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Ability to print guns 'critical issue' for law enforcement around the world: Goodale

As controversy swirls in the U.S. over downloadable blueprints for a 3D-printed gun, Canada's public safety minister says the technology is a …

Guns

This store employee's simple gesture meant the world to a teen with autism

<b>(CNN) —</b> A grocery store employee is being lauded for helping a teen with autism stock shelves in a fridge.<p>Sid Edwards and his son Jack Ryan Edwards, 17, visited their local Rouses Market in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Sunday. Jack Ryan, who is on the autism spectrum, took notice of what one of the …

Autism

Kristen Bell's Trick to Get Her Kids to Talk About Their Day Is So Simple, You'll Be Mad You Didn't Think of It

One of the most frustrating aspects of sending kids off to school for parents isn't making sure their lunches are made or getting them to the school bus on time. It's the realization that, at the end of the school day, they are going to ask their child how their day was . . . and get silence (or, …

Kristen Bell

5 Things to Know About the New Google Classroom

Pinterest<p>At the end of June, Google announced some pretty big updates that are coming to Google Classroom. Although these features will not …

Education Technology

'Let It Be': Mary's Radical Declaration of Consent

<i>The Biblical account shows that Jesus' mother knowingly and willingly chose the role God offered her.</i><p>Wikimedia Commons<p>A modern myth claims that the biblical account of Mary's conception of the Christ child shows God to be a rapist.<p>Last Christmas, placards proclaiming "God raped Mary" were posted …

Best advice to U.S. dairy farmers? 'Sell out as fast as you can'

SMITHFIELD, Ky. — All Curtis Coombs wanted was to raise cows and run his family’s dairy farm in this slice of Kentucky hill country, less than 35 miles from Louisville. But a few weeks ago, he was forced to sell his milking herd of 82 cows, putting an end to his family’s nearly 70-year dairy …

Agriculture

There’s an Easy Answer to Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Won: Socialism

“While Ocasio-Cortez borrowed some of Sanders’s language and policy ideas,” he writes, “she also embodied a more varied conflict with power.” How? …

The big lesson from the world's best school system? Trust your teachers | John Hart

Finnish education policies are highly praised, but the real success is the level of responsibility and autonomy given to teachers to do their jobs<p>Finnish education is rarely out of the news, whether it’s outstanding Pisa results, those same results slipping, the dropping of traditional subjects, …

Education

Hey 30-somethings, you're a Xennial

Between Generation X and Millennials exists a tiny micro-generation of people who call themselves the Xennials. Maybe you've seen this group labeled …

Canada’s Polite and Diffident Independence Celebration

The last Presidential election drove many liberals to muse about packing up and fleeing to Canada. Not many actually did so, but Cori Carl had already made good on the fantasy. She and her wife were committed New Yorkers but felt increasingly disillusioned with the “political backlash after Obama,” …

Trump is scared Brits will be mean to him? Classic strongman fragility | Moustafa Bayoumi

Trump told Theresa May he won’t go to the UK if there are large protests. Like the autocrats and dictators he’s pals with, he’s running away from dissent, too<p>Donald Trump is reportedly delaying an official state visit to London because the British people will be mean to him. According to an adviser …

Uproar Over Trumped-Up 'Julius Caesar' Ignores The Play's Actual Meaning

Why those criticizing a New York staging of the play missed the mark.<p>A 400-year-old play by an underground playwright named William Shakespeare is making headlines this week after The Public Theater’s recent production of “Julius Caesar” <i></i>angered some viewers (and hence corporate sponsors) by …

Donald Trump

Alabama Judge Says Segregation Good for Black Kids

A judge in Alabama ruled that a white community can form its own school system, citing race as a factor. What will the Trump/Sessions Justice …

The kingdom of women: the Tibetan tribe where a man is never the boss

It’s a place where women rule, marriage doesn’t exist and everything follows the maternal bloodline. But is it as good for women as it sounds – and how long can it last?<p>Imagine a society without fathers; without marriage (or divorce); one in which nuclear families don’t exist. Grandmother sits at …

Anachronistic

Teachers must ditch 'neuromyth' of learning styles, say scientists

Eminent academics from worlds of neuroscience, education and psychology voice concerns over popularity of method<p>Teaching children according to their individual “learning style” does not achieve better results and should be ditched by schools in favour of evidence-based practice, according to …

