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News | Interesting Stuff

BBC - Future - The uncertain future of handwriting

Computers and tablets are changing how we write – will the ability and need to wield a pen die out altogether?

Politics | Education or Indoctrination?

Students Protest Intro Humanities Course at Reed - The Atlantic

Activists are disrupting lectures to protest "white supremacy," but many students are taking steps to stop them.

Politics | Education or Indoctrination?

NO MORE SHAKESPEARE: Yale ‘Decolonizes’ English Department After Being Accused Of Too Much ‘Whiteness’

Yale has successfully “decolonized” its English department, and some lucky students are now enrolled in a new course created by the department to ward off claims of departmental racism. Better yet, new standards have been implemented to guarantee a mo

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

The ‘Problem Child’ Is a Child, Not a Problem

Suspending or expelling young students for behavior they can’t control makes matters worse. There is a better way.

History | History

Auschwitz-Birkenau: 4 out of 10 German students don′t know what it was | News | DW | 28.09.2017

Just 47 percent of 14- to 16-year-olds in Germany know that Auschwitz-Birkenau was a Nazi death camp, a survey shows. Its authors cite fewer history lessons as a reason.

Family & Parenting | Kids

The Best Bookstores for Kids in the U.S.

Here are the top 50 bookstores for kids in the country.

Science & Technology | Apps I Like

This app could be the key to speaking a second language

uTalk Language Education teaches you how native speakers actually talk, so you're not listening to a robot with strange intonation and inflection.

Politics | Politics

Annenburg: Americans are constitutionally illiterate

The annual Constitution Day survey of American knowledge of the Constitution was released today. Don't get your hopes up; it's as depressing as ever.

Politics | The War On Gender

California first-grader sent to principal's office for misgendering classmate - Washington Times

An elite charter school in California has been rocked by scandal since the end of the last school year, when a kindergarten teacher read her class a pair of books advocating transgender ideology, and a male kindergartener was reintroduced to the class as

Business & Finance | Business

The Startup Teaching Languages That Have Almost No Teachers

After failing to find a Buryat instructor, Inky Gibbens launched Tribalingual to offer e-courses in endangered languages spoken only by thousands of people.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Numworks graphing calculator is made for students raised on tech

Like textbooks, graphing calculators are still a necessary (and expensive) accessory for math and science students in high school and college. Sure, there are calculator apps for tablets and smartphones, but those are often banned for tests because they

News | NEWS

THE 40 WORST COLLEGES FOR JEWISH STUDENTS, 2016

The Algemeiner’s 1st Annual List of the US and Canada’s Worst Campuses for Jewish Students Of all the great and …

Advice & Self-Help | Education

How to save money on college: 3 clever ways Gen Z is managing high tuition and other costs

Monstrous student debt? No way. Teens are disrupting the old way of thinking about education.

Science & Technology | Technology

Google's 'superpower' for teachers: AR and VR

So far, Google's AR program has taken 2 million kids to the coral reefs and space.

Miscellaneous | OTHER STUFF

NBA Great Ray Allen Is on a Mission to Educate Everybody About the Holocaust

Ray Allen at the entrance of Auschwitz. (Image by Elan Kawesch) Last December, retired NBA champion Ray Allen was named a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council by then-President Barack Obama. Allen said he was honored to be named to the o

Miscellaneous | Judaism

If the Haggadah Is Right, We’ve Got Education All Wrong - Crucial lessons to take from the Haggadah for the whole year

From a child's answers, you might know something about what the child knows. From a child's question, you know who the child is.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Little Free Library: Neighborhood Book Exchange

The big idea behind the Little libraries is encouraging neighborhood interaction by sharing resources.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still in Class

Movement stimulates the brain and may help students become better learners.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

To Sleep, Perhaps to Learn

Odds are the kids in your life are not getting enough sleep. Scientists now know that sleep is needed for "smart forgetting."

Science & Technology | Virtual Reality

Can Virtual Reality Teach Empathy?

In November 2015, middle school students from Westchester County, New York, found themselves on a windswept field in South Sudan mingling with a crowd ...

Family & Parenting | Kids

17 Easy Science Experiments for Kids

Try these 17 super simple and fun kid-friendly science experiments at home.

