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Rejected by Unilever, Kraft Heinz still hungry for expansion
Rejected by Unilever, Kraft Heinz still hungry for expansion

NEW YORK (AP) - Kraft Heinz's $143 billion offer to buy Unilever was spurned, but the ketchup, cheese and lunch meat maker is still hungry to expand its domain.

Anonymous student spends months making 1,300 Valentines Day cards for all her schoolmates and teachers
Anonymous student spends months making 1,300 Valentines Day cards for all her schoolmates and teachers

A high school student spent nearly six-months making 1,300 heart-shaped Valentine's Day cards for every single one of her classmates. The anonymous cupid taped an origami heart with a handwritten message saying "you are loved" to each of the student, teacher and staff lockers at the Troy High School, in Ohio.

Universities admit students who are
Universities admit students who are 'almost illiterate', lecturers warn 

Universities are admitting students who are "almost illiterate", lecturers warn as they complain that dropping entry requirements has led to a generation of undergraduates who cannot read, write or speak proper English. Almost half of academics (48 per cent) do not think that students are adequately prepared for university study, according to a Times Higher Education (THE) survey of over 1,000 academic staff.

Rescue of puppy from Istanbul well captivates Turks

Firefighters helped by miners and high school students in Istanbul on Wednesday freed a four-month-old puppy trapped in a well for 10 days after a rescue effort that captivated Turks. The Kangal was discovered nearly two weeks ago stuck down a 70-meter well in a wooded area of Istanbul's Beykoz district. Disaster agency teams and firefighters were aided by coal miners and students who built a robotic arm to help lift out the puppy, nicknamed "Kuyu" or "Well".

Pipeline exec compares Dakota protesters to terrorists
Pipeline exec compares Dakota protesters to terrorists

WASHINGTON (AP) - A top executive at the company building the controversial Dakota Access pipeline on Wednesday compared pipeline opponents to terrorists.

Trump's choice for national security adviser had early exposure to Iran

By Yeganeh Torbati and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As a teenager in the early 1970s retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Robert S. Harward played football and basketball, was popular with classmates and, like many American high school students, was known for partying. "Iran was one of our homes, and we got to know the Iranian people very well, in a very intimate way." The Trump administration has offered Harward the job of national security adviser, two U.S. officials familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Are Teachers Becoming Obsolete?

A veteran educator reflects on the personalized-learning trend that's left him wondering if a computer is more capable of doing his job than he is.

This social experiment takes a devastating look at academic pressure placed on students
This social experiment takes a devastating look at academic pressure placed on students

In 2013 alone, 2,471 suicides in India were attributed to "failure in examination," according to the National Crime Records Bureau. It's a stark reminder of how teenagers and students are disproportionately affected by India's suicide crisis, but the academic pressure students face isn't just in school - it's at home, too. SEE ALSO: Facebook launches suicide prevention tools for its 148 million Indian users In a bid to de-stress students and their parents, beverage-maker Mirinda launched a devastating social experiment called #ReleaseThePressure.  In #ReleaseThePressure, a bunch of high school students reveal their deepest fears around examinations by penning...

Student Loans: What DeVos Might Do

After one of the more contentious Senate confirmation hearings in recent memory -- and a first-ever vice presidential tie-breaking vote, Betsy DeVos has been confirmed as the new U.S. secretary of education. To try and get a glimpse of what we could expect in the coming months and years, the Student Loan Ranger turned, in part, to DeVos' written answers to the almost 1,400 questions she received from senators leading up to her confirmation hearing. , and Sen. Patty Murray , D-W ash., in particular -- started their series of higher education-related questions by asking about DeVos' intent on preserving the Direct Loan program, as opposed to reinstating some ytype of private lender-funded...

400 NYC public school teachers to see Broadway's 'Hamilton'

NEW YORK (AP) - Hundreds of public school teachers in New York City have landed tickets to the hottest show on Broadway.

Parents, daughter agree to drop college payment-tuition case

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey man says he and his ex-wife are working to repair their relationship with their 23-year-old daughter after a state appeals court ruled the parents cannot be forced to pay her college tuition.

Parents, daughter agree to drop college payment-tuition case

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A father says he and his ex-wife are working to repair their relationship with their estranged daughter after a state appeals court ruled the parents cannot be forced to pay her college tuition.

Parents, daughter agree to drop college payment-tuition case

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A father says he and his ex-wife are working to repair their relationship with their estranged daughter after a state appeals court ruled the parents cannot be forced to pay her college tuition.

