Easton Junior-Senior High School has found itself as the lone Maine school on Newsweek’s list of 500 American high schools that are overcoming barriers to student success. Maine news, sports, politics and election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.
To mark the centenary of Dewey’s Democracy and Education (1916), and in view of the worldwide migration of the text and its discourses, the History of Education Society UK has collaborated with the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, to encourage debate between philosophers and historians on issues of change and continuity from the publication of the original work up to the present and into the future. A joint conference ‘Dewey’s Democracy and Education: 100 years on’ to be held in Cambridge UK in September 2016 will feature 125 papers from 25 countries. Democracy and Education was translated into 38 languages, and Dewey was invited to make extended visits to Japan (1918/19), China (1919-21), Turkey (1924), Mexico (1926) and Soviet Russia (1928), as well as South Africa for the New Education Federation World Congress in July 1934; though by now in his sixties, each of these visits in turn influenced the progress of his thought as his writing and his influence continued into old age. Given his complex and often contradictory impact in so many cultural and economic contexts over the subsequent century, Dewey and his entire opus continues to provoke new historical and philosophical research by educationists. (To read the editorial in full click here)
Enjoy free access to an array of articles focusing on John Dewey in the History of Education. These articles are free to access via this page until the end of November 2016.
At a time when schools across the country are cutting arts education, this city is aiming to make it universal. Myran Parker-Brass, a classically trained mezzo-soprano who sang for the Boston Symphony, is working to provide weekly arts education to all middle and elementary Boston public school students. And she’s not stopping there. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week reports.
However you feel about electronic music, you’ll still find yourself listening to it most places you go. For better or worse, it has become mood music, soothing the jangled nerves of customers in coffee shops and lulling boutique shoppers into a pleasant sense of hip.
Censorship has been a hotly debated issue almost as long as books and writing have been in print for consumption. There will likely always be someone who doesn't like what the masses are reading, whether it's the witchy world of Harry Potter, or even a classic like Lord of the Flies or Fahrenheit
A couple months ago we wrote about an add on for Google Docs that allowed users to write music in Google Apps. This article shares a website that allows users to create and share music collaboratively, and even works seamlessly with Google Classroom. The website is flat.io and comes in an individual and educational version (both have free options).
Meet the 2016 MacArthur Fellows “While our communities, our nation, and our world face both historic and emerging challenges, these 23 extraordinary individuals give us ample reason for hope. They are breaking new ground in areas of public concern, in the arts, and in the sciences, often in unexpected ways. Their creativity, dedication, and impact inspire us all.” —MacArthur President Julia Stasch
From the lingering sins of a nation's snarled roots to the complexities of mental illness and even to the colorful quest for a name of one's own, the books that round out this year's Kirkus Prize shortlists won't let you easily forget history — on whatever scale it's defined.
Ta-Nehisi Coates has been riding a wave so high these past few years that most honest writers would confess to at least some small degree of envy. And yet anyone—writer or reader—who appreciates Coates’ rigorous scholarship, stylistic mastery, and enthralling personal voice must also admit that the accolades are well-earned. Winner of the National Book Award for his second autobiographical work, Between the World and Me and recipient of a MacArthur “Genius Grant,” Coates is frequently called on to discuss the seemingly intractable racism in the U.S., both its long, gritty history and continuation into the present.
28 September 2016 Rosetta is set to complete its historic mission in a controlled descent to the surface of its comet on 30 September, with the end of mission confirmation predicted to be within 20 minutes of 11:20 GMT (13:20 CEST).
Details of how, when and where to follow the key moments online, starting with a review of the mission’s impressive haul of science highlights on 29 September, can be found below
The measurement of scientific progress remains a significant challenge exasperated by the use of multiple different types of metrics that are often incorrectly used, overused, or even explicitly abused. Several metrics such as h-index or journal impact factor (JIF) are often used as a means to assess whether an author, article, or journal creates an "impact" on science. Unfortunately, external forces can be used to manipulate these metrics thereby diluting the value of their intended, original purpose. This work highlights these issues and the need to more clearly define "impact" as well as emphasize the need for better metrics that leverage full content analysis of publications.
"In the 15 years since its inception, Wikipedia has become as much a global community as a business venture — a living organism with a mission statement to make “the sum of all human knowledge available to every person in the world.” And a conversation with co-founder Jimmy Wales — one of the architects of that philosophy and the world-changing project that has grown up around it — is full of surprises. What Wikipedia is learning has resonance for our wider public life — about the imperfect but gratifying work of navigating truth amidst difference, ongoing learning, and dynamic belonging."
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