100 principal blogs - Update 2


It's been about a month since I announced a new CASTLE project: to get 100 new principal blogs up and running within 100 days.

To date we've had 43 request for new principal blogs. All 43 have been created; 16 are already active (i.e., the principal has started posting). We've also created blogs for two central office administrators that requested them.

Over the next few days we will update our list of known principal blogs to reflect these new numbers. We've also found out about a few other principal bloggers that were previously unknown to us, so that's great too!

Please keep encouraging your local administrators to participate in this project. Blogging can have a number of tangible benefits for principals. The link to the project home page is

If just one principal in your local area decided to try blogging, that would be a great start!

Car culture and suburbs grow right-wing populism, claims study

New research links urban planning and political polarization.

Pixabay
Politics & Current Affairs
  • Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.
  • Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
  • People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
Keep reading Show less

How to split the USA into two countries: Red and Blue

Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.

Image: Dicken Schrader
Strange Maps
  • America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
  • Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
  • Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
Keep reading Show less

NASA astronomer Michelle Thaller on ​the multiple dimensions of space and human sexuality

Science and the squishiness of the human mind. The joys of wearing whatever the hell you want, and so much more.

Flickr / 13winds
Think Again Podcasts
  • Why can't we have a human-sized cat tree?
  • What would happen if you got a spoonful of a neutron star?
  • Why do we insist on dividing our wonderfully complex selves into boring little boxes
Keep reading Show less