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Teacher Gender Affects Student Learning?

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According to a recent study led by Swarthmore professor Thomas Dee, having a teacher of the opposite sex hurts students’ academic performance. Using data collected from 25,000 8th graders who took part in the National Education Longitudinal Survey (NELS), Dee and a team of researchers from Stanford University claim that[...]

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Photo of the Day

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Many media folk are up in arms about CBS’s decision to airbrush new anchor Katie Couric’s photo for its Watch! magazine. Apparently they thought that a slimmed down Couric would be more attractive. Hmm, I wonder if this would happen to a male anchor…

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You Don’t Get Ya Rep Back Like That

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Yesterday, Ne-Yo responded to the recent rumors about his sexuality by appearing on Hot 97’s Angie Martinez show. In addition to denying the gay rumors, he confirmed that another rumor about him was true. A few weeks ago, a photo of a man alleged to be Ne-Yo receiving oral sex[...]

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The Poverty of Clinton’s Welfare Reform Policy

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Clinton’s Blindness on Welfare Reform By Robert Scheer To hear Bill Clinton tell it, his presidency won the war on poverty three decades after President Lyndon B. Johnson launched it, having changed only the name. Unfortunately, however, for the mothers and their children pushed off the rolls but still struggling[...]

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