History | History

History classes are our best hope for teaching Americans to question fake news and Donald Trump

An education in history teaches students to question the stories that are handed to us.

Politics | POLITICS

America's Educational Divide Put Trump in the White House

Even controlling for race and income, the concentration of college degrees was the strongest indicator of whether a county would back the Republican.

Politics | Politics

Q & A with Betsy DeVos

Education reform advocate empowering parents to choose the best education for their children.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Creating An Ideal Learning Environment

New research uses computer games and wearables to assess the physical and mental states that correspond to optimal attention and self-control among children and

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Schools That Work

The evidence is now overwhelming: One type of charter school has repeatedly shown impressive results.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

The School of Wants and Needs — and Wood-Fired Showers

A prep school that prepares students for entry into competitive colleges, but also teaches them how to raise livestock, grow vegetables and chop wood.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Your smart kid is making it harder for my kid to learn

It has long been acknowledged that students who are behind can jeopardize the rest of the kids in their class, but a new report found that in some cases nearly half of all school children were learning above grade level.

Advice & Self-Help | Dr. Eleanor's Books & Audios

Cosmic Secrets: A Key to Self Discover (Beyond Human Design)

Consciousness is a state of being that we often take for granted. But true consciousness—and all the multidimensionality that comes with it—is the key to unlocking a deeper and more meaningful relationship with our own personalities.

Advice & Self-Help | Dr. Eleanor's Books & Audios

Astrology Essentials: Understanding Charts (Beyond Human Design)

Activate the knowledge deep inside of you and learn how to chart your future with Astrology Essentials, a user-friendly guide from author Eleanor Haspel-Portner, PhD.

Science & Technology | Tech

How to make computer coding child’s play | Technology | The Guardian

With programming lessons now part of the school day, can parents help their offspring get top marks? Fear not – toys, gadgets and apps are all available to make coding a fun part of growing up

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

What #Babies Know About Physics and Foreign Languages

Our kids don’t need to be taught in order to learn.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Learn a Foreign Language Quickly | The Art of Manliness

Learn how to learn a foreign language quickly and fluently from a man who knows how to speak 12 different languages.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

A lot of people are having trouble with this math problem that requires some basic algebra

Nothing like a viral mind boggling math problem to make you feel like you should have paid better attention in high school…

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Making of Katti Batti at FLAME University - YouTube

Cast and crew of the movie Katti Batti spent a fair amount of time on the FLAME University campus while shooting. The lead of the film, Imran Khan and Kangan...

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Liberal Education - A FLAME Perspective - YouTube

A playground to juggle seemingly disparate ideas in your mind and look for intersections between them - FLAME University is driven to foster such growth and ...

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

My World at FLAME University - YouTube

FLAME University: This video is a montage of life at FLAME University from the perspective of students and the faculty. Get a glimpse of the new buildings, a...

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

Students Create ‘Healing’ Space to Recover from a Speech They Didn’t Even Attend

Months after a speech from a conservative speaker on campus, students who didn't attend it claim to be traumitized.

Science & Technology | Technology

Google teams up with MIT to make programming easier for kids

Google is teaming up with MIT's Media Lab to create Scratch Blocks, an updated version of the kid-centric programming language.

Science & Technology | Technology

How Wooden Toys Teach Kids to Code

Is an old-school marble run better than an iPad for teaching young children to code? Why educational toys that focus on the physical world rather than the computer screen are so effective

Politics | Education or Indoctrination?

Artist Paints Over Campus Mural of Gun Shooting Out Flowers Because One Student Found It ‘Triggering’

An artist painted over an image of a gun shooting out flowers — a classic anti-violence symbol — that had been part of a pro-peace mural she had painted at Pitzer College (part of the Claremont University Consortium) because one student claimed he fo

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Gap Year May Have Benefits Long After College

In “There Is Life After College,” Jeffrey Selingo explores how the post-college experience doesn’t look much like the journey we ourselves took a generation ago, and how a gap year can help.

Science & Technology | Technology

This cute little robot can teach your kid (and you) how to code

Root is a robot created by a team of researchers from Harvard that can teach basic to advanced coding. The team hopes it can be used in schools worldwide.

