The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Ruffians Living By Pillage, Underwater Nightclubs and Other Predictions for 2015
In 1906, The Times reviewed a new book, “The Doomsman,” that was all about what the year 2015 would be like after a “terror” had extinguished “some 99 percent of the human race” and “all the desperate characters from the whole country” had flocked to New York City.
Whether you live in a big city or a small town, we’re all annoyed by public rudeness. What behavior drives you most crazy? Why?
Here are the first several paragraphs from a Jan. 1 article, “Ferret Fanciers, Ruffled by Ban, Are Eager for New York City to Lift It.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?
A study by Scholastic points to ways that parents can encourage kids to read for fun.
Professor Converse, in “The American Voter,” concluded with three co-authors in 1960 that most voters were remarkably uninformed and based their preferences largely on party affiliation.
This story has been updated.Arlington Public Schools will outspend its counterparts in the Washington suburbs by at least $1,500 per student this year, with per-student spending above $19,000, and Prince William County schools have the largest class sizes in the region.Read full article >>
Even Chicago, which prides itself on toughing out fierce winters, told students to stay home as wind chills were predicted to hit 27 degrees below zero.
In keeping with the frugal spirit of January, this month, we’ll be buying little, and using up a lot.
The Obama administration released guidelines Wednesday that highlight the civil rights of students learning English as a second language, who under federal law are guaranteed targeted help and a high-quality public education.Read full article >>
Because wealthier, better educated parents ‘redshirt’ while others don’t, a kindergarten classroom can include 4-year-olds who have never been to preschool and can’t sit still, and 6-year-olds who are fluently reading chapter books and ready for advanced math.
Families and parents using GoFundMe for what should be small setbacks like car repairs and rent increases have been all over my social media of late.