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Looking at Nature Improves Kids’ Academic Abilities 

Source: Looking at Nature Improves Kids’ Academic Abilities | Mental Floss |

Trees aren’t just good for the environment; they’re good for your health. Views of trees make you feel healthier and may be good for your heart. 392 more words

Community Wellbeing

“'I was ready to change lives as a teacher,' he writes."

by Maureen Callahan at the New York Post

In 2008, Ed Boland, a well-off New Yorker who had spent 20 years as an executive at a nonprofit, had a midlife epiphany: He should leave his white-glove world, the galas at the Waldorf and drinks at the Yale Club, and go work with the city’s neediest children. 820 more words

Government

Wenzel: "TERRIBLE: Karl Marx is the Most Assigned Economist in U.S. College Classes"

It was in Socialism that von Mises called Marx an economic idiot.  From page 7 of Socialism there is this:

The incomparable success of Marxism is due to the prospect it offers of fulfilling those dream-aspirations and dreams of vengeance which have been so deeply imbedded in the human soul from time immemorial.

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Economics

"Son of maintenance worker gets perfect score on AP Calculus exam--1 of 12 in the world to do so"

This is a terrific story.  Great performance by a decent kid.

by Hailey Branson-Potts, LA Times writer

The call from Lincoln High School’s principal’s office came unexpectedly, as they often do. 243 more words

Education

Social Networks Impact Academic Performance

Sociologists in Russia have found that students’ social networks can influence their grades. While sociologists have long recognized a number of factors in how students perform in schools, social networks have long been underestimated. 307 more words

Education

Formative Assessment Tools

I’ve argued before for the adoption of ipsative assessment tools as the way forward in the Learning Renaissance, but perhaps, for those new to the blog, it is worth revisiting the whole assessment debate. 424 more words

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Gender bias among economists

When Teamwork Doesn’t Work for Women

Economics remains a stubbornly male-dominated profession, a fact that members of the profession have struggled to understand. After all, if the marketplace of ideas is meant to ensure that the best ideas thrive, then this imbalance should arise only if men have better ideas than women. 36 more words

Behavioral Economics