Maja Markovic 011
If most people turn into muderers all of a sudden, we'll need to push out a firmware update or something.
2018 CVE List
CVE-2018-?????: It turns out Bruce Schneier is just two mischevious kids in a trenchcoat.
For a while, some physicists worked on a theory unifying the other forces with both the force of gravity and the film
Don't be nervous about the robots, be nervous about the people with the resources to build them.
It's actually worst in people who study the Dunning–Kruger effect. We tried to organize a conference on it, but the only people who would agree to give the keynote were random undergrads.
The History of Unicode
Super Bowl Watch Party
It's going to be weird near the end of May when the screen goes blank for over 18 hours.
Chicken Pox and Name Statistics
People with all six of those names agree that it's weird that we have teeth, when you think about it for too long. Just about everyone agrees on that, except—in a still-unexplained statistical anomaly—people named
The most delicious exotic fruit discovered this way is the strawberry banana. Sadly, it's only stable in puree form, so it's currently limited to yogurt and smoothies, but they're building a massive collider in Europe to search for a strawberry banana that can be eaten whole.
Gift supports initiative to help FAS faculty grow as leaders, learners
The pathbreaking "Scholars as Leaders; Scholars as Learners" program builds on Yale's commitment to be a national leader in faculty engagement.
Activist Ai-jen Poo to lecture on ‘Care and the Future of Work’
Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, will give the Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Women’s Rights on Feb. 26 at Yale Law School.
PremieBreathe gives premature babies a better chance
Yale’s Anjelica Gonzalez is leading a team to develop a low-cost respirator that delivers warmed, oxygenated air to infants with respiratory complications.
Generous donation benefits Yale psychosis treatment program
With a $120,000 donation, Marc and Elizabeth Rabinowitz have established The Rabinowitz Fund to support Yale’s Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis program.
A synthetic approach to helping the immune system thwart infections
Yale researchers have developed a set of synthetic molecules that may help boost the strength of a key, virus-fighting protein called RIG-I.
How Trump could end up diminishing his own power
History shows that when courts intervene because a president is trying to shield his own conduct, the deck is stacked against him
A global view of species diversity in high elevations, via mountain birds
Yale researchers have empirically tested for the first time the common idea that species diversity generally decreases at higher elevations.
SOM Insights: The agony and ecstasy of the gig economy
Yale SOM’s Amy Wrzesniewski investigated the lives of independent workers and found that they experience dramatic emotional highs and lows.
The destructive dynamics of political tribalism
America is being ravaged by predictable, destructive political dynamics that follow from the combination of democracy and a market-dominant minority.
John Kerry and Stanley McChrystal to discuss counterterrorism Feb. 23
The conversation — which will be live-streamed beginning at 11:30am — will address Afghanistan and the problematic strategic partnerships in counterterrorism.
The Image of Obama
Portrait of Barack Obama by Kehinde Wiley This week brought the unveiling of the official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama at the National Portrait Gallery. Each image is both visually striking and laced with symbolic meaning, as well as imbued with the significance of the nation’s first Af...
Joy de Menil Joins Harvard University Press as Executive Editor and Director of Belknap Publishing
We’re very pleased to share the news that Joy de Menil has been appointed to the newly created position of Executive Editor and Director of Belknap Publishing. In addition to acquiring her own titles, de Menil will oversee the rebranding of the prestigious Belknap imprint, with an eye to widening...
Ronald Reagan’s Balcony Heroes
In the days since Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address, one of the most consistently noted elements of the evening has been the speech’s heavy reliance on the stories of individuals, the so-called “heroes in the balcony” whose courage, kindness, strength, and suffering have...
Michael Sandel and Chinese Philosophy
Harvard’s Michael Sandel is an unusually prominent thinker in North America and Europe, but in China he’s a verifiable celebrity, inspiring what New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos describes as “near religious devotion.” On one recent trip, the border guard checking passports told Sandel that he w...
