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Following a post-coup crackdown, Turks have never been so scared of words | Financial Times

“Jailing peace activists and writers is not new in our country,” wrote the linguist and author Necmiye Alpay this month, in a letter to Pen …

Ex-con fights for prisoner rights and battles censorship

• Home<br>• In-Depth Reporting<br>• Ex-con fights for prisoner rights and battles…<p>FEATURE<p>Photo Illustration by Monica Burciaga<p>Paul Wright has been fighting to get</i> …

Snowden denied passage to accept freedom of expression award in Norway

Edward Snowden, who at times has been described as the world’s most wanted man, will not be allowed safe passage to Norway to collect his Ossietzky …

4 Innovative Teaching Methods to "WOW" Your Students

<b>“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery” – Mark Van Doren</b><p>The transformation from traditional teaching methods such as blackboard, …

Frustration. Burnout. Attrition. It's Time To Address The National Teacher Shortage

The good news: There's an uptick in the hiring of new teachers since the pink-slip frenzy in the wake of the Great Recession.<p>The bad news: The new hiring hasn't made up for the teacher shortfall. Attrition is high, and enrollment in teacher preparation programs has fallen some 35 percent over the …

Education

America has teacher shortage and it could get worse, study finds

The United States is facing its first major teacher shortage since the 1990s, one that could develop into a crisis for schools in many parts of the country, according to a new study by the Learning Policy Institute, an education think tank.<p>The shortfall is a result of increased demand for teachers …

Are single-sex schools good for girls?

Recent findings revealed that girls at single-sex schools get better GCSE results than those in mixed schools. Two leading teachers go head-to-head and discuss whether these notions are outdated or necessary. Read their arguments and vote in our poll at the end.<p>YES - Julie Keller, headmistress of …

Valerie Amos: 'academic freedom and freedom of speech must be protected and respected'

<i>This is an extract from a speech made by Valerie Amos for the Menzies Oration on Higher Education at the University of Melbourne on September 14,</i> …

Ted Cruz Is Picking A Big Fight Over The Internet, And Top Republicans Are Backing Him

The former presidential hopeful and more than two dozen allies in Congress want the US to retain oversight of the Web's domain name system, but experts say that would embolden Russia and other authoritarian governments.<p>Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has a new battle to fight in the Senate: trying to …

You'll Tell Your Children About The Great Pornhub-Russia War Of 2016

Russia's media watchdog blocked access to two porn sites and suggested viewers could go meet people in real life instead.

Facebook censored a live stream by Dakota pipeline protesters

On Tuesday morning, 22 people were arrested protesting the Dakota Access pipeline. The group Unicorn Riot tried to live-stream the event, but it says Facebook blocked the broadcast from users, reports <i>Motherboard</i>. As the group said in a statement:<p>“Facebook’s automated censorship system blocked our …

The Fallacy Of A One-Size-Fits-All Education

We sent our four oldest kids to local public schools. Then along came our fifth child.

Teaching

Russia extends porn site ban

<b>Russia's media watchdog, Roskomnadzor, has blocked access to two of the world's largest pornography websites.</b><p>Internet service providers had until Tuesday to implement the ban.<p>The sites now redirect to a message explaining they have been blocked "by decision of public authorities".<p>In 2015, the …

Philippines President Duterte ordered mass murders, claims former militiaman

Spokesman for Rodrigo Duterte rejects accusations of extrajudicial killings – which include feeding man to crocodile<p>The Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte, ordered members of a death squad to kill criminals and opponents and even personally “finished off” a justice department employee with a …

Syrians still awaiting humanitarian aid despite ceasefire extension

<b>(CNN) —</b> At least 23 people, including nine children, were killed during airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, as the United States and Russia accused each other of violating a fragile ceasefire.<p>The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was unclear which side was behind four airstrikes in …

Middle East

Fox, Disney And The Weinstein Company Roll Out Uplifting Movies As Potential Awards Contenders – Toronto

If Friday was a day for films with downer and somewhat depressing subject matter at the Toronto International Film Festival, Saturday was a whole …

Trouble with your kid's teacher? Experts offer tips to find solutions

School-age children settled into their classrooms this week — for many, getting used to new routines, new learning material and new teachers.<p>But as …

Educational Test Still Incentivizes Cheating

Last week out of Texas we have a new version of an old story -- a school that found a creative-ish new way to cheat on the Big Standardized Test used to measure each school's worthiness..<p>This is a predictable and, at this point, oft-noted phenomenon. If you take a bunch of numbers and tie them to …

Fiji police release five opposition figures detained after constitution forum

Fiji police have released without charge five opposition figures who were questioned over comments made at a forum that discussed the country's …

South-east Asia

Turkey cuts internet access to Kurdish towns, removes elected mayors

Turkey’s Interior Ministry appointed new administrators (“trustees”) to 28 municipalities in the East and Southeast of Turkey, replacing elected …

This District May Close All Of Its High Schools; It's About Much More Than Money

In northwest Pennsylvania, along the edge of Lake Erie, you'll find the city of Erie.<p>There, the superintendent of the more than 12,000-student district has forwarded a plan that's causing a stir — calling for leaders to consider shutting down all of the district's high schools and sending students …

Four ways to close the early years learning gap

Skill gaps between children from different backgrounds open up early and are often persistent, damaging opportunities for social mobility. Clear …

How Criminal Minds Will Deal with Thomas Gibson’s Absence

The series will add two more regulars—one of whom will replace Aaron Hotchner as team leader.<p>After the surprise at <b>Thomas Gibson’s</b> <i>Criminal Minds</i> dismissal dissipated, one question remained: How, exactly, is this show going to move forward without him? Longtime cast member <b>Shemar Moore,</b> who played …

Should struggling Michigan schools close?

DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich.<p>It would be a mistake for state officials to start closing underperforming Michigan schools for academic reasons because it …

Education