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I was banned from the airliners.net photography forum by concerned moderators after the end of my lens started brushing against planes as they flew by.
The hardest refresh requires both a Mac keyboard and a Windows keyboard as a security measure, like how missile launch systems require two keys to be turned at once.
Once Per Day
I'm not totally locked into my routine—twice a year, I take a break to change the batteries in my smoke detectors.
Luckily for my interpretation, no precincts were won by the Green Party.
Magnetohydrodyanmics combines the intuitive nature of Maxwell's equations with the easy solvability of the Navier-Stokes equations. It's so straightforward physicists add
Air Force Museum
I had fun visiting the museum at Dover Air Force Base, unless they don't have a museum, in which case I've never been to Delaware in my life.
In the 90s, our variety radio station used the tagline
Sounds fine. I looked up the Academy, and it says on their MySpace page that their journal is peer-viewed and downloaded biannually.
On the other hand, as far as they know, my system is working perfectly.
Using the green plant playbook to design better energy tech
The transfer and storage of energy during photosynthesis is considered one of the world’s great marvels, and a new study has identified natural design principles within the process that could improve energy efficiency in new solar technology.
Social and Behavioral Sciences program granted department status at YSPH
Social and Behavioral Sciences is becoming a fully independent department within the Yale School of Public Health effective July 1. The Social and Behavioral Sciences Program was established in 2002 as part of what was then the Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology.
Commentary: What we are teaching black children
Writing in The New York Times, Chris Lebron, assistant professor of philosophy, discusses what young black Americans are learning "in the process of state-sanctioned killings of loved ones and of those who look like them, only bigger."
‘The Trojan Women’ at Yale Summer Cabaret laments Syrian war
An all-female production of E"The Trojan Women," which opened June 23 at the Yale Summer Cabaret, brings Euripides’ lamentation of war into the present day.
Having kids really can break your heart
Genes that aid in reproductive success also make people more prone to heart attacks, say scientists — a finding that will surprise few parents.
The Week Ender: Happenings June 23-25
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the University Friday-Sunday.
Study pinpoints protein key to fighting a common intestinal illness
Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhea in infants and young children worldwide. It is highly infectious and potentially deadly. The virus, which has evolved strategies to evade the immune system, is the focus of new research lead by immunologist Richard Flavell and published in Nature.
First printing of Declaration of Independence on view at Beinecke June 29-July 6
The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library will mark the anniversary of the nation’s founding with a special display of a major document of U.S, history from its collections: one of the 26 known surviving copies of the historic first printing of the Declaration of Independence.
Fiellin to head Yale College program to curb harm from alcohol, drugs
Dr. Lynn Fiellin has been appointed as director of the Alcohol and Other Drug Harm Reduction Initiative (AODHRI) at Yale College, according an announcement by Dean Jonathan Holloway.
University statement on the Northern Pass hydropower transmission line
Recently, Yale has been asked to intervene in the development of a 192-mile transmission line, known as Northern Pass, that would bring hydropower from Quebec to New Hampshire and other New England States.
Jazz and the Literary Imagination
The often-heard cliché that “writing about music is like dancing about architecture”—which has been variously attributed to Thelonious Monk, William S. Burroughs, Frank Zappa, Martin Mull, Laurie Anderson, and Elvis Costello, among others—seems to take for granted that it’s ludicrous to use one e...
Russia’s Story of War
As the role Russia plays on the world stage continues to face extreme scrutiny, from the ongoing investigation into their part in the American election to international impatience with Putin’s steadfast support for Assad in Syria, it becomes increasingly important to understand how Russians thems...
What Kind of World Shall We Make Together?
In the immediate wake of President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, Jed Purdy wrote at Dissent about the ironic possibility of Trump’s action forcing an overdue sense of emergency. Purdy sees in the agonized response to Trump’s announcement a sense tha...
On Literary Chronology
This month brings the publication of A New Literary History of Modern China, a volume that amasses 161 essays by 143 authors under the editorship of David Der-wei Wang. Intended for readers interested in understanding modern China through its literary and cultural dynamics, the book follows the s...
The Idea of the Muslim World
President Trump’s weekend address in Saudi Arabia, a centerpiece of his first foreign trip since taking office, was billed as an address to the “Muslim world,” much in the same way as President Obama’s 2009 speech in Cairo. Though Trump’s focus on the threat of Iran undercut the notion of Muslim ...
