There Is No Such Thing as “White” Math

Sergiu Klainerman: I am not at all qualified to introduce today’s guest writer, Sergiu Klainerman. I barely eked out a C+ in high school calculus, while Sergiu is a professor of mathematics at Princeton who specializes in the mathematical theory of black holes. He’s been a MacArthur fellow, a Guggenheim fellow and is a member…

There Is No Such Thing as “White” Math — Schoolinfosystem.org

Motivation and Online Learning: Part II

Wouter Buelens[1], Paul A. Kirschner, & Mirjam Neelen Last week, we discussed the relationship between motivation and learning in general. This week’s blog investigates whether the principles of motivation that apply in face-to-face learning contexts also apply in the context of online/blended learning. We then describe a number of effective learning and instructional strategies that […]

Motivation and Online Learning: Part II — 3-Star learning experiences

Girls doing more housework in Covid lockdown than boys

Young women are becoming trapped in traditional roles at home and neglecting education, finds charityCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGirls and young women aged between 14 and 24 are taking responsibility for the majority of household chores during the pandemic, leaving them less time to focus on their education, according to a new…

Girls doing more housework in Covid lockdown than boys — Education | The Guardian

Three cheers for the University of Chicago

It’s exceedingly rare to find a college president like Robert Zimmer willing to stand up to students.  But that is what is happening at the University of Chicago, where he refuses to support trigger-warnings, does not cancel controversial speakers, and does not create intellectual safe spaces (“No Speech Coddling in Chicago,” The Wall Street Journal, […]

Three cheers for the University of Chicago —

ACTION CIVICS

From the perspective of the 2018 framework, nations, cultures, religions, and civilizations are out. The categories that matter instead are oppressor and oppressed.The Washington Examinerby Stanley KurtzFebruary 25, 2021 11:00 PM Winning control of both houses of Congress and the White House had Democrats pondering ways to secure national dominance, whether that be by pushing to add…

ACTION CIVICS — The Concord Review – Will’s Blog

PRUDENCE — The Concord Review

“The things that are now before us,” said the Princess, “require attention, and deserve it. What have I to do with the heroes or the monuments of ancient times—with times which can never return, and heroes whose form of life was different from all that the present condition of mankind requires or allows?”“To know anything,”…

PRUDENCE — The Concord Review – Will’s Blog

The Journal of Free Speech Law, a New Faculty-Edited (Peer-Reviewed) Law Journal

Eugene Volokh: I’m delighted to announce the founding of the Journal of Free Speech Law, a new faculty-edited law journal. (Motto: “It is an experiment, as all life is an experiment.”) The journal will publish in print as well as electronically; the first issue—a symposium on regulation of social media removal decisions—will come out in…

The Journal of Free Speech Law, a New Faculty-Edited (Peer-Reviewed) Law Journal — Schoolinfosystem.org

ETS launching a new TOEFL exam this year

With testing and admissions cycles so badly disrupted this year, many universities and colleges have had to become a lot more flexible around English language testing. Some have adopted test-optional policies, others have begun to accept a wider range of proficiency tests. One effect of all that is that more affordable and convenient language tests…

ETS launching a new TOEFL exam this year — ICEF Monitor – Market intelligence for international student recruitment

Parents: Two ways to ask about your students’ data.

Parents, help fill in this FERPA Project Map for the folks at The Student Data Privacy Project. https://www.studentdataprivacyproject.com/ferpa-project-map 1. This FERPA Map project is sponsored by our friends at the The Student Data Privacy Project.  Their goal is to highlight the shortcomings of FERPA with regard to protecting student privacy. They state, “We would love…

Parents: Two ways to ask about your students’ data. — Parent Coalition for Student Privacy