Education

NPR – Education

  1. Liz Coleman: How Do We Teach College Students To Ask Big Questions? - Former Bennington College President Liz Coleman believes higher education is overly-specialized & complacent. She says we need to encourage students to ask bigger questions and take more risks.
  2. In Eastern Virginia, Mixed Feelings on Trump's Trans Restroom Guidance - Gloucester County, Va., is embroiled in a battle over transgender restrooms. The case of one of its high school students is slated to be argued before the Supreme Court next month.
  3. Trump And Transgender Rights: What Just Happened? - On Wednesday, the Trump administration rescinded Obama-era guidance on transgender students' rights in schools. Here's what that means for the Supreme Court and for students in school right now.
  4. Go To College, Play Video Games. E-Sports Make A Play For The Big Ten - There's no prize money involved, although League of Legends maker Riot Games offers scholarships for the e-sports teams at Ohio State and competitors at other Big Ten campuses.
  5. English Language Learners: How Your State Is Doing - The number of English language learners in public schools is nearing 5 million. Many are struggling academically, despite well-intentioned efforts to help them learn English.

Yahoo News – Education

  1. DNC chair candidates spar on future of party as race tightens -

    DNC chair candidates spar on future of party as race tightensThe two most prominent candidates to lead the Democratic Party appeared to agree with each other on most of the issues in a CNN debate Wednesday night, while outsider candidates and the moderators needled them about how sharply the party should focus on President Donald Trump and whether sitting Democratic officeholders should be primaried in 2018.


  2. Olathe Restaurant Shooting Suspect Arrested -

    Olathe Restaurant Shooting Suspect ArrestedA massive manhunt was launched by the Kansas police after a gunman yelling racial slurs in a restaurant shot three people.


  3. Poll: GOP should keep money for Medicaid expansion -

    Poll: GOP should keep money for Medicaid expansionWASHINGTON (AP) — Add Medicaid expansion to the list of Obama-era health care provisions that Americans want to keep. A new poll finds that 8 in 10 say lawmakers should preserve federal funding that has allowed states to add coverage for some 11 million low-income people.


  4. U.S.-backed offensive pounds Islamic State in western Mosul as civilians flee -

    U.S.-backed offensive pounds Islamic State in western Mosul as civilians fleeU.S.-backed Iraqi security forces captured Mosul airport on Thursday, state television said, in a major gain in operations to drive Islamic State from the western half of the city. Elite Counter Terrorism forces advanced from the southwestern side and entered the Ghozlani army base along with the southwestern districts of Tal al-Rumman and al-Mamoun


  5. Women in sports ad strikes nerve in Arab world -

    Women in sports ad strikes nerve in Arab worldAn online commercial released by Nike this week that showed Arab women fencing, boxing and spinning on ice-skates has stirred controversy over its attempt to smash stereotypes about women leading home-bound lives in the conservative region. Maybe they'll say you exceeded all expectations." Within 48 hours the video was shared 75,000 times on Twitter and viewed almost 400,000 times on YouTube. "An ad (which) touches on the insecurities of women in a society digs deeper and becomes an empowerment tool rather than just a product," Sara al-Zawqari, a spokeswoman for the International Red Cross in Iraq, wrote on her Twitter page.


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