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“To Understand Betsy DeVos’s Educational Views, View Her Education,” says The New York Times.

Via The Chronicle of Higher Education: “A Task Force With Falwell Is Happening, White House Says.”

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What’s At Stake in President Trump’s Order to Revamp Apprenticeship Programs

When President Donald Trump held a ceremony at the White House today to celebrate apprenticeship programs, he talked of the “dignity of work” and stressed that apprenticeships get students “great jobs” without the “crippling debt of traditional four-year colleges degrees.”

'The Brave Little Surveillance Bear' and Other Stories We Tell About Robots Raising Children

I delivered this talk today at the NMC Summer 2017 conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Thank you very much for inviting me to your conference. I know there have been lots of murmurs about what it means that someone who’s been quite critical of the Horizon Report project would be invited to speak, let alone to get to offer the closing remarks.

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How to Help ‘New Normal’ Students Get Their Careers—and Education—Rolling

One of Chipotle’s recruiting flyers features a burrito above the words “Start Your Career Rolling.” It’s cheeky, comical—and perhaps even a little controversial. Yet the fast-food chain is not confining its employees to a lifetime of tortillas and guacamole. In May, the company announced a partnership with Guild Education, a Denver-based startup, through which employees can take college classes at a discount and earn accredited degrees.

4 Tools For Kids To Help Develop Compassion and Social Change

It’s important to understand the distinction between “empathy” and “compassion.” Empathy allows us to sense other people’s emotions, like grief or joy, and imagine what someone else might be thinking. Compassion is similar, but also involves a desire to help the person.

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Oraciones condicionales con ‘si’ en indicativo

Las oraciones condicionales más simples son las que contienen un verbo en indicativo en la subordinada introducida por la conjunción si, por ejemplo: (1) Si corres diez kilómetros todos los días, adelgazas.