County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) has extended the deadline for residents of school District 9 to submit applications to serve on the Board of Education.
Applicants have until the close of business Monday to file.Read full article >>
On more than a few occasions, I have found myself trying to explain a policy change which in my view is not best for students, teachers, or the district I have been hired to serve. Worse, many of these changes were implemented with little or no input, independent of unique circumstances in which school districts operate, causing an erosion of local control of community schools.Read full article >>
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 >>