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You Don’t Know Your Students. This Professor Hopes to Change That.

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 24, 2016 - 11:00am
Michael Wesch, an associate professor of anthropology at Kansas State University, joins his students for an unusual tour of their lives beyond the classroom.
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You Don’t Know Your Students. This Professor Hopes to Change That.

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 24, 2016 - 11:00am
Michael Wesch, an associate professor of anthropology at Kansas State University, joins his students for an unusual tour of their lives beyond the classroom.
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How One Professor Will Turn Wisconsin’s Higher-Ed Philosophy Into a Seminar

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 24, 2016 - 2:55am
This fall Chad A. Goldberg will teach students the significance of the "Wisconsin Idea," a longstanding principle in the state-university system’s mission statement that was almost overturned last year by the governor.
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NYU’s Graduate Union: Success Story or Cautionary Tale?

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 24, 2016 - 2:55am
The NLRB’s ruling on Tuesday, that graduate students are employees, prompts a look back at the labor-union battle that started it all.
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How One Professor Will Turn Wisconsin’s Higher-Ed Philosophy Into a Seminar

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 24, 2016 - 2:55am
This fall Chad A. Goldberg will teach students the significance of the "Wisconsin Idea," a longstanding principle in the state-university system’s mission statement that was almost overturned last year by the governor.
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NYU’s Graduate Union: Success Story or Cautionary Tale?

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 24, 2016 - 2:55am
The NLRB’s ruling on Tuesday, that graduate students are employees, prompts a look back at the labor-union battle that started it all.
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Ruling Pushes Door to Grad-Student Unions ‘Wide Open’

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 23, 2016 - 10:01pm
The National Labor Relations Board’s decision in a case involving Columbia University has made clear that graduate-employee unions are legal at private colleges. Experts predict a surge in organizing similar to what has taken place among adjuncts.
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Ruling Pushes Door to Grad-Student Unions ‘Wide Open’

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 23, 2016 - 10:01pm
The National Labor Relations Board’s decision in a case involving Columbia University has made clear that graduate-employee unions are legal at private colleges. Experts predict a surge in organizing similar to what has taken place among adjuncts.
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Will the NLRB's Columbia Ruling Tarnish the 'College Experience'? A Closer Look

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 23, 2016 - 12:41pm
The board's lone dissenter said a host of unwelcome behaviors were likely to take hold at private colleges. The other members largely dismissed that concern.
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Will the NLRB's Columbia Ruling Tarnish the 'College Experience'? A Closer Look

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 23, 2016 - 12:41pm
The National Labor Relations Board's lone dissenter said a host of unwelcome behaviors were likely to take hold at private colleges. The other members largely dismissed that concern.
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Out to 'Impress' a Woman, U. of Pittsburgh Student Instead Needs to Be Rescued

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 23, 2016 - 11:18am
"The young man met a girl, brought her up to a rooftop, and decided to impress her by leaping from one roof to the next," a city spokeswoman said. He ended up stuck beside a Qdoba restaurant.
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In Victory for Union Efforts, NLRB Rules Columbia U. Grad Students Are Employees

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 23, 2016 - 10:38am
The National Labor Relations Board's 3-to-1 decision reverses a 2004 ruling involving Brown University. That decision barred graduate students at private colleges from unionizing.
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Stanford Bans Hard Liquor From Undergraduate Parties

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 23, 2016 - 10:37am
The university's students and faculty and staff members have been talking about its troubling alcohol culture since March.
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Parents: 9 Back to School Pro Tips

U.S. Department of Education Blog - August 23, 2016 - 7:00am

Back to school time can be a hectic time for both you and the kiddos. These are some of our best back to school tips to help ensure this school year gets off to a great start!

 

 

Walk or ride the route your child will take and make note of school patrols, crossing guards and high traffic areas along the way. Talk to your kids about NOT talking to strangers and find out what, if any, policies your child’s school has regarding early arrivals or late pick-ups. Learn about the school’s entrance and exit policies. Then, if you can, pop in and check out what the inside of the school looks like.

 


Introduce yourself to your child’s teacher and ask him or her about the preferred method of communication. (Some teachers are active on email and social media, while others prefer the phone or in-person meetings.)

 


Make homework time a daily habit. Find a quiet and consistent place at home where your child can complete his or her homework. If your child is having difficulty with his or her homework, make an appointment with the teacher sooner rather than later.



Set up a special place at home to do school work and homework. Remove distractions. Make it clear that education is a top priority in your family: show interest and praise your child’s work.



Limit the time that you let your child watch TV, and when you do decide to do TV time, make it a family affair. Talk together about what you see and ask questions after the show ends.



During the summer, children aren’t always on a schedule, which is understandable. But, proper rest is essential for a healthy and productive school year. Help your kids get back on track sleep-wise by having them go to bed earlier and wake up earlier at least a week in advance of when school actually starts.

 


Let’s face it – no one can concentrate when they’re hungry. Studies show that children who eat healthy, balanced breakfasts and lunches do better in school. Fix nutritious meals at home, and, if you need extra help, find out if your family qualifies for any child nutrition programs, like the National School Lunch Program.

 


It’s a good idea to take your child in for a physical and an eye exam before school starts. Most schools require up-to-date immunizations, and you may be asked to provide paperwork showing that your child has all the necessary shots and vaccines. So, check your state’s immunization requirements. And, always keep your own copies of any medical records.



Make a plan to read with your child for 20 minutes every day. Your example reinforces the importance of literacy, and reading lets you and your child explore new worlds of fun and adventure together.

Dorothy Amatucci is a Digital Engagement Strategist at the U.S. Department of Education.

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What It’s Like to Be Interim President — Again

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 23, 2016 - 2:56am
The current interim leaders of Baylor, Cornell, and Temple are all in their second go-round in that job on their campuses. Here’s a look at some of the challenges they face.
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What Will College Be Like for a Transgender Student in North Carolina?

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 23, 2016 - 2:55am
The recipient of a prestigious scholarship talks about how he will navigate his freshman year after the passage of the state’s controversial "bathroom bill."
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A New Academic Year Brings Fresh Anxiety at Illinois’s Public Colleges

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 23, 2016 - 2:55am
A state-budget stalemate means the colleges haven’t seen permanent funding in over a year. Administrators now wonder if the crisis will reverberate for years to come.
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Judge Rejects Texas Professors' Bid for Injunction to Block Guns From Classrooms

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 22, 2016 - 5:34pm
Monday's ruling means that people licensed to carry concealed firearms will be able to bring them to campus when fall classes start, on Wednesday.
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Mexico's President Is Said to Have Plagiarized Law Thesis

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 22, 2016 - 12:46pm
An investigative reporter found that Enrique Peña Nieto had copied about a third of the thesis.
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U.S. Acts Against Wells Fargo Bank for Illegal Student-Loan Practices

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 22, 2016 - 12:35pm
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found that the bank had charged borrowers illicit fees and didn't give customers proper information on their payments.
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