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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Lawmakers say they support the program for children who aren't covered by Medicaid, but they haven't come up with a funding plan since federal funds ran out Sept. 30.Lawmakers say they support the program for children who aren't covered by Medicaid,
Does viewing social media make you hit the gym? In today's Academic Minute, part of Whitworth University Week, Robin Pickering looks into this question. Pickering is an associate professor of health sciences at Whitworth. A transcript of this podcast
In November 2017, a presentation of Earthlearningidea activities was made in the Geopark of Central Catalonia. The activities were included as part of the training programme for tourist promoters working within the Geopark.  The photos have
North Carolina is one of the states where the legislature has been working overtime to pass programs to harm public schools. Charters, vouchers, cybercharters, Teach for America, and regular assaults on the teaching profession. That context makes it
A sponsored review of a tool I'm using to teach programming. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Augmented reality is here. Finally! When Google Docs came out, I stopped everything and let all of my classes
In “Admissions Insider” this week: The popularity of early-admissions programs continues to increase, despite criticism that they favor wealthy students. The rapper Lil B invites colleges to recruit him, and many do so. S
In “Admissions Insider” this week: The popularity of early-admissions programs continues to increase, despite criticism that they favor wealthy students. The rapper Lil B invites colleges to recruit him, and many do so. S
Cheyney University has announced that it is dropping its football program, The Philadelphia Tribune reported. Officials at Cheyney, a financially troubled historically black institution in Pennsylvania, said that they needed to take the action to sav
Nobel-Prize winning economist Paul Krugman asks a simple question: Would you be willing to take health care away from a thousand children with the bad luck to have been born into low-income families so that you could give millions of extra dollars to
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Whitworth University Week, Elizabeth Abbey, an assistant professor of health sciences, looks at the complicated question of whether a person is healthy (in various ways, including spiritually). Learn more about t
Are you a healthy person? In today's Academic Minute, part of Whitworth University Week, Elizabeth Abbey examines how complicated the answer to this question can be and how many sources the answer may come from (including the spiritual). Abbey is an
Mercedes Schneider reports on a study funded by the Race to the Top program of the U.S. Department of Education and the Walton Family Foundation which concludes that state takeovers of low-performing schools in Tennessee made no difference. The schoo
Germany’s Max Planck Society of research institutes has launched a women-only program of tenure-track positions to improve its gender balance and stop rivals poaching its best female scientists. The Lise Meitner excellence program, named af
The theater program at the University of Central Florida has called off plans to produce The Day Before Yesterday, a play by Israel Horovitz, who has been much praised for his works of drama but who recently was accused of sexual misconduct by nine w
Blog: GradHackerCharlena is currently a PhD student in Art History at Virginia Commonwealth University who plans to begin a their PhD, in a new program, at SOAS, University of London in fall 2018. Follow them on twitter at @cmichelleart or t
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Whitworth University Week: Robin Pickering, associate professor of health sciences at Whitworth, asks whether viewing social media makes you hit the gym. Learn more about the Academic Minute here. Is this diversi
While it’s unsurprising now when racist, homophobic or anti-Semitic posters crop up on college campuses, a rarer event is the white nationalist culprits sticking around to pose for photos. But such is the case at Southern Methodist Universi
The University of Mississippi’s third major incident involving violations by football boosters has led the National Collegiate Athletic Association to take the unusual step of barring the Rebels program from postseason play in 2018 -- a pen
A new study of voucher programs across the country by the federal GAO found that the voucher programs were deficient in providing federal rights for student disabilities. The GAO report says: Almost all of the 27 private school choice program website
Mercedes Schneider discusses a study that was reported in Education Week. The study concluded that teachers from alternative certification programs such as Teach for America get students to produce test scores there are marginally better than traditi
Is she the Last Jedi?VIEW GALLERY You probably recognize Daisy Ridley for her lead role inStar Wars: The Force Awakens, but she’s been around long before being cast in George Lucas’s films. Ridley, an English actress, had frequent
The Minnesota Democrat and member of the Senate education committee announced Wednesday that he was stepping down in the face of allegations that he sexually harassed multiple women.The Minnesota Democrat and member of the Senate education committee
School districts wondering about the legal implications of a major special education court case now have some help from the U.S. Department of Education.School districts wondering about the legal implications of a major special education court case n
The Republican bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act would end two types of loan forgiveness that teachers can currently use, including Public Service Loan Forgiveness.The Republican bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act would end two t
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos used the PIRLS results to make the case that American education needs a shake-up. Meanwhile, her reaction to the increase in graduation rates was more muted, especially compared to the Obama administration's.U.
Among those saying the Minnesota Democrat should step down in light of sexual harassment allegations is Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the ranking member of the Senate education committee.Among those saying the Minnesota Democrat should step down in lig
Democrats on the Senate education committee had some tough questions for President Donald Trump's picks to head up civil rights and special education policy at the U.S. Department of Education.Democrats on the Senate education committee had some toug
On Dec. 1, we spoke with the island's Secretary of Education Julia Keleher about the state of K-12 there, and she gave us an update.On Dec. 1, we spoke with the island's Secretary of Education Julia Keleher about the state of K-12 there, and she gave
The Senate's passage of a tax overhaul bill featured some late-night, dramatic moments concerning school choice, religious instruction, and a private college linked to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.The Senate's passage of a tax overhaul bill fea
The Senate's version of a tax overhaul package contains potential changes for how teachers do their taxes, for state and local education funding, and other issues related to schools.The Senate's version of a tax overhaul package contains potential ch
A House bill contains significant changes to how high school students apply for federal aid for college, as well as the information about colleges provided by the federal government to prospective students and their families.A House bill contains sig
In choice-happy Indiana, where all choices are presumed to be good choices, Governor Eric Holcomb called for the state to do something about the woeful performance of the Indiana Virtual School. Be it noted that virtual schools have low performance e
But what about Gal Gadot?VIEW GALLERY Award season is upon us! Four of Hollywood’s best actors, Kristen Bell, Garrett Hedlund, Sharon Stone and Alfre Woodard, gathered at the Beverly Hilton Hotel along with Golden Globe Ambassador Simone Ga
Basil Marin on episode 206 [A special encore episode] of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Basil Marin @basil_marin takes us on a journey to help at risk children with
Category: Carpe CareersWhen your progress stalls before you have started to get to the core of your dissertation, how do you break through the stress and isolation? Victoria McGovern offers some suggestions. Job Tags: FACULTY JOBSAd
Hundreds of Southern California schools shut down this week as a result of at least a half dozen raging wildfires, stretching from north of Los Angeles to San Diego County. It’s the second time in two months that fires have disrupted the sc
Vicki Davis on episode 205 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter When I first started teaching, I used to believe some things about the profession that I just dont believe an
LFA organizations are concerned that the tax reform measures that have passed the Senate and House would seriously undermine public education funding by eliminating state and local tax deductions and harm educators who deduct their out-of-pocket expe
A remarkable case will be heard in federal appeals court in San Francisco today. A group of young people are suing the federal government, demanding action to protect the environment. The kids went to court because young people, present and future, w
Founded last year, the American Talent Initiative is a Michael Bloomberg-funded effort to enroll more lower-income students at prestigious colleges with high graduation rates. The project, which is being coordinated by the Aspen Institute’s
The new Earthlearningidea today is 'Interpret Earth temperatures from simulated deep-sea and ice cores' This activity uses sweets to simulate oxygen isotope ratios in cores.This is an activity to plot Earths temperature indications from mock ice and
Erin Thesing is an elementary school teacher who worked for several years at schools in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. before she applied this summer for a dream job at an international school in Paris, where she had long wanted to live. She had no