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U-Va. sorority sister: We’ve been reduced to objects of sexual pleasure

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:08am
Erin Dyer, a sorority sister and a junior at the University of Virginia, wrote this (very lightly edited) piece after she was told that she and other sorority members on campus would not be allowed to attend fraternity parties on Saturday night. It reminded her of the lyrics to a Beyoncé song:Read full article >>
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How job licensing increases the cost of college

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:00am
One proposal in President Obama’s budget, which is scheduled for release on Monday, has nothing to do with higher education, but it might make a dent in the rising cost of college tuition. According to the New York Times, the fiscal plan will include $15 million for states to study the costs and benefits of their licensing rules for occupations that range from emergency medical technicians to cosmetologists to interior designers.Read full article >>
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No hard alcohol, no pledging: Dartmouth plans major cultural reforms

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:00am
Dartmouth College will prohibit all students, regardless of age, from drinking or possessing hard alcohol on campus and will create a new network of residential communities for student social life in a effort to rid the school of what its president calls “extreme behaviors.”Read full article >>
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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | The Blizzard of 1888

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 8:49am
Though the great blizzard of 2015 mostly missed New York City in the end, it had New Yorkers, and the New York Times Archives Twitter feed, remembering storms of the past — and none more dramatic than the Great White Hurricane of 1888.






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Arlington schools officials urge students to #keepitclean on Twitter

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 7:00am
Friendly reminder to be respectful when tweeting to us — we remove followers who don’t. Our technology policies apply in the Twitterverse.For the second time this year, Arlington school officials took to Twitter to urge students keep it civil online after their decision to keep schools open during bad weather made them a target for vulgar missives.Read full article >>
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The Learning Network: How Much Freedom Have Your Parents Given You?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 6:11am
How old were you when your parents first let you cross the street alone? Take public transportation alone? How much do your parents hover and worry over your academic, physical and psychological development?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Outliving Horror for 70 Years and Never Forgetting

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 5:30am
Why did more than 3,000 guests, including Holocaust survivors and foreign dignitaries, gather at Auschwitz-Birkenau this week?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Times Square at a Crossroads of Its Own

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 5:28am
Here are several paragraphs from a Jan. 26 article, “Times Square’s Crushing Success Raises Questions About Its Future.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | stem

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 1,761 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Credit Hours Are Still Useful Measures for Schools, Study Concludes

Education Week - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 1:01am
In an era of "competency-based education," the Carnegie unit remains a "guarantee" that all students are getting a minimum level of learning time, says a new report.
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Vanderbilt Rape Convictions Stir Dismay and Denial

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:01pm
A day after two former football players were convicted of sexual assault, many students found it hard to square what happened with their views of the elite university.






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