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

The Ultimate Guide to Learning Anything Faster

Want to master business skills, a new language, a musical instrument? Use these six principles.

News | Interesting Stuff

The Value of Using Podcasts in Class

Two years ago, I was practically begging a student to read a novel in my high-school English class. This isn’t an unusual problem. The girl, who’s a relatively bright, college-bound athlete, told me that she “just gets too distracted after five minutes” of reading.

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

‘Sensitivity’ fascists are turning colleges into day-care centers

How will today’s college students function once they leave campus and find the world no giant “safe space” protecting them from things they don’t want to hear? University of Pittsburgh students las…

Advice & Self-Help | Empowering Tools for Growth

Doing a TED Talk: The Full Story - Wait But Why

In August of 2015, I was invited to give a TED Talk. Here's the full (very stressful) story.

Family & Parenting | Kids

California Student Data Release: Court Changes Course | Patch

Pleasanton, CA - Parents worried about the release of sensitive records sent an avalanche of objection letters to the court.

Family & Parenting | Parenting

What Kids Need From Grown-Ups (But Aren't Getting)

Author Erika Christakis mounts a spirited defense of a four-letter word that, she says, isn't used nearly enough in early classrooms: play.

Miscellaneous | Interesting stuff

Educational Freedom: An Introduction

Educational Freedom Wiki PagesIntroduction Government Schools, Democracy, and Social Conflict Parental Choice and Responsibility School Freedom and Competition Educational Choice and Accountability The Way Forward: Scholarship Tax Credits or Vouchers? Per

Business & Finance | Business

The 15 Most Popular Free Online Courses for Professionals

It's never too late to invest in your career. Fortunately, we live in a time where we all have access to an elite education at our fingertips, not to mention completely free of charge.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Crazy Video: Physics teacher shoots himself underwater to prove a scientific principle

Physicists love conducting strange, if not wholly bizarre and seemingly dangerous, experiments in order to showcase whatever scientific principles they're trying to impart to students or the public at large. Most recently, physicist Andreas Wahl deci

Science & Technology | Tech

When Virtual Reality Meets Education

Since the 1950s, virtual reality (VR) has been hovering on the periphery of technology without achieving accepted mainstream application or commercial..

News | Good News!

At 102, Nation’s Oldest Working Teacher Has No Plans To Retire

Teachers and students at a NJ school said they hit the jackpot with one of their teachers who's been with the school for more than 20 years.

Family & Parenting | Kids

You’ll Flipper For This Seal Sanctuary

Stop in to this spot by the sea where you can see seals as they heal at this marine mammal animal hospital that welcomes visits from kids.

Family & Parenting | Parenting

How to Homeschool Like Elon Musk - WHS 177

Elon Musk is the founder of several innovative companies which include Tesla, SpaceX, and PayPal. He’s also decided to homeschool his 5 children, sort of. He’s started an innovative private school for his 5 kids and 15 others that has no grade

Family & Parenting | Kids

Make a computer - Kano Computer Kit for Kids

Make a computer. A playful computer and coding kit for ages 6 and up -- just like LEGO

Family & Parenting | Kids

Wrapped up in Science: Top 40 Science Toys for Mighty Girls

Kids are full of curiosity about how the world works, so why not give them a gift that helps them explore it? With a high-quality science kit or toy, kids can incorporate the wonder of the everyday world into their play. In fact, it's amazing how much they can learn that way!

Politics | Politics

America’s higher education brought low

The ridiculous behavior by colleges provides endless teachable moments.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Massachusetts’s Rejection of Common Core Test Signals Shift in U.S.

As states have rejected tests tied to the Common Core standards, no about-face has resonated more than that of Massachusetts, known as a leader in education reform.

Politics | The War On Gender

Kindergarten teacher denies Legos to boys in name of 'gender equity'

A kindergarten teacher in Bainbridge Island, Wash., actively denies her male students the opportunity to play with Lego blocks in order to encourage her female students to play with them.

Politics | Education or Indoctrination?

