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Learning to Learn: You, Too, Can Rewire Your Brain

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 10:00:31 GMT

Barbara Oakley, a professor at Oakland University in Michigan, in her basement studio where she and her husband created “Learning How to Learn,” the most popular course of all time on Coursera.How an engineering professor who “flunked my way” through high school math and science went on to create the world’s most popular online course.


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On Campus: My University Is Named for Robert E. Lee. What Now?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:21:26 GMT

Washington and Lee University campus in Lexington, Virginia.We need to change how we honor this former college president.


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Struggling Schools Improve on Test Scores, but Not All Are Safe

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:02:30 GMT

At a news conference on Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said some Renewal schools will very likely be slated to close.Schools in the city’s Renewal program improved more on state standardized tests in reading and math than the rest of the city’s schools.


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City Will Move Sidelined Teachers From Limbo to Classrooms

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:30:54 GMT

New York City schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña and Mayor Bill de Blasio at a hearing in Albany in May. The city spent $150 million on salaries and benefits for those in the Absent Teacher Reserve in the last school year.New York pays more than 800 teachers without permanent jobs. Now it plans to put them into school vacancies, whether principals want them or not.


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Student Loan Company Accused of Mismanaging Debt Forgiveness Program

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:11:10 GMT

A growing number of consumer watchdogs and government officials have sounded alarms about apparent problems with the government’s public service loan forgiveness program.The Massachusetts attorney general said the company had made errors that have potentially left students in debt far longer than they expected.


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Lender to Foreign Students Raises $40 Million in Financing

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:56:56 GMT

The lender, Prodigy Finance, said Monday that it had also secured a $200 million credit line from an undisclosed bank.



A Baseball Manager Retires Again, Knowing It Rarely Sticks

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:24:05 GMT

J.D. Droddy before he stepped down as manager of the Salina Stockade in Kansas earlier this month. At 73, he is looking for a new career again.J.D. Droddy has been an Air Force officer, a lawyer, an educator, a playwright, a theatrical producer, a composer and a baseball boss. At 73, he’s looking for something new.


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Cambridge University Press Removes Academic Articles on Chinese Site

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:25:19 GMT

A screen grab of The China Quarterly search page.The Chinese authorities had ordered the publishing house to censor more than 300 articles related to sensitive issues or its site risked being shut down.


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Film by Beijing Students Explores Being Young and Transgender in China

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:07:14 GMT

Zhang Yuge, a Beijing high school student, played the lead role in the film “Escape,” about a teenage boy who increasingly feels his rightful gender identity is female.The high school students made “Escape,’’ a film about a transgender teenager’s journey to self-acceptance, to raise awareness about the struggles of transgender people.


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Malala Yousafzai, Shot by the Taliban, Is Going to Oxford

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:13:02 GMT

Malala Yousafzai, the world’s youngest Nobel laureate, with students at a school in Maiduguri, Nigeria, in July.The Pakistani-born activist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize made the announcement on Twitter.


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