Rena Ang

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U.S. trade commission recommends tariffs on solar energy equipment

In a case that has riven the booming American solar energy sector for six months, the U.S. International Trade Commission recommended levying comparatively modest tariffs on imports of silicon-based solar photovoltaic cells and solar panels.<p>The measures recommended Tuesday by the ITC's four …

From Good Intentions to Real Outcomes: Three Myths about Education Technology and Equity

<i>Today's post from Justin Reich and Mimi Ito is cross-posted at dmlCentral.</i><p>Three powerful myths persist in our narratives around education …

Education Technology

Race, Ethnic Studies Will Be a Graduation Requirement in Conn. District

Beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, Bridgeport high school students will be required to take a course in African American Studies, Latin American …

Charter Schools and the Black Independent School Movement

In October 2016, the NAACP issued a formal statement advocating a national cessation of charter school expansion pending increased oversight and …

Education

When Classroom Technology Impedes Student Learning

My big concern is that today's frenzied enthusiasm for computer-assisted "personalized learning" will lead us to heedlessly charge into some …

How my school takes the stress off teachers

My school has found ways to reduce the workload burden on teachers – while also helping us become more effective in the classroom<p>We all know that stress is a problem in teaching, with workloads and other pressures affecting the health of many across the UK. But I’ve experienced a variety of …

Teaching

They Voted For Trump. Obama's Solar Panels Saved Them From Irma's Wrath.

One classroom provided electricity for residents of Titusville, where Hurricane Irma had knocked out power for many citizens who voted for President …

The United Nations Explained: Its Purpose, Power and Problems

Almost everybody has heard of the United Nations. But how many people know what it actually does? Or how it works? Or why, as world leaders gather for the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, the institution has struggled to live up to the promise of its founders: making the world a …

United Nations

Can economics solve financial injustice?

Joseph E. Stiglitz isn’t shy of tough questions. The Nobel Laureate of 2001 has been Chief Economist of the World Bank as well as Chairman of the …

Hurricane Irma Is A 'Potentially Catastrophic' Storm That Has Even Worried The Experts

Officially now the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic.<p>Hurricane Irma churned its way across the northern Caribbean islands on …

In This New Neighborhood, All The Houses Are Their Own Power Stations

In Wales, this collection of 16 houses combines existing clean energy tech to minimize energy needs and generate their own power.<p>A new housing development in the small U.K. town of Neath won’t look much different from the buildings around it. But the new homes will generate, store, and release …

Clean Energy

China Has Already More Than Doubled Its 2020 Solar Power Target

By Jing Yan and Lauri Myllyvirta<p>China has more than doubled its end-of-decade solar power target, with new installations dramatically outstripping …

Renewable Energy

The Trump Administration Just Proved (Again) It Likes Coal More Than Facts

Consistency may not be Donald Trump’s strong suit, but there is at least one subject where the President has not wavered: his oft-repeated promise to …

Fossil Fuels

Hydrogen Cars: Water Is The Only Emission Of The Fuel That Could Solve Britain's Lethal Air Pollution

With a new deadline to kill off petrol, carmakers renew their clean fuel efforts.<p>HuffPost UK<p>The only emission from the Toyota Mirai is water. Large …

Alternative Fuel

A toxic menu of policy disaster that favors elites: Just look at Trumpcare and the president’s NAFTA waffling

<b>President Trump congratulates House Republicans (Getty/Mark Wilson)</b><p>Republicans’ health care bill would widen economic​ ​disparity; Trump’s NAFTA plan would empower multinationals<p>Jim Hightower<p>June 4, 2017 1:30pm (UTC)<p>​The​ ​vast​ ​inequality​ ​that's​ ​rending​ ​our​ ​society​ ​is​ ​not​ ​a​ …

Health Care