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Learn a Foreign Language Through Immersion Using TV Shows and Books With This App

When you’re trying to learn a foreign language, there’s no better way than being immersed in it. Language immersion, after all, is how most of us …

Language Learning

Moral paralysis: torture and the violence of organized forgetting

In fact, the United States has a long record of inflicting torture on others, both at home and abroad, although it has never admitted to such acts. …

Kimberly C. West, A Desegregation Tool That Backfired: Magnet Schools and Classroom Segregation, The Yale Law Journal, Vol. 103, No. 8, Symposium: The Informal Economy (Jun., 1994), pp. 2567-2592

<b>Terms Related to the Moving Wall</b><b>Fixed walls:</b> Journals with no new volumes being added to the archive.<b>Absorbed:</b> Journals that are combined with …

Yale

Radiohead’s Summer 2018 U.S. Tour Is a Career-Capping Triumph

Radiohead’s summer U.S. tour seems designed to prove a few self-evident truths. For one thing, <i>In Rainbows</i> remains their hands-down best album, though …

Indie Music

A bad marriage can seriously damage your health, say scientists

A bad marriage with frequent conflicts could have a serious detrimental impact on your health, according to psychologists.<p>The researchers at the universities of Nevada and Michigan monitored 373 heterosexual couples to investigate whether disagreeing about multiple topics – such as children, money, …

Immune System

Drinking full-fat milk could protect against strokes, study suggests

Drinking full-fat milk could lead to a longer life by protecting against strokes, scientists have suggested.<p>While conventional diet advice has for decades dictated that skimmed and semi-skimmed milk is much healthier for us than full-fat milk, a study suggests that the opposite may be …

Holistic Medicine

Jeff Duncan Andrade - Disrupting systems of social reproduction

Peterson’s Complaint

<i>Laurie Penny | Longreads | July 2018 | 20 minutes (5,191 words)</i>“Incredible! One of the worst performances of my career, and they<br>never doubted it for …

Jordan Peterson

Bill Gates spent hundreds of millions of dollars to improve teaching. New report says it was a bust.

A major new report concludes that a $575 million project partly underwritten by the Gates Foundation that used student test scores to evaluate teachers failed to achieve its goals of improving student achievement — as in, it didn’t work.<p>Put this in the “they-were-warned-but-didn’t-listen” …

Texas Elementary School Triples Recess Time & The Results Are Incredible.

Experts recommend we get up from our desks to stretch our legs and fingers every hour or so, partly to ward off tendonitis and give our eyes a break. …

Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework

<b>(KatarinaGondova via iStock)</b><p>Homework does have an impact on young students — but it’s not a good one<p>Heather Shumaker<p>March 5, 2016 11:00pm (UTC)<p>“There is no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of elementary students.”<p>This statement, by homework research guru Harris …

Grading the States

Schott Foundation & Network for Public EducationJun 2018 Overall grade: Charter grade: Voucher grade: • Introduction<br>• Executive …

Education

Pedagogy and revolution

LIKE THE demands for bilingual education that emerged from the Chicano Power movement and the insistence on equal access to educational resources …

LibGuides: Global Literature: Grades 9-12 Adult

Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder<p>Unbowed: A Memoir by Wangari Maathai<p>Kenyan environmentalist, feminist, and political activist Wangari …

Michel Foucault, Info

Michel Foucault (1926–1984) is the most cited researcher across all fields. He was a French philosopher who called his project a Critical History of …

Born In The NHS T-Shirt

Has Teach for America betrayed its mission? | Reuters

(Reuters) - When Wendy Kopp, just out of Princeton, founded Teach for America in 1989, she dreamed of recruiting 500 elite college graduates to teach the nation’s neediest children. “My dear Miss Kopp,” a college advisor told her, “you are quite evidently deranged.”<p>Trainee math teacher Mia Shaw …

Education

Teach for America recommendations: I stopped writing them, and my colleague should, too.

For the past nine years, I've been an instructor, a Ph.D. student, adjunct professor, and post-doctoral fellow in humanities departments at several …

Teach for America’s biggest problem isn’t green teachers or failing schools. It’s that it can’t take criticism.

If you’ve taught your way through Teach For America like I have, you know that feedback is part of the job. Not only do new teachers receive critiques from principals, fellow educators and students, they’re also deluged with weekly and monthly reports on their success from the organization …

Postmodernism Did Not Take Place: On Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life

<i></i> The École Normale Supérieure, May 1968.A specter is haunting North America — the specter of postmodernism. Or at least, that’s what Jordan Peterson …

John Thompson: How Reformers Expain the Failure of Reform

In case you hadn’t noticed, corporate reform has failed. It is dying. Only money keeps it going. Its true believers know it is dead but they are paid …

The Corporate Plan to Groom U.S. Kids for Servitude by Wiping Out Public Schools

It was the strike heard ‘round the country.<br>West Virginia’s public school teachers had endured years of low pay, inadequate insurance, giant class …

Education

The Benefits of Socioeconomically and Racially Integrated Schools and Classrooms

Research shows that racial and socioeconomic diversity in the classroom can provide students with a range of cognitive and social benefits. And …

High School Students Across the Country Are Fighting for Their Rights

On a late afternoon in February, a small crowd forms in front of the public school system administration building in downtown Newark, New Jersey. …

Tested

Diane Ravitch is a historian of education who was once a proponent of conservative school “reform.” Starting out in the 1970s as an ally of Al …

Why the movement to privatize public education is a very bad idea

Samuel E. Abrams is the director of the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He has written a new book, “Education and the Commercial Mindset,” that details how and why market forces have come to rise in public education and become …

Diane Ravitch Rebukes Education Activists' 'Reign Of Error'

Diane Ravitch, a former assistant secretary of education, spent years advocating for an overhaul of the American education system. She supported the No Child Left Behind Act, the charter school movement and standardized testing.<p>But Ravitch recently — and very publicly — changed her mind. She looked …