It’s Mole Day.
What’s that? Mole Dole is celebrated every Oct. 23 from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m. in commemoration of Avogadro’s Number, according to the National Mole Day Foundation Inc. Web site (yes there is one).Read full article >>
This seems so obvious that it shouldn’t have to be said, but with standardized testing being the focus of school reform, here goes anyway: Children can’t become high achievers in school if they arrive in class hungry, sick, exhausted, traumatized. That’s why community schools should be a bigger part of the school reform movement than they are.Read full article >>
The spike in tuition and fees for public colleges after the 2008 financial crisis has given way to slower growth, with lower price increases this year than in any of the previous four years, according to a national survey.Read full article >>
The Learning Network Blog: Text to Text | ‘Twelve Years a Slave,’ and ‘An Escape That Has Long Intrigued Historians’
Now this was a school boycott.
Fifty years ago, on Oct. 22, 1963, more than 200,000 students in Chicago stayed out of class and marched in the streets with tens of thousands of other people to protest segregation and inequality in the public schools.Read full article >>
George Washington University, which until a few days ago advertised that financial-aid requests “do not affect admissions decisions,” now says that it considers the financial need of some applicants when it is in the final stages of choosing its incoming classes.Read full article >>
Stephen Colbert was hilarious Monday night on “The Colbert Report” in a brief bit on the Common Core State Standards and the “robo teachers” -- computers -- that will be grading standardized tests aligned to the core. Here’s the video and a partial transcript.Read full article >>