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'Hey! Put her down!' 'No, it's ok! The next chance for me to be carried to a blood cauldron isn't until 2024!'
Earth Orbital Diagram
You shouldn't look directly at a partial eclipse because of the damage that can be caused by improperly aligning the solar-lunar orbital plane with the orbital bones around your eye.
I was thinking of observing stars to verify Einstein's theory of relativity again, but I gotta say, that thing is looking pretty solid at this point.
There were traffic jams for the eclipses in 1970 and 1979, and that was *before* we had the potential for overnight viral social media frenzies.
Computers vs Humans
It's hard to train deep learning algorithms when most of the positive feedback they get is sarcastic.
I live on a torn-bag-of-potato-chips-where-the-tear-is-rapidly-growing fault, which is terrifying.
I would be honored, but I know I don't belong in your network. The person you invited was someone who had not yet inflicted this two-year ordeal upon you. I'm no longer that person.
If it falls below 20% full, my bag turns red and I start to panic.
Since buns range from crepuscular to nocturnal, it's recommended that you enable the scheduled
Emoji Movie Reviews
There's this idea that emoji are bad for communication because they replace ambiguity and nuance with a limited set of preselected emotions, but it doesn't really survive a collision with real-world usage of the thinking face or upside-down smiley.
In Beijing, Shelly Kagan teaches about death and the meaning of life
In July, philosopher Shelly Kagan taught a weekend workshop on death and the meaning of life at Yale Center Beijing.
Researchers float a unified theory for fundamental forces
A new study argues that the “swimmers” of the natural world exert a predictable influence on each other within seemingly chaotic environments.
Behavior theory may offer key to ensuring infants are put to sleep safely
A new study examined what influences a mother's decision to put her infant in the recommended sleeping position.
Evolutionary biologists probe human-chimp genetics mystery
Yale and Howard University scientists developed a genetic analysis technique that can explore what makes humans different from chimpanzees.
Solar eclipse offers information, inspiration, and awe
The Aug. 21 event will be studied closely by Yale scientists. The public can also view the eclipse at Leitner Observatory.
President Peter Salovey: Reflections After Charlottesville
In a message to the campus, the president reaffirmed Yale's commitment to protecting freedom of speech and fostering a "truly inclusive" community.
Revulsion over Charlottesville march shows why we shouldn’t ban hate speech
Former Law School dean Robert Post discusses the complexities of First Amendment rights in such a "nightmare scenario."
Less than 1% of neurons — the VIPs — orchestrate brain development
Neuroscientist Jessica Cardin and colleagues discuss role of aptly named VIP interneurons in forming the brain’s cortical circuits.
Starting opioid addiction treatment in the ED is cost-effective, says study
People with opioid addiction who receive buprenorphine in the emergency department are more likely to still be in a drug treatment program 30 days later.
Recent alumnus Adrian Hale is a testament to self-determination
Hale grew up in the inner city, served in the Marine Corps, and graduated from Yale in May, becoming the first in his family to attend college.
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...
Humans and Nature, Hopelessly Entangled
Henry David Thoreau, born two hundred years ago today, is known for his stay on Walden Pond but at heart was really one for rivers. So argues Robert Thorson in The Boatman: Henry David Thoreau’s River Years, which shows just how deeply Thoreau’s thinking and writing were connected to paddling and...
Finding “Fake News” in History
In the opening days of the Battle of the Bulge, members of a Waffen SS division executed 84 American prisoners of war near the Belgian town of Malmedy. After a long and painstaking investigation, the U.S. Army tried and convicted 74 accused perpetrators, but a concerted effort to delegitimize and...
Loebs New and New Again
June saw the publication of four new Loeb Classical Library volumes, a batch consisting of two revisions to earlier works and two new additions to the corpus. Below, General Editor Jeffrey Henderson introduces the offerings. ----- Following the release in fall 2016 of the extraordinary Early Gree...
Jazz and the Literary Imagination
The often-heard cliché that “writing about music is like dancing about architecture”—which has been variously attributed to Thelonious Monk, William S. Burroughs, Frank Zappa, Martin Mull, Laurie Anderson, and Elvis Costello, among others—seems to take for granted that it’s ludicrous to use one e...
