Maja Markovic 011
My life goal is to launch a barge into the air and have it land on one of Elon Musk's rockets.
Dvorak words may sound hard to pronounce, but studies show they actually put less stress on the vocal chords.
Plus, time's all weird in there, so most of it probably broke down and decomposed hundreds of years ago. Which reminds me, I've been meaning to get in touch with Yucca Mountain to see if they're interested in a partnership.
Further out to the right, it works correctly, but the reason it works still involves the word 'firmware.'
Bad Map Projection: Liquid Resize
This map preserves the shapes of Tissot's indicatrices pretty well, as long as you draw them in before running the resize.
Hey Rob, sorry it took me a while to get back to you! Sure, I'd love to see WALL-E opening weekend! Are you still doing that, or...?
2078: He announces that he's finally making the jump from screen+irssi to tmux+weechat.
I didn't even realize you could HAVE a data set made up entirely of outliers.
[holding up a three-phase motor] As you can see here, the problem is that the humidifier I took this from is broken.
Things are looking good for the eclipse--Nate Silver says Earth will almost definitely still have a moon in August.
Poynter Fellowship: professors discuss facts, fiction, and the media
Yale professors of law, psychology, and philosophy apply their expertise to modern issues facing the media and society.
Schulman Lectures to explore the science and history of cognition across species
A look inside “Other Minds” is the theme of the 2017 Shulman Lecture in Science and Humanities presented by the Whitney Humanities Center (WHC).
Noted urban revitalization strategist and award-winning broadcaster is next Poynter Fellow
Majora Carter, an internationally renowned urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, will speak at Yale on Wednesday, Jan. 25 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.
Pop icons David Bowie and Prince are spotlighted in campus conference
David Bowie and Prince — two iconic musicians who changed the face of popular music culture in the second half of the 20th century — will be celebrated with a four-day event on campus Wednesday-Saturday, Jan. 25-28, sponsored by the Schwarzman Center.
Yale and UNITE-HERE extend long-running labor cooperation with new five-year contracts
The new contracts replace the 2013 contracts that are scheduled to expire Jan. 20. It is the third contract in a row achieved without conflict.
The Week Ender: Happenings Jan. 20-22
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.
Yale’s Center for Teaching and Learning to celebrate new home in Sterling Memorial Library on Jan. 27
The new space offers a more unified and collaborative environment for students, faculty, and postdocs as they work on teaching, tutoring, writing, and technology initiatives.
Impending extinction crisis for non-human primates spurs a call for action
The plight of Earth’s primates has prompted researchers around the world to call for sweeping societal changes before hundreds of non-human species are driven to extinction.
‘The Play’s the Thing’ exhibit celebrates Yale Rep’s 50 years
“The Play’s the Thing: 50 Years of Yale Repertory Theater,” an exhibition of production photographs from Manuscripts and Archives and archival materials from the Arts Library Special Collections, will be on view through March 31 in the Robert B. Haas Family Library.
Authenticating the oldest book in the Americas
Yale's Professor David Coe and two of his former graduate students — including Yale's Professor Mary Miller — determined that a Maya document once denounced as a fake was, in fact, genuine.
Octavia Spencer named Woman of the Year
The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, has named Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer as its Woman of the Year.
The long Crimson line
For almost 250 years, the U.S. military and Harvard have shared a deeply interwoven history. A Harvard University Archives exhibition at Pusey Library demonstrates the scope of this relationship.
Soft robot helps the heart beat
Researchers have developed a customizable soft robot that fits around a heart and helps it beat, potentially opening new treatment options for people suffering from heart failure.
From Harvard to ‘La La Land’
The composer for “La La Land” met his Hollywood collaborator, Damien Chazelle, and charted his musical path while at Harvard.
New hope for children with brain tumors
A new study out of Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center suggests that precision medicine can provide vital care in treatment and diagnosis of pediatric brain tumors.
And now: President CEO
Faculty at Harvard Business School discuss how Donald Trump’s experience as a businessman may inform his approach to the U.S. presidency.
