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Vatican Official Who Didn't Act on Abuse Claim: 'I Should Have Done More'

ROME — A senior Vatican official came face to face with survivors of Catholic Church sexual abuse Thursday, describing the meeting as “hard” and “emotional.”<p>Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican's treasurer, admitted to the group that “evil” had been done in the parish where he worked decades ago.<p>The …

Sociology

Republican Ex-IRS Commissioner: Trump Should Release Taxes

Donald Trump

Mexico: No, we're not going to pay for the wall

The Mexican government has formally responded to Donald Trump's demand that it pay for his proposed wall, and the answer is an emphatic "No."<p>"Mexico will under no circumstance pay for the wall that Mr. Trump is proposing,” Mexican Treasury Secretary Luis Videgaray said Wednesday, according to The …

Mexico

Adventurer who found plane part drawn to mysteries

SEATTLE (AP) — That an American adventurer could be the one to help crack one of aviation's greatest mysteries came as no shock to his friends, who …

Airplanes

Cardinal tells commission of extraordinary church 'world of crimes and cover-ups'

In his third day of testimony, a Vatican official has denied knowledge of child sex abuse cases in his native Australia. He says he was …

If You Can GOOGLE it, Why are You Memorizing It?

<b>Rote memorization tasks are a hot button issue for me right now. My 6th grade son just lost 2 hours of his life that he will never get back trying to</b> …

6 Non-Teaching Books Every Teacher Should Read

And it wasn’t historical or philosophical treatises on war and conflict that dominated his reading. If you look at the works that occupied his time …

Books

The Decline of Play and Rise in Children's Mental Disorders

Rates of depression and anxiety among young people in America have been increasing steadily for the past 50 to 70 years. Today, by at least some …

Four scientific ways teachers can cope with stress

From basic mediation exercises to learning to say ‘no’, there are many simple changes teachers can make to improve their physical and mental health<p>The pressures of teaching can be difficult to manage and it can sometimes feel like you have no time to switch off. So if you ended last year feeling …

Mindfulness

The “Best” Lists Of Recommendations About What “Effective” Teachers Do

There have recently been a number of reports suggesting that research has identified the key qualities and methods behind effective teaching.<p>Though …

Parents Helping Too Much With Homework Could Be Undermining Their Kids

Beware the helicopter parent.<p>Being highly involved with your child's education is a good strategy to help them excel, but there's a parenting line …

5 Tips for Creating Real Rapport With Your Students

So, how do we build meaningful connections with our students so that they can get the most from their experience with education? Here are my thoughts:<p>…

How Limited Internet Access Can Subtract From Kids' Education

Can a kid succeed in school with only a mobile device for Internet access at home?<p>Lorena Uribe doesn't have to think about that one:<p>"Absolutely not," she says.<p>When her old computer broke down several years ago, she and her teenage daughter found themselves in a bind for about five months: homework …

Net Neutrality

What Kids Need From Grown-Ups (But Aren't Getting)

Erika Christakis' new book, <i>The Importance of Being Little</i>, is an impassioned plea for educators and parents to put down the worksheets and flash cards, ditch the tired craft projects (yes, you, Thanksgiving Handprint Turkey) and exotic vocabulary lessons, and double-down on one, simple …

Education

Teen Girlfriends’ Love Ends in Murder-Suicide at Arizona High School

Months after celebrating their two-year anniversary, Dorothy Dutiel and Mary Kieu were found dead at school. The night before, Dutiel tweeted she …

Stephen Fry's new startup is a Pinterest for education

Stephen Fry has quietly co-founded a startup that bills itself as a "Pinterest for education".<p>The company called Pindex launched this month, and is a self-funded online platform that creates and curates educational videos and infographics for teachers and students.<p>Their first video is a Stephen …

Infographics

This illusion is over 100 years old. Here's what it reveals about you

In 1899, psychologist Joseph Jastrow introduced the duck-rabbit illustration as a way of demonstrating how perception has more to do with the mental …

Creativity

Why Would a Principal Want to Work in a Teacher-Powered School?

Principals have a tough job, and it's getting tougher. "Very frankly," the late Arlyn Gunderman used to say, based on his experiences as a principal and president of the National Association of Elementary School Principals in 1941-42, "[my role as a principal] is to motivate as much as I can, for …

Teacher is in trouble for taking a grieving student to get hot cocoa

- An act of compassion by a teacher on Long Island is now in trouble.<p>The offense -- taking a downtrodden student to get hot chocolate.<p>It was meant to …

Education

A Scientific Explanation For Why Teens Are So Darn Moody

They actually experience things more intensely than the rest of us.<p>Teen angst is not just a stereotype enforced by emo music videos and TV dramas. As anyone who's ever been a teenager will tell you (hey, everyone), the rage is real. Pimples protrude, body odor happens and parents are truly terrible.<p>…

Parenting

12 Rules Of Great Teaching

<b>12 Rules Of Great Teaching</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Recently, I’ve been thinking of the universal truths in teaching. Students should be first. Don’t always start …

Pedagogy

S. Dakota is first state to pass bill restricting transgender students’ bathroom use

https://videos.posttv.com/washpost-production/Reuters/20160227/56d21a9fe4b0b43bc451252f/56d22fe0e4b0f9f16dbaf958_1439399835595-cf9g26_t_1456615411123_1280_720_2000.mp4<p>The South Dakota state legislature on Tuesday passed a bill that would require public school students to use the bathroom, shower …

LGBTQI

Signage chic: why fashion fell for the corporate logo

In October, designer Gosha Rubchinskiy walked the runway for Paris label Vetements in a T-shirt that bore the logo of logistics postal company DHL. It was a strange, but key turning point in streetwear. It perfectly pulled together the label’s ideas of utility, recycling and industry rebellion. …

Wearable Tech

Does the Oscars boycott explain low ratings? No, but the box office might

Everything about this year’s Academy Awards had something to do with race – well, except maybe who was taking home the trophies at the end of the night. After the nominations were unveiled and there were no people of color in any of the four acting categories, the #OscarsSoWhite protests started a …

Box Office