The forgotten mass destruction...

Nov 9, 2019 by

Wolf Gruner – A looted Jewish shop in Aachen, Germany on the day after Kristallnacht, Nov. 10, 1938. Wolf Gruner and Armin...

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The power of the purse threate...

Nov 8, 2019 by

The commercialisation of universities in Kenya poses a serious threat to academic freedom. This article is part of a global series on...

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Curious Kids: how did humans t...

Nov 4, 2019 by

Nick Chater – How did humans think about things, before they had language to think with? – Katie, aged 11, Sydney, Australia....

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How much of a difference does ...

Nov 3, 2019 by

Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach – Chicago’s teachers went on strike in October, suspending instruction for the city’s public school...

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Academic freedom: repressive g...

Nov 2, 2019 by

Kirsten Roberts Lyer – Universities around the world are increasingly under threat from governments restricting their ability...

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Not all candy is candy – at le...

Oct 27, 2019 by

Hayes Holderness – Halloween shoppers have many delicious decisions to make before trick-or-treaters show up at their doors....

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Teacher unions say they’...

Oct 26, 2019 by

Teachers, students and supporters rally in front of City Hall in Oakland, Calif., in February. Jeff Chiu/AP When schoolteachers in...

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Are working-class students and...

Oct 21, 2019 by

Carole Binns – When it comes to university choices for both students and academics, it might seem like everyone wants to study...

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Matthew Hedges: my UAE spy arr...

Oct 16, 2019 by

Matthew Hedges with his wife Daniela Tejada. Author provided This article is part of a series on academic freedom where leading...

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Computer science now counts as...

Oct 14, 2019 by

by Chris Orban – In 2013, a who’s who of the tech world came together to launch a new nonprofit called Code.org. The purpose of...

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Academic freedom is under thre...

Oct 9, 2019 by

Not only do some countries perpetrate direct attacks on students and academics but the internationalisation of higher education has...

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Academic Freedom: universities...

Oct 9, 2019 by

There is growing concern that China is trying to use universities to silence its critics in the West. This is an important year in...

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Rural hospital closings reach ...

Oct 5, 2019 by

Rural hospital closings have accelerated in recent years, leaving not only sick people but ghost towns in their wake. Does the...

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Democracy in crisis – unshackl...

Oct 2, 2019 by

Edda Sant – If political headlines globally are anything to go by, it seems democracy is at risk. Totalitarian views are on the...

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Teaching in rural schools can ...

Sep 26, 2019 by

Catherine Lee – Jo is a teacher in a large primary school in a village in Southeast England. She tells me she is having...

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How to increase access to gift...

Sep 14, 2019 by

Jonathan Wa and Frank C. Worrell – New York City could be on the verge of dismantling gifted programs at its elementary and...

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Daily exercise can boost child...

Sep 12, 2019 by

Michael McCluskey – Most parents are aware that physical activity is good for children – as it can help to improve their sense...

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Parents can help kids catch up...

Sep 2, 2019 by

Kindel Turner Nash – Because I conduct research about reading, parents often ask me the same question: “What can I do to help...

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Academic Freedom: universities...

Aug 29, 2019 by

There is growing concern that China is trying to use universities to silence its critics in the West. This is an important year in...

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What’s the best way to t...

Aug 23, 2019 by

Children as young as eight or nine could be taught in a more adult, analytical way. People often assume that children learn new...

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