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Of course, everyone has their own profile. There are morning arguers, hangry arguers, meal-time arguers, late-night arguers, and people who get in a meta-argument over what their argument timing is, dredge up examples of past arguments, and end up fighting over THOSE again as well.
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People keep telling me to use the radio but I really hate making voice calls.
Self-Driving Car Milestones
I'm working on a car capable of evaluating arbitrarily complex boolean expressions on
This works for a surprising range of sunlit things, including rooftops (sure), highway surfaces (probably not), sailboats (maybe), and jets, cars, and wild deer (haha good luck).
The symbol for degrees Felsius is an average of the Euro symbol (€) and the Greek lunate epsilon (ϵ).
It's important to note that while the effective size of the dog can be arbitrarily large, it's not any more of a good dog than the two original dogs.
The Moon and the Great Wall
And arguably sunspots, on rare occasions. But even if they count, it takes ideal conditions and you might hurt your eyes.
No horse has yet managed the elusive Quadruple Crown—winning the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, the Belmont Stakes, and the Missouri Horse Hole.
Yale VP Bruce Alexander appointed to commission to advise Governor Malloy
The new Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth will offer the governor and General Assembly recommendations on issues such as taxes and spending.
Firoz Academy aims to bring education and jobs to troubled regions
The Yalie-founded startup provides instruction in English, math and technology, as well as leadership skills, to high school students in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Opportunities to vaccinate young women against HPV missed at alarming rate
Among women aged 18-26 eligible for vaccination, two-thirds have had “missed opportunity” visits with health care providers, according to Yale research.
Millennials are drowning and they need a new safety net
The economic challenges facing America’s millennials aren’t “their” problem. They are our problem. And the test of our democracy is whether we can tackle them.
842 Early Action applicants admitted to Class of 2022
The 842 students come from a pool of 5,733 total Early Action applicants, representing a just under 15% acceptance rate. They will have until May 1 to accept.
Programming for laughs: A.I. tries its hand at humor at YSEAS
Artificial intelligence can beat chess champs, but can it come up with a good joke? Thanks to computational linguistics, the answer might be “yes.”
The Wine Lover’s Daughter: A Memoir
Anne Fadiman, Francis Writer in Residence and adjunct professor of English (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Climate benefits of wind and solar outweigh costs of ‘hidden’ emissions
While green technologies like solar and wind do create some carbon emissions, they prevent much more by displacing fossil fuels, according to a new study.
Webinar: Improving sex and gender equity in health research
YaleWomen hosts this thought-provoking discussion, a “call to action” about the failure of the medical establishment to address women's health needs.
Heidi Brooks on engagement and creativity in the workplace: SOM Insights
How can leaders foster a culture where worker engagement and creativity are the norm? Yale SOM’s Heidi Brooks offers an array of techniques and tactics.
“A Masterpiece of Scholarly Production”
In the spring of 2016 we published a major new edition of Emily Dickinson’s verse, the only extant volume of Dickinson’s complete poems that distinguishes between those she delicately preserved in her storied fascicles and those she treated with somewhat less care. Painstakingly edited by Dickins...
The Future of Russia as an Energy Superpower
Russia’s energy wealth has long been the main pillar of the country’s economy, but what’s the long-term future of that financial security in a world that is gradually moving toward decarbonization? Thane Gustafson, whose Wheel of Fortune: The Battle for Oil and Power in Russia we recently release...
The Paradise Papers: Why You Should Care
The trove of records known as the “Paradise Papers” unveiled this week by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has exposed the financial hideaways of iconic brands and power brokers across the political spectrum. Among the revelations resulting from the leak have been ...
Social Media and Scholarship (and Impeachment)
On November 10th 2016, it was reported that Google searches for “How to impeach a president” had increased by 4,850%. Fast forward a year, and impeachment is still frequently discussed—and still widely misunderstood. And so last week we published Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide, by Harvard’s Cass ...
Transpatialization: A New Look at the Old Question of How the Modern World Was Formed
Greater Syria—the region known in Arabic as Bilad al-Sham—is roughly coterminous with the modern nation states of Israel/Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria. In The Middle East and the Making of the Modern World, historian Cyrus Schayegh offers a new history of the region from 1850 to 1950 that...
