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Is Globalization The Collapse Of Culture?  Technology on Flipboard. Does Our Social Contract for Education Need a Reboot? — Pacific Standard. Does Our Social Contract for Education Need a Reboot?

Does Our Social Contract for Education Need a Reboot? — Pacific Standard

Yes, if we want to ensure it’s serving all students and citizens in the digital age. By Lindsey Tepe In the United States, the right to free and equal public education has become a central expectation of citizens from their government — a critical component of our social contract. This contract takes effect in the earliest years of our lives, starting with those tiny desks in kindergarten classrooms — in many states, pre-kindergarten classrooms — and extending into the halls of higher education and beyond.

Brad Wall’s Saskatchewan Party government resorting to desperation. Difficult times may call for difficult measures, but maybe the Saskatchewan Party government needs to stop coming across as quite so desperate.

Brad Wall’s Saskatchewan Party government resorting to desperation

After all, it’s not all bad news. Sure, the May job numbers point to a disturbing trend of 9,500 fewer Saskatchewan jobs than a year ago (including 7,200 full-time positions). But isn’t that offset by the fact the province has grown by 4,085 people since December — and by 16,118 in a year — to an April 1 population total of 1,146,655 people? Oil may still be floundering, but the Sask.

Party government can rightly argue its mega-spending (including the Riders’ new stadium, the Regina Bypass and other highway projects) has provided the intended economic stimulus. Yet we see a government acting in a way that suggests desperation — both from an economic and budgetary point of view. Rape, murder, forced marriage: what girls in conflict zones get instead of education.

Education is life-changing for children and young people, but the power of education is systematically ignored in situations of humanitarian crisis – and never more than at present.

Rape, murder, forced marriage: what girls in conflict zones get instead of education

This neglect is reflected in the tiny amount allocated to children’s schooling in humanitarian responses: it involves only 2% of humanitarian funding. This neglect affects the lives of a generation of children and young people forever – once their education is disrupted it can never be retrieved. An Exploration of The Remarkable Commercial-Free Timelessness of Calvin and Hobbes. Professor reveals to students that his assistant was an AI all along. Artificial intelligence: students were surprised to learn they had been dealing with a bot all semester.

Professor reveals to students that his assistant was an AI all along

To help with his class this year, a Georgia Tech professor hired Jill Watson, a teaching assistant unlike any other in the world. Throughout the semester, she answered questions online for students, relieving the professor's overworked teaching staff. But, in fact, Jill Watson was an artificial intelligence bot. Ashok Goel, a computer science professor, did not reveal Watson's true identity to students until after they'd turned in their final exams. A Stunning New Report on Bees Should Get Us All Planting Wildflowers. On May 10, Bee Informed and Apiary Inspectors of America released their report on the health of the US honeybee population.

A Stunning New Report on Bees Should Get Us All Planting Wildflowers

The annual study was funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and surveyed both small-and large-scale beekeepers to learn about the health and survival rates for their bees in the period from April 2015 to March 2016. The news is not good. Terrifying, really, when you consider how important honeybees and the other 4,000 bee species are to the earth’s 250,000 types of flowering plants. Bees pollinate 75% of the fruits, nuts, and vegetables we eat.

Are Google, Uber, and Digital Companies Trapped by Colonial Economics? Transcript Douglas Rushkoff: For 75 years now corporate profit, over their total value, has been decreasing.

Are Google, Uber, and Digital Companies Trapped by Colonial Economics?

That means corporations are really good at accumulating money but increasingly worse at deploying that money, at making money with money. Is it time to give up on WordPress sites? It’s being reported by Malwarebytes’ CyberheistNews and other sources that a unexpectedly large wave of hacking has been hitting thousands of WordPress sites (described as the “Weird WordPress Hack” just to fit in with the Buzzfeed style of headlines).

Is it time to give up on WordPress sites?