Strengthening ties among women in physics
The Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics included lab tours, lectures, and practical discussion on research, grad school applications, how to deal with discrimination and implicit bias, and finding mentors.
Shareholder report available
The 2016 Annual Report of the Corporation Committee on Shareholder Responsibility, a subcommittee of the President and Fellows has been released.
Ensuring high standards
The Gazette sat down with Professor Scott Edwards, who chairs Harvard’s reaccreditation steering committee, to discuss the process ahead for the University.
Even in ‘Hamilton,’ a glimpse of mediocrity
New research by Derek Miller, an assistant professor of English, highlights the starring role of “decidedly average” in the history of art.
Prepared remarks by Persis Drell at the ‘Reinvigorating Community: An Inauguration Day Gathering’ event
Text of remarks by Persis Drell, who will become provost on Feb. 1, at the Stanford community gathering in Memorial Church on Inauguration Day.
Reinvigorating community: An Inauguration Day gathering at Stanford
The Stanford community gathered in Memorial Church to affirm the university’s and the nation’s founding values through reflection, music and dance.
A way forward on health care reform
Congress is moving to end the Affordable Care Act. Economist Alain Enthoven, an expert on health care finance, offers what should happen next.
At SIEPR, Yellen warns against running a “hot” economy
Janet Yellen, chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, visited the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research to discuss “The Economic Outlook and Conduct of Monetary Policy.”
Empathy, respect for one another critical to ease political polarization, Stanford sociologist says
The key to bridging the broad ideological division in the United States is for both sides to work on understanding the core values that the other holds dear.
Bacterial discovery solves 20-year-old molecular paleontology mystery
A fatty molecule once thought to be unique to flowering plants has turned up in bacteria skimmed from the Adriatic Sea and may provide biotech insights.
Brief interventions help online learners persist with coursework
New research shows people in underdeveloped parts of the world are not as likely to complete massive open online courses, or MOOCs. But small psychological activities could help motivate them, closing the global achievement gap.
Hoover Golden State Poll: Californians aren’t fond of the Trump agenda
A new survey finds most Californians aren’t in line with several key proposals that could impact the entire country.
Stanford study examines fake news and the 2016 presidential election
Fabricated stories favoring Donald Trump were shared 30 million times, but the most widely circulated hoaxes were seen by only a small fraction of Americans.
Stanford research analyzes colleges as engines of upward mobility
Public schools dominate new study’s list of top 10 colleges that channel kids from low- or middle-income families to the top 20 percent of American wage earners.
Eisgruber, faculty explore global issues at World Economic Forum
A delegation of Princeton faculty members — led by President Christopher L. Eisgruber and including the University’s 2015 and 2016 Nobel laureates —took part in and led discussions on major global issues at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum that concluded Friday, Jan. 20, in Davos Switz...
Self-assembling particles brighten future of LED lighting
Princeton engineering researchers have illuminated another path forward for LED technologies by refining the manufacturing of light sources made with crystalline substances known as perovskites, a more efficient and potentially lower-cost alternative to materials used in LEDs found on store shelves....
In African 'fairy circles,' a template for nature's many patterns
Scientists have long debated how large-scale plant patterns such as the famous "fairy circles" of Namibia form and persist. Now, a new Princeton University-led study suggests that instead of a single overarching cause, large-scale vegetation patterns in arid ecosystems could occasionally stem fr...
University projects will explore 'overlooked' topics in Princeton's history
Projects examining slavery, civil rights and community activism in the 1960s, and the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, have received support from the Princeton Histories Fund. The fund fosters the exploration of "aspects of Princeton's history that have been forgotten,...
Climate change to alter global pattern of mild weather
Scientists from Princeton University and NOAA have produced the first global analysis of how climate change may affect the frequency of mild-weather days, which are defined as having temperatures between 64 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit (18 and 30 degrees Celsius) with low rain and humidity. The current...
