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Required Readings

Columbus in school, Boko Haram, bye BYU, campus shootings, hypnosis settlement, Duncan out, and more: Required Readings, 10.11.15

Because last week was a wash, today we have twice the normal number of Required Readings. Luckily, the news has been chock full of education-related stories to choose from. Today is Columbus Day/Indigenous People’s day in the U.S., which raises all sorts of conflicted feelings about celebration of his legacy. As …

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Required Readings

School shooting fiction, librarians leaving, STEM education, universal pre-K, and more: Required Readings, 9.2.14

A Maryland teacher has been placed on leave and “taken in for an emergency medical evaluation” for a book he wrote prior to his hiring about a school shooting…900 years in the future. I wonder what these folks would have thought about the stories Stephen King published while still working …

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Guns in Schools May Mean No Insurance. Oops! Awkward.

Insurance companies are starting to refuse coverage to public school districts that allow teachers to carry guns in class. From USA Today, linked above: A new Kansas law allowing gun owners to carry weapons in public buildings, including schools, has thrust a major Des Moines-based insurer into the national gun …

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