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Gunmen Attack American U. in Afghanistan, Killing at Least 12 People

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 25, 2016 - 2:49am
Those killed in Wednesday's attack included seven students. The attack came two weeks after two instructors were abducted at gunpoint from a car near the campus.
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Gunmen Attack American U. in Afghanistan, Killing at Least 12 People

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 25, 2016 - 2:49am
Those killed in Wednesday's attack included seven students. The attack came two weeks after two instructors were abducted at gunpoint from a car near the campus.
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A Provocative Protest Pits Pro- and Anti-Gun Activists

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 25, 2016 - 2:47am
Concealed handguns are now legal in public-college classrooms in Texas. On the first day of classes at the University of Texas at Austin since the law took effect, opponents and supporters expressed their views with signs, slogans, and sex toys.
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A Provocative Protest Pits Pro- and Anti-Gun Activists

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 25, 2016 - 2:47am
Concealed handguns are now legal in public-college classrooms in Texas. On the first day of classes at the University of Texas at Austin since the law took effect, opponents and supporters expressed their views with signs, slogans, and sex toys.
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9 Consejos Útiles para Padres en este Regreso a Clases

U.S. Department of Education Blog - August 24, 2016 - 1:47pm

El regreso a clases puede ser un tiempo de locura y ansiedad para padres de familia y sus hijos. Estos son algunos de nuestros mejores consejos para asegurar que este nuevo año de clases tenga un buen comienzo.

 


Recorre el camino que tu hijo seguirá para ir a la escuela y toma nota de patrulleros escolares, guardias de cruces peatonales y áreas de tráfico en el transcurso. Conversa con tus hijos sobre NO hablar con extraños e investiga cuáles son las reglas en tu escuela sobre la llegada temprana o tardía. Pregunta sobre los procesos de entrada y salida en la escuela. Si es posible, pasa a visitar la escuela y conoce las instalaciones por dentro.

 


Presentate con los maestros de tus hijos y pregunta cuál es su método de comunicación de preferencia. Algunos maestros son más activos en medios sociales o por correo electrónico, mientras otros prefieren llamadas de teléfono o reuniones en persona.

 


Haz de las tareas un hábito diario. Encuentra un lugar tranquilo y constante en tu hogar donde tus niños puedan realizar la tarea. Si tu hijo(a) está teniendo dificultades con su tarea, busca ayuda de su profesor lo antes posible.

 


Asigna un lugar especial en tu hogar para hacer tareas escolares. Elimina distracciones. Comunica claramente que la educación es de alta prioridad en tu familia mostrando interés y celebrando el trabajo de tus niños.

 


Limita el tiempo que tus niños tienen permitido ver televisión, y cuando decidas que es momento de hacerlo, hazlo una actividad en familia. Platiquen de lo que están viendo y haz preguntas al final de la programación.

 


Es natural que durante el verano los niños no sigan un horario específico. Sin embargo, el descanso adecuado es esencial para un año saludable y productivo. Ayuda a tus hijos a adaptarse a su rutina de descanso de nuevo, llevándolos a dormir y despertando más temprano, por lo menos una semana antes del inicio de clases.

 


Seamos realistas – nadie se puede concentrar estando hambriento. Los estudios muestran que aquellos niños que comen desayunos y almuerzos balanceados y nutritivos son más exitosos en la escuela. Prepara comidas nutritivas en tu hogar y, si necesitas ayuda, investiga si tu familia califica para programas de nutrición como el Programa Nacional de Almuerzos Escolares.

 


Siempre es buena idea llevar a tu niño(a) por un examen físico y de la vista antes de comenzar la escuela. La mayoría de las escuelas requieren que los estudiantes tengan sus vacunas al dia, y en veces piden documentación para demostrar que los niños están al tanto de sus estudios médicos. Investiga los requisitos de vacunación en tu estado y siempre ten a la mano copias de su historial médico.

 


Lleva un plan de lectura con tu hijo(a) por al menos 20 minutos al dia. Tu ejemplo reforzará la importancia de la literatura y ayudará a tu niño(a) a explorar nuevos mundos divertidos y aventuras juntos.

Adria Márquez es la Directora de Contenido Digital para el Departamento de Educación.

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Duke U. Lays Claim to $10 Million From Oilman’s Estate

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 24, 2016 - 12:12pm
The university filed probate-court papers on Tuesday seeking more than $9.9 million in what it says were unfunded pledges made by the oil and gas magnate Aubrey McClendon before his death, in March, reports The Wall Street Journal.
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Meet the Sex Shops in Austin, Tex., That Put the Cocks in ‘Cocks Not Glocks’

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 24, 2016 - 11:35am
The University of Texas flagship prohibits dildos in public but, thanks to the state’s new campus-carry law, allows guns. Students are protesting, and local proprietors are lending a hand.
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Meet the Sex Shops in Austin, Tex., That Put the Cocks in ‘Cocks Not Glocks’

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 24, 2016 - 11:35am
The University of Texas flagship prohibits dildos but, thanks to the state’s new campus-carry law, allows guns. Students are protesting, and local proprietors are lending a hand.
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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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