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Our customers keep sending us their personal information, even though we've repeatedly asked them to stop. The EU told me I'm the heir to some ancient European throne that makes me exempt from the GDPR, but we should probably still try to fix that.
Support your local paper, unless it's just been bought by some sinister hedge fund or something, which it probably has.
MC Hammer Age
Wait, sorry, I got mixed up--he's actually almost 50. It's the kid from The Karate Kid who just turned 40.
I was just disassembling it over the course of five hours so it would fit in the trash more efficiently.
Fatal Crash Rate
Fixating on this seems unhealty. But in general, the more likely I think a crash is, the less likely one becomes, which is a strange kind of reverse placebo effect.
During launch, in the event of an unexpected sensor reading, SafetySat will extend prongs in all directions to secure itself and any other cubesats safely in the launch vehicle until the source of the problem can be determined.
Research Areas by Size and Countedness
Mathematicians give a third answer on the vertical axis,
It's probably just me. If driving were as dangerous as it seems, hundreds of people would be dying every day!
All services are microservices if you ignore most of their features.
SOM Insights: Could better predictions improve end-of-life care?
Better understanding of the end of life could promote patient welfare by transferring more people from aggressive interventions to hospice care.
What makes us well? Diversity, health care, and cycling to work matter
Among 77 community attributes, diversity, access to health care, and public transit stand out in a new study as being strongly tied to self-reported well-being.
Yale Press Blog: Why do we sleep?
Despite the thousands of experiments scientists have performed to study sleep, no one has been able to declare with certainty why all lifeforms need sleep.
SOM Insights: Marissa King on the cost of loneliness
King, an expert on social networks, discusses the impact of loneliness in the workplace.
‘We put our faith in you’: a call for leadership in a world of injustices
Dean Indy Burke told graduates of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies that the world needs their leadership in this "time of outrage."
SOM’s Edward P. Evans Hall receives LEED Gold certification
Edward P. Evans Hall has received a Gold rating under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.
Highlights from Yale Commencement 2018
Yale’s 317th Commencement took place on Monday, May 21 on Old Campus. Here are some of the highlights.
David Scott Kastan, the George M. Bodman Professor of English, and Stephen Farthing, artist (Yale University Press)
Slideshow: ROTC Commissioning Ceremony 2018
The joint military commissioning ceremony honoring the graduates of ROTC at Yale was held on May 21. Ambassador Ryan Crocker gave the commissioning address.
Material culture teach-in explores the power of making
Based on the theme “Resilience and Reconciliation,” a three-day teach-in at Yale sought to explore the bonds between objects, art, healing, and reflection.
Alcibiades in the Shadow of Achilles
Alcibiades—the famously handsome Athenian, ward of Pericles, friend and pupil of Socrates, and charismatic general infamous for serial disloyalty—was one of the most remarkable figures of the Golden Age of Athens. In Nemesis: Alcibiades and the Fall of Athens, David Stuttard gives us a riveting a...
The American Tradition of Torture
As expected, at this week’s Senate Intelligence Committee confirmation hearings for Gina Haspel, President Trump’s nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, the C.I.A.’s post-9/11 “interrogation program” and Haspel’s own role in the program and its aftermath took center stage. Haspel sough...
Is Postal Banking Coming?
United States Senator for New York Kirsten Gillibrand has just introduced major new legislation to create a Postal Bank, which would establish a retail bank in all of the U.S. Postal Service’s 30,000 locations. As detailed by the Senator’s announcement, the Postal Bank “would effectively end pred...
In Exposed: Desire and Disobedience in the Digital Age, Bernard Harcourt assays the deeply troubling implications of pervasive surveillance in our age of lives lived online, and the degree to which we willingly trade our privacy for the fleeting rewards of digital affirmation. To Harcourt, a prof...
The Rule of Code vs. The Rule of Law
Many compare the emergence of the blockchain to the arrival of the internet, and anticipate a corresponding transformation in communications, business, and individual freedoms. In Blockchain and the Law, new this month, Primavera De Filippi and Aaron Wright examine both the profound opportunities...
On Human Rights in an Unequal World
In the space of less than a decade, Samuel Moyn has defined—and largely created—the field of the history of human rights. With 2010’s radically revisionist The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History, he revealed how our modern notion of human rights was birthed only in the 1970s, showing their rise...
The Devil’s Playlist
Ministers denounced it from their pulpits. Sunday school teachers warned their classes of its demonic origins. Yet Christianity and rock ’n’ roll music were surprisingly intertwined from the time when the music first made national headlines in the mid-1950s, and have remained closely linked ever ...
