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Don't Let Dishonest Don Erase Honest Abe
Trump isn't just rewriting the history books. He's destroying our presidential myths.
'Dear White People' Cast, Crew Honor Jordan Edwards With Scholarship Fund
A Texas cop gunned down the 15-year-old as he was leaving a party.
How 2 California Parents Could 'Home-School' Their Shackled And Abused Children
The home where police found that 13 children and young adults had been held in horrific conditions was listed as a private school.
Trump Admin To Transgender Kids: We Won’t Deal With Your Civil Rights Complaints
Exclusive: Transgender students are filing discrimination complaints with the Office for Civil Rights, but the office says these issues fall outside its purview.
Abandoning DACA Would Be America's Loss
The plight of immigrants, especially Hispanic and Latino immigrants, is one of our nation’s greatest tragedies.
What Common Core Won
I’ve said often that the Common Core failed in its creators’ central goal ― to establish a set of national standards followed
David Harbour Hijacks Student's Senior Photos After Twitter Joke Goes Viral
"Well this is certainly something I didn't think would actually happen!"
Ohio Mom Wants Teacher Fired For Telling Her Son He Might Be Lynched
“I know that what she said is racist.”
Jeff Bezos Announces $33 Million Scholarship Fund For 'Dreamers'
The grant will help 1,000 undocumented immigrant graduates of U.S. high schools.
Texas Schools Illegally Excluded Students With Disabilities: Federal Officials
“Every child with a disability must have appropriate access to special education and related services that meet his or her unique needs,” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said.
Department of Education
The ED Games Expo Comes to the Kennedy Center
Did you know that game-based learning is gaining popularity in education as more young people and adults learn from games in and out of the classroom? Well-designed games can motivate students to actively engage in content that relates to coursework, and to master challenging tasks designed to sh...
To Rebuild, Rethink and Renew
This past fall I had the opportunity to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands, twice — first, in October, and two weeks later, in the company of Secretary DeVos. There, I saw firsthand the wholesale destruction left by back-to-back hurricanes. The experience was both humbling and uplifting. During my fir...
Calling Local Heroes Directly into Action; Apply to be an ED School Ambassador Fellow
“But I’m just a teacher…” We, teachers, change the mindsets of self-doubters, instill a lifelong love of learning for many, care for the children of others as if they’re our own, and play a major role in creating all other professions. Yet, despite those superpowers, many of us have heard or utte...
“The Spirit is There”
“When can I go back to school?” When that experience is disrupted, getting back to school can mean everything to students. And the adults who care for them — parents, educators and civic leaders — feel a special urgency. For our fellow Americans in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, including more ...
ED’s School Ambassador Fellows Connect with #FellowsAtED Twitter Chats
It took me a while to feel comfortable with Twitter. I opened a personal account years ago, but I just didn’t see what all the buzz was about. Once my district started encouraging teachers to build their Professional Learning Networks, however, I reluctantly created a professional account. I was...
Coding and Collaboration with a Buddy System
For several years our kindergarten and third grade students were accustomed to pairing up as reading buddies to improve their literacy skills through a mentee/mentor relationship. As a result of that success we decided to use a similar model to encourage our kids to collaboratively explore coding...
Public Comment Sought for Report on Obtaining Input from Rural Schools and Local Educational Agencies
SUMMARY: In accordance with section 5005 of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Secretary seeks information from the public regarding actions the Department of Education (Department) can take to improve how it considers the unique needs of rural schools and local educational agencies (LEA...
Fighting Off the Wolves: ED and HHS Host Landmark Human Trafficking Prevention Event
Human trafficking, exploiting people through forced labor and commercial sex, is modern-day slavery. ED’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students maintains that schools can and should be safe places where students can thrive. Unfortunately, the trafficking of America’s students, both for labor and ...
Very Special Student Artists Display Vision, Imagination in VSA Exhibit at U.S. Department of Education
Seventeen-year-old Keevon Howard has mastered one cardinal rule laid down by his high school art teacher, one that resonates beyond the classroom. “Don’t erase,” his teacher counselled — accept the mistake and weave it into your composition. Coping is a vital life skill, she said, so whatever you...