Recognition for Translators
Since 1986, the French-American Foundation has awarded annual translation prizes for the best translation from French to English in fiction and nonfiction. We’re extremely pleased to see the translators of three HUP projects among the five nonfiction finalists for the 2017 prize: Nicholas Elliott...
The Origins of the American Antiquities Act
Citing “abuses of power by previous administrations,” President Trump last week signed an order directing the Interior Department to review national monuments created under the American Antiquities Act since 1996. The “Presidential Order on the Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act” ca...
A Life of Miłosz
Andrzej Franaszek’s Miłosz is the first full biography of Polish poet, essayist, and Nobel Laureate Czesław Miłosz. Miłosz was born in 1911, died in 2004, and was a witness to and participant in almost all of the crucial events of a century full of pain. Indeed, what comes across strongly in Fran...
On Jurij Striedter
Jurij Striedter, a prolific and influential scholar and a Harvard fixture for decades, passed away in June 2016. Below, in remarks prepared for a memorial held last month, Executive Editor for the Humanities Lindsay Waters recalls his long effort to bring a Jurij Striedter book to HUP. ----- I as...
Rights, Action, and Social Responsibility
Earlier this month, De Gruyter and a number of its partner presses—of which we’re one—launched a portal to provide educational institutions with free access to a collection of books and articles across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Dubbed “Rights, Action, and Social Responsibilit...
Fairness favored in Europe’s refugee crisis
Stanford scholars surveyed 18,000 citizens of 15 European countries and found that they support allocating asylum seekers proportional to each country’s capacity, even if the number of asylum seekers to their own countries would increase.
Corals may hold cancer insights
Stanford researchers are exploring how corals that re-colonized Bikini Atoll after nuclear bomb tests 70 years ago have adapted to persistent radiation. Their work is featured in a PBS series.
Climate change – there’s still time to act: Noah Diffenbaugh at TEDxStanford
Professor Diffenbaugh studies the climate system, including the extreme events that affect agriculture, water resources and human health.
Early cardiology care linked to lower risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation
Patients with the irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation who got early cardiology care had a reduced risk of stroke, probably because they were more likely to be prescribed anticoagulants, Stanford researchers found.
Black holes appear to be orbiting each other
After 12 years observing black holes at the center of an amalgam of ancient galaxies, a multi-institution team, including Stanford’s Roger Romani, may have recorded the smallest-ever movement of an object across the sky.
Stanford law professor weighs in on Supreme Court’s decision to hear travel ban case
Stanford law professor Jayashri Srikantiah discusses the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the Trump Administration’s appeals about Trump’s executive order banning travel of certain nationals from Muslim-majority countries.
Stanford scientists create a cellular guillotine for studying single-cell wound repair
In an effort to understand how single cells heal, mechanical engineer Sindy Tang developed a microscopic guillotine that efficiently cuts cells in two. Learning more about single-cell wound repair could lead to self-healing materials and machines.
Self-affirmation plays role in minority students’ college success
African American and Latino students who completed self-affirming writing exercises in middle school took more challenging courses and were more likely to enroll in college, among other positive outcomes.
Why working from home is a ‘future-looking technology’
Companies and employees benefit from workplace flexibility, says Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom.
Inspirational Stanford athlete Tyrone McGraw dies at 29
Born into difficult circumstances, the two-sport Cardinal athlete in track and football was dedicated to public service.
New names for campus spaces honoring Nobel laureates Morrison, Lewis take effect July 1
Effective Saturday, July 1, the West College building on the Princeton campus will be named in honor of Nobel laureate and emeritus faculty member Toni Morrison, and the major auditorium at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs will be named for Nobel laureate and former f...
Behind the scenes: The Princeton-Fung Global Forum asks 'Can Liberty Survive the Digital Age?'
The Princeton-Fung Global Forum, held earlier this year in Berlin, Germany, addressed the timely and urgent question, “Can Liberty Survive the Digital Age?” Take a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the Princeton-Fung Global Forum, as well as highlights from each panel.
TigerTalks in the City discuss faculty 'Breakthrough Books'
Last month, the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council (PEC), in partnership with Princeton University Press, held a TigerTalks in the City on "Breakthrough Books," featuring four Princeton faculty members discussing their most recent books, all published by PUP, in New York City.