Making the case for nuclear energy
Jeremy Carl and David Fedor, research scholars at the Hoover Institution, discuss the state of nuclear energy in the U.S. They analyze nuclear’s benefits as well as the economic and policy challenges it faces.
Genome analysis with near-complete privacy possible
Stanford researchers used cryptography to cloak irrelevant genetic information in individuals’ genomes while revealing disease-associated mutations. The technique could vastly improve patient privacy.
Stanford Teaching Festival course examines WWI
A new professional development course at Stanford for middle and high school teachers highlights the importance of teaching the history of the First World War in a global context.
Stanford educators suggest lessons for solar eclipse
Stanford education faculty suggest ways for teachers and parents to take advantage of the solar eclipse on Aug. 21.
Engineering students help geneticists study coral bleaching
Tiny devices could help scientists study coral bleaching, parasites, molecular biology and more, but few scientists know how to use them. A new course aimed to change that by pairing students with labs looking for help.
Beyond the classroom
Each year about 1,000 Stanford undergraduates work closely with faculty mentors on research ranging from engineering and medicine to the humanities, fine arts and social sciences.
Epiphany in the fish lab
Studying the brains of fish led undergraduate Danielle Katz in an unexpected direction – a degree in mechanical engineering.
Supervolcanoes: A key to America’s electric future?
Stanford researchers show that lake sediments preserved within ancient supervolcanoes can host large lithium-rich clay deposits. A domestic source of lithium would help meet the rising demand for this valuable metal, which is critical for modern technology.
Faculty families begin moving into homes at University Terrace
Initial move-ins begin as work on the 180-unit faculty housing community continues.
Message to Stanford students in the aftermath of violence in Virginia
Stanford leadership offers support to the campus community following the recent violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Team to use virtual reality to help with real-world arms control
Efforts to reduce nuclear stockpiles soon may get a boost from a team of Princeton University researchers and a socially responsible gaming company that are seeking to use virtual reality to help improve systems to discover and monitor nuclear materials worldwide.
Solar eclipses explained in 90 seconds
Professor of Astrophysical Sciences Amitava Bhattacharjee explains how solar eclipses occur, the difference between a partial and total eclipse, and how to view Monday's eclipse in the United States.
Princeton continues to support graduate student imprisoned in Iran
Princeton University issued the following statement Thursday, Aug. 17, regarding Xiyue Wang, a Princeton graduate student conducting dissertation research in Iran who was sentenced to 10 years in prison after having been accused of espionage.
Entrepreneurship could benefit from cultural studies, conference finds
At a conference held in August on the Princeton campus, 50 researchers — sociologists, anthropologists, entrepreneurship specialists and journalists — discussed how research can enhance the study of entrepreneurship.
Graduate student Rale awarded Gilliam Fellowship to support diversity in science
Princeton doctoral student Michael Rale has been selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute as one of 39 new Gilliam Fellows this year. The award supports diversity in science.
Doctors trained at lowest-ranked medical schools prescribe more opioids
Physicians trained at the United States’ lowest-ranked medical schools write more opioid prescriptions than physicians trained at the highest-ranked schools, according to a study by Princeton University researchers.
Employee retirements: August 2017
An updated list of University employee retirements, as of August 2017.
Princeton Profiles: Yusuf Dahl, from prison to Princeton
Yusuf Dahl channeled his interests in housing, entrepreneurship and domestic policy into a master’s degree in public affairs.
#TellUsTigers 2017: Take a leisurely scroll to meet Princetonians — one post at a time
Princeton's #TellUsTigers Instagram campaign has grown into a campus-wide effort, featuring portraits and first-person text that address issues such as stereotyping and personal loss, and capture life-changing experiences of students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Five Princeton graduate students receive DAAD awards for research and study in Germany
Five Princeton graduate students have received DAAD awards for research and study in Germany.
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University of Texas Removes Confederate Statues From Its Main Campus
The monuments "have become symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism,” the university's president said.
Mom And Dad Take Hilariously Relatable Back-To-School Photos
Parents are loving this family's annual tradition.
Over 129,000 Kids Attend Schools That Honor Confederate Leaders
191 schools around the country are named for leaders who fought to uphold slavery.
Little Boy From Viral Back-To-School Interview Talks To Reporter Again 2 Years Later
And he again answered the question, "Are you gonna miss your mom?"
