School teaches by ability, not grade level -... →
Fascinated to hear what people think of this.
…gradually you come under the right influences, picking and choosing, and being...– Billy Collins, at the White House’s Poetry Workshop (via austinkleon)
Facebook vs. Google war turns nasty with Burson... →
It’s a little tough to follow exactly what is going on, but basically, the two biggest forces on the Interwebs are not getting along very well right now. I wonder what this might mean for you and me?
Well, my objectives are very limited,” she told WQXR in 1964. “I...– ‘Hey, Boo’: A New Documentary Explores Why Harper Lee Wrote … And Didn’t : Monkey See : NPR
'Hey, Boo': A New Documentary Explores Why Harper... →
roadtrip304: Gold Days seeming to be, wanting to...
The great thing about writing a book is that it brings you into contact with...– Christopher Hitchens (via austinkleon)
Who says informational diagrams have to be lame? Very cool design work.
The truth probably lies somewhere in the middle.– Intriguing article about the dissidents living in Tripoli. Pay particular attention to the reporter’s take on journalists in Libya. Rebels exist but hiding in Gadhafi’s capital - CNN.com
Five things Microsoft may do with Skype - CNN.com →
It’s just speculation of course, but it’s interesting to think about how Skype might change now that Microsoft owns it.
Star Wars Uncut / Watch the Movie →
I can’t believe I didn’t know this existed until today. This is exceptional.
Budget Mix-Up Provides Nation's Schools With... →
» New York Times 50 Most Challenging Words... →
Brilliantly helpful. Thanks to Mrs. Sheldon for sharing this one.
O Magazine's Un-Quiz #3: Take a Family Portrait... →
It’s called an Un-Quiz, but Miranda July developed it and you might as well consider it five bonus Learning to Love You More assignments. Add these to the mix.
Even Comic Book Writers Get Caught Up in Politics...
and Neil Gaiman no less
Learning To Love You More →
Starting this week … and lasting until infinity. Or June 1st. Whichever comes first.
A child asks: Does this mean the wars are over? -... →
Another interesting perspective that we might not otherwise get.
Twitter user unknowingly reported bin Laden attack... →
KARL ROVE: After Bin Laden's Death, President... →
Another perspective on the situation and what may lay ahead for President Obama.
Kristen Breitweiser: Today Is Not a Day of... →
Important. Read this. It’s a perspective I could not possibly hope to offer in any other way.
Now, stop questioning Obama's legitimacy - CNN.com →
This is an interesting commentary — most notable because it is coming from the perspective of someone who typically criticizes President Obama.
Now, stop questioning Obama's legitimacy - CNN.com →
An interesting commentary from someone who typically criticizes President Obama. Well worth the read.
Osama bin Laden Dead, U.S. Officials Say -... →
We will be talking about the importance of this moment on Monday.
Michelle Rhee: Making Evaluations Work for... →
or educators who teach subjects and grades tested under federal law, half of a teacher’s evaluation is based on student achievement data. Critics say we shouldn’t judge teachers based on how their students do on tests, but that doesn’t make sense. It would be irresponsible to ignore student growth when we have the ability to measure it. Good teachers know this. They don’t...
Superman, erstwhile defender of truth, justice, and the American way, has given...– Superman is no longer an American | Books | Newswire | The A.V. Club
I came to the conclusion … that No Child Left Behind has turned into a timetable...– Quite a point of view. Diane Ravitch, the former assistant Secretary for Education, explains why she changed her mind on No Child Left Behind. (via nprfreshair)
I don’t know how anyone survived,” Maddox said. “We’re...– Southern storms: ‘I don’t know how anyone survived’ - CNN.com
Flamingos invade yards to support Mt. Blue Music... →
Awesome, awesome, awesome idea for a really good cause.
What Apple and Google do with your location data -... →
Are they tracking you? Sort of. Take a look at this article on cellphone info tracking. It clears up some misconceptions and raises some other questions.
Start copying [what] you love. Copy copy copy copy. At the end of [the] copy you...– Designer Yohji Yamamoto’s advice to young people (via austinkleon)
Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us...– Ira Glass (via austinkleon)
A sweet piece of amazing coming out of 304. ...
Sony’s investigations over the past week determined that an “unauthorized person” had obtained users’ names, home addresses, e-mail addresses, birth dates and passwords, according to a statement being sent to all account holders. The attack also has crippled Sony’s PlayStation Network, which has some 70 million subscribers and has been down since April 20. The network...
Your hatred of "Friday" is making Rebecca Black... →
The love-hate fascination with Rebecca Black—the Ark Music Factory-pressed PlayDoh pop star whose song “Friday” forces listeners to consider the ceaseless onward plodding of the days in more ways than one—is most likely making her wealthy, so there. Forbes, America’s foremost chroniclers of how much more money people make than you, estimates that Black’s 30 million-and-growing hits on her viral...
Amazon seller lists book at $23,698,655.93 -- plus... →
The other equation automatically set its price at 0.9983 times the price of the other book. So the prices of the two books escalated in tandem into the millions, with the second book always selling for slightly less than the first. (Not that that matters much when you’re selling a book about flies for millions of dollars). The incident highlights a little-known fact about e-commerce sites...