Intersecting ideas: Cultural studies postdoctoral fellows bring new courses to campus
New postdoctoral fellows at Princeton are pursuing research and teaching in the areas of comparative cultures, race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and global health. The postdoctoral research associates are: Catherine Clune-Taylor; Tala Khanmalek; Amy Krauss; Alecia McGregor; Laurel Mei-Singh; an...
Ricardo Piglia, celebrated Latin American writer who had a 'profound impact' on students, dies at 76
Ricardo Piglia, the Walter S. Carpenter Professor of Language, Literature and Civilization of Spain, Emeritus, at Princeton and professor of Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures, emeritus, died Jan. 6 of cardiac arrest from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He...
Town residents, University students and staff celebrate Martin Luther King holiday
Town of Princeton residents and Princeton University students and staff gathered on campus Monday, Jan. 16, for a community breakfast to celebrate the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."I stand here today to tell everyone that we are o...
Movin' on up? Views on social mobility shape Americans' faith in the status quo
Psychologists at Princeton University and Memorial University of Newfoundland have found that how Americans view social mobility affects their willingness to defend the basic underpinnings of American society — such as social and economic policies, laws, and institutions.
Viral escape hatch could be treatment target for hepatitis E
Researchers at Princeton and Rutgers universities have found that the hepatitis E virus — an emerging liver virus historically found in developing countries but now on the rise in Europe — uses a technique to spread infection that scientists could in fact exploit to treat the disease.
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Betsy DeVos' Track Record Doesn't Back Up Her Education Promises
U.S. Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos said during her Senate confirmation hearing this week that she supports public education and school accountability ― but her remarks conflict with policies she has pushed in her home state of Michigan, which critics call the “wild West” of the charter ...
Student Gives Passionate Speech On Why Betsy DeVos Shouldn't Be Education Secretary
In a powerful and passionate speech, a Detroit student expressed why she doesn’t think Betsy DeVos should be Secretary of Education. In a video the American Federation of Teachers posted on Facebook, Dannah Wilson (whose name was spelled incorrectly in the video and later corrected in the comments...
How Do We Ensure Personalized Learning is a True Equity Initiative?
By Ace Parsi Personalized learning is the new "it" in education. This approach, often defined by flexible learning environments that meet student interests, assets and challenges, has achieved the mantle of educational panacea, and has plenty of smart, committed advocates highlighting its potential...
The Science of Awe And Why It Matters At Work
This article first appeared on QuietRev.comAwe has been getting increased press lately. Along with mindfulness and compassion,awe is now the subject of scientific research at the University of California, Berkeley, and other leading institutions around the world. Dacher Keltner, a psychologist at UC...
Betsy DeVos's Unintentional Argument For Why Guns Don't Belong In Schools
You knew it was going to happen. Sooner or later one of Trump’s cabinet nominees was going to say something so crazy and stupid during a confirmation hearing that the comment would end up becoming the most-used line by every comic and satire show on TV. And right now that honor belongs to Betsy DeV...
9 Teachers On Why They Oppose Betsy DeVos As Education Secretary
Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Education Secretary, raised eyebrows with some of her statements during her confirmation hearing this week. Between her seeming lack of familiarity with the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act to her assertion that guns in schools may some...
My Disabled Daughter Is Not Guaranteed An Education Under Betsy DeVos
Weekday mornings in our household are much like any other household with teenagers. Waking teens, outfit planning, rushing around to gather laptops and to find shoes. At 7 am, the bus pulls up. We walk our daughter onto her special education bus, make sure she's seatbelted in, and wave goodbye. E...
Teacher Responds To Betsy DeVos' Hearing With Scathing Song
Following Betsy DeVos’ troubling confirmation hearing, a Long Island teacher and father of two performed a song for Donald Trump’s controversial nominee for education secretary. Alan Schwartz aka “Bald Piano Guy” posted a video on Facebook that shows him singing, dancing and playing the piano in a...