Learning

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a feminist parable for everyone – including me | Anthony Head

Twenty years after we started, I see that our series gave flesh (and horns) to the demons we all face in life: teenage Buffy’s storylines transcended age or gender<p>Related: 'She saved me from depression': readers on Buffy the Vampire Slayer<p>I’m lucky enough to have been attached to a few iconic shows …

The ‘free speech debate’ is nothing of the sort, whatever the far right says | Ellie Mae O’Hagan

Milo Yiannopoulos and the ‘alt-right’ talk about censorship, but what’s really happening is an ideological battle for what is culturally acceptable<p>It’s not been a good week for the unassailable principle of free speech, that’s for sure. First Milo Yiannopoulos, the pied piper of the “alt-right” …

Rights & Freedoms

Are We Innovating, or Just Digitizing Traditional Teaching?

The Peril<p>The dissemination of digitized, teacher-driven content is not full blended learning. Though this can be viewed as a first step toward new …

Google to appeal order to pass emails from outside the US to FBI

Google has said it will appeal a court order to assist US law enforcement by handing foreign emails over to the Federal Bureau of Investigations in a case that could threaten the privacy of the company's users both within and outside the US.<p>The push back comes after a US court ordered Google to …

Epic! Gives Kids Unlimited Access to a Massive Library of Children's Books

Giving kids the power to choose what they read is a great way to get them reading more. The Epic! app gives kids 12 and under access to over 20,000 …

Kids

'It will be called Americanism': the US writers who imagined a fascist future

From Sinclair Lewis and Philip Roth to Donald Trump’s favourite film, Citizen Kane, US culture has long told stories about homegrown authoritarianism. What can we learn from them?<p>“To have enslaved America with this hocus-pocus! To have captured the mind of the world’s greatest nation without …

Philip Roth

First on the White House agenda – the collapse of the global order. Next, war? | Jonathan Freedland

Trump’s allies yearn to wreck alliances that have kept the peace for decades. Progressives must preserve them<p>Donald Trump doesn’t read books. He leaves that to his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, the man rapidly emerging as the true power behind the gaudy Trump throne. Given Bannon’s influence – he …

Donald Trump

'Why whole-class reading beats a carousel – and seven ways to ensure it is successful'

Each time we open a book with children it is an opportunity to walk into a new world together, to explore the inner workings of great literary minds …

Trump administration: EPA studies, data must undergo political review before release

Review extended to content on agency’s website, including details of scientific evidence of climate change and that manmade carbon emissions are to blame<p>The Trump administration is mandating that any studies or data from scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency undergo review by political …

Trump Administration

Netherlands government to counter Trump abortion funding ban

<b>The Netherlands is to set up an international fund to support abortion services hit by President Donald Trump's order to cut US foreign aid.</b><p>Lilianne Ploumen, a Dutch minister, said it would set up "a well-financed fund" to allow other governments, businesses and charities to donate.<p>The Netherlands …

Welcome to dystopia – George Orwell experts on Donald Trump | The panel

Since Kellyanne Conway spoke of ‘alternative facts’, Nineteen Eighty-Four has hit the No 1 spot in Amazon’s book sales chart. So, is the age of Newspeak here?

Donald Trump

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Neuroscience Says Read to Them Like This (but Most Parents Don't)

Read to young children in this way, and they'll develop greater intellectual empathy -- and become more successful.<p>If you're like most parents, you'll do just about anything you can to increase the odds that your kids will be successful.<p>So, what if I were to tell you there's a simple thing you can …

George R.R. Martin on Winds of Winter release date: 'I think this year'

George R.R. Martin gave a rare update on his least-favorite question: <i>So when’s the next book coming out?</i><p>Responding to a fan on his blog, the <i>Game of</i> …

Cognitive science suggests Trump makes us more accepting of the morally outrageous

In October 2015, a college student named Lauren Batchelder stood up at a campaign forum in Manchester, New Hampshire, and challenged Donald Trump's record on women's issues. “Maybe I’m wrong,” she said, “maybe you can prove me wrong, but I don’t think you’re a friend to women.”<p>So far, this might …

The first time women marched on Washington, they were beaten and hospitalized

Suffragette city turned ugly in 1913<p>On a cold day in early March 1913, 27-year-old Inez Milholland sat placidly astride her horse, Gray Dawn, on …