The return of college basketball, what it means, and why it matters

Welcome back, college hoops!

It seems like only yesterday that you were so abruptly taken away from us. Those terrible handful of days when plug after plug was pulled on the 2020 postseason, just as it was tipping off. A stack of conference tournaments shuttered, followed by what will forever be remembered as March Sadness.

Then again, it also seems like that was 37 years ago. That’s how the 2020 calendar has worked, or how it hasn’t worked. So much has changed about the world since March 12, and yet so much has not. Most of that list of stuff is bad, both what’s changed and what hasn’t. But you know what isn’t bad? You, college hoops. You are still awesome, and it feels equally awesome to finally have you back.

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Welcome back, Baylor Bears, with your returning four starters and your stonewall defense. Welcome back, Villanova Wildcats,

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Why Equitable Access To Quality Higher Education Matters More Than Ever

Today marks the third annual World Access to Higher Education Day (WAHED), an event held each year to raise global awareness around inequalities in access and success in higher education, and act as a catalyst for global change.

This time around, it would be fair to say that the issue of access to education, not least higher education, has never been at a more critical stage. Looking back over the past year, Covid-19 has wreaked havoc across the higher education sector, forcing universities in all corners of the world to adapt to new ways

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Money Matters: College education tax benefits

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Advice offered by Marc Hebert, president of The Harbor Group Inc., a certified financial planner. If you have any questions about finance or if you’d like to suggest a future topic, email [email protected]

As we all know, a college degree is expensive. The average cost of an in-state public school degree is $88,000 total. A degree from a private university costs more in the range of $200,000 total. Obtaining a college education can be important to some individuals. Having a degree may offer a more financially secure future and the ability to follow one’s dreams. The cost could be worth it.

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The federal government recognizes that students attaining a college education not only means greater earnings potential but also higher income taxes. As such, the government uses tax law to encourage college attendance. This article will look

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Equity in education matters

a close up of a book shelf: But some serious and unique barriers on equity and inclusiveness remain in India that need urgent attention.

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But some serious and unique barriers on equity and inclusiveness remain in India that need urgent attention.

By Ram Krishna Sinha

The education landscape in India has lately brightened up because of the new National Education Policy (NEP) as well as other factors. The rise of education technology (ed-tech) incorporating VR, AR, ‘gamification’, 3D immersive learning, etc, is contributing to the knowledge economy’s potential for large market size, calling for requisite policy support.

But some serious and unique barriers on equity and inclusiveness remain in India that need urgent attention. The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) defines two dimensions of equity in education. First is “fairness”, which means ensuring that personal and social circumstances do not prevent students from achieving their academic potential. The second is “inclusion”, which means setting a basic minimum standard for education that is shared by all students

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Tell Joe Biden and Kamala Harris that Black education matters

Politics influence educational equality. It’s been this way since the beginning. But why does the Democratic Party assume blacks will vote for them considering Democrats’ efforts to defund black educational freedom? Education has always meant black power, black liberty, black justice. The freedom of body and mind has always been the goal, and we will stop at nothing to achieve it — our black votes matter.

As early as 1635, white boys in this country had the freedom to learn. However, education equated to lawful death for enslaved blacks and imprisonment for whites who supported them or tried to teach them. Nonetheless, blacks educated themselves. There are accounts of writing tablets and books found in slave quarters, pit schools, and even eavesdropping on white classrooms to seize the opportunity to learn.

The Union victory in the Civil War not only gave blacks freedom, it also sparked the creation of

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Why science matters explored in online magazine

This year has challenged leaders, researchers and the public with thorny scientific questions, from the coronavirus pandemic to widespread misinformation on scientific issues.

The magazine is a collaboration of the Aspen Institute, a think tank that brings together a variety of public figures and private individuals to tackle thorny social issues, the digital science magazine Leapsmag and GOOD, a social impact company.

It’s packed with 15 in-depth articles about science with a view toward our campaign year.

Among them are the results of an August survey on adult Americans’ science priorities that show strong national support for basic science research, a piece on immigrant scientists, and a report on scientific issues facing the Navajo Nation and other Native communities.

There are also tips on how to avoid social media misinformation and a thought-provoking piece on how scientific experts are made into celebrities, sometimes with disastrous results.

“We need science for

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month reminds women to get checked; Support Education Matters team | Letters

Mammograms save lives

Once again it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, like the great comic Lily Tomlin, I’m looking for intelligent life on the planet … or, more specifically, some meaning for my own personal experience with the disease.

It really gives me a warm fuzzy feeling when a woman tells me she got a mammogram because I brought the matter to her attention (sometimes I just bug the hell out of someone until she makes that doctor’s appointment) and once someone told to me that I saved her life. Terrific! That’s as good as it gets.

To all my sister survivors, I urge you to try to get at least one woman, who has not been attentive, to get a mammogram. Of course, I would suggest skipping the scare tactics … just not a good way to achieve your objective. And if you can muster enough physical and emotional

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