High teacher turnover hurts students and negatively affects learning.
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It’s not just COVID-19. Low salaries, subpar working conditions and lack of resources in the classroom are three of the reasons why teachers are abandoning the profession.
Schoolteachers are reporting high levels of burnout.
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With teachers reporting record-high levels of burnout, and more burnout than any other profession in the US, scholars examine what’s going on and what it may mean for education.
Teachers across the U.S. have been under stress throughout the pandemic.
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Despite signals of increased turnover, the past two years have not experienced mass departures from the teaching profession.
Smoke rising near the town of Hostomel and the Antonov Airport, in northwest Kyiv, Ukraine, on Nov. 24.
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The Conversation asked three scholars to briefly explain what this attack means for the people of Ukraine and the world.
When persuasion stops and violence begins, that’s the line between ‘legitimate political discourse’ and something very different, scholars explain.
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Legitimate political discourse is based on persuasion, not coercion or violence. Two scholars of communication and democracy explain the difference.
El ejército estadounidense realizando un ejercicio de entrenamiento militar para emergencias en Alemania el 27 de enero de 2022.
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El presidente estadounidense ha ordenado el despliegue de tres mil soldados más para apoyar a la OTAN en Europa del Este. Con ello, Biden se adentra tanto en un conflicto regional como en un territorio jurídico enmarañado.
The U.S. army conducts a military training exercise for emergencies in Germany on Jan. 27, 2022.
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President Joe Biden is deploying 3,000 troops to support NATO in Eastern Europe. By doing so, Biden enters both a regional conflict and tangled legal territory.
A US soldier at a training area in Germany.
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What’s the significance of the US beefing up its military presence in Europe? The Conversation provides a roundup of articles addressing the crisis in Ukraine.
Over there, over there (again).
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The Pentagon has announced that as many as 8,500 troops have been put on standby to be deployed in Europe as a counter to the threat of the Russian military buildup on Ukraine’s eastern border.
U.S. Army soldiers walk to their C-17 cargo plane for departure on May 11, 2013, at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.
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If the United States expects to sustain its global influence, it will have to navigate increasing international and domestic pressure against its foreign military presence.
A center-pivot sprinkler with precision application drop nozzles irrigates cotton in Texas.
An invisible crisis is brewing in US farm country as the overpumped Ogallala-High Plains Aquifer drains. The key drivers are federal farm subsidies and the tax code.
Technology plays a major role in violence against women and girls.
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Stay-at-home orders and social distancing make technology all the more important for maintaining human connections. They also make it easier for abusers to use technology against their victims.
Memes played a role in 2016 – and they’re set to play an even bigger one in 2020.
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Much was made of The New York Times’ dual endorsement of Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar. But four days prior, a hugely popular Facebook meme group threw its support behind Bernie Sanders.
The U.S. pays billions to maintain military bases in Japan and South Korea.
The Trump administration is demanding that Japan and South Korea pay more for hosting U.S. troops.
The talamanca hummingbird, or admirable hummingbird, is found in Costa Rica and Panama.
How many genes do you really need? Are there any that we can lose? Researchers are now identifying species that have streamlined their genome to adapt to a particular lifestyle.
Are there invisible forces at work in the world?
Why do people believe absurd lies about George Soros? The answer depends on the platforms you use, the media influencers you follow and the memes you see.
Siri, should you even be here?
There are several reasons people might find smart devices equipped with an always-on microphone both attractive and unsettling.
Mungo Man finally returns to where he was found in the Mungo National Park.
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The remains of the first known Australian, Mungo Man, begin their journey home today. Scientists hope they’ll still get a chance to study the ancient remains, working with the Traditional Owners.
When does it all become dangerous to eat?
Congress is considering new legislation to unify and clarify what all those “use by,” “sell by,” “best by” dates on foods really mean. Here’s the (limited) science behind how those dates get set.
Tungsten: on orange alert.
High levels of tungsten, a metal found in mobile phones and a variety of industrial uses, could double the risk of stroke according to researchers from Exeter University who believe exposure to tungsten…