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If you want to evenly space them, it's easiest to alternate between the Arctic and Antarctic. Some people just go to the Arctic twice, near the equinoxes so the visits are almost 6 months apart, but it's not the same.
The 1919 Great Boston Molasses Flood remained the deadliest confectionery containment accident until the Canadian Space Agency's 2031 orbital maple syrup delivery disaster.
Our experts have characterized the ecological impact of this trend as
A schism between the pro-panhandle and anti-panhandle factions eventually led to war, but both sides spent too much time working on their flag designs to actually do much fighting.
It's like I've always said--people just need more common sense. But not the kind of common sense that lets them figure out that they're being condescended to by someone who thinks they're stupid, because then I'll be in trouble.
I had some important research to do on proposed interstellar space missions, basketball statistics, canceled skyscrapers, and every article linked from
My theory is that most humans have been colonized with alien mind-control slugs that hold the earbuds for them, and the ones who can't wear earbuds are the only surviving free ones.
And yet I have no trouble believing that the start of the 2016 election was several decades ago.
Yale Philharmonia to perform world premiere of Bruckner symphony
Peter Oundjian and the Yale Philharmonia will perform the world premiere of the International Bruckner Society’s new edition of the composer’s Eighth Symphony.
Why I became a doctor who treats torture victims
In my work, I have seen what it means for the United States to welcome refugees. Torture is not an abstract concept to me.
Activist DeChristopher on new directions for the climate justice movement
DeChristopher is a climate change activist and co-founder of the environmental group Peaceful Uprising and the Climate Disobedience Center.
Conference to examine Civil War America and parallels to today
The Gilder Lehrman Center’s 19th annual conference will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3-4.
Financial aid policies to expand for third consecutive year
Enhancements in financial aid will benefit students whose families earn less than $65,000 annually.
Watch sessions from Hixon conference on town-gown sustainability efforts
Leaders from universities and municipalities throughout the country talk about their joint sustainability efforts in the first of four conference panels.
Resistive memory components the computer industry can’t resist
Scientists have produced new “memsistor” devices that last for 1 trillion cycles — far outstripping the endurance of commercial flash memories for computing.
How West Campus is fulfilling its dream
The West Campus has developed into an environment where researchers work across disciplines to tackle the most complex problems in science.
Mongolian microfossils point to the rise of animals on Earth
A cache of embryo-like microfossils in northern Mongolia may shed light on questions about the long-ago shift from microbes to animals on Earth.
Looking for energy savings? Try the night shift
A team from Facilities made an after-dark visit to Hendrie Hall to see if there are ways to reduce energy usage when the building is empty.
“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...
How Muslim Women Dress
Can a modest and religious woman also be fashionable and stylish? One’s immediate response to such a question can reveal quite a bit about their position in and perspective on the world. As Elizabeth Bucar shows in Pious Fashion: How Muslim Women Dress, there’s no inherent incompatibility between...
Roger B. Taney, Slavery’s Great Chief Justice
Included among the Confederate statues whose removal has provided white supremacists with thin cover to parade hatred in the feeble guise of heritage have been several monuments to U.S. Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney. Most remembered for his painfully racist and staunchly proslavery opinion in ...
The Science and Politics of Identifying the Dead
Earlier this month, the New York City medical examiner’s office positively identified the remains of a man killed in the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center—the first positive identification in over two years. Below, Jay Aronson, author of Who Owns the Dead? The Science and Politics of Death a...
A Wonderful Story of Spacetime
In Ripples in Spacetime: Einstein, Gravitational Waves, and the Future of Astronomy, internationally-acclaimed science writer Govert Schilling takes us through a century of scientific adventures to one of the biggest discoveries of history: the September 2015 detection of gravitational waves by t...
Liu Xiaobo and the Responsibility of Being Alive
The Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Liu Xiaobo died today, a few short weeks after the Chinese government revealed that he was suffering from cancer that had progressed beyond treatment during his political imprisonment. The course of his life was forever altered by the Tiananme...
New Director for Harvard University Press
Harvard University Provost Alan Garber has announced the appointment of George Andreou as director of the Harvard University Press, beginning in September. Andreou, currently vice president and senior editor at Alfred A. Knopf, succeeds William P. Sisler, who served at the helm of the press from ...
