Arjun Sanyal

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Russia messed with our election! America would never do anything like that, right?

Given the long U.S. history of overseas intervention, Putin’s election hack could be seen as historical payback<p>In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s upset victory in the presidential election, Hillary Clinton and her aides have done their best to get control of the post-election narrative. But in …

Communist Party

16 Three-Ingredient Party Appetizers for the *Lazy* Hostess

Whether you’re planning a TV viewing party, bridal shower or game day gathering, does this ever happen to you? You start out all ambitious, with a grocery list for some outrageous guacamole and crazy-impressive appetizers, but before you can get to a store, inertia sets in. Why does hostessing have …


The 10 Best Data Visualization Articles of 2016 (and Why They Were Awesome)

2016 was an astounding year for insightful, informative data visualization articles — here were the top 10 I saw all year (in no particular order), …

Data Visualization

12 Date Night Dinners That Are Also Healthy

Good for you, good for two.

Berlin woman, 70, covers up neo-Nazi hate messages with her own graffiti

A grandmother in Berlin has been spray-painting over neo-Nazi and racist graffiti with hearts.<p>Irmela Schramm, aged 70, has been fighting racist …


'A teacher is an actor, writer, doctor, lawyer, politician, painter and director - who wouldn't want that?': Teachers around the world share their stories

<i>Ahead of the OECD PISA results, the Telegraph and the British Council conducted interviews with teachers around the world about the challenges facing the profession. The interviews are below.</i><p>It was Aristotle who said of teachers, "those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who …

What’s the Best Way to Give Math Homework?

Inspired at EdCamp, Michelle Russell is trying optional math homework. Students decide how well they understand topics and do homework if they need …


Harvard Professor Swaps Content For Connections In EdTech Strategy U-Turn

Professor Bharat Anand teaches digital strategy at Harvard Business School, yet when he came to co-developing the HBS digital education business (HBX) he fell headlong into the very trap he tells leaders to avoid. That is to say, the content trap.<p>In <i>The Content Trap</i> (Random House, 2016) Anand shows …


NASA's Hubble Telescope Captures Stunning Supermassive Black Hole As It Engulfs An Entire Galaxy

Never has destruction looked so beautiful.<p>NASA<p>Never has destruction looked so beautiful.<p>NASA and the European Space Agency’s Hubble Space Telescope …

Black Holes

ClassDojo Is Teaching Kids Empathy In 90% Of K-8 Schools Nationwide

At a time when empathy is in decline—and bullying is on the rise—educators see promise in the app’s lessons on kindness and respect.<p>No sooner had the fifth graders in Jennifer Ellison’s reading class finished watching a series of videos about empathy than they came to her with an idea. They had …


Pierre Hermé’s recipe for chocolate shortbread

Coming from a family of baker-patissiers, I grew up with the smell of baking bread. We lived in a working-class part of Colmar in Alsace, where there were lots of textile factories and market gardens.<p>Our house was above my parents’ bakery and workshop, at number 11 avenue d’Alsace. It was a long …


Bottle flipping is being used to teach kids probability in school now

Ever since that infamous bottle flipping video earlier this year, it seems flipping bottles around is all the kids are doing now.<p>Year 5 teacher …

31 Quick-and-Easy Recipes to Help You ROCK Your December Meal Plan

Quick and easy recipes aren’t *just* important around the holidays — there’s no doubt that, come December, they’re absolutely crucial to have on hand. You’ll probably be spending lots of time and energy on Christmas cookie recipes and other holiday noms (candy cane recipes, anyone?), so dinnertime …


Should we even go there? Historians on comparing fascism to Trumpism

Recent events around the world have prompted debate about the historical parallels between our times and the period preceding the second world war<p>Last Thursday, an 89-year-old Auschwitz survivor recorded a video which promptly went viral. She compared “the humiliation, the demonization of others” …

Political Science

Stop blaming teachers for falling results and give them the trust and time to actually teach

Our obsession with accountability means that every spare moment of a teacher’s life is spent satisfying bureaucratic demands<p>News that there we have slipped further behind in global rankings in maths and science in our schools has brought the usual responses from the usual suspects. The federal …


The world's most beautiful airport terminals – in pictures

The beauty and design ingenuity of airport terminals – where travellers spend so much of their time – are celebrated in a new photography book, The Art of the Airport


Forgotten Places in the California Desert

For photographer Ed Freeman, finding the places others have forgotten is simple: he looks at a map of the California desert, finds a tiny spot …


How Math Knowledge Leads to Better Math Teaching

Research Stories<p>How Math Knowledge Leads to Better Math Teaching<p>A study delves into the relationship between an educator's math knowledge and the …

Would Special Education Rights Be Safe With Jeff Sessions As U.S. Attorney General?

Senator Jeff Sessions, if confirmed as U.S. Attorney General in the incoming Trump administration, would become the nation’s top law enforcement officer. That would make him responsible for defending and enforcing federal education laws that guarantee students with disabilities the “free …


Ken Russell's post-war London – in pictures

Before his uproarious film career, Ken Russell started out with a Rolleicord camera, documenting teddy girls and bomb-scarred streets

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Teachers Rework Lesson Plans After Donald Trump’s Election

History and government classes are being revised on the fly, with some taking a more radical approach<p>As some students protest the election of Donald Trump and others rejoice, teachers are wrestling with how best to educate them on a significant event that has split the country.<p>Textbooks have yet to …

Donald Trump

Most Students Don’t Know When News Is Fake, Stanford Study Finds

Teens absorb social media news without considering the source; parents can teach research skills and skepticism<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p><p>Preteens and teens may appear dazzlingly fluent, flitting among social-media sites, …


Post-its on New York subway provide post-election therapy – in pictures

An art installation has been set up on the walls of a 14th Street subway stop, encouraging people to put their thoughts on Post-it notes to protest Trump’s election win. The idea was created by the artist Levee, and hundreds of people have participated


How a banana-chicken casserole became a beloved Swedish comfort food

<i>In Acquired Tastes,</i> The Takeout <i>explores the food and drinks we can’t live without.</i><p>The recipe for Flying Jacob reads like a stoned dad’s trip to the …

A Guide to Note Taking For Students

A big part of your success in college will come down to <b>how effectively you take notes</b> when in class, or watching a lecture online. Effective note …