Why don’t more kids love (or even like) to read? This post by Alfie Kohn explains all the ways that school actually kills a desire to read in many kids, and how that can be remedied. Alfie Kohn (www.alfiekohn.org), who gave me permission to republish this piece, is the author of 13 books, the most recent titled “The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom About Children and Parenting.” This piece first appeared in the Fall 2010 issue of English Journal, but it remains as true today as it did then, perhaps even more so with the advent of the Common Core State Standards. The reference in the first sentence is to this journal.Read full article >>
CHARLOTTESVILLE — A University of Virginia student’s harrowing description of a gang rape at a fraternity, detailed in a recent Rolling Stone article, began to unravel Friday as interviews revealed doubts about significant elements of the account. The fraternity issued a statement rebutting the story, and Rolling Stone apologized for a lapse in judgment and backed away from its article on the case.Read full article >>
The seniors at Capital City Public Charter School experienced the usual wave of relief and anticipation after mailing off college applications Friday, as well as an added surprise: a hug from Michelle Obama.Read full article >>
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Students and faculty whipsawed by traumatic events in the fall semester at the University of Virginia confronted a sudden twist Friday as the credibility of a blockbuster magazine story about a gang rape on campus fell into doubt.Read full article >>
About 30 students at a Prince George’s County high school walked out of their student government class on Thursday with their hands up and marched to the school lobby to participate in a “die-in” protest.Read full article >>
The University of Virginia was under the microscope for its handling of sexual assault cases long before Rolling Stone magazine weighed in with the account of a student who said she was gang-raped at a fraternity house.Read full article >>
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