Caught Being Good
A British “maths” and PE teacher has solved the age-old problem of students tipping back their chairs and falling. He’s invented an untippable chair.
St. Paul Teaching Fellows
Since launching in late 2007, the alternative certification project has garnered applications from 430 prospective new teachers. The Minnesota program is seeking 30 to 50 new teachers for the fall; 250 in five years.
Names on the Blackboard
The principal of Hamilton High in Memphis tells the local paper that other than two large fights last fall that resulted in multiple arrests each and a shooting this month, Hamilton is “not a den of violence.” Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how’d you like the play?
New York Times edublogger has important things to say about inner city schools, but quoting the mindless, juvenile rap of Dead Prez’ “They Schools” dulls the impact. Does your school teach kids they’re only three-fifths human beings?
Names on the Board With Checkmarks