Maja Markovic 011
I know they said this change is permanent, but surely when they hear how much we're complaining someone will find a way to change things back.
Never Seen Star Wars
If anyone calls you on any weird detail, just say it's from the Jedi Prince book series, which contains so much random incongruous stuff that even most Expanded Universe/Legends fans collectively agreed to forget about it decades ago.
US State Names
Technically DC isn't a state, but no one is too pedantic about it because they don't want to disturb the snakes.
If I were trapped on a desert island, and could have an unlimited supply of any one type of apple, I'd be like,
4. They unplug the root machine but the thousands of leaf VMs scatter in the wind and start spinning up new instances wherever they land
Effect strength => [unstoppable] | Effect range => [2 miles] | Effect duration => [1 year]
Later, when I remember that I'm calling movers, I frantically scribble over the labels and write 'NORMAL HOUSE STUFF' on all of them, which actually makes things worse.
I bet if I yell at my scared friends I will feel better.
Promise and challenges of sharing ‘big data' explored at new computing facility
Whether it’s medical researchers sifting through mountains of genomic data, historians poring over thousands of old photographs, or astrophysicists discerning the universe via statistical algorithms, Yale scholars use big data in ways that make research more open, interconnected, and insightful.
Future HUD secretary Ben Carson ’73 stresses self-sufficiency as goal of government programs
Retired neurosurgeon and former presidential candidate Ben Carson ’73 said in a Yale speech Dec. 8 that predictions he will dismantle federal safety-net programs for the poor as secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are “a bunch of crap.”
Deans for Murray and Franklin colleges announced
The deans of the new residential colleges have been announced by Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway. Jessie Royce Hill will serve as dean of Benjamin Franklin College, and Alexander Rosas will be dean of Pauli Murray College. They will assume their new roles on July 1
Yale’s Robert A.M. Stern honored for his ‘profound’ impact in architectural education
Robert A.M. Stern ’65 M.Arch., former dean of the Yale School of Architecture (YSoA) and the J.M. Hoppin Professor of Architecture, has been recognized with the 2017 Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education, the highest honor given for architectural education in the United States.
New program supports 'common good and creative' careers
Students and alumni hoping to explore careers in public service and the arts can now find support and resources at the Office of Career Strategy through its new initiative “Common Good and Creative Careers.”
The Week Ender: Happenings Dec. 9-11
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.
Opioid users treated in drug detention centers more likely to relapse
Individuals who are dependent on opioids are more likely to relapse after treatment in a compulsory drug detention center versus a voluntary drug treatment center that provides methadone therapy, say the Yale authors of a new global study.
Yale affiliate's videos bring ‘ordinary citizens’ into the limelight
As they worked on a project to create their own films, the students in Professor Charles Musser’s year-long “Documentary Film Workshop” course had the opportunity to learn from someone who knows what it’s like to start from scratch, with passion but no experience: longtime Yalie Cynthia Farrar ’76.
Event to explore the work and legacy of August Wilson
On Thursday, Dec. 8, the Yale School of Drama will present a conversation with 2016 Beinecke Fellow André De Shields, the two-time Tony Award-nominated actor currently appearing in the Yale Repertory Theatre’s production of “Seven Guitars.”
Book: Luxury and Rubble
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.
University statement on the Stanford Band
Seeking to achieve sustained reforms, Stanford is temporarily suspending activities of the Stanford Band and initiating a process to develop a new organizational structure for it.
Questions and answers on current issues in sexual assault cases
This document provides a brief overview of the facts in response to some of the misleading information that has been circulated.
Information for the Stanford community about Jane Doe lawsuit
Answer to the Complaint, Dec. 8, 2016
Today’s children face tough prospects of being better off than their parents, Stanford researchers find
Young people entering the workforce today are far less likely to earn more than their parents when compared to children born two generations before them, according to a new study co-authored by economics Professor Raj Chetty.
What are the ethical obligations of U.S. presidents?
Legal historian and ethics expert Robert W. Gordon discusses potential challenges facing President-elect Donald Trump, a businessman with holdings and interests across the country and around the globe.