Embarking 2017 with a Growth Mindset
You may well have heard the terms a 'Growth' and 'Fixed' Mindset which have been attributed to the work and research of Stanford University psychologist Dr Carol Dweck. In the last couple of years, they have been popularised with the abundance of neuroplasticity evidence supporting them. In short s...
In Praise Of A Forward-based Approach To Social Studies
When I was in elementary, middle, and high school, my history teachers helped me gain a better understanding of how the past created the contemporary world we lived in. We memorized great figures in world history, got inundated with key dates that shaped societies, and familiarized ourselves with em...
The Guardian - Culture
Person to Person review – Broad City star underused in meandering ensemble indie
Abbi Jacobson is a reliable comic presence but she’s lost in this slight tale of disparate characters over a single New York dayWhile Sundance has become a trusted, and often forgotten, launchpad for vital genre offerings (in previous years The Blair Witch Project, Saw, The Witch and The Babadook al...
Late night hosts on the inauguration – video
US late night hosts don’t pull any punches on Thursday night, on the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States. Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers all take aim at the new commander in chiefLate-night hosts on the inauguration: ‘How is that a president?’ ...
Michael and Emily Eavis: ‘The Variety Bazaar won’t be like Glastonbury – it’ll be unique’
After a busy week of rumours, the Glastonbury organisers answered Guardian readers’ questions on their new ‘sister festival’, urban myths, ticket costs – and confirming Kris Kristofferson for 2017Can you clarify what is happening going forward over the next three years? Are we looking at the fallow ...
The Can Opener’s Daughter review – knives fall like rain in twisted graphic novel
Children make their parents and gods speak from inkpots in Rob Davis’s dystopic take on a coming of age taleIt’s a world in which mothers are hard-drinking, poorly adjusted machines, fathers are simple appliances and children plot their own demise. Rob Davis introduced the Bear Park and Grave Acre i...
Searching for alien life with Jim Al-Khalili – books podcast
As 21st-century telescopes transform the hunt for extraterrestrials from SF to hard science, physicist Jim Al-Khalili examines the prospects for finding life in spaceIs there anybody out there? It’s a question that became inescapable as soon as Galileo turned his telescope to the heavens. The skies ...
Epiphany celebrated in Ethiopia - in pictures
The annual Timkat festival, an Orthodox Christian celebration of Epiphany, remembers the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan river. During the festival, tabots, models of the Ark of the Covenant, are taken from churches around the city of Gondar and paraded through the streets to Fasilides Bath Continue ...
Jarvis Cocker fronts campaign to save Sheffield trees
Pop star enters dispute over felling of roadside trees as it emerges council leader has not seen full version of Amey contractHe may be one of Sheffield’s best-known pop stars but Jarvis Cocker has become the unlikely frontman of a bid to secure the future of the city’s trees amid a long-running bat...
Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh review – absorbing short stories from the author of Eileen
Run-down holiday homes, rusting Hollywood pools, empty Malibu malls … themes of rot and decay are vividly explored in this darkly comical collectionLike Eileen, Ottessa Moshfegh’s Booker prize-shortlisted novel, this collection of short stories opens with a self-loathing young woman who works in a n...
In the Depths of Dead Love review – stultifying all-white Chinese fable
Print Room at the Coronet, LondonA failed poet presides over a bottomless well in a production of Howard Barker’s play that has drawn fire for its lack of east Asian actorsArt does not exist in a vacuum. So it is impossible to separate the stage premiere of Howard Barker’s play (performed on BBC Rad...
Late-night hosts on the inauguration: 'How is that a president?'
Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers took aim at the inauguration proceedings and shared concern over the future: ‘We’re so fucked’Donald Trump sworn in as 45th president – live coverageOn the eve of his inauguration, late-night hosts roasted incoming president Donald Trump with Trevor Noah ...
The Astonishing Rhetoric Of President Trump's Inaugural Address
President Trump's inaugural address was dark in tone, fierce in intent, and consistent with his campaign rhetoric.
