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CPS tells principals not to allow immigration officials in schools without warrant

Amid ongoing tensions over changes to U.S. immigration policy, Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday told principals not to let federal immigration authorities inside district buildings unless they have a criminal warrant.<p>Principals were also urged to have parents update student emergency contact forms …

Why we should teach cursive writing to all kids

When Jack Lew was nominated to be Treasury secretary in 2013, President Barack Obama joked that as a condition of the appointment, Lew would have to …

Feed your entire neighborhood with this new garden idea from Ikea

Come for a salad, stay for the opportunity to provide meals for others. That appears to be the new mantra from Ikea and Space10, described as “a …

9 Incredible Museums That Celebrate Black History

Every February, we honor the struggles endured by African American artists, innovators, and civil rights leaders, while also celebrating their many accomplishments and contributions to the US. We’ve shared the books to read all month long, but nothing beats interacting with history in person. Today …

18 Strange, But Also Beautiful, Houseplants You Never Knew Existed

We want one of each, please.<p>You can probably recognize a cactus without a second glance. Even snake plants are becoming more and more common. But what about donkey tails? Or trachyandra (say that five times fast). If you already have a home filled with plant babies that all look the same, you might …

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The nutritional needs of succulents are similar to those of cacti, but succulents can generally tolerate more water and a lower pH than cacti. Most succulents can thrive in the same soil as the rest of your garden plants, so long as the soil is well drained, but when growing them in pots, it's …

Trending on Gardenista: Japanese Gardens

This week on Remodelista we looked to Japan for inspiration both inside and outside the home, and on Gardenista we’ve rounded up a flowers, plants, …

Make Learning a Lifelong Habit

I recently worked my way through Edmund Morris’s first two Teddy Roosevelt biographies, <i>The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt</i> and <i>Theodore Rex</i>. Roosevelt wasn’t without flaws, but he was by nearly all accounts fascinating and intellectually voracious. He published his first book, <i>The Naval War of 1812</i>, at 23 …

10 Ways to Display Artwork Without Framing

(Image credit: Deko)<p>I adore custom framing but it can be quite expensive, which got me thinking about some alternatives. After all, necessity is the …

19 U.S. museums with outstanding architecture

When design and art collide<p><i>Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in January 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>From New York to Los Angeles and everywhere in between, U.S. museums house some of the finest art in the world. While it’s easy to get caught up in the …

Why the Finnish method is the right way to test students

<b>To the editor:</b> Like Samuel E. Abrams, I subscribe more to the idea that merit ratings and pay undermine teamwork and to the educational practices in Finland than to the deeds of Betsy DeVos. ("Forget charter schools and vouchers — here are five business ideas school reformers should adopt," …

Education

10 Best Museum Shops to Visit

Museum der Dinge, Berlin<p>The Museum der Dinge (Museum of Things) in Kreuzberg in Berlin displays beautifully arranged collection of everyday objects …

16 Education Podcasts to Check Out In 2017

Community<p>16 Education Podcasts to Check Out In 2017<p>By Jeffrey R. Young and Mary Jo Madda (Columnist)     Jan 11, 2017<p>Shutterstock / Rawpixel.com<p>It’s …

Education Technology

Is homework a good idea or not? - CBBC Newsround

The Christmas holidays are over and it's back to school!<p>That means lessons, assembly, seeing your friends and - for a lot of you - time to do homework again!<p>While giving homework to pupils in secondary schools is generally seen as a good idea, some don't think that kids in primary schools should …

Teaching

Why a Country with Some of the World's Best Schools Is Now Scrapping Grades

Singapore’s global rankings in maths and science have made its schools the envy of the developed world, but a new push to drive grassroots innovation …

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Garden trends for 2017

The urban jungle<p>Smaller houses, more people renting and an ironic passion for Seventies kitsch has led to a trend for indoor plants.<p>Instagram allows hipsters the opportunity to boast about their cheese and rubber plants, often displayed in macramé hangers. John Lewis’s annual shopping habit report …

5 Education Stories To Watch In 2017

Every year for the past few years, I've dusted off my crystal ball and offered a few predictions for the new year. Back on Nov. 9 though, I threw out the ones I had been working on and started over. The election of Donald Trump altered the landscape for K-12 and higher education and created greater …

Education

Technologies That Will Define the Classroom of the Future

Modern educational process undergoes regular changes and one of the main reasons of that is technological development.<p>Not only the technology …

Education Technology

Ka’Ching! 2016 US Edtech Funding Totals $1 Billion

Edtech Business<p>Ka’Ching! 2016 US Edtech Funding Totals $1 Billion<p>By Tony Wan     Dec 26, 2016<p>Image Credit: ImageFlow / Shutterstock.com<p>Santa proved a …

Venture Capital

Teaching And Learning In A Post-truth World

As alt-right ideology spreads worldwide, teachers and students develop skills to learn about respect and diversity of thoughts. Peggy_Marco/pixabay<p>Michelle Mielly, <i>Grenoble École de Management (GEM)</i><p>In today's post-truth environment, university educators face new challenges. Their students are …

Alt-Right

What Will Be The Next Trend In Online Education?

<i>What is the next trend in online education? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Ken Mazaika, CTO and Co-founder of The Firehose Project, on Quora:</b><p><i>What is the next trend in online education?</i> …

Universities undergo "quiet revolution" as they switch to open-plan learning, Haworth report finds

<b>Haworth white papers:</b> higher education institutes around the world are undergoing radical change as they swap old-fashioned lecture rooms for …

Is Public Education Endangered? Will We Evolve Or Die?

I recently presented to a group of teachers in Virginia about the need for educators to look at relevance in their teaching. I shared that we can save time by eradicating the pointless subjects and archaic skills and replace them with skills we know our students will need in their future. There was …

Trump said U.S. inner cities are ‘a disaster.’ This inner-city teacher begs to differ.

By Emma Brown<p>, Reporter<p>“Our inner cities are a disaster. You get shot walking to the store,” Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump said in the closing minute of the third and final presidential debate last week, making the case for why Americans should vote for him over rival Hillary …

U.N. chief could win South Korean presidency, but contest would be bruising

SEOUL (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is the odds-on favorite to be the next president of South Korea - if he wants the job - thanks to high name recognition, a clean reputation and what is seen to be a lackluster field of rivals.<p>United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon …

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye calls for two-term, longer presidencies

The constitution should allow the president a second term in office and the terms themselves should be longer, according to President Park Geun-hye. …

The 14 most innovative schools in the world

An innovative school could be modeled after a legendary CEO, like the Steve Jobs School in Amsterdam. Or it can be an institution that's blind to gender, like Egalia, in Stockholm, Sweden.<p>Keep scrolling to see what the future of education can, and probably should, look like.

Silicon Valley

Happy Healthy Jade Plants: Tips for Growing + Easy Care

We mean well, of course. We forgetful water-ers bring home a new plant and have every intention of finding the perfect watering schedule for it and …

Cute

On paper, Ivan Moscovich’s cybernetic art is a bonafide modernist’s delight

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The Daughter Of A Man Born A Slave Just Opened The First National Black History Museum

The past isn't even past.<p>WASHINGTON ― There were plenty of powerful moments during Saturday’s dedication of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.<p>But one stood out: The first black president and the first black first lady helping Ruth Bonner, the 99-year-old daughter of a man …

Black History