“Whether educators like it or not, students have Constitutionally-protected speech and privacy rights. Every individual in the United States, no matter how young, has essential human rights and liberties that are rooted in self-autonomy, privacy, and freedom from invasive searching, tracking, and monitoring by the government.”—This is not the answer to cyberbullying | @mcleod
“While technology has great potential to bring about change, there is a dark side to the digital revolution that is too often ignored. There is a turbulent transition ahead for autocratic regimes as more of their citizens come online, but technology doesn’t just help the good guys pushing for democratic reform—it can also provide powerful new tools for dictators to suppress dissent.”—Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen: The Dark Side of the Digital Revolution - WSJ.com
“There is evidence that teachers who consistently help improve students’ standardized test scores can affect more than immediate academic performance, with students in those classes being likelier to attend college and earn more as adults. Teachers and parents argue, though, that the tests often do not accommodate students who learn differently, or let them demonstrate their knowledge creatively.”—Atlanta Cheating Scandal Reignites Testing Debate - NYTimes.com
Since 1966, Lawrence University has hosted the Great Midwest Trivia Contest – 50 consecutive hours of trivia played in teams. Greg Griffin and his daughter Marianne have played trivia for more than 20 years.