Teacher Accused Of Punching Neo-Nazi Says Standing Up To Fascism Isn't A Crime
"We have the right to defend ourselves," Yvette Felarca told the court.
Christian School Reportedly Told 12-Year-Old His Alleged Rape Was ‘Boys Being Boys’
His mother has since filed a lawsuit against the school.
White Supremacists Still Exist. Here's What White Parents Can Do About It.
How to raise kids who stand up for what is right.
Family Rewrites 'In Da Club' To Celebrate Back-To-School Season
"In Da Tub" sums up the sweet freedom and jubilation parents feel on the first day of school.
High School Sparks Outrage For Omitting Gay Teens' Yearbook Quotes
An administrator says the move wasn't intended "to offend or hurt anyone."
This Is How White Supremacists Get Radicalized
Fears of "white genocide" weigh heavy on their minds, experts on extremism say.
The Guardian - Culture
Star seekers, a bee party and polar bear explorers: Edinburgh festival kids' shows
The fringe programme is bursting with family theatre this year, from the gentle Snigel and Friends to a campsite Peter and the WolfA long time ago, when the actors’ union was still a closed shop, one of the ways that young performers gained their Equity card was by working in children’s theatre. ...
Mollie King, Debbie McGee and Aston Merrygold join Strictly Come Dancing
Jonnie Peacock, Susan Calman and Ruth Langsford also among contestants taking part in new series of BBC’s hit showA reverend, a former magician’s assistant, a talent contest star, a soap actor and a chef. They may sound like the subjects of a long-winded joke, but these are just some of the conte...
Channel 4 defends Isis drama The State after criticism
Broadcaster says series by Peter Kosminsky is based on extensive factual research and tackles an important subjectChannel 4 has defended a new drama about a group of young Britons who travel to Syria to join Islamic State, saying it has been carefully researched and deals with an “important subje...
'He was a gay guy who won': why I wrote a play about ice-skating genius John Curry
Tony Timberlake has turned his lifelong fascination with the champion figure skater and 1970s gay icon into a heartbreaking one-man show In 1976, John Curry won the figure-skating gold medal for Britain at the winter Olympics in Innsbruck. Later that year he was voted BBC sports personality of th...
The Last Poets review – godfathers of hip-hop deliver grit, wit and raging anthems
Jazz Cafe, LondonThe ever-shifting collective vindicate their status as rap royalty with a stripped-back show that fuses knockabout humour with scorching rallying criesMore revered than heard over their five-decade existence, the Last Poets are customarily cited as the progenitors of hip-hop. Whi...
Corbyn the barbarian! Labour leader revealed as comic-book hero
Roaming the streets armed with jam, fighting the Maydusa and Daily Mail drones ... after sifting through more than 100 submissions, an anthology is set to shine a new light on Jeremy CorbynIn one incarnation, he is Corbyn the Barbarian, facing off against the Maydusa. In another, Corbynman leaves...
John Oliver on Trump: 'Terrifying entity who viciously attacks his enemies'
On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver addressed Steve Bannon’s White House departure and the continued fallout over Trump’s remarks about CharlottesvilleOn Last Week Tonight on Sunday, John Oliver discussed Steve Bannon’s departure from the White House and Republican lawmakers’ attempts to address th...
These aren't the spinoffs you are looking for: Star Wars movies that should never get the green light
From Han Solo to Obi-Wan Kenobi, some of Star Wars’ most famous characters have movies on the way. We can only pray that Chewbacca or Jar Jar Binks are not among themThe Star Wars spin-offs have a tricky line to walk. On one hand, they have to fill in the backstories of some of the most famous ch...
Science fiction author Brian Aldiss dies aged 92
The prolific writer behind more than 80 books and editor of 40 anthologies died at his Oxford home after celebrating his birthdayBrian Aldiss, the “grand old man” of science fiction whose writing has shaped the genre since he was first published in the 1950s, has died at the age of 92.Aldiss’s ag...
What should replace Confederate statues? Missy Elliott, hero of the resistance
A fan has started a petition to erect a granite statue of the rapper in Portsmouth, Virginia, replacing the town’s existing 35ft monumentName: Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott.Age: 46. Continue reading...
You Are What You Write In The College Application Essay
Your college application essay says something about you whether you talk about yourself or not. Don't think "I" is the most important word in that element of your application.
