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Officials Wanted Parkland Shooting Suspect 'Forcibly Committed' In 2016: Report
Being involuntarily committed to a mental institution could have made it much harder for Nikolas Cruz to get a gun. So why didn't it happen?
How American High Schools Teach The Iraq War
It's hard to teach history that isn't quite history yet.
New Massachusetts Bill Would Pull Pension Money From Gun Companies
"We should not be protecting the state with one hand and enabling manufacturers with the other," says state Rep. Lori Ehrlich.
Mother Objects To Racial Slur Being On First-Grader's Spelling List
“We had to explain to Emily why she could not say the word and not to use it,” the mother said.
To Prevent Suicides And School Shootings, More States Embrace Anonymous Tip Lines
Last school year, more than 9,000 tips were submitted statewide.
Barron Trump's School Signs Open Letter Demanding POTUS Enact Stricter Gun Laws
Over 100 schools from Maryland and the D.C. area signed the letter, which also railed against legislative proposals to arm teachers.
Judge Dismisses Discrimination Lawsuit Filed By Family Of Ahmed Mohamed
The Muslim teen was arrested in 2015 after bringing a homemade clock to school.
Mae Jemison: Diversity In STEM Isn't A Nicety, It's A Necessity
The first African-American woman in space discusses her agricultural science initiative.
'NRA Has Got To Go': The Most Powerful Signs From The Student Walkout
On Wednesday, March 14, students across the nation came together to protest gun violence, one month after the shooting in
Penn Won't Punish Professor Who Said Black Students ‘Rarely’ Score Well
While the law school dropped her from a first-year course over her comments, they stood by her faculty position.
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Students Use Self-Directed Learning to Serve Their Community, One Foot at a Time
Surrounded by farm fields in rural Arkansas, Abby Simmons, Matthew Cook and Darshan Patel, 8th grade students at Armorel High School, completed a community based project that garnered national media attention earlier this year. They successfully printed a 3-D prosthetic foot for an Indian Runner ...
ED Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Announces MLK Jr. Drum Major Innovative Service Award
The Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education’s White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for African-Americans, invite you to participate in the 2018 Martin Luther King Drum Major Innovative Service award nomination proce...
Rural Montana Students Become Citizen-Scientists through Place-Based Learning
Six Montana students are warmed by a campfire with their teacher, Judy Boyle, and some of their parents who have come along on the ‘field study trip.’ The students, ranging from 1st to 7th grade, journal about the symbiotic relationships and geothermal features they observed and recorded during t...
HBCUs: Vital to U.S. Competitiveness
Since 1837, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have been educating and preparing, primarily, but far from exclusively, African American students – nearly a quarter of HBCU students are non-Black – to contribute to the American experience. These institutions help fill the nation’...
President’s Education Awards Program (PEAP): Celebrating Student Achievement And Hard Work in the Classroom
Graduating elementary, middle and high school students can be recognized. School principals or designated school representatives may pre-order certificates at 1-877-897-4784. President’s Education Awards Program (PEAP) student recipients are selected annually by their school principal. Last year,...
My Art Is a Reflection of My Story: National PTA Reflections Student Arts Showcase at ED
Student artists whose works focused on the theme “What Is Your Story?” gathered at the U.S. Department of Education (ED) on Jan. 16, 2018, to be celebrated for their awards in the 2018 National PTA Reflections® Student Arts Showcase program. Since 1969, the program has annually recognized element...
Why You Should Celebrate National School Counseling Week
It just figures that National School Counseling Week starts the day after the Super Bowl. The country gorges on guacamole-covered chicken wings on Sunday, and when America’s most misunderstood group of educators asks for three nacho chips and a high five on Monday, the country is too tired to par...
Educator Self-Care Is Social Emotional Learning
Note: February 5-9, 2018 is National School Counseling Week. Vicarious or secondary trauma invades our classrooms and leaks into the hearts of educators who carry the emotional burdens of their students. If we can honor our educators and their work by giving them the skills and space for their ow...
Secretary DeVos Convenes Higher Education Summit: Innovation Blends Technology and the Personal Touch
“We need to question everything; to look for ways in which we can improve, and embrace the imperative of change. At the end of the day, success shouldn’t be measured by how much ivy is on the wall,” said U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. “It should be determined by how you’re educating and pr...
Secretary DeVos Convenes K-12 Summit: Innovation Starts with a Focus on the Learner
“There are a number of challenges and opportunities facing American students,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. “And Washington, D.C. does not have all the answers. But government can be good at bringing people together to highlight their creative thinking and new approaches.” Secret...
Yale College term bill for 2018-2019 set at $69,430
Dean Marvin Chun and Director of Undergraduate Financial Aid Scott Wallace-Juedes have also announced a series of new initiatives for financial aid recipients.