Staff writing contest winners illuminate the overlooked and underappreciated
Four Princeton staff members have been honored for their essays in the third annual Princeton Writes essay contest, which invited University staff to share their thoughts on something they believe is overlooked or underappreciated at Princeton.
Kastner opens frontiers for young minds
Princeton professor Sabine Kastner is helping explain neuroscience to curious young minds through an academic journal for children and outreach activities on campus.
O'Toole receives Orwell Prize for Journalism
Fintan O'Toole, a visiting lecturer in theater and the Lewis Center for the Arts, has been awarded the Orwell Prize for Journalism for his commentary on the Brexit referendum.
Summer at Princeton
While most of our students are away, campus is still bustling during the summer. Check out the updated Princeton Summer website for news and information on activities and resources on campus and around town, including recreation, dining, libraries and more.
STEM event spurs interest in engineering for Harlem schoolchildren
At the 4th annual Harlem Prep to Princeton Program, organized by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering’s graduate program, schoolchildren from New York City learned about the science, technology and math (STEM) fields. The young scientists spent the day exploring multiple labs, w...
Employee retirements: June 2017
An updated list of University employee retirements, released in June 2017.
Employee obituaries: June 2017
An updated list of University employee obituaries released in June 2017.
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Inside The NAACP’s Fight To Stop Betsy DeVos From Expanding Charter Schools
The nation's oldest civil rights organization is gearing up for a bigger battle with education reformers.
Black Girls Are Viewed As Less Innocent Than White Girls Starting At Age 5: Study
The "adultification" of black girls leads to harsher disciplinary treatment, researchers found.
Holocaust Education Must Expand Beyond The Classroom
Rising anti-Semitism, Holocaust distortion and continued misstatements prove we must transform and expand Holocaust education
Karyn Parsons Is Telling The Stories Of Little-Known Black Icons
Hilary Banks is now a history buff, y'all.
Arizona’s Mexican-American Studies Ban Goes To Trial
A judge will decide whether Republicans discriminated against Hispanic students by banning classes that focused on Latino culture.
Incoming Georgetown Student Struggles To Pay For School That Sold Her Family Into Slavery
Elizabeth Thomas received preferential status but she believes the school could be doing more.
Rihanna's Tweeting World Leaders About Their Plans To Fund Education
Because she's constantly work, work, working to better our world.
What Are Schools Really Saying When They Reward Perfect Attendance?
I sat at the back of the hall at my daughter’s school end-of-year assembly smiling as the choir sang, the oldest class performed
Arizona’s Alt-Cert Law Replaces 'Teachers' With 'Persons' In Its Classrooms
Have a bachelor’s degree but are out of work for a while? Your online degree from a no-name college doesn’t wow potential
4th Grader Makes Viral Tearjerking Video About Being Racially Bullied At School
The student is speaking out after being called “servant” and “Nutella” by peers.
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Mozart, Britten, Knussen and Françaix: A Tribute to Janet CD review – deft and radical
Britten Oboe Quartet/Daniel(Harmonia Mundi)Formed by members of the Britten Sinfonia, the Britten Oboe Quartet makes its debut on disc with a collection dedicated to the memory of Janet Craxton, who died in 1981, at the age of 52. She was a prominent figure in British contemporary music in the 60...
8 Minutes review – dancers and scientists make a stunning cosmic voyage
Sadler’s Wells, LondonAlexander Whitley’s poetic and playful creation captures the alien unknowableness of the universe, as well as its visual magicEight minutes is the time it takes for the sun’s light to reach the Earth: it’s also the title of Alexander Whitley’s new work, which is inspired by ...
Paddington Bear author Michael Bond dies aged 91
Creator of marmalade-loving bear from Peru, whose last story was published in April, has died after a short illnessMichael Bond, the creator of the beloved children’s character Paddington Bear, has died aged 91.Bond, who published his first book, A Bear Called Paddington, about the marmalade-lovi...
The art of taking the perfect Glastonbury photo
From stars and politicians on stage to capturing some of the festival’s more unusual characters, Guardian photographer David Levene explains the art of taking the perfect Glastonbury photoThis Katy Perry photograph was a glimpsed moment, as she emerged from all that pink. Most of the rest of the ...