Univ. of Vermont holds privilege retreat for students who 'self-identify as white'

“Examining White Privilege: A Retreat for Undergraduate Students Who Self-Identify as White”

Politics | Politics

College Professors Begin Revolt Against Common Core

In Kentucky, the first state to adopt Common Core, college professors are protesting that it means teaching woefully unprepared students.

Politics | Education or Indoctrination?

REPORT: 99.51% of top liberal arts prof. contributions go to Dems

Only one undergraduate professor from the top 50 liberal arts colleges has donated to a Republican presidential candidate in the current election cycle.

Advice & Self-Help | Education

When Walt Disney Opened an Elementary School | Mental Floss

Thanks to the itinerary, the kids knew exactly when he’d be arriving: 3:15 p.m. There were signs and banners and drawings of Mickey Mouse sticking up from the sea of diminutive bodies waiting by the train station. Seven thousand people in total huddled around the tracks.

History | Culture

How to Grow A Mensch | Jlife

How do we grow a mensch? Inspire a generation of mensches? The Torah responds unequivocally: through education. We pass Jewish teachings from generation to generation to perpetuate a legacy of derech eretz, the value system that is imbued with Torah and secular education along with personal growth, self-discovery and insight into human relationships; values that our parents, grandparents and great grandparents modeled for generations.

Politics | POLITICS

Kill the Department of Ed.? It’s been done

When Washington’s education bureaucracy comes under political attack, it’s common to pin responsibility for its existence on Jimmy Carter. He signed legislation to establish the Department of Education in 1979, and critics note that this imposed a new department on a country that had gotten along quite well without one for more than 200 years.

News | Interesting Links

The case against equality of opportunity

It's a morally toxic goal. The sooner we stop pursuing it, the better.

Politics | Seriously???

Americans Swore They Would ‘Never Forget 9-11.’ But College Students Asked Why It Happened Have No Idea.

"Probably, Bush did something bad."

Politics | Education or Indoctrination?

Profs Punish Students for Saying ‘Illegal Alien,' Failing to See White Privilege | Truth Revolt

Professors at Washington State University are continuing higher education's fine Orwellian tradition of enforcing politically correct thought—or as one professor puts it, "keeping an open mind"—by threatening to punish students who write wo

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

14 Bizarre College Donations and the Strings Attached | Mental Floss

For most of us, college donations entail little more than occasionally dropping a small check in the mail after receiving repeated pleas for cash from our alma maters. Some people, though, tend to be a bit more individualistic with their generosity. Let

Family & Parenting | Kids

Iowa barber gives haircuts to children in exchange for them reading stories to him

DUBUQUE (AP) | Children who read books to a local barber have received a free haircut as part of a community event in Dubuque to help families prepare for the

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

A Prudent College Path

There’s a way to combine an intimate academic environment with a state school’s sweep and socioeconomic diversity. More students should consider it.

Business & Finance | Business

College Majors Where Women Go on to Make More Money Than Men

Want to make more money than men? Major in engineering. A new study found that female engineers outearn men—at least at the beginning of their careers.

History | History

College Board gives in and adds 'American exceptionalism' to AP U.S. history

College Board has implemented a reworking of the AP U.S. History course curriculum to include "American exceptionalism."

Politics | Common Core

San Francisco Middle Schools No Longer Teaching ‘Algebra 1′ | The California Report | KQED News

Parents of high-achieving students say delaying the course until high school will slow children's progress.

Politics | Climate Change

What They Haven't Told You about Climate Change - Prager University

Since time immemorial, our climate has been and will always be changing. Patrick Moore explains why climate change, far from being a recent human-caused disaster, is, for a myriad of complex reasons, a fact of life on Planet Earth.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

The Fundamental Way That Universities Are an Illusion

Research suggests that colleges are not unified by teaching standards, and that the real differences are within departments and classrooms.

Politics | Education or Indoctrination?

A high-school guide to equity and inclusion: the excesses of political correctness - WSJ

From a glossary for the “Equity & Inclusion”-themed Spring 2015 issue of Andover magazine at the Phillips Academy preparatory high school in Andover, Mass.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

43 free career-advancing courses you can take (and actually finish) this summer

Yes, summer is the perfect time to relax and recharge. But, it's also the perfect time to pick up a few new skills. Put that relaxed brain (and work schedule) to good use!

