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The New Yorker Tries To Be Funny About The New SAT 

Directions: Match the italicized [slanty] word or phrase with its meaning.

1.Mike, like, likes Emily, but not like that. The best meaning of “like” is:

(a) you know
(b)	um
(c) similar to
(d) derives pleasure from
(e) lolz

The New and Improved SAT)
Yes, There’s a MOOC for Hogwarts: All 7 Years In Just 9 Weeks  (via The A.V. Club)
The Worst Child Characters on TV

1. Sydney Graham, Parenthood

At one point, some truly misguided teacher labeled her “gifted,” giving her even more of a free pass for such outrageous antics. 

Atlantic Wire

The Worst Child Characters on TV

1. Sydney Graham, Parenthood

At one point, some truly misguided teacher labeled her “gifted,” giving her even more of a free pass for such outrageous antics.

Atlantic Wire

ilovecharts:

via bandragirl

2 cents for education

ilovecharts:

via bandragirl

2 cents for education

(Source: nationalpriorities.org)

"Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice." http://ht.ly/vUjgRWriter Gabriel Garcia Marquez Is Dead at Age 87
(via Resegregation in the American South)
“The racial composition of Tuscaloosa’s schools varies dramatically, from 9 percent black at Rock Quarry Elementary School (above), to 99 percent black at Central High School, where D’Leisha Dent is a senior.”

(via Resegregation in the American South)
“The racial composition of Tuscaloosa’s schools varies dramatically, from 9 percent black at Rock Quarry Elementary School (above), to 99 percent black at Central High School, where D’Leisha Dent is a senior.”

"Always a student."
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humansofnewyork:

"I teach fourth grade in Harlem.""What’s your greatest struggle as a teacher?""I worry a lot about the kids.""Why’s that?""Not all the kids. Just the ones that aren’t on the ‘college track.’ Many of them just don’t have a culture of expectation at home, and it’s hard work to lift yourself out of an underprivileged situation. I actually just finished going to a trombone recital for a former student of mine. I used to coach him in hockey on weekends. He’d practice with me from 4 AM to 6 AM. Then he’d go practice trombone from 8 to 10. He did all this just so he could get into a good high school. That’s what it takes, really. Hard to do without a culture of expectation."


via ChaklbeatNY

humansofnewyork:

"I teach fourth grade in Harlem."
"What’s your greatest struggle as a teacher?"
"I worry a lot about the kids."
"Why’s that?"
"Not all the kids. Just the ones that aren’t on the ‘college track.’ Many of them just don’t have a culture of expectation at home, and it’s hard work to lift yourself out of an underprivileged situation. I actually just finished going to a trombone recital for a former student of mine. I used to coach him in hockey on weekends. He’d practice with me from 4 AM to 6 AM. Then he’d go practice trombone from 8 to 10. He did all this just so he could get into a good high school. That’s what it takes, really. Hard to do without a culture of expectation."

via ChaklbeatNY

"Filmmaker Ken Burns joins Consider This host Antonio Mora to discuss "The Address," his new documentary that follows students with learning differences at the Greenwood School in Vermont, as they work to memorize and recite Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Burns says the effort the students put into memorizing the famous speech gave them a "sense of accomplishment.""

(via Ken Burns explains what the Gettysburg Address can teach students | Al Jazeera America)

ilovecharts:

Always proofread your hatemail to English teachers
theatlantic:

The Survival Selfie

Sometimes, a self-taken photo can double as proof of life. 
Read more. [Image: Instagram]

theatlantic:

The Survival Selfie

Sometimes, a self-taken photo can double as proof of life. 

Read more. [Image: Instagram]

Blackmailed by Your Teacher? California high schoolers report being caught — and forced to rat out others — by teachers scanning Instagram, etc.

Blackmailed by Your Teacher? California high schoolers report being caught — and forced to rat out others — by teachers scanning Instagram, etc.

Charts: Rate of Learning Things in School (Blue/Green) vs. Rate of Learning Things Applicable to Real Life (In Red) via I Love Charts

BEST CLASSROOM APRIL FOOLS PRANK EVER? (by Josh W)

Word Cloud of The Catcher in the Rye