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  • NEA grants go to musical works about Marilyn Monroe, My Lai massacre

    NEA grants go to musical works about Marilyn Monroe, My Lai massacre
    The arts can make strange bedfellows, and now there’s a reason to mention Marilyn Monroe, Sweeney Todd and William Calley in the same breath. In its latest round of grants, the National Endowment for the Arts has embraced productions by three...
  • For some students, virtual labs replace hands-on science experiments

    For some students, virtual labs replace hands-on science experiments
    Cal State L.A. biology students are breeding fruit flies to learn how mutations, such as white eyes or curved wings, are passed to future generations. On other campuses, subjects on treadmills are monitored for changes in blood pressure and heart rate....
  • Buckle up, Grandma; time to try out Jr.'s new toy

     Buckle up, Grandma;  time to try out Jr.'s new toy
    STEM has gained STEAM (some are adding art to the acronym's hot topics of science, technology, engineering and math) as parents prime their kids' minds for next-generation careers. So we made sure to include a few "maker kits," as Amazon calls them,...
  • How 'together' can motivate us at work

    How 'together' can motivate us at work
    If there's one thing we human beings are good at, it's finding extremely complicated and wildly ineffective ways of addressing problems that really aren't that hard to solve. The workplace, more than any other arena, highlights that skillful ineptitude....
  • U. of C.'s Booth falls out of top spot in Bloomberg Businessweek MBA rankings

    U. of C.'s Booth falls out of top spot in Bloomberg Businessweek MBA rankings
    The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business has fallen out of the top spot on the Bloomberg Businessweek rankings of MBA programs, the publication said Tuesday. Booth, which fell to No. 3, had been No. 1 for the past four rankings. This is...
  • Students walk out to protest Ferguson grand jury decision

    Students walk out to protest Ferguson grand jury decision
    High school and college students ditched classes Monday in several U.S. cities to protest against a decision not to indict a Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August. Anger has continued to swell over the long Thanksgiving...
  • New nuclear weapons needed, many experts say, pointing to aged arsenal

    New nuclear weapons needed, many experts say, pointing to aged arsenal
    Two decades after the U.S. began to scale back its nuclear forces in the aftermath of the Cold War, a number of military strategists, scientists and congressional leaders are calling for a new generation of hydrogen bombs. Warheads in the nation's...
  • Stanford teams with teacher union CTA to train for Common Core

    Stanford University is joining with the state's largest teachers union to prepare schools for new learning goals that will change the way California students are taught and tested. The project, which formally launches this week, initially involves...
  • Patrick Suppes dies at 92; pioneered use of computers in classrooms

    Patrick Suppes dies at 92; pioneered use of computers in classrooms
    Patrick Suppes, a philosopher of science and a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who helped to launch the use of computers in the classroom, died Nov. 17 of natural causes at his home on the campus of Stanford University, where he taught for more than 60 years....
  • Do teens still care about World War II?

     Do teens still care about World War II?
    When I was growing up in the 1970s, it felt like World War II had only just ended. Kids played with little green Army men, watched reruns of "Hogan's Heroes" and built models of Sherman tanks and Messerschmitt planes. If we wanted to know what the war was...
  • History classes don't need to be 'gamified'

    To the editor: The article describing some students at Venice High School playing games to access world history saddens those who believe history need not be "gamified," put online to download and reduced in scope to stimulate thought and engagement in...