Social Breakdown in Revolutionary Russia
In Crime and Punishment in the Russian Revolution: Mob Justice and Police in Petrograd, historian Tsuyoshi Hasegawa offers a new perspective on the revolutionary year from March 1917 to March 1918 by examining a frightening rise in violent crime that threatened the daily life of ordinary citizens...
“Reminder: Race Is Not a Costume”
In an effort to help forestall the donning of racist Halloween costumes, Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. took the time last week to explain the painful history of blackface and minstrel shows. He was joined in that effort by none other than CUNY Professor Eric Lott, whose writing and thinki...
“Genius Grants” for Sunil Amrith and Viet Thanh Nguyen
Among the twenty-four members of the 2017 class of MacArthur Fellows—recipients of the so-called “Genius Grant”—are two recent HUP authors: Sunil Amrith, whose Crossing the Bay of Bengal: The Furies of Nature and the Fortunes of Migrants we published in 2013, and Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of 2016...
Stuart Halls Fateful Triangle
The Fateful Triangle: Race, Ethnicity, and Nation, new this month, is the first publication of the W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures delivered by Stuart Hall in 1994. Hall, a Jamaican-born theorist and a founding father of the field of cultural studies, said that his aim in the lectures was to update Du ...
The Problem with Privatization
“I’m going to get good contractors and push the hell out of them,” said Donald Trump. Though the sentiment jibes with any number of declarations made on the campaign trail and since taking office, the exact quote actually dates from 1986, when Trump was making a push to take charge of work to rev...
Students enhance computers and robots with touch
Students in Allison Okamura’s freshman Introductory Seminar designed touch-based devices to help pedestrians navigate, enhance a classic game and create depth perception for the blind.
Vintage film offers new insights about Antarctica
Applying modern film scanning technology and machine learning to a rare trove of historical airborne radar measurements could provide new insights about how Antarctica’s ice sheets will change in a warming world.
Political reckoning of authoritarians in the face of crises
Political scientist Anna Grzymala-Busse finds that authoritarians face a choice in the face of change: try to cling to power, exit governing or reinvent themselves as democrats. It’s those who reinvent themselves as newly minted democrats who fare the worst in the long run.
Stanford community participates in intuitive/rational creative exercise
Artist and lecturer Pamela Davis Kivelson created a participatory performance piece with violinist and scientist Lucy Liuxuan Zhang and Stanford postdoctoral scholar Xiaohan Zhang.
Humanities research in the digital age
Since the earliest civilizations, people have recorded their thoughts and experiences through storytelling, art, philosophy and other forms of expression. In today’s digital age, scholars are advancing humanities research with tools like visual mapping and computation to better probe questions of...
Bolstering alliances in a changing world
U.S. foreign policy should focus on strengthening, not weakening, its worldwide alliances, said Kori Schake, a Hoover Institution research fellow. That is especially true if the United States seeks to avoid conflict with China, the top challenger to the current international order.
Stanford faculty earn grants to improve undergraduate STEM education
Carl Wieman and Elizabeth Hadly are two of this year’s HHMI Professors, each proposing new ways of improving undergraduate STEM education.
Remembering Konrad Reuland
A year after Konrad Reuland’s far-too-early passing, the former Stanford tight end continues to live on in the heartbeat of a fellow athlete, the memories of his family and friends, and in the indomitable spirit of a young girl.
Redwood City campus moves ahead
The buildings are taking shape at Stanford's new campus, while a variety of other planning activities are progressing in anticipation of the campus opening in 2019.
Axis powers miscalculated after early advantages in WW II
By 1942, the Axis powers seemed invincible. But the course of the war soon changed in ways that offer lessons for the U.S. and its allies in today’s world.
Romero, alumnus Fishman elected to American Law Institute
The American Law Institute has elected 44 new members including Ramona Romero, general counsel of Princeton University, and Paul Fishman, Class of 1978, who is a distinguished visiting fellow at Seton Hall University School of Law.
