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Video Games Are a Waste of Time? Not for Those With E-sports Scholarships
Sat, 03 Nov 2018 04:05:31 GMT
Members of the Bay Shore High School e-sports team look on as Matthew Ruiz competes at the Microsoft store at the Roosevelt Field Mall on Long Island. Watching, from left, Dimetrius Bostick, Skylar Lampel, Connor DeGraff, Aidan Zicolella and Dominick Bostick.
How ‘Makers’ Make the Classroom More Inclusive
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 13:08:32 GMT
The Hand of Man, a robotic sculpture controlled by a glove, appeared at Maker Faire in Queens this year. It is able to lift and crush cars.
Training the Next Generation of Doctors and Nurses
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 10:05:59 GMT
Nancy Allen, an instructor, is reflected in a one-way mirror as she controls a simulation for students of the Clemson University School of Nursing.
Asbestos in a Crayon, Benzene in a Marker: A School Supply Study’s Toxic Results
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 00:28:54 GMT
Crayola crayons tested negative for dangerous chemicals in a study by a consumer group, the United States Public Interest Research Group Education Fund. A green Playskool crayon tested positive for trace amounts of tremolite, a form of asbestos.
Overlooked No More: Pandita Ramabai, Indian Scholar, Feminist and Educator
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:39:38 GMT
Pandita Ramabai was “the most controversial Indian woman of her times,” Prof. Uma Chakravarti wrote in “Rewriting History: The Life and Times of Pandita Ramabai.”
Q. and A.: What Would Wonder Woman Say About Justice Today? Ask G. Willow Wilson
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:06:02 GMT
G. Willow Wilson's new Wonder Woman arc is "a meditation on violence" and "whether there is such a thing as a just war anymore."
Voters Widely Support Public Schools. So Why Is It So Hard to Pay for Them?
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:00:08 GMT
Thousands of educators and their supporters in Colorado this spring protested low teacher pay and school funding.
‘It’s Like Reliving My Past’: Harvard Lawsuit Echoes Previous Fight Over Race and Admissions
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:22:15 GMT
L. Ling-chi Wang, a former professor at University of California, Berkeley, in San Francisco earlier this month.
John Maguire, 86, Early Promoter of Diversity in Education, Dies
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 22:34:19 GMT
John D. Maguire with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in an undated photo. Dr. Maguire was a faculty member at Wesleyan University in 1961 when he joined Dr. King on a Freedom Ride through the South. After Dr. King’s assassination, he served on the board of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta.
Reader’s Notebook: ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ and the History in Historical Fiction
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 02:07:14 GMT
Lali Sokolov met Gita Furman when they were both imprisoned in Auschwitz during World War II.
The Mysteries of Animal Movement
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 18:04:27 GMT
David Hu is an associate professor of mechanical engineering and biology at Georgia Tech, where he studies the biomechanics of animal locomotion, like the slithering of snakes or the flicking of frog tongues.
Colleges Grapple With Teaching the Technology and Ethics of A.I.
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 10:00:16 GMT
Prof. Shawn Blanton, left, teaches electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, which offers an undergraduate degree in artificial intelligence.
More Colleges Are Playing the Long Game
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 15:59:23 GMT
Geoff Holm, center, teaches a cell biology class in a state-of-the-art conference room at Benton Hall at Colgate University, where students prepare for life after college.
Programmed for Success
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:00:51 GMT
Yesenia Vazquez, left, a student at Triton College in Illinois, works with a teaching assistant to solve a problem at the new iLaunch math lab.
Board Chairman Resigns in Fallout Over a Maryland Football Player’s Death
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 01:24:41 GMT
James T. Brady stepped down over the university’s handling of D.J. Durkin, Maryland’s football coach.
Newsbook: As the Country Grapples With the Shootings at a Pittsburgh Synagogue, Here Are 3 Books on Modern Anti-Semitism
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 21:16:26 GMT
Young Makers Take Action and Tackle Problems
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 15:55:42 GMT
Life Is Complicated: Distance Learning Helps
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 16:54:15 GMT
Jeremy Haynes at his home in Fort Belvoir, Va., earned a master’s online and is now pursuing a doctorate.
A High School Education and College Degree All in One
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 10:00:08 GMT
Morsaline Mozahid, left, is a student at Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or P-Tech, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. He will graduate in December with his associate degree. Radcliff Saddler, right, is a P-Tech graduate.
Bulletin Board
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 10:00:15 GMT