Philip Pullman raises £30,000 for Grenfell Tower in character name auction
Nur Huda el-Wahabi to be commemorated in a volume of Pullman’s The Book of Dust as part of an authors’ fundraising drive that has topped £150,000A fundraising auction supported by authors including Margaret Atwood, Jacqueline Wilson and Philip Pullman has raised more than £150,000 to support resi...
Roots, Radicals and Rockers by Billy Bragg review – the skiffle moment and how it changed music
In 1957 the skiffle craze swept Britain and John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Van Morrison, Jimmy Page and Roger Daltrey all joined bandsSkiffle reached its apogee in 1957. The blandness of a hit parade dominated by crooners and novelty songs was disrupted not just by Lonnie Donegan’s several successf...
Beer, Bach, tweets and Tavener: mixing up the classical concert
Can a concert that throws out all the things about the classical experience that puts many people off succeed in attracting a new audience? Cheltenham festival are having a goWhat’s that about how you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink? Taking a classical music non-believer – ...
A General Theory of Oblivion review – a new perspective on Angola
José Eduardo Agualusa’s prize-winning novel shows us Angolan independence through the eyes of a woman who has barricaded herself into her apartmentBased on a true story, Angolan author Agualusa’s beautifully sprawling and poetic novel, translated by Daniel Hahn, about a Portuguese woman who walls...
One-off £1.6m boost for libraries leaves long-term future in question
Seven library organisations are to receive four-year Arts Council England grants, against a backdrop of continuing cuts in local government supportCampaigners have given a cautious welcome to new Arts Council England (ACE) support for short-term public library projects, but questioned whether the...
Mitridate, Re di Ponto review – spectacular Mozart fireworks in sweet-wrapper costumes
Royal Opera House, LondonChristophe Rousset conducts an impressive cast in Graham Vick’s colourful, energised account of Mozart’s early operaIt’s 26 years since Mitridate first stamped self-consciously downstage, all canary-yellow silk, shining breastplate and lustrous locks, in Graham Vick’s pro...
China Is Developing An Underwater Probe To Bolster Claims In Disputed Seas
A Chinese deep-sea exploration craft will check out fish, minerals and more in seas claimed by other Asian countries. There's no way to know whether it's linked to China's military.
What the Latest Jobs Report Means for Your Job Search
Are the odds in your favor?
Grads of LifeVoice: One Company's Solution For Filling The Coming Demand For Home Care Providers
By 2024, home care occupations are projected to add more jobs than any other single occupation and is among the top 10 fastest-growing occupations.
We Need To Stop Teachers Leaving Or Our Students Will Suffer
The gap between the number of new teachers and those quitting is narrowing, and without urgent action departures could well overtake new recruits
Your Trusted Legal Adviser May Not Be A Lawyer
Legal 'practice' is being redefined. Many 'legal tasks' are no longer performed by law firm lawyers. A new group of legal experts--many of whom are not lawyers--is reengineering the delivery of legal services. Your trusted legal adviser may not be a lawyer.
Is Neurodiversity The Right Talent Path For Your Organization?
We all know teams with diverse backgrounds, disciplinary training, gender, culture, and other individual qualities perform better than homogenous teams. And now it seems that neurodiverse teams may have an even stronger advantage.
Old Rivalries Continue, Newbies Shine In Week 2 Of #MyTopCollege 2017
California State University, Fresno currently leads Week 2 of the annual #MyTopCollege social media campaign by Forbes.
Sir Ken Robinson: Finding Market Pressures To Innovate Education
This habit of tradition and routine is exactly why education has remained woefully behind the times. In the business of education, we don’t have the usual market pressures that require innovation. Public education is a monopoly with no real competition to require forward movement.
Golden State Warriors Defy Norm Again By Not Selecting One-And-Done In NBA Draft
The Warriors dominance can be credited to selecting veteran college players. They continued that trend by selecting junior Jordan Bell out of Oregon Thursday evening.
How A College Football Player's Media Boycott Misses The Mark
It's Marcell Frazier's right to stop speaking to the media. It's a nearsighted move that provides a lesson to all on how not to deal with the local press.
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What’s Going On in This Picture? | Sept. 19, 2016
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation about what you see and why via a live, moderated discussion from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern.
Do College Rankings Really Matter?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of consulting published lists of top colleges and universities?
Article of the Day | ‘I, Too, Sing America’
What objects and experiences will be part of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture?
Word of the Day + Quiz | adorn
This word has appeared in 106 New York Times articles in the past year.
