A new grant from the Gates Foundation to promote ‘high-quality’ curriculum comes with strings that could constrain teachers.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is on a mission to get schools to adopt a "high-quality" curriculum. But the effort will constrain teachers and stifle creativity, an education scholar argues.
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El popular videojuego es peligrosamente adictivo, roba a los estudiantes un tiempo precioso y fomenta el individualismo en lugar de cooperar para sobrevivir, argumenta un politólogo.
‘Fortnite’ has over 125 million players worldwide.
'Fortnite' – the wildly popular video game – is a dangerously addictive, robs students of precious time and teaches individualism instead of cooperating to survive, a political theorist argues.
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on the television shortly after the opening bell.
Economists, politicians and the media watch GDP closely. But it isn't the best way to measure the health of the US economy.
A Trump administration plan to merge the Labor and Education departments focuses on workforce needs.
A Trump administration proposal to merge the federal departments of Labor and Education could spell doom for the liberal arts, an education scholar asserts.
Despite claims that the Common Core is a thing of the past, a closer look shows the controversial education standards are still very much in play. A political scientist explains why that's a problem.
Oscar Romero’s canonization is controversial. The process stalled in the Vatican for decades.
On March 24, 1980, an outspoken Salvadoran bishop was murdered after decrying his country's military regime. Thirty-eight years and one civil war later, Pope Francis is set to declare him a saint.
Adult-film actress Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels, poses for pictures at the end of a show at Gossip, a gentlemen’s club in Long Island, New York.
When it comes to political scandals, context is king.
Dogs can become as close to you as any other person – but are they ‘legal persons’?
Most Americans identify as animal lovers and support either full or partial legal rights for animals.
Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the indictments Friday.
Thirteen Russians were charged Friday with using social media to interfere with the 2016 election. A media expert explains why this should not lead to government regulation of social media.
Long Island City’s 5Pointz, a mecca for graffiti artists, was demolished in 2014.
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A judge in New York City just awarded graffiti artists US$6.7 million after a developer whitewashed their murals. On the surface, it seems like a huge victory for street artists. But could it backfire?
Jewish law recognises patient choice as decisive in some situations where assisted dying may be an option.
Under Jewish law the preservation of human life is a cardinal commandment: both suicide and self-endangerment are forbidden.
Many are calling for government to step in to stop bots and the spread of fake news on sites like Facebook and Twitter. A media expert explains why this is a slippery slope.
Were muskets in 1777 better regulated than assault rifles in 2017?
A leading historian of constitutional thought says the contemporary Second Amendment debate is founded on serious misunderstandings.
Costs of transportation and accessibility are just two factors that increase cost of living for persons with disabilities.
Depending on where you live, having a disability can cost thousands of additional dollars per year. Government programs often don't account for that.
Most of the money Americans give to animal welfare charities helps causes that aid companion animals.
A growing number of animal advocates want Americans to do more to aid animals raised in farms for food, rather than supporting groups that help cats, dogs and other human companions.
School garden projects are becoming hugely popular. Over 25 percent of public elementary schools include garden-based learning. Do these gardens improve the education and health of young people?
What is the problem with teaching at graduate schools?
Why does it take close to nine years for students to complete their PhDs? Are graduate schools preparing students for jobs that don't even exist?
The corpse bride.
Lana Del Rey is so boring. The most interesting thing about her is the gorgeous, Prell-girl hair that frames her expressionless face in videos and photographs. In interviews, she likes to complain about…
Americans may be a little confused about Australia, but they sure do like us. AAP/Greg Wood.
Americans may not think about Australia much, but when they do, they try not to let facts get in the way. But why should we be surprised by that? With great passion comes great ignorance. And Americans…