Artificial intelligence helps accelerate progress toward efficient fusion reactions
Before scientists can effectively capture and deploy fusion energy, they must learn to predict major disruptions that can halt fusion reactions and damage the walls of doughnut-shaped fusion devices called tokamaks. Today, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics La...
Sengupta receives top Bell Labs Prize for pioneering transceiver technology
Kaushik Sengupta, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at Princeton, has received the top 2017 Bell Labs Prize.
Weisenfeld receives NEH grant for project on psychiatry, race and African American religion
Professor Judith Weisenfeld has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the project "Psychiatry, Race and African American Religion in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries."
Hope for autism: Optogenetics shines light on social interactions
Ilana Witten's research, identifying a neural link between spatial learning and socialization, hints at new avenues to help people with social behavior disorders that affect their prefrontal cortex.
'Jane Austen: Then and Now'
2017 marks the bicentennial of Jane Austen’s death, and a course at Princeton is commemorating the author's life and legacy today.
President Eisgruber becomes founding member of higher education immigration group
Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber and 28 other college and university presidents and chancellors have joined a new Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration as founding members.
Hydraulic fracturing negatively impacts infant health
Health risks increase for infants born to mothers living within 2 miles of a hydraulic fracturing site, according Princeton researchers.
Princeton offers early action admission to 799 students for Class of 2022
Princeton University has offered admission to 799 students from a pool of 5,402 candidates who applied through single-choice early action for the Class of 2022. The pool was the largest in the last seven years, representing an 8 percent increase over last year’s early applicant pool and a 57 perc...
Luke Gamble, finding growth and community through tennis
In his four years as a member of the varsity tennis team, Princeton senior Luke Gamble has achieved in the classroom, succeeded on the court, and served in the community.
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This ‘Forgotten’ Part Of Special Education Could Lead To Better Outcomes For Students
Many former special education students struggle to find good-paying jobs, and high schools are partly to blame.
What School Safety Looks Like 5 Years After Sandy Hook
“To my 14-year-old, a lockdown drill is just ‘a thing.’ It’s just like a fire drill.”
These Schools Get Millions Of Tax Dollars To Discriminate Against LGBTQ Students
You might not even know you're helping.
Reflections On Newtown, Five Years Later
I love Newtown. I love the people. I love the landscape. I love the annual Labor Day parade. I love it more now, having watched
Where To Donate To Honor Each Of The 26 Sandy Hook Shooting Victims
Thursday marks five years since the horrific tragedy in Newtown.
Killing The Golden Goose
The GOP tax bill contains several provisions that will undercut America's colleges and universities.
This 16-Year-Old Opening His Harvard Acceptance Letter Is Pure Black Joy
Just try to watch this video and not smile.
4-Year-Old's Parents Livestreamed His Reading Marathon As He Finished 100 Books
Somebody get Caleb Green a scholarship!
How One California School District Is Leading The Way On New Science Standards
By Carolyn Jones As schools nationwide take on the most comprehensive overhaul of science standards in 20 years, a school
How One Family's Loss Reminded My Community We Need a Year-Round Giving Season
Kathy Manochi’s smile always makes me smile. Not just responsively, but in my heart first. No matter my mood. No matter the
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Collusion by Luke Harding review – did Russia help Trump become US president?
A fascinating account of the alleged links between Trump and Russia tracks the story back to its origins and separates the evidence from the fake newsWhen I was a boy, I liked to listen while my parents and their friends discussed when they had first heard about various significant events: the mu...
War horse grave and Skegness gardens join Historic England list
Festival of Britain-style clock tower and neolithic trackway also among 1,000 significant sites added to database in 2017A memorial in Liverpool to a war horse which returned safely from the front, and the seaside gardens where entrepreneur Billy Butlin first set up a humble hoopla stall, then th...
With Bach to the Baltic: a hike through German history
In 1705, JS Bach walked 250 miles from Arnstadt to Lübeck in search of inspiration. Follow in his footsteps now and there are mountains, beech woods and curious relics of the cold war to discoverThere is no better way to come close to a country than walking across it, for at some point in your jo...