Roeland Nusse wins $3 million Breakthrough Prize
The developmental biologist was honored for helping to decode how Wnt signaling proteins affect embryonic development, cancer and the activity of tissue-specific adult stem cells that repair damage after injury or disease.
Worm larva is like a swimming head
Most animals we study have adult-like bodies early in their development. But researchers at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station have found that certain marine worms live for months as little more than a head.
Stanford is shedding light on career paths in the arts
From lunchtime Q&As with professional artists to a yearlong opportunity to explore the music industry, Stanford is building a wide variety of professional development opportunities for students who want to explore careers in the arts.
Trustees tour Sapp Center, approve building projects, hear from deans
The Stanford University Board of Trustees, which met Dec. 5-6, approved a variety of building projects in various stages of the approval process, including design approval for Denning House, the future home of the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program.
China’s perceived level of influence over Latin America questioned in Stanford expert’s research
Stanford scholar Harold Trinkunas explores extent of China’s growing economic relationship with Latin American countries and its ability to influence their domestic policies.
Monkey speak: Macaques have the anatomy, not the brain, for human speech
Researchers have found that monkeys known as macaques possess the vocal anatomy but not the brain circuitry to produce human speech. The findings suggest that human speech stems mainly from the unique evolution and construction of our brains, and is not linked to vocalization-related anatomical diff...
Dougherty to retire as director of Princeton University Press in 2017
Peter Dougherty, who has been director of the Princeton University Press since 2005 and over the past decade has led the Press in publishing books by a dozen Nobel Prize winners among many important titles, will retire at the end of December 2017.
Anne Holton, Princeton alumna with career devoted to public service, named Baccalaureate speaker
Anne Holton, a Princeton alumna whose career has focused on advocating for families and children in Virginia, has been selected as the speaker for the University's 2017 Baccalaureate ceremony.
Students summon Public Safety to surprise party, thanking officers for keeping campus safe
"Thank you for making Princeton a safe home." "Thank you for all you do 24/7." "I don't even know how to express my gratitude in words." "PSAFE RULEZ!" Those were just some of the sentiments of students who recently threw a party to show their appreciation for the University's Department of Public S...
Back to school: Community college professors learn in Princeton classes
Princeton University's Community College Faculty Program allows faculty members from 19 New Jersey institutions to audit Princeton courses in their areas of expertise. Three participants share what they're learning this semester.
Board approves four faculty appointments
The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of four faculty members, including two full professors, one associate professor and one assistant professor.
Six Princeton seniors awarded Schwarzman Scholarships for study in Beijing
Princeton seniors Jacob Cannon, Preston Lim, Samuel Maron, Emery Real Bird, Molly Reiner and Kevin Wong have been named Schwarzman Scholars. The Schwarzman Scholarship covers the cost of graduate study and living toward a one-year master's program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Princeton senior Sell receives Mitchell Scholarship to study in Ireland
Princeton University senior Ellie Sell has been named a George J. Mitchell Scholar to study gender, sexuality and culture at University College Dublin. Twelve Mitchell Scholarships were awarded to students nationwide by the nonprofit U.S.-Ireland Alliance based in Washington, D.C.
Jessica Lee named director of admission
Jessica Lee, who has served in senior admission positions at Princeton University and Barnard College, has been named director of admission at Princeton, effective immediately.
Application opens for presenters at 2017 Princeton Research Day
Applications are being accepted for presenters at the 2017 Princeton Research Day, the second annual campus-wide celebration of research and creative endeavors by the University's undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and other nonfaculty researchers.
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An Open Letter to the Secretary of Education Designate from Thousands of American Clergy
Dear Ms. DeVos, Congratulations on your appointment as the Secretary Designate for the Department of Education. The job represents a huge responsibility to America's children and, therefore, to the future of our country. We are well aware of your long-standing interest in education and wish you...
How To Job Hunt In Washington, D.C. (Hint: USAJobs.gov Is A Cyber Abyss)
When I was 22, I joined the tidal wave of hope-and-changers descending on D.C. with their student loan debt and relentless optimism. My sunny outlook seemed justifiable in light of the fact that I had a graduate degree and a plan of being the next "Maya" from Zero Dark Thirty. When people outside o...
