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19 min ago | Library Journal
Building upon the enrollment of more than 100,000 students in open courses offered by Stanford University, companies such as Udacity, Coursera, and edX were launched with the goal of offering free, open, academic courses, taught by distinguished faculty to students all over the world.
Should the federal government stop offering subsidized student loans?
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3 hrs ago | Merced Sun-Star
The standardized tests known as the Program for International Student Assessment are considered so important that when the latest results were released last week, the U.S. Department of Education participated in a so-called PISA Day.
Author Betsy Franco and her son, artist Tom Franco, are on the same wavelength. Frequent collaborators, they're given to finishing each other's sentences.
The award comes with a $500,000 grant to Duke to support academic initiatives. The other winners were: Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University; John Hennessy, president of Stanford University; and Beverly Daniel Tatum, president of Spelman College.
A special presentation on the life and art of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo will take place at the Rancho Gordo store in Napa on Thursday, Dec. 12. The presentation, from 5 to 7 p.m at the store at 1924 Yajome St., is the finale of Rancho Gordo's all-day holiday open house from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A percentage of store sales during the event will be ... (more)
Nicotine replacement therapies temporarily increased the likelihood of a rapid or abnormal heartbeat, most often when people smoked while using them.
In this Oct. 18, photo Chippewa Falls Middle School teacher Melissa Rasmus, left, works with eighth-graders during a math class at the Wisconsin school.
Snapchat, a service that allows users to exchange fleeting photo messages, has filed for a temporary restraining order against Frank Reginald Brown, who claims he came up with the idea for the company.
By Vint Cerf Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google When I taught at Stanford University in the 1970's, I was always on the lookout for ways that technology could help to improve learning.
With no pond outside the R.J. Bailey School in Greenburgh, holding a rubber ducky race needed some creative thinking.
Following tests on three epilepsy patients, researchers found there were spikes in electrical activity whenever the subjects were faced mathematical equations, even just with words like 'more than' or 'many' The results mean potential new medical applications, such as brain chips that grant people who cannot speak a way of communicating Science ... (more)
On the October day that Congress nearly defaulted on the national debt, two dozen of the nation's top political scientists gathered privately in California to discuss what they viewed as one of the greatest crises in the nation's history.
Earth to climate change deniers: The vast majority of Americans are worried enough about global warming to want our government to help stop this scourge.
Public school children have become lab rats of policymakers who are eager to see change faster than we can study what works.
When I taught at Stanford University in the 1970's, I was always on the lookout for ways that technology could help to improve learning.