Secretly recorded comments lead to teachers' reprimand

BANGOR, Mich. (AP) - Six southwestern Michigan teachers have been reprimanded and a school secretary has resigned after they were secretly videoed joking about which co-workers they would marry, have sex with or kill.

How to Research Colleges as an Average Student

Community colleges can be great options, but they aren't the only option for high school students with average grades who want to pursue a college degree after graduation. Most top-ranked, well-known institutions may be out of reach, but C students can find welcoming and supportive institutions -- especially if they're willing to consider unfamiliar options. "I think getting away from the brand name is important and very, very hard," says Marissa Warren, a school counselor at Yorktown High School in New York.

10 Colleges Where Joining Student Clubs Is Easy

The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. Be sure to explore The Short List: College, The Short List: Grad School and The Short List: Online Programs to find data that matter to you in your college or grad school search.

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Donald Trump's inauguration poster has an embarrassing typo

America has no time for continual grammar and spelling errors right now. Despite this fact, the Library of Congress, the world's largest library located in Washington, D.C., recently slipped up after featuring a poster of President Donald Trump in its online store ... complete with a misspelled quote. Come on, people. SEE ALSO: An orange alligator exists and people are calling it 'Trumpigator' The poster, pictured below, included the following quote over a photograph of one smiling Donald Trump: "No dream is too big, no challenge is to great. Nothing we want for the future is beyond our reach."  As you can see, the "to" in the first sentence should be...

Colleges Help Liberal Arts Students Find Careers

More colleges are developing career-oriented programs to help liberal arts majors bridge the gap in their degree to enter the job market. Unlike an undergraduate degree in a technical field such as nursing, engineering or business, liberal arts students tend to be exposed less to direct career messaging within their disciplines, experts say. According to the most recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, conducted in January 2016, 54.1 percent of the class of 2015 had found full-time employment.

Later High School Start Times Yield Mixed Results, Say Parents, Educators

"Let them sleep," is the rallying call for a nationwide movement to push back high school start times. Many start before 8:30 a.m., which the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended in 2014 as the earliest middle and high schools should begin. Iowa City Community School District pushed back high school start times this school year mostly to save money on busing and to allow teens to get more sleep, says Gregg Shoultz, principal of West High School in the district.

These twins battled each other for 58 words in the final round of a spelling bee
These twins battled each other for 58 words in the final round of a spelling bee

Nothing like a little friendly competition among brothers.  On Saturday, twins from Lincoln, Nebraska, found themselves in an epic battle to win the 30th annual Lincoln Public Schools Spelling Bee. As the Lincoln Star Journal reports, 12 year-olds Eswar and Sankar Ramamurthy found themselves in the final round - but had to go through 58 words before Eswar was eventually declared winner of the LPS Spelling Bee.  SEE ALSO: Betsy DeVos' Department of Education misspells W.E.B. Du Bois' name, then misspells its apology The winning word? Farfalle. "We have farfalle pasta all the time," Eswar told the Journal. Looks like all that pasta paid off - Eswar was the first to spell two words...

NJ teen suing parents for tuition loses court battle
NJ teen suing parents for tuition loses court battle

A South Jersey college student who sued her estranged parents for college tuition has lost a court battle.

Preteens who mistrust teachers less likely to reach college

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Students of color who perceive biased treatment from middle school teachers may be less likely to attend college than if they trusted instructors to treat them fairly, a small study suggests. "We don't think the discrimination and bias, by itself, had this effect," said lead study author David Yeager, a psychology researcher at the University of Texas at Austin and co-chair of the Mindset Scholars Network at Stanford University in California. "Instead, we think these experiences made students disengage from the system," Yeager added by email.

Why low-income borrowers should avoid for-profit colleges

Students seeking degrees at public colleges have better success paying off their loans than students who attend for-profit colleges

Two British schools trialling body cameras for teachers

By Ritvik Carvalho LONDON (Reuters) - Teachers at two British schools are trialling the use of police-style body cameras to help maintain discipline, a survey revealed on Wednesday, prompting a civil liberties group to warn that teachers could be turned into snoopers. "The aim is to reduce constant low level classroom disruption which is reducing the effectiveness of teaching," said Tom Ellis, a lecturer at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth who will be advising the schools trialling the cameras. "Teachers are actually very concerned that they're spending their time managing order in the classroom instead of actually teaching," said Ellis, adding...

Tools Help Families, Student Loan Borrowers Claim Education Tax Credits

For those earning a degree, paying for college or repaying student loans, you may be eligible to claim several higher education-related tax credits and deductions. Consumers often get confused as to which credit or deduction they should claim -- this week's post aims to give you tools to help clarify eligibility factors. The IRS offers important resources to help consumers understand their credit and deduction eligibility.

