Sunday, November 12, 2006

Extra Credit Reading: Sunday, November 12, 2006

The Rumble in the Jungle begins: in this corner, we have Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; in that corner we have the L.A. teachers union. At stake is the undisputed title control of the second-largest public school system in the country.

School Me! which is the Los Angeles Times' voice in the EduSphere, has their weekly roundup of international EduStories.

In Denver, a hit-and-run driver struck a couple crossing a street with a stroller, killing a mom and her two young children while injuring the youngsters' father. Two individuals have been arrested. (I hope that there is a special place in hell for the people monsters who commit such crimes.)

Who's going to be "held accountable" and what can be done about all the errors in our children's science textbooks?

We have the latest dispatch from the Minnesota Front in the struggle between those who support the teaching of traditional science in our public school classrooms and those who back creationism and its variants. University professor Dr. PZ Myers attended the innaugural public meeting of Minnesota Citizens for Science Education (MnCSE) and gives us a comprehensive report over at Pharyngula.

I think that there's
more than meets the eye in the case of the teacher being suspended for failing to send a student to the office when he said "his chest hurt."

In the wake of recent school shootings and the subsequent White House Conference on School Safety, the United States Department of Education will present a one-hour Web cast to provide parents, educators, school administrators and local safety personnel with an opportunity to review their emergency management plans.
Get the details here.

David, who served in the Scottish Highlanders, has recently earned his teaching license. After blogging for several years over at The Cabarfeidh Pages, he is saying
so-long for now.

Do you know any blogging students or students who blog? Then he or she
just might qualify for a $1000 scholarship.
See our latest EduPosts here and yesterday's Extra Credit Reading there.