If we don't support teachers, they can't support our students. ... See MoreSee Less
US teachers grapple with a growing housing crisis: ‘We can’t afford rent’Educators are struggling with pay disparities and a widening housing and cost-of-living crisis
The early history of computer programming was dominated by women. In 1984, something changed. Female participation in the field flatlined and then plunged. Why!? NPR explores this mystery. ... See MoreSee Less
When women stopped coding (Classic) : Planet MoneyA lot of computing pioneers were women. For decades, the number of women in computer science was growing. But in 1984, something changed.Subscribe to Planet Money+ in Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org...
Higher education in America largely runs on exploiting the people who actually do the teaching. I have witnessed and suffered from the system firsthand. ... See MoreSee Less
Closed labs, cancelled classes: inside the largest strike to hit US higher educationUniversity of California campuses come to a standstill as 48,000 student workers strike for better pay
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Data science, at the cutting edge of metrology: ... See MoreSee Less
The world generates so much data that new unit measurements were created to keep upThe mass of the Earth can now be measured as 6 ronnagrams rather than 6,000 yottagrams. An electron's mass can now be said to be about 1 rontogram rather than 0.001 yoctograms.
Orion has entered a lunar orbit. ... See MoreSee Less
Nasa’s Orion spacecraft enters lunar orbit as test flight nears halfway markNasa considers capsule’s flight a dress rehearsal for the next moon flyby in 2024, with astronauts
Higher education is hurtling towards a demographic cliff. Everyone will be impacted. ... See MoreSee Less
Artemis I will attempt a night launch early in the morning on November 14th. ... See MoreSee Less
NASA Sets Coverage for Artemis I Moon Mission LaunchNASA is targeting Monday, Nov. 14, for the launch of the Artemis I Moon mission during a 69-minute launch window that opens at 12:07 a.m. EST.
"If you fail to plan, you plan to fail." – Taylor Swift ... See MoreSee Less
A fascinating, inspirational video about one of the Solar System's dwarf planets. Worth sharing with students. ... See MoreSee Less
COVID has been devastating for student learning, especially in mathematics. ... See MoreSee Less
U.S. student test results show toll of pandemic lockdowns on learningU.S. students have suffered historic learning setbacks with math and reading scores falling to their lowest levels since before the COVID-19 pandemic, national exam results released on Monday showed, ...
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NASA has a new launch date for its Artemis I megarocketAfter two failed launch attempts, NASA will try again on the 27th.
On top of the pandemic, we have a nationwide teacher shortage further eroding students' education. ... See MoreSee Less
Amid a U.S. teacher shortage, Florida turns to military veteransSo many Florida teachers have abandoned their profession in recent years that the state is inviting military veterans with no prior teaching experience to lead classrooms while they earn education cre...
Artemis is this generation's Apollo mission. If your youngsters are not aware, make them aware. Talk to them about it. However it plays out, this will be inspiring history. It kicks off monday, August 29th. ... See MoreSee Less
How to watch the Artemis I mission lift off to the moonHere's everything you need to know about the uncrewed Artemis I mission: What it is, where it's going, why, how to tune in, tracking mission milestones, a timeline and countdown to launch, and more.
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U.S. CDC no longer recommends students quarantine for COVID-19 exposureThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will no longer recommend quarantines or test-to-stay programs at schools or daycare centers for people exposed to COVID-19, the agency said in updat...
A wonderful interview with Fields metal winner Maryna Viazovska: ... See MoreSee Less
Maryna Viazovska, mathematician: Imagining a world in eight dimensions is ‘bad for your health’The Ukrainian researcher has won the Fields medal, the pinnacle of mathematics, after demonstrating the best way to stack spheres beyond three-dimensional space
After many years with little to show for their efforts, particle physicists are experiencing a period of remarkable discoveries. Here is the latest. ... See MoreSee Less
Scientists at CERN observe three "exotic" particles for first timeScientists working with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have discovered three subatomic particles never seen before as they work to unlock the building blocks of the universe, the European nuclear res...
"Research shows that high quality tutors and mentors positively impact student achievement, well-being, and overall success," the White House announced in a statement. ... See MoreSee Less
U.S. seeks 250,000 mentors, tutors to address pandemic learning lossThe Biden administration on Tuesday will launch a new effort to recruit 250,000 mentors and tutors to help students who have fallen back in their learning during the coronavirus pandemic, the White Ho...