10 Advantages of Federal Student Loans

Most college students these days take out student loans to pay for the cost of higher education. In fact, 68 percent of college seniors who graduated from a public or nonprofit college in 2015 had student loans, according to a study by the Institute of College Access and Success. Here are 10 benefits of taking out a federal student loan.

Try suffocating kittens, Indian textbook tells kids
Try suffocating kittens, Indian textbook tells kids

An Indian publisher has caused a furore with a school textbook that encourages children to suffocate kittens as part of a scientific experiment. The book, which is used in hundreds of private schools in India, includes an experiment in which two kittens were placed in separate boxes -- only one of which had airholes. "Put a small kitten in each box.

Turkey sacks 4,400 more civil servants, including teachers and police

Turkey has dismissed more than 4,400 civil servants including teachers, police officers and academics over their suspected links with terrorist organizations, a decree showed late on Tuesday, in the latest purge since a failed coup last July. Ibrahim Kaboglu, a prominent constitution professor who has expressed opposition to planned constitutional changes giving President Tayyip Erdogan greater executive powers, was among those ousted under the decree published in the Official Gazette. Court clerks, computer experts and librarians were also among 4,464 sacked, part of a crackdown since the July coup bid which Turkey says was carried out by U.S.-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen.

GOP lawmakers to meet with leaders of black colleges

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are planning to meet with leaders of historically black colleges and universities in the nation's capital to discuss ways to help the schools survive in challenging times.

Stomach bug, the flu? Several Tennessee school systems shut

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Several school systems around Tennessee have temporarily closed because a number of students and teachers have come down with the flu or a stomach bug.

Fiat Chrysler invites high school students to design a Dodge for 2047
Fiat Chrysler invites high school students to design a Dodge for 2047

FCA is launching its fifth "Drive for Design" contest, which invites high school students to design Dodge cars for 30 years in the future. The first prize may allow one lucky student to start a career in automotive design.

California Students Face Competition for College Options

When I think about California State Universities, the first words that come to mind are 'over impacted,'" says Andersson, who is now in her sophomore year at Clark University, a National Liberal Arts College in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Southern California native says it wasn't just the CSU system she found discouraging, but the whole application and enrollment process to attend a University of California school. Experts say California's growing population has outpaced the design of its public higher education system.

3 Signs Online Learning Isn't Right for You

Now, as I approach the completion of my program, every time this topic comes up in conversation it seems like many friends, family and co-workers who are already living busy lives feel that online learning is something that might work well for others but not for them personally. In my experience, the online learning environment has allowed me to thrive in ways I was never able to in a traditional classroom. For me, the flexibility that online education offers has been a huge factor in my success, but it also requires greater self-motivation.

3 high school students accused in homeless man's assault

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say three North Carolina high school students have been arrested in the assault of a homeless man who is hospitalized in intensive care.

Kids tell teachers that their father stabbed mother to death

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri man was charged with murder after two of his three children told teachers at school that he had stabbed their mother to death.

Dance Your Way to College Scholarships

A number of organizations recognize dancers' hard work and dedication and offer scholarships to reward their efforts and help them as they pursue dance careers. Students who dream of becoming professional dancers should look into the Princess Grace Foundation--USA's Princess Grace Dance Awards. Eligible undergraduate students must have already completed one year of higher education as a dance major at a nonprofit school.

The Hot New Brand of Higher Education

President Donald Trump's decision to tap the president of Liberty University to lead a task force within the U.S. Department of Education reflects two trends: a backlash against liberal policies at American colleges and universities and a hot new brand in higher education-the conspicuously conservative college.

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Trump's embattled U.S. education department pick may face Senate fight

By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire philanthropist Betsy DeVos, already known as one of the most controversial nominees for education secretary in U.S. history, now risks a rare congressional rejection. The deeply divided U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Tuesday agreed to send her nomination to the full chamber for a vote, the final step in the confirmation process. Two Republicans - Maine's Susan Collins and Alaska's Lisa Murkowski - expressed grave misgivings about the charter school advocate's limited experience with public schools.

'Bachelor' Contestants Battle for Love in the Bayou

On Monday's The Bachelor, Corinne and Taylor continued their fight over Nick. Taylor, who has a master's degree in mental health counseling, accused Corinne of not having the emotional intelligence to marry Nick. Corinne responded, "I'm intelligent in my own way.

Iranian students feel robbed of their American dreams

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI (Reuters) - The new U.S. immigration curbs have cast uncertainty over the futures of thousands of Iranian students in the United States, with many losing hope of being able to finish their studies or find a job in the country. President Donald Trump's executive order bans travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries including Iran for three months, and there is little certainty of what will happen after that. Many of the students have spent their families' life savings to pay for an American higher education, which they hope will be a ticket to a well-paid job in the West or Iran.

