Barnett Berry is the founder and chief executive officer of the Center for Teaching Quality, a national nonprofit organization based in Carrboro, North Carolina aimed at transforming the teaching profession. He wrote to me about a colleague of his, Wendi Pillars, a teacher who wrote an apology to young students who are being forced to take too many tests and miss out on hands-on projects and other enriching work. First read what Berry has to say about Wendi Pillars, and then read her letter.Read full article >>
A midshipman was found dead in an Annapolis creek Sunday after what was apparently a single-vehicle automobile accident on campus, U.S. Naval Academy officials said.
It is too early to know what caused the accident or when it occurred, said Commander John Schofield, a spokesman for the academy. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is leading an investigation.Read full article >>