Reading Time: 6 minutes With gun violence on the rise for the first time since the 1990s, active shooter drills are becoming a “normal” part of the school day. Here’s what kids are being taught and why.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Government agencies continue to delay Obama-era regulations, leading to an influx of legal challenges from states.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Russia is already notorious for universities that provide “non-education.” Is an aim to stamp out independent thought behind the country’s motivations to close 40% of universities?
Reading Time: 4 minutes The New York Times is embarrassingly slow off the mark to investigate the best-selling author it promoted. And its columnists? Read and weep.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Watch out Taliban, here comes Sesame Street. A tough mushroom makes a tougher bumper. And welcome a microscopic friend.
Reading Time: 2 minutes How the GOP will penalize children. Why kids who play more are smarter. Money, it turns out, really does not lead to happiness. And another bad idea from the Pentagon.
Reading Time: 4 minutes During the president’s speech, I kept my eyes and ears peeled for anything that a journalist might want to pursue. Here are some random thoughts: Obama and Congress paid tribute to Gabby Giffords, on the mend from the massacre in Tucson—but Obama said not a word about the explosion of guns into nearly every corner Read More
Reading Time: 1 minute Kudos to the Los Angeles Times for publishing an excellent investigative piece today on how difficult it is to fire a tenured teacher in California, no matter what the charges. The piece starts with a juicy lede: The eighth-grade boy held out his wrists for teacher Carlos Polanco to see. He had just explained to Read More