Little Global Evidence Suggests School Choice Helps Performance

In some countries, this has extended to replacing the public system of schools with government vouchers that can be used to pay for private schools -- a priority of Betsy DeVos, the nominee for U.S. education secretary. Advocates argue that school choice promotes competition that will improve performance and allow the freedom of choice that will best serve student educational needs and family preferences. Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman designed an educational voucher plan some 60 years ago that was adopted by Sweden and Chile.

Teachers Keep Teens Learning on Cyber Snow Days

Last year, Barren County High School in Glasgow, Kentucky, also implemented at-home learning days instead of snow days, says Brad Johnson, the school's principal. "We've had a lot of success with it," says English teacher Keri Mosier. Students at Barren County High may get a reading passage or an ACT review packet to complete at home, for example, says Johnson.

3D-printed sex organs help blind students learn about sexual health
3D-printed sex organs help blind students learn about sexual health

3D-printing technology is letting blind students experience comprehensive, accessible sex ed for the first time ever. Advocates and researchers collaborated to create more than 18 3D figures that model sex organs during a various states of arousal. They range from a flaccid penis to a dilated vaginal opening, allowing students to "feel" their way though sexual health lessons. SEE ALSO: 5 innovative ways art is becoming more accessible to the blind community While it may be a NSFW (let alone not-safe-for-school) endeavor, these models are game-changers for blind students who often need to learn about sexual health through verbal instruction alone.   Image: Courtesy of benetech...

How Money From Slave Trading Helped Start Columbia University

The revelation last year that Georgetown University had, in 1838, sold 272 slaves owned by the school in order to pay off debts reignited a conversation about how America and its old, elite institutions of higher education have continually failed to reckon with their ties to slavery.

Free College Movement May Reduce Student Borrowing

The 44 million Americans who already owe $1.3 trillion in student loans are warily watching higher education costs , knowing they'll likely be still repaying their own education debt when it comes time to put their kids and grandkids through college. In recent weeks, both New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo unveiled bold plans to make public college more affordable. The proposal before New York's legislature would make two to four years of state and city college tuition free for Empire State residents earning less than $125,000 per year.

Minecraft Education Edition hits 1.0 with added features for teachers and students
Minecraft Education Edition hits 1.0 with added features for teachers and students

Teachers and students of the world rejoice, as Minecraft Education Edition now has all of the features added in the 1.0 update. That means you can visit The End, but it also adds a number of educator specific tools that should come in handy.

E-cigarettes may encourage teenagers to smoke
E-cigarettes may encourage teenagers to smoke

E-cigarettes may entice teenagers who would not have touched tobacco to smoke. According to a US study published in the journal Pediatrics, the arrival of e-cigarettes on the market has not contributed to a reduction in teenage smoking. The new study conducted by researchers from the University of California San Francisco, which surveyed 140,000 high school students between 2004 and 2014, confirms previous studies that found that e-cigarettes amount to a "gateway" to smoking addiction.

A group of college students wants to brew beer on the moon, because why not
A group of college students wants to brew beer on the moon, because why not

The moon: Great and all, but don't you think it's missing something? I mean, yes, it could use human-rated habitats, some moon buggies, maybe a little infrastructure. Beyond that, though, what does the moon really need?  It needs beer.  Or so says a team of obviously brilliant (though potentially drunk) engineering students from the University of California, San Diego, who want to brew suds. On the moon. All in the name of science. Their reasoning holds up, too. SEE ALSO: The first photos from a revolutionary new weather satellite are gorgeous "The idea started out with a few laughs amongst a group of friends," team member Neeki Ashari said in a statement. "We all appreciate the...

5 Questions to Consider About Online Degree Program Course Schedules

As Anelle Ammons searched for an online graduate program, she says researching course schedule structures and academic calendars was important for finding the right fit. Currently pursuing a master's degree in horticultural sciences at North Carolina State University--Raleigh, Ammons juggles her education with raising her children. "They should think about whether the structure, schedule, format for the program meets their needs -- is that going to work for their life?" says Kim Scalzo, executive director of Open SUNY at the State University of New York, a collaboration between 64 SUNY campuses that offer online programs.

Job offer scams targeting college students can rip them off and ruin their credit
Job offer scams targeting college students can rip them off and ruin their credit

U.S. college students are being victimized by scammers with fake job offers. Scammers send counterfeit checks for deposit in students' banks and then require part of the funds be spent on job supplies.

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