You could, you know, find “smarter” students from a neighboring school and import them. The board did agree, over the objections of some parents, to move about 100 gifted and talented students from Glen Oaks Park to Merrydale Elementary this fall to try to increase that latter school’s test scores. The proposal to move 100 [...]
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…which, in my opinion, is really a variation of the argument “I learned this when I was in school and I turned out fine.” North Carolina may be in the process of passing a bill (called “Back to the Basics”) that would mandate mastery of cursive by the 5th grade and memorization of time tables. [...]
From the Guardian: The issue, it seems, boils down to two things – does a reader own an ebook, or the licence to read an ebook? What answer makes the most sense for schools? Or does it simply come down to the dollars?
As both a technology guy and a (former) social studies teacher, watching the SOPA/PIPA debate and struggle is fascinates me. These are bad bills. And they deserve to die – for obvious reasons. Yet it’s the way in which Wikipedia, Google and the like are fighting this bill that intrigues me. I once read this [...]