The attacks are described as: "WordPress sites are injected with huge blurbs of rogue code that perform a silent redirection to domains appearing to be hosting ads," Malwarebytes Senior Security Researcher Jérôme Segura wrote in a blog post published Wednesday. "This is a distraction (and fraud) as the ad is stuffed with more code that sends visitors to the Nuclear Exploit Kit. "

An Antidote to Incivility. Greg Kletsel When I was 22, I scored what I thought was my dream job.

An Antidote to Incivility

I moved from the snowy Midwest to sunny Florida with a group of fellow former college athletes to help a global athletic brand launch a sports academy. But within two years I and many of my peers had left our jobs. We had fallen victim to a work culture rife with bullying, rudeness, and other incivility that was set by a dictatorial head of the organization and had trickled down through the ranks. Employees were at best disengaged; at worst they undertook acts of sabotage or released their frustration on family members and friends. Australia's Leading Transhumanist Describes What Will Happen When We All Live Forever.

Peter Xing, founder of Transhumanist Australia.

Australia's Leading Transhumanist Describes What Will Happen When We All Live Forever

Image by author If you've heard of transhumanism, you probably first think of the people putting LED lights in their skin, magnets in their fingertips, and RFID chips in their arms. You might expect transhumanists to seem pretty, well, extreme. But Peter Xing, co-founder of Transhumanist Australia, doesn't fit the clichés. For the past seven years, Xing has worked in business tax.

Jonathan Haidt People Are Horrified by What's Going On in Universities. Over at the invaluable Minding the Campus, John Leo has a fascinating interview with NYU’s Jonathan Haidt, founder of Heterodox Academy, a site advocating for increased diversity in higher education.

Jonathan Haidt People Are Horrified by What's Going On in Universities

The entire thing is worth a read, but I wanted to pull three segments that demonstrate the depth of the conservative challenge on campus. First, most Americans simply don’t understand the extent of the ideological monoculture. Take this example, from Haidt: I was invited by the president of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology to give a talk on the future of Social Psychology. As I was finishing writing The Righteous Mind, I was getting more and more concerned about how moral communities bind themselves together in ways that block open-minded thinking. Uk.businessinsider. Ocado TechnologyOcado is developing humanoid robots that will use artificial intelligence, machine learning and advanced vision systems.

Ocado isn't just an online delivery company — it is also one of Britain's most exciting tech firms. The company posted an impressive set of numbers earlier this month, with profits soaring 65% year-on-year and gross revenue rising by 15% to more than £1.1 billion ($1.5 billion.) Meanwhile, it also creates a whole heap of technology that it can hive off and sell on to other businesses should it wish. This is the end of marriage, capitalism and God. Finally! The next big thing isn’t a clever gadget or miracle drug—it’s a way of life: not a breakthrough invention but a social innovation. And it’s not so much a beginning as it as a series of endings. Rising numbers of young people are now deciding to do everything their parents didn’t. They’re eschewing cultural and economic convention to challenge what we take to be civil society. You Can Talk About Innovation Without Resorting to Cliches. A cliché is fresh for a day. Clichés aren’t born as clichés.

Innovation for Development. Innovation was the buzzword of the World Economic Forum. Not only was it used by political and business leaders alike. But, also pivotal leaders in the development sector as well. In Geneva, our unique mix of international organizations, think tanks, academic institutions and NGOs are driving a very specific kind of innovation: innovation for development. From global health to human rights, humanitarian action to disarmament - innovation is being prioritized across all hubs in Geneva. 12 Fundamentals Of Writing "The Other" (And The Self) 6 Subtle Forms Of White Privilege To Be Aware Of, Because It's More Insidious Than You'd Think. This Family’s Group Photo On A Frozen Lake Just Won Christmas. Paris climate deal: nearly 200 nations sign in end of fossil fuel era.