Film Club | Jay Z: ‘The War on Drugs Is an Epic Fail’
In this short Op-Ed film, Jay Z describes in detail why the United States government's four-decade war on drugs is unjust and ineffective.
Do You Want Your Parents to Stop Asking You ‘How Was School?’
How do you talk about school with your parents? Do they ask you how your day was every afternoon? Or does school only come up when you're in trouble?
Article of the Day | ‘Can Teenage Defiance Be Manipulated for Good?’
Someone quoted in the article you are about to read says "There are two adolescent imperatives: to resist authority and to contribute to community." Do you agree? Why or why not?
Picture Prompt | Speech Bubble
What do you think this image is saying? How does it relate to recent news events?
Word of the Day + Quiz | parsimony
This word has appeared in three New York Times articles in the past year.
Bello: Latin America’s campus revolution
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; Latin America has had a boom in universities. Now it needs to make them better Print Headline:&nbsp; The campus revolution ...
The Economist explains: Why Harvard Business School is under fire
Main image:&nbsp; HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL (HBS) has come under the cosh this month. A new book, “The Golden Passport” by Duff McDonald, argues that HBS has lost its crown as the top business school in America and also become a bree...
Schumpeter: Harvard Business School risks going from great to good
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; A confidential memorandum to the senior faculty of Harvard Business School Print Headline:&nbsp; From great to good Print...
Class warfare: Growing competition between universities is changing student life
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; Competition between universities is hotting up. That is changing student life Print Headline:&nbsp; Class warfare Print F...
The shaping of the law in America: Why the American legal system is so flexible
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; A book on law professors illuminates the bitterly contested ideas behind the fight for the Supreme Court and the founding principles of America Print Headline:&nbsp; ...
An academic dispute: A plan to shake up British universities meets opposition in the House of Lords
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; The Lords fight the government’s plans to reshape higher education Print Headline:&nbsp; An academic dispute Print Fly Ti...
Learning and earning: Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; Technological change demands stronger and more continuous connections between education and employment, says Andrew Palmer. The faint outlines of such a system are now emerging Print Headli...
Business schools: Campus vs beach
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; The full-time MBA is under pressure from specialist degrees and online education Print Headline:&nbsp; Campus vs beach Pr...
Race and university admissions: Why the Supreme Court upheld the University of Texas’s affirmative action programme
UNTIL last week, Justice Anthony Kennedy, a 28-year veteran on the Supreme Court bench, had never voted to uphold a race-based affirmative action policy. But on June 23rd, he did just that, writing an opinion that disappointed the supporters of Abigail Fisher (pictured), a white woman who felt sh...
Computing boot-camps: Risks and rewards
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A New Kind of Tech Job Emphasizes Skills, Not a College Degree
Programs promoting a skills-based labor market are gaining momentum and changing the way people are hired and trained for tech and other jobs.
Cuomo Calls Special Session to Address de Blasio’s Expiring Control of City Schools
The special session, which the governor has the power to call under the state constitution, comes at the end of a fractious eight months.
New York’s Top Court Narrows Suit Seeking More Money for Schools
The court said the plaintiffs could not rely on an earlier ruling or a 2007 formula, and must make their case district by district.
Education Disrupted: How Silicon Valley Pushed Coding Into American Classrooms
Code.org, a tech-backed nonprofit, is pressing schools to teach computer science. But are tech firms swaying education to serve their own interests?
On Campus, Failure Is on the Syllabus
A Smith College initiative called “Failing Well” is one of a crop of university programs that aim to help high achievers cope with basic setbacks.
On Campus: College Students Want to Talk About Sex. They Just Don’t Know How.
There is a lot more to consent than “yes means yes” and “no means no.”
A Battle Over Prayer in Schools Tests Canada’s Multiculturalism
In a diverse Ontario community, Friday Prayer for Muslims has set off an uproar over religious accommodation in public schools.
Does It Matter Who Runs New York City’s Schools?
Mayoral control of education in New York City is in limbo. Experts say school boards can also be effective, but may be less accountable in a city challenged by poverty.
Preaching the Value of Social Studies, in a Second Career
As a principal, Anna Switzer believed children learned best by diving deep into topics like the Brooklyn Bridge. Now she is taking her method to other schools.
Turkey Drops Evolution From Curriculum, Angering Secularists
A chapter on evolution will no longer appear in ninth graders’ textbooks because it is considered too “controversial” an idea, an education official said.
