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Odede ’12: From an African Slum to a Wesleyan Graduate

Today, I stand before you as the first person from Africa’s largest slum to graduate from an American university. For most of my life, I never imagined that one day I would be standing here. For me, Wesleyan is HOPE. Read more. 

The Online College That’s Helping Undocumented Students

Federal law does not prohibit undocumented students from enrolling in college, but it does something nearly as effective, banning them from receiving government aid. In recent years, though, some undocumented students have stumbled upon a little-known, nonprofit online university that doesn't charge tuition and doesn't care about students' legal status.

“Federal law does not prohibit undocumented students from enrolling in college, but it does something nearly as effective, banning them from receiving government aid. In recent years, though, some undocumented students have stumbled upon a little-known, nonprofit online university that doesn’t charge tuition and doesn’t care about students’ legal status.”

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Vanessa Ramirez at KIPP School Summit 2012

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This researcher asked kids what’s wrong with U.S. schools. Here are their ideas.

She talked to the only students who could have firsthand knowledge of the differences between schools in top-performing countries and those in the U.S.: American kids who were exchange students in those countries. Hear more.

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College enrollment rates are dropping, especially among low-income students

Low-income high school graduates were far less likely to enroll in higher education in 2013 than in 2008, a downward trend that came at the same time the Obama administration was pushing to boost college access and completion, according to a new analysis of Census Bureau data. Read more. 

Ashley Huang, a dental hygiene student at the New York City College of Technology (NYCCT), left, prepares a patient for a panoramic x-ray as assistant professor Maria Bilello, right, watches at the NYCCT training facility in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. The U.S. Department of Labor is scheduled to release initial jobless claims figures on October 22. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Ashley Huang; Maria Bilello

The College Majors That Won’t Leave You Drowning in Debt

People with health-care degrees have lower debt-to-income ratios, making them more attractive to lenders. Read more. 

OnlineColleges.net

A resource of the online education landscape, helping students evaluate the best program available, from quality to affordability. The Texas College and University Guide for 2016 has been recently updated. 

National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification

The purpose of this Association, which was founded in 1928, is to exercise leadership in matters related to the preparation and certification of professional school personnel. 

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Baylor looks to provide graduate students to help Waco ISD

Some Waco schools could be getting additional help next fall if the Waco Independent School District board of trustees awards funding to Baylor University to assist Waco ISD administrators with behavior improvement and family relationship building. Read more. 

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Ivy League Universities Offer Online Degrees and Certificates 

Ivy League dreams? Make them a reality. Although you may not be able to physically commute to an Ivy League campus, that shouldn’t keep you from “attending” classes at an Ivy League university. Read more. 

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Where’s The Color In Kids’ Lit? Ask The Girl With 1,000 Books (And Counting)

Last fall, Marley decided to do something about it. She set a goal of collecting 1,000 books about black girls by the beginning of February, and #1000blackgirlbooks was born. Read more. 

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Tori Burch Announces Fellowship Program For Female Entrepreneurs 

In 2009 Burch created the Tory Burch Foundation to empower female entrepreneurs. She joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss a new program that will grant 10 entrepreneurs business education, mentorship and networking. Watch here. 

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Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women graduates first class

The 60 graduates, all of whom are going to college, embody the fulfillment of a dream that there could be a school where girls from across the city could come together and “transform Baltimore one young woman at a time.” Read more.