Can We See Life Out There?
In Life through Time and Space, Wallace Arthur brings together the latest discoveries in biology and astronomy to examine our deepest questions about where we came from, where we are going, and whether we are alone in the cosmos. The answer to that last question is almost certainly negative, but,...
A Turn to King
In the last months of 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a series of five lectures that stand as his final testament on racism, poverty, and war. Later published as The Trumpet of Conscience, the lectures included King’s urgent call for a global movement for justice: But we do not have much ...
From Latin Fragments to Greek Medicine
New year, new Loebs! Below, Loeb Classical Library General Editor Jeffrey Henderson introduces the latest additions to what critic Adam Kirsch calls “one of the greatest accomplishments of modern scholarship.” ----- This season brings another exciting set of volumes for the Loeb Classical Library...
Frankenstein, Born January 1, 1818, Still Alive
Today marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, one of the most haunting and enduring works ever written in English, and arguably our greatest tale of horror. Below, Susan Wolfson and Ronald Levao, whose widely celebrated annotated edition of the novel we publ...
The Meaning of Belief
In The Meaning of Belief: Religion from an Atheist’s Point of View, a short book recognized as one of the year’s best on religion, philosopher Tim Crane attempts an intervention into contemporary debates on religion, which he sees as only so much sequestered shouting, neither atheists nor believe...
“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...
Undergraduates perform an adaptation of Life Is a Dream with a new ending
Under the guest direction of Tony Award-winner Dominique Serrand, Stanford cast and crew explore age-old themes from a 17th-century Spanish play while incorporating modern questions of gender and ambiguity.
Improving education policy through value-based, data-informed decisions
In a new book, Stanford scholar Susanna Loeb encourages education policy-makers to consider the many different values of an education, beyond test scores, alongside available research evidence when crafting their decisions.
Campus input sought on investment responsibility principles
Advisory panel seeks input, offers web feedback mechanism for those with recommendations on Stanford's policies and procedures regarding investment responsibility.
Why Medicare and Social Security keep growing
While U.S. federal entitlement program expenditures are intricately woven into the fabric of American society, they have grown into a costly burden with a reach far beyond what was originally intended, Stanford scholar John Cogan says.
Stanford scholar celebrates Western culture’s open-access tradition
The historic struggle for greater access to knowledge and the debates over intellectual property rights have a legacy that should inform today’s digital era, writes Stanford education Professor John Willinsky.
Stretchable, touch-sensitive electronics
Stanford researchers have set the stage for an evolution in electronics by taking the concept of ‘artificial skin’ to the next level.
Stanford Family Weekend offers glimpse into student life
The annual Family Weekend, which will take place Feb. 23-24, opens with a welcome address Friday morning from Provost Persis Drell and closes late Saturday afternoon.
Stanford scientists eavesdrop on volcanic rumblings to forecast eruptions
Sound waves generated by burbling lakes of lava atop some volcanoes could provide advance warning to people who live near active volcanoes.
The National Academy of Engineering elects three Stanford faculty
Oussama Khatib, Nils Nilsson and David Tse each earned engineering’s top honor with election to the National Academy of Engineering.
Mental rehearsal might prepare our minds for action
Mentally running through a routine improves performance, but how that works isn’t clear. Now, a new tool – brain-machine interface – suggests the answer lies in how our brains prepare for action.
Theory suggests root efficiency, independence drove global spread of flora
A new theory of plant evolution suggests that the 400 million-year drive of flora across the globe may not have been propelled by the above-ground traits we can see easily, but by underground adaptations that allowed plants to become more efficient and independent.
Eugenides elected to American Academy of Arts and Letters
Jeffrey Eugenides, professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Lesbian and bisexual girls at greater risk for school discipline
Joel Mittleman, a Ph.D. candidate in sociology, finds teen girls who are attracted to other girls are far more likely than other students to be disciplined at school.