Making Sense of Neoliberalism
Most people would likely claim a general understanding of neoliberalism as a movement of laissez-faire principles aimed at ensuring free markets and an “unfettered” economy. In Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism, one of the first intellectual histories of the movement, Q...
Build a Better Flytrap
The tiny, innocuous fruit fly has been a subject of research for more than a century, and is discussed in upwards of 100,000 scientific publications. Its surprising parallels with humans—the fruit fly has a beating heart, a brain, and other organs comparable to our own; exhibits complex behaviors...
Celebrating Loebs, Illustrating Heraclitus
This January, our dear friends at the Seminary Co-op threw a month-long #ceLOEBration to cheer the publication of the Loeb Classical Library’s nine-volume edition of Early Greek Philosophy, edited and translated by André Laks and Glenn W. Most. As part of the fun, the Co-op invited readers to sub...
Labor law expert on penalties for NFL teams when players kneel during national anthem
Professor Emeritus William Gould IV, a former chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, discusses teams and players’ rights and how the new policy might play out.
Stanford readies for new EU privacy regulations
In a Q&A, Wendi Wright, Stanford’s chief privacy officer, explains how new data protection regulations going into effect May 25 in European Union countries will affect offices throughout the university, including Bing Overseas Study Program sites in the EU.
Reducing emissions could save trillions
Stanford scientists found that the global economy is likely to benefit from ambitious global warming limits agreed to in the United Nations Paris Agreement.
Two faculty are announced as HHMI investigators
Howard Chang and Elizabeth Sattely join 22 other Stanford faculty as Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators. The seven-year term frees faculty to pursue the most innovative biomedical research.
Stanford honors individuals and programs with 2018 President’s Awards for Excellence Through Diversity
The award recognizes and honors individuals and programs that have made exceptional contributions to enhancing and supporting diversity within the Stanford community.
What does the future of energy look like?
Stanford experts agree that the world needs to be less reliant on fossil fuels for energy. Getting there will remake the world’s largest economic sector – energy – into one that is more sustainable, secure and affordable for everyone.
Women’s tennis wins NCAA championship
Stanford knocked off Vanderbilt, 4-3, on Tuesday afternoon, claiming its 19th NCAA championship and matching its improbable 2016 title run as the lowest-seeded team to capture the crown.
Sterol-producing bacteria may change interpretation of geological history
Geologists assume when they find molecules called sterols in soils or rocks they indicate the presence of plants, animals or fungi in ancient environments. In new research from Paula Welander, discovering how some bacteria also produce and modify sterols could change those interpretations.
Philosopher Debra Satz named dean of Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences
Satz will assume her new position on Sept. 1. She will succeed Richard Saller, who has served as dean for 11 years and is returning to full-time teaching.
All ears: New intelligent listening technologies
Machines are excellent listeners. As you speak or type, circuits inside your smartphone, smartwatch and virtual assistant are collecting information about you, then converting it into digital patterns.
Brangwynne selected as Howard Hughes Medical Investigator
Clifford Brangwynne, whose research explores the hidden order within cellular liquid, has been named a 2018 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.
Four outstanding secondary school teachers to be honored at Princeton Commencement
Princeton University will honor four outstanding New Jersey secondary school teachers at its 2018 Commencement.
Bernard Lewis, eminent Middle East historian at Princeton, dies at 101
Princeton University scholar Bernard Lewis, one of the world's foremost historians of Islam and the Middle East, died May 19. He was the Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Emeritus.
Mpala, Kenya: 'Walking where our ancestors walked'
Over spring break, 15 students from the "Human Evolution" course traveled to the Mpala Research Centre in Kenya, to consider questions of culture, climate change, conservation and human-wildlife conflict.
The Venice paradox: Balancing permanence and fragility, history and modernity
Princeton professors Wendy Heller and Jamie Reuland bring Venice — ancient and contemporary — to life for their students in the course "Venice, Theater of the World," which features a trip to Venice over spring break.
The global classroom: Two Princeton courses spotlight international study
During spring break, students in the course “Venice, Theater of the World” traveled to Italy while students in the anthropology course “Human Evolution” visited Kenya. Learn about their experiences in this video and the stories below.
PEI Discovery Day highlights array of student research in environmental studies
Ninety-six students representing 20 academic departments showcased their research in environmental studies at the annual PEI Discovery Day.
