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'We do not want to risk our lives': Amid coronavirus scares, colleges try to keep healthy, calm 'We do not want to risk our lives': Amid coronavirus scares, colleges try to keep healthy, calm
As fear surrounding the new coronavirus spreads in the USA, scares pop up almost daily at college campuses. Administrators have canceled sporting events and travel to China. Some on campus have taken to wearing masks. Others have launched petitions to cancel class. The concern has some merit: Universities house a large number of students in high-density residence halls and apartment buildings,...
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Autism makes it difficult for these students to speak. So they spell. Autism makes it difficult for these students to speak. So they spell.
HERNDON, Va. – On a humid morning this past summer, three college-age boys walked to their local river to make mud together for an eco-friendly art project. Mixing dirt and water using sticks, and pushing a paint roller back and forth in the slimy liquid, they practiced a skill they want to improve: movement. By filling in stencils, the boys transformed their motions into communication, even th...
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More US schools teach in English and Spanish, but not enough to help Latino kids More US schools teach in English and Spanish, but not enough to help Latino kids
LOS ANGELES – Preschool teacher Rosa Ramirez has a special way of asking her students to line up for playtime outside. “Pueden pararse si llevan puesto algo de color amarillo, como una abeja,” she tells them. In English, Ramirez would say, “You can stand up if you are wearing yellow – like a bee.” But this is the half of the school day in which she teaches exclusively in Spanish. Her s...
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Autism makes it difficult for these students to speak. So they spell. Autism makes it difficult for these students to speak. So they spell.
HERNDON, Va. – On a humid morning this past summer, three college-age boys walked to their local river to make mud together for an eco-friendly art project. Mixing dirt and water using sticks, and pushing a paint roller back and forth in the slimy liquid, they practiced a skill they want to improve: movement. By filling in stencils, the boys transformed their motions into communication, even th...
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How to talk to your kids about teacher sexual misconduct – and what red flags to watch for How to talk to your kids about teacher sexual misconduct – and what red flags to watch for
PHOENIX – The Arizona Republic and KJZZ, the Phoenix public radio station, took a deep dive into the more than 180 allegations of teacher sexual misconduct reviewed by the Arizona State Board of Education from 2015 to mid-2019. In Arizona, teachers are disciplined for sexual misconduct more than any other category of misconduct – about 40% of all disciplinary cases were categorized as sexual. ...
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This Harvard grad has made millions on U.S. college admissions for international students This Harvard grad has made millions on U.S. college admissions for international students
As he tells it, Jamie Beaton found his way to Harvard after applying to 25 universities in the U.S. and U.K. But the New Zealander says he had no guidance on how to get into an elite college, and he had to find that path himself. He sensed a business opportunity. So in 2013, at age 17, he and a partner gathered up some college friends and launched a new venture: a consulting service for int...
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Divorce? Marry off your kid? As financial aid confusion grows, parents consider drastic measures Divorce? Marry off your kid? As financial aid confusion grows, parents consider drastic measures
If there’s one thing more frustrating than trying to get into the right college, it might be paying for the degree. That’s what thousands of parents discover daily while discussing how to foot the bill. In online communities like Facebook and Reddit, some parents share standard suggestions like saving more money or choosing a less-expensive state school. Others are proposing more drastic mea...
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US college enrollment keeps falling, but applications are skyrocketing at these schools US college enrollment keeps falling, but applications are skyrocketing at these schools
Undergraduate enrollment in America’s colleges and universities has fallen for eight consecutive years. In the fall of 2017, there were 16.8 million students enrolled in undergraduate programs, a 7% decrease from the total enrollment of 18.1 million in 2010. The decline in college enrollment is attributable to a wide range of factors, including climbing tuition costs and the threat of a lifetim...
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College student loans: Debt hits a new high in 2018, though growth slows, as free tuition plans spread College student loans: Debt hits a new high in 2018, though growth slows, as free tuition plans spread
About 2 in 3 members of the class of 2018 graduated a little deeper in debt than the classes before them. Last year’s graduates with a bachelor’s degree averaged about $29,200 in student loan debt – a record in the USA. That is about a 2% increase from the class of 2017, whose members graduated with an average debt of $28,650, according to a new report by the Institute for College Access and S...
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US News & World Report ranks America's 'best' colleges. But, is there really a way to know? US News & World Report ranks America's 'best' colleges. But, is there really a way to know?
College rankings purport to tell the public which schools are worthwhile, even though many academics view the rankings as worthless. The latest salvo in the battle between the ranked and the rankers comes out of Reed College in Portland, Oregon. A statistics professor and a group of students say, based on an statistical analysis, Reed College appears to be under-ranked compared to other school...
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