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An Editorial on Societal Culpability for Have-Nots

A couple of years ago, I’d mentioned a study by Harvard Public School of Health which suggested that people with more education had greater resiliency against cognitive damage from toxic solvents. 595 more words

Physical Environment

"Not All Public Schools Are Created Equal"

Earlier this week, I got into an interesting Twitter debate with another edu voice. On the morning in question, I had posted a quote from Sen. 622 more words


KIPP Honored By 'Broad Prize'

By Dr. Marciene Mattleman

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The annual Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools honored KIPP the Knowledge is Power Program, with $250,000 for helping students from low income and minority communities reach high levels of academic performance. 116 more words

Watch + Listen

Poor Results from Online Courses

There are substantial differences in MOOCs and in online courses taken for credit from California Community Colleges (CACCs). MOOCs are most often free and seldom for credit. 568 more words

Blended Learning

A Summer Course to Remember

I recently finished teaching an accelerated algebra 1 summer bridge course.  The following images best depict and contrast my experiences teaching the recent summer course and teaching my regular course this past year, in reverse order. 4,710 more words


What Does Kindle Unlimited Mean for the Classroom?

Jeff Bezos and Amazon have done it again. Friday, July 18th was the official launch of Bezos’ latest creation – Kindle Unlimited. The launch of Kindle Unlimited is the talk of the town as it joins other e-book subscription service providers like Oyster and Scribd. 78 more words

Bureaucracy Run Amok

I stumbled upon the commentary below after reading, and opining about, a reblogged post at Larry Cuban’s site. [1]

I repost this commentary as I believe Stephen, the commenter, speaks truthfully about the ignorance embodied in bureaucracy as well as the disdain it evokes (as a coping mechanism) in the very people who wish to lend their lives in the name of public service.   1,571 more words