“Are You an American, or Are You Not?”
On July 12th, 1917, over a thousand striking mineworkers and their supporters were kidnapped and illegally deported from Bisbee, Arizona, in one of the largest vigilante actions in American history. In Borderline Americans: Racial Division and Labor War in the Arizona Borderlands, historian Kathe...
Colleagues, friends and family gather to remember Stanford Professor Maryam Mirzakhani
Hundreds of people gathered at Cemex Auditorium on Saturday to honor mathematics Professor Maryam Mirzakhani, the first and to-date only female winner of the Fields Medal, who died in July.
Crowdsourced research gives experience to global participants
The project enlisted professors from top schools to mentor participants to help them pursue academic careers or land better jobs. One even ended up at Stanford.
Stanford proposes local bike-route improvements
Stanford proposes to fund four bikeway improvements for neighboring communities in tandem with its pending General Use Permit application. The improvements are designed to coax more employee and community commuters out of their cars and onto their bikes.
Miniature droplets could solve an origin-of-life riddle
Before life could begin, something had to kickstart the production of critical molecules. Chemistry Professor Richard Zare says that something may have been as simple as a mist made up of tiny drops of water.
Paving the way to healthy homes
With its singular focus on one basic thing – floors – a product and business incubated in the course Design for Extreme Affordability is transforming lives in Africa.
Hoover scholars tackle some of the most urgent issues of our time
The Hoover Institution’s nearly 200 fellows, who range from renowned thought leaders to emerging scholars, continue the think tank’s long tradition of addressing issues ranging from climate change and economics to foreign policy and national security.
Probing how Americans think about mental life
Most people don’t have answers to the big questions about consciousness or the meaning of life, but they do have a way of thinking about and categorizing mental life. It comes down to three things – body, heart and mind.
Hoover opens new David and Joan Traitel Building
The dynamic space is designed to enhance cooperation and efficiency across Hoover’s departments and provide conference and workshop facilities to host hundreds of visitors.
Behind the scenes with Taylor Mac
Through Stanford’s Arts Intensive, seven students helped bring to life a dynamic play by acclaimed performance artist Taylor Mac.
Sexual harassment and the law
As thousands of mostly women have come forward to share experiences on social media of sexual harassment, gender discrimination expert Deborah Rhode discusses the law and sexual harassment in the workplace.
Shapiro: What the fall of Raqqa means for the future of ISIS
Jacob Shapiro, a professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton, answers questions about the future of ISIS after it lost control of its de facto capital.
University to test emergency notification systems Friday afternoon
The University will conduct a campus-wide test of its emergency notification system beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, October 20, to ensure that members of the University community can receive information during a campus crisis or emergency.
Michael Curschmann, scholar of medieval German literature, dies at 81
Michael Curschmann, a professor of Germanic languages and literatures, emeritus, at Princeton University, died Oct. 7 at his home in Princeton. He was 81.
Architecture graduate student Baronian wins LafargeHolcim Next Generation Award for Sustainable Construction
Georgina Baronian, a master's student in architecture at Princeton, was awarded the Next Generation 1st Prize at the LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction presented in Chicago on Oct. 12.
Princeton awarded Mellon grant for Sawyer Seminar on global migration
Princeton has been awarded a grant of $225,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures, entitled “Global Migration: The Humanities and Social Sciences in Dialogue.”
Eisgruber describes Princeton synergies in letter to Amazon leaders
Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber has sent a letter to two Princeton alumni who hold leadership positions at Amazon.com to describe “some of the synergies that might benefit Amazon if you were to join us in the state that we are proud to call home.” Amazon recently issued a ...
At Freshman Families Weekend, families share in the Princeton experience
Princeton University celebrated Freshman Families Weekend on Oct. 13-15 with lively discussions and opportunities for students to share their new Princeton home with family members.
Alumni and friends gather to dedicate the Louis A. Simpson International Building
The Louis A. Simpson International Building, made possible by a gift from Louis A. Simpson, a 1960 alumnus of Princeton’s Graduate School, and his wife, Kimberly K. Querrey, was dedicated on Oct. 16.
Case elected to National Academy of Medicine
Anne Case, the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Emeritus, at Princeton University, was elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine.