There is no Nobel Prize for mathematics. We award Fields Medals instead. Maryna Viazovaka just became the second woman to win one in the medal's 86-year history. And she did so while Russian artillery devastates her homeland. ... See MoreSee Less
Ukrainian Mathematician Maryna Viazovska Wins Fields Medal | Quanta MagazineWith her homeland mired in war, the sphere-packing number theorist Maryna Viazovska has become the second woman to win a Fields Medal in the award’s 86-year history.
This year's college graduates who have technology degrees face a softening jobs market. If the economy sinks into a recession, next year's graduating class could face even worse prospects across many industries. ... See MoreSee Less
U.S. tech companies yank job offers, leaving college grads scramblingOne by one, over the last week of May, Twitter Inc rang up some members of its incoming class of new hires who had recently graduated from college and revoked the job offers in 15-minute calls, accord...
NASA releases a spectacular image of our neighboring galaxy, Andromeda. ... See MoreSee Less
Hi-diddly-ho, neighborino! 👋 Our neighbor in space, the immense Andromeda galaxy, is captured in this image taken by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). Located about 2.5 million light-years from our Sun, Andromeda is the closest large galaxy to our Milky Way galaxy. This galactic mosaic is a four-color composite using all of WISE’s infrared detectors, where blue represents far-ultraviolet light, green represents mid-way ultraviolet light, and red is near-ultraviolet light. The galaxy's backbone of mature stars is visible in blue, while the yellow and red rings show dust heated by newborn, massive stars. Both the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies belong to our so-called Local Group, a collection of more than 50 galaxies, which is like our “galactic neighborhood”; however, most of the other galaxies are tiny dwarf systems. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA #NASA #Space #Galaxies #Galaxy #Stars #Astrophotography #Andromeda #MilkyWay #Astronomy
NASA just released a photo of the Marge Magellanic Cloud produced by the James Webb Telescope. It is stunning. ... See MoreSee Less
NASA Releases Ridiculously Sharp Webb Space Telescope ImagesThe telescope achieved a "perfect" alignment, according to Webb scientists.
American mathematician Dennis Sullivan has been awarded the 2022 Abel Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in math. ... See MoreSee Less
Dennis Sullivan, mathematician who united chaos theory and geometric spaces, wins prestigious Abel PrizeSullivan will receive more than $860,000 for his achievements in topology and dynamical systems.
The human brain has specific neurons for performing addition and other specific neurons for performing subtraction. ... See MoreSee Less
The foundations of mathematics were hotly disputed in the early 20th century. That debate was more abandoned than resolved. ... See MoreSee Less
Bertrand Russell’s Set of EverythingFirst things first.
Omicron seems to be out of control. We all need to be extra alert and look out for our students. ... See MoreSee Less
U.S. schools delay openings as Omicron pushes pandemic to record highsThousands of U.S. schools, including in some major cities, have delayed this week's scheduled return to classrooms following the holiday break or switched to remote learning as the Omicron variant of ...
Spectacular animation of the James Weber telescope's deployment sequence: ... See MoreSee Less
Currently, about 300 US schools plan to revert to remote learning in January. ... See MoreSee Less
US alarm at rise in child Covid infections sees school closures back on agendaOmicron threat stokes fears coast to coast but leading public health expert says ‘We know how to keep schools open and safe’
These are extraordinarily stressful times for students. Their mental health and well-being must be a priority. ... See MoreSee Less
Another Surge in the Virus Has Colleges Fearing a Mental Health CrisisAfter almost two years of remote schooling, restricted gatherings and constant testing, many students are isolated and depressed. Omicron may make things worse.
The omicron variant is already impacting schools: ... See MoreSee Less
U.S. universities move final exams online as COVID-19 spreads anewA growing number of U.S. colleges and universities were moving final exams online and cancelling non-essential gatherings as the rapidly spreading Omicron coronavirus variant sent people in droves to ...
Tools that may someday transform online math instruction: ... See MoreSee Less
Reimagining Online Mathematics — MATH VALUESBy: Audrey Malagon, Batten Associate Professor of Mathematics, Virginia Wesleyan University, @malagonmath Due to COVID-19, colleges & universities moved quickly last spring to remote teaching and lear...
Fascinating history of The cubic formula and imaginary numbers. Hat tip to Doug Wagoner for bringing this to my attention! ... See MoreSee Less
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