Why The Legal Industry Must Embrace Diversity, Technology, and Collaboration
The legal industry has historically been non-diverse, techno-resistant, and insular. But diversity, technology and collaboration are keys to the profession's seminal role defending the rule of law. Oh, and they're good for business, too.
If You Want Your Children To Go To Harvard, Don't Have Them In The Summer
Two studies - on different sides of the Atlantic - suggest that summer-born children are less likely to get good grades, less likely to go to an elite university, and more likely to spend time in prison.
SAPVoice: Better Business Decisions Start With Better-Informed Leaders
Digital transformation brings about an incredible opportunity for fostering a data-driven culture and enabling faster, better-informed decision making. Although data's role in making better-informed business decisions is undeniable, more data does not necessarily guarantee better business decisio...
What 'Game Of Thrones' Gets Right And Wrong About Eunuchs And Masculinity
A look back at the history of eunuchs allows us to explore what they really were, how they were castrated and the ways in which we define masculinity in pop culture.
How To Become An Education Entrepreneur: The Top 5 Voices You Need To Follow
Edupreneurs are educational entrepreneurs who design, develop and operate educational services. They also work within innovative spaces outside the classroom. If you want to get into edtech or become an edupreneur, you must understand the field. These top five leaders can give you an inside look.
Will U.S. Students Continue To Study Abroad After Recent Terror Attacks?
In wake of recent terror attacks in Europe, many students, families and colleges are wondering if studying abroad is safe? Most agree it is, and continues to offer 'insider’s access' to another culture and its people.
Is This The End Of Public Service Loan Forgiveness?
Is this the end of Public Service Loan Forgiveness? Here are 7 things you need to know.
Why Millions of Americans Stay Out of the Workforce [Infographic]
Since 1999, the share of U.S. adults who are either employed or job seeking has been in steady decline. In 2016, the U.S. had approximately 24 million men and women of prime working age who were not part of the labor force.
It's Not Students We Need To Educate About STEM Careers, It's Their Teachers
The belief that boys are better equipped for a career in a STEM discipline is proving remarkably persistent among teachers, including among female teachers.
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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.
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; ...
An academic dispute: A plan to shake up British universities meets opposition in the House of Lords
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; The Lords fight the government’s plans to reshape higher education Print Headline:&nbsp; An academic dispute Print Fly Ti...
Learning and earning: Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; Technological change demands stronger and more continuous connections between education and employment, says Andrew Palmer. The faint outlines of such a system are now emerging Print Headli...
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Lender to Foreign Students Raises $40 Million in Financing
The lender, Prodigy Finance, said Monday that it had also secured a $200 million credit line from an undisclosed bank.
campus disrupted: Behind Berkeley’s Semester of Hate
When far left meets far right, sparks fly. Students from both sides discuss their political journeys.
City Will Move Sidelined Teachers From Limbo to Classrooms
New York pays more than 800 teachers without permanent jobs. Now it plans to put them into school vacancies, whether principals want them or not.
Cambridge University Press Removes Academic Articles on Chinese Site
The Chinese authorities had ordered the publishing house to censor more than 300 articles related to sensitive issues or its site risked being shut down.
A Baseball Manager Retires Again, Knowing It Rarely Sticks
J.D. Droddy has been an Air Force officer, a lawyer, an educator, a playwright, a theatrical producer, a composer and a baseball boss. At 73, he’s looking for something new.
Film by Beijing Students Explores Being Young and Transgender in China
The high school students made “Escape,’’ a film about a transgender teenager’s journey to self-acceptance, to raise awareness about the struggles of transgender people.
Seeing Hope for Flagging Economy, West Virginia Revamps Vocational Track
Nearly two in five high school students now take vocational classes, including simulated workplaces designed to prepare them for good-paying jobs.
Malala Yousafzai, Shot by the Taliban, Is Going to Oxford
The Pakistani-born activist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize made the announcement on Twitter.
After Charlottesville Violence, Colleges Brace for More Clashes
With their legal options limited by the First Amendment, colleges are expecting a rush of controversial speakers and are making plans to control violence.
Square Feet: U.S.C. Expands in a ‘Neglected’ Neighborhood, Promising Jobs and More
The University of Southern California’s campus extension in South Los Angeles brings together one of the state’s poorest areas and one of its wealthiest universities.
