Required Readings, 1 August 2013
Good afternoon, teachers and learners! I’m writing to you from a computer lab with a terrible keyboard, so please pardon the brevity of this required reading list.
Talking at mealtimes boosts children’s confidence – So says a study, referring to mealtimes at home, not necessarily at school.
Paleontology MOOC is on its way – Complete with game-based learning, apparently. Do you level-up after you pass an exam?
U.S. Higher-Education System Perpetuates White Privilege, Report Says – The disparities are not explained by college-readiness, either.
In Swartz Case, ‘World Didn’t See Leadership’ From MIT – An internal report also affirms that MIT didn’t intervene on Swartz’s behalf or ask the government for leniency.
In Missouri, Race Complicates a Transfer to Better Schools – A political scientist is quoted in the article: “Most folks are for having equal opportunity, having good schools for everyone…We’re all about that in the abstract. You start to see support levels drop when it turns into a real-life thing.”
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