TV Makes Girls Feel Like Crap About Themselves, But Does Wonders for White Boys
By Cassie Murdoch, Jezebel
What they found after they'd controlled for age, body image, and baseline self-esteem was that television exposure was responsible for a decrease in self-esteem in both white and black girls and black boys, but it led to an increase in self-esteem in white boys.
How Open Education is Changing the Texture of Content
By Frank Catalano, MindShift
Content that was structured linearly, captured in books as all-inclusive monoliths with a predetermined progression for a uniform, somewhat "creamy" instructional consistency, is shifting to newer forms of instructional content that are more "chunky," beginning as a scattered landscape of digital pieces that are then assembled to support full courses.
How to Identify Mysterious Images Online
By Tasha Bergson-Michelson, Mind/Shift
Can't figure out the source of an image you found online? There's an easy trick you might not know about - and it's an essential tool for citing sources.
Why Twitter and Facebook Are Not Good Instructional Tools
By Paul Barnwell, EdWeek
But over the past two years, I've seen or read about too many teachers and students who have become enamored with-even addicted to-social media and cell phone applications that fail to offer true pedagogical advantage or promote critical thinking.
When Do Kids Become Adults?
NY Times Room for Debate
Is it time to rethink the age of adulthood? Do the age requirements for certain rights need to be lowered or raised? Shouldn't they at least be consistent?
Life Connected: "Sparti Parties" Reunite Students, Teacher 60 Years Later
By Lolita Lopez, NBC Los Angeles
Alumni, now grand- and great-grandparents, reunite to celebrate the man who has connected their lives.
Justin Bieber's hilarious high school commencement
By Valerie Strauss, Washington Post
Ellen DeGeneres, on her television show "Ellen," put on a commencement ceremony for teenage superstar Justin Bieber, who really did just graduate from high school.
A Gap in College Graduates Leaves Some Cities Behind
By Sabrina Tevernise, NY Times
As cities like this one try to reinvent themselves after losing large swaths of their manufacturing sectors, they are discovering that one of the most critical ingredients for a successful transformation - college graduates - is in perilously short supply.
Higher Education's Online Revolution
By JOHN E. CHUBB And TERRY M. MOE, Wall St. Journal
The substitution of technology (which is cheap) for labor (which is expensive) can vastly increase access to an elite-caliber education.
No More Whack-A-Mole: My Conversion to Collaborative Learning
By Rob Kriete, EdWeek
I began involving students in day-to-day procedures that I had historically micro-managed, like attendance and the distribution and collection of assignments and materials. I also identified the following helpful strategies:
Romney's School Surprise
By JAMES E. RYAN, NY Times
Mr. Romney would give poor students and those with disabilities the right to attend any public or charter school in their state.
The US public school system is under attack
By Liza Featherstone, AlJazeera
In Philadelphia, the privatisation of the public school system isn't working - yet the stage is set for even more.
L.A. Unified sex harassment settlement could unravel
from L.A. Times - Education by Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times
Terms of the agreement involving an employee's complaint against former Supt. Ramon C. Cortines and its premature disclosure emerge as problems.