Proud to Serve Again
Each year our school hosts a Veterans Day assembly and breakfast. After this year’s assembly, a number of students shared how they were surprised and excited to see my military photo during the slideshow tribute. Some were shocked and amused to see a serious looking and clean shaven Master Sergea...
Trump’s quest to make America white again
President Trump's immigration policies should give pause to those taking comfort in the idea that American democracy has not yet been fatally undermined.
In memoriam: George Lindbeck, renowned theologian and YDS professor
Lindbeck, known as one of the fathers of “postliberal theology,” taught at Yale Divinity School from 1951 to 1993. He died Jan. 8 at the age of 94.
YLS and YSPH partnership works to address skyrocketing cost of medicines
The Global Health Justice Partnership, a joint venture between Yale’s schools of Law and Public Health, aims to increase access to life-saving medicines.
Planes, trains, automobiles: Enjoying the journey from Texas to New Haven
Anna Williams ’19 shares her tips for a 1,700 mile commute, achieving work-life balance, and getting the most out of the EMBA experience at Yale SOM.
In China, doctors are overestimating the severity of coronary stenosis
A computer-aided technique may be more accurate than coronary angiography, the current standard to determine the severity of stenosis, says a Yale study.
Alumni brave fires and floods in catastrophic season
YSM alumni nationwide — like Karen Lu, M.D. ’91, Silvia Garcia, M.D. ’94, and Ruth Lasell, M.D. ’73 — have experienced a recent rash of disaster firsthand.
Yale School of Music student wins prestigious Foote Award
Pianist and artist diploma candidate Szymon Nehring has won the Harvard Musical Association’s Arthur W. Foote Award, the fourth YSM student to earn the prize.
Was Israel’s stealth missile attack on Syria legal?
The Israeli airstrikes over the past year may be a sign that the Trump administration is willing to tolerate actions by allies that violate the UN Charter.
YLS Financial Markets and Corporate Law Clinic tackles real-world issues
Led by student-generated interests, the clinic explores corporate finance in the context of emergent financial technologies and the creation of public policy.
Guest conductor Ignat Solzhenitsyn to lead Yale Philharmonia
The acclaimed musician will lead a performance of Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite” and others on Jan. 26 at Woolsey Hall.
Superconducting X-ray laser takes shape in Silicon Valley
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will soon house an advanced superconducting X-ray laser that stretches 3 miles. The first 40-foot-long piece arrived Jan. 19.
New cellulose could advance clean fuels, treatments of infections
A team of scientists including Lynette Cegelski and graduate student Wiriya Thongsomboon have discovered a new type of cellulose that offers opportunities for multiple advances from renewable fuel to antibiotics.
New committee appointed to consider principles on historical names
Paul Brest, professor emeritus and former dean of Stanford Law School, will chair a new committee that will recommend principles for decision-making on requests to rename campus buildings and sites.
Marvin L. Herrington, Stanford police chief emeritus, dead at 81
Herrington served as head of the Department of Public Safety for 30 years. Stanford awarded him the Kenneth M. Cuthbertson Award for Exceptional Service in 1994, praising “his gentle graciousness, extraordinary sensitivity and deep respect for human rights for all people.”
Homeschooling, the law and state oversight
In a Q&A, law Professors Bill Koski and Michael Wald discuss state oversight of children in alternative schooling and how cases of child endangerment can be identified.
The Russian investigations: The law, subpoenas and compelling a witness to testify
In a Q&A, law Professor David Sklansky discusses subpoenas and the law governing investigations by Congress and special counsel Robert Mueller.
Algorithm improves integration of refugees
A new machine learning algorithm developed by Stanford researchers could help governments and resettlement agencies find the best places for refugees to relocate, depending on their particular skills and backgrounds.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discusses U.S. strategy in Syria at Stanford
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited the Hoover Institution on Wednesday to give a speech on U.S. policies in Syria. He said a continuing presence of U.S. troops in the country is needed to stabilize the area.
Stanford’s Knight-Hennessy Scholars program welcomes finalists to campus
The program, which will announce its inaugural cohort of up to 50 scholars in mid-February, will provide the full cost of attendance to pursue a graduate education at Stanford.