Senior thesis: Nwabueze's African roots shape her path in theater
Princeton senior Ugonna Nwabueze made important discoveries about becoming a theater artist while researching her two theses projects — an original play and a production of the play "Eclipsed."
Seniors Parton, Pecsok named Pyne Prize winners
Princeton seniors John "Newby" Parton and Maggie Pecsok have been named co-winners of the University’s 2018 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction conferred on an undergraduate.
Geophysicists and atmospheric scientists partner to track typhoons’ seismic footprints
Seismologists and atmospheric scientists have partnered to track the movement and intensity of hurricanes, typhoons and other tropical cyclones by looking at how much they shake the seafloor.
Murthy receives BRAIN grant to study social interactions
Mala Murthy leads a team of researchers who are investigating how the brain processes social cues by looking at the courtship interactions of the vinegar fly.
Princeton seniors Berman, Varagur win Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Princeton University seniors Adam Berman and Kaamya Varagur awarded 2018 Gates Cambridge Scholarships.
Princeton graduate Diehl, senior Joseph named Knight-Hennessy Scholars
Princeton senior Gabriel Joseph and Class of 2015 graduate Brett Diehl have been named Knight-Hennessy Scholars to pursue graduate studies at Stanford University.
Applied sustainability: High Meadows Foundation supports campus-based projects that yield real-world results
The High Meadows Foundation Sustainability Fund highlights “measurable outcomes that will contribute to cultivating a sustainability ethos on campus.”
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Texas District Says Students Protesting Gun Violence Will Get Suspended
"A disruption of the school will not be tolerated," says the head of the Needville Independent School District.
Sales Of Bulletproof Backpacks Rise, But They're Unlikely To Do Much Good
Rifles like the AR-15, used in recent mass shootings, blow clean through the bags.
The Simple Way A Growing Number Of States Are Hoping To Improve Kids' Brains
By Lillian Mongeau, The Hechinger Report APPLETON, Wisc. — Middle school students at Kaleidoscope Academy, a district charter
Can't Stage A Walkout? Here's What You Can Do To Help Shooting Victims.
From talking about gun control to donating blood, there's a lot we can all do.
The Parkland Students Talk Straight To America
An inspiring group of students has flipped the linguistics of adult-child relationships on its head.
Here Are The Biggest Nationwide Gun Control Protests Planned
Major events are scheduled to demand action after the Florida school shooting.
Here's How To Stop The Next Nikolas Cruz
"Red flag" laws empower families to take action when they spot signs of trouble.
School Walkouts Go Nationwide As Students Push For Gun Control
A Texas school district has threatened to suspend any students who protest during the school day.
Florida Massacre Survivor Describes Harrowing Experience Of Being Mistaken For Shooter
"I knew any move I made would be the end of my life," said Lorenzo Prado.
Florida Shooting Survivors Confront Lawmakers For Inaction On Gun Violence
“A tragedy like this can never happen again, and ... we will never let it happen again,” a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior said.
The Guardian - Culture
Insecure Men: Insecure Men review – slacker supergroup find redemption in pop
Asked to leave Fat White Family due to addiction issues, Saul Ademczewski cleaned up, convened with Childhood’s Ben Romans-Hopcraft, and made an album of hope and horrorIt’s seldom that anything involving Fat White Family comes with a heartwarming story attached. They are, after all, a band who d...
Quincy Jones's greatest ever moments – ranked!
The polymath producer worked with Sinatra, Miles and, of course, Michael Jackson – and that was before two recent interviews proved he’s music’s greatest raconteurChris Heath’s 10,000-word profile of Jones is as extraordinary an interview as you’re likely to read this year. At 84, clearly too old...
Wiley review – grime's graceful godfather cements his reputation
Manchester AcademyOn the night the Brit awards celebrated grime, the genre’s originator shows how his uniquely off-kilter flow facilitated its success“What the fucking hell is this?” the crowd chant angrily as the in-house PA plays S Club 7. Wiley’s arrival to Lynyrd Skynyrd is then met with as m...
