Required Readings

Missing school staff, sports program subsidies, Common Core repeals, the Flame Challenge, and more: Required Readings, 11.15.15

The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Huffington Post investigated the use of student fees and other subsidies by public universities to support their Division I athletic programs.

What happens when enrollment booms while budgets are slashed? In Virginia, this scenario has meant more than 11,000 “missing” teachers and staff.

The West Virginia Board of Education is moving to repeal the Common Core-based standards. Links to the new standards are available here. Arizona also recently voted to move away from Common Core.

A new book examines how where you went to high school affects your attitudes about inequality.

For the Flame Challenge, 11-year-olds from across the globe rate scientists on their answers to basic questions about how the world works to see how well the scientists can use their explanations to engage and inspire the students and to explain scientific concepts to lay audiences.

The University of Illinois approved an $875,000 settlement with professor Steven Salaita last week over its decision to revoke a job offer in response to controversial social media posts he made.

How college instructors can get their students to stop using cellphones during class.

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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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