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Missouri School Offers Glimpse at Emerging Damage of No Child Left Behind Debacle

"The story of Hanna Woods is being repeated nationwide this fall as thousands of schools fail to meet the standards of the federal No Child Left Behind act." So begins a Friday, Dec. 4 St. Louis Post-Dispatch article by Valerie Schremp Hahn titled "Schools Falling Farther Behind." In order to grasp what's happening at the little elementary [...]

Government Schools Are Bad for Your Kids: What You Need to Know

Don't get your panties in a knot; that headline isn't me talking. It's the actual name of a book published this year by Cazenovia Books and written by James Ostrowski. I got word via an article by the same name on New American. While the book promises some interesting facts, figures, and American educational history, Ostrowski's political [...]


The War on Kids

Big News: College Students Learning for the Sake of Learning!

Couldn't deny it - there on my computer screen reported as news sat the Nov. 27, Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune.comĀ  article, "Learning for the Sake of Learning." It was news because 50 students at Augsburg College are the first involved in a three-year pilot program that involves receiving credit for five courses in a semester during which [...]

NOVA’s “What Are Dreams?” and Learning

Just a quick note to say I had the pleasure of watching NOVA's "What Are Dreams?" last night. As always, I was particularly interested in the connection between learning, sleep, and how dreams may help the learning process. Unfortunately, I missed the opportunity to ask a question of one of the scientists whose theories were presented in the [...]

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