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Boys at Exeter academy wear skirts in uniform protest
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They wanted to wear shorts, but were told that breached their school's uniform policy.
Study Finds Yoga Can Help Back Pain, But Keep It Gentle, With These Poses
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A new study finds that a yoga class designed specifically for lower back pain can be as effective as physical therapy in easing pain. The class and teacher manuals are available on-line, for free.
US gun laws: Colorado to arm teachers in classrooms
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Staff undergo training as "armed first responders" in the US state in order to protect children.
Trump May Have A Lot Of Money, But Documents Show He Owes A Lot, Too
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Over the years the president has had an up-and-down relationship with big commercial lenders. But as president, Trump could find himself in a conflict of interest with any amount of debt.
This Father's Day, Remembering A Time When Dads Weren't Welcome In Delivery Rooms
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For many fathers, the birth of a child is a hugely emotional moment. But not that long ago, few fathers were allowed to participate in the process.
Louisiana Is First State To Ban Public Colleges From Asking About Criminal History
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The "ban the box" movement is designed to open opportunities to the tens of millions of Americans with some kind of criminal record.
President Donald Trump, Unreliable Narrator
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Why can't we stop reading Trump's Twitter feed? The same reason we can't put down The Catcher In The Rye or Pale Fire.
Leading universities rated 'bronze' under new ranking system
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Universities are now ranked bronze, silver or gold for their standard of undergraduate teaching.
Survivors Of Childhood Diseases Struggle To Find Care As Adults
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A few decades ago, babies born with conditions such as congenital heart disease or cystic fibrosis often didn't survive past childhood. Now many live longer, but adult medicine has not kept pace.
Queen's Speech: Grammar school expansion abandoned
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Grammar schools and scrapping free meals for infants disappear from the government's education plans.
The Illustrated Guide to a PhD: 12 Simple Pictures That Will Put the Daunting Degree into Perspective
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Matthew Might, a computer science professor at the University of Utah, writes: "Every fall, I explain to a fresh batch of Ph.D. students what a Ph.D. is. It's hard to describe it in words. So, I use pictures." In his Illustrated Guide to the PhD, Professor Might creates a visual narrative that puts the daunting […] The Illustrated Guide to a PhD: 12 Simple Pictures That Will Put the Daunting Degree into Perspective is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google P
Joni Mitchell Sings an Achingly Pretty Version of “Both Sides Now” on the Mama Cass TV Show (1969)
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"Records can be a bad trip. The audience can play your mistakes over and over. In a television special they see you once and you work hard to make sure they're seeing you at your best."  —Mama Cass Elliot, The Argus It’s hard to imagine anyone blessed with Mama Cass’ golden pipes being embarrassed by […] Joni Mitchell Sings an Achingly Pretty Version of “Both Sides Now” on the Mama Cass TV Show (1969) is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus, or get ou
Must-see movies: E.T. and Paddington on list of films to see before you're 11
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A list of films that children should see before they grow up is released, including Toy Story and Frozen.
Trump Administration Faces Pressure To Not Deport Detained Iraqi Christians
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Many of the nearly 200 Iraqis currently under detention are from the minority Chaldean Christian community, which faces severe persecution in Iraq.
Battling Against Traditional Perceptions of Teaching and Learning
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My goal with blended learning has always been to shift the focus from me to my students. I want to place them at the center of learning. I want them to ask questions, conduct research, engage in conversations, collaborate with peers, … Continue reading →
Andy Warhol Hosts Frank Zappa on His Cable TV Show, and Later Recalls, “I Hated Him More Than Ever” After the Show
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Had Andy Warhol lived to see the internet--especially social networking--he would have loved it, though it may not have loved him. Though Warhol did see the very beginnings of the PC revolution, and made computer art near the end of his life on a Commodore Amiga 1000, he was mostly enamored, unsurprisingly, of TV. “I […] Andy Warhol Hosts Frank Zappa on His Cable TV Show, and Later Recalls, “I Hated Him More Than Ever” After the Show is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook, Tw
The 10 Most Depressing Radiohead Songs According to Data Science: Hear the Songs That Ranked Highest in a Researcher’s “Gloom Index”
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One of my favorite music-themed comedy sketches of recent years features a support group of Radiohead fans flummoxed and disappointed by the band’s post-Ok Computer output. The scenario trades on the perplexity that met Radiohead's abrupt change of musical direction with the revolutionary Kid A as well as on the fact that Radiohead fans tend […] The 10 Most Depressing Radiohead Songs According to Data Science: Hear the Songs That Ranked Highest in a Researcher’s “Gloom Index” is a post fr
Magna Academy seeks disciplinarian to lead 'behaviour correction unit'
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Director of Isolations and Detentions must show "tough love" in school's "behaviour correction unit".