Will Alternative Credentials Replace College Degrees?
New LinkedIn Learning’s Insider Survey says employers will move more toward hiring based on skills, less on degree. Does that herald a displacement of the degree by alternative credentials?
Why Organizations Should Invest In Training In Response To Automation
Much has been written about the impact automation will have on the labor market. A new report from Accenture Strategy examines how organizations should respond to these new technologies.
What Do I Owe Again? 6 Tips For College Seniors Facing Down Student Loan Debt
If you're a college student, you might not be thinking about your student loans yet, but you should be. Here are some simple steps you can take right now to best prepare to for your student loans and reduce post-grad stress.
What Do You Do? 'I Run An Open Source Learning System Used By Millions'
If you get an adrenaline buzz from solving problems or making things, then computer science might be for you.
The Top 10 Higher Education Issues We All Agree On
Both sides of the aisle can agree on how to improve outcomes – particularly for the nearly half of working adults who feel that no matter what they do, they’re unable to get ahead and, in fact, are falling behind, and whom traditional colleges and universities are not adequately serving.
Should Students Watch Donald Trump's Inauguration As President Or Walk Out Of School?
Schools around the country are grappling with whether or not students should watch Donald Trump's inauguration on television. In some districts, students are plotting their protests.
Inspired By An MBA Project, This Woman Created India's Largest Pre-School And Daycare Chain
When she was a mid-career MBA student at the London Business School in 2005, Priya Krishnan was asked to write her own obituary, an unusual assignment by most means. But the assignment inspired her and provided a sturdy foundation for her future business.
11 Hottest Industries For Start-Ups
Are Education Startups The New Dot Com?
Valuing education start-ups.
The NY Times - The Learning Network Blog
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.
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 Title...
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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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
In Navient Lawsuits, Unsettling Echoes of Past Lending Crisis
The largest U.S. collector of student loan payments is accused of engaging in the sloppiness and misleading tactics seen in the subprime market.
Student Loan Collector Cheated Millions, Lawsuits Say
Navient made serious mistakes at every step of the loan collection process, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said in a lawsuit.
For-Profit Law School Is Cut Off From Federal Student Loans
The Education Department told the Charlotte School of Law that its students would not be eligible for federal aid because it did not meet standards.
Art Students League Director Is Stepping Down
Ira Goldberg, executive director since 2001, is leaving his post to live in Spain. His exit follows that of the league’s president in December.
Nominee Betsy DeVos’s Knowledge of Education Basics Is Open to Criticism
The school choice advocate seemed unfamiliar with basic terms and policies, including the federal law for students with disabilities.
Lois Dickson Rice, Trailblazing Executive Behind Pell Grants, Dies at 83
Ms. Rice, who started life as a janitor’s daughter, helped persuade Congress to provide federal subsidies to tens of millions of needy college students.
Betsy DeVos’s Education Hearing Erupts Into Partisan Debate
A Senate hearing for Ms. DeVos, a billionaire who did not attend public schools or send her children to them, became a debate over how to spend public money on education.
Donations Pour In to Band From Black College That Will Play at Inauguration
The Talladega College Marching Tornadoes have been under fire for agreeing to perform in the Trump inaugural parade.
Cost of College: Programs That Are Predatory: It’s Not Just at For-Profit Colleges
Even programs at prestigious universities like Harvard may not care enough about whether their degrees are worth the cost.
Janet Yellen Gives an Economic Short Course, Beyond Interest Rates
Meeting with educators, the Fed’s chairwoman emphasized its role in fighting financial crises but hoped that in the future it would be less interesting.
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Freedom of information | Politics | The Guardian
Despite some progress in addressing information requests from the public and media, state institutions are still cloaked in secrecy, said the country’s commissioner for information of public interest.
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U.S. Strikes Target Al Qaeda Camp in Syria
U.S. airstrikes targeted an al Qaeda training camp in western Syria on Thursday, killing an estimated 100 people or more, according to a U.S. defense official.
