24 août 2019

Yes, I’m searching for aliens – and no, I won’t be going to Area 51 to look for them

The ConversationWhat started as an internet joke has generated a stern military warning after more than a million people “signed up” to “raid” Area 51 – a secretive military installation in Southern Nevada long fancied by conspiracy theorists to be hiding evidence of a crashed UFO with aliens. The purpose of the planned raid is in order to “see them aliens.” More...

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The Supreme Court decision that kept suburban schools segregated

The ConversationAmerica recently marked the 65-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education – a landmark case intended to abolish the “separate-but-equal” doctrine of racial segregation in schools. More...

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Lead-based paint found in half of all inspected schools

The ConversationWith all the emphasis that has been placed on making sure children are safe from the hazards of lead-based paint at home, similar efforts would seem just as important for America’s schools. More...

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School spankings are banned just about everywhere around the world except in US

The ConversationIn 1970, only three countries – Italy, Japan and Mauritius – banned corporal punishment in schools. By 2016, more than 100 countries banned the practice, which allows teachers to legally hit, paddle or spank students for misbehavior. More...

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All public universities get private money, but some get much more than the rest

The ConversationU.S. universities raised nearly US$47 billion in the academic fiscal year that ended in mid-2018. This new record haul marked a 7% increase from the prior year. More...

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Boost in high school students taking advanced computer science could change the face of tech

The ConversationOften when I speak with students who are majoring in computer sciences, many of them tell me that they have never taken a computer science course until college. This is especially true for the female, black, and Latino students I’ve spoken with as a computer science professor. More...

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How the University of Alaska – and other public U.S. universities – now struggle for funding

The ConversationThe higher education world has been rocked by the news that the University of Alaska’s state appropriations were slashed by nearly $136 million, 41% of its general fund appropriation to the university. More...

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5 tips for parents to build communication skills with children with autism spectrum disorder

The ConversationWe are researchers who coach parents to communicate with children with disabilities.
Here are five strategies families can use to help children with autism spectrum disorder build their communication skills, along with examples of how to use them.
Autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children nationwide. More...

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Curious Kids: Is homework worthwhile?

The ConversationThere’s a huge debate about homework and whether it helps kids learn during the school year. But everyone agrees that homework can take lots of time. The most commonly accepted guidelines recommend one hour for middle school and two hours for high school. However, I think this amount of time on homework every day can be too much. More...

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Talking about Charlottesville with alt-right students

The ConversationSome students, who used these terms during interviews I conducted for a book I’m writing about politically engaged college students, identify with the alt-right, a white nationalist movement. More...

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