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Računarstvo u društvenim naukama
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Freedom of information | Politics | The Guardian
Despite some progress in addressing information requests from the public and media, state institutions are still cloaked in secrecy, said the country’s commissioner for information of public interest.
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Soybean Diplomacy: New U.S. Ambassador to China Touts Agricultural Trade
Terry Branstad touted trade as he took the helm of an important diplomatic mission that has been mired in uncertainty under the Trump administration.
Merkel Opens Way for Vote on Gay Marriage
German lawmakers cleared the way for an early vote to legalize same-sex marriage after Chancellor Angela Merkel dropped her opposition to it, a move that frustrated some conservatives but deprived her opponents of a possible campaign issue.
Goodbye, Beijing: Chinese Immigrants Embrace Hong Kong Way of Life
In the 20 years since Britain gave Hong Kong back to China, a wave of immigrants from the mainland have flooded the city and they have become the newest protectors of local uniqueness.
India's New Tax System Sparks Strikes and Protests
India’s ambitious plans to overhaul the country’s complex tax structure is triggering strikes, protests and delays as businesses say they aren’t ready for the new system, which is set to start on Saturday.
NATO Allies Up Military Spending
Allied military spending will increase about $12 billion this year, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization announced, moving in a direction pushed by President Donald Trump.
U.S. Warns Syria Over Chemical Weapons
The Pentagon said it has seen signs that Syria is preparing to use chemical weapons, setting the stage for a new showdown with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Jihadists Are Seeking Beachheads in Asia, U.S. Admiral Warns
Islamic State-aligned militants’ onslaught in the southern Philippines should be a wake-up call to Asia that jihadists returning from the Middle East are seeking to open new fronts in the region, the commander of U.S. Pacific forces said.
Maduro's Claims of Helicopter Attack Contested
President Nicolás Maduro said a helicopter dropped grenades on the Supreme Court in a terror attack, though opposition figures called his claims a diversion orchestrated to deflect from the government’s attempts to neuter state institutions outside its control.
Brazil President Vows to Fight Charges
Brazilian President Michel Temer on Tuesday vowed to stay in power and fight the bribery charges filed against him, inflaming a bitter political divide in a country battered by successive corruption scandals.
Cyberattacks Hit Major Companies Across Globe
Global businesses, including Merck, Maersk and Rosneft, reported significant cyberattacks against their computer systems that experts said was ransomware.
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9 Myths About the FSA ID
The FSA ID is a username and password that students, parents, and borrowers must use to log on to certain U.S. Department of Education websites such as fafsa.gov, StudentAid.gov, and StudentLoans.gov. The FSA ID is a secure way to access and sign important documents without using personally ident...
John F. Kennedy Centennial Celebration an Opportunity to Strengthen Civic Engagement
“Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You – Ask What You Can Do For Your Country.” – President John F. Kennedy, 1961 This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the birth of one of the most celebrated presidents in our nation’s history, John F. Kennedy. To commemorate the occasion, the John F. Ke...
“What Is Education?” Elevated Thought Students Respond Via the Arts
For students from Lawrence, Massachusetts, the answer to “What is education?” comes best through the arts — painting, drawing, photography, narrative, poetry, music, and film – and through their own context as passionate learners in a historically immigrant, low-income community north of Boston. ...
Apprenticeship Program Helps Students Find And Fund Their Passions
Ask anyone in America what they would expect to see when walking through an American high school, and the last thing they’d probably say is a group of students building a house! Yet that’s exactly what goes on each and every day at the Academy of Construction and Design (ACAD), located at the Int...
What the World Can Teach Us: International Lessons on Choice and Innovation in Education
Every student in the United States deserves a great education. And, every parent in this country – regardless of background, income or zip code – deserves the right to choose the school that is best for his or her child. To achieve that goal, Secretary DeVos has called for “a transformation that ...
U.S. Department of Education Launches Revamped IDEA Website
The new and improved Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) website has arrived! During the last two months, more than 130 of you have taken the time to offer thoughtful feedback as to what you would like to see in a revamped IDEA website. Thank you for your important and informative ...
Sixth Cohort of U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Announced
On May 4th, the U.S. Department of Education named the 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS), District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees. Across the country, 45 schools, nine districts, and nine postsecondary institutions are being honore...