Gambia's Leader Pressured to Step Down
Leaders from African nations were attempting to get Gambia’s longtime leader to cede power Friday, after a tweet signaled the tense standoff might be nearing an end.
Turkey's Parliament Approves Enhanced Powers for President
Turkey passed a sweeping constitutional reform package early Saturday that could amplify the powers of the presidency and give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the possibility of extending his authority by at least a decade.
Nations React to Inauguration With Good Will, Uncertainty
Japan and Russia signaled hope that they could work with the new administration, while others were put off by President Donald Trump’s promise “it’s going to be only America first.”
Italy Avalanche Rescue Team Pulls 10 People to Safety
Search-and-rescue teams have found at least 10 people alive buried under the rubble of a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy that was hit by a powerful avalanche.
Mexican Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Pleads Not Guilty in U.S. Court
Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, the Mexican drug lord who evaded U.S. authorities for years and built a billion-dollar narcotics empire, made his first appearance in a U.S. courtroom on Friday, pleading not guilty to the 17 criminal charges against him.
Judge's Death Puts Brazil Leader on the Spot
Thursday’s death of Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki presents President Michel Temer with the delicate task of naming another judge to oversee a vast anticorruption probe likely to implicate members of his government.
China to Have Fewer Tools to Keep Economy Humming in 2017
The monetary easing and strong property market that buoyed China’s economic growth last year are petering out, leaving policymakers with fewer tools to keep the economy humming steadily in an important political year.
For Former Soviet Republics, Russia Has a New Playbook
Russia is offering tiny Moldova a fresh bargain in exchange for cutting trade ties with the European Union, signaling a new approach as the Kremlin attempts to win over countries tempted to forge deeper ties with the West.
Awash in Migrants, Italy Steps Up Deportations for Relief
As Italy looks for fresh ways to cope with the hundreds of thousands of migrants bottled up in the country, one solution is rising to the top of the agenda: deportation.
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LGBT Students Work to Ensure Safe and Supportive Schools for all Students
Yesterday, myself and four other LGBTQ Activists from GLSEN had the honor of sitting down with US Secretary of Education, Dr. John King, in his second to last day in office.
Creating an Educational System that Supports Democracy Through Student Activism
Education is the great engine of our democracy, and the fuel for that engine is the opportunities students have to engage in activism on issues that are important to them.
A New Principal — Again
Nine times in twenty-eight years of teaching I’ve gone through the training of a new principal in my high school. Nine times! And to make matters more frustrating, the replacement always seems to be the philosophical and pedagogical opposite of the one he or she is replacing.
Treasury and Education Announce Progress Toward Multi-Year Income Certification System for Student Loan Borrowers in Income-Driven Repayment Plans
The Departments of Treasury and Education announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing a framework regarding the requirements for electronically sharing tax data over multiple years for federal student loan borrowers participating in Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) ...
Launching ED’s Developer Hub
Today, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) launches its first developer hub, a dedicated space for centralizing our developer resources, documenting open government efforts at the agency, and celebrating what you have built using ED data and code.
U.S. Department of Education Announces Final Regulation on Open Licensing Requirement for Competitive Grant Programs
A few months ago, I had the opportunity to meet with Benetech, one of our grantees, and observe some of the tools they have developed under their Department grant to help visually impaired people access the content of graphics in books. The tool has many applications, including giving visually impa...
New Report Shows Increased Need for Federal Investments in Early Learning
Are there too many federal early learning programs? This question has been contentiously debated and discussed in Washington, DC for years. Are programs that simply permit funding for early learning as a part of a larger initiative, such as Title I or English Language Acquisition grants, considere...
American Career Institute Borrowers to Receive Automatic Group Relief for Federal Student Loans
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced today plans to grant borrower defense relief for federal student loan borrowers who attended the now-defunct American Career Institute (ACI) in Massachusetts. This move follows the Department’s investigation as well as numerous admissions by the sc...