Outdoor installation by artist Maya Lin underway on Princeton campus
Work on an outdoor installation with two elements — an earthwork and a water table — by internationally acclaimed artist Maya Lin is underway on Princeton's campus.
‘Dynamic incubator space’ for science-based innovation formally opens
With a ribbon-cutting, speeches and tour of its extensive laboratory space, the formal opening of the new high-tech Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs incubator was celebrated Thursday, May 17.
African American life at Princeton is first in series of historical walking tours
The mobile-friendly tour illuminates lesser-known histories of the University's past. Viewers are encouraged to test the tour and provide feedback about the experience.
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Betsy DeVos Stirs Uproar By Saying Schools Can Call ICE On Undocumented Kids
The education secretary said it's a local decision, but she didn't argue against it.
Michelle Obama Reflects On ‘Scary’ Time At Princeton With Sweet Throwback Snap
"I was black and from a working-class neighborhood in Chicago, while Princeton’s student body was generally white and well-to-do."
High School Teacher Defeats Kentucky House Majority Leader In GOP Primary
The upset comes after widespread teacher protests over pension and education budget cuts.
Abolish Standardized Testing For College Admissions
Testing perpetuates systemic inequalities, and it isn't even an accurate indicator of achievement.
Boy Says Teacher Told Him It Will Be His Fault When Police Shoot Him At Age 16
Malachi Pearson's story resonated with people of color on Twitter, who shared their own heartbreaking experiences of racism at school.
Democrats Want To Boost School Funding To Address Teacher Walkouts
Their agenda would steer $100 billion toward schools and salaries and guarantee teachers' right to join unions.
Mourners Honor Pakistani Student Killed in Santa Fe High School Shooting
Exchange student Sabika Sheikh, 17, was weeks from returning to Pakistan, where she wanted to become a diplomat.
Parents Of School Shooting Victims Decry 'Moronic' GOP Platitudes
"For [Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick] to be making those moronic comments? Unacceptable.”
Oliver North Blames School Shootings On Ritalin
The incoming NRA president, who once promoted a violent video game, also cited a "culture of violence."
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Touts Need To Arm Teachers
"Our teachers are part of that well-run militia" mentioned in the Second Amendment, he said.
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Buy a masterpiece for 65p! New stamps by Tracey Emin, Yinka Shonibare, Grayson Perry and more
Tracey Emin drew her dying mother, Grayson Perry honoured Warhol, and Yinka Shonibare sneaked a bit of Africa into some English brollies … artists reveal all about their dazzling new stampsIf your heart is set on acquiring a work by Grayson Perry, Yinka Shonibare, Fiona Rae or Tracey Emin, it wou...
Woody Allen's son Moses Farrow defends father over sexual assault claims
Farrow says he ‘can no longer stay silent’ about accusations made by his sister and claims she was coerced into making themWoody Allen and Mia Farrow’s adopted son, Moses Farrow, on Wednesday defended his father from allegations of sexual assault made by his sister. In a nearly 5,000-word post, M...
Carry on Brussels review – a sorry slice of EU parliament life
A Labour MEP holds up a funny sign, the SNP’s man frets over free wine and Ukip’s Gerard Batten hones his Partridge-esque victimhood. It’s tragic, comic and teeth-grindingly frustratingThe European parliament is “one of the most misunderstood institutions in the world”, argues Carry on Brussels, ...
Disenchantment: Matt Groening reveals what his first new show in 20 years will look like
Simpsons creator’s first new series since Futurama will show on Netflix this summer and follows the life of a princess named BeanLast summer, Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons and Futurama, announced that Netflix had bought the rights to his first new show in nearly two decades: Disencha...
Britten Sinfonia/Adès review – Barry's histrionics and exuberant Beethoven
Barbican, LondonSoloist Nicolas Hodges performed Gerald Barry’s Piano Concerto with combative force while an energetic Thomas Adès continued the Sinfonia’s Beethoven seriesA classical concerto is sometimes described as a conversation between soloist and orchestra – in which case Gerald Barry’s Pi...
‘Savagely funny and bitingly honest’ – 13 writers on their favourite Philip Roth novels
One of America’s greatest novelists, Philip Roth died this week, aged 85. From 1959’s Goodbye, Columbus to 2010’s Nemesis, 13 acclaimed writers including William Boyd, David Baddiel, Linda Grant and Joyce Carol Oates pick their favourite workI fell in love with Neil Klugman, forerunner to Portnoy...