Why TV's brightest shows are turning episodes into standalone stories
From Girls to Atlanta, ‘bottle’ episodes have become fascinating character studies – and sometimes the basis for an entire seriesBottle episodes of television get their name from the original Star Trek, where budgetary concerns would occasionally force the show to confine an episode to the Starsh...
After Black Panther: can Hollywood maintain black visibility on screen?
The phenomenal success of Ryan Coogler’s ground-breaking Marvel smash is the latest wake-up call for an industry still lacking in diversity The Black Panther’s blockbuster coronation is now complete. This past weekend, Marvel’s latest superhero extravaganza succeeded under just about every defini...
Native review – an elegant and weird sci-fi adventure
Rupert Graves and Ellie Kendrick play humanoid space-farers whose mission is interrupted by the sounds of BeethovenDirector and co-writer Daniel Fitzsimmons makes his interesting feature debut with a smart lo-fi sci-fi. It’s a claustrophobic chamber piece, occasionally opened out into weird inter...
'Capitalism makes you ill': the radical therapists who turned to terrorism
The theories behind Germany’s Socialist Patients Collective turned medical treatment on its head – but led some of them to the Red Army Faction“Turn illness into a weapon,” proclaimed the manifesto of the SPK, or Socialist Patients’ Collective. “The kidney stone that makes you suffer,” it declare...
Berlin 1936 by Oliver Hilmes review – Hitler’s Olympics
Most visitors were dazzled by the 1936 games. This lightweight study dwells not on the dark side, but on the glitz, glamour and gossipOn a balmy summer evening on 16 August 1936, dozens of searchlights formed a vast dome of light above the new Olympic Stadium in Berlin. The spectacular effect, or...
Season of the Devil review – murderous Filipino opera of pain is a tough watch
The latest film from Norte, The End of History director Lav Diaz, takes us into the heart of darkness, but at four hours it’s a frustrating experienceThere can hardly be a deeper, darker vale of tears at this year’s Berlin film festival than Season of the Devil, the stylised yet starkly austere, ...
Why Lady Bird should win the 2018 best picture Oscar
Ahead of the 2018 Oscars, Hadley Freeman champions Greta Gerwig’s coming-of-age drama about the inner lives of womenIt is still slightly mind-blowing that Lady Bird is nominated at all at this year’s Academy Awards, because there is nothing about this movie that screams “Oscar fodder!” But the fa...
Colleges Ask Applicants For More While Reading Applications Less
While asking for more and more information from their applicants, many colleges are paring the time for reading/evaluating applications down to a bare minimum, primarily for the benefit of their staffs, not for prospective students.
You Were Promoted to a Leadership Role but You Feel Unprepared. Don't Panic.
Taking on a management position can be stressful, but don’t let the fear of imperfection get in the way of your performance.
Coursera's Bet On The Upskilling Of American Workers
How does the online education giant Coursera see "the future of work"? Which training and certifications does it see as most promising for individuals, and what partnerships with employers is it betting on?
Leadership Is Not The Same As Telling Other People What To Do
Marcelino Elosua, founder and CEO of business book publisher LID Publishing, talks about the changing trends in leadership thinking over the past 25 years, the importance of building long-term relationships with authors and what he learned from his missionary uncle.
Is Getting An Online MBA Worth It?
An online MBA is a viable option for people who don't want to quit their jobs
What Are My Chances? High Schoolers, Scattergrams And The College Admissions Process
High School counselors use Naviance scattergrams to answer the question “what are my chances?” for a certain college. At worst, the scattergrams represent crushed dreams; at best, they provoke mild anxiety in students. College counselor Will Geiger explains how to use them to your advantage.
