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How long should the school year be?

January 21, 2011 – 11:09 am

Arizona lawmakers are proposing a plan that would allow public districts and charter schools to shorten their school year. As I understand it, it would require them to increase the daily minutes of school to …

College study: What are students learning?

January 20, 2011 – 10:41 am

A new book looks at how undergraduates across the country perform on a test that apparently determines how much they’re learning. It is written about here.
The bottom line? They don’t learn much, according to the …

I’ll get to my e-reader when I finish my books

January 18, 2011 – 3:49 pm

My husband surprised me at Christmas and got me a basic e-reader. OK, so it wasn’t MUCH of a surprise. He’d seen me researching them online. Oh, and he asked me what I wanted.
But then …

Goodbye 2010! Now, could 2011 please slow down

January 6, 2011 – 11:23 am

It’s already the 6th of January?
How did that happen?
It can’t be. The Christmas tree is still up. I haven’t really broken in my 2011 desk calendar (I’m still addicted to my Outlook one).
I haven’t made …