Education And Economics: A Report From The Border
Throughout 2016, a wall of rhetoric has obscured fundamental truths about U.S. relations with Mexico. As the year winds down, I offer this dispatch from Pima Community College (PCC) in Tucson, Arizona, about 65 miles from the border. Consider it an attempt to provide facts and on-the-ground observat...
The Joys of Mentoring
My college mentor was amazing: funny, good-natured, and inspiring. I took every course she offered, both literature and creative writing. I even took what that college called a "January Project": a short intensive course between first and second semesters. In hers, we studied a novel and some sho...
How you can start a conversation about North Korea (and why you should)
Submitted by Beth Hallowell, PhD, a cultural anthropologist and the Communications Research Director at AFSC. It's not every day that you wake up and think, "you know what, let's start a conversation about North Korea," but that's exactly what will help us build lasting peace on the Korean Peninsu...
Education Policy in the Age of Proven School and Classroom Approaches
Education policy is informed by politics, personalities, myths, and money, far more than it is by evidence. There is good research on policy, but because so many individual policies are in play at any given moment, it is very difficult for policy researchers or policy makers to figure out the effect...
Don't Let The Government Take Away Your Public School
With his selection of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education, Donald Trump has made it clear. He wants to take away your public school. Tell him, "Keep the government's hands off our public schools!" In the fiery debates leading up to the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) the phrase "Keep t...
Choosing A 'Real World' Education Is Helping Millennials Succeed, Have Less Debt
A version of this article originally appeared on Forbes. Sign up for my newsletter to get my articles straight to your inbox. Erica Lee never decided to drop out of college. But, after her sophomore year studying engineering at Johns Hopkins University, that's what happened. She noticed that most ...
How to Spot Fake News
How bad is the fake news phenomenon? A man who was "self-investigating" a fake news story was arrested after shooting his assault rifle in a Washington, D.C. pizzeria. President-Elect Trump fired a member of his transition team for sharing fake news. And the Wall Street Journal is attracting n...
On Good Authority: Telling the Truth to Kids
Before the election, in what has become the "post truth" or "false truth" era of news, a friend just told me that her seven-year-old granddaughter came home from school with a "news" story. A boy told her that if Donald Trump is elected president, he (the boy) is allowed to touch her where she go...
The Guardian - Culture
MC Novelist: ‘The worst thing anyone’s said to me? Some dude dissing my trainers’
The grime artist on being a teenager, his parents and his favourite food Born in London, Kojo Kankam, aka MC Novelist, began recording aged seven after his uncle introduced him to grime. In 2012 he was voted deputy young mayor of Lewisham. At 17, he was nominated for best grime act at the 2014 Mobo ...
‘It's not about your age, it's about your ideas’: the teen power list
Meet the young activists, scientists, artists, athletes, entrepreneurs and big thinkers shaping your future• Read more from the magazine’s teen takeoverAn actor’s life is hard: it’s just one audition after another, and you have to grow a wall-thick skin to deal with all the rejection. For Bird, howe...
Can you imagine a world without Star Wars, Harry Potter or Oasis?
What if George Lucas had never made his space epic, or JK Rowling had never found a publisher for her boy wizard? Our writers have a tinker with pop-cultural history Related: Toshiro Mifune turned down Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader roles Continue reading...
School of Velocity by Eric Beck Rubin review – music, memory and love
A quiet storm of a novel about the gulf between the openness of youth and the dangerous restraint of middle ageThere are several pianos in Eric Beck Rubin’s debut novel: a Bösendorfer 280 VC, a Grotrian upright, a 48-inch K-400 upright Kawai. A baby grand walnut Bechstein, manoeuvred by crane throug...
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J Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only review – unsparing, unflinching raptivism
The rapper and activist takes aim at mass incarceration, police brutality and toxic masculinity on his much-anticipated follow-up to Forest Hill DriveJ Cole doesn’t really want to be famous anymore. This is, after all, the same rapper who once wrote, “I’m knee-deep in the game and it ain’t what I th...