Winsome Pinnock: 'I used to think we needed change – now we need a revolution'
As her 1986 drama Leave Taking is revived at the Bush, the playwright talks about the pain of being neglected, the barriers faced by writers of colour – and her new play about London‘I am a Windrush baby,” says Winsome Pinnock, “the child of people from the Windrush generation, and this country o...
Trayvon Martin's parents: 'The Weinstein Company owes us $150,000'
Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin claim production company failed to pay option fee after entering into deal to purchase rights to book about their son’s killing in 2012The parents of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager shot dead while walking home from a convenience store by George Zimmerman, hav...
Hassan Hajjaj's best photograph: Kesh Angels, girl biker gang of Morocco
‘They worked among the snake-charmers and belly-dancers of Marrakech. I christened them Kesh Angels and gave them heart-shaped sunglasses’When I first met Karima, she was 14 years old and selling bracelets in Djemaa el-Fna, the bustling central square in Marrakech. She’s the girl on the very righ...
Ian McKellen: half of Hollywood is gay, yet in movies gay men don't exist
The veteran star rails against studio representation of minorities, saying ‘they only recently discovered that there were black people in the world’Ian McKellen, who has for many years been the most famous openly gay movie star, has attacked Hollywood timidity in depicting minorities onscreen. In...
Study: Online College Classes Cost Less To Deliver Because They Are Larger, Hire Cheaper Teachers
A study of online college programs by Arizona State University finds that colleges save money on online programs by building larger classes and hiring cheaper, less experienced teachers - factors that have little relation to online programs at all.
This Couple Created A Multi-Level Curriculum To Teach All Ages Financial Literacy
I spoke with Pam Capalad and Dyalekt about the vision behind their movement, closing the wealth gap and the need to educate all ages about financial literacy.
Rethinking Educational Regulations
Breyer argues that regulations are “a crude weapon of government intervention, a blunderbuss, not a rifle.” Regulations are great for preventing bad things, but they are not great at fostering good things.
Going To ISTE? 9 Educators Share How Entrepreneurs Can Build Relationships With Teachers
Are you an education entrepreneur or startup attending ISTE this year? Nine education voices from the field share their secrets and best practices to building critical relationships with teachers, schools, and their decision makers.
What Betsy DeVos Should Have Said About The PROSPER Act
Asked about House Republicans' higher education reform plan, Betsy DeVos whiffed. Here's the answer she should have given.
Ocado Is The Latest Tech Firm To Teach AI In British Schools
Schools don’t have the money to keep apace with tech’s latest concepts, so Ocado, Nvdia and Amazon are stepping in as third-party teachers.
Colleges Don't Need To Change To Close Skills Gap
If there is a skills gap, it's probably in soft skills such as communication and collaboration. And, as such, it probably doesn't require a major reform of higher education.
MSU's $500M Sexual Abuse Settlement Sends A Powerful Message
The depredations of MSU's former university physician have affected not only his direct victims but also our faith in universities' "duty of care" for their students. Its $500 million settlement sends a message, but will they listen?
Republicans, Democrats Disagree About The Point Of Higher Education
How and why should higher education be funded? Republicans and Democrats disagree.
Move Over Mary Poppins, Student Sitters Are The Future As Koru Kids Raises $5 Million
Koru Kids is training up university students to fill a gap in the childcare market, and investors are hooked. Founder Rachel Cullen has just raised $4.7 million to bring these new-age nannies to frazzled parents around the world.
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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.
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Kentucky Math Teacher, Riding Wave of Public Anger, Defeats State House Majority Leader
Travis Brenda defeated Jonathan Shell, a powerful state legislator, in a Republican primary, amid anger over changes to the state pension system.
Oxford Lifts the Veil on Race, Wealth and Privilege
For the first time, the British university released data about its admissions, and the figures showed a continuing gap in prospects along racial and economic lines.
On Campus: Why Being a Foster Child Made Me a Conservative
My experiences forced me to reflect on what environments are best for children. Certainly not the ones I came from.
Reader’s Notebook: ‘Assume the Worst’: This Isn’t Your Ordinary Graduation Speech
In today’s commencement addresses, as evidenced by recent books, inspiration is sometimes superseded by skepticism.
New Jersey Law Codifies School Segregation, Suit Says
The plaintiffs are looking to force statewide desegregation in one of the most segregated states in the country.
‘It Has to Start Somewhere’: Grass-Roots Drive to Integrate New York Schools
Despite some opposition to one district’s middle-school integration plan, there is a growing sense in the city that it is time to act on segregation.
A State Attorney General Calls Out Betsy DeVos on For-Profit Colleges
The New Jersey attorney general says federal education officials have stopped cooperating with the state on fraudulent activities at for-profits.