Family & Parenting | Kids

Titans of the Ice Age 3D at the La Brea Tar Pits

Journey to a world lost in time, buried in ice, and ruled by giants. In this exciting 3D adventure, discover an icy world on the brink of extinction, where humans share the frozen tundra with majestic beasts.

Politics | Liberal "Tolerance"

Shakespeare's Works -- Too Hard, Too White

A veteran teacher at Luther Burbank High School, the biggest high school in Sacramento, Calif., is proposing that high-school teachers stop teaching Shakespeare because he’s just some old white guy who died a long time ago so what could he know about anything.

Politics | Seriously???

Calling America 'Land of Opportunity' offensive, University of California warns professors | Fox News

Phrases such as “America is the land of opportunity” and “America is a melting pot are micro-aggressions that could leave some students feeling discriminated against, according to a new faculty training guide put out by the University of California

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

Whom or who? | Dictionary.com Blog

Over the last 200 years, the pronoun whom has been on a steady decline. Despite its waning use in speech and ongoing speculation about its imminent extinction,

Advice & Self-Help | Empowering Tools for Growth

Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

Half the picture of student success is something other than academic. So why can't someone come up with a better name for them?

Politics | Common Core

Fiorina: Common Core Limits Parent Choice and Child's Chances | Truth Revolt

On Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina spoke out against Common Core, saying it not only limits parental choice but also limits a child's chances in receiving the best education possible. 

History | History

Video: A New Way of Looking at the True Human Cost of WWII

Using technology and updated numbers, filmmaker Neil Halloran dissects World War II in a new way.

News | Israel

C.H.I.P (Western Civilization Heritage Israel Program)

C.H.I.P (Western Civilization Heritage Israel Program), was born out of the need to heal the world. It appears that schools do not teach our children much civility, compassion, tolerance or sensibility. That is where CHIP enters the arena.

Politics | Politics

Do You Understand the Electoral College? - Prager University

Right now, there's a well-organized, below-the-radar effort to render the Electoral College effectively useless. It's called the National Popular Vote, and it would turn our presidential elections into a majority-rule affair. Would this be good or bad? Au

Politics | Politics

The Popular Vote vs. the Electoral College - Prager University

Right now, there's a well-organized, below-the-radar effort to render the Electoral College effectively useless. It's called the National Popular Vote, and it would turn our presidential elections into a majority-rule affair. Would this be good or bad? Au

News | News

When A Student’s Baby Started Crying In Class, This Professor Had The Best Response Ever | Bored Panda

Professor Sydney Engelberg, a 45-year lecturing veteran at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, was unfazed when the child of a mother at his lecture on organizational behavior began to cry. The embarrassed mom tried to leave the class, but instead, the fa

News | Interesting Links

Letting Learners Choose Their Own Path: Designing for Different Learning Styles

The ultimate goal of any effective instructional endeavor is to impart knowledge or skills onto a learner, right? Some teachers and course developers think

Family & Parenting | Parenting

See This Dad’s Powerful Response to Principal over His Kids’ Absence from School | TIME

Pennsylvania dad Mike Rossi had been planning for years to run the Boston Marathon and bring along his family to see him make it to the finish line. “It was an important moment for our family,” Rossi tells PEOPLE about his decision to run this years’ grueling race. It was about teaching his kids about “accomplishing a goal and the value of hard work and dedication.”

Politics | POLITICS

Americans bomb Pew test of basic political knowledge - Nick Gass - POLITICO

Only one-in-three Americans knows how many women serve on the Supreme Court, but 91 percent can identify Martin Luther King Jr., 47 years after his assassination. That’s according to the latest Pew Research Center News IQ survey released Tuesday, which

Politics | Seriously???

Marin County School Nixes Sedentary Education With Standing Desks For 4th Graders

4th graders and some 1st graders at an elementary school in San Rafael are using standing desks and it seems to be helping the students to maintain focus and dissipate excess energy.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Incredible Poet Proves Just How Influential Teen Girls Can Be

“You are the first drop of rain in a hurricane.” That’s what being a teenage girl means to Clementine von Radics. The 23-year-old traveling poet performed her spoken word poem, “Advice for Teenage Girls with Wild Ambitio...

