Monthly Archives: July 2013

The NGSS Are Bad For The Most Vulnerable Students

I’m obviously no fan of the Next Generation Science Standards. Still, it’s conceivable that they could be good for some students while being bad on the whole. I’m skeptical, but it’s not out of the question. And if you were to force me to speculate about which group of students the NGSS are most “tailored […]

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Musical Interlude – Lupe Fiasco – Kick Push

Lupe Fiasco made a little bit of edu-news last week. Here’s his first single, from 2006.

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StudentsFirst Is Very Bipartisan In Its Giving. And That’s Weird.

Yesterday, in something of a scoop, Alexander Russo published StudentsFirst’s candidate spending in the 2012 election cycle. Overall, 72% of campaigns supported were Republican, and those campaigns received about 58% of SF spending. It’s not news that StudentsFirst’s political activity is Republican-leaning, so if anything the real news is that their spending is somewhat more […]

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Musical Interlude – Bishop Allen – “Click, Click, Click, Click”

Bishop Allen used to put out a free song online every month. Not sure what they’re up to these days.

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