Taste is highly subjective but The Daily Meal website has researched how well nearly 2,000 four-year colleges and universities around the country feed their students and have come up with a list of the 60 most delicious and nutritious food programs. And the winning school is Bowdoin College, a small liberal arts school in Brunswick, Maine, which uses vegetables from its own organic garden.Read full article >>
I recently published a post by author Alfie Kohn that was highly critical of a book review in The New York Times by author and journalist Annie Murphy Paul, who was reviewing Amanda Ripley’s new book, “The Smartest Kids in the World.” Kohn accused Paul of perpetuating a flawed view of education in her review. In this post, Paul answers Kohn. Paul is a contributing writer for Time magazine, writes a weekly column about learning for Time.com, and writes about learning in other publications. She is the author of “The Cult of Personality,” a cultural history and scientific critique of personality tests, and of “Origins,” a book about the science of prenatal influences. She writes The Brilliant Blog.Read full article >>
CHARLOTTESVILLE — A group of prominent University of Virginia alumni, mostly New York financiers, is lobbying candidates for Virginia governor to change how the U-Va. Board of Visitors is selected.
Its goal is to have at least eight of the board’s 17 voting members chosen from a pool assembled by U-Va. alumni and supporters instead of the governor filling those spots with major campaign donors and political allies, said Jeffrey C. Walker, chairman of the U-Va. Council of Foundations, who is leading the effort.Read full article >>
A Canadian philanthropy on Thursday announced a gift of about $117 million to the Rhodes Trust to expand a program famed for sending talented young scholars — including one who became a U.S. president — to the University of Oxford.Read full article >>
Seven students and two staff members were taken to a hospital Thursday after the smell of gas led to the evacuation of Colonel Zadok A. Magruder High School in Rockville, Montgomery County fire officials said.Read full article >>
California is on a collision course with the U.S. Department of Education over its plans to suspend standardized tests this school year – a move that Education Secretary Arne Duncan says is wrong-headed.Read full article >>