Required Readings

Student vets, classroom accommodations, brave spaces, academic competition, homework and social justice, and more: Required Readings, 05.24.15

A federal requirement that public colleges and universities receiving GI Bill funding provide recent veterans with in-state tuition will take effect on January 1, 2016, rather than July 1 of this year.

From our sister site Skeptability: a college student with autism discusses in the context of a chemistry lab how professors can improve the educational experiences of learning disabled and other students.

A teacher reflects on the The Power of Gold Nail Polish in creating “brave spaces” for students and instructors in the classroom.

The case for de-emphasizing academic competition and focusing on progress and learning using standards as benchmarks.

Homework Is a Social Justice Issue.

A class-action lawsuit alleges that one Los Angeles school district has failed to address the impact of trauma on student learning, testing whether “complex trauma” qualifies as a disability under federal law

Parents in northern Nigeria are pulling their daughters from school in response to mass abductions by Boko Haram militants.

How urban commuter students find space for academic work at home.

A father is suing local, state, and federal education officials claiming that the teaching of evolution, which he says is a religion, violates his child’s Constitutional rights.

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Librarienne is a university librarian who sees her professional mission as teaching the masses how to separate the wheat from the chaff in today's expanding universe of information, that everything you read requires a critical eye, and how to properly use apostrophes.

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