STEM Mentors educates local students about college decision process
Held on Feb. 24, the College Decision Panel featured talks by graduate and professional students from a wide range of Yale STEM schools and departments.
Yale convenes forum on education and impactful leadership in Kenya
President Salovey joined Yale alumni who are leaders in Africa for the “The Nexus Between Education & Impactful Leadership,” a forum in Nairobi, Kenya.
Study finds poor access to obstetric and neonatal care in low-income areas
Many pregnant women in low-income areas have to travel farther than their peers to deliver their babies — and that gap in care appears to be growing.
SOM and F&ES partnership releases ‘An Investor’s Guide to B Corps’
In partnership with Patagonia and Caprock, the Yale Center for Business and the Environment has published “Just Good Business: An Investor’s Guide to B Corps.”
Yale, Kenyan scientists renew collaboration on tsetse fly research
On March 16, President Salovey and YSPH’s Serap Aksoy took part in a signing ceremony with Kenyan leaders to continue a collaboration in biomedical science.
Alum-led startup Sanergy aims to address sanitation crisis in Africa
Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Sanergy seeks to foster healthy communities by manufacturing and installing sanitation systems that are affordable and accessible.
Yale Divinity School explores ‘Living the MLK Legacy Today’
YDS hosted professor Eboni Marshall Turman and other faith leaders for ‘Living the MLK Legacy Today,’ a panel discussion on Dr. King’s impact in Memphis, TN.
Hospitals with higher post-discharge ER visits have fewer readmissions
A Yale team analyzed the files of Medicare beneficiaries who were hospitalized for heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia between July 2011 and June 2012.
Yale in Africa: Highlighting the Yale Young African Scholars program
Yaa Oparebea Ampofo ’16, Mentorship Coordinator for YYAS, discusses the program, how it began, and how much it’s achieved in just five years.
Back to back national championships
The Cardinal has won its second straight women's swimming and diving NCAA team title.
Campus mourns law alum Tripp Zanetis
Law School alumnus Christopher “Tripp” Zanetis died when his United States military helicopter crashed during a troop transport.
Stanford senior has traveled the world for study and research
As a Stanford undergraduate, Alexis Kallen has traveled around the world, logging study and research trips to the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Rwanda, Spain, Guatemala and Nicaragua.
Geneticist Charles Yanofsky dies at 92
Throughout his more than half-a-century career, Charles “Charley” Yanofsky contributed to the fundamental understanding of genetics. Brilliant, humble and generous, he was a role model to students, friends and family.
An unprecedented push for sustainable development
Ongoing collaboration enters new phase of effort to help create science and policy approaches to sustainable, inclusive growth in China.
Gender equality stalls in the U.S., Stanford report finds
While the country made progress on eliminating gender inequality in the latter half of the 20th century, progress has since slowed or stalled entirely, according to a new Stanford report.
New online course tackles culture, history of American college athletics
A new massive open online course examines the history of sports at American universities and fosters thoughtful debates over the issue of payment for student athletes and other controversial topics.
New Stanford student group bridges the arts, sciences and engineering
The group’s first art exhibition reflects knowledge-gathering and knowledge-making that are hallmarks of the university.
Stanford education graduates thrive in diverse job market, survey finds
Annual report from Stanford EdCareers shows high employment rates for 2017 GSE graduates at home and abroad.
Stanford unrolls welcome mat to prospective grad students from diverse backgrounds
Stanford will welcome prospective graduate students to campus Friday for Graduate Recruitment and Diversity Day, an annual event designed to help recruit outstanding scholars who would contribute to the diversity of their academic fields and to the university’s graduate community.
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 ...
Five Great Books That Will Make You A Better Leader
Looking for books that will help you develop as a leader? These 5 books pack a remarkable number of insights per page and come recommended by executives across the country.
Palestinian And Israeli Teenagers MEET To Shape Their Future With Tech
Middle Eastern Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow (MEET) is a nonprofit that has brought together Palestinian and Israeli high schoolers to learn, imagine and build technology together through an immersive MIT run program.
College Basketball Players Get None Of The NCAA Tournament Revenue -- Is It Time To Unionize?
The NCAA men's basketball tournament produces nearly $1 billion in revenue, and this money is allocated to just about everybody other than the athletes. Is it time for the elite men's college basketball players to unionize?
How To Find The Right Teacher For Your Education Startup
Many education entrepreneurs miss a critical component when starting a business in the education field. Find out what your startup is missing, and learn how to fill those gaps with these suggestions.
