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1 hr ago | KSTP

More Minn. Students Choosing Community College over 4-Year Universities

That's the word from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. In a newly-released report , it shows enrollment has doubled at two-year institutions from 60,000 in 1980 to 120,000 in 2012.

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Related Topix: University of Minnesota

13 hrs ago | Baltimore Jewish Times

Little White Lie'

When Lacey Schwartz celebrated her bat mitzvah more than two decades ago in her hometown of Woodstock, N.Y., a synagogue-goer turned to her and said, "It's so nice to have an Ethiopian Jew in our midst."

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Related Topix: Woodstock, NY

17 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Jonetta Rose Barras: The tools to rescue under-performing schools in the District

I walked into the CityBridge Foundation one summer afternoon, responding to an invitation from its president, Katherine Bradley , to learn about the organization's Tools to 100 Schools program.

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Related Topix: Anacostia (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Opinion

22 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

for Love of Books

Donald Phinney Gregg has been a major figure in the sphere of US diplomacy, both covert and overt.

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Related Topix: Williams College, W., South Korea, World News, North Korea,

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Post and Courier

Higher education subjects adjunct professors to lowly pay

As colleges and universities rev for the fall semester, the stony exploitation of the adjunct faculty continues, providing cheap labor for America's campuses, from small community colleges to knowledge factories with 40,000 students.

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Related Topix: Auburn, WA, American University

The Washington Post

2014 and the limits of rage

The short-term future of politics in the nation's capital will be determined in large part by which party ends up in control of the Senate.

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Related Topix: US News, Blog News, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Rick Scott, Jan Brewer, Opinion

NorthJersey.com

Opinion: Long-term funding strategy needed for higher education

ALTHOUGH questions continue to be raised about whether a college education is worth pursuing, there is a mountain of evidence that indeed it is.

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Related Topix: Ramapo College, Opinion

Forbes.com

Farm-To-Closet: New York's Latest Fashion Startup Goes Old School

I'm interested in looking beyond the jargon. Social impact, social enterprise, impact investing, social innovation - these are all part of a new taxonomy that looks at the crossroads of business and social impact.

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Related Topix: Shaniko, OR

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Yes! Magazine

How the #FergusonSyllabus Can Help Teachers Talk About Race and Rights on the First Day of School

With the first day of school just around the corner, teachers across the country are wondering how to incorporate discussions of the violent clashes between the Ferguson, Mo., police department and protestors in the weeks after the killing of unarmed 18-year old Michael Brown.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US News, Liberal Political News

Business Journal

List: The least and most underemployed college majors

Criminal justice ranked the highest for underemployment, with over 60 percent of those surveyed saying that they do not have sufficient work relative to their college degree, according to data collected by the Post from a PayScale survey.

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The Boulder County Business Report

Fort Collins advances in Georgetown University energy contest

The city of Fort Collins is one of 52 cities to advance to the next round in a Georgetown University energy-saving contest with a $5 million purse.

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Boston.com

A Generation Later, Poor are Still Rare at Elite Colleges

As the shaded quadrangles of the nation's elite campuses stir to life for the start of the academic year, they remain bastions of privilege.

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Business Journal

Winter Park advances to quarterfinals of the Georgetown University Energy Prize

Winter Park is the only city in Florida - and one of just 52 small- and medium-size cities and counties from across the country - that has advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a $5 million incentive competition to reduce America's energy consumption.

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Related Topix: Florida

MySanAntonio.com

Advice best left ignored

The casket of Michael Brown is set up for viewing at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, Mo.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Ferguson, MO, Opinion

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Colleges' dirty little secret: adjunct professors

As colleges and universities rev for the fall semester, the stony exploitation of the adjunct faculty continues, providing cheap labor for America's campuses, from small community colleges to knowledge factories with 40,000 students.

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Related Topix: Auburn, WA, American University, Opinion

NewsOK.com

How other states are implementing Medicaid changes for former foster youth

In the midst of writing a story about former foster youth eligible for Medicaid , I called around to find out what other states were doing.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

Farmington Hills Observer

Farmington, Hills develop energy reduction plan

'If we win, we will use a vast majority in the community. I don't know yet what this will be or how it will be,' said Nate Geinzer, assistant to the Farmington Hills city manager.

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Related Topix: Farmington Hills, MI, Farmington, MI

City Paper

Dash and Dine: Where Students Spend Dining Dollars Off-Campus

Eating on campus doesn't have to mean hitting the cafeteria. Many of D.C.'s local colleges allow students to spend dining dollars at restaurants-or food trucks-around town, which may help explain the packs of college kids you'll soon spot in line at a fast-casual spot near you.

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Related Topix: American University, North Bethesda, MD, Life, Food, Pizza, George Washington University

Forbes.com

'For The Life Of The World:' When Young College Graduates Do Great Things

I serve as the 15th president of Franklin & Marshall College and also teach English.

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Related Topix: Franklin & Marshall College, Charleston, SC, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Washington Post

Obamacare has growing support, even if its name does not

The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be a slam-dunk issue for Republicans in this fall's elections.

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Related Topix: US News, Blog News, US Politics, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, 2012 Presidential Election, Opinion

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