Why the Teacher Walkout Movement Won’t Reach Every State
State control of education helps explain why walkouts have happened in North Carolina and five other states, but not in others.
L.G.B.T. Students in Oregon Were Bullied and Forced to Read Bible, Report Says
A state investigation found “substantial evidence” of discrimination in North Bend, a conservative area on Oregon’s southern coast.
94 Percent of U.S. Teachers Spend Their Own Money on School Supplies, Survey Finds
On average, teachers who reported using their own money for the classroom spent $479 each during the school year, according to a Department of Education survey.
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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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U.S. Retracts Invitation to China to Participate in Military Exercise
The Pentagon rescinded China’s participation in international military exercises in the Pacific Ocean, signaling disapproval to Beijing for its militarization of South China Sea islands.
North Korea Threatens to Call Off Summit, Calls Pence 'Political Dummy'
A senior North Korean official renewed a threat to call off a Kim-Trump summit and warned that Pyongyang could “make the U.S. taste an appalling tragedy it has neither experienced nor even imagined.”
U.S. Aide in China Taken Ill in a Case Echoing Cuba Acoustic Attacks
The U.S. State Department issued a health advisory to Americans in China, saying an unnamed employee in Guangzhou showed signs of “mild traumatic brain injury” after months of “abnormal” sensations of sound and pressure.
Canada Blocks China-Led Deal for Construction Firm
Canada’s Liberal government said it would block a nearly billion-dollar deal led by China’s of CCCC International to buy Toronto-based Aecon Group on national-security grounds.
As Ireland Votes on Abortion, Catholic Church Takes a Background Role
The Catholic Church, a voice long dominant in Ireland, has largely stayed out of the emotional debate as the country prepares to vote on whether to repeal a constitutional abortion ban.
Malaysia Tapped Its Central Bank to Pay 1MDB Debt
The government of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, in its final months in office, turned to the nation’s central bank to pay off $500 million in debt owed by the troubled state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd.
U.S. Backing for Saudi War in Yemen Draws Congressional Concern
The Trump administration’s plan to sell more weapons to Saudi Arabia is running into new resistance in Congress, where lawmakers and officials are raising concerns about the kingdom’s use of U.S.-made missiles that could threaten the deal.
Iran's Supreme Leader Fires Back at U.S. Demands
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei scoffed at American demands that his country curb its military ambitions and issued his own set of demands to Europe to remain in the nuclear deal.
Nafta Talks Stalled on U.S. Auto Demands
Talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement have reached a stalemate, with Mexico and the U.S. accusing one another of intransigence and inconsistency after missing a key deadline.
Turkey's Central Bank Lifts Key Rate Amid Lira's Fall
Turkey’s central bank took emergency action late Wednesday, raising one of its interest rates by 3 percentage points, in a bid to stop the Turkish lira’s fall one month from presidential and parliamentary elections.
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Student Artists From Rose Tree Media School District Celebrated at the U.S. Department of Education
About 250 student artists, teachers, parents, and school administrators from the Rose Tree Media School District in Pennsylvania, along with U.S. Department of Education (ED) staff, recently celebrated the students’ “Interpretations of Portraiture” exhibit at ED headquarters in Washington, D.C. ...
Seventh Cohort of U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Announced
On May 16th, the U.S. Department of Education named the 2018 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS), District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees. Across the country, 46 schools, six districts, and six postsecondary institutions were honored for ...
A Counselor’s Thank You to Teachers
We hear about all the great teachers in the counseling office. The one who set the times tables to the tune of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy,” ensuring kids will remember them forever, even if it will take a while to get to eight times nine. Mr. Jones, the history teacher who dressed up like Benjam...
What is APAHM?
APAHM stands for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. It was first designated as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week by President Carter under Public Law 95-419 in 1978. In 1992, it was designated as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month by President Bush under Public Law 102-450. This is a ti...
Youth and Money Matters
When you were in middle or high school, did you learn money basics? Did you take a personal finance class? If so, you were among the less than half of Americans who did. Today, only 17 states require high school students to take a personal finance class before they graduate, and only about six te...
Soliciting Input for the Statewide Family Engagement Centers
[Note: The comment period has expired and comments have been closed.] The United States Department of Education (Department) recognizes that family engagement in school is an important component of student success. As schools improve their efforts to engage families, we know that some schools, di...