Indian Billionaire Sunny Varkey's Foundation Sets Out To Improve Skills Of Ghanaian School Leaders
Indian billionaire Sunny Varkey is going to fund school leadership improvement programmes in Ghana
Despite Historic Upset, Virginia And Tony Bennett Are Not Dead Yet
The unthinkable happened, the No. 1 seed of the entire NCAA Tournament lost to a No. 16 seed. For all the underdog joy for UMBC, there is a dismal feeling for the University of Virginia. But that failure shouldn't last too long for the Cavaliers.
Penn Law's Assault On Academic Freedom
University of Pennsylvania Law School Professor Amy Wax thinks affirmative action policies have contributed to poor academic performance by African-Americans at her school, leading Penn to curtail her teaching responsibilities, a reprehensible curtailment of her academic freedom.
The Next Stop In Outsourcing: Entry-Level Hiring
There’s no need to look at how other countries run apprenticeships. America leads the world in outsourcing. By outsourcing entry-level hiring, American companies can pioneer a uniquely American model for apprenticeships: outsourced apprenticeships.
11 Important Steps To A Successful Event Communications Strategy
A well-designed launch or event can mean the difference between drawing attention and drawing yawns.
Model Karlie Kloss Sees Big Growth For Her Coding Camp For Teen Girls
From 15 camps in 12 cities that taught 300 girls last year, it will spread to 50 camps in 25 cities and teach a total of 1,000 campers. To staff the camps, Kode With Klossy is teaming up with non-profit Teach for America, which will supply 50 instructors.
Los Angeles sets statewide standard for lead testing in schools
Lead exposure during childhood can lead to a variety of physical and learning difficulties later in life.
What educators need to know about literacy
Check out these five recent stories spotlighting challenges and strategies for getting students reading at level.
SXSWedu 2018: Our recap of Austin's ed innovation extravaganza
Couldn't make it to Texas? We've rounded up all of our coverage of last week's show in one location for your convenience.
Learning 'expeditions' help boost students' passion for learning through hands-on experience
Achievement First Greenfield charter schools are using a new instructional model that allows deeper exploration of topics and career paths.
Study: Fewer suspensions can lead to better attendance rates and test scores
Chicago schools began reducing suspensions and other disciplinary actions that removed students from the classroom well before the Obama-era recommendations.
Personalized learning is for online courses, too
Paul Krause, eCornell CEO, says the key to boosting low student success metrics in digital courses is to provide relevant,engaging experiences and one-on-one attention.
Higher ed 'must answer the sticky questions in society'
Freeman A. Hrabowski, president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, called on institution leaders to "tell the story" of higher education and commit to answering pressing societal questions.
Ashford poised for merger, reclassification as nonprofit
Two large institutions eye a merger to join the growing movement of for-profits seeking nonprofit status and the financial benefits that were nearly lost under the Obama administration.
Housing crisis grows for thousands of California students
Rising real estate costs and limited options on campus have thousands of University of California students on a frantic search for places to live.
Institutional Innovation: The classroom of the future for all types of students
Northwest Missouri State University and the North Kansas City School District partnered with local businesses to construct a unique professional-based learning environment for kindergarten to postsecondary students.
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The Reality Of School Shooting Drills
Florida schools have ramped up "code red drills" in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting. One teacher plans to post footage of the drills online to build support for more restrictive gun laws.
Transgender Teachers: In Their Own Voices
We asked transgender educators around the country to share a selfie, and tell us what they wish others knew about them. Many say they play vital roles in creating safe spaces for the next generation.
UMBC's President Talks About His School's Historic Basketball Win
The University of Maryland Baltimore County men's basketball team beat the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament — by a lot. NPR's Michel Martin talks with UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski about the win.
The Big Student Walkout; DeVos On School Safety; The First Amendment On Campus
A month after Parkland, the nation's focus remains on school safety. Plus, long rides to school in our weekly roundup of education news.
The Fight Over Teacher Salaries: A Look At The Numbers
Teachers in many states are angry after years of stagnant wages. Here's a state-by-state look at what they really make.
Dena Simmons: How Does Imposter Syndrome Affect Students Of Color?
When Bronx-native Dena Simmons received a scholarship to attend a majority white boarding school, she felt like an imposter. Simmons suggests ways students of color can be made to feel more accepted.
Is It Time To Bring Risk Back Into Our Kids' Playgrounds?
Are playgrounds in the U.S. too sterile and risk-averse to help our kids thrive? Anthropologist Barbara J. King considers play and child development in evolutionary perspective.
Central High School Walked Out In The Footsteps Of The Little Rock 9
Best known for its role in the 1957 school desegregation crisis, Little Rock Central High School saw hundreds of students walk out of class on Wednesday to protest gun violence.
