Guest blog series - Reconciling standards- and data-driven accountability with 21st century skills

In August I put out the call for guest bloggers on the topic of Reconciling standards- and data-driven accountability with the '21st century skills' movement. I had a number of people volunteer to take on the issue (enough for two per day!). Next week we'll see what they have to say...

  • Monday, September 20 - Shawn Cornally & Aaron Eyler
  • Tuesday, September 21 - Jason Klein & Karen Szymusiak
  • Wednesday, September 22 - Kyle Pace & Tony VonBank
  • Thursday, September 23 - Carl Anderson & Dave Cormier
  • Friday, September 24 - Joe Bower & Dan McGuire
  • Saturday, September 25 - Matt Landahl & Tyler Rice
  • Sunday, September 26 - Richard Kassissieh & Andrew Smith
  • I know these will spark some great conversations. Happy reading (in advance)!

    Why American history lives between the cracks

    The stories we tell define history. So who gets the mic in America?

    • History is written by lions. But it's also recorded by lambs.
    • In order to understand American history, we need to look at the events of the past as more prismatic than the narrative given to us in high school textbooks.
    • Including different voices can paint a more full and vibrant portrait of America. Which is why more walks of American life can and should be storytellers.
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    Juice is terrible for children. Why do we keep giving it to them?

    A glass of juice has as much sugar, ounce for ounce, as a full-calorie soda. And those vitamins do almost nothing.

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    Quick: think back to childhood (if you've reached the scary clown you've gone too far). What did your parents or guardians give you to keep you quiet? If you're anything like most parents, it was juice. But here's the thing: juice is bad for you. 

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    Orangutans exhibit awareness of the past

    Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club

    (Eugene Sim/Shutterstock)
    Surprising Science
    • Orangutan mothers wait to sound a danger alarm to avoid tipping off predators to their location
    • It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
    • This ability may come from a common ancestor
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