Mathematician Pardon receives Packard Fellowship for early-career scientists
John Pardon, a Princeton University professor of mathematics, is one of 18 researchers nationwide to receive a 2017 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering for promising early-career researchers from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
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Doctors Fear A Potentially Deadly Disease Outbreak In Puerto Rico
As officials try to assuage fears, Christian Romero says his brother has already died from leptospirosis.
Burger King Tackles Bullying In Viral Ad
"The first step to putting an end to bullying is to take a stand against it."
In Aftermath Of Northern California Fires, Schools Brace For Newly Homeless Students
There are legal protections for children who find themselves without stable housing.
School Choice: The Old Wolf in New Sheep’s Clothing
Segregation and the evil twins–racism and inequity–are the divide and conquer gifts that keep on giving to the rich and
Ohio Charter E-Schools Under Investigation
“You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear” is an old English proverb (c. 1500) that basically means you can’t turn
Do Modern Educators Have A Front Row Seat To American Decline?
America is in decline. Just ask a modern educator. To be clear, this is not a commentary about anemic economic results, mounting
California Passes Law Ending 'Meal Shaming' In Schools
The law will ensure that children are not denied a full lunch because of their parents’ debt.
The University Of Florida Really Does Have To Let Richard Spencer Speak
And the white supremacist might be coming to a university near you, too.
No Time For Despair
The news actually is biased, but not the way most may suspect.
What I Wish People Understood About Fidget 'Toys' And Disabilities
While they might be fun for some, they actually serve a purpose to many.
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Impressionist Tracey Ullman dons grey beard to become Jeremy Corbyn
Comedy star says Labour leader will surely be delighted to see himself portrayed in Tracey Breaks the NewsShe’s played an uptight Theresa May, a sultry Angela Merkel and once danced with Neil Kinnock in a music video. Now it is Jeremy Corbyn’s inevitable turn to get the Tracey Ullman treatment – ...
Witness for the Prosecution review – Christie thriller makes judicious use of County Hall
County Hall, LondonLucy Bailey’s production of Agatha Christie’s ingenious courtroom drama fits perfectly in this debating chamberWe seem to be going back in time. Oscar Wilde’s A Woman of No Importance, NC Hunter’s A Day by the Sea and Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution were all playi...
My Week As a Muslim review – a cynical concept and spectacularly odd
We don’t need to watch a white woman ‘browning up’ to explain racism. We could just listen to Muslims talk about their experiencesIt has been 20 years since Brass Eye first appeared, but the spirit of the satirical news show lives on in My Week As a Muslim (Channel 4), a documentary so spectacula...
Weinstein Company under investigation by New York attorney general
Production firm faces civil rights investigation as state’s top prosecutor issues subpoena for records on sexual harassment and discrimination complaints Harvey Weinstein: a list of the women who have accused himThe New York attorney general has opened a civil rights investigation into the Weinst...
Trio of new Doctor Who companions unveiled
Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole to star with Jodie Whittaker when she becomes 13th DoctorBradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole have been unveiled as Jodie Whittaker’s co-stars when she becomes the first woman to take on the lead role in Doctor Who.The trio will star as the 13th Doct...
Cézanne Portraits review – clay pipes and rustling skirts captured by a questioning genius
National Portrait Gallery, LondonEvery touch of paint has purpose in Paul Cézanne’s inquiring studies of his wife, father and friends in this magical showPerhaps everything Paul Cézanne did was a portrait, whether he was painting mountains, fruit, the land, the light, people. Whatever he paints, ...
Hamlet review – careers are made in a ferociously powerful trip to Elsinore
Glyndebourne, SussexBrett Dean’s returning adaptation is a formidable achievement, and David Butt Philip is a revelation as Shakespeare’s tortured princeGiven its world premiere at Glyndebourne earlier this year, Brett Dean’s Hamlet, regarded by some as the most successful operatic adaptation to ...
‘Hey dude, do this’: the last resort for female gamers escaping online abuse
In the toxic environment of online gaming, women play incognito, pretend to be male or say nothing to avoid harassment In an extract from her book, Game Changers: From Minecraft to Misogyny, the Fight for the Future of Videogames (co-authored by Dan Golding), Leena van Deventer writes candidly ab...
