Monthly Archives: February 2013

Do Sports Build Character: High School Edition

February 27, 2013 Sometimes sports reveal and display character.

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Meanings: Outside, Inside

February 26, 2013               h/t: Kahn’s Corner, 100 Years, 94 Books Oddly, both are gaining:

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Evaluating Teachers: The Current View from K-12

February 24, 2013 Ezra Klein, the Washington Post’s chief policy wonk, has a fascinating, upbeat interview with Thomas Kane about the evaluation of teachers. Kane is professor of education and economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and faculty … Continue reading

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Meanings: “Moron,” “Oxymoron”

February 24, 2013 Say, fools, need a little precision in your put-downs? Here’s a handy guide from the National Education Association from 1910: The feeble-minded may be divided into: (1) Those who are totally arrested before the age of three … Continue reading

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Meanings: “The”

February 20, 2013 Think you know what “the” means? Think that’s the simplest of words? Think again. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals recently handed down a ruling in which it found fault with the way President Obama (and many … Continue reading

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In the Crosshairs or On the Mark?

February 15, 2013 This morning’s Inside Higher Ed has a piece on the heat being put on some college and universities presidents for failing to sign a letter to President Obama in support of stronger gun control legislation. The initiative … Continue reading

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Academic Freedom: Sponsorship and the BDS Controversy

February 6, 2013 What does it mean to “sponsor” an event at a college or university? That issue has been thrown into high profile by a controversy that has erupted at Brooklyn College (CUNY) occasioned by an event scheduled for … Continue reading

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