01:20
Knowing by major and by program how much money students borrow (and later earn) could shake up the higher education market.
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Teenage Girls and Dating Violence: Why We Should Be Paying Attention

Wed, 22/05/2019 - 00:24
A new study found that 90 percent of young people killed by an intimate partner from 2003 to 2016 were girls.
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BOOKS TERRITORY: More Than Just Children’s Books

Δευτέρα, 20/05/2019 - 21:20
Krumulus, a small bookstore in Germany, has everything a kid could want: parties, readings, concerts, plays, puppet shows, workshops and book clubs.
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Why High-Class People Get Away With Incompetence

Δευτέρα, 20/05/2019 - 19:04
People who came from higher social classes were more likely to have an inflated sense of their skills, a new study found. This overconfidence was interpreted by strangers as competence.
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Morehouse Graduates’ Student Loans to Be Paid Off by Billionaire

Δευτέρα, 20/05/2019 - 00:30
The billionaire Robert F. Smith said in a commencement address at Morehouse College on Sunday that his family would eliminate the new graduates’ student loans.
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Morehouse Class of ’19, Congratulations: Your Loans Will Be Paid Off

Sun, 19/05/2019 - 21:33
The billionaire Robert F. Smith said in a commencement address at Morehouse College on Sunday that his family would pay off the new graduates’ student loans.
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Bernie Sanders’s Education Plan Laments Rise of Charter Schools

Sun, 19/05/2019 - 01:25
In a 10-point declaration of his education policy priorities, the Vermont senator framed efforts to curtail charter schools as a means to “desegregate” public education.
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SAT Adversity Index: A Drive Toward Diversity Without Discussing Race

Sat, 18/05/2019 - 04:32
The College Board, which administers the SAT, is joining a broadening movement toward using race-neutral alternatives to affirmative action.
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Low-Income College Students Are Being Taxed Like Trust-Fund Babies

Fri, 17/05/2019 - 23:13
Higher education officials are calling on Congress to fix a provision in the Trump administration’s tax overhaul that has caused unintended tax increases.
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His Father Paid $400,000 to Get Him Into Georgetown. Now He’s Suing the School.

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 19:20
Two months after the scandal broke, Georgetown said it planned to dismiss two students. One is suing, saying the university denied him due process.
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New Statue of Liberty Museum Illuminates a Forgotten History

Wed, 15/05/2019 - 22:18
The museum, opening Thursday on Liberty Island, reminds visitors of the vague and often dubious ideal of “liberty for all.”
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Matter: Scientists Created Bacteria With a Synthetic Genome. Is This Artificial Life?

Wed, 15/05/2019 - 20:32
In a milestone for synthetic biology, colonies of E. coli thrive with DNA constructed from scratch by humans, not nature.
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‘Threatening the Future’: The High Stakes of Deepening School Segregation

Δευτέρα, 13/05/2019 - 23:02
In a multiracial America, school segregation looks very different than it did in 1954, when the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education. But it still persists.
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Harvard’s First Black Faculty Deans Let Go Amid Uproar Over Harvey Weinstein Defense

Δευτέρα, 13/05/2019 - 19:32
Students in Winthrop House, where Robert S. Sullivan Jr. and his wife served as residential deans, had called for his resignation. Harvard chose not to renew their contracts.
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‘It’s Like the Wild West’: Sexual Assault Victims Struggle in K-12 Schools

Sat, 11/05/2019 - 17:16
While college campuses have become the battleground for Title IX debates, the mishandling of sexual assault cases in primary and secondary schools receives less attention.
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The School Photo Industry Is a Master Class in Drama

Fri, 10/05/2019 - 21:25
Say cheese, boys and girls! Or say: big money, lawsuits, lice panics and monstrous little pyromaniacs.
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Lessons From a Scandal: Colleges Quietly Tighten the Athletic Recruiting Process

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 18:21
Some prominent universities implicated in the admissions scandal swiftly announced new layers of oversight. Dozens more did the same out of public view.
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Your Money: Trash, the Library and a Worn, Brown Table: The 2019 College Essays on Money

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:30
Each year, we ask high school seniors to submit college application essays they’ve written about work, money, social class and related topics. Here are five that moved us.
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Washington State Moves Toward Free and Reduced College Tuition, With Businesses Footing the Bill

Wed, 08/05/2019 - 12:00
The legislation, which is on the governor’s desk, would surcharge businesses like Microsoft and Amazon that rely on highly skilled workers.
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