Politics | Seriously???

'Infantilized' College Students Need 'Safe Spaces' to Avoid Scary Free Speech - Breitbart

Judith Shulevitz, writing in the New York Times, reports that infantilized college students are indulging their need for insulation by demanding “safe spaces” where any speech that could hurt their feelings would be forbidden.

Politics | Interesting Links

What Is the University Diversity Scam? - Prager University

America's campuses, particularly those in California, spend tens of millions of dollars on administrators and programs to combat issues like sexism, homophobia, and racism on campus. But are these problems in any way prevalent at our universities? Or is t

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

As Common Core Testing Is Ushered In, Parents and Students Opt Out

On Monday, many public school students in New Jersey will begin to take standardized tests that are opposed by an unusually diverse coalition of enemies.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Life skills in schools - at last! - Develop Your Child

A new report “Healthy Young Minds – transforming the mental health of children” by the World Innovation Summit for Health and Wellbeing in Children Forum 2015, just published, recommends life skills can and should be taught as professionally as ma

Politics | Liberal "Tolerance"

The Way a Jewish Student Was Treated While Running for UCLA Student Gov’t Left at Least One Person ‘Sickened’ | Vi

Rachel Beyda was running for a seat on the judicial council at the University of California in Los Angeles when members of the student government questioned whether her Jewish background would be a "conflict of interest." "The first questio

News | Education News

California community colleges board approves 15 pilot bachelor’s degrees | The Sacramento Bee

Under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last fall, California community colleges will soon have pilot baccalaureate programs in fields such as dental hygiene and mortuary science.

News | Fun With Islam

WATCH: UCLA Continues Muslim Call To Prayer | Wounded American Warrior

This video in which the Muslim Call to Prayer can be heard all over the UCLA campus on Friday, was taken in front of the student activities center near the athletic field off Sunset Boulevard. DUKE University might have cancelled its idiotic plan to blast

Family & Parenting | Kids

Report: Requiring kindergartners to read — as Common Core does — may harm some

The Common Core standards for kindergarten require kids to learn how to read, even though many kids aren't developmentally ready.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

7 countries where Americans can study at universities, in English, for free (or almost free) - The Washington Post

Finland will finance your free education, but not your coffee break.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links!

Your Elite School Is Not Worth The Cost, Studies Say

The cost for a college education has risen to the astronomical, resulting in debt that haunts young people after graduation like a ghost bent on dragging them to a Dickensian poorhouse.  It’s forcing us to ask, “Is it worth it?” Especially if the s

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

UNC students likely will keep degrees despite fraud - CNN.com

The accrediting group that covers UNC can't take away degrees due to academic fraud, its president says.

Advice & Self-Help | Education

How to Take Free Courses from Top Universities | TIME

You can continue your education with some amazing and free online resources available from top universities.

News | News

Pro-Israel College Student Arrested for ‘Disturbing’ School Senate Meeting While Reading Excerpt From Conservative Blog

Four pro-Israel students were arrested and charged with disturbing a meeting of the Ohio University student senate Wednesday, the campus newspaper reported, following an outcry after the senate president dumped red paint over herself to stand in solidari

News | News

The most educated countries in the world - Yahoo Finance

From Yahoo Finance: According to data recently released by the Organization for Co-operation and Development (OECD), more than half of Russian adults held tertiary degrees in 2012 — the equivalent of college degree in the ...

News | News

U. of I. right to reject prof's hate speech - Chicago Tribune

Let's begin by stipulating that most of Steven Salaita's tweets about Israel are merely loathsome. As such, they aren't sufficient grounds to deny him a teaching job at the University of Illinois.

News | News

University Of Illinois Trustees Vote Against Professor Over Anti-Israel Tweets

By Mark Guarino Sept 11 (Reuters) - University of Illinois trustees voted overwhelmingly on Thursday not to reinstate Steven Salaita, whose Twitter postings about Israel caused him to lose a promised faculty job, sparking debate abo...