Tim Flach's endangered species – in pictures
Photographer Tim Flach’s latest book Endangered, with text by zoologist Jonathan Baillie, offers a powerful visual record of threatened animals and ecosystems facing the harshest of challengesTim Flach sees his Hasselblad H4D-60 camera as a means to its end: capturing the character and emotions o...
More niche than Netflix: nine specialist streaming services you should try
From horror and anime to documentaries and Bollywood, sites that offer curated, genre-specific film and TV are springing up. Here are some of the bestStill subscribing to Netflix? How mainstream. Niche streaming services – especially ones that claim to “curate” their offering – are springing up. ...
4 Qualities Millennials Need To Get Promoted
Millennials want to get promoted but often don't know how. These 4 qualities are what managers are looking for to promote from within and will help you climb the ladder faster, smarter and into a job you want.
Why Students Should Choose A College In Asia
BY DENIS SIMON - By choosing to study in Asia, students will be well-positioned to join the work force among the world’s most dynamic economies.
College Grads: What No One Is Telling You About Getting Hired
Looking for some practical Job-seeking advice you haven’t heard before ? Recruiters spend less than five minutes scanning CVs so to standout, highlight your skills relating to the job vacancy. Innovate. Would a video resume be a good fit for the industry or sector you’re targeting?
"Admission Matters" Cuts College Process Down To Size
Many books about the college admission process exist; "Admission Matters" is a solid, no-nonsense introduction to the maze of elements that comprise it.
Postcards from Europe; Part 3: Paris and Back to London
Paris is for lovers--and legal tech, too. It has a vibrant legal community--corporate and retail--utilizing technology and process to improve legal access/ delivery. Back in London, the Legal Geek Conference evoked images of a 'Legal Woodstock' and an emerging global legal community.
Bono And Thomas Friedman Reveal Three Skills American Workers Need Today
People need to be able to adapt—and adapt quickly—if they want to thrive in the business world and not fall behind. Here are the three skills workers should possess to be successful and set themselves apart as a leader.
How Is Digital Mapping Changing The Way We Visualize Racism and Segregation?
How are mapping projects changing the way that we understand our history of racism, segregation and prejudice in America? A number of digital projects are now using GIS (geographic information systems) in order to visualize social justice issues through maps.
Meet 'America's Best Young Scientist' -- And 9 Others That Will Change The World
11-year-old Gitanjali Rao is officially America's Best Young Scientist.
Can You Save Your Organization During A Toxic Mess?
In an age of where everyone communicates at the speed of the internet, leaders cannot be unprepared for toxic messes. These situations are so threatening to the survival of an organization that to ignore their potential is indefensibly negligent.
Football Won't Save College, It's What's Wrong With College
It’s going to take a lot more than football for colleges and universities to regain popularity. In fact, spending more on football will probably make the problem worse. What will it take? The answer: lower prices and better employment outcomes.
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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.
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 ...
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 bre...
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; ...
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City College Delays Appointing President After Leaders’ Criticism
Vincent Boudreau was expected to be named the school’s president, but after a group of community leaders spoke of not being included in the search process, the decision was postponed.
New Mexico Wavered on Evolution and Climate Change in Science Education
The state’s Education Department unveiled a proposal that used soft language on evolution and climate change. Then came the public outcry.
On Campus: The Misguided Student Crusade Against ‘Fascism’
Protesters who shut down speech mimic the actions of those they say they oppose.
‘Willing to Do Everything,’ Mothers Defend Sons Accused of Sexual Assault
Some of the mothers met with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos before she changed the rules on how colleges should handle accusations.
High School Students Explain Why They Protest Anthems and Pledges
Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit or take a knee during the national anthem exploded into a national conversation about race. Here, high school students tell us why they sit or kneel during the national anthem or the Pledge of Allegiance — or why they stand and participate.
Harlem School of the Arts, Once Shuttered and in Debt, Now Dreams Big
The school has not only recovered from financial woes, but is pivoting from a place that primarily provides arts education to a full-fledged performing arts center.
In Italian Schools, Reading, Writing and Recognizing Fake News
A new program, aided by companies like Facebook, will aim to teach students how to recognize and stop the sharing of fake news and conspiracy theories.