The 4th Edition of The Well-Trained Mind: What’s New
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I’m happy to announce that the fourth edition of The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home now has a publication date (September 13, 2016) and is available for pre-order. For those who are familiar with the earlier editions,   here’s a list of the major changes:
Google Classroom: Top New Features to Learn Over the Summer #gafe
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A conversation with Alice Keeler on episode 97 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Alice Keeler @alicekeeler shares the must-try new features of Google Classroom. She also teaches us how we can learn Google Classroom features and hacks over the summer (even without students.) A must listen for people using Chromebooks or Google Classroom. Listen Now Stream by clicking here. Download the transcript by clicking her
Free eBooks with Modern Typography & Nice Formatting, All “Carefully Produced for the True Book Lover”
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If you look through our collection of 800+ Free eBooks, you will find many public domain texts presented by providers like Project Gutenberg and Archive.org. Pretty soon, we'll have to add texts from Standard eBooks, a volunteer-driven project that digitizes books while placing an emphasis on design and typography. Here's how they describe their mission: While […] Free eBooks with Modern Typography & Nice Formatting, All “Carefully Produced for the True Book Lover” is a post from: Open Cu
Princeton High student with rare genetic disease walks across stage to receive diploma
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For more great original content go to the source at Planet Princeton. Derek DiGregorio received a standing ovation on Wednesday night as he walked across the stage to receive his diploma at Princeton High School’s graduation ceremony. DiGregorio has a rare genetic disease called Ataxia Telangiectasia, which affects about three on one million people. The disease makes normal day-to-day life difficult, and Derek has been unable to […] The post Princeton High student with rare genetic d
Will Online Tools Make Texas Instruments' Graphing Calculators Obsolete?
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Startup company Desmos is taking on Texas Instruments with its free, web-based calculator, which is attracting the attention of teachers and test providers.
Schools go green to support Grenfell fire victims
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Pupils in schools across England go green to show their support for the Grenfell fire victims.
Number of families made homeless rises by 17%
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Official figures reveal the number of people made homeless in the past year is up a fifth on five years ago.
Poor Students Face Digital Divide in How Teachers Learn to Use Tech
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America's most innovative schools constantly help teachers learn to use technology. But in many high-poverty schools, the barriers to good teacher training can seem insurmountable.
When Jazz Legend Ornette Coleman Joined the Grateful Dead Onstage for Some Epic Improvisational Jams: Hear a 1993 Recording
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The influence of modern jazz on classic rock extends far beyond too-cool poses and too many drugs. In the 1960s, writes Jeff Fitzgerald at All About Jazz, “a few players were venturing beyond the sacred three-chord trinity and developing some serious chops.” John Coltrane’s “extended improvisations on his unlikely top-forty hit version of ‘My Favorite […] When Jazz Legend Ornette Coleman Joined the Grateful Dead Onstage for Some Epic Improvisational Jams: Hear a 1993 Recording is a post f
London in Vivid Color 125 Years Ago: See Trafalgar Square, the British Museum, Tower Bridge & Other Famous Landmarks in Photocrom Prints
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"When a man is tired of London," Samuel Johnson so famously said, "he is tired of life." Of course, P.J. O'Rourke later added that "he might just be tired of shabby, sad crowds, low-income housing that looks worse than the weather, and tattoo-faced, spike-haired pea brains on the dole," but then, everyone experiences the English […] London in Vivid Color 125 Years Ago: See Trafalgar Square, the British Museum, Tower Bridge & Other Famous Landmarks in Photocrom Prints is a post from: Open
Red Palm Weevils Wreak Havoc On Palm Plantations Across The Globe
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Thanks to globalization and climate change, the pest has spread to 60 countries, attacking coconut, date and oil palm plantations, and costing millions of dollars in damages.
The audio version of THE STORY OF (Western) SCIENCE is on its way!
