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By: Andrew Seaton, Ph.D. Format: Paperback, 266pp Product Code / ISBN: 9780980662009 Description: Billions of dollars are spent every year on school reform.
"The rope bridge is connected to the top of the jail cell, built to accommodate evil doers, thieves and little sisters." Designer Steve Kuhl fulfills every boy's fantasy with this insanely cool pirate ship bedroom. The six-year-old occupant from Minnesota chose between a space ship, race car, castle, and pirate ship. Most of us would probably agree, he made an excellent decision.
By STEPHANIE BANCHERO Efforts to revamp public education are increasingly focused on evaluating teachers using student test scores, but school districts nationwide are only beginning to deal with the practical challenges of implementing those changes. Mike Brown for The Wall Street Journal
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In 1949, the comedian Sid Caesar brought together a legendary group of comedy writers and created one of the biggest television hits of the 1950s, Your Show of Shows . Caesar’s team included Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, and Neil Simon. It may have been the greatest writing staff in the history of television. They developed the show in a small suite of rooms on the sixth floor of 130 West 56th Street in Manhattan. Caesar created a fun and improvisational environment, where the team would riff on each other’s ideas constantly. “Jokes would be changed 50 times,” Mel Brooks later remembered.
These tools offer free functionality that extend and enhance the possibilities for instructional uses of Twitter. Twitter is playing a role in more classrooms every day. Articles like “ 6 Examples of Using Twitter in the Classroom ” and “ 100 Ways To Teach With Twitter ” have drawn tens of thousands of readers, a clear testament to the high level of academic interest in this wildly popular microblogging platform. Teachers are finding new ways to use Twitter to engage their students, build stronger academic and professional relationships, and to share information in a richer learning environment, and they are using tools like these to bring more fun and functionality to the process.
Overview Correction : Nicholas Carr's article "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" was published in the summer of 2008, not the summer of 2009 as this report originally stated. A survey of nearly 900 Internet stakeholders reveals fascinating new perspectives on the way the Internet is affecting human intelligence and the ways that information is being shared and rendered. The web-based survey gathered opinions from prominent scientists, business leaders, consultants, writers and technology developers. It is the fourth in a series of Internet expert studies conducted by the Imagining the Internet Center at Elon University and the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.
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By Tibby Rothman What can $1 a year get a billionaire in Los Angeles these days? Evidently, a property worth $7.7 million.
City of L.A. Smuggles $884 Million From Redevelopment Agency At Surprise Meeting, Ducking State Cuts And Public ScrutinyUpdate: Do we really want $1 billion and the future of L.A. urban development to remain trapped in the incestual CRA-City Hall family ? Update: Turns out they actually transferred all CRA assets and projects , bringing the total city transfer to more like an abstract $1 billion, according to Kaye. Ron Kaye, ex-editor of LA Daily News , spotted the sneak thundercloud yesterday: a mysterious "special meeting" posted to the Community Redevelopment Agency's website, at which CRA commissioners would decide the fate of $884 million. (Too bad we were busy pulling our hair out over that silly meeting on the Zoning Code .)
The Luxe Grand Avenue Project, if ever built on a hunk of taxpayer-owned land downtown, will feature a glittery five-star hotel and the curious involvement of the wealthy royal family of Dubai , who control a tiny Gulf oil nation cited by the U.S. State Department for human rights abuses. One thing the public project does not feature, however, is transparency. In a series of moves unusual even for the cloaked deals that precede official rubber-stamping of controversial projects in Los Angeles, key politicians in City Hall and the County Hall of Administration will not — or maybe cannot — answer basic questions about a project that will receive up to $158 million in taxpayer subsidies.
By Tibby Rothman and Jill Stewart In a move that California Gov. Jerry Brown might see as L.A.'s "let them eat cake" moment, the city's Community Redevelopment Agency has set aside $5.5 million in public help for Watts -- yet earmarked $52 million for a garage for Eli Broad's museum.
by Jodie T. Allen, Senior Editor, Pew Research Center Were confirmation needed that the American public is in a sour mood, the 2010 midterm elections provided it.
Illustration by Ellen Weinstein . Jamie Soja Henzi reviews the Tenderloin hotel room of Kheali Maua, a 27-year-old recently released inmate.