Learning Lab Ventures Is Disrupting Poverty By Bringing Startup Values To The Nonprofit World
Learning Lab Ventures Founder Rochelle Gores Fredston shares how running her nonprofit like a business accelerates impact and longevity.
7 Options For Boosting Your Tech Business's Success
It's easy to get distracted by developing tech, and for good reason: You have to stay on top of what's going on to keep your edge. But there are other factors to consider when helping your organization grow.
Girls Who Code, Boys Who Cook: Cambodia's Future Leaders
The Liger Leadership Academy is educating what it hopes will be Cambodia’s next generation of leaders - without one single class in “leadership.”
How Millionaire Jeremy Gardner And Jinglan Wang Built The Largest Blockchain Education Network
$11 billion dollars worth of blockchain companies are coming out of one major network found in universities around the world. Read about millionaire Jeremy Gardner's life, and the Blockchain Education Network that brings students together to build businesses off of this new technology.
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A Brand-New Learning Network
Say goodbye to the blog, our home since 2009 — and say hello to Learning Network 3.0.
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 ...
The Telegraph - Culture
The New York Times - Education
11 of the Most Dramatic Moments in a Day of Confrontation Over Guns
Students at the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people last week traveled to the White House and the Florida State Capitol and called for changes to gun laws.
Black History Month Menu at N.Y.U.: Kool-Aid, Watermelon and Controversy
New York University’s president apologized for the “inexcusably insensitive” menu, which was planned by two employees of the food service company Aramark.
Tech We’re Using: Limiting the Influence of Tech When You Report on It
How Natasha Singer, a tech reporter at The Times, uses tech when she chronicles the industry’s effect on education, privacy and our health.
D.C. Schools Chancellor Resigns Amid Outcry Over Daughter’s School Transfer
The chancellor, Antwan Wilson, had come under investigation for how his daughter recently transferred to a coveted high school, bypassing about 700 students on a wait-list.
Rhodes Scholarships Go Global as Students From Anywhere Now Qualify
The program to study at Oxford, created in 1902 for students from English-speaking countries, has been expanding and opening to more of the world.
How Does a Political Reporter Write a Memoir? First, Read Books. A Lot of Books.
A reporter who spent a decade covering Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns talks about her adjustment to book leave and finding the “foreign land where writers live.”
Contributing Op-Ed Writer: A University of, by and for the People
Land-grant colleges give all Americans access to an education no matter how much money their parents have.
Months of Searching Still Hasn’t Found New Schools Chancellor
It’s been hard to find a successor to Carmen Fariña with the skills to run the country’s largest district and a mind-set compatible with the mayor’s.
A Mister Rogers Postage Stamp, and a Legacy That’s Anything but Make-Believe
“Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” is marking the 50th anniversary of its American premiere with a new Forever stamp. A biopic starring Tom Hanks has also been announced.
Berklee College Expands Online, to Graduate Degrees
Applications for the graduate programs — a master of music in music production and a master of arts in music business — will be accepted starting Feb. 21.
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Računarstvo u društvenim naukama
New bookmark list
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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China's Approach to 2022 Winter Olympics: Faster, Higher, Stronger, Cheaper
A decade ago, China pulled out all the stops in an effort to dazzle the world for the Beijing Summer Olympics. But ahead of the 2022 Winter Games, the vision is relatively modest in a town that will host key events.
Olympics Closing Ceremony Will Be Chance for Ivanka Trump, North Koreans to Meet
The U.S. and North Korea may have another Olympics encounter, as Pyongyang will send a high-level delegation to attend the Closing Ceremony, while Washington sends U.S. presidential adviser and daughter Ivanka Trump.
Saudi Arabia Stymies U.S. Over Pakistan Terror List
Saudi Arabia joined Turkey and China in a move to block a U.S.-led attempt this week to place Pakistan on an international terror-financing watch list, according to officials involved in the process, in a rare disagreement between Riyadh and the Trump administration.