Stanford’s winter quarter guest artists
Stanford creates opportunities for meaningful engagement with the arts for students and the university community by inviting over 150 artists each year to campus to create, perform and discuss their work.
He said, she said: Sexual politics on stage
Main image:&nbsp; AFTER a night of drunken flirting, Amber and Tom, two college freshmen at Princeton, end up in bed together. Sex was something they both seemed to want. When Tom had resisted playing a game at a keg party earlier...
Decline and fall: For-profit colleges in America relaunch themselves as non-profits
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; Betsy DeVos’s promised regulatory relief might not revive a tarnished industry Print Headline:&nbsp; Decline and fall Pri...
Degrees of concern: Reports of the MBA’s demise are exaggerated
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; Reports of the MBA’s demise are exaggerated Print Headline:&nbsp; Degrees of concern Print Fly Title:&nbsp; ...
Make America great again: American business schools dominate our MBA ranking
Print section Print Headline:&nbsp; The best MBA courses Print Fly Title:&nbsp; Make America great again ...
Daily chart: Young, college-educated Americans are more accepting of controversial speech
Main image:&nbsp; CRITICS like to talk about American college campuses in apoplectic, dystopian terms. Political correctness has run amok; snowflakery festers in the ivory towers. To be fair, a handful of well-publicised incidents...
The intolerant fifth: Free speech at American universities is under threat
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; American universities have a free-speech problem. But it is not what it seems Print Headline:&nbsp; The intolerant fifth ...
POTUS v Harvard: The Department of Justice targets affirmative action
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; The Department of Justice targets race-conscious admissions at the Ivies Print Headline:&nbsp; POTUS v Harvard Print Fly ...
Rights for whites: The Department of Justice wants to end race-conscious university admissions
Main image:&nbsp; THE mission of the Department of Justice (DoJ) is “to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans”. That is a rather tall order—and it’s open to interpretation. Under Jeff Sessions, the ...
Fees high, foes fume: Two decades since their debut, tuition fees still spark arguments
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; Sensible and not-so-sensible ways to reform the student-loan regime Print Headline:&nbsp; Fees high, foes fume Print Fly ...
Bello: Latin America’s campus revolution
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; Latin America has had a boom in universities. Now it needs to make them better Print Headline:&nbsp; The campus revolution ...
6 Ways An IT Executive Can Build Success In 2018
Here are a few approaches you can use to help your organization thrive.
Africa & Haiti: Global Rankings For Human Freedom
To say that President Trump’s recent alleged remarks about African countries and Haiti ignited a firestorm would be an understatement. But, aside from the denials that the president ever uttered the offending remarks, one thing has been missing: an objective look at African countries and Haiti.
Taking A 3D Virtual Tour Of A Colorful Ancient Egyptian Monastery
For almost two decades, the colorful ancient wall paintings in Egypt's Red Monastery have been under restoration. Now digital technologies and 3D scanning are allowing thousands of viewers to experience the vibrant colors, architecture and monastic art of the late Roman and Byzantine Mediterranean.
Three Books To Help Develop Your Self Awareness In 2018
Three new books deliver a rather unusual troika of goodness related to improving your self-awareness. Authors include Nilofer Merchant, Roger L. Martin, Jennifer Riel and Daniel H. Pink.
Helping New Grads Launch In The Workforce - And Why It's Vital To Companies
There are a few easy things all employers can do to help new graduates launch in the workforce.
Trump Administration Requests $0 In Funding For Consumer Protection Agency
Acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney requests $0 in quarterly funding.
19 Conferences Every Creative Should Attend In 2018
This year, I'm filling my calendar with events that speak to personal growth, mindfulness and professional development. Are you working on the same goals? Here are 19 creative conferences based in Texas and nationwide that are on my wish list for 2018.
Endorsed By Entrepreneurs: How This High School Teacher Is Making The Classroom A Safe Place To Fail
Can one educator make a difference in revolutionizing a traditional system? One teacher is innovating out of Indiana, and some of the most famous and esteemed entrepreneurs are playing a big role in his classroom, where it's safe to fail.