A Passion for Her Students’ Success: National Teacher of the Year Sydney Chaffee
At the end of each school year, I use my final class to share a last lecture on things I learned from my students. They are generally surprised by the concept of a teacher learning, but teachers are by nature learners, always seeking new opportunities to grow. Recently, I had one of those opport...
The President’s Budget: Simplifying Funding for Postsecondary Education
“Go forth into the world and turn your hopes and dreams into action. America has always been the land of dreams because America is a nation of true believers.” – President Trump, Liberty University 2017 Commencement In today’s world, one important key to success – one way for more Americans to ...
The President’s Budget: Maintaining Support for our Most Vulnerable Students
“We must never lose sight of our mission: providing each child with the chance to pursue a great education in a safe and nurturing environment.” – Secretary Betsy DeVos, March 20, 2017 President Trump believes that every student – regardless of background or circumstance – deserves to fulfill h...
Where do educators' off-site activities conflict with their responsibility to care for kids?
A principal at a New Orleans charter school was recently fired for allegedly attending a protest of the removal of a Confederate statue, which has raised questions of biases in schools.
California, Pennsylvania disrupt the two-year business model
The states are launching alternative community colleges which use virtual models to target unemployed or underemployed adults or potential students located in rural regions.
Maryland schools get new rating system
A five-star system will take effect this fall, as part of the state's accountability plan for the rollout of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Texas' public college admins lead the pack on salaries
Data published by The Chronicle for Higher Education shows two college system heads and one president each pocketed $1 million or higher last fiscal year, and a total of seven executives earned more than $700,000.
How can educators measure and predict grit in their students?
YouthTruth data on student perceptions of the school climate shows that development of grit in a student can be determined by three key predictors.
Mold in schools a costly residual of deferred maintenance projects
Mold can be an issue in K-12 schools and on college campuses, and can lead to health problems, but the cost of cleanup can stretch into the six figure amounts, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Tuesday at ISTE 2017: Looking beyond 'single stories,' rethinking class design
While the announcements slowed, the day still saw new CTE offerings from zSpace, new charging and storage solutions from Belkin, and more.
University email addresses especially prone to cyber theft, report finds
A new report from The Digital Citizens Alliance details not only why university .edu emails are so susceptible to theft and use in the dark web, but also which institutions are most vulnerable to this trend.
Protests, transparency and the changing face of higher ed
Panelists at Tuesday's Council on Higher Education Accreditation meeting covered a wide range of pressing topics in the industry.
Protests, transparency and the changing face of higher ed
Panelists at Tuesday's Council on Higher Education Accreditation meeting covered a wide range of pressing topics in the industry.
Child Care Centers Often Don't Hire The Most Qualified Teachers, Study Shows
Child care centers don't necessarily hire the most qualified teachers. A new study shows that child care centers pick applicants who are in the middle of the pack.
I Am Learning Inglés: A Dual-Language Comic
In a dual-language classroom, sometimes you're the student and sometimes you're the teacher. Here's what it's like for 6-year-old Merari.
Every Senior Applied To College At This Washington, D.C., High School
For the first time, every single Ballou High School senior applied and was accepted to college. NPR takes a look at what's next for the low-income high school in southeast Washington, D.C.
Supreme Court Rules Religious School Can Use Taxpayer Funds For Playground
In a closely watched case about church and state, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that a religious school was entitled to state funding for playground resurfacing under a state program for nonprofits.
How To Pick Kids' Apps For The Backseat This Summer
Screen time can be more than a distraction if you follow these principles.
School Vouchers Get 2 New Report Cards
New research from Indiana and Louisiana provides clarity in the voucher debate.
Wisconsin Pushes University Free Speech Bill
The Wisconsin State Assembly passed the Campus Free Speech Act in the House, which would suspend or expel University of Wisconsin students who disrupt a campus speaker they disagree with.
These Teachers Are Learning Gun Skills To Protect Students, They Say
This week more than a dozen educators in Colorado received advanced weapons training and safety.
In D.C., A Politics Camp For Girls
The Young Women's Political Leadership Program in Washington, D.C. brings dozens of high school girls together each summer to talk about the mechanics and challenges of entering politics.
Schools Let Students Take Laptops Home In Hopes Of Curbing 'Summer Slide'
More districts are letting students take computers home for the summer. Officials hope the devices help fill in learning gaps, but experts say parents must play a role to make the lending effective.