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Raw: Tensions Continue High in Ferguson, Mo

How to Read a Histogram: Underexposed? Overexposed? Or Just Right?

<i>Editor’s</i> <i>Note: The following is an excerpt from a new book called the</i> <b>Photofocus Guide:</b> <i>Develop Great Images in Lightroom. This book is almost done and</i> …

Amplify's Middle School Content Makes Learning Look Beautiful

Amplify just unveiled their digital ELA curriculum for grades six, seven, and eight. Here’s a first look for those of you who aren’t at SXSWedu.<p>“It took a long time in gestation because it is unlike anything anyone has ever done in public education,” said Joel Klein, CEO of Amplify and former …

Gridlock Destroyed Rome. Is America Next?

The Republic succumbed to political dysfunction. Can Washington avoid the same fate?<p>What does decline sound like? I imagine equal parts self-pity and self-flagellation, moral outrage and exhaustion. Once we could have heard it from the original Capitol Hill, the seat of the failing Roman Republic. …

Closing The 'Word Gap' Between Rich And Poor

<b>Listen · 6:29</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In the early 1990s, a team of researchers decided to follow about 40 volunteer families — some poor, some middle class, some rich — during the first three years of their new children's lives. Every month, the researchers recorded an hour of sound …

Apple CEO Tim Cook Gives Remarkable Speech on Gay Rights, Racism

Tim Cook, Apple’s media-shy chief executive, made a rare public speech at the U.N. this week. Auburn University, Cook’s alma mater, posted his …

14 Literary Posters That Turn Famous Authors' Words Into Art

Who doesn't love a good literature-meets-graphic-design project?<p>We came across the work of Obvious State's Evan Robertson last year when he debuted his series of clever literary posters based on the words of authors like Ernest Hemingway and Kurt Vonnegut. Turning pithy quotes into whimsical works …

Pope Francis: “We can no longer trust in the unseen forces and the invisible hand of the market”

Pope Francis has issued his first apostolic exhortation (a lower-ranking document than an encyclical), entitled <i>Evangelii Gaudium</i>—an 84-page document that serves, in a sense, as the official platform of his papacy. You can read the whole thing in English here.<p>The exhortation covers a lot of ground, …

Economics

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Feisty Critique of Le Corbusier, Philip Johnson, Education, and the NYC Skyline

<b>Frank Lloyd Wright</b> may be one of history’s greatest architects, but he was also a source of endlessly quotable wit, timeless wisdom on education, and a lesser-known but exceptionally talented graphic artist. Above all, however, he was man of invariably strong opinions, always unapologetic in his …

20 Programming Websites for K-8

December 9-15, Computer Science Education will host the Hour Of Code–a one hour introduction to students on coding, programming, and why they should …

Debunking The Myths of a Liberal Arts Education

As the former president of Kenyon College and now a senior fellow for the Council of Independent Colleges, I am dismayed by the many myths surrounding the value of a liberal arts education.<p>The Council of Independent Colleges represents more than 600 small private colleges around the country. These …

College & University

EDUCATION: Guides Available To Help Parents Understand Common Core Standards

State education officials are working with the California State PTA to get information on the Common Core State Standards into the hands of parents …

Teaching

Income and Education: How Palmer-Forks Ranks

Palmer-Forks has been ranked a 76 out of 99 in a national ranking of a combination of income and education.<p>Palmer-Forks has been ranked a 76 out of …

Demographics

Film can have a leading role in education

Sponsored feature: Film can be a powerful educational tool, especially for children with disabilities and from deprived backgrounds. So how can we place it at the heart of young people's learning experiences?<p>When the school film club planned to take an autistic boy on a trip to London's Leicester …

Type Your Own Animated Movie With This Crazy Software

Inside this playful screenwriting software may hide the future of filmmaking: You simply write what you want to see, and that vision plays on screen.<p>Here’s how Hollywood works today: Somebody writes a script. And especially if it’s an animated feature–a piece that will take hundreds of Pixar …

Education research in brief: rise in extra exam marks and the positive impact of chatrooms

In this week's research round up: social science graduates get top jobs and increase in staff penalties for exam malpractice<p>Rise in extra exam marks<p>There has been a 10% increase in the number of pupils awarded extra exam marks because of problems such as having a temporary illness, according to …

Economics students demand an education that reflects post-crash world

Economics is more than growth and GDP but current teaching doesn't reflect this. Expanding economic thought is vital to equip tomorrow's leaders, writes the Post-Crash Economics Society<p>The financial crisis left huge numbers of financiers, traders, brokers, investment-wizards and hedge-fund fixers …

Economics

'Education is the way out of poverty'

Mark Shriver and Jennifer Garner talk about their advocacy for early childhood education. Shriver talks about the “critical importance” of early education.

Justin Welby is right – faith should not affect a child's education

In most areas of British life, discrimination on the grounds of faith is unacceptable. Schools should not be exempt<p>The Archbishop of Canterbury has made an important statement. Church schools, he said in an interview this week, may be moving away from faith-based entry tests and opening their doors …

The Ups And Downs Of Education: Houghton Mifflin Flies, Chegg Falls

In the textbook world, Wall Street seems to be siding with tried and true over new ideas, at least for the moment.<p>This week brought a pair of education-focused IPOs and while shares of publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt surged in their Thursday debut, online textbook rental outfit Chegg was in the …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Grapevine: Educating children or indoctrinating them?

<i>And now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine...</i><p><b>Political Education</b><p>Educating our children or indoctrinating them?<p>That is the question being asked about a fifth grade worksheet that has come to light.<p>The worksheet entitled Hold the Flag High is part of the Common Core -- a national …

A Program for Teachers to Do Short-Term Educational Travel

Christen during educational travel in Cabarete, in the Dominican Republic.<p><i>Teaching Traveling: Welcome Christen, the founder of an innovative</i> …

The role of local authorities in education – expert views

Read what our panel of experts had to say about the changing role of councils in education<p>Claudia Megele is senior lecturer at Middlesex University and head of practice learning at Enfield council<p><b>Look at evidence from Sweden on free schools:</b> The model of free schools was first developed there in …

David Cameron: blame education not migration for factories' foreign labour

On visit to Mini plant in Oxford, PM says schools must produce young people who are 'fully capable' of doing such work<p>Eastern European immigrants should not be blamed for seeking jobs in UK factories when not enough young people in Britain are fully capable of doing the same jobs, David Cameron has …

All-You-Can-Study Model Could Replace Traditional Higher Education System

PSFK’s CXI 2018 conference brings to life key trends in customer experience through talks and activations by pioneers at well known and new companies.<p>…