Governments have signalled an end to the fossil fuel era, committing for the first time to a universal agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions and to avoid the most dangerous effects of climate change. After 20 years of fraught meetings, including the past two weeks spent in an exhibition hall on the outskirts of Paris, negotiators from nearly 200 countries signed on to a legal agreement on Saturday evening that set ambitious goals to limit temperature rises and to hold governments to account for reaching those targets. Government and business leaders said the agreement, which set a new goal to reach net zero emissions in the second half of the century, sent a powerful signal to global markets, hastening the transition away from fossil fuels and to a clean energy economy. The Genderbread Person v3. What a Rush! How an unhip trio became superstars. White Americans long for the 1950s, when they didn’t face so much discrimination. President-elect Barack Obama is welcomed by President George W.

Bush for a meeting at the White House in Washington on Jan. 7, 2009, with former presidents George H.W. Phones need 'bed mode' to protect sleep. Teaching about Paris and ISIS on Monday  13 Charts That Are Way Too Real For Bisexual Women. A Guide to White Privilege For White People Who Think They've Never Had Any  She's A Lesbian, He's Gay, And Their 33-Year Marriage Will Change Your Perception Of Love.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story. Columbus Day Is the Most Important Day of Every Year. Today, October 12, is Columbus Day. The White Man in That Photo. Sometimes photographs deceive. Disrupting the norm p2. Disrupting the norm p1. Transforming Schools Through Cultural Self-Reflection.

Edmonton-area Catholic high school to offer gender-neutral bathrooms. Pastor Urges Kids to Fail History Class on Purpose if They Have to Learn About Islam. Transgender Waitress Shares 'Stellar Parenting Moment' We Can All Learn Something From Scary Mommy. Ahmed Mohamed Withdraws From School District. Climate change denier Rupert Murdoch just bought National Geographic, which gives grants to scientists. A Teacher's Labor Day Plea to School Reformers  Colorblind Education Is the 'Wrong Response' Statistics. Killer’s ultimate selfie: Roanoke horror becoming the new norm. Google billboards announce UK is searching for revenge porn sites. A Practical Way To Apply Gamification In The Classroom. Sarcasm Can Boost Creativity According to Research From Harvard & Columbia Business Schools. The Neuroscientist Who Proves An Economic Theory But Doesn't Realise It.

The end of capitalism has begun. Hitchhiking robot's cross-country trip in US ends in Philly. Future criminals can be spotted at nursery school, study suggests. Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism–from Ferguson to Charleston. Work-Life Balance Is Not 'One Size Fits All' I'm 15 and I have a simple reason to abstain from social media. The next design trend is one that eliminates all choices. Lifestyle: Why You Should Worry About Money Before Traveling. Most Likely To Succeed. Do these exercises for two minutes a day and you’ll immediately feel happier, researchers say. The Internet That Was (and Still Could Be) Lifelong learning should play a role in Global Citizenship Education - European Association for the Education of Adults.

Apple Music wanted to rob artists like Taylor Swift robs photographers. French Teen Melissa Mayeux Becomes First Female International Player Eligible For MLB Signing. An Athlete Felled by Concussions, Despite Playing a ‘Safer’ Sport. Boy 'Bewildered' After Lost 'Hobbes' Toy Goes On Epic Adventure. #Charlestonsyllabus. The Injustice of Staying Quiet. The odd psychology of the compassionate crowd – Michael Bond. Why I Won’t Wear War Paint and Feathers in a Movie Again. Don't Search for "Purpose." You Will Fail. Cell jamming gives science teacher an important legal lesson. Why not even exercise will undo the harm of sitting all day—and what you can do about it. Malcolm Gladwell: ‘No one thinks of me as a potential terrorist any more’ Mara Wilson's Important Message For Teens Living With Mental Illness.

The Story Behind That Super Viral Straight-Gay Promposal  Straight Bodybuilders Speak Out Against LGBT Bullying in Powerful Video  Pope Francis and the Art of Joy. 21 Reasons Why You Should not be Proud of Being Busy. Woz: We've made machines too important. Aydian Dowling and the 2015 Ultimate Men's Health Guy Contest. Why you should give Patricia Arquette a break. School Is About More Than Training Kids to Be Adults. Social sites have found a new monetization strategy and it leaves indie creators out in the cold. How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life. Right of way.