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10 Education Startups That Will Change The Way We Learn

With the rise of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), many in the world of education are signing on to the “sky is falling” belief that because things are about to change in a big way, it’ll be for the worst. But revisionists see things a little differently. Instead of looking at change as a bad […]
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5 Homeless People Who Beat The Odds

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The United States has seen better days from an economic standpoint. Since the housing crisis of 2008, more individuals and families have found themselves homeless and fighting for the chance to find the American Dream. Fortunately, there are plenty of role models out there, even when the odds are seemingly stacked against you, that you […]
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8 Things Introverts Hate About The First Days Of School

The first days of school can be bad enough if you actually enjoy being around people. When you’re at your most comfortable in a room far away from the loud and obnoxious antics of classmates, however, this time can be almost unbearable. With today the first day of school for many of you, it set […]
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Cost Of Education: 12 Ways To Lower Your Debt Without Sacrificing Your Future

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The cost of education in America, like the cost of everything else (but TVs), continues going up, and with it, the burden students face isn’t getting any lighter. But even in a system run amok, there are still ways to reduce costs without sacrificing your future. Here are 12 that’ll help you through with a […]
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Why Schools Must Become More Tech Savvy

Twenty years ago, technology in schools was more of an annoyance than an actual tool that teachers could use to engage students. The Internet was in its infancy, but due to dial-up connections, a trip to the card catalog was a more convenient expenditure of time than waiting for that eeeeeyah eeeeeyah eeeeeyah of the […]
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Financial Literacy: Obstacles To Achievement, And Why They’re Worth The Trouble

Financial literacy is a difficult enough concept for adults, so it’s only natural that students, who are struggling to learn basic math, science, and English, and who often do not have a positive financial role model at home, find it difficult to master. As the nation’s economy continues to struggle, and the concept of retirement […]
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NFL To Stress Academics: 7 Reasons Why They Should Have Done This Yesterday

According to CBSSports.com, the NFL is considering “not inviting players who are academically ineligible in college to the scouting combine.” The decision is believed to be influenced by the recent Aaron Hernandez murder case. CBS writer Bruce Feldman said the move is being discussed “because of the increased scrutiny on the maturity and commitment of […]
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Tony Bennett And How Not To ‘Hold Schools Accountable’

Tony Bennett, the former Indiana and current head of Florida schools, has been accused of giving preferential treatment to certain schools. According to a report from The Associated Press via Yahoo! News, emails revealed that Bennett’s school report card system graded on a considerable curve when it came to a prominent Republican donor. Bennett devised […]
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American Presidents On Education: 20 Quotes Throughout White House History

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American Presidents have long been held in high regard for the influence — whether real or imagined — that they have brought to the nation throughout its 237-year history. On everything from economics to education, a President seeks to leave his mark and hopefully improve on what was there going in to the term. While […]
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Back To School Study Tips: 9 Reddit Hacks To Shake Loose Your Classroom Rust

Before you know it, August will be upon us, and once again that means back to school time. It can be difficult shaking off the classroom rust in the first part of the school year, especially if you slept till 3 p.m. every day, spent hour after hour Redditing, and went out of your way […]
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