This 30-Year-Old Couple Repaid $120,000 Of Student Loans In 3 Years
This 30-year-old couple paid off $120,000 of student loans in 3 years.
9 Approaches You Can Use Build A Successful Communications Event Strategy
You want the time and effort you put into an event to pay off. Here are a few things to keep in mind when planning.
How colleges can 'de-risk' innovation
Students and faculty are eager to innovate and start businesses — and they need the help that institutions are increasingly providing.
School-university partnership seeks ways to improve graduation rates
Students will be able to earn college credit while faculty members examine local issues contributing to low graduation rates.
Students and educators alike can benefit from 'coaching' approach to feedback
Robust feedback that provides details on how to improve while sticking to the most necessary information improves outcomes.
Ed Dept FERPA ruling may signal greater responsiveness to privacy complaints
The ruling against a virtual school clearly states families can't be required to waive rights under privacy laws as a condition of enrollment or receipt of educational services.
State appropriations to higher ed grew just 1.6% for the 2017-2018 fiscal year
The number represents the lowest growth rate in five years.
Chicago's gains highlight importance of focusing on high-quality school leaders
Over the past four years, student outcomes in Chicago Public Schools have dramatically increased as the district focuses on recruiting, training and retaining high-quality principals.
Alternative training programs can help solve the STEM teacher shortage
Transforming teachers into scientists and scientists into teachers can also increase diversity in the field.
Higher ed leaders can — and must — take back the narrative surrounding the industry
Northeastern University President Emeritus Richard Freeland makes a case for why higher ed is still important, and provides a roadmap for how institutions can turn the corner.
Student suicide data not consistently tracked by largest public universities
Mental health advocates say the lack of data makes it impossible to measure progress and develop best practices.
Pew survey highlights need K-12, university partnerships in STEM promotion
Half of adults believe students don't pursue STEM degrees because they're too difficult to obtain, according Pew Research Center.
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U.S. Department of Education
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DeVos: 'Common Core Is Dead'; A Large Online Charter School Is Shut Down
School-related arrests data, foster youth transportation and more education news of the week.
Students Across D.C. Graduated Despite Chronic Absences, An Investigation Finds
An official investigation into Ballou High School and other high schools in the District of Columbia found that students received diplomas despite missing more than 30 days in at least one class.
Budgets Suffer After A Drop In International Student Enrollment
After a decade of large-scale growth in overseas enrollment, the number of international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities is dropping — leading some schools to make budget cuts.
UC President Janet Napolitano On DACA Lawsuit
University of California President Janet Napolitano talks with NPR's Scott Simon about her involvement in a lawsuit against the Trump administration over the DACA program.
Student Loan Defaults On The Rise, Texas Special Education, And Other Education News
Plus, DACA students living in limbo as proposals fly in Washington and new concerns about school funding inequality.
Department Of Education Finds Texas Violated Special Education Law
Students lost out on federally guaranteed special education services in the state of Texas, the federal government finds.
America's Schools Are 'Profoundly Unequal,' Says U.S. Civil Rights Commission
More than 60 years after Brown v. Board of Education, the fight for equity in America's schools rages on.
Subsidized Housing May Help School Districts Retain Teachers
Indianapolis Public Schools lose about 400 teachers each year. In an attempt to stem that, a new housing project in the city is targeting teachers.
Outcry After Louisiana Teacher Arrested During School Board Meeting
A Louisiana teacher questioned whether the school's superintendent should receive a raise. Then she was handcuffed. The city's attorney says the teacher will not face charges.
4 Ex-Fraternity Members Sentenced In Pledge's Hazing Death
Four men from New York City were sentenced to jail time Monday in the 2013 hazing death of a Baruch College freshman during a fraternity trip to the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania.
Can We See Life Out There?
In Life through Time and Space, Wallace Arthur brings together the latest discoveries in biology and astronomy to examine our deepest questions about where we came from, where we are going, and whether we are alone in the cosmos. The answer to that last question is almost certainly negative, but,...
