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To Teach the Business of Marijuana, One Professor Faces the Challenges of a New Industry

There’s plenty of demand in Colorado for instruction on selling legal cannabis. But building a course around a fast-changing, heavily regulated industry is a tall order, as Paul Seaborn has found out.

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An Instructor Saw Digital Distraction in Class. So She Showed Students What She’d Seen on Their Screens.

A graduate student at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor cataloged every instance of students getting distracted in class, and then presented her findings to them.

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A Professor Reflects on Her Time in the Eye of a Social-Media Storm

Areej Zufari says she gave a failing grade to a troublesome student; he told the media he was unfairly singled out for his Christianity. The professor talks about the digital pillorying that came next.

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How Colleges Can Open Powerful Educational Experiences to Everyone

Experiential-learning opportunities help students apply the classroom to the real world, but many of them don't get the chance.

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Meet the Professor Using March (Mammal) Madness to Draw Students to Science

Katie Hinde created an NCAA-tournament-style contest that pits 64 animals against one another. It has succeeded even in the distraction-heavy business end of college basketball’s season.

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Building Remedial Ed’s Support Structure

It’s the help students get outside the classroom that often gets them through a course.

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In Courses on Dystopian Literature, Everybody Wants to Talk About Trump

The new president and the era of "alternative facts" have started to creep into English-literature classes across the nation.

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‘Soar and Do Great Things’

Would the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee consider trading his teaching gigs for one more political run? Not a chance.

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The Fine Art of Sniffing Out Crappy Science

Two professors at the University of Washington want to teach students how to survive the avalanche of false or misleading data shaken loose by shifts in media, technology, and politics.

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How Colleges Can Teach Students to Be Good Citizens

After a bruising presidential campaign, many colleges are devoting renewed attention to fostering civic engagement in their students.

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How Can Students Be Taught to Detect Fake News and Dubious Claims?

New attention to hyperpartisan or misleading information online has prompted some people in higher education to scrutinize how they teach students to navigate the web.