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Top 40 Hip Hop Albums 1992

1. Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Mecca And The Soul Brother<p><i>“Déjà vu, tell you what I’m gonna do /</i> <i>When they reminisce over you, my God…” They Reminisce Over</i> …

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

Cleveland

How do you teach someone to think?

A new paper on teaching critical thinking skills in science has pointed out, yet again, the value of giving students experiences that go beyond …

Learning

5 Big Ideas That Don't Work In Education

There are few household names in education research. Maybe that in itself constitutes a problem. But if there was an Education Researcher Hall Of Fame, one member would be a silver-haired, plainspoken Kiwi named John Hattie.<p>Hattie directs the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University …

Pedagogy

Bernie Sanders Has a Secret

Vermont, his son and the hungry early years that made him the surging socialist he is today.<p>One morning last month in Burlington, Vermont, at the law office of John Franco, one of Bernie Sanders’ best friends since the 1970s, Franco talked to me at length about Sanders’ commitment and his …

Middle-class

The Florida Supreme Court just made a huge new anti-gerrymandering ruling

• Florida's state Supreme Court struck down much of the state's congressional map Thursday, ruling 5-2 that eight districts were gerrymandered to favor Republican candidates.<br>• In most of the US, partisan gerrymandering is perfectly legal. But Florida voters recently approved a constitutional amendment …

How to get teenagers to read

Children are heartily encouraged to read in their early years of school. However, once students have mastered this skill and they move from learning …

Teaching

Class size has 'little influence' on the quality of teaching, expert says

New research suggests that teacher expertise matters far more than class size or what school a child attends<p>Class size has very little impact on a child’s quality of education, because teachers tend to stick to their teaching approach regardless of the number of students, a new study has found.<p>The …

Keep Andrew Jackson on the $20

Critics of the current $20 bill forget the president who made American democracy democratic.<p>He was a slave owner, hostile to the forces of abolitionism that were rising in America. He imposed a cruel policy of Indian removal, forcing the tribes of the Southeast across a brutal march to the Oklahoma …

Egalitarian

30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

How Geography Shaped American History, Law and Politics

Many of the divisions today between “red” and “blue” states correlate sharply with geography, says author.<p>Most people understand the phrase “the law of the land” to mean the set of laws that apply in a given region or country. This seems to be the sense intended by the framers who used the phrase …

Robert E. Lee

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies

In his new book, “How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where, and Why It Happens,” author Benedict Carey informs us that “most of our …

Pedagogy

Iconic Hip Hop Albums in Google Street View

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10 of the most fear-mongering political ads in American history

In the 1960s, political ad makers embraced fear as a campaign strategy and they haven’t looked back since<p>While negativity has always been an integral part of political advertising, there actually was an era in which fun and upbeat election ads were occasionally made. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1952 …

The Top 50 Best Books for Teachers

There are a LOT of great books for teachers out there. Picking just fifty is no easy feat but we’ve done our best to cover the best books for …

“A malign force in American history”: Why you should be terrified of the Supreme Court

Ridiculous theories, destructive effects and evil tragedies are SCOTUS trademarks, expert Ian Millhiser tells Salon<p>Throughout his years as a national politician and in the White House, President Barack Obama has had many antagonists and foes: John McCain, Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney, Eric Cantor …

Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous

<i>Fareed Zakaria, a columnist for The Washington Post, is the host of “Fareed Zakaria GPS” on CNN and the author of “In Defense of a Liberal Education.”</i><p>If Americans are united in any conviction these days, it is that we urgently need to shift the country’s education toward the teaching of specific, …

OECD