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Jay Mathews: Amid the SAT-obsessed, this family doesn't live by the numbers
by washingtonpost.com - Jay Mathews: Class Struggle
Feb 27, 2022
“The Demarees of Bethesda seem to be a normal American family, but wait. They didn't tell their children what their SAT scores were? They didn't do test prep? They didn't hire tutors? Could they have the answer to America's obsession with college admission?”
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Prepare your middle-schooler for college
by washingtonpost.com - Jay Mathews: Class Struggle
Jan 30, 2022
“Even in middle school, there are a few easy things (and some more challenging steps) students can do to up their chances at a college admission. Join Jay Mathews to discuss these tactics.”
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Lawsuit Says Faculty at a Top Arts School Preyed on Students for Decades
by NYT > Education
Jan 21, 2022
“Dozens of people who studied at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts during a period of more than 40 years say they were sexually, emotionally or physically abused there as minors.”
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Nick Saban and other sports figures urge Manchin to help pass voting rights bill
by CNN.com - RSS Channel - HP Hero
Jan 19, 2022
“University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban and other prominent sports figures with ties to West Virginia have penned a letter to Sen. Joe Manchin, urging the West Virginia Democrat to help his party pass voting rights legislation.”
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Virginia colleges roll back employee vaccine mandates after Youngkin order
by Local Education
Jan 19, 2022
“At least seven campuses in Virginia will no longer require faculty, staff and other employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.”
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University of Michigan Fires Its President Over Inappropriate Relationship
by NYT > Education
Jan 19, 2022
“Mark Schlissel’s contract was terminated immediately for interactions with a subordinate, the Board of Regents said.”
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