Obama's legacy: Lorrie Moore, Richard Ford, Marilynne Robinson and others look back
His election was a historic moment, he campaigned on a platform of hope, but did President Obama deliver? Leading authors have their sayBrilliant and understated, urbane, witty, compassionate, composed, quietly fuelled by an idealism born of the legacy of civil rights America in conflict with the ol...
Christmas and the British by Martin Johnes review – how celebrations changed
Ruling-class hypocrisy, bestselling aftershave and ‘bah, humbug’ misanthropy in a wide-ranging survey of our festive pastHow has the experience of Christmas changed for the British over the past century? Despite the blurry photographs in this book, which make the Britain of the 1950s or 20s look imp...
Drugs, developers and diplomacy: London night tsar Amy Lamé on the challenges of the job
From cabaret star to the woman tasked with turning London into a 24-hour city, Amy Lamé’s appointment by Sadiq Khan has put her under a new level of scrutiny – but she is optimistic about the future of the ‘night-time economy’There are night mayors across cities in Europe now, in Paris, Amsterdam, Z...
Saturday's best TV: The X Factor final; Strictly Come Dancing semi-final; Walt Disney
Will it be Matt Terry, Saara Aalto or 5 After Midnight joining Simon Cowell’s stable? Plus, the four remaining Strictly couples get one step closer to the glitterball trophy – and a fascinating two-part series on the young Disney beginsIt’s the final! A pre-Christmas tradition as forced, unfestive a...
Betsy DeVos Promises To 'Make Education Great Again' On Trump's 'Thank You Tour'
Donald Trump looks on as Betsy DeVos addresses the crowd in Michigan. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images) Betsy DeVos, the nominee for Education Secretary, said “it’s time to make education great again” as part of President-Elect Donald Trump’s “thank you tour” at a rally Friday night near her hometown of...
Five Tips To Secure Coding Toy Success
Is coding a craze now? From the looks of what holiday toy shoppers have to choose from, learning to code has been considered a priority, even with preschoolers.
Online Learning Is Finding Its Feet After Stuttering Start
It was meant to start a revolution but online learning has not had quite the disruptive effect many thought. The launch of a new range of courses, however, show it may be coming of age.
Complement And 'Commoditize' Teachers, But Don't Substitute For Them With Tech
With technology’s presence growing in virtually every field, the specter of technological unemployment has raised its head again and again.
What EdTech Entrepreneurs Should Know And Do About Student Data Privacy
Edtech entrepreneurs are enthusiastic about the tremendous potential for profitability that could result from access to student data. However, it is critical that entrepreneurs care about student data privacy laws and related privacy issues for ethical and legal reasons.
School Shootings Less Likely In States With Background Checks For Guns And Ammunition
More education and mental health spending and more background checks were linked to lower rates of school shootings.
Grads of LifeVoice: Work-based Learning: A Talent Solution For Employers And Young Adults
Eric was a 17-year old kid with adult problems. He was about to be a father for the first time, wasn’t working, didn’t have a high school diploma, and had no idea how to afford the child support payments that would soon be rolling in. This was also Eric’s first [...]
The Hottest Holiday Gift This Season? College Savings Contributions
A new survey reveals parents want their kids to receive tuition help over toys. Here are 3 ways to contribute cash for college.
Grads of LifeVoice: Building Your Workforce With Confidence
TheHome Builders Institute(HBI)focuses on accomplishing its mission on a day-to-day basis, and in the process, we’re building careers and changing lives. Providing “training and placement of men and women serving the building industry” is what we’re all about and we’re committed to seeing our studen...
The Best Undergraduate Business Programs Of 2016
Which are the best schools for young people looking for a career in business? When it comes to undergraduate, Harvard and Stanford aren’t even in the running, relying on the MBA for those who already have a few years out of college. But the business school that comes out #1 [...]
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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.
Business schools: Campus vs beach
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; The full-time MBA is under pressure from specialist degrees and online education Print Headline:&nbsp; Campus vs beach Print...
