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January 30, 2013

Google is donating thousands of Raspberry Pi computers to schoolchildren in the U.K.

  • 15k Raspberry Pi computers will be donated to British children by Google, and the first batch has already been hand delivered by Google’s Eric Schmidt and Raspberry Pi co-founder Eben Upton. For those thinking, “who cares,” let us put it another way — Google just donated the brains of 15,000 semi-functional R2-D2 units to some  lucky British kids. source
16:45 // 1 year ago
July 18, 2012

President Obama introduces massive new Master Teacher Corps plan

  • $1 billion to boost students’ math and science performances source

» The money will finance drastically increased salaries for Corps-selected teachers — with each set to receive a $20,000 pay raise — and would require participating teachers to commit to program participation for a multi-year period. Over $100 million in funding will be set aside for the new project, effective immediately, and the President will include another $1 billion in his budget proposition for fiscal 2013. ”I’m running to make sure that America has the best education system on earth, from pre-K all the way to post-graduate,” Obama told a crowd in San Antonio, continuing, “And that means hiring new teachers, especially in math and science.”

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March 14, 2012

Lack of new students leaving business schools reeling

  • 48,515 students applied for admittance to full-time MBA programs, nation-wide, during the 2009-2010 academic year
  • 38,630 students applied during the 2010-2011 academic year, reversing the previous year’s gains source

» In addition to the drop in new MBA applicants, the Graduate Management Admission Council announced that two-thirds of its U.S. programs saw a decline in applications during the 2010-2011 academic year. The decline, combined with the fact that the number of American students taking the GMAT entrance exam is at five-year low, has some industry experts worried that the notoriously-cyclical industry won’t rebound.

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17:50 // 2 years ago
November 10, 2011

sonicbloom11:

This just happened.

via @BreakingNews, @jon_wertheim, @DailyCollegian

Unbelievable.

0:24 // 2 years ago
June 29, 2011

North Korea is looking to avert a revolution

  • fear North Korea seems afraid of a revolution similar to those we’ve seen in the Middle East. They bought a lot of anti-riot gear from China, and there’s been extra police forces around. But where do the revolutions usually start? With the kids in college.
  • reaction North Korea has closed all of their universities until April 2012, blaming it on their ailing economy — all the students have to go work in factories. This might be true, but more than likely it’s not — they’re trying to keep those most likely to revolt from doing it. source

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14:32 // 2 years ago
June 22, 2011

Syrian government runs dorm raids on students at Damascus University

Crackdown at a Syrian college: The Syrian government’s security forces launched a series of violent raids into dormitories at Damascus University, where strongman Bashar al-Assad gave a speech earlier this week. Opposition members and witnesses claim that the violence, which reportedly injured 21 and killed 3, was in response to the students at Damascus failing to participate in pro-regime rallies. Also not to be forgotten — 130 students arrested by security forces, now under the harrowing care of Bashar al-Assad’s government. source

19:11 // 2 years ago
March 19, 2011

yeahnobutreally says: Ah jeez, I got the joke. Plus we're taking the "free" internet for granted and publications are losing funding and readers. Their content wasn't free before the internet and now they're suffering. I'm sure this could be debated from both sides, but you have to admit going from a printed publication mainly purchased, to free online content available to anyone, anywhere has got to hurt your business. And I think it's selfish to tell the publishers to suck it up cuz you're not paying for their work/product.

» We say: I think that while the NYT’s paywall is put together like a paywall perhaps should be, I see the point of many students. When I went to school, copies of the NYT were very common on campus, especially in the J-School. I think though, that it’s a sensitive issue for a lot of people — to choose a really good paper like the NYT means they have to drop something else out of a tight budget. (Which was my original point …) At least the NY Times is keeping their content streams fairly open, unlike Newsday or the Times of London.

20:25 // 3 years ago
January 19, 2011
No student should ever fear for his or her life within the halls and classrooms of our schools. We must work together to ensure safety in and around our schools so that all students can benefit from an environment conducive to learning.
L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa • The mayor responded to the shooting at Gardena High School, which police authorities believe may have been an accident. The seventeen-year-old who is responsible reportedly brought an automatic handgun to school in his backpack, and during his class it fired, wounding two students. source (viafollow)
16:19 // 3 years ago