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What Every Successful Leader Needs To Know  Daskal | Leadership

The best leaders exhibit certain traits that make them hugely successful. While a leader’s actions may be scrutinized at all times, there are qualities that make leaders stand apart from the rest. The successful leader knows to apply the traits that have made other leaders strong. What has made other leaders strong is that they know, what they know and what they need to know. Every successful leader needs to know the following:. Make effective ... Full story

Colorado University Professor Assigns Anti-Trump Material as Required Class Reading

A professor at a university in Colorado has assigned books that criticize President Trump as required reading material for her class. Campus Reform received the syllabus for the course, "Topics in Public Rhetorics," from a student who wished to remain anonymous. The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs course is taught by professor Katherine Mack, who is also the chair of the university's English department. The required reading material ... Full story

Cambridge University plans free degrees for poorest students

The University of Cambridge is considering rolling out fully-funded “debt-free” studentships for its poorest students following criticism about a lack of diversity at the prestigious institution. Some students “with greatest financial need” could have both their tuition fees and living costs covered by the university, according to documents obtained by the student newspaper Varsity. The university may target students who had received free ... Full story

Dollar Store Hacks for the Classroom Teacher-Tested Ideas

What’s a teacher’s favorite thing, besides Target, Amazon Prime, and Starbucks? The dollar store! The dollar store offers so many ways to save on classroom supplies for reading, math, science, and more. Below, check out some of our favorite, teacher-tested dollar store hacks for the classroom. Check out:. DOLLAR STORE HACKS FOR CLASSROOM SUPPLIES. These are some of the most essential, must-have classroom items you can find at your local dollar ... Full story

What Data Scientists Really Do, According to 35 Data Scientists

What do data scientists do? According to interviews with more than 30 data scientists, data science is about infrastructure, testing, using machine learning for decision making, and data products. Data science is being used in numerous fields, but it’s not all about deep learning or the search for artificial general intelligence. In fact, the skills needed include communication and storytelling. But data science is becoming more specialized, ... Full story

Safety Measures For A New NPR

As students prepare to go back to school, more and more parents are thinking about school safety. A recent poll found 34 percent of parents fear for their child's physical safety at school. That's almost triple the number of parents from 2013. And yet schools are among the safest places for kids . According to one study , shootings involving students have actually gone down since the 1990s. But that hasn't stopped parents, schools and lawmakers ... Full story

Mexico students develop electric shock self-defence coat

Image caption The coat is fitted with electrodes on its sleeves. Four students in Mexico have developed a jacket they say could protect those wearing it from attacks. Once armed, the sleeves of the coat can emit an electric shock making anyone holding on to them recoil. The students say they came up with the idea in light of the high number of sex attacks in their city. They say the electric shock is low enough for the coat not to be classed as ... Full story

NYU offers full-tuition scholarships for all medical students

School officials worry that rising tuition and soaring loan balances are pushing new doctors into high-paying fields and contributing to a shortage of researchers and primary care physicians. (iStock). New York University said Thursday that it will cover tuition for all its medical students regardless of their financial situation, a first among the nation’s major medical schools and an attempt to expand career options for graduates who won’t be ... Full story

The Push To Register High School Students To Vote Goes Digital

A push to register 50,000 high school students and recent graduates after the massacre in Parkland, Florida, is getting a digital shot in the arm, as the gun control and youth groups leading the charge partner with a progressive digital outfit. ACRONYM, a progressive digital organization that helped power sky-high youth turnout in last year’s Virginia gubernatorial election, is joining up with Our Lives, Our Vote in the effort to register 18- ... Full story

Behind the exodus from US state schools

Image caption Regina Caeli students attend two days of school and are homeschooled for the remainder of the week. The number of children taught at home in the US is steadily growing. What's behind parents' concerns with the education system? As fierce national debate over controversial social justice issues spills into America's public schools, many parents are responding by pulling their children out. This is playing out in Texas especially, ... Full story