Politics | Politics

Just 63% Know Which Parties Control the House and Senate - Rasmussen Reports™

Rasmussen Reports - The best place to look for polls that are spot on

History | History

48 Unexpected Views Of Famous Historic Moments

A view from behind the Lincoln statue during Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech. [28 August, 1963]

Politics | Common Core

Gutfeld Savages Common Core: ‘Making The Lives Of Kids And Their Parents Hell’ [VIDEO] | The Daily Caller

'Another government experiment sinking under its unbearable complexities'

Politics | Resources

List of Anti-Israel Middle East Studies Professors Calling to Boycott Israel

How can these Middle East Studies professors who are so biased against the Jewish state accurately or fairly teach students about Israel or the Arab-Israel conflict?

Politics | Common Core

Common Core Blockbuster: Mathematician Dr. Jim Milgram Warns Common Core Will Destroy America's Standing in Technology

During a Friday conference call sponsored by Texas-based Women on the Wall, Stanford mathematician and former member of the Common Core Validation Committee Dr. James Milgram, told listeners that if the controversial standards are not repealed, America’

Politics | Op-Ed

5 problems with California's 'affirmative consent' bill | WashingtonExaminer.com

In the rush to advance legislation to combat sexual assault on college campuses, California lawmakers have cast aside the due process rights of the accused. As a result, more college men could find themselves unfairly branded as rapists. On Monday, the Ca

Politics | Interesting Links

How the Liberal University Hurts the Liberal Student - Prager University

Are most college professors liberal? Yes, says Penn State Associate Professor of Political Science and Philosophy Matthew Woessner. Perhaps surprisingly, however, his research shows that liberal bias does not seem to influence right-leaning students. Rath

Science & Technology | Education

Office 365, the Cloud, and PortalGuard: Is your Campus Secure? -

Integrate Office 365 with PortalGuard for a secure authentication login, identity management, cloud security, contextual authentication, and IT

Science & Technology | Education

PortalGuard For Education

Get stronger self-service password reset and stronger single sign-on for education to increase login security.

Politics | Common Core

This Teachers Union President Says He Will 'Punch You in the Face' If You Oppose Common Core

Sheer insanity.  This isn't some raving drunk off the street. This is the president of one of the largest teachers unions in the United States -- a nati

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

9 Lies You Learned In Kindergarten And Probably Still Believe Today

Turns out you might need to repeat kindergarten: Some of the most basic things you learned your first time through aren't actually true. Being a kid is basically living a lie. Sometimes, it doesn't take long to debunk the myths you're told: Santa ...

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

If You Want To Be Rich, Don't Get An MBA - Business Insider

The richest people in the world are entrepreneurs who do not have MBAs, argues Mariana Zanetti.

Politics | Seriously???

WHAT??? University Grading Based On Race, NOT Merit

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has taken affirmative action to a new level. Instead of giving grades on how well you do in class, grades will be determined by race. The new policy, called “

Politics | Common Core

Common Core Becomes a Nightmare

Americans are waking up to how bad Common Core really is for education, but its nightmare does not go away quickly. Liberal education bureaucrats (

Family & Parenting | Kids

Did hearing the story of Pinocchio have any effect on how much small children lied?

Parents who want their children to be more honest might be better off trying to make them feel more like George Washington than Pinocchio.

The story of the first U.S. president coming clean to his father about chopping down a cherry tree significantly reduced children's likelihood of lying in a recent study. The tykes who heard "Pinocchio," the puppet-boy whose nose grows when he lies, or "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" didn't change their behavior.

Miscellaneous | Other Interesting Stories

Why You Should Be Mad About LeVar Burton's 'Reading Rainbow' Kickstarter Project

America's classrooms shouldn't need this kind of help.

Entertainment | Entertainment

$1 Million in 1 Day: 'Reading Rainbow' Kickstarter Earns Pot of Gold

You did it, Internet readers. In just half a day, LeVar Burton's Reading Rainbow campaign to raise $1 million on crowdfunding website Kickstarter has reached its seven-figure goal.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Florida whiz kid, 16, graduates college before high school

A 16-year-old Florida whiz kid graduated from high school and college in the same week — completing college first.