Venezuela Opposition to Boycott Vote
Venezuela’s largest opposition parties said they would boycott the April 22 presidential elections, casting further doubt on the legitimacy of the vote in which leftist leader Nicolás Maduro is seeking a second, six-year term.
Former Netanyahu Aide to Testify in Corruption Case
A confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has turned state witness for the Israeli police and will testify in a corruption probe, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday, the latest twist in a series of cases that threaten to bring down Israel’s leader.
IOC in High-Wire Diplomacy Over Fate of Russia's Olympic Ban
Putin aide met with IOC President Thomas Bach after latest doping allegation involving a Russian athlete
Boko Haram Kidnaps More Schoolgirls in Nigeria
A mass kidnapping at a boarding school in northeastern Nigeria this week has raised fears of a repeat of the 2014 abduction of students in Chibok.
A Question for U.K. Ministers: What Were You After With Brexit?
After a week of speechifying by various members of the British cabinet, it is easier to identify what the government wants to stay the same after leaving the EU than what it wants to change, Simon Nixon writes.
South Africa's New Budget Aims to Repair Zuma's Economic Damage
President Cyril Ramaphosa faced his first major test as his government presented a budget that seeks to repair the economic damage wrought under his predecessor while reassuring international investors and South Africa’s poor black majority.
U.S. Moves to Halt Turkey's Drift Toward Iran and Russia
The Trump administration has embarked on a new campaign to try to repair bilateral ties and pull Ankara out of its deepening alliances with Tehran and Moscow but Washington is struggling to find a way to address Turkey’s chief grievance.
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President’s Education Awards Program (PEAP): Celebrating Student Achievement And Hard Work in the Classroom
Graduating elementary, middle and high school students can be recognized. School principals or designated school representatives may pre-order certificates at 1-877-897-4784. President’s Education Awards Program (PEAP) student recipients are selected annually by their school principal. Last year,...
My Art Is a Reflection of My Story: National PTA Reflections Student Arts Showcase at ED
Student artists whose works focused on the theme “What Is Your Story?” gathered at the U.S. Department of Education (ED) on Jan. 16, 2018, to be celebrated for their awards in the 2018 National PTA Reflections® Student Arts Showcase program. Since 1969, the program has annually recognized element...
Why You Should Celebrate National School Counseling Week
It just figures that National School Counseling Week starts the day after the Super Bowl. The country gorges on guacamole-covered chicken wings on Sunday, and when America’s most misunderstood group of educators asks for three nacho chips and a high five on Monday, the country is too tired to par...
Educator Self-Care Is Social Emotional Learning
Note: February 5-9, 2018 is National School Counseling Week. Vicarious or secondary trauma invades our classrooms and leaks into the hearts of educators who carry the emotional burdens of their students. If we can honor our educators and their work by giving them the skills and space for their ow...
Secretary DeVos Convenes Higher Education Summit: Innovation Blends Technology and the Personal Touch
“We need to question everything; to look for ways in which we can improve, and embrace the imperative of change. At the end of the day, success shouldn’t be measured by how much ivy is on the wall,” said U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. “It should be determined by how you’re educating and pr...
Secretary DeVos Convenes K-12 Summit: Innovation Starts with a Focus on the Learner
“There are a number of challenges and opportunities facing American students,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. “And Washington, D.C. does not have all the answers. But government can be good at bringing people together to highlight their creative thinking and new approaches.” Secret...
National #SchoolChoice Week 2018: Recognizing the Diverse Career Goals And Academic Needs of Students
January 21-27, 2018 is National School Choice Week! President Donald J. Trump issued a proclamation marking the event. In the words of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, School choice is not about picking this building or that classroom – it’s much bigger than that. It’s about freedom to fi...
The ED Games Expo Comes to the Kennedy Center
Did you know that game-based learning is gaining popularity in education as more young people and adults learn from games in and out of the classroom? Well-designed games can motivate students to actively engage in content that relates to coursework, and to master challenging tasks designed to sh...
