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Pilkey banned again, default color, Christianity in LA schools, charter admissions, and more: Required Readings, 11.01.15

The latest book in Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants series will not be available at a school book fair in Michigan because one of the characters travels into the future and learns that he will be married to a man. The parent-teacher organization, school principal, and superintendent were concerned students might purchase the …

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In-Bloom wilts, debit cards for student loans, college enrollment declines, special ed brings people out : Required Reading 4/24/2014

Let’s get to it: The In-Bloom data mine is going under. I wonder what their going out of business sale will be like. Has this really been going on?  Schools delivering financial aid through debit cards with high access fees? College enrollment has been in decline since 2009. Is everybody …

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Required Reading 1/23/2014

Hi! This is Speecharella,  and I’m happy to be a new author on the site.  I’m a speech pathologist at a public school district.This is my first post so here goes: On the topic of why so many well-educated people owe so much money, Rebecca Schumann at Slate, aka pankisseskafka, …

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Required Readings, 22 August 2013

Don Prothero on scientific literacy. Elmore Leonard and exclamation marks. Steven Novella on creationist Ken Ham. Rachel Arsenault finds enjoyment and practical training in community college. Here’s your required readings for today, teachers and learners! The serious consequences of scientific illiteracy – Don Prothero gives us a sobering essay on …

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Required Readings, 18 July 2013

Good morning, teachers and learners! Here are your required readings for today. Adding spatial reasoning abilities to scores on verbal and math tests provides increased accuracy in predicting a child’s future success. Students in the US now owe the federal government over $1 Trillion on their student loans. Almost 40% …

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