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Head of City University Will Step Down
James B. Milliken, the chancellor of the largest public university system in the country, said that he was stepping down at the end of the academic year.
Nov 21, 2017 11:33PM - NYTimes
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Most Everything You Learned About Thanksgiving Is Wrong
Blame textbooks, childrens stories or animated specials, but the Thanksgiving story is more complex than most Americans are taught.
Nov 21, 2017 11:31AM - NYTimes
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Working-class children get less of everything in education
When Diane Reay, Cambridge University professor of education, started researching her book about working class childrens experiences of education, she had no idea just how much inequality she would uncover in state schools today. The most important thing I found out was that we are still educating different social classes for different functions in society. She expected to find the English state system was providing roughly the same education for all.
Nov 21, 2017 8:05AM - the Guardian (theguardian.com)
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No, youre not being paranoid. Sites really are watching your every move
If you have the uncomfortable sense someone is looking over your shoulder as you surf the Web, you're not being paranoid. A new study finds hundreds of sitesincluding microsoft.com, adobe.
Nov 20, 2017 9:48PM - Ars Technica (arstechnica.com)
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Disrupting the World of Private School With Tech and Guinea Pigs
Start-ups, including one from sharing-economy company WeWork, try to shake up the staid, and pricey, status quo of New Yorks independent schools.
Nov 20, 2017 10:00AM - NYTimes
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Retro Report: Questioning Evolution: The Push to Change Science Class
Legislation and lawsuits that reject scientific consensus on issues like evolution and climate change are changing the way science is taught in some schools.
Nov 20, 2017 1:19AM - NYTimes
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Is there really a record number of disadvantaged students in HE?
Jo Johnson keeps telling the House of Commons and repeating in speeches and articles including during my on-stage interview with him at Wonkfest that the participation of disadvantaged students in higher education is at record highs. But is that really true? In a recent debate on higher education funding (11 October) Johnson told the House of Commons that: I find it alarming that Gordon Marsden [the Shadow Minister] is chuntering away saying Its not true. It is true.
Nov 20, 2017 12:23AM - Wonkhe (wonkhe.com)
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In High School Darkrooms, Shedding Light on a Vintage Craft
Film photography has become a popular class offering in Manhattan high schools, as younger generations embrace vintage technology.
Nov 19, 2017 11:36PM - NYTimes
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He Took On the Voting Rights Act and Won. Now Hes Taking On Harvard.
Edward Blum, who has orchestrated more than two dozen lawsuits challenging racial preference laws, is now fighting affirmative action in the Ivies.
Nov 19, 2017 7:17PM - NYTimes
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The Brexit Veto: How and why Ireland raised the stakes
On Wednesday 8 November, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar startled the Dil by saying a breakthrough at the EU summit in December was "likely", allowing the Brexit negotiations to move to the future trading arrangements between the UK and the EU. His comments were picked up far and wide, not least because of the importance of Ireland in the first phase of the negotiations. Yet they went against the grain of the prevailing belief that a breakthrough was very much in the balance, at best, or at worst, looking increasingly unlikely.
Nov 18, 2017 9:28AM - RTE.ie (rte.ie)