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Standing desk for kids basically rewards squirming

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The success of the standing desk in modern offices has trickled down to schools.

To the Moon! Lunar XPRIZE team looks to send Wikipedia into space aboard homemade rover

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Students told to keep skirts below the knee because of boys and male staff

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Students at a New Zealand school are using the power of media to fight back after they were told their skirt hemlines were too short for school.

It wasn’t the fact they were short that was the actual problem, it was that the school advised the reason for the rule was because it was a problem for boys and male staff. Yep.

A group of girls attending Henderson High in Auckland were spoken to after a uniform…

Students told to keep skirts below the knee because of boys and male staff

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Students at a New Zealand school are using the power of media to fight back after they were told their skirt hemlines were too short for school.

It wasn’t the fact they were short that was the actual problem, it was that the school advised the reason for the rule was because it was a problem for boys and male staff. Yep.

A group of girls attending Henderson High in Auckland were spoken to after a uniform…

How students decorated their dorm rooms in 1900

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Image: The Texas Collection, Baylor University

Established in 1845 by the final Congress of the Republic of Texas, Baylor University in Waco is the state’s oldest continually operating university

These images, taken around the turn of the 20th century, reveal the interiors of the men’s dormitories at Ertha Lee Cowden Hall and the women’s dormitories at Georgia Burleson Hall.

The walls are festooned by the students with a litany of decorations, from advertisements and pennant flags to photos of…

4 ways colleges can empower student entrepreneurs to change the world

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While attending CGI University last weekend for the first time as president of the Clinton Foundation, rather than a university president, I found it hard not to constantly remind students to study, get some sleep and keep their dorm rooms clean. But I know my worries are mostly unfounded — relative to other generations, today’s young people are all right.

In fact, what’s so inspiring to me as an educator is that Generation Y is more concerned about whether others are all right. They are…

Love for Costco got a high school senior into 5 Ivy League schools

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Costco might be the secret to an Ivy League acceptance.

Senior Brittany Stinson is the valedictorian of her high school and has been first in her class every year — she has a 4.9 GPA. However, her Common Application essay is what truly sets her apart

The topic of her essay?

Love for Costco got a high school senior into 5 Ivy League schools

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Costco might be the secret to an Ivy League acceptance.

Senior Brittany Stinson is the valedictorian of her high school and has been first in her class every year — she has a 4.9 GPA. However, her Common Application essay is what truly sets her apart

The topic of her essay?

Crowdfunding campaign aims to raise money for teenage girl coders from Mumbai slum

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The alleys of Mumbai’s Dharavi, one of the largest slums in the world, have been home to some unlikely innovations in the last two years, thanks to a group of local teenage girls who’ve been coding to make apps that can solve their community’s problems.

The girls, aged between eight and sixteen, are part of a slum innovation project in Dharavi’s Naya Nagar neighbourhood, started in 2014 by filmmaker Nawneet Ranjan. With the help of the…

Crowdfunding campaign aims to raise money for teenage girl coders from Mumbai slum

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The alleys of Mumbai’s Dharavi, one of the largest slums in the world, have been home to some unlikely innovations in the last two years, thanks to a group of local teenage girls who’ve been coding to make apps that can solve their community’s problems.

The girls, aged between eight and sixteen, are part of a slum innovation project in Dharavi’s Naya Nagar neighbourhood, started in 2014 by filmmaker Nawneet Ranjan. With the help of the…


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