Autism – A Family’s Journey and the Lights Along the Way
Note: April is National Autism Awareness Month. Autism. There was a time when I couldn’t even say the word out loud. It was too painful, too devastating to utter. I wanted to believe that if I didn’t say the word, it didn’t exist. But it does exist; it’s real, and it’s beautiful, and it’s challen...
Bank Accounts, Student Loans, Credit Cards, Oh My!
In addition to covering my United States Government and Politics curriculum, every year I put my students through a mini “adulting 101” bootcamp. During the first semester of school we focus on basic “adulting” skills like registering to vote, laundry care, vehicle maintenance, building a resume,...
Honoring MLK Jr.’s Drum Major Legacy: Innovative Pathways to Success
To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., earlier this month the U.S. Department of Education hosted the Honoring MLK Jr.’s Drum Major Legacy: Innovative Pathways to Success event. Honoring Dr. King at this time held even more significance because the following day was the 50th anniversa...
Note: April is National Autism Awareness Month. Just like any other school day, Eugene, my son with autism, left on the bus this morning to go to a day program provided by our school district. For the last 20 years, he and I wait for the bus by sitting on our front porch. As he Continue Reading T...
Judge rules in favor of Virginia transgender student in bathroom case
A federal judge ruled that the Gloucester County School Board discriminated against Gavin Grimm under the Constitution's equal protection clause and Title IX.
Differentiating for each student necessitates ample planning
Curriculum can be tailored for each child when educators have time for thoughtful inquiry and assessments.
Rating SEL skills can also help assess PBL success
Educators can deepen how project-based assessments by including social-emotional components.
AP classes an expensive consideration for some districts — but results justify effort
Advanced planning and thinking is needed for schools to reap full benefits of advanced course offerings.
Watching videos can boost language skills in young children
Certain visual and sound cues help to deliver language lessons in videos, but students with more vocabulary under their belts before watching the videos got more benefit.
Some states require CPR for graduation, providing vital life skill
Students not only learn how to save lives, but also gain a glimpse into emergency services as a career.
Ed Dept conducting TEACH grant review following loan conversion reports
According to an NPR exclusive, some congressional lawmakers have explored the possibility of reform legislation to correct problems with the program.
Empathy key in addressing confrontational parents
Educators can develop good relations with parents by providing more details about a student’s strengths and asking for key information about their child.
English learners can excel when home language is part of instruction
A recent report shows young students perform as well or better than those in classes where teachers only use English.
Study: Among some homeless youth, race less of a factor in contact with police
White homeless youth who reported harassment in the past were just as likely as youth of color to be arrested.
'I Hope This Will Set A Precedent,' Says Trans Teen Who Won Case Over Bathroom Access
Gavin Grimm was a high school student in Virginia when his local school board denied him access to the boys' bathroom. His case has stretched for years; now a federal judge has decided in his favor.
For Troubled Kids, Some Schools Take Time Out For Group Therapy
A growing number of schools are offering training for emotional and social skills that can benefit kids in school and throughout their life.
Court Sides With Transgender Student In Bathroom Case
A federal court has ruled in favor of a transgender student in Virginia who wanted to use the boys' restroom at school. The school had blocked him from doing so.
Texas Governor Holds Discussion After School Shooting
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott held a meeting in response to Friday's shooting at Santa Fe high school. Dallas Schools Superintendent Michael Hinojosa talks with Rachel Martin.
Education Secretary DeVos Acknowledges Problems With Teacher Grant Program
In response to exclusive NPR reporting into a troubled federal grant program for public school teachers, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told Congressional leaders Tuesday that she is aware of the program's problems and has taken steps to fix it.
Should Students Stay Away From School?
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Education Department Launches 'Top-To-Bottom' Review Of Teachers' Grant Program
Public school teachers across the country say they've been improperly hit with thousands of dollars in debt when paperwork errors turned their grants into loans that they're now supposed to pay back.
German Families Playing Hooky Stopped By Police At Airports, May Be Fined
Officers have launched investigations into more families caught skipping school ahead of a three-day weekend. Parents could face fines up to $1,177. U.S. parents can be fined for kids' truancy too.
How Schools Across The Country Are Working To Detect Threats Made On Social Media
Some schools are working with outside technology companies to scan social media for threats against them and their students, in hopes of preventing mass shootings and student suicide.
Luci Baines Johnson Receives Honorary Nursing Degree From Georgetown University
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Luci Baines Johnson, daughter of President Lyndon Johnson, about receiving an honorary nursing degree from Georgetown University more than half a century after she left school because the nursing school had a policy against married students.