Alternativity review: Banksy joins Danny Boyle to make Bethlehem cool
The story of how Britain’s favourite artist teamed up with Britain’s favourite film director to put on a moving nativity play under the gaze of snipers in the West BankThis is my second nativity play of the season. In some ways they’ve been similar – basically the same story, same night sky, same...
The 50 best TV shows of 2017: No 2 Line of Duty
Gender struggles, elusive truths and almost unbearable tension turned Jed Mercutio’s prescient police drama into a fascinating mirror of 2017’s big issuesMore on the best TV of 2017More on the best culture of 2017In a year when so many television headlines have involved gender issues – from pay a...
The best albums of 2017, No 5: Perfume Genius – No Shape
Mike Hadreas’ genre-switching fourth album was breathtakingly original, his lyrics of personal pain spiking a shimmeringly sublime scoreMore on the best albums of 2017More on the best culture of 2017Several records this year aimed to bridge the gap between high art and the melodic mainstream: St ...
The 50 top films of 2017 in the UK: No 5 Get Out
Jordan Peele’s sleeper hit was a note-perfect dismantling of white American liberalism – but it was also chilling, hilarious and relentlessly entertainingSee the US cut of this listSee the rest of the UK countdownMore on the best culture of 2017It would be easy enough to make a case for Get Out’s...
The top 10 dance shows of 2017
Sgt Pepper strutted, Boris Charmatz gave us a buttock-scratching beauty and three men became Lady Macbeth – our critic picks the best dance of the year Continue reading...
Joe McFadden: I'll celebrate Strictly victory with whiskies and sleep
Former Holby City actor says he is looking forward to a rest but plans to keep dancing after winning BBC show with Katya JonesStrictly champions each have a unique way of dealing with winning the perennially popular Saturday evening show, and Joe McFadden’s is perhaps unsurprising, given he is th...
The Apprentice delivers unprecedented twist in final showdown
‘You’re both hired’, Alan Sugar tells rivals Sarah Lynn and James White as TV show finishes in tie for first time in its history Two people have been crowned joint winners of The Apprentice for the first time in the reality TV show’s history.In an unprecedented twist, Alan Sugar was unable to cho...
The Technology Think Tank Everyone Wants To Be A Part Of In 2018
2018 will be a bumper year for social good after a dumpster fire of a year for most platforms and big companies. A new Think Tank aims to hold companies to account and make technology more ethically sound across Europe.
In Sweden, Students Are Creating Their Own Futures
A private school provider in Sweden is helping high school students become entrepreneurs in some of the hottest fields in business. Is this a model for schools of the future?
10 Predictions For 2018 (Before CES Noise Gets Too Loud)
2018 will be an interesting year as a lot of technologies combine and mature to create new opportunities and services. 2018 won't be great for everyone though...here are some predictions on who will be on the naughty list this time next year.
10 Success Tips For Today's Tech Executives
People in the tech field know there's always a better way to do something. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
6 Traits You Should Seek When Hiring An Agency
You need to find the right partner when preparing your marketing. Here are some traits to look for.
What Tax Reform Really Means For 529 Plans
The latest version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes a provision to allow 529 savings plans to be used to pay for K-12 expenses. Here's how this could affect how families pay for private elementary and high school.
Poorest Students Shut Out Of Elite Colleges As Wealthy Tighten Grip On University Entry
Wealthy students are twice as likely as their poorer peers to go to university - and almost 10 times as likely to go to the most selective colleges - as efforts to improve social mobility fail to bear fruit.
Earth To Pai: Millions Of Pro-Repeal Comments Likely Used Stolen Identities
Data suggests that between two and seven million anti-net neutrality comments may've used the names and emails of Americans who want real answers from the FCC today--but seemingly not the rules' repeal.
How Colleges Can Produce Better Lectures
By doing the work to shift from traditional lectures to a dynamic classroom, millions of postsecondary and secondary school educators can produce better learning outcomes with better lectures.
7 African Teachers Named In The Top 50 Shortlist For $1 million Global Teacher Prize
Seven teachers from five African countries have been included in the top 50 shortlist for the Varkey Foundation’s Global Teacher Prize 2018.