A Turn to King
In the last months of 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a series of five lectures that stand as his final testament on racism, poverty, and war. Later published as The Trumpet of Conscience, the lectures included King’s urgent call for a global movement for justice: But we do not have much ...
From Latin Fragments to Greek Medicine
New year, new Loebs! Below, Loeb Classical Library General Editor Jeffrey Henderson introduces the latest additions to what critic Adam Kirsch calls “one of the greatest accomplishments of modern scholarship.” ----- This season brings another exciting set of volumes for the Loeb Classical Library...
Frankenstein, Born January 1, 1818, Still Alive
Today marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, one of the most haunting and enduring works ever written in English, and arguably our greatest tale of horror. Below, Susan Wolfson and Ronald Levao, whose widely celebrated annotated edition of the novel we publ...
The Meaning of Belief
In The Meaning of Belief: Religion from an Atheist’s Point of View, a short book recognized as one of the year’s best on religion, philosopher Tim Crane attempts an intervention into contemporary debates on religion, which he sees as only so much sequestered shouting, neither atheists nor believe...
“A Masterpiece of Scholarly Production”
In the spring of 2016 we published a major new edition of Emily Dickinson’s verse, the only extant volume of Dickinson’s complete poems that distinguishes between those she delicately preserved in her storied fascicles and those she treated with somewhat less care. Painstakingly edited by Dickins...
The Future of Russia as an Energy Superpower
Russia’s energy wealth has long been the main pillar of the country’s economy, but what’s the long-term future of that financial security in a world that is gradually moving toward decarbonization? Thane Gustafson, whose Wheel of Fortune: The Battle for Oil and Power in Russia we recently release...
The Paradise Papers: Why You Should Care
The trove of records known as the “Paradise Papers” unveiled this week by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has exposed the financial hideaways of iconic brands and power brokers across the political spectrum. Among the revelations resulting from the leak have been ...
Social Media and Scholarship (and Impeachment)
On November 10th 2016, it was reported that Google searches for “How to impeach a president” had increased by 4,850%. Fast forward a year, and impeachment is still frequently discussed—and still widely misunderstood. And so last week we published Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide, by Harvard’s Cass ...
Transpatialization: A New Look at the Old Question of How the Modern World Was Formed
Greater Syria—the region known in Arabic as Bilad al-Sham—is roughly coterminous with the modern nation states of Israel/Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria. In The Middle East and the Making of the Modern World, historian Cyrus Schayegh offers a new history of the region from 1850 to 1950 that...
Syukuro Manabe wins Crafoord Prize for fundamental contributions to climate change research
Manabe identified profound mathematical connections between the sea, land and sky. His work is the foundation for all modern climate research.
Cybercrime stopper: An undergraduate’s project protects against internet theft
Princeton computer science major Henry Birge-Lee is part of a research team that has pioneered a protection against potential cyberattacks that a major internet security firm has already begun rolling out.
Artificial enzyme: Protein designed entirely from scratch functions in cells as a life-sustaining catalyst
An artificial protein designed in Michael Hecht's lab can catalyze biological reactions in E. coli.
Diamonds’ flaws hold promise for new technologies
The atom-sized defects in diamonds have enormous potential in technologies for high-resolution imaging and secure communication lines.
New process could slash energy demands of fertilizer, nitrogen-based chemicals
Computer modeling at Princeton University points to a method that could drastically cut the energy needed by using sunlight in the manufacturing process.
Employee obituaries: January 2018
An updated list of University employee obituaries, as of January 2018.
Employee retirements: January 2018
An updated list of University employee retirements, as of January 2018.
Shapiro: Tracking and reacting to Russian attacks on democracy
Professor Jacob Shapiro discusses a U.S. government report that outlines attacks made by Russian President Vladimir Putin on democratic institutions over nearly two decades.
Sciences, unite! Integrated intro course revolutionizes science instruction
In this integrated introduction to the natural sciences, students learn the fundamentals of physics, chemistry and biology while developing facility with mathematical models.
International fieldwork: Princeton geosciences major studies fisheries in New Zealand
Keo Chan, a member of the Class of 2018, studied fisheries science during his semester abroad in New Zealand.