A New Jersey high school student who posted a tweet about a question on a common-core test has unintentionally sparked a national controversy.
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(Corrections: The center corrects points about Houghton Mifflin’s market share for Common Core testing; and McGraw Hill. The original post said testing made up for shrinking textbook market share; the company says it is digital resources.Read full article >>
San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson was expected to be among the NFL’s top performers in the fall of 2008. A former league MVP, Tomlinson, known for his churning legs and quick feet, was one of the most reliable running backs, and he was set for another banner year.Read full article >>
My first class in high school was typing. I took it the summer before my freshman year. I was a total grade-grubbing dork, so the experience thrilled me — and it had nothing to do with the fact that the class was mostly girls. I didn’t notice that at the time, one more sign of my slow social development. I just wanted to get an A.Read full article >>
Here is a new piece from pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom, who has written some popular posts, including “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today,” as well as “The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids to sit still in class” and “A therapist goes to middle school and tries to sit still. She can’t. Neither can the kids.” Here is the fifth in her occasional series on movement in classrooms. Hanscom is the founder of TimberNook, a nature-based development program designed to foster creativity and independent play outdoors in New England.Read full article >>