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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.
He said, she said: Sexual politics on stage
Main image:&nbsp; AFTER a night of drunken flirting, Amber and Tom, two college freshmen at Princeton, end up in bed together. Sex was something they both seemed to want. When Tom had resisted playing a game at a keg party earlier...
Decline and fall: For-profit colleges in America relaunch themselves as non-profits
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; Betsy DeVos’s promised regulatory relief might not revive a tarnished industry Print Headline:&nbsp; Decline and fall Pri...
Degrees of concern: Reports of the MBA’s demise are exaggerated
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; Reports of the MBA’s demise are exaggerated Print Headline:&nbsp; Degrees of concern Print Fly Title:&nbsp; ...
Make America great again: American business schools dominate our MBA ranking
Print section Print Headline:&nbsp; The best MBA courses Print Fly Title:&nbsp; Make America great again ...
Daily chart: Young, college-educated Americans are more accepting of controversial speech
Main image:&nbsp; CRITICS like to talk about American college campuses in apoplectic, dystopian terms. Political correctness has run amok; snowflakery festers in the ivory towers. To be fair, a handful of well-publicised incidents...
The intolerant fifth: Free speech at American universities is under threat
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; American universities have a free-speech problem. But it is not what it seems Print Headline:&nbsp; The intolerant fifth ...
POTUS v Harvard: The Department of Justice targets affirmative action
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; The Department of Justice targets race-conscious admissions at the Ivies Print Headline:&nbsp; POTUS v Harvard Print Fly ...
Rights for whites: The Department of Justice wants to end race-conscious university admissions
Main image:&nbsp; THE mission of the Department of Justice (DoJ) is “to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans”. That is a rather tall order—and it’s open to interpretation. Under Jeff Sessions, the ...
Fees high, foes fume: Two decades since their debut, tuition fees still spark arguments
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; Sensible and not-so-sensible ways to reform the student-loan regime Print Headline:&nbsp; Fees high, foes fume Print Fly ...
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 ...
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No Wild Parties, No Pledging as Universities Crack Down on Fraternity Excesses
Amid worries about hazing, sexual assault and a spate of deaths, universities are imposing campuswide restrictions on fraternities and sororities.
Can Kindness Be Taught?
A program prompted by a challenge from the Dalai Lama is bringing kindness training to the classroom. Research suggests it helps.
‘Where Out-of-Town Girls Could Come Feel Safe in New York’
Alumnae of the women’s school Finch College, which closed in 1975, still gather regularly to reminisce about high jinks and distribute scholarships.
On Campus: Roy Moore Drowns Us Out
He is a symbol of the way injustices fester and grow.
A Nation Answers a Sobbing Boy’s Plea: ‘Why Do They Bully?’
After his mother shared a video of him, Keaton Jones received a flood of support from football players, actors and thousands of other well-wishers.
On Campus: It’s Pretty Crazy to Be a Young Woman in Roy Moore’s Alabama
I’m shocked to see friends and relatives support a credibly accused sexual predator, all because he’s a Republican.
The Look: After-School Special
Andre Wagner captured the brief window when kids run New York.
Leslie Wolfe, Who Pursued Equality for Women, Dies at 74
Ms. Wolfe sought AIDS treatment for women in the 1980s and researched gender and racial bias on the SAT exam as head of a think tank.
On Campus: How Harvard’s Hypocrisy Could Hurt Your Union
When it comes to labor rights, universities have been more than willing to partner with the forces they condemn.
Too Many Children in California Can’t Read, Lawsuit Claims
Parents and teachers say the state failed to give students at low-performing schools the resources they need to learn to read and write.
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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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Japan Tiptoes Out of Radical Experiment in Monetary Policy
After pumping about $4 trillion into the financial system over Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda’s nearly five years on the job and dropping rates into negative territory, Japan’s central bank is likely to raise one or more of its key interest-rate targets in 2018.
Putin Thanks Trump for Intelligence About Planned Terror Attack
Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked U.S. President Donald Trump by telephone for intelligence that the Kremlin said had helped prevent a series of terrorist bombings in St. Petersburg.