On Campus: College Advice I Wish I’d Taken
I’m a teacher, but as an undergraduate, I was the type of mediocre student I now disdain.
On Campus: My Haunted Dorm Room
At my alma mater, ghost stories are a big part of campus lore.
‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Removed From School in Mississippi
“There is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable,” the vice president of the Biloxi School Board said.
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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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Swindling of Mecca Pilgrims Turns Political in Indonesia
A high-profile case of alleged fraud in Indonesia’s pilgrimage-to-Mecca industry has provided political ammunition to hard-line Islamists gaining sway in the country and challenging President Joko Widodo.
A Xi Jinping Protégé Rises to Stardom
The rising prospects of Chen Min’er, a younger ally to China’s president, has raised speculation over Xi Jinping’s succession plans and whether his protégé may vault into the leadership during the current Communist Party political meetings.
China's Pursuit of Fugitive Businessman Guo Wengui Kicks Off Manhattan Caper Worthy of Spy Thriller
Pressure from Beijing officials seeking Mr. Guo’s return sparks a frantic response from the Trump administration—and standoffs at Pennsylvania Station and JFK airport.
Spain, Catalonia Set for Critical Week as Crisis Deepens
The Spanish government and separatists were each maneuvering Sunday ahead of a critical week in the crisis in Catalonia following the Spanish prime minister’s move to seek new powers allowing him to remove the region’s secessionist leaders.
Philippines Declares Marawi Clear of Militants
The Philippines government said it had broken the final stand of Islamic State-linked militants in the southern city of Marawi, killing all remaining combatants exactly five months after the bloody battle began.
Japan's Abe Cements Power With Strong Election Win
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a new mandate from voters, a result he indicated would spur him to push for the first changes to the nation’s constitution since it was introduced in 1947.
Trudeau's Tax Plan Faces Resistance
As the Trump administration aims to cut taxes for businesses, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is taking a starkly different tack by cracking down on loopholes for business it says the wealthy exploit to reduce their tax bill.
U.S.-Backed Troops Take Syria's Largest Oil Field From ISIS
U.S.-backed forces said they captured Syria’s largest oil field from Islamic State militants who had held it since 2014 and used it as a major source of revenue.
Tillerson Looks to Contain Iran's Influence in Iraq
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pressed Saudi Arabia to counter Iran’s influence in Iraq by deepening ties with Baghdad as Iraq looks to rebuild itself after a three-year war against Islamic State.
Latvia Grapples With Legacy of Turbulent Century
The 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution this week is sure to stir strong emotions across central and Eastern Europe, perhaps nowhere more than Latvia, which lost close to a third of its population during the war years.
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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...
Learning Outside from the 2017 Green Strides Tour in Georgia
I had the honor of attending the Georgia Green Strides Tour 2017 with Andrea Falken of the U.S. Department of Education and Keisha Ford-Jenrette of the Georgia Department of Education, and numerous other national, state and local partners. We rode a van to some of the school sites that had been ...
ED Releases Secretary’s Proposed Priorities for Competitive Grant Programs
Today, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released the Secretary’s proposed priorities for ED’s competitive grant programs and launched the 30-day public comment period. Once we consider the comments received and issue the Secretary’s final priorities, the Secretary may choose to use one or mo...
The Path Begins: Forest Kindergarten
It’s a rainy day in Walker County, Georgia. In most schools, this would mean a day indoors with children and teachers wishing they could be outside. At Gilbert Elementary, you can look out the window and see a group of kindergarteners, in lime green rain suits, splashing their way across the play...
Student Artists and Writers Spark a Celebration of Creativity; 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Winners Exhibits Open at ED
On Sept. 15, 2017, for the 14th year, the U.S. Department of Education opened the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards exhibit of works by students from across the country, with a special exhibit this year of winners from Harris County (Houston), Texas. Presented by the Alliance for Young Artists &a...
Understanding Teachers Make “All the Difference” for a High School Student with Dyslexia
Note: October is Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Awareness Month. A teacher can make the difference between a good day and a bad one. Actually, they can make or break a child’s entire school year by understanding what accommodations in a 504 Plan or ...
12 Myths About the FAFSA® Form and Applying for Financial Aid
There’s so much information available about financial aid for college or career school that it can be hard to tell the facts from fiction. We’ve got you covered! Here are some common myths—and the real scoop—about financial aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. MYTH ...
