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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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Special Ed Defense, Teach for America, Khan Academy, and more math, earlier- Required Readings 3/9/2014

Everybody’s growing up or out!!! The struggle continues: a mom explains why her child deserves a education., even though he’s disabled. Why is this even a question? Some interesting developments over at Teach for America– someone over there is finally listening to the critics or maybe they think it’s a …

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Required Reading 1/23/2014

Hi! This is Speecharella,  and I’m happy to be a new author on the site.  I’m a speech pathologist at a public school district.This is my first post so here goes: On the topic of why so many well-educated people owe so much money, Rebecca Schumann at Slate, aka pankisseskafka, …

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Required Readings, 24 October 2013

Are spiders infesting your school? Why not close for the day? (I thought about including this in next week’s Halloween edition of Required Readings, but it was too good to pass up today). Faculty Couples, for Better or Worse – The Chronicle’s take on couples who take jobs at the …

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