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Update: Norton has changed the title to The Story of Western Science. I had no control over this decision and am a little worried about what it will do to the book…but that’s what publishing is like. And here’s the original post…. I just got this email from Audible.com… Dear Susan, This is an alert that your […]
Where Exactly Is 'Safe' And Who Gets To Be 'Safe' In The World?
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In the wake of recent mass shootings in the U.S., NPR's Michel Martin looks at our current political moment and ponders what it means to feel "safe."
Institute for Advanced Study’s Peter Paret wins $100,000 Pritzker Military Museum prize
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For more great original content go to the source at Planet Princeton. Peter Paret, a professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study, has been honored with a $100,000 prize for lifetime achievement in military writing by the Pritzker Military Museum & Library. Paret is the 11th recipient of the award, which recognizes and honors the contributions of a living author for a body of work dedicated […] The post Institute for Advanced Study’s Peter Paret wins $100,000 Pritzker Milit
Lawrenceville School receives largest gift in 207-year history
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For more great original content go to the source at Planet Princeton. The Lawrenceville School has received the largest single gift in its 207-year history. Joseph Tsai, a 1982 graduate of the private school in Lawrence Township, and his wife, Clara Tsai, have made a major gift through the Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation to support the school’s strategic plan. “We are incredibly grateful to Joe and Clara […] The post Lawrenceville School receives largest gift in 207-year history appear
FMPR Stands Tall in the Bronx
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Saturday night I attended a Bronx forum with Federacion de Maestros de Puerto Rico leadership. It was organized by tireless UFT activist Aixa Rodriguez. MORE's Jia Lee and New Action's Jonathan Halabi were also in attendance.If you've been following the news about Puerto Rico, even a little bit, you know it's in an economic mess. They're 72 billion dollars in debt, and controlled by a board that pretty much doesn't give a crap about the people who live there. Pensions have been eliminated for mo
Continuing the family legacy at Skillman Furniture in Princeton
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For more great original content go to the source at Planet Princeton. Every Saturday at 2 p.m., Michael Oliver heads up a steep, rickety set of stairs, down a walkway, past neatly organized loveseats, to a workshop tucked away on the top floor of Skillman Furniture. Planks of wood are stacked up in the corner next to a long workbench with a few tools lying on it. A […] The post Continuing the family legacy at Skillman Furniture in Princeton appeared first on Planet Princeton.
Virtual-Reality Lab Explores New Kinds of Immersive Learning
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Photo by John T. Consoli, U. of Maryland College Park, Md. — Standing in a virtual-reality lab at the University of Maryland here, Ramani Duraiswami passed around a standard pair of headphones. Music played over them — but to the wearer, the source of the sound seemed to move around the room. As the music quieted down, it sounded as if it came from farther away. As it got louder on one side of the headset, it sounded as if it came from that side. “We’re able to perceive the world in all d... Co
Accenture and Microsoft give millions of refugees digital IDs
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BBC News, Jun 21, 2017 I have nothing against digital identities (provided we can have more than one of them, and provided we can choose our own usernames and email addresses). But this practoce of experimenting with new technology on disaster victms should stop. If the leaders of finance and digital commerce want us to adopt a practice, let them try it out on themselves first. Let's use the 'official documentation' to py open bank records and overseas a
Why Cartoon Characters Wear Gloves: A Curious Trip Through the History of Animation
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It’s rare for Disney to overlook a marketing opportunity. For years, Mouse Ears were the film studio’s theme park souvenir of choice, but recently the gift shops have started stocking white four-fingered gloves too. Perhaps not the most sensible choice for dipping into a bucket of jalapeño poppers or a $6 Mickey Pretzel with Cheese […] Why Cartoon Characters Wear Gloves: A Curious Trip Through the History of Animation is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Googl
Call for Nominations: Who Are the Top Tech Innovators in Higher Education?
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Each year The Chronicle profiles key innovators who are tackling big challenges facing campuses with the help of technology. And we’re looking for your suggestions. The goal of the project is to look across all aspects of the college world — teaching, scholarship, administration, libraries, student life, and more. That means we aren’t just looking for people with “technology” in their job titles. And we plan to profile folks at several types of colleges, not just those at big (or big
12 Useful Apps to Help Students Develop Their Vocabulary
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June 17, 2017 Here is a collection of some excellent iPad apps students can use to grow and develop their vocabulary. The apps provide a wide variety of interactive games, quizzes, word puzzles,... ....read more