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The Extraordinary Reason Exceptional People Avoid Mediocre Friends (They Rewire Your Brain)

The Extraordinary Reason Exceptional People Avoid Mediocre Friends (They Rewire Your Brain) | Educational Topics | Scoop.it
Your crowd literally makes you see the world differently.
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Teaching the Hard History of American Slavery

Teaching the Hard History of American Slavery | Educational Topics | Scoop.it
Schools are not adequately teaching the history of American slavery. Educators are not sufficiently prepared to teach it. Textbooks do not have enough material about it.
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After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople

After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople | Educational Topics | Scoop.it
As California budgets millions to rebrand long-disparaged vocational education, there are an estimated 30 million jobs in the U.S. that pay at least $55,000 per year and don’t require a bachelor’s degree.
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How crucial are historically black colleges? Just look at who’s graduated from them.

How crucial are historically black colleges? Just look at who’s graduated from them. | Educational Topics | Scoop.it
From Thurgood Marshall to MLK to Oprah, historically black colleges have educated generations of African American pioneers and professionals.
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98-Year-Old NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson: ‘If You Like What You’re Doing, You Will Do Well’

98-Year-Old NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson: ‘If You Like What You’re Doing, You Will Do Well’ | Educational Topics | Scoop.it
"I'm a person who believes in doing the right thing," says Katherine Johnson who was named one of PEOPLE’s 25 Women Changing the World in this week's issue
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New Item on the College Admission Checklist: LinkedIn Profile

New Item on the College Admission Checklist: LinkedIn Profile | Educational Topics | Scoop.it
New Item on the College Admission Checklist: LinkedIn Profile
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Next time someone says, "But Africans sold themselves into slavery!", send this article to them

Next time someone says, "But Africans sold themselves into slavery!", send this article to them | Educational Topics | Scoop.it
The statement that “Africans enslaved their own people” is a statement of imperialism’s historic need to mobilize public opinion against African people.
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habiter les espaces creux de notre histoire commune : notre humanité blessée
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Cindy Selfe | Writing in a Digital Age

Cindy Selfe | Writing in a Digital Age | Educational Topics | Scoop.it
Posts about Cindy Selfe written by Joe Harris
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Tales of African-American History Found in DNA

Tales of African-American History Found in DNA | Educational Topics | Scoop.it
Geneticists have studied clues in the DNA of African-Americans about the history of slavery and the Great Migration.
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The 5 books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read this summer

The 5 books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read this summer | Educational Topics | Scoop.it
They're not your average beach reads.
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HBCU Alumni Are Thriving More Than Black Grads Of Other Schools, Study Shows

HBCU Alumni Are Thriving More Than Black Grads Of Other Schools, Study Shows | Educational Topics | Scoop.it
HBCU graduates are more likely to say that their colleges prepared them for life after than black graduates of non-HBCUs.
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Putting Grit in Its Place

Putting Grit in Its Place | Educational Topics | Scoop.it
An education system that was truly aligned with kids’ potential would focus less on G.P.A.s and more on innate aspiration.
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Why Talented Black and Hispanic Students Can Go Undiscovered

Why Talented Black and Hispanic Students Can Go Undiscovered | Educational Topics | Scoop.it
Relying on teachers and parents to identify candidates for gifted programs appears to discriminate against minority and poor children.
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Coard: George Washington's teeth not from wood but slaves | Commentary | phillytrib.com

Coard: George Washington's teeth not from wood but slaves | Commentary | phillytrib.com | Educational Topics | Scoop.it
Ever since I began writing this Freedom’s Journal column at the Tribune back in 2015, I always wrote about upcoming events. For example, I’d write that an anniversary date is
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Analysis | The false narrative behind a glitzy live television show about school reform

Analysis | The false narrative behind a glitzy live television show about school reform | Educational Topics | Scoop.it
Tom Hanks, Samuel L. Jackson and other stars will be on hand to promote the initiative to redesign high school.
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Improving spatial skills in children and teens: 10 evidence-based tips

Improving spatial skills in children and teens: 10 evidence-based tips | Educational Topics | Scoop.it
Spatial skills are crucial for STEM and the visual arts. Learn what you can do to help kids develop these abilities.
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98-Year-Old NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson: ‘If You Like What You’re Doing, You Will Do Well’

98-Year-Old NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson: ‘If You Like What You’re Doing, You Will Do Well’ | Educational Topics | Scoop.it
"I'm a person who believes in doing the right thing," says Katherine Johnson who was named one of PEOPLE’s 25 Women Changing the World in this week's issue
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A’s for Everyone: How Grade Inflation Is Wrecking Higher Education

A’s for Everyone: How Grade Inflation Is Wrecking Higher Education | Educational Topics | Scoop.it
Students who may not deserve high marks are getting them.
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Baltimore County won't give grades for homework

Baltimore County won't give grades for homework | Educational Topics | Scoop.it
The mother of five, Linda Hurka, has always taken an interest in her children's school work, but she was never one of those mothers that had time to lead the PTA or advocate for an educational cause.
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The American Presidents—Washington to Lincoln - Wait But Why

The American Presidents—Washington to Lincoln - Wait But Why | Educational Topics | Scoop.it
Who were Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, and the rest of the first 16 US presidents, what did they do, and what do they hope history has forgotten?
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The Warm Demander: An Equity Approach

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"Warm demander" teachers expect great things from their students, convince them of their own brilliance, and help them reach their potential in a disciplined, structured environment.
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Where are first graduates of Urban Prep?

Where are first graduates of Urban Prep? | Educational Topics | Scoop.it
Research shows it's not enough to get black men accepted to college. It takes grit, perseverance and a strong support system to reach a bachelor's degree.
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