Peter S. Onuf tells people upfront that he is not “a Jefferson worshiper.”
The University of Virginia scholar, who teaches a free online course on Thomas Jefferson that will debut Monday, is struck by the paradox of a slave-owning Founding Father who espoused liberty. Onuf’s own political sympathies lie with the party that opposed the nation’s third president.Read full article >>
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan plans to play in his third NBA All-Star celebrity game Friday night in New Orleans. Duncan played basketball at Harvard and spent four years as a professional player in Australia. He’ll be joined on the court by actor Kevin Hart, ESPN’s “Mike and Mike” radio program co-host Mike Golic, some WNBA players and Victoria’s Secret model, Erin Heatherton.Read full article >>
Social Studies for the Next Generation: Purposes, Practices, and Implications of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards
What will save Detroit and other ailing big U.S. cities? Here’s an idea from Conor P. Williams, a proud product of Michigan’s public schools, and currently a senior researcher in the New America Foundation’s Early Education Initiative. Follow him on Twitter: @conorpwilliams. This first appeared on the Shanker blog.Read full article >>
How much snow does it take to close schools? It depends on where you. Here’s a map put together by Reddit user Alexandr Trubetskoy which answers the question (with explanations).
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