Added by Reid Cornwell on May 28, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
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An article in today's Education Week talks about the efforts of some social studies experts to achieve some level of consensus on national standards. They are afraid that because they are not part of state testing in the way that English and math are, they are being marginalized. The article does a good job, though, of showing how…Continue
Added by John Adsit on May 18, 2011 at 11:13am — No Comments
Who's better at teaching difficult physics to a class of more than 250 college students: the highly rated veteran professor using time-tested lecturing, or the inexperienced graduate students interacting with kids via devices that look like TV remotes? The answer could rattle ivy on college walls.
A study by a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, now a science adviser to President Barack Obama,…Continue
"Father of the Internet" now focused on building a communications network capable of supporting deep space exploration.What does the man who invented the Internet do for an encore? He builds a space-based version of the worldwide computing and communications network. "We need a set of protocols that work on interplanetary distances, TCP/IP does not," said Cerf, at a press conference… Continue
Added by Reid Cornwell on May 12, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
Education Week has just published an article blasting teachers for the low quality of summer school courses. It is really an amazing accusation, since the teachers have little to nothing to do with it.
Summer school quality is abysmal. Students learn little to nothing. They spend a few weeks in class, get their…Continue
Added by John Adsit on May 11, 2011 at 7:09pm — No Comments
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has just sent a letter to America's teachers during teacher appreciation week. In it Duncan touches on most of the familiar complaints teachers have about the pressures on them imposed by No Child Left Behind, but his biggest emphasis is on one of those complaints--while we put tremendous pressure on…Continue
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