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BYU law school troubles, genetic discrimination, anti-science bill roundup, and more: Required Readings, 02.10.16

The American Bar Association is investigating Brigham Young University’s law school for its practice of expelling students who live in same-sex relationships or leave the Mormon faith. Genetic discrimination? A California elementary school tried to transfer a boy because he carries the genetic markers for cystic fibrosis and two other students in the school had …

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Kitzmiller +10, Timothy Hunt, overrated Ivies, Alabama science: Required Readings, 09.13.15

This week saw the 10th anniversary of the Kitzmiller v Dover decision, which established that the teaching of intelligent design in publicly funded schools is unconstitutional. The latest in the story of British biochemist and professor Timothy Hunt. A new book posits that elite Ivy League universities are overrated student …

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Liberal students, first-gen students, more LA creationism, grad student unions, and more: Required Readings, 06.07.05

Hot on the education web this week: a liberal professor terrified by his liberal students; plus, a response. Among the struggles that first-generation college students face: guilt and a loss of identity. Newly released documents show that some Louisiana public schools are using the Bible as a science classroom textbook, with …

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Pop Quiz: GIRLS!

If you haven’t already seen this adorable ad where three little girls make a Rube-Goldberg machine out of their girly toys, you should take a moment to check it out. It was released by GoldiBlox, a company selling toys aimed at getting young girls to construct and build with the …

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