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Why the Lack of Women in Educational Leadership Matters

Women account for more than 70% of last year's valedictorians. They're at the top of their class, but that appears to be where they stay. More than three-quarters of public school teachers are female while only 30% of educational administrators are. Put simply, women are doing the work while men …

Beastie Boys confirm they will never play live without late Adam Yauch

Group previously confirmed that they wouldn't make new music without MCA<p>Beastie Boys have confirmed that they will not play live again following the …

The great rock’n’roll swindle – 10 classic stolen pop songs from Saint Louis Blues to Blue Monday

The history of songwriters passing off the work of others’ as their own is as old as music itself. Here are ten hits by artists including Bob Dylan, Elvis and New Order with parentage that’s debatable at best<p><b>1.</b> <b>Saint Louis Blues</b><p>WC Handy’s most famous, and lucrative, song was once the second most …

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Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Grammys<p>Turtlenecks and gold chains as far as the eye can see.<p>18 Photos17 hours agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>John Jeremiah Sullivan contemplates the secret, …

Men's Fashion

6 Secret Tricks For Photographing Fireworks With Your Phone

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CanYouHandlebar Beard Care Kit

in Grooming, Lifestyle on<p>3 Shares<p>3<p>CanYouHandlebar gives you the opportunity to build your own beard care kit. The basic kit will help maintain a …

‘Wealth of parents is more important than university degree,’ says academic

How much a parent is worth is becoming increasingly important to their childrens' educations, according to Simon Marginson, professor of international higher education at UCL Institute of Education<p>The wealth of parents is becoming more important than a university education, a leading academic has …

Higher Education

The Myth of a Teacher’s ‘Summer Vacation’

The “last day of school” is a misnomer.<p>In a freshly painted fifth-grade classroom, Natalie Klem sits with a group of teachers planning an orientation for next year’s incoming class at Lead Prep Southeast in Nashville. It’s the beginning of July, and she’d had her “last day” of school just over a …

Education

Can A Pre-Fab Be Made Into a Tiny House?

The question is asked so often and so often people respond with affirmative as if it is the easiest task in the world. Perhaps it may be. But it …

Tiny House Movement

Live Aid: Where are they now?

Find out what performers are up to more than 30 years after Live Aid, the legendary concert to help ease famine in Ethiopia.

Rock Music

Things to Know Before Becoming a Landlord

If you have the capital, rental properties can diversify your portfolio. They provide cash flow and a tax benefit depending on your income, as well as home price appreciation in certain markets. Even so, being a landlord does come with responsibilities.<p>“While buying a home as an investment and …

Real Estate

What Do Schools Need? Collaboration and Principals Who Lead It

John Hattie is back -- and once again he is marshaling the evidence needed to improve schools.<p>Keep in mind that Hattie took the education world by storm a few years ago with his book <i>Visible Learning: What Works Best for Learning</i>.<p><i>Visible Learning</i> and its sister book, <i>Visible Learning for Teachers</i>, …

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Five useful ways teachers can help pupils transition to secondary school

Assistant headteacher Vicky Horne shares her tips on how to make the move from primary to secondary education seamless for nervous young students<p>There it sits in pride of place on every mantelpiece: the perennial snapshot of a nervous 11-year-old in an oversized uniform, smiling for the camera but …

In Case You Don't Know What Great Teaching Looks Like

I recently attended the 21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference where the conversation encompassed all things nonfiction from writing it to publishing it to teaching it. What interested me most was what I knew least. How can gifted teachers use nonfiction in the classroom?<p>Dr. Myra Zarnowski …

'Don't just give me worksheets' - pupil suspended over scathing speech about her teachers

A row is brewing over a Hawke's Bay student who says she was suspended for giving a speech which criticised her school - a claim the school now …

New Zealand News

Spotlight: Florida High School Teacher Frank Dill

<b>My name is</b> Frank Dill and <b>I use Flipboard for</b> three different purposes. My students get to use it as a learning tool for their student-generated science magazine. I also sponsor the school’s SWAT club, an anti-tobacco group, and they use it for publicity and advocacy. Finally, I like Flipboard …

Identifying the best single season team in every NFL franchise's history

The 1972 Dolphins. The 1978 Steelers. The 2000 Ravens. The 1942 Bears. Wait, what? Not the 85 Bears? Here is the best team in each NFL franchise's …

Should universities get rid of PowerPoint?

Do you really believe that watching a lecturer read hundreds of PowerPoint slides is making you smarter?<p>I asked this of a class of 105 computer …

Learning

Defend Your Cubicle With A Nerf Sentry Gun

You'll be the undefeatable champion with this one<p>Tell workplace pen thieves and pranksters how you really feel with a barrage of foam darts. This project hacks a Nerf gun to automatically fire at large heat signatures. Simply replace the toy’s trigger system with a servomotor, wire up a home …

HugeDomains.com - MusicianNotes.com is for sale (Musician Notes)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Green-fingered teachers: how to grow fruit and vegetables in school

The joys of growing fruit and vegetables in school go beyond filling bellies, there are lots of educational benefits too<p>There’s nothing more satisfying than harvesting your own crops at school. As the first plums of the season ripen on trees and tiny cabbages appear between leaves, students can …

Gardening

Yasiel Puig back in Dodgers' lineup, receives challenge from manager

MIAMI -- In the clubhouse after the Los Angeles Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the Marlins on Saturday, Yasiel Puig yelled out, in Spanish and to no one in …

Broadway Musicals in Stanley Park: Theatre Under the Stars is Back for 2015

It’s a campy musical with a deeper message that’s anything but corny: racial justice in the American South.<p>The Broadway hit Hairspray – about an …

Charles Dickens

Response: Focusing 'More On What Goes Right Than On What Goes Wrong'

Rebecca Mieliwocki, Allen Mendler, Jennifer Orr, Mike Anderson, and Daniel Rechtschaffen contribute their suggestions on how teachers can maintain a …

Teaching

After momentous week, Obama's presidency is reborn

He sang. He wept. He cheered. And many say they finally saw the man who inspired them in '08.<p>Grace.<p>Amazing grace.<p>This came very close to being the worst week of Barack Obama’s presidency, and, effectively, the last: a possible repudiation from both Congress and the Supreme Court, from his own …

Charleston Church Shooting

Could you pass the test to be a teacher?

Aspiring teachers who can't spell or count will no longer graduate, with a new national literacy and numeracy exam being introduced in Australia's …

A way to get your children off to a sound wealth-building start

Parents, here's an investment vehicle to get your young adult children off to a sound start building wealth.<p>Before I give you the name, here's a proviso. This investment can be maddeningly hard to set up. I was reminded of this by a recent e-mail from a reader who described her experience as a …

Professional Development 2.0

Greetings, dear reader! I have a question for you. How many professional development (PD) workshops, seminars, classes, trips, etc. have you attended …

Should all students learn First Nations languages?

Sure, Canadian students can learn their other official language at school. Knowing <i>un peu de</i> <i>français</i> might help a bilingual culture, but what about …