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Great Writing + Great Story = Beach Bliss

Sometimes you want your beach reads as light and fluffy as the foam atop a piña colada. And sometimes you want something with a little more heft, a …

Some Of My Favorite Completed Series: Fantasy and Science Fiction

There is little that beats the discovery of an amazing series. I remember when I finally read Hunger Games and had to painfully wait for the final …

Books

Oculus' Founder on the Pros and Cons of VR for Social Good

Before he founded Oculus VR, Palmer Luckey worked at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies, where a team of …

The Fastest-Selling Adult Novel in History: Paula Hawkins’ ‘The Girl On The Train’

Stephen King is a fan. Dreamworks just bought the movie rights. Your book club is definitely reading it. Author Paula Hawkins discusses her debut …

Ten books that give school librarians headaches

A novel about a Native American teenager who attends an all-white public school. An Iranian artist’s memoir of her childhood during her country’s Islamic Revolution. A picture book chronicling the true story of two male penguins who raised a chick together at New York’s Central Park Zoo.<p>These are …

You can now buy official Star Wars Stormtrooper costumes

Stormtroopers might not be the best muscle in the galaxy — their blaster accuracy skills could definitely use some work — but they remain one of the …

Sad Puppies dog the Hugo Awards

There are very few literary genres that elicit as much cultish behaviour as the twin-headed beast called science fiction and fantasy (SFF). And no …

Science Fiction

At 15, Daniela Shia-Sevilla’s writing has already wowed the literary community

She would say later that she was so nervous, she felt she didn’t belong there, that one singular thought resounded in her mind when she first stepped into the room: <i>I’m just a kid.</i><p>The Folger Shakespeare Library was crowded with the well-heeled literati, writers and thinkers and philanthropists in …

Great Science Fiction Stories That Can Help You Make Sense Of Economics

We all know that economists love science fiction — especially Isaac Asimov fan Paul Krugman<i>.</i> But science fiction and fantasy can also help teach …

12 New Science Fiction Comics You Absolutely Need To Be Reading

I’m not exactly sure why, but 2015 has already been a weirdly good year for science fiction comics. There’s a strange abundance of great stories …

Radical sci-fi by social activists 'decolonizes the imagination'

Can science fiction be a form of social activism? Walidah Imarisha thinks so, and she's recruited everyone from LeVar Burton to Mumia Abu-Jamal to …

Science Fiction

The Top Colleges and Grad Schools To Study Game Design

One of the best schools in the world to study computer game design started out as a private company. DigiPen Institute of Technology, a for-profit school with 1,200 students in Redmond, WA, was founded in 1988 as a computer simulation and animation company based in Vancouver. As the company grew, …

College & University

Does College Have a Future After All?

It’s all the rage to bash colleges and the ‘excellent sheep’ that higher ed produces, so a ringing endorsement of a liberal education is both …

How Video Games In The Classroom Will Make Students Smarter

Around a billion and a half people all play video games of some sort. That’s more than 20% of the world’s population. Video games have become a part of life. They are now more than just leisure and entertainment. They are mainstream media, an everyday method of storytelling and representation. …

The Paris Review, Author at The Paris Review | The Paris Review

The devil truly is in the details when it comes to Thomas Bayrle, whose first solo survey in New York, “Playtime,” opened in June at the New Museum. His paintings are hypnotic. Large images are made up of tinier and tinier versions of the same image, demonstrating a Pointillism all his own. The …

Literature

Video Gaming Made Me a History Major

Empire of Earth and Medieval 2 Total War made me actually care about school.<p><b>By Mac Blauner</b><p>When my sixth grade history class finally covered the …

World History

Universities add degree programs while spurning fads

At Cal State Dominguez Hills, recreation and leisure studies are out and cyber-security is in. The geography major at USC has morphed into a new degree program called spatial studies. And Russian and German language programs at UC Riverside are virtually kaput, while Southeast Asian and Middle …

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But many teachers have yet to begin assigning harder, Common Core-approved books, and the reasons why are unclear. According to a recent Thomas B. …

Lead writer responds to common Common Core English gripes

Before taking on her role as lead writer of the Common Core State Standards, Susan Pimentel – who has a bachelors degree in early childhood education …

Teaching

How Twitter is shaping the #CommonCore debate

The online fight over Common Core – fired off in 140-character bursts – is allowing a new kind of activist to gain political influence.<p>While Louis …

Social Media

Students given wrong Common Core test to take

Lots of things can go wrong when taking a test, but this isn’t usually one of them: In New Hampshire, many students took the wrong Common Core test this month.<p>According to the Union Leader, school officials in Manchester, the largest city in the state, as well as in the towns of Barrington and …

Early assessment of Common Core standards shows small gains

In a very early assessment of how Common Core standards may be influencing how much students learn, a new Brookings report finds small math and …

Education

Guess the subjects deemed too ‘sensitive’ for new Common Core test

Millions of students are taking Common Core tests known as the SBAC, but they may not realize that long before they sat down for the exams, certain subjects were deemed either too sensitive for inclusion or permitted on the exam in very specific ways. What subjects? Would you believe:<p>* “Couples …

Does the anti-Common Core movement have a race problem?

While protests against the Common Core have sprung up in communities as diverse as New York City, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana and Portland, Oregon, …

Education

How Common Core is killing the textbook

BERKELEY, Calif. — On a sunny January afternoon, the heaviest things in six-year-old Miriam Foster’s backpack were her lunch box and her jacket, …

Online learning holds great promise — but mostly for the well-off

It’s easy to be hopeful about online learning; a world where anyone — regardless of income, race, or gender — is able to access the same high-quality instruction. Some have imagined that it could truly democratize education. Perhaps even reduce inequality, break down barriers, and give kids from …

The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs – What are the biggest mistakes teachers make when integrating technology into the classroom?

<i>Our Global Top 12 Teacher Blogs</i><p>Singapore is recognized globally as a high-performing education system. <i>The Global Search for Education</i> contributor Dr. …

Teaching