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PBS LearningMedia Shaping the Next Generation of Cancer Researchers

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Daily | 0 comments

PBS LearningMedia Shaping the Next Generation of Cancer Researchers

SU2C and PBS LearningMedia Open Applications for 2017 Emperor Science Award Program 100 SCIENCE AWARDS AVAILABLE TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, and PBS LearningMedia, a media-on-demand service designed for pre-K-12 classrooms, announced today the opening of applications for the second year of The Emperor Science Award program. The Emperor Science Award program is an initiative designed to encourage high school students to explore careers in science, specifically cancer...

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Anti-Semite Leads Race to Head Dems

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Daily | 0 comments

Anti-Semite Leads Race to Head Dems

President Donald J. Trump condemned anti-Semitism, including the slew of bomb threats phoned in to Jewish community centers. “Anti-Semitism is horrible, and it’s going stop and it has to stop,” “The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and are painful, and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil,” the president said. The perpetrators of the threats remain unknown, but a certain quality of trolling has been...

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Rutgers GSE Professor Develops Cutting Edge Educational Technology to Revolutionize Classroom Teaching and Assessment of Science

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Daily | 0 comments

Rutgers GSE Professor Develops Cutting Edge Educational Technology to Revolutionize Classroom Teaching and Assessment of Science

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – 2/22/2017) Rutgers Graduate School of Education (GSE) professor, Dr. Janice Gobert and her team, this month, patented technology called Inq-Blotter to revolutionize classroom teaching and learning in science. It works alongside Inq-ITS (Inquiry Intelligent Tutoring System), an assessment and learning platform for students where kids “show what they know” by forming hypotheses and questions, testing them, interpreting data, and generating explanations of their findings. Inq-Blotter, a teacher dashboard, gives educators...

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Chicago Schools Say Immigration Officials Can’t Enter Buildings Without Warrants

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Daily | 0 comments

Chicago Schools Say Immigration Officials Can’t Enter Buildings Without Warrants

Since the election, it’s been a scary time for many who are worried about the repercussions President Donald Trump’s vow to crack down on illegal immigration could have on their families. Now, with reports of big raids being conducted by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), some communities are taking protective measures. On Tuesday, public schools in Chicago said immigration officials can’t enter buildings without warrants, and offered worried parents some tips in case they were detained. The new guidelines...

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Academics and the Reproduction of Cultural Hegemony

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Blogs, Daily, Higher Ed | 0 comments

Academics and the Reproduction of Cultural Hegemony

Here’s an excerpt from a piece at the James G. Martin Center (formerly the William Pope Center) on Marxists occupying college administrations and academic circles: Much as Martin Center readers may disparage Marxism, there is one author who deserves our attention. Antonio Gramsci was an Italian Marxist who lived and wrote around the turn of the century, and his most important contribution was to a theory of cultural hegemony, one that explains why the academic Left is so up in arms about Trump’s election. The idea of cultural hegemony is well...

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Betsy DeVos v. the Education Monopolists

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Blogs, Daily | 0 comments

Betsy DeVos v. the Education Monopolists

Establishment critics try to pound Trump’s education secretary into submission. Larry Sand – During her Senate confirmation hearings, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was attacked in every way imaginable. She was called names. Her intelligence, commitment, and religiosity were called into question. “In nominating DeVos, Trump makes it loud and clear that his education policy will focus on privatizing, defunding and destroying public education in America,” seethed American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten. Chicago...

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Does more homework make for a smarter kid? In Spain, many have doubts.

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Daily, Global | 0 comments

Does more homework make for a smarter kid? In Spain, many have doubts.

Some Spaniards have boycotted weekend homework. Many are expressing concerns about the impact of excessive homework – from aggravating inequalities and stealing away precious family time. Sara Miller Llana – Urduliz, Spain—The fourth-graders in Miren Artetxe’s classroom have sat through an intensive morning of math tables, reading comprehension, and videos about bullying. But as they file out of the school doors on a recent Friday they leave it all behind: unlike most of their peers, they’ve got no homework this weekend. “They’ve worked...

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Aggressive campus anti-rape laws proposed for Texas colleges

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Daily, Higher Ed | 0 comments

Aggressive campus anti-rape laws proposed for Texas colleges

AUSTIN — Texas could soon pass some of the most aggressive campus rape laws in the country, a reaction to the sexual assault scandal at Baylor University. “I love my school, but I’ve been extraordinarily disappointed,” said Baylor alumnus Kirk Watson, a Democratic senator from Austin. “I actually think there is a real feeling that we need to address sexual assault. “It’s a bear in the room.” Watson filed five bills Tuesday that aim to increase and encourage reporting and lessen rates of sexual violence, harassment and...

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First National Survey of ‘Bias Response Teams’ Reveals Growing Threat to Campus Free Speech

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Daily, Higher Ed | 0 comments

First National Survey of ‘Bias Response Teams’ Reveals Growing Threat to Campus Free Speech

Today, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) released the first-ever nationwide survey of college “Bias Response Teams” (BRTs)—and the growing threat they pose to free speech on campus. BRTs encourage students to formally report on one another and on faculty members whenever they subjectively perceive that someone’s speech is “biased.” FIRE’s 2017 Bias Response Team Report identified 232 public and private American colleges and universities that publicly maintained bias response programs during the course of 2016, affecting...

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More Schools In Greater Houston Pursue ‘District Of Innovation’ Status

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Daily | 0 comments

More Schools In Greater Houston Pursue ‘District Of Innovation’ Status

The status gives traditional school districts a break on certain state rules, such as teacher certification and class size, and allows them to make more of their own rules. Laura Isensee – More schools in Greater Houston could get a pass on state education rules, trading traditional methods for more flexibility in what’s called a “district of innovation.” The Fort Bend, Klein and Spring independent school districts are all in various stages of pursuing that status. Spring Branch ISD was the first in the region to gain it last year....

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