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Jeff Sessions tried and failed to justify splitting up migrant families

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's hard to defend the indefensible. On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, explaining why the Trump administration is separating migrant families at the border. "If people don't want to be separated from their children, they should not …

Immigration

Neighbor Snaps Photo of Black Man Walking Dogs, Makes Him Suspect in Criminal Manhunt

A California man discovered that his face had been plastered all over newspapers, local television stations and the internet after a woman saw him …

Crime

ISTE Announces First Educator Certification for Using Technology in the Classroom

<b>Washington, D.C.</b>—<b>May 23, 2018</b>—Today, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) announced its first-ever teacher certification …

Education Technology

Police release disturbing body-cam footage of Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown being arrested and tased

The Milwaukee Police Department released video of the arrest of Bucks rookie Sterling Brown on Wednesday, apologizing and admitting that officers "acted inappropriately" after an internal investigation of the incident. Brown had been initially questioned by police over a potential parking violation.<p>…

Law Enforcement

Going To ISTE? 9 Educators Share How Entrepreneurs Can Build Relationships With Teachers

The ISTE Conference and Expo is an essential part of the education system that spans the globe. It is the most extensive educational based technology conference in the world. ISTE stands for International Society for Technology in Education.<p>ISTE is a nonprofit organization that works with the …

Education Technology

Betsy DeVos slammed for saying schools can choose to report undocumented students

Civil rights groups and educators denounced Education Secretary Betsy DeVos after she said schools can decide whether to report undocumented students and their families to immigration authorities.<p>DeVos made the comments on Tuesday during testimony before the House Committee on Education and the …

Education

Dallas candidate under fire for giving his children incentives to marry white people

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A candidate for county commission in Dallas lost a major endorsement after he revealed in an interview that he had established a trust for his children that proposed incentives for them to marry white people.<p>Vickers Cunningham, a Republican candidate for the county commission, …

Senators grill EPA's Scott Pruitt on spending, security

WASHINGTON — Embattled Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt said he doesn't remember asking his security detail to use lights and sirens to speed his government-owned SUV through Washington traffic, even as Democratic senators disclosed an internal email saying he did.<p>The email, …

Scott Pruitt

Moleskine’s latest smart pen saves your writing to download later

Moleskine has valiantly tried to bridge the divide between analog writing and digital files for years. The company released its Smart Writing Set in 2016 as a $200 holistic solution of pen, proprietary smart paper and app that instantly sent whatever you wrote or drew over to your paired device -- …

Northeastern University Launches Micro Credential Program in Computer Science

Northeastern University has created a new Micro Credential program for working professionals in California's Bay Area looking to hone their skills in …

Why true equity in learning depends on proactive, not reactive, design

<i>Ace Parsi co-authored this blog post.</i><p>Innovation isn’t an outcome; it’s a process. How we approach that process will inevitably influence our outcomes.<p>…

Personalized Learning

Doctors Can Now Diagnose Autism In Just Two Minutes

The test, known as the PDQ-1, is 88 percent accurate and doesn’t require any follow-up visits.<p>When a toddler doesn’t gesture to get your attention, …

Why Schools Fail To Teach Slavery's 'Hard History'

"In the ways that we teach and learn about the history of American slavery," write the authors of a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), "the nation needs an intervention."<p>This new report, titled <i>Teaching Hard History: American Slavery</i>, is meant to be that intervention: a resource …

Black History

Google starts certificate program to fill empty IT jobs

There are 150,000 open IT jobs in the U.S., and Google wants to make it easier to fill them. Today the company is announcing a certificate program on …

Trump Administration

Sony’s crazy projector that turns any surface into a touchscreen is going on sale this year

It’s called the Xperia Touch, is powered by Android, and will cost around $1,600<p>Over the past couple of years, Sony has shown off a number of experimental products designed for the home. Now, though, one of them is actually going on sale: the newly christened Xperia Touch — an Android projector …

California: Meet the Billionaires Who Are Financing the Spread of School Privatization

The California Teachers Association created a useful graphic of the billionaires who are supporting charter schools and privatization of public …

Learn Like a Pirate: Key takeaways - Innovation: Education

Katy’s 2016 Summer Reading<p>Something about this book title and summer reading fits perfectly. The open ocean, pirates, and fierce independence. I’m …

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Meet the husbands who fly first class – while their wives travel in economy

It’s enough to make feminists’ blood boil. Or anyone’s for that matter.<p>But for some married couples, it’s perfectly normal for husbands to travel in first or business class, while their wives are relegated to economy.<p>“John finds economy unbearable,” economy-class wife Michelle Sedgemore told …

Good fats can cut risk of death by 27%, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> We've long known that "bad" fats aren't the healthiest choices in our diets, but the latest news from Harvard is lethal: Eating too much saturated or trans fat can increase your risk of dying.<p>The silver lining? You can reverse some of that risk by making healthier fat choices.<p>"This study is …

Nutrition

3 Ways to Reduce Information Overload with Infographics

People are exposed to different streams of information every day: emails, news, and social media feeds are just some of them. This happens so often, …

The scientific case for doodling while taking notes

When I was in grade school, I doodled in class. I got in trouble for it sometimes, because drawing in class can look a lot like goofing off and daydreaming. What I never managed to explain to my teachers is that my abstract swirls and shapes helped me repeat almost word-for-word the lesson I’d …

Teaching

The BBC is finally delivering the micro:bit to schools

The BBC has finally started deliveries of its micro:bit pocket sized computers to school children around the country, months later than originally …

Live Online Discussion: Bringing Climate Science Into the Classroom

Regina Brinker<p>Regina Brinker is a science teacher with the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District in northern California. To better …

The Importance of STEAM Learning

If you are familiar with the technology or educational sectors, you have undoubtedly heard that STEM, which is educational focus in science, tech, engineering and math, is being changed to STEAM, to include the arts. This is an initiative that is being accepted on an increasing scale by …

How Schools Are Failing Their Quietest Students

In 2013, educator and writer Jessica Lahey wrote a convincing piece for <i>The Atlantic</i> in which she argued that her introverted students needed to learn …

Lego's WeDo 2.0 gives kids a crash-course in robotics

You may not have been able to play with Lego in school, but your kids can. Lego Education has revealed the WeDo 2.0 robotics kit aimed at elementary school students, over eight years after launching the original WeDo. As before, it's designed to teach kids the basics of robotics, thanks to the …

Robotics

Five banana skins that teachers should watch out for

A point comes in every teacher’s career when you think you’ve cracked it.<p>Unfortunately, experienced practitioners then have a new problem to deal …

It's Not Easy Teaching Special Ed

It's getting harder and harder to find quality special education teachers, which is why 49 out of 50 states report shortages.<p>Why? It's a tough sell.<p>Even if you're up for the low pay and noisy classrooms, special education adds another challenge: crushing paperwork.<p>This is something I understand …

Teaching