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May 2010

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The Oil Spill And Our Educated Citizenry

 "To educate a man in mind and not in morals is  to educate a menace to society."                                              ... Read more
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Now Big Gov/Biz Wants To Test Kids On Collaboration Skills?

"Show us the tests and results on 8th grader problem-solving skills. Quid pro quo, baby - let's check your standards and performance to see how you measure up . . ." Read more
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Bright Spots For Jobs: College Grads

"Companies in second-tier tech locations such as Austin, Texas, and Raleigh, N.C., had an easier time recruiting talented employees during the slump. But now that Silicon Valley firms have started aggressively hiring, and the general economy is improving, competition is stiffening. . . " Read more
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Graduation Mash-Up: Reality-Check Time

Three To Read: Sharp Observations On Our Graduating Class Read more
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SEED: Public Boarding School!

Byron Pitts Reports - If Rich Kids Can Attend Boarding Schools, Why Not The Poor?
Watch Plus Pitts' Own Story: Videos Read more
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Marijuana For A.D.D. Instead Of Adderall?

". . . .Andrew, Weed Is Nothing Short Of A Miracle For Me . . ." Read more
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Newt Gingrich Interview With Politico's Allen

"Solving Our Education Crisis": Wants Open-ended Charter Schools & Pay To Learn Plan Read more
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Dear Millennials: Your Parents Lied To You

"You're wonderful, sweetie. Just keep working hard and you can be anything you want to be. Great job!" (soccer mom, 1992) Read more
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"Ritalin Or Recess?" Are Schools Promoting The Use Of Drugs?

"Study high, take the test high, get high scores" - NYU Student Read more
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"The Facebook Privacy War: What Is Personal Data?"

Regarding technology and social network sites in particular, when you have privacy policies that are changed mid-stream and where the customer has to actively monitor (!) the site's privacy settings . . . Read more
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THE MOST IN-DEMAND DEGREES FOR FUTURE TOP JOBS. Part 2.

One caveat: Dual Skill Set Required. Will a degree be enough to land a job? Think again. Read more
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War On Cancer & Chemicals Affecting Our Kids

"Some 41 percent of Americans Will Be Diagnosed With Cancer": Six Things We Can Do Read more
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The Grown-Up Brain: Better Than The Younger Version?

Woo-Hoo. Barbara Stauch Shares Some Very Good News From Her New Book Read more
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Chatroulette: Is Your Teen/Tween On This On-Line "Porn" Chat Room?

What Every Parent MUST Know: New Free Video Chat Site With No Real Age Restriction Making It Big With The Younger Set Read more
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Fired! Entire High School Staff & Faculty

Update May 17, 2010 - ReHired! CNN Reports: "Rhode Island School Reaches Deal To Rehire Teachers, Union Says" Read more
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NYT: "We Have Met The Enemy And He Is PowerPoint"

"When We Understand That Slide, We'll Have Won The War:" General Scott McChrystal Read more
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National Geographic Bee FINALS

Hosted By Alex Trebek - Spread The Word - 5 Million Kids Entered! Read more
Now, keeping in mind these fourfold interests - interest in conversation, or communication; in inquiry, or finding out things; in making things or construction; and in artistic expression - we may say they are natural resources, the uninvested capital, upon the exercise of which depends the active growth of the child..
John Dewey, The School and Society, 1900
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