Innovating for Equity: The Future of American Higher Education
Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell reflects on a rapidly shifting landscape, the new goals and new needs of an increasingly diverse student body, and the role of higher education in the future of American democracy.
More Transparency in Higher Education Will Help Improve Student Outcomes
Every year, the U.S. Department of Education provides billions of dollars in Federal financial aid to help students enroll in college. Yet too many students—roughly two in five bachelor’s degree-seeking students—leave school with no degree, often leaving them with debt, no job, and a high risk of de...
Music ed, DeVos and ransomware: The week's most-read education news
Stay ahead of the class with the latest on how colleges are looking to boost their bottom lines and more here.
Affordability, access, fate of undocumented students top higher ed leaders' Trump concerns
A few days after the election, higher ed leaders gathered to discuss apprehensions about what the nation's next president could mean for the industry.
DeVos mum on for-profit accountability in confirmation hearing
The top choice for education secretary roils federal lawmakers and policy observers on the subject of regulation.
Colleges are essential part of 'smart city' movement
As civic technology explodes, higher education will be a major factor in specialized workforce development for key industries.
Could negative enrollment trends spell trouble for textbook publishers?
Fewer students and more technology are pending signs of struggle for the billion-dollar industry.
Florida public colleges spend $2M in lobbying each year
Public schools in the Sunshine State invest in engaging lawmakers for support and funding.
AASCU lists top higher ed policy matters for states in 2017
The advocacy organization for public institutions lays out the top funding and industrial priorities for the upcoming year.
Are data collection efforts at risk in a Trump presidency?
Budget hawks under the new administration could scale back beefed-up data collection at the federal level meant to help states move forward with their own efforts.
Personalized learning can better serve an increasingly diverse student body
The Vista Unified School District in California embraced the model as a way to improve outcomes among a diverse group of students.
Ubiquitous access brings assistive technology mainstream
Devices like iPads and Chromebooks often come with built-in assistive technology or easily accommodate applications that provide it, increasing opportunities for all students.
Education Department Drops Fight Over School Money
A controversial idea falls by the wayside, for now, involving how schools can use federal money for low-income students.
School Vouchers, Oligarchy And Grizzlies: Highlights From The DeVos Hearing
Donald Trump's pick to lead the Education Department got a grilling on a range of issues, from private school vouchers and charter school oversight to guns in schools. How did she fare?
Report Finds More People Over 60 Struggling To Pay Off Student Loans
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports that a growing number of older Americans have taken on student loan debt. For those who can't pay, Social Security benefits are being garnished.
At DeVos' Senate Hearing, Questions Of Choice, Charters, 'Other Options'
President-elect Trump's pick for education secretary faced tough questions during her Senate confirmation hearing. She maintained her strong support for school choice and free-market solutions.
Betsy DeVos Appears Before Senate Education Committee In Confirmation Hearing
President-elect Trump's pick to lead the Department of Education, Betsy DeVos, appeared before the Senate's education committee Tuesday for her confirmation hearing. She is expected to be asked tough questions about her past support for private school vouchers and for limiting charter school oversig...
More People Over 60 Are Struggling To Pay Off Student Loans, Report Finds
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found the number of people 60 and older with student loan debt has quadrupled in the past decade. Most loans were taken out on behalf of a child or grandchild.
Sen. Maggie Hassan: I Will Listen Carefully To What DeVos Has To Say
Senate confirmation hearings begin on Tuesday for Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump's pick for education secretary. Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan, who has serious concerns about DeVos.
5 Things To Look For In Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearing
Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary faces tough questions as her Senate confirmation hearings start.
Scholar Initiative Supports College-Bound Former Prisoners
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Danny Murillo and Steven Czifra, former Pelican Bay prisoners who started the Underground Scholars Initiative, a program to help counsel former prisoners going to college.
A Former Education Secretary's Advice For Betsy DeVos
Margaret Spellings was secretary of education under George W. Bush. She says Donald Trump's ambivalence about the federal role in education raises interesting questions.