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Malala Yousafzai, And The Lessons Her Story Teaches

The Jon Stewart interview with Malala Yousafzai, the young girl who was shot by the Taliban for standing up for women’s rights to education, has hit the web, and it’s some pretty amazing stuff. Luckily, we were able to get our hands on the official transcript, which is required reading for anyone who has ever […]
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Where Is The Dumbest State In America? [Study]

Educational competition is a healthy thing for bolstering the ranks of the educated in our nation and making us more competitive on a global scale. Unfortunately, when you start competing like that, there always has to be a loser, and if you find yourself on the wrong end of that placement, it can be quite […]
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The Value Of A College Degree: It’s Still There, But…

The value of a college degree has come under a lot of scrutiny and criticism as of late, and with the humongous amounts of student loans and shortage of qualified workers that they produce, it’s understandable. Nevertheless, a new study shows that you shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss that college degree just yet. In […]
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What Are Education’s Greatest Challenges?

Recently, NPR asked the question of its social media followers, What are education’s greatest challenges now and in the future? The question triggered numerous responses on Facebook and Twitter, and in a recent post, the website shared some of the best ones. We wanted to take a look at a few of our favorites here, […]
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Jennifer Lawrence Had A Five-Year Plan And Backup: So Should You

Jennifer Lawrence, in a recent interview, revealed that she had a “five-year plan” when it came to her acting, and that if things didn’t happen in that time period, she would go to her backup. For the star of The Hunger Games, the five-year plan was to hustle for acting jobs and go all-in. If […]
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7 Things You Can Do With Your Graduation Money

If you just graduated, there’s a pretty good chance you’re sitting on a mountain of cash handed out from parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and maybe even people at your church or synagogue. When yours truly graduated about x number of years ago — you didn’t really think I would reveal such a thing, did you? […]
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In Defense Of Trigger Warnings

In a recent article on Huffington Post, contributor Gary A. Olson takes a look at the newest educational term of the day — trigger warnings — and decides that we’re about to go down a very dark and dangerous path to education if we go about instituting them. Before we move any further, it’s probably […]
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The 5 Worst Degrees Ever

Are you concerned that a certain college major will result in you getting one of the worst degrees in the world — something utterly useless and counterproductive to a stable financial future? Unfortunately, they’re out there and colleges and universities continue to offer them despite the lack of benefit they offer the student. In a […]
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What Do Great Students Look Like? [According To Teachers]

Great students can make even the most mediocre of teachers look like superstars. They can inspire not just the person at the head of the class, but also all of those around them to be the best versions of themselves that are humanly possible. In a recent thread on Reddit, someone asked the question, “Teachers […]
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Educational Gatekeepers: Pros And Cons

Various industries have come to depend on gatekeepers to keep a consistent benchmark for quality. Whether you’re talking about food service, manufacturing, publishing, or education, these professionals take many forms but share the same goal: distinguish the good from the bad. Currently, in the world of education, the gatekeepers seem a little confused. While on […]
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