04.19.2016

A recent article in The New Yorker exposed some interesting aspects about why educational “reforms” often fail. Highlighting the efforts of a Bay Area private school system started by a former tech executive, the author, Rebecca Mead, gets into great detail of how the “disruption” that upended the cab and hotel industries across America, is a tougher road to tread with schools.

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09.29.2015

Every year, as August slouches toward September, public schools around the country resume classes—and bemoan the difficulty of finding enough teachers:

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Another week, another Cosmos episode, and another ridiculous creationist reaction.

This week the third Cosmos episode aired, focusing on the wonders of comets—such as Halley’s Comet, whose grand elliptical circumnavigation of the solar system parallels a human lifespan, as it did for Mark Twain—and the inevitable, glorious collision of our own galaxy with Andromeda. These are fascinating topics that can spark curious imaginations and make kids want to know more about science.

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