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Bridging The Gap
Kids Don’t Just See Art at This Show. They Work With the Artists, Too. Kids Don’t Just See Art at This Show. They Work With the Artists, Too.
A young girl with waist-length golden hair entered a small room where a woman sat at a spinning wheel. Fascinated, the girl approached the device swiftly. Although the scene was in a modern museum, it had the feel of a fairy tale. A powerful spell had indeed been cast, and it was working: Amelia Salenger, the 4-year-old visitor, was becoming enchanted by contemporary art. “Have you ever heard t...
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California Creating Online Community College to Increase Access to Education California Creating Online Community College to Increase Access to Education
California is creating a community college entirely online that will offer certificate and credentialing programs aimed at young people struggling to adapt to the needs of an evolving marketplace. Gov. Jerry Brown put forth the idea and lawmakers included $100 million in the state budget this year with an additional $20 million annually, according to the proposal. The plan also has the support ...
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How Foreign Dentists Can Get U.S. Degrees, Training How Foreign Dentists Can Get U.S. Degrees, Training
When Pakistani national Zainab Sheikh got married and moved to the U.S., she wanted to build upon the Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree she received from CMH-Lahore Medical College and Institute of Dentistry in Pakistan. So she applied to the University of Pennsylvania's Program for Advanced Standing Students, a two-and-a half year program for graduates of foreign dental schools seeking to prac...
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Student loans have become our modern-day debtors prisons Student loans have become our modern-day debtors prisons
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s move to gut its student loan division is just the latest in a long series of bad government decisions that have compounded the student loan crisis. Repeatedly, regulators and Congress have closed doors that could have given desperate borrowers relief from overwhelming debts. Student loan servicers that take borrowers’ payments, for example, have been ...
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Single mom's inspiring post about graduating from Harvard Law goes viral Single mom's inspiring post about graduating from Harvard Law goes viral
Briana Williams, a 24-year-old single mom who just graduated Harvard Law school, has mastered the art of multitasking. Last year, she finished a final exam while she was in labor. After her daughter, Evelyn, was born during her final year of law school, she learned to breastfeed with one arm while writing a paper with the other. Last week her hard work paid off when she walked across the gra...
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New Jersey Law Codifies School Segregation, Suit Says New Jersey Law Codifies School Segregation, Suit Says
Christian Estevez, the son of Dominican immigrants, grew up in the 1970s in Plainfield, N.J., at a time of widespread white flight. Most of the children in his crowded elementary school classes were like him: poor, minority and struggling. Then his single mother managed to rent an apartment in the neighboring town of Westfield, which was thriving and predominantly white. The situation in his ne...
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America’s best high schools in 2018, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report America’s best high schools in 2018, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report
Hats off to teachers in the Canyon State: Arizona high schools ran away with the U.S. News & World Report's Best high School Rankings for 2018, nabbing the top five rankings plus the No. 8 spot. The annual list published U.S. News, which ranks everything from institutions of higher learning to cities and entire states, looks at "nearly all" public high schools in the United States — more than ...
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The Mass-Shooting Survivor Network The Mass-Shooting Survivor Network
As Patrick Korellis remembers it, he arrived at the college support group in 2008 and introduced himself to the person standing closest to him, a young woman named Emily Haas. She was a junior at Virginia Tech, majoring in business. Mr. Korellis was a senior at Northern Illinois University, studying meteorology and geography. They would later swap stories of the stereotypical college variety — ...
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Schools Offering Drone Programs, but Learning to Fly Is Just the Start Schools Offering Drone Programs, but Learning to Fly Is Just the Start
At a Girls in Aviation Day event in Manhattan, a drone pilot, Loretta Alkalay, commanded the attention of everyone in the audience as she launched a quad copter into the air and held it in a hover. The students, ages 12 to 17, looked eager to give it a try. And that is the point. Ms. Alkalay, a lawyer and an instructor in drone law at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology in East Elmhurs...
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Building Skills Outside the Classroom With New Ways of Learning Building Skills Outside the Classroom With New Ways of Learning
What differentiates the Mayfield Innovation Center from traditional classrooms is evident not just in the virtual reality technology, the 3-D printers or the open architecture that make the two-floor, 30,000-square-foot building seem less of a secondary school than a Google satellite office. It is also in the words emblazoned on the crimson-colored wall of the Computer-Aided Drafting and Design...
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