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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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Trump to Unveil Afghanistan Strategy in Televised Address
President Donald Trump will give a nationally televised address Monday night to unveil his strategy for the war in Afghanistan, the White House said, and that might mean 4,000 more troops being sent over.
Navy to Pause Operations, Probe Collisions, with 10 Sailors Missing
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the Navy is beginning a review of a spate of recent collisions, while search-and-rescue teams found no trace of 10 missing sailors from the USS John S. McCain as night fell and stormy conditions closed in Monday.
Russia's New Ambassador to U.S. Seen as Hardliner
Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed a hardliner diplomat known for his gruff style as Moscow’s new ambassador to the U.S., signalling a more confrontational approach to Washington.
Spanish Police Shoot and Kill Suspected Terror Van Driver
Spanish authorities said on Monday police shot the man they suspect of being the driver in Thursday’s attack in Barcelona, after confronting him outside the city wearing what appeared to be an explosive vest.
Europe's Populists, Back on Their Heels, Rethink Anti-EU Stance
Many party officials think their attempt to associate with the ‘Brexit’ vote and Trump’s victory undermined what was supposed to be a banner year. A recovering economy has also hurt their arguments—for now.
Africans Have Heated Views About Rice, Just Ask Mark Zuckerberg
A simmering debate about how to prepare jollof, a favorite West-African dish, prompts a ‘Super Bowl’ between rival nations. ‘Time to crown the real king.’
In U.S.-Canada Trade Fight, the Border Watches, Warily
Proposed U.S. tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber are cheering some American sawmills and timberland owners, but businesses that rely on raw materials from north of the border are caught in the middle.
10 Sailors Missing After U.S. Navy Destroyer, Merchant Ship Collide
The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain was on its way to a port call in Singapore before the collision, making it the second U.S. Navy destroyer accident in two months.
Tourism Saved Iceland, but Now It's a Headache
Iceland’s tourism push helped save the once-remote island from a deep economic crisis, but now that business is booming the North Atlantic nation is straining under the weight of the windfall.
Investigators Probe Imam's Role in Radicalizing Young Men in Barcelona Terror Attack
Police focused on Moroccan national Abdelbaki Es Satty, who until recently led a mosque in Ripoll, Spain, hometown of many of the 11 other suspects in last week’s terrorism.
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How Do Schools Calculate Your Financial Aid?
One of the questions we receive most often is: “Why didn’t I get more money for school?” It’s especially frustrating when you have no idea how a school decided on your aid offer. Hopefully, this information will shed some light on how schools calculate your financial aid. It all starts when you ...
Celebrating Student Artistry From Fairfax County Public Schools: “The World Through My Eyes”
On July 18, the Department hosted Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) to celebrate the opening of “The World Through My Eyes,” a collection of student achievement in the visual arts. Ninety FCPS students grades one through 12 at 28 schools contributed to the exhibit; the diversity of their chose...
Preparing and Developing Culturally Responsive School Leaders
Standard 3 of the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) reads, “Effective educational leaders strive for equity of educational opportunity and culturally responsive practices to promote each student’s academic success and well-being.” How do we take this important aspiration and r...
Eight Lessons Learned From Piloting the Rapid Cycle Evaluation Coach
“Mrs. Lowerre’s class” by diane horvath is licensed under CC BY 2.0. For the last 18 months, the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education, in partnership with the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) at the Department, has been working with Mathematica Policy Resear...
(UPDATED) Join Education ‘Taking Learning Outside’ on the 2017 Green Strides Tour!
UPDATE August 18, 2017 and August 21, 2017: The schedule for the second day (September 20) has been updated. Please see below. As my toddler son grows, I’ve become intrigued by the outdoor and forest preschool movement. In fact, so convinced have I become of the benefits of outdoor play and learn...
3 Ways to Get Out of Student Loan Default
If you didn’t make payments on your federal student loans and are now in default, don’t get discouraged. It may seem like an overwhelming situation, but you have multiple options for getting out of default. Remember, it’s in your best interest to act quickly to resolve the default, because the co...
8 Things You Should Know About Federal Work-Study
If you’re looking for another way to help pay for college, Federal Work-Study may be a great option for you. Work-study is a way for students to earn money to pay for school through part-time on- (and sometimes off-) campus jobs. The program gives students an opportunity to gain valuable work exp...
