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College Choice: It’s Anybody’s Guess

22-03-2017

College Choice: It’s Anybody’s Guess

I prefer the spires of Yale University to the gates of Harvard University. And I’ll always dislike Clemson University because I wasn’t admitted there as a high school senior in 2008. Relatedly, as a native Texan, my sentiments on the debate between the merits of the University of Texas at Austin versus Texas A&M carry extra weight with my students, despite being grounded in the relative nightlife of Austin to College Station rather than academics...

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Charter schools’ ‘thorny’ problem: Few students go on to earn college degrees

20-03-2017

Charter schools’ ‘thorny’ problem: Few students go on to earn college degrees

Like many charter school networks, the Los Angeles-based Alliance College-Ready Public Schools boast eye-popping statistics: 95% of their low-income students graduate from high school and go on to college. Virtually all qualify to attend California state universities. Its name notwithstanding, the network’s own statistics suggest that few Alliance alumni are actually ready for the realities — academic, social and financial — of college. The vast majority drop out. In all, more than three-fourths of Alliance alumni don’t...

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How to avoid paying too much for your student loan

16-03-2017

How to avoid paying too much for your student loan

Student loans can be expensive, but a few preventative steps can help avoid unnecessary costs. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently issued a warning to consumers to pay close attention to their personal information on record with student loan servicers as errors are popping up that can cost borrowers hundreds of dollars more in additional student loan debt. The watchdog agency said the problems are tied to incorrect or incomplete enrollment status information. Enrollment status tracks when...

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What To Do Instead Of Going To College (Or After You’ve Already Gone)

14-03-2017

What To Do Instead Of Going To College (Or After You’ve Already Gone)

If I had to do it all over again, I would skip the university route and, instead, spend 3-4 years working on a kickass, meaningful project that actually made an impact on the world. I have nothing against college. In fact, I recommend you go if you want to do something specialized like becoming a doctor or lawyer or paleontologist. But if you’re reading this, chances are you don’t want to become any of those things. In...

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A School Where Raising the Bar Lifts Hope

10-03-2017

A School Where Raising the Bar Lifts Hope

SPOKANE, Wash. — Two weeks before graduation last spring, Lori Wyborney, the principal at John R. Rogers High School, and her three assistant principals gathered around a table covered with papers and Popeyes takeout. On a screen facing them was a list of three dozen students who administrators believed could succeed in an Advanced Placement class. But the students were not yet scheduled to take one in the fall. The principals looked at each student’s profile,...

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8-Year-Old Sends Heartfelt Message About…

23-03-2017

Fearing what might happen to the public school she attends, a second-grader wrote a note to Secretary of Education... Read more

Help The Huffington Post and ProPublica …

23-03-2017

Help The Huffington Post and ProPublica Document Hate

A cloud of fear has settled over many Americans since... Read more

The Profound Impact Of The NEA And NEH, …

23-03-2017

The Profound Impact Of The NEA And NEH, In One Simple Graphic

Have you been wondering how, exactly, institutions like the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities affect towns and people across the U.S.? ... Read more

The Profound Impact Of The NEA And NEH, …

23-03-2017

The Profound Impact Of The NEA And NEH, In One Simple Graphic

Have you been wondering how, exactly, institutions like the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities affect towns and people across the U.S.? ... Read more

President Trump, Let's Make A Deal... To…

22-03-2017

President Trump, Let's Make A Deal... To Save AmeriCorps

I believe that when Americans – especially young people – have meaningful opportunities to serve their community and country, everyone wins. Driven by this belief, I’ve spent the majority of my life working to create opportunities for such service. This... Read more

The Lost Years

22-03-2017

The Lost Years

After years of hearing how kindergarten has been turned into the new first grade, you’d think at the other end of the K-12 pipeline we would find highly advanced students. And yet ― not so much. I am not going... Read more

Jordan Mathews' go-ahead 3-pointer prope…

23-03-2017

Jordan Mathews' go-ahead 3-pointer propels Gonzaga into the Elite Eight (Yahoo Sports)

Gonzaga’s Jordan Mathews celebrates during his team’s win over West Virginia on Thursday. SAN JOSE — Seldom has a day gone by this season without Mark Few being asked if this is the best team Gonzaga has ever had.... Read more

Michigan's March magic ends against Oreg…

23-03-2017

Michigan's March magic ends against Oregon's stifling defense (Yahoo Sports)

The words came from the mouth of Michigan guard Derrick Walton as he brought Michigan back from a second-half deficit into a three-point lead with two minutes to play in Thursday’s Sweet 16 game against Oregon. Walton was about to... Read more

Jury fails to reach verdict in Penn Stat…

23-03-2017

Jury fails to reach verdict in Penn State ex-president trial (Yahoo Sports)

Jurors in the criminal trial of former Penn State University president Graham Spanier spent more than six hours deliberating Thursday without reaching a verdict regarding the child endangerment and conspiracy charges he faces in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.... Read more

NCAA gives North Carolina deadline to re…

23-03-2017

NCAA gives North Carolina deadline to repeal HB2 (Yahoo Sports)

The NCAA tournament will not bring events to North Carolina until the state changes its controversial law. The NCAA issued a straightforward warning to the state of North Carolina on Thursday, the one-year anniversary of the controversial House Bill... Read more

Follow NCAA tournament Sweet 16 action (…

23-03-2017

Follow NCAA tournament Sweet 16 action (Yahoo Sports)

Sixteen teams are still alive, vying for a spot in the Elite Eight and beyond.... Read more

QB Kizer interested in best spot, not hi…

23-03-2017

QB Kizer interested in best spot, not highest draft pick (Yahoo Sports)

Former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer is more interested in landing in the right situation than being taken high in the NFL draft. There is a lot of speculation heading into the draft about whether Kizer, Clemson's Deshaun Watson... Read more

 

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