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California couple charged with child abuse after living in a box for 4 years were very poor, not abusive, friends say

A California couple charged with child abuse after authorities discovered that they, along with their three children, were living in a makeshift box without electricity and running water were very poor, not abusive, friends claim.<p>Mona Kirk, 51 and Daniel Panico, 73, were charged with three felony …

San Bernardino County

A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens

Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We've seen more investment in classroom technologies, with students now equipped with school-issued iPads and access to e-textbooks.<p>In 2009, California passed a law requiring …

How Fonts Are Fueling the Culture Wars | Backchannel

<b>Typography is undergoing</b> a public renaissance. Typography usually strives to be invisible, but recently it’s become a mark of sophistication for …

Typography

Oman's mountains may hold clues for reversing climate change

WADI ABDAH, Oman (AP) — Deep in the jagged red mountains of Oman, geologists are searching for an efficient and cheap way to remove carbon dioxide …

Carbon Dioxide

Cure For HIV, AIDS Found? Scientists Discover 'Holy Grail' Biomarker Capable Of Eliminating Virus Reservoirs

A medical research breakthrough at the Institut de Génétique Humaine in France may have brought the international scientific community one step …

Little boy in Aleppo a vivid reminder of war's horror

<i>Go to CNN's Impact Your World</i> for ways to help Syrians caught up in the civil war<p><b>(CNN) —</b> His name is Omran Daqneesh. The image of him, bloodied and covered with dust, sitting silently in an ambulance awaiting help, is another stark reminder of the toll of the war in Syria.<p>He is young -- one witness …

Middle East

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

Monsanto aims to tackle looming global food crisis

Monsanto Co. is aiming to tackle a looming global food shortage, in a move seen as potentially improving its frayed reputation and boosting its …

Could the dominance of English harm global scholarship?

<b>Are we "losing knowledge" because of the growing dominance of English as the language of higher education and research?</b><p>Attend any international academic conference and the discussion is likely to be conducted in English. For anyone wanting to share research, English has become the medium for study, …

Linguistics

End texts with a period if you want to seem like a jerk

It appears as though those among us who use proper punctuation when texting look like big jerks. A new study out of Binghamton University says that text messages appended with a period come off as kind of rude. Computer Mediated Communication (email, texting, instant messages, etc..) lacks any sort …

Reviewing Student Work to Norm Departmental Expectations

If your school is anything like the ones I've worked in, each teacher has an impression of what exemplary work is and often that impression does NOT …

UNPOPULAR OPINION: Teachers Shouldn't Have to be Politically Neutral

I’m not the first person to say that we have impossible standards for teachers. In this case, what I mean by that is that we expect them to be loving, caring people who do what they do out of some higher moral calling, yet we also want them to be neutral purveyors of non-politicized knowledge. So …

Teaching

Teaching Children It’s OK to Fail - Expert Tips & Advice . PBS Parents | PBS

All parents want to see their kids succeed, but it’s just as important to teach your children how to fail. Failing can be reframed as trying, …

Kids

[Infographic] Is College Worth the Cost?

The growing problem of student loan debt has dominated national news for several years. Over 70% of students graduating with four-year degrees in 2014 left college in debt, and the amount of that debt is substantial. The average student loan debt, as of 2014 is $30,000. Given the fact that a …

College & University