Race and university admissions: Why the Supreme Court upheld the University of Texas’s affirmative action programme
UNTIL last week, Justice Anthony Kennedy, a 28-year veteran on the Supreme Court bench, had never voted to uphold a race-based affirmative action policy. But on June 23rd, he did just that, writing an opinion that disappointed the supporters of Abigail Fisher (pictured), a white woman who felt she w...
Computing boot-camps: Risks and rewards
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Education: The class ceiling
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Private higher education: Could do better
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What's in a name?: A battle rages over the renaming of a law school after Antonin Scalia
IT IS in part an accident of geography that George Mason University has become a sprawling public institution. It sits in the prosperous Northern Virginia suburb of Fairfax County, home to thousands of lawyers, lobbyists and bureaucrats who work in Washington, DC. Proximity to the nation's capital m...
Enrol and enjoy: Which universities deliver the best “feelgood” experience?
THERE is no shortage of college rankings, nor rankings that tell you what you already know. Ivy League colleges are prestigious and selective. Graduates of business schools tend to do well, and skilled engineers are in high demand. For college applicants trying to make a choice between attending mul...
Arab universities: The kingdom is king
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Higher education: Class apart
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Higher education: Open universities
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The Telegraph - Culture
How Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese brought 1970s New York to TV
Martin Scorsese tells Jane Mulkerrins how, with Mick Jagger’s help, he’s recreating the Manhattan music scene of 1973 for new HBO series Vinyl
Jilly Cooper hits out at 'fatal' impact of local government cuts to libraries
Cooper, who has an OBE for services to literature, has attacked David Cameron for allowing more than 350 libraries to close across Britain
Watership Down and other films that scared us witless
The 20 best TV chefs
As James Martin leaves Saturday Kitchen, Michael Hogan counts down the all-time best small-screen cooks
Alas, poor William
Telegraph View: Perhaps the tale is true that Horace Walpole, the dilettante antiquary, had Shakespeare's skull stolen to order
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl backs teen band banned from practising in their garage due to noise
Dave Grohl writes to Cornwall Council in bid to overturn youngsters band practice ban
10 on-screen couples who couldn't stand each other in real life
Just because your on-screen characters love each other, doesn't mean you can stand the person who plays them
The Kray twins: unseen pictures of Ronnie and Reggie
Described as the most dangerous men in Britain, the Ronnie and Reggie Kray were never shy about posing for the cameras. And as these unseen images show, they revelled in their reputations right from the start. These photographs, which feature in a new book on the brothers, were drawn from the privat...
TV hunks through history
Well, hello Mr Darcy: a look at TV hunks through history
Money men in films: picture special
Look at 10 great films about money men and Wall Street, including Rogue Trader
The New York Times - Education
Columbia Graduate Students Vote Overwhelmingly to Unionize
Graduate students at Columbia University will join the United Automobile Workers after the vote, making it the second since a federal agency’s ruling allowing some students to unionize.
New York Charters Enroll Fewer Homeless Pupils Than City Schools
With a record number of New Yorkers experiencing homelessness, charter schools are serving fewer homeless students, proportional to their total enrollment, than traditional public schools.
On Campus, Trump Fans Say They Need ‘Safe Spaces’
Republican students feel estranged from colleges where the institutional bias leans left, and university officials fear tensions will increase after the inauguration.
World Ranking: What America Can Learn About Smart Schools in Other Countries
The U.S. fared poorly, as usual, in a worldwide ranking of students’ test scores, but it showed significant gains among disadvantaged teenagers.
On Campus: My Passion for Literature Succumbed to Reality
I have loved reading all my life. But being an English major wouldn’t help my struggling family.
Campus Press vs. Colleges: Kentucky Suit Highlights Free-Speech Fight
The suit against a campus paper that reported a woman’s allegation against a professor pits students seeking information and administrators concerned about privacy.
Yale Sets Policy That Could Allow Renaming of Calhoun College
After intense debate over the legacy of slavery at Yale, a new report lays out broad principles for renaming buildings without erasing the past.
From Somalia to U.S.: Ohio State Attacker’s Path to Violence
Neighbors and classmates described Abdul Razak Artan as a religious young man who took college seriously — and whose decision to act violently came as a shock.
