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3:00pm

Wed January 18, 2012
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Expert Says “College Ready For All” Will Not Solve Dropout Crisis

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Could being on the high school football team prepare you just as well for the workplace as taking an advanced placement class? By forcing all students onto a college-bound track, we ignore the fact that there are other trajectories towards success and gainful employment, according to Russell Rumberger, who currently serves as provost in the Office of the President at the University of California, and director of the California Dropout Research Project.

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3:00pm

Tue January 17, 2012
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The Gadget Is Dead. Long Live Technology!

Courtesy of Consumer Electronics Show Press

Conspicuous, thoughtless consumption just isn’t cool anymore.

The most buzzed-about thing to come out of the Consumer Electronics Show this week? A lurid, Hunter S. Thomspon-esque “fever dream” by Gizmodo writer Mat Honan that captures the disorienting nature of a big trade show, CES being just about the biggest.

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3:00pm

Mon January 16, 2012
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How Should We Use International Data To Improve U.S. Education?

U.S. wrestles with how to improve its education system to compete internationally in math and science.
Photo by Jesse Gardner

Where does the U.S. stand in terms of education compared to the rest of the world? What should the U.S. be doing to measure up to countries that outperform us academically?

Education Week just released their annual publication, QualityCounts 2012, that analyzes important issues facing American schools, and this year’s edition is focused on how the U.S. compares to international systems.

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1:34pm

Thu January 12, 2012
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Photographer Gathers 1,000 Portraits Of Occupy Wall Street Faces

Photo by Vanessa Bahmani

Vanessa Bahmani, a 31 year-old freelance photographer and artist in Brooklyn, is attempting to capture the faces and messages of the Occupy Wall Street movement in a series of black and white portraits. She launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $17,000 to cover the cost of equipment, photo-processing, and travel between New York and the Bay Area — the two regions she wants to focus on. Turnstyle spoke with Bahmani about the stories she’s heard and her inspiration for the project.

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4:48pm

Wed January 11, 2012
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Proposed D.C. Law Could Make College Applications Mandatory

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Kwame Brown, Chairman of Washington DC’s City Council, is the youngest chairman in the history of the city. As a result, Brown says he’s constantly surrounded by young people. And it shows. Brown has spearheaded the development of multiple vocational high schools in D.C. and even leads college tours for young people. But this last week, Brown proposed a law that has the power to make him either wildly popular or unpopular among that same crowd. The College Preparatory Plan Act would require public high school seniors in Wash., D.C.

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