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The Great German School Turnaround

The European country managed to raise test scores while reducing educational inequality. But with the dramatic influx of migrants, will its success last?<p>To make a good national school system, a country needs to help its most disadvantaged students. So says Andreas Schleicher, the man in charge of …

How realistic is the 2015 of 'Back to the Future: Part II'?

The future — at least Chicago-born director Robert Zemeckis' idea of the future, as envisioned in 1989 — arrives, in our present space-time continuum, in 553 Earth days. That date, Oct. 21, 2015, is when "Back to the Future: Part II" is set, and the movie imagines a world of flying vehicles, …

Yoga Anatomy: Understanding the Hip Rotators

The muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia of the hip are abundant and complex in their synchronicity. Yoga can work the hip rotation in a number of …

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Detaining Trans Women in Private Facility Won’t Keep Them Safe, Advocates Say

When attorney Keren Zwick drove two and a half hours northeast of Los Angeles through the California desert in April to visit an immigrant client in …

Schools Ban Film on Gay Families—on LGBT Acceptance Day

“It’s not normal. You’re not normal. Those are the kind of things that go around my head,” explains Ebony, a 12-year-old profiled in the Australian …

You Can Now Create Excellent Instructional Tutorials on Chromebooks Using Explain Everything App

August 23, 2015<br>More and more of our favourite educational tools are making it to Chromebooks. After the digital portfolio app Seesaw, here is Explain …

The perils of “Growth Mindset” education: Why we’re trying to fix our kids when we should be fixing the system

<b>(AP/Jose F. Moreno)</b><p>How a promising but oversimplified idea caught fire, then got coopted by conservative ideology<p>Alfie Kohn<p>August 16, 2015 9:59am (UTC)<p>One of the most popular ideas in education these days can be summarized in a single sentence (a fact that may help to account for its …

Pedagogy

The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.<p><b>S</b>omething strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and …

Higher Education

Neuroscience and the True Purpose of Yoga

For some time, whenever I went to a yoga class, I’d get that feeling you get when you come in part way through a television series. I got the gist of …

Yoga

Why China’s stock market bubble was always bound to burst

Over the past few weeks, punters in China underwent a near-death experience when their country’s two stock exchanges entered freefall. The rapidly inflating bubble that had driven share prices to dizzying heights had suddenly burst. By this spring, the stock markets in Shanghai, with 831 listed …

Stock Markets

Extreme By Design

<i>Extreme by Design</i>, an hour-long documentary film, follows forty students from Stanford University's Institute of Design (also known as the d.school) …