Hampshire College Draws Protests Over Removal of U.S. Flag
Military veterans protested the decision this weekend, adding their voices to a debate on the Massachusetts campus that has seen the flag lowered, removed and even burned since the election.
Professor Watchlist Is Seen as Threat to Academic Freedom
The new website names nearly 200 professors who it says “advance a radical agenda in lecture halls.”
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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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Pentagon to Show Trump Tougher Options
The Pentagon is drawing up proposals to offer to the Trump administration aiming to intensify the U.S. campaign against Islamic State, including less White House operational oversight and moving some tactical authority back to the Pentagon, military and congressional officials say.
U.K. Police Identify Suspects in Probe of Child Abuse at Soccer Teams
Authorities have identified 83 suspects linked to allegations of child abuse at professional and amateur soccer teams, British police said, in an escalating scandal that is again rattling trust in a pillar of British society.
Russia's Military Buildup on the Baltic to Test Trump on NATO
Russia has been moving to deploy antiship missile systems, air defenses and nuclear-capable missiles to its exclave on the Baltic Sea, in what officials in Washington and Brussels see as a test.
Ghana Elects New President
Opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo was declared the winner of presidential elections, securing the West African nation’s highest office on his third attempt.
Southeast Asian Nations Assess Options Amid Trade-Deal Uncertainty
Southeast Asian officials hunkered together to assess where the region stands in the wake of global shocks, including the near-certain death of a trade deal with the U.S. following the election of Donald Trump as president.
South Korea President's Impeachment a Fresh Blow to Global Order
The impeachment of South Korea’s president is the latest hit to global political order following populist referendum victories in the U.K. and Italy and Donald Trump’s election.
Turkey's Autocratic Turn
President Erdogan’s harsh crackdown is moving a democratic Muslim ally toward Middle Eastern autocracy.
Over 1,000 Russian Athletes Involved in Doping, Investigation Says
More than 1,000 Russian athletes across more than two dozen sports benefited from a state-sponsored doping program between 2011 and 2015, according a new report by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Aleppo Residents Face Dire Choices
Now that rescue and medical operations have all but ceased in the rebel-held eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo, many of the estimated 150,000 civilians left there can hope only for a quick end.
Dutch Politician Geert Wilders Guilty of Inciting Discrimination, Not Hatred
Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders was found guilty of insulting and inciting discrimination against Moroccans in a verdict that could strengthen his poll numbers ahead of general election in the Netherlands.
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White House Report: The Continuing Need To Rethink Discipline
Washington, DC Today, the White House released a new capstone report with updates about projects launched and local progress made in response to the Administration's Rethink Discipline efforts. Rethink Discipline was launched as part of President Barack Obama's My Brothers' Keeper initiative and a...
Civil Rights Reports Spotlight Eight Years of Accomplishments, Lingering Challenges
Protecting our students’ civil rights is fundamental to ensuring they receive a high-quality education. Two reports released today spotlight the challenges and achievements of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
What Forgiveness Means to Students
We tell small children that it is okay to make mistakes. We are told to forgive and forget. But our country doesn’t hold to these adages for those convicted of a crime. The revolving door of incarceration and juvenile justice has ensnared many of my students. It’s a hamster wheel that proves very ha...
Globe University, Minnesota School of Business Denied Access to Federal Student Aid Dollars
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that participation in the federal student aid programs will end this month for Globe University (Globe) and Minnesota School of Business (MSB), two for-profit colleges under common ownership. This enforcement action is in keeping with the Departme...
FACT SHEET: Reducing Recidivism for Justice-Involved Youth
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the release of new guides and resources to help justice-involved youth transition back to traditional school settings.
Committing to More Adult Schools by 2020
Learning to Lead at a Teach to Lead Summit … Priceless
“Our kids need an education that is reflective of them, that challenges them, and helps them to better understand who they are in the world.”
Connecticut’s East Hartford Public Schools’ Enrollment, Registration Methods Found in Violation of Civil Rights
U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services Award $247.4 million in Preschool Grants to 18 States
U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. announced today that 18 states will receive more than $247.4 million in awards under the Preschool Development Grant program to continue their work in expanding access to high-quality preschool for children from low- to moderate-income families.
