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RR: 10 March 2013

Good morning, scholars! I know many of us will be especially grumpy today after sacrificing an hour of sleep on the altar of daylight savings. Please take all the time you need for these Required Readings; there’s no quiz:

Stories about public school districts that are adopting the newfangled “flipped curriculum” abound. Are you using this at your school yet?

If, like me, you are not fortunate enough to attend SXSW, you can view the conference’s education content here, including the speech from Bill Gates.

SAT bashing remains a popular pastime. Team ACT!

Have you participated in MOOC learning? Comradde PhysioProffe says they prepare children of the proletariat for their lives as drones while reserving real education (and the accompanying jobs) for the children of fat cats. So…not a fan.

Have you played with President Obama’s new College Scorecard yet? As the parent of a 16-year-old, I have been playing with it A LOT.

STEM teachers! Apply by April 1 for astronaut training through the Teachers in Space program!

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DrShell is an Associate Professor of English at a small liberal arts college. She teaches world literature, composition, popular culture, and speculative fiction and serves as faculty sponsor for the Secular Student Alliance. DrShell lives in tame suburbia with her husband and son and a pack of rescued pets, where she spends a lot of time running, taking Body Pump classes, and thinking about getting another tattoo.

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