Editorial: Removing debate worse | The Daily Reflector

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Jul 272015
 
Editorial: Removing debate worse | The Daily Reflector

The State Legislature spent much of last week debating whether cities, counties, schools and universities can be trusted with hundreds of historical monuments and memorials that adorn public properties. The answer, according to Gov. Pat McCrory and the Republican majority, is a resounding “No.”

Campus Suicide and the Pressure of Perfection | The New York Times

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Campus Suicide and the Pressure of Perfection | The New York Times

Kathryn DeWitt conquered high school like a gold-medal decathlete. She ran track, represented her school at a statewide girls’ leadership program and took eight Advanced Placement tests, including one for which she independently prepared, forgoing the class.

Duncan: Colleges are falling short for millions of students. Debt-free degrees are just part of the solution. | The Washington Post

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Duncan: Colleges are falling short for millions of students. Debt-free degrees are just part of the solution. | The Washington Post

Education Secretary Arne Duncan argues that higher education is falling short for millions of students, failing to give them “what they need and deserve” — quality degrees at a reasonable cost.

Why a mother was astonished by one great high school’s college advice | The Washington Post

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Why a mother was astonished by one great high school’s college advice | The Washington Post

Kathryn Baron’s bright and energetic daughter, Leigh Ann, has dyslexia and attention deficit disorder, so she needed a small high school with resource specialists equipped to help. She got into one of the best — Summit Preparatory Charter High School in Redwood City, Calif. It was highly praised in the 2010 documentary “Waiting For ‘Superman’ ” and is in the top two percent nationally on The Washington Post’s America’s Most Challenging High Schools list.

Researchers Open Repository for ‘Dark Data’ | The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Researchers Open Repository for ‘Dark Data’ | The Chronicle of Higher Education

DataBridge LogoResearchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are leading an effort to create a one-stop shop for data sets that would otherwise be lost to the public after the papers they were produced for are published.