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Where 4-Year Schools Find a Pool of Applicants: 2-Year Schools

“He wants to take advantage of every possible resource,” she explained. Later, Ms. Meintjes participated in a seminar on Romantic culture. James Fenimore Cooper, she offered, is “sort of meandering through different ideas and spaces. He is trying to be lost, to disappear.” That is something she and her husband …

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Radical Survival Strategies for Struggling Colleges

Now smaller institutions are getting into the estimated $88 billion-a-year corporate training business. For example, starting this fall, Husson University is providing an M.B.A. program to employees of the outdoors retailer L.L. Bean, which hired it to offer the degrees at the company’s headquarters in Freeport, Maine. “This broadens our …

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ACT Change Will Allow Students to Retake Individual Sections

But the ability to customize test results in this way could make test prep even more important than it is now, disadvantaging those who cannot afford it or are not advised to seek it out, said Sally Rubenstone, senior contributor at College Confidential, an online admissions forum. “These ‘improvements’ don’t …

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Do Works by Men Toppled by #MeToo Belong in the Classroom?

For Martina Myers, a high school English teacher on the Navajo reservation in Arizona, Sherman Alexie’s novel “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” seemed too good to be true: funny, well-crafted and focused on Native American youth. Her students at Piñon High School, many of whom struggled with …

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