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Drowning bunnies, free speech in British unis, LA budget woes, non-weather school closings, and skeptical parenting: Required Readings, 01.25.16

The president of a Catholic university suggested in a discussion about student retention that faculty stop thinking of freshmen as “cuddly bunnies,” noting: “You just have to drown the bunnies” by removing students more likely of dropping out, preferably before the late September date when enrollment statistics must be reported to the …

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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 …

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Wisconsin woes, promoting Christianity in school, why student should fail, UNC program cuts, child poverty, humanistic medicine, chocolate fraud, and more: Required Readings, 05.31.15

Best education headline of the week: What the heck is going on with Wisconsin public education? Among the plans raising eyebrows: efforts to trim teacher training requirements that would put high school graduates in the classroom and a giveaway to private schools via vouchers. A Colorado teacher has filed a lawsuit …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 28 November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving, teachers and learners! I’ve got required readings for you today, but please spend time with loved ones and/or the Mythbusters before completing your assignment. An article in Slate describing academic department cuts at Minnesota State University Moorhead and the University of the District of Columbia got a lot …

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