To Rebuild, Rethink and Renew
This past fall I had the opportunity to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands, twice — first, in October, and two weeks later, in the company of Secretary DeVos. There, I saw firsthand the wholesale destruction left by back-to-back hurricanes. The experience was both humbling and uplifting. During my fir...
Calling Local Heroes Directly into Action; Apply to be an ED School Ambassador Fellow
“But I’m just a teacher…” We, teachers, change the mindsets of self-doubters, instill a lifelong love of learning for many, care for the children of others as if they’re our own, and play a major role in creating all other professions. Yet, despite those superpowers, many of us have heard or utte...
Catering to adult students includes book deliveries and meals
Tufts and Harvard among universities finding new ways to meet busy professionals' needs.
Early adopters eager to bring VR to schools
The value of virtual reality to classroom curriculum is still not fully researched.
Tech tools can allow students to be heard beyond the classroom
But seeing technology as a cure-all solution is a trap educators and administrators must work to avoid.
Tying real-world learning to lessons helps students envision their future
The best learning has a purpose.
'Alexa, can we go to school today?'
Digital assistants can enhance the classroom experience and throw some fun in the mix.
How schools can weave anti-bullying, suicide prevention training into curriculum
SEL training can help build inclusion and respect within classrooms.
Providing coaching, support boosts principal retention
In New York City Department of Education's New Principal Support program, first-year principals receive roughly 72 hours of support from a coach.
Outgoing NYC Chancellor Fariña: Administrators should be curriculum experts, build networks beyond ed
The retiring chief of the nation's largest school system reflected on her accomplishments, what still needs to be done, and experiences as a woman.
New campaign highlights states' school improvement efforts
The States Leading Campaign wants to ensure states are being recognized for the innovative work they're doing to improve schools and outcomes for students under ESSA.
Integrating new tech into the classroom requires support
In a recent study, more than half of principals and two-thirds of technology leaders say their greatest challenge is motivating teachers to implement technology.
Trump Backs Arming Teachers During Emotional White House Listening Session
A week after 17 people were killed at a Parkland, Fla., high school, President Trump hosted survivors, parents and teachers from that and other recent school shooting tragedies.
Head Of D.C.'s Schools Resigns After Personal Scandal And Amid District Tumult
The D.C. public school chancellor resigned amid ongoing graduation issues and under pressure after news emerged that he had improperly transferred his child from one highly desired school to another.
Kentucky Moves To Add Guns To Schools After School Shooting
The Kentucky legislature is considering arming teachers and administrators in response to a school shooting there Jan. 23.
After Florida Shooting, Students Are Lobbying For New Gun Regulations
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are headed to Tallahassee to lobby state lawmakers to pass new gun regulations. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Steve Bousquet of the Tampa Bay Times about the state of play and Gov. Rick Scott's relationship with the NRA.
Memoirist Retraces Her Journey From Survivalist Childhood To Cambridge Ph.D.
Growing up, Tara Westover had no birth certificate, never saw a doctor and didn't go to school. She writes about her awkward transition into the mainstream in Educated: A Memoir.
The Columbine Generation
Survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, are dedicated to making sure it's the last.
How Do You Teach Slavery?
Americans' knowledge of slavery is varied, and often inaccurate.
'Tell Them We Are Rising' Tackles Impact Of Historically Black Colleges
NPR's Michel Martin talks with Stanley Nelson, who showcases the history of black colleges and universities in a new documentary Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities.
Navajo President: Go To College, Then Bring That Knowledge Home
Half of Native Americans say college was never part of the conversation growing up. Their graduation rates are far below the national average. Navajo leaders say those who go to college don't return.
How To Talk With Kids About Terrible Things
The school shooting in Parkland, Fla., has children all over the country asking difficult questions. Here are a few tips for their parents and teachers.