Censoring Speech On Campus
Kids today. They just say whatever is on their minds. Except at college, where some First Amendment issues have educators worried, and students furious.
In Gun-Friendly Montana, Student Walkout Steers Clear Of Politics
Students in Helena, Mont., who participated in Wednesday's walkouts called it a memorial, not a protest — unlike demonstrations across the U.S. that explicitly called for laws to restrict gun rights.
Making Sense of Neoliberalism
Most people would likely claim a general understanding of neoliberalism as a movement of laissez-faire principles aimed at ensuring free markets and an “unfettered” economy. In Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism, one of the first intellectual histories of the movement, Q...
Build a Better Flytrap
The tiny, innocuous fruit fly has been a subject of research for more than a century, and is discussed in upwards of 100,000 scientific publications. Its surprising parallels with humans—the fruit fly has a beating heart, a brain, and other organs comparable to our own; exhibits complex behaviors...
Celebrating Loebs, Illustrating Heraclitus
This January, our dear friends at the Seminary Co-op threw a month-long #ceLOEBration to cheer the publication of the Loeb Classical Library’s nine-volume edition of Early Greek Philosophy, edited and translated by André Laks and Glenn W. Most. As part of the fun, the Co-op invited readers to sub...
Billy Graham’s Vietnam
The passing of the Rev. Billy Graham, who spent more than six decades as the nation’s most prominent Christian evangelist before retreating from the public spotlight in recent years, has occasioned both glowing appreciation for his life’s work and fierce condemnation of the social and political m...
The Image of Obama
Portrait of Barack Obama by Kehinde Wiley This week brought the unveiling of the official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama at the National Portrait Gallery. Each image is both visually striking and laced with symbolic meaning, as well as imbued with the significance of the nation’s first Af...
Joy de Menil Joins Harvard University Press as Executive Editor and Director of Belknap Publishing
We’re very pleased to share the news that Joy de Menil has been appointed to the newly created position of Executive Editor and Director of Belknap Publishing. In addition to acquiring her own titles, de Menil will oversee the rebranding of the prestigious Belknap imprint, with an eye to widening...
Ronald Reagan’s Balcony Heroes
In the days since Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address, one of the most consistently noted elements of the evening has been the speech’s heavy reliance on the stories of individuals, the so-called “heroes in the balcony” whose courage, kindness, strength, and suffering have...
Michael Sandel and Chinese Philosophy
Harvard’s Michael Sandel is an unusually prominent thinker in North America and Europe, but in China he’s a verifiable celebrity, inspiring what New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos describes as “near religious devotion.” On one recent trip, the border guard checking passports told Sandel that he w...
Can We See Life Out There?
In Life through Time and Space, Wallace Arthur brings together the latest discoveries in biology and astronomy to examine our deepest questions about where we came from, where we are going, and whether we are alone in the cosmos. The answer to that last question is almost certainly negative, but,...
A Turn to King
In the last months of 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a series of five lectures that stand as his final testament on racism, poverty, and war. Later published as The Trumpet of Conscience, the lectures included King’s urgent call for a global movement for justice: But we do not have much ...
Historians to climate researchers: Let’s talk
Princeton historian John Haldon is working to bring historians into dialogue with climate change researchers and archaeologists, to bring nuance to the discussion of how societies react to environmental stress.
Symposium celebrates materials institute's role as engine of innovation
The Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials hosted its annual symposium March 13-14 by recognizing the University's efforts to to translate fundamental scientific research into technological achievements.
Employee obituaries: March 2018
An updated list of University employee obituaries, as of March 2018.
Employee retirements: March 2018
An updated list of University employee retirements, as of March 2018.
First plasma for new machine to study process that occurs throughout the universe
A millisecond burst of light on a computer monitor on March 5 signaled production of the first plasma in a powerful new device for advancing research into magnetic reconnection — a critical but little understood process that occurs throughout the universe.
Illuminating the brain: Neuroscientist Ilana Witten
Studying how brain cells communicate to enable learning, memory and socialization inspires Princeton neuroscientist Ilana Witten.
The world Gerry Andlinger wanted
Princeton alumnus and benefactor Gerhard “Gerry” R. Andlinger died Dec. 22, 2017, at age 86.
Jacobus Fellow Chantal Berman studies social protest in Tunisia and Morocco
Chantal Berman, a doctoral student in politics, is one of four winners of this year's Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton University’s top honor for graduate students.
Princeton women's basketball team to face Maryland in NCAA tournament
After winning the Ivy League championship Sunday, the Princeton women's basketball team learned Monday night that they will face Maryland to open the NCAA tournament.
Historian of science Milam traces evolutionary theory through time
Princeton historian Erika Milam explores how evolution has been understood scientifically and culturally.