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Motherlode Blog: Thursday Dinner, Faster Than Delivery

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:21am
Salad Pizza: If you’ve got a ball of whole-wheat pizza dough, you can get dinner on the table faster than you could get it delivered.






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Strauss: How a Koch foundation influenced a university economics department

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:02am

Earlier this year, I published a piece about the role that the billionaire Koch brothers are playing not only in conservative politics but in pushing their own agenda in higher education. The piece was written by Dave Levinthal of the Center for Public Integrity, one of the country’s oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organizations that reveals abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by public and private institutions. It said in part:

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Prince George’s to hold free student immunization clinics Saturday

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:27am

The Prince George’s County School System is making a final push for students who have not received the new required immunizations to get their shots before Tuesday’s deadline.

The school district will offer free immunization clinics on Saturday at four schools. Health professionals will be on hand at Bladensburg, Fairmont Heights, Northwestern and Oxon Hill high schools to provide the immunizations. The clinics will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:14am
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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Associate Professor (tenured) or Full Professor | The University of Chicago Department of Anthropology

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:14am
US - IL, The University of Chicago Department of Anthropology intends to add a faculty member in sociocultural anthropology at the rank of Associate Professor (tenured) or Full Professor. We seek a scholar wi
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Retiring: Student Loan Debt Burdens More Than Just Young People

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:15am
About two million Americans age 60 and older are in debt from unpaid student loans, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
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Inequality on Campus: Making Top Colleges Less Aristocratic and More Meritocratic

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 7:55am
It’s not just the wealthiest colleges that can afford to be economically diverse. And government policies could also make a difference.
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The Learning Network: NYTLNreads | Recommendations From a Humanities Class at High Technology High School

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 7:24am
As our first post in the experimental feature NYTLNreads, we asked Sarah Gross, a teacher and Learning Network contributor, to tell us what articles her new ninth-grade class found most interesting in The Times this week.






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The Learning Network: Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal of the Day?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 5:00am
What do you eat for breakfast? How about the rest of your family?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Obama, in Speech on ISIS, Promises Sustained Effort to Rout Militants

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:30am
What is your reaction to the United States’ growing military action in Iraq and Syria?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Mystery and Familiarity of Stonehenge

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 3:46am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | vivacious

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 79 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Record donations to colleges in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:00pm

The University of Maryland plans to announce Friday that it has received the largest donation in its history, a $31 million gift from Brendan Iribe, a highly successful 35-year-old high-tech entrepreneur who dropped out of U-Md. during his freshman year in the late 1990s. He said the university was an inspiration to him, a place where he forged lifelong relationships, and he wanted to give back to students who are studying, and will study, computer science.

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Brendan Iribe, co-founder of Oculus VR, makes record $31 million donation to U-Md.

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:00pm

Brendan Iribe dropped out of college during his freshman year at the University of Maryland to join a throng of young entrepreneurs hoping to shake up the world with high-tech start-ups.

Iribe’s brief tenure in College Park was followed by extraordinary successes in video-game technology, as he held key positions in companies that sold for millions or hundreds of millions of dollars. His latest venture, Oculus VR, which developed the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset, sold to Facebook for $2 billion this year.

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Economic Scene: A Simple Equation: More Education = More Income

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:54pm
The United States trails nearly all other industrialized nations when it comes to educational equality, and it shows in income inequality.






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National Briefing | Northwest: Washington: Legislature Is Held in Contempt Over School Funding

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:27pm
The State Supreme Court held the Legislature in contempt on Thursday for its lack of progress on fixing the way the state pays for public education, but it withheld punishment until after the 2015 session.
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Your Money Adviser: That Selfie Is So Good, It Could Help You Pay for College

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:18pm
Websites like GoFundMe and Crowdrise are part of a new generation of personal crowdfunding services helping needy students raise money for college.
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