Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Today's EduGaggle

Students in one California College have found a new way to raise their G.P.A.'s: they pay for 'em!

Here's something for those of us who like History and Things Historical: The lost site of Jamestown
is lost no longer. (Traveler's advisory: the ghosts of Pocahontas and John Smith may very well be lurking nearby...)

Follow me to this week's midway of The Carnival of Education! Complete your Educational Experience with a visit to the Carnival of Homeschooling.

We love a good high school prank as much as anyone else, but a prank stops being funny
when animals get hurt. Scroll down for more here.

Know any great teachers in need of a little recognition? Wal-Mart is about to surprise
some 4000 of the most deserving. (Check-out the uncanny resemblance between Iowa honoree Gwen Busch and U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings.)

Another female teacher has been arrested and accused of having sex with a minor.... but this time there are
some very bizarre circumstances surrounding the case.

Somebody over at USA Today
likes giving random drug tests to high school students while somebody else doesn't. Meanwhile, one high school principal first said "yes" to drug tests but has now changed his mind.

Like many, we continue to lament the mysterious disappearance of New York City's irascible irresistibly-candid
Mr. Babylon. Does anybody out there in EduLand know what happened?

Here's an idea that we like:
tax-free college textbooks.

Today's non sequitur: McDonalds is putting Shrek on a diet!
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