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I have one of the best jobs in academia. Here's why I'm walking away. - Vox

My grandmother worked in a school cafeteria. My mother taught second grade. Nearly two decades ago, I resolved to enter public education, too, but with plans to rise even higher. I would become a college professor, advancing the scholarship of my discipline, free from the petty bureaucratic …

Higher Education
Human Rights

Since 9-11 America’s Insane Foreign Policy — Continued Under Obama — Has Killed a Million and Created ISIS | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

This article was first published in September 2014 following the launching of Obama’s bombing campaign against Syria and Iraq<p><i>Why American policy</i> …

17 ways education influences the new 17 global goals

Education is essential to the success of every one of the 17 new sustainable development goalsThis September, the United Nations will commit to the …

Sustainability

The Digital Gender Gap is Getting Wider – Here Are the People Trying to Bridge it

By 2018, there'll be 350 million fewer women online than men. That needs to change.<p>As a young girl I was fascinated by the toolbox my dad kept in the cupboard under the stairs. I can still picture the forbidden latch and the words of my grandfather as I peered in for a closer look. 'Don't touch'. …

Human Rights

Hillary Clinton unveils $350-billion plan to make college more affordable

Hillary Rodham Clinton outlined a plan Monday to slash student loan interest rates while aiming to guarantee students could attend college without needing to take out loans in the first place, tapping into an issue that has risen in prominence among Democrats.<p>Under Clinton’s plan, state …

Sexuality education comes to Kyrgyzstan

<b>BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan</b> – Twelve-year old Aigul,* in eastern Kyrgyzstan, locked herself in a school bathroom and contemplated suicide. When her teacher …

Education

A Definition Of Web Literacy (And How Students Can Benefit)

<b>A Definition Of Web Literacy (And How Students Can Benefit)</b>by <b>Chris Lawrence</b>, VP of Learning At MozillaReading, writing and arithmetic are the …

Education Technology

African business schools are adding anti-corruption education to their programs

Corruption touches our lives every day. It happens across the private sector as well as the public service in the realms of housing, education, health and agriculture. Its influence reaches dangerously further, too: it directly threatens sustainable development.<p>Corruption takes many forms. This …

Business School

Melbourne teacher receives threats and moves schools after being accused of 'teaching evil'

An Education Department spokeswoman said the employee answered a question from a student three months ago that should have been referred to the …

U.S. Dept. of Education

Channel 4 sex education documentary brings pornography into the classroom

Sex in Class aims to fix Britain's blushing attitudes (and high teenage pregnancy rate) with help from a leading sexual health expert<p>A documentary to be broadcast on Channel 4 this week puts a bomb under the traditionally lacklustre British attitude to sex education in schools by getting pupils to …

“Reform” makes broken New Orleans schools worse: Race, charters, testing and the real story of education after Katrina

An all-charter-school system was heralded as the future for urban schools. The future is filled with flaws<p>Here is all you need to know about the New Orleans schools before Hurricane Katrina hit, 10 years ago this summer: They were awful. The schools were awful, the school board was awful, the …

Education