How to Fill Out the FAFSA When You Have More Than One Child in College
Having one child who is heading to college can be stressful, but having to help multiple children at the same time can feel like too much to manage. While I can’t save you from a forgotten application deadline or the “how to do your own laundry” lessons, hopefully, I can help make the financial a...
Lifelong Learning: A Roadway to Success
Photo credit: Heidi Markley Photography National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week (September 24-30, 2017) is a big opportunity to come together as a field to celebrate adult education and to raise awareness of the 36 million adult learners across the nation who are in need of assistance. ...
How low-coding technology helped the University of South Florida weather Hurricane Irma
Officials say they built a rapid response application to better inform decision-making in under 24 hours and a thorough collection of data was key.
Systems are important, but so are the people
In all cases, identifying the problem must precede identifying the solution, but getting campus buy-in and providing the essential professional development around solutions may be more critical.
Higher ed is becoming more entrenched in tech — what does this mean for CIOs?
We spoke with Virginia Tech CIO Scott Midkiff to find the answers.
Gates Foundation adjusts K-12 funding priorities, abandons teacher eval investment
In a recent speech, Bill Gates said new funding would place a greater focus on supporting "locally driven solutions" for student achievement from networks of districts, schools and teachers.
Schools look for new ways to match students with mentors
Recent findings from The National Mentoring Partnership show that many programs have a hard time keeping mentors.
Georgia school's biotech program sets standard for high-tech personalization
Former wildlife biologist and University of Wisconsin lecturer Marc Pedersen leads the award-winning, highly selective program at Paulding County High School in Dallas, GA.
Support for student entrepreneurship is critical to economic development, international report finds
A report on higher education in Ireland calls on education advocates and policymakers to support student innovation in economic development.
CIOs craft strategies for student, staff cybersecurity awareness
Breaches of personal information are increasingly a part of the national conversation, and higher ed leaders are working overtime to reassure end users their data is safe.
Consortiums growing in popularity to promote ROI
The Liberal Arts Career Network consists of 39 different institutions pooling together to offer competitive job and internship opportunities to students.
Consortiums growing in popularity to promote ROI
The Liberal Arts Career Network consists of 39 different institutions pooling together to offer competitive job and internship opportunities to students.
Mainland Colleges Offer In-State Tuition To Students Affected By Hurricane Maria
State colleges, community colleges and one private university are working to help students in Puerto Rico and beyond continue their education.
California Wildfires Have Disrupted School For A Quarter Of A Million Students
Natural disasters have left millions of students across the U.S. out of school. The California wildfires have added to the tally, with dozens of districts and hundreds of schools affected.
DeVos Is Sued By 17 States; Richard Spencer And Colleges; Race and Student Loans
Plus a new Education Department employee opposes regulation in our weekly roundup of learning-related news.
Switching To Middle School Can Be Hard On Kids, But There Are Ways To Make It Better
A new study shows students' self-image suffers in middle school and junior high. And it's not just hard on low-income kids. Having a teacher who understands the teenage brain can help.
Holes In The Plot: Suspect Loses Bet With Cops, Turns Himself In — With Doughnuts
A wanted man made a bet with police on Facebook: If they could get 1,000 shares, he would turn himself in — and bring doughnuts. They did it. And eventually, police posted photos of his promise kept.
White Nationalist Richard Spencer Met By Protesters At University Of Florida
Richard Spencer spoke at the University of Florida Thursday. Throngs of protesters turned out to shout him down and tell him his messages weren't welcome.
Should College Professors Give 'Tech Breaks' In Class?
Is it necessary coddling or just good science to give college students breaks to check their phones? Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes a look.
Is Free Speech In A 'State Of Emergency'?
A planned talk at the University of Florida has led the state's governor to take drastic measures in preparation.
All-Boys School In D.C. Focuses On Helping Young Men Of Color
The public school is designed to meet the needs of young men of color. It features a "restorative justice circle," which includes the school's psychologist, a social worker and counselors.
Young Children Are Spending Much More Time In Front Of Small Screens
A new national survey of parents suggests mobile device use by children under 8 has increased tenfold in the past six years.