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U.A.B.’s Decision to Eliminate Football Is One Others Have Faced

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 9:10pm
Other programs with ties to Conference USA have weighed over the years whether to keep playing football, among them Tulane, Rice and Western Kentucky.






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Rolling Stone Tries to Regroup After Campus Rape Article Is Disputed

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 8:56pm
After The Washington Post raised doubts on its story of rape at the University of Virginia, Rolling Stone is weighing how to report on people who have suffered violence or trauma.
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Military-Style Technology Finds Way Into School District Safety Measures

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 8:41pm
Many experts say limited resources may be better spent on mental health services and training for teachers and students on what to do if their peers talk about bringing a gun to school.






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A Sikh Principal, Too English for a Largely Muslim School

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 8:16pm
Balwant Bains was at the center of the issues facing multicultural Britain, including the perennial question of balancing religious precepts and cultural identity against assimilation.






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Rensselaer President Leads List of Highest-Paid Private College Leaders

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 5:52pm
Shirley Ann Jackson of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute earned $7,143,312 in 2012, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s ranking of salaries at private colleges.






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New York’s Deal With Principals’ Union Includes Back Pay

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 2:10pm
New York City has reached a tentative contract deal with the union representing school principals that would raise their salaries substantially and give them retroactive pay, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Saturday.






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International Education: Asian M.B.A. Schools Rise in Esteem for Employers

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 12:01pm
European institutions hold steady as midsize American ones fall back, according to the Emerging-Trendence Global Employability Ranking.






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International Education: In Japanese Universities, Tradition Meets Globalization

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 12:01pm
Yuko Tanaka, the first female president of Japan's Hosei University, has already broken barriers. She wants to take down more, by raising the traditional institution's international profile.






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Motherlode Blog: Church on Sunday: Because Spiritual Education Takes More Than Good Intentions

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 8:23am
By the time we reach Sunday – this supposed day of rest – I’ve had it with arguing with my kids. I am tired of saying “no” and “because I said so.” I’m tempted to just say, “Fine, let’s skip church today.” But I don’t.






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Motherlode Blog: ‘Mama, Let Me Do Your Scarf So You Can Look Muslim’

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 8:42pm
One morning, my daughter found a scarf in my purse and declared, “Mama, let me do your scarf so you can look Muslim.” She said this in the same way you might say, “Let me do your hair so you can look beautiful.”






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After Retreat on Rolling Stone Article, Virginia Campus Still Uneasy

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 8:22pm
Students have endured a tumultuous semester: the disappearance of a sophomore, two suicides and an article about an alleged gang rape that put the university in the center of a national debate.
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Rolling Stone Cites Doubts on Its Story of University of Virginia Rape

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 1:42pm
The magazine acknowledged “discrepancies” in an article that described a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity.






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Corner Office: The Importance of Straight Talk

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 9:21am
Anne Williams-Isom, of Harlem Children’s Zone, says a mentor taught her much about authentic leadership, partly by “being really clear about what she was saying and what she needed.”
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Princeton Students Pick Experience Over Spoof in Presidential Runoff Vote

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:30pm
Ella Cheng, who has been involved with student government, defeated Will Gansa, who ran a joke campaign focused on culinary changes.






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Patrick Suppes, Pioneer in Computerized Learning, Dies at 92

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 9:42pm
In 1966, almost a decade before the invention of the personal computer, he predicted that children would have access to personal tutors “as well informed and as responsive as Aristotle.”






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How Game Theory Helped Improve New York City’s High School Application Process

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 3:54pm
As bad as many students and parents may think New York’s method of matching students and schools is, it was much worse before economists from Duke, M.I.T. and Stanford tackled it.
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Motherlode Blog: 15-Second Vocabulary Videos

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:50pm
The winners of The Learning Network’s Second Annual 15-Second Vocabulary Video Contest.






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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:21am
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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At Sing Sing, Inmates Who Are Pursuing an Education Take the Stage

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:28am
The event, an offshoot of the TED Talks conference series, was a showcase for felons who are continuing their studies while at the Ossining, N.Y., prison.
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Motherlode Blog: When Talk of Racism Centers on Black and White, What Does a Brown Parent Say?

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:10am
In our time, for my generation, for those parents whose skin is not white, the coming-of-age conversation is not about the birds and the bees. It is a conversation about race.






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