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That which must not be said

(Scott Johnson) John Mortimer’s Rumpole of the Bailey gave us She Who Must Be Obeyed (i.e., Rumpole’s wife as he privately referred to her). J.K. Rowley gave us He Who Must Not Be Named (i.e., the villain Voldemort). Now higher education gives us daily lessons on That Which Must Not Be Said or, ideally, Thought. Show More Summary

We traded one of our most disciplined presidents for the most undisciplined president

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Conservatives like to talk about virtues. In 1993 William Bennet’s The Book of Virtues appeared five years after the end of his stint as Ronald Reagan’s secretary of education. In 1994 historian Gertrude Himmelfarb, of the conservative Kristol family, praised the virtues of the Victorians in her...

Gender-open science

(University of Freiburg) The Federal Ministry of Education and Research grants a new joint project with about €840,000 in funding.

Watch Neil DeGrasse Tyson Interview David Byrne On Star Talk

David Byrne appears on the latest episode of Neil DeGrasse Tyson's TV show Star Talk, but not to discuss the 40th anniversary of Talking Heads' debut album. Rather, Byrne was there to discuss the importance of arts education, explaining how study in creative disciplines can be of great benefit no matter which career path you…

My Conversation with Larry Summers

Larry was in superb form, and we talked about mentoring, innovation in higher education, monopoly in the American economy, the optimal rate of capital income taxation, philanthropy, Hermann Melville, the benefits of labor unions, Mexico,...Show More Summary

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, CORNHUSKER EDITION: Profs rally for colleague who bullied conservat…

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, CORNHUSKER EDITION: Profs rally for colleague who bullied conservative student. “The demonstration was organized by the American Association of University Professors, which ostensibly advocates for academic freedom generally, but has been accused of favoring liberal causes over conservative ones.”

Why Jarrett Jack would be a good Knicks mentor to Frank Ntilikina

2 days agoNews : NY Daily News

The education of Frank Ntilikina could benefit from a teammate who executives believe will make a great coach.

FORGET THE ALAMO? IN DALLAS, MAYBE: Dallas education board ponders ghosting names of offensive white…

FORGET THE ALAMO? IN DALLAS, MAYBE: Dallas education board ponders ghosting names of offensive white males Sam Houston, William Travis, and Jim Bowie from schools.

DISPATCHES FROM THE EDUCATION APOCALYPSE: Middlebury College Empowers Violent Students, Heckler’s Ve…

DISPATCHES FROM THE EDUCATION APOCALYPSE: Middlebury College Empowers Violent Students, Heckler’s Veto.

Failing charter schools have a reincarnation plan

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

This past June, Florida’s top education agency delivered a failing grade to the Orange Park Performing Arts Academy in suburban Jacksonville for the second year in a row. It designated the charter school for kindergarten through fifth grade as the worst public school in Clay County, and one of the...

Researcher explores learning habits of skateboarders

There's a common misconception that education must be a formal process that involves a content-based curriculum and teacher-led instruction. But learning takes place all around us and, many times, kids are their own teachers.

How to Engage on the Education SDGs

Companies that align with the SDGs can also reinvigorate their own sustainability efforts while demonstrating how they’re contributing to global and national development priorities, according to Gilbert. Even so, the challenge remains: How do you move beyond the rhetoric, roll your sleeves up and engage with the goals?

Education Can't Solve Poverty—So Why Do We Keep Insisting That it Can?

Click here for reuse options! Wages are down and unions are weaker than ever, but still the myth that education can "fix" poverty persists. Unions are weak. Wage growth is non-existent. Plutocrats have all the power. And yet the myth that education is all we need to finally "fix" poverty persists. Show More Summary

Raw: Fatal School Collapse in Mexico Earthquake

2 days agoNews : USAToday: News

Mexico's federal Education Department reported late Tuesday night that 25 bodies had been recovered from the wreckage of a school that collapsed during Tuesday's earthquake. Most of the dead are children. Across Mexico, more than 200 are known dead in the earthquake. (Sept. 20)        

'They want a devout generation': how education in Turkey is changing

As pupils begin their new school year, they will find evolution removed from texts and less time spent on Atatürk’s secular ideals After 25 years of teaching, Ay?e Kazanc? decided to retire early. The social sciences teacher, who asked...Show More Summary

The Pope and Young Club Supports The Boone & Crockett Club Conservation Education Program

Chatfield, MN – The Pope and Young Club is proud to announce support for the Boone and Crockett Club’s Conservation Education Program. The grant will go towards the purchase of a mobile cargo trailer (the B&C Club Archery-Mobile (BCAM)) and NASP approved archery equipment. Show More Summary

Bill Goodling, 13-term Republican congressman from Pennsylvania, dies at 89

His moderate positions as Education Committee chairman riled many GOP conservatives.

What your mother didn’t eat may determine your cause of death

With the attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, it is a good time to educate our leaders on an opportunity to significantly reduce the incidence of the most expensive and common preventable, pre-existing condition: What your mother did or didn’t eat when she was pregnant with you. Yes, it is a pre-existing […]

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