MPs want new watchdog to monitor misconduct by researchers — Higher Education Network | The Guardian

Proposed body would monitor universities to ensure that allegations of malpractice are properly investigatedA national watchdog that has the power to punish British universities for failing to tackle research misconduct is needed to ensure that sloppy practices and outright fraud are caught and dealt with fast, MPs say.The new body would rule on whether universities…

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How do former Kentucky state takeover districts look today? — Bluegrass Institute

While the brew continues to boil about a potential state takeover of the Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), some are asking questions about how other state takeovers in Kentucky have worked out in the past. I wasn’t sure, so I decided to look at several Kentucky systems that were taken over some time ago but…

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We need more investigations into research misconduct — Education | The Guardian

Why I’m calling for watchdog to help rid research of malpractice and fraudMPs want new watchdog to monitor misconduct by researchersLast year the Guardian reported on the case of Paulo Macchiarini, an Italian surgeon working in Sweden, who was “hailed for turning the dream of regenerative medicine into a reality – until he was exposed…

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An idea to promote research integrity: adding badges to papers where the authors fought against the results being suppressed or sanitised — Impact of Social Sciences

Just as some journals support open science by adding badges to those research papers for which the authors have shared the data, Adrian Barnett suggests journals might similarly recognise those authors who uphold research integrity by publishing their results despite attempts at suppression or sanitisation. To do so would require evidence of the attempted suppression…

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GUEST POST: Using Knowledge Organizers as Effective Study Tools — Learning Scientists Blog – The Learning Scientists

By Helen Sharpe Helen works at The Radclyffe School in Oldham as English AST and Lead Teacher for Literacy. She blogs here and on the Teacher Toolkit blog. You can find her Tweets @Hdsharpe. I read with interest this blog post on six strategies for effective learning and immediately began to think about how knowledge organizers…

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GUEST POST: The Mythical Land of Psychological Types and Its Impact on Education — Learning Scientists Blog – The Learning Scientists

By Clemente I. Diaz Clemente I. Diaz is Associate Director of College Now, a dual enrollment and pre-college program at Baruch College in New York City. Additionally, he is an adjunct faculty member at the CUNY School of Professional Studies where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses related to Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He is also a…

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Breaking Down the Supreme Court’s Inaction on Gerrymandering — Pacific Standard. Smart Journalism. Real Solutions.

Stanford political scientist Bruce Cain offers his thoughts on redistricting commissions and Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement.Visitors walk outside the Supreme Court.Recently, the Supreme Court took a long hard look at partisan gerrymandering, and opted to once again kick the can further down the road.In the last week, the Supreme Court ruled on three separate partisan…

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What College Students Say About Their Campuses When They’re Allowed To Be Honest — The Federalist

As far back as 1965, George Harrison urged his listeners, “Think for yourself.” That was good, countercultural advice at the time, and it seems it still is. But the counterculture has since shifted right, especially on college campuses. In the wake of the American Civil Liberties Union’s disappointing decision to embrace free speech relativism, I…

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Should children be banned from using mobile phones in the classroom? — Education | The Guardian

France will be banning mobile phones in schools from September. We consider the pros and cons Many have seen the debate framed by France’s decision to ban mobile phones in schools from September this year. The fact is schools here are unlikely to respond well to an edict from on high, nor does the question have…

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