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Smaller class size may not always be better

Education | International study questions conventional wisdom on student-teacher ratios
by Leigh Jones
Posted 11/21/18, 05:50 pm

U.S. schools have long emphasized small class sizes as the best environment for teaching and learning. But education experts don’t agree on the benefits, with dueling studies showing both significant and minimal effects.

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Calling Professor Corey

Higher Education | What was once satirical nonsense is now standard academic fare
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 11/20/18, 01:27 pm

Not the least of the pleasures you missed if you are a millennial or a Gen Xer is “Professor” Irwin Corey, “World’s Foremost Authority.” And that is how he was introduced—on Mike Douglas’ daytime show in the 1960s, on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show in the ’80s, and until old age. He died at 102 and required less and less of a studied stoop and unkempt hair for his shtick as the rambling academic on the interview circuit.

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Profile in courage: Isabella Chow

Religious Liberty | A Berkeley student leader’s pro-traditional marriage stance provoked a huge backlash
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/19/18, 03:24 pm

You may have read in newspapers or heard on The World and Everything in It what happened to Isabella Chow, one of the 20 members of the student senate at the University of California, Berkeley.  

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