Ensuring Every Student Succeeds
As we reflect on the important work that we have been able to do throughout the Administration, we wanted to highlight some of our key messages. This is part of a reflection series presented by the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Top-earning presidents and U of Phoenix: The week's most-read education news
Stay ahead of the class with the latest on tech-driven networking strategies for superintendents and more here!
Computer science education expands with new AP courses
Hour of Code events introduce 100 million kids to computer science in a week, but schools are going beyond that with year-long courses, including new Advanced Placement options.
GradNation report finds reason to celebrate, but cause for concern
The latest assessment of high school graduation rates found today’s high school upperclassmen are part of the first cohort to see rising educational attainment and shrinking opportunity gaps.
New York's homeless pulled between shelter and school
The city often places homeless families in shelters outside their home borough, meaning if children want to stay in their same school, they have to spend hours each day getting there.
In college readiness efforts, boys are the disadvantaged gender
Girls have eclipsed boys in college-going rates, and California organizations have noted that girls often comprise at least 60% of participants in assistance programs aimed at college readiness.
Florida districts partner to improve STEM PD
The Hillsborough and Polk County Public Schools received a three-year, $4.5 million Math-Science Partnership Grant in 2014 from the state's Department of Education.
Think bigger than Computer Science Education Week
Project Lead the Way President and CEO Vince Bertram and Verizon Foundation Director of Education Justina Nixon-Saintil argue students need long-term, high-quality learning.
6 months out from a resignation, New Mexico presidency mired in turmoil
Outgoing President Robert Frank faces accusations of creating a hostile work environment and misspending funds, just months before his scheduled departure from the top post.
Survey: Californians love public higher ed, but differ on ways to fund it
A majority of California residents are supportive of its state-funded colleges and universities and want to see them grow. But paying for the growth is a hot topic of debate.
Could artificial intelligence create next frontier of academic development?
EdSurge profiles a new initiative to bridge the skills being taught at colleges and universities and the needs of a changing workforce.
Trump's Plan to Turn Public School Money Into Private School Vouchers
President-elect Donald Trump said on the campaign trail that school choice is "the new civil rights issue of our time." Here's what he plans to do about it.
Trump's Pick For Education: A Free Market Approach To School Choice
Betsy DeVos is the president-elect's candidate for Secretary of Education. The Michigan philanthropist favors a free-market competition and choice approach to school reform.
What Former Employees Say ITT Tech Did To Scam Its Students
Here are the accounts from several former employees and students about what happened behind closed doors at ITT Tech to lure students into expensive loans that rarely paid off.
Art That Transformed A Miami Neighborhood Now Making Its Schools Cool
The principal of a Miami middle school that artists adorned with murals two years ago says the art has led to better attendance and enrollment. This year, it's an elementary school's turn for murals.
Real Parents, Real Talk About Kids And Screens
How do you cope with parenting in the digital age? And how do you balance it all? How do you protect your kids, yet give them the freedom to create and explore?
Yale Announces New Procedure For Renaming Of University Buildings
Yale has announced a new procedure for considering the renaming of university buildings, which could allow for the renaming of Calhoun College. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Jonathan Holloway, dean of Yale College, about the new procedure.
University Of California Pledges To Fight Trump On Immigration Policy
Following Donald Trump's election, the University of California system has announced it will not cooperate with federal immigration authorities or turn over records to the government regarding students in the country illegally. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Janet Napolitano, president of the Universi...
For College Students With Kids, Getting Cheap Child Care Is A Challenge
Here's how difficult it is for students with children to get access to federal money for child care.
Dyslexia: The Learning Disability That Must Not Be Named
Many parents and teachers report that schools won't use the word dyslexia. Why might this be? And what is the Department of Education doing about it?
'B' And 'D' Learning Process Debunks Dyslexia Jumbled-Letters Myth
Many believe dyslexia is about jumbled letters, but experts say that's not quite right. This story explores what's happening in the brain that causes those backward letters.