Queenk Nandi

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Scientists Race To Improve 'Living Drugs' To Fight Cancer

Aaron Reid is lying in a hospital bed at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center when doctors arrive to make sure he's ready for his experimental treatment.<p>"How's your night? Any issues?" asks Dr. Katherine Barnett, a pediatric oncologist, as they begin to examine Reid.<p>Reid, 20, of …

Immunotherapy

Source: It's not just audio, Omarosa has video

It's not just audiotapes.<p>Omarosa Manigault Newman has a stash of video, emails, text messages and other documentation supporting the claims in her …

Kofi Annan, Former U.N. Secretary-General, Peace Prize Winner, Dies At 80

<b>Updated at 8:36 a.m. ET</b><p>Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan died Saturday, the foundation bearing his name confirmed. He was 80.<p>"Kofi Annan was a global statesman and a deeply committed internationalist who fought throughout his life for a fairer and more peaceful world. During his …

Africa

Sorry T.I. and Gucci: Here's Who Really Invented Trap Music

Recently, there was a very public back-and-forth between Gucci Mane and T.I. about who invented trap music. The blow-by-blow has been …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Woman who pushed teen off Washington state bridge acting 'as if nothing happened,' report says

The woman who allegedly pushed her 16-year-old friend off a Washington state bridge -- causing the teen to break several ribs and suffer a lung injury -- is reportedly acting “as if nothing happened.”<p>Taylor Smith, 18, was the woman who pushed Jordan Holgerson off a bridge near Moulton Falls in …

Washington State

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser says District's parade cost estimates lower than Trump's claims

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump blamed the Washington, D.C., government Friday for his decision to cancel a proposed military parade – though Washington officials denied his claim and many federal agencies also raised concerns about the cost and logistics.<p>Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser said …

Donald Trump

Zora Neale Hurston's editor for 'Barracoon' explains why authentic black language matters | Elizabeth Wellington

Author Deborah G. Plant will discuss Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" Tuesday as part of WHY's The Great American Read.

Black History

Oregon State University Changes Three Building Names That Honored Proponents of Slavery

by Saul Hubbard via registerguard.com After a two-year process, Oregon State University President Ed Ray announced recently that he has…

Native Americans

Who is Nikola Tesla? The story of the prolific inventor and electrical pioneer

For many, the name 'Tesla' is associated with the electric cars made by Elon Musk’s company – but did you know that the vehicles were named in homage …

A Thwarted Child Kidnapping Inspired 'Fruit Of The Drunken Tree'

Growing up as a child in Bogotá, Ingrid Rojas Contreras was almost the victim of a terrible crime. Violence reigned in Colombia under drug lord Pablo Escobar — bombings, kidnappings and assassinations were commonplace. Contreras didn't know it at the time, but her mother was receiving threatening …

San Francisco

Life Lessons From Fictional Characters

The Character Therapy Process<p>For this project, students write a dialogue between themselves and a character who has undergone severe stress, …

Pedagogy

Thousands sign petition calling for LeBron James to replace Betsy DeVos

LeBron James or Betsy DeVos? If you could pick from two candidates to be nation's secretary of education and those were your candidates, whom would you pick?<p>That is the point of an online petition posted late Tuesday on Care2.com and titled "LeBron James for Secretary of Education." By midday …

Education

10 Classroom Read-Alouds and Activities to Start the School Year

When a new school year begins, everyone shares a sense of possibility for what lies ahead. Teachers are perhaps the most excited of all, but we know …

Teaching

Melania Trump's parents sworn in as U.S. citizens

Melania Trump's Slovenian parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, were sworn in as U.S. citizens today, according to the AP, after likely obtaining …

Donald Trump

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is a whole lotta smartphone

Newsflash: Samsung's releasing a new Galaxy Note phone — the Note 9 — and it's feature-packed as always.<p>If you have a Galaxy Note 8 or a Galaxy S9 …

Phones

Expect These 7 Student Loan Changes In 2018

There are some big changes on the horizon that could impact your student loans.<p>Here are seven student loan changes to watch for and what you need to know:<p><b>1. Student Loan Forgiveness</b><p>There is no guarantee that student loan forgiveness will continue in its current form, or at all.<p>While student loan …

College & University

How to Make Students Care About Writing

Pirette McKamey, a veteran English teacher, spent 30 years investigating what helps young people to view themselves as writers.<p>Editor's Note: In the next five years, most of America’s most experienced teachers will retire. The Baby Boomers are leaving behind a nation of novice educators. In 1988, a …

Teaching

Stop Boring Nonfiction Writing. Save the World.

Writing interesting nonfiction is a valuable student skill. So why is most of it so boring? A focus on content and conventions isn't sufficient, says …

Teaching

How to Read a Book a Week (It's a Lot Easier Than You Think) | Sam Thomas Davies

In his very first meeting with his mentor, W. Clement Stone, Jack Canfield asked him what he needed to do to be successful. [1]<p>Stone asked him to …

These Educators Are Using Personalized Learning to Think Differently About Teaching

The familiar comment on education is that it hasn’t changed in a hundred years. However, pioneering educators have been thinking more critically …

Pedagogy

Self-Assessment in Middle School

Checkpoints and Self-Assessment<p>When it comes time to monitor my students’ understanding, I ask checkpoint questions aligned with our learning …

Pedagogy

France just banned smartphones in schools during all hours of the day

Starting this school year, French students won't be seeing much of their phones during the day.<p>France just passed a smartphone ban for students up to 15 years old that will go into effect in September, the Agence France-Presse reports. Schools with students older than 15 can choose whether to …

Bill de Blasio

‘Shut This Motherf**ker Down!’: Man Celebrating Wildcat Strike Goes Viral

Dangerfield posted a viral video in which he spoke in vulgar terms when celebrating the workers' wildcat strike. They work for a different contractor …

“We Rise Together, Homie”

Interview byMicah Uetricht<p>US labor history is full of moments of tremendous drama and upheaval. That history is riveting stuff, but getting a raw, …

Socialism

Black pastors see Trump bringing 'new hope' -- but still need to convince their flocks

Two black Christian pastors who were among a group of religious leaders meeting with President Trump at the White House this week are now facing backlash from congregants back home.<p>The Rev. Phillip Goudeaux of Calvary Christian Center in Sacramento, Calif., and the Rev. John Gray, head of …

Donald Trump

Did Barack Obama Mock President Trump’s ‘IDs for Groceries’ Speech on Twitter?

A seeming tweet circulated online was designed to mimic the former president's social media account.

Donald Trump

Improving Reading Skills Through Talking

A Reading Strategy for All Learners<p><b>Preview:</b> Have students go through the text with a partner before they begin reading, making observations about …

Teaching

U.S. Economy Added 157,000 Jobs In July; Unemployment Dips To 3.9 Percent

<b>Updated at 9:08 a.m. ET</b><p>The economy continued to add jobs at a steady pace last month, and the unemployment rate remained low. Analysts have been looking for signs that wage growth might pick up, but it held steady, too.<p>Payrolls grew by a lower-than-expected 157,000 in July, and the unemployment …

Economy

Apple Becomes World's 1st Private-Sector Company Worth $1 Trillion

Apple became the first private-sector company in history to be worth $1 trillion, after its share price reached an all-time high above $207 on Thursday.<p>The share price jumped by more than 8 percent this week after Apple reported impressive quarterly earnings on Tuesday, driven largely by strong …

Private Sector

Reading, writing and arguing: Can a summer of big questions push students to college?

Roosevelt Montás, who spoke no English when he arrived in New York City at age 12 from the Dominican Republic, leads Columbia University’s Freedom …

High School