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A Rising Call to Promote STEM Education and Cut Liberal Arts Funding

February 21, 2016 - 8:46pm
At least 15 states offer public education funding incentives for certain high-demand degrees — and humanities majors are not among them.









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Got an A in Algebra? That’s Worth $120

February 20, 2016 - 9:49am
Raise.me, a three-year-old start-up, allows students to accrue incremental scholarship credits by entering their high school achievements on a website.









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Hazing Allegations Investigated in Buffalo State Student’s Death

February 19, 2016 - 10:07pm
Bradley Doyley, from Brooklyn, was been hospitalized amid reports that he had fallen ill while trying to join the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.









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And Now, Shia LaBeouf Will Spend 24 Hours in an Elevator

February 19, 2016 - 9:49pm
The actor known for box office hits and bizarre performance art chatted up visitors who waited to meet him in an elevator at Oxford University.









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Economic View: How to Help More College Students Graduate

February 19, 2016 - 3:32pm
Sixty percent of Americans go to to college these days, but just half of them graduate with a bachelor’s degree.









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Melissa Click, Missouri Professor, Defends Her Actions Against Student Journalist

February 19, 2016 - 2:47pm
Melissa Click addressed the criticism she received after she attempted to stop a student journalist from filming a protest over racial issues.









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Beliefs: Facebook Post Revives Debate on Whether Monotheists Worship Same God

February 19, 2016 - 7:25am
An uproar ensued over an image of a professor at an evangelical Christian school and a caption that said that Christians and Muslims worship the same deity.









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Former Student Sues Harvard Over Handling of Sexual Crimes Complaints

February 19, 2016 - 7:18am
A Harvard graduate has filed a lawsuit accusing the school of failing to protect her from her assailant after she was sexually assaulted.









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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘Invitation to Love’

February 19, 2016 - 7:06am
Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem “Invitation to Love” and a 2012 City Room blog post, “From a Familiar Stranger, a Poem Written on the Stars,” by Bill Hayes, appear in this Poetry Pairing.









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CUNY Schools to Lure Foreign Entrepreneurs With New Visa Program

February 17, 2016 - 10:05pm
Eighty entrepreneurs from abroad will set up shop on seven campuses, advising professors and students while starting their own businesses.









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Viral Student Loan Nightmare Is Not What It Seems, Authorities Say

February 16, 2016 - 7:43pm
U.S. marshals arrested a Houston man over a $1,500 student loan that was almost 30 years old. Then the story gets complicated.









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Program Aims to Keep Schools Diverse as New York Neighborhoods Gentrify

February 16, 2016 - 5:00am
The city’s Education Department is allowing seven schools to set aside a percentage of seats for low-income families, English-language learners or students engaged with the child welfare system.









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Dispute With New York City Threatens Success Academy’s Pre-K

February 15, 2016 - 9:23pm
A critical deadline passed in a dispute between the charter school network and the de Blasio administration over the network’s prekindergarten program, leaving its fate in doubt.









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Cornell’s Plan to Merge Hotel School Gets an Icy Reception

February 15, 2016 - 4:47pm
Alumni and students reacted with annoyance after a vote to fold the world’s oldest undergraduate program devoted to the hospitality industry into a new business college.









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Research Hints at Promise and Difficulty of Helping People With A.D.H.D. Learn

February 15, 2016 - 11:21am
Two studies looking at the effectiveness of self-testing on a topic instead of restudying it provided mixed results.









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The Learning Network: The Learning Network Is Taking a Winter Break, but We’ll Be Back on Feb. 22

February 15, 2016 - 3:31am
Because many schools around the nation are off this week, we’re taking a short break ourselves.









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Donald Trump Will Be G.O.P. Nominee, Students’ Mock Convention Says

February 13, 2016 - 8:43pm
Washington and Lee University’s mock convention has correctly predicted the nominee of the party not in the White House in 19 of 25 attempts.









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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How New York Made Pre-K a Success

February 13, 2016 - 3:15pm
The city smartly targeted all 4-year-olds, not just those from poor families.









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The Learning Network: Film Club | ‘Summer’s Choice’

February 12, 2016 - 5:30am
In this short documentary, a talented teenager in the Mojave Desert is torn between ​​​her goal of attending art school and wanting to help support her family.









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The Learning Network: Student Question | How Trustworthy Are You?

February 12, 2016 - 5:00am
Do your teachers, friends and family members trust you? Do you deserve their trust?









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