Cloud Hangs Over African National Congress Vote After Disqualifications
The African National Congress said it disqualified nearly 500 delegates from voting because their credentials couldn’t be verified or had been struck down by courts, as concerns over rigging and other irregularities hung over the ANC as it prepared to elect a new party leader to succeed scandal-p...
Sebastián Piñera Wins Presidential Election in Chile
The billionaire who had already served once as head of state cruised to victory, promising to reinvigorate the country’s flagging economy after four years of subpar growth.
Philippines Probes Dengue Vaccination Drive That Went Ahead Despite Warnings
Lawmakers in the Philippines are scrutinizing government decisions to pursue the wide-scale introduction of the world’s first dengue vaccine despite objections from government experts, and continue its use after a subsequent warning from the World Health Organization.
Nine Killed in Suicide Bombing at Pakistan Church
Two suicide bombers targeted Christians in the Pakistani city of Quetta in an attack that was claimed by the country’s Islamic State group affiliate.
Deaths of Apotex Founder, Wife Being Investigated as Homicides
Apotex founder Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey, died from a type of strangulation, and homicide detectives have taken over the investigation.
Honduran Court Declares President as Winner of Disputed Election
The electoral court declared incumbent Juan Orlando Hernandez as the winner after three weeks of uncertainty and violent protests in which at least 17 people died.
Chileans Cast Ballots in Competitive Presidential Poll
Chileans headed to the polls in a presidential election that many see as a referendum on the moderate establishment that has dominated the country’s politics for nearly three decades.
How the EU Survived the Populist Wave in 2017
This was supposed to be the year that the European Union imploded—the year when the populist revolts that engulfed the U.S. and the U.K. in 2016 would spread to the continent. Yet the EU ends the year in better shape and more united than it has been for years.
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Fighting Off the Wolves: ED and HHS Host Landmark Human Trafficking Prevention Event
Human trafficking, exploiting people through forced labor and commercial sex, is modern-day slavery. ED’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students maintains that schools can and should be safe places where students can thrive. Unfortunately, the trafficking of America’s students, both for labor and ...
Very Special Student Artists Display Vision, Imagination in VSA Exhibit at U.S. Department of Education
Seventeen-year-old Keevon Howard has mastered one cardinal rule laid down by his high school art teacher, one that resonates beyond the classroom. “Don’t erase,” his teacher counselled — accept the mistake and weave it into your composition. Coping is a vital life skill, she said, so whatever you...
Proud to Serve Again
Each year our school hosts a Veterans Day assembly and breakfast. After this year’s assembly, a number of students shared how they were surprised and excited to see my military photo during the slideshow tribute. Some were shocked and amused to see a serious looking and clean shaven Master Sergea...
FLOTUS, Secretary Visit Highlights Anti-Bullying Efforts
As a School Ambassador Fellow with the U.S. Department of Education, I had the opportunity to help plan and coordinate a visit for First Lady Melania Trump and Secretary Betsy DeVos to Orchard Lake Middle School in West Bloomfield, MI. The school was selected because they had pledged their commit...
Longest Serving Sergeant Major of the Army to Highlight ED Veterans Day Program
Here at the Department of Education, autumn is more than back to school. In addition to all the back to school activities, we also host significant events each year tied to our nation’s history. Veterans Day is one of them and is observed at the Department each year close to November 11. 2017 m...
Still Ripe after 100 Years; ED Panel Discusses the Constitution and World War I
To comply with the law that requires all schools that receive federal funding and all federal agencies to observe Constitution Day, September 17, here at the Department of Education, we focused on the Constitutional issues that arose during World War I. We chose to focus on World War I because 20...
A Day in the Life of a Principal
The principal’s day is a reflection of many complex interactions such as: communicating with multiple types of stakeholders, managing financial resources, connecting daily with students, leading professional development, and being a collaborative team player. You may be wondering how one person c...
A Vocational Rehabilitation Success Story: Joseph Cali
Note: October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS), which receives Federal funding from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services’ Rehabilitation Services Administration, is pleased to share Josep...
