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WaPo: Va. Board of Education urges policy on... →
Kimiya Haghighi, 17, had a prose problem. As much as her teachers preached concise writing, her sentences remained long and overwrought — the words poured out, unpunctuated, one after another. Then Aubrey Ludwig, her 11th-grade English teacher at Langley High School, introduced her class to Twitter, requiring that students tweet their responses to a Hemingway assignment in 140 characters or...
Tex. fifth-graders learn lessons in finance →
thingsforteachers: emth: VICTORIA, Texas — There’s no money in education these days, Aloe Elementary teacher Kelly Lorance will say, unless you’re a fifth-grader in her class. On any given day, there are hordes of cash spilling from students’ fingers or waded into desks for safekeeping. One student has $500 saved, and Garrett Weber, scarcely taller than a doorknob, is already a landlord with...
And finally, [I] wonder if my teachers could ever have imagined that I’d someday...– Emilie Autumn (via danidame)
Mother hopes others will opt out of standardized... →
world-shaker: She says the tests are not accurate measures of accomplishment, create undue anxiety for students and are used to punish schools. She gives the example of her sons’ award-winning school, Park Forest Elementary, which last year was put on “warning” status after the school’s special education students fell below the level of progress the state expects on their exams. “The...
Most people are mirrors, reflecting the moods and emotions of the times. Some...– Sydney J. Harris (via world-shaker)
I don’t ever want to have to depend on a relationship. I think it’s a really...– Rihanna in the April Issue of Vogue (via vogue)
For books by established writers, a negative review led to a 15 percent decrease...– The Millions : Is All publicity Good Publicity? (via housingworksbookstore)