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Survey Paints Political Portrait of America’s K-12 Educators

Ohio social studies teacher Andrew Zimmerman is judicious about sharing his own viewpoints with students. —Dustin Franz for Education Week Andrew Zimmerman, a social studies teacher and self-described libertarian, and Jeanné Collins, a superintendent and big fan of Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent, aren’t anyone’s idea of political soul ...

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Fatberg to go on display in museum

Image copyright Museum of London Image caption The museum will show how fat is blocking London’s Victorian infrastructure Part of one of the capital’s biggest fatbergs is going to be put on display in the Museum of London next year. It is a slice of a monster fatberg, over 250m ...

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We Need to Modernize Education. The Clock Is Ticking

Commentary —Christophe Vorlet Flipping the curriculum could help us meet the demands of the artificial-intelligence era By Charles Fadel Technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and biotech are redefining what it means to be human—and employable. Jobs are disappearing as automation replaces the need for people. New occupations are emerging ...

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Central Saint Martins refunds dramatic writing students

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Central Saint Martins has refunded all first year dramatic writing students A top UK fashion institution has given 21 students who took a dramatic writing course a full £5,000 refund. Central Saint Martins, whose alumni include Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney, said the 2016-17 ...

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Two-year degrees to lower tuition fees

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More students will be encouraged to take degrees in two years Students in England are going to be offered degrees in two years with a £5,500 saving in tuition fees, says the universities minister Jo Johnson. Undergraduate courses will be condensed into “accelerated” degrees, ...

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