Vocational Rehabilitation Success Story: George (Burt) Petley
Note: In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA), a State VR agency which receives funding from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services’ Rehabilitation Services Administration, is pleased to share B...
Things People Say
Note: October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Number One. “Did you know?” They never complete the thought, as if just looking at him implies what they’re really asking. I ache to play dumb: Know what? That he would almost never cry as a baby and be a champion sleeper? That he would love to sw...
Budgets, Moody's and SEL: The week's most-read education news
Stay ahead of the class with the latest on a new RAND report highlighting social-emotional learning solutions and more here!
Recess: Administrators share 4 fun ways to maintain engagement ahead of holidays
Keeping students focused while also giving them a chance to reflect on the year can be particularly difficult with the prospect of off-days looming.
More classrooms making time for play in early grades
Omaha schools aim to bring balance to the primary grades after accountability measures shifted attention toward testing and teacher-led instruction.
Bay Area college starts STEM coaching program in effort to close income, diversity gap
The College of San Mateo is trying to improve retention and graduation rates for STEM students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds by offering more hands-on services.
Strengthening dual-credit programs key to higher ed's survival
33,700 Virginia students took advantage of dual-enrollment programs, only to learn not all of the classes would be accepted at all of the state's institutions.
Quality digital tools and services enhance the student experience, boost recruitment efforts
Technologies that are complicated to learn and use take away from the overall campus experience. Demanding products that meet users' expectations, and involving students, can help alleviate these issues.
Survey: Educators across political spectrum not sold on school choice
Many teachers, principals and district superintendents report skepticism of charter schools, vouchers and tax-credit scholarships, including some who voted for President Donald Trump.
Achieving educational equity requires personalized approach for students and teachers
Digital, learner-centered strategies are closing achievement gaps in a Maryland district.
Office Hours: 'Hip Hop Prez' offers tips on building a personal brand
Dillard University's Walter Kimbrough shares his tips for building a public profile in our latest "Office Hours" column.
Let's move: Physical fitness programs boost test scores in Minnesota schools
Students who met recommended aerobic fitness levels were more likely than their peers to be proficient in reading and math on state standardized tests.
Teachers Around The Country React To Investigation Into Ballou High School
We've heard from teachers nationwide about our investigation into Ballou High School. They say they see the same where they are: chronic absenteeism and pressure on teachers to pass students.
Hi, Robot: Adults, Children And The Uncanny Valley
Guest bloggers Henry Wellman and Kimberly Brink reflect on their new study shedding light on how adults, older children and young children perceive human-like robots — and what the future might hold.
Washington Did A Lot This Week And America's Schools Will Feel It
Changes to net neutrality and more on what the tax bill means for education, parents and students.
Grand Jury Report On Penn State Hazing Finds 'Indignities And Depravities'
The report was triggered by one deadly incident, but members of the grand jury said they felt obligated to report the broader issues they uncovered — including rampant, dangerous misconduct.
Shabana Basij-Rasikh: Under The Taliban, How Can A Girl Attend School Undercover?
When Shabana Basij-Rasikh was six, the Taliban forbade girls from getting an education. Rather than giving in to their threats, she dressed up as a boy and went to a secret school for girls in Kabul.
Natural Disasters And The Implications Of Missing So Much School
Wildfires, hurricanes, flooding — this fall has brought a wave of natural disasters to the U.S. With that comes many days where schools are closed — and those absences add up.
Teen's Dramatic Video, Revealing His Acceptance By Harvard, Charms Internet
"All the hard work was worth it," Ayrton Little said. The video has been viewed more than 6 million times.
After Wildfires Destroyed Their Homes, Students Find Healing Help At School
Experiencing a natural disaster can traumatize children. After a devastating wildfire in California, some educators are using an unusual assignment to help students find comfort.
Five Years After Sandy Hook, Are Schools Safer?
It seemed like a moment when everything would change.
How A Deregulated Internet Could Hurt America's Classrooms
Schools use the internet for a lot of learning: researching, virtual travel, watching videos. Educators say it opens their classrooms to the world. The removal of net neutrality could change all that.