President’s Education Awards Program (PEAP): A Celebration of Student Achievement And Hard Work in the Classroom!
President’s Education Awards Program (PEAP) student recipients are selected annually by their school principal. This year, PEAP provided individual recognition to nearly 3 million graduates (at the elementary, middle and high school level) across the nation at more than 30,000 public, private and...
7 Options to Consider if You Didn’t Receive Enough Financial Aid
The reality of paying for college is that many families find themselves struggling to cover the entire college bill, despite having already filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form and receiving federal, state, and school-based financial aid and scholarships. If you find...
The Leadership Imperative
During my tenure as the Washington Principal Ambassador Fellow, I have found myself frequently reminded of a hard truth: teachers do not quit students or schools, they quit leaders. Teacher shortages are a national concern within the educational landscape. According to the Learning Policy Institu...
ESSA rollout offers opportunities to boost tech accessibility
The law aims to offer states more flexibility, and service providers, administrators and advocates are determining how to approach tech accordingly.
4 ways ESSA's impact will be felt by states, districts
The latest reauthorization of the nation's K-12 public ed law seeks to return much of the decision-making power back to states, but what does that mean?
ESSA brings new focus to homeless population
The law requires schools and districts for the first time to "track and improve outcomes" for these students.
On ESSA, many principals have little idea what the law actually means
"I'm just going to wait for my superintendent to tell me what to do" is a recurring theme as the new school year looms.
Lawmakers consider testing all California schools for lead
Health department data shows about 2% of children have elevated levels of lead, but in some areas of the state, the rates are much higher.
ESSA accountability plans being approved at faster rate
A handful of states have seen their plans approved by the U.S. Department of Education even without changing aspects previously scrutinized.
Philadelphia hiring social workers for 22 schools
The city hopes to expand the positions to all district schools as part of growing attention to students' nonacademic needs.
How can higher ed institutions increase access for high-achieving, low-income students?
Streamlining the admissions and enrollment and financial aid processes is a start.
Can microcontent better target non-traditional students?
Microlearning tools can benefit those who may have more outside responsibilities by cutting down on the time spent with material.
Youngstown schools chief feels PD nets greatest gains for teachers
The creation of a teacher fellow program allowed the district to seek out teachers most willing to incorporate change and to provide them with more intensive training though Discovery Education.
Some Liberty University Grads Are Returning Their Diplomas To Protest Trump
A group of alumni from one of the nation's most influential evangelical Christian universities is condemning their school's president for his continued alignment with President Trump.
Kids Learn What It Takes To Be An Astronaut
As summer winds to a close, we've been highlighting interesting camps for kids. For decades, a favorite has been Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala.
Paul Miller Loved Teaching Math So Much That He Did It For Nearly 80 Years
Paul Miller was once recognized as the oldest active accredited classroom teacher in the U.S. He reflects on his long career.
Oldest Kids In Class Do Better, Even Through College
Starting kindergarten later could boost kids' grades and improve their odds of attending a top college. Being the youngest kid in class can hurt their academic performance.
Do Laptops Help Learning? A Look At The Only Statewide School Laptop Program
It was 15 years ago that Maine began the first, and still the only, statewide school laptop program. Experts worry that an attempt to bridge the digital divide might have widened it.
Sports Jersey Or Gang Symbol? Why Spotting MS-13 Recruits Is Tougher Than It Seems
As the ruthless MS-13 gang targets younger members for recruitment, one of the challenges facing school administrators and law enforcement is figuring out who is in the gang.
Kyle Quinn Hid At A Friend's House After Being Misidentified On Twitter As A Racist
A University of Arkansas professor falsely identified as a participant in a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville says the online reaction was frightening and felt like being chased by a mob.
High-Achieving, Low-Income Students: Where Elite Colleges Are Falling Short
Top students from low-income families make up just 3 percent of enrollment on elite campuses, and a new report says there are lots of things higher ed can do to fix that.
How Do Teachers Talk About Hate Speech?
One Charlottesville, Va., elementary school teacher grapples with how to have this conversation with her students the week after the violence erupted in her city just as a new school year is about to begin.
Five Years In, What's Next For DACA?
Immigrant rights groups and students gathered at the White House to protest the possible repeal of DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.