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  • Land of Linkin'

     
    A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. --- "Picking the right fit doesn’t require much natural talent. All that’s required...
  • Meet the L.A. school board candidates

     
    Meet the L.A. school board candidates...
  • Should Teach for America pack its bags?

     
    By Jessica Reynolds Teach for America is great in theory. Recent graduates from elite universities teach for two years in underserved school systems, move on to successful careers in business, politics, healthcare, etc, and act as lifelong advocates for...
  • Family remembers Elizabeth Nass as 'smart, bold, intelligent'

    Family remembers Elizabeth Nass as 'smart, bold, intelligent'
    Just a week ago, Elizabeth Conway Nass sat down with her father, Eric, to plan out a semester abroad in Norway. She wanted his advice on how she would spend the second half of her junior year overseas while staying on track to earn a bachelor's degree in...
  • How Chicago's Teacher Strike Explains the Education De-revolution

    How Chicago's Teacher Strike Explains the Education De-revolution
    Several good friends of mine work as Chicago Public School teachers, and as the strike continues this week, I can’t help but point out it seems like Chicago’s great at coughing up money for Olympic bids, NATO summits, and TIFF slush funds, but...
  • Actor Tony Danza On New Book 'I'd Like To Apologize To Every Teacher I Ever Had'

    Actor Tony Danza On New Book 'I'd Like To Apologize To Every Teacher I Ever Had'
    As an actor, Tony Danza had conquered nearly every entertainment realm – TV, the movies, even Broadway – when one day three years ago, he felt a powerful urge to chase a childhood dream and become a teacher. He'd been inspired, watching a documentary made...
  • Senator reflects on sailor's shooting death

    Senator reflects on sailor's shooting death
    State Sen. Bill Ferguson, an alumnus of the Teach for America program, was helping former student Antuan Gladden through the process of applying for a job when Gladden's brother, a Navy sailor named Alonzo, was gunned down in front of a relative's home. ...
  • Malia Burns and Bill Kiolbasa: Matchmaker, matchmaker

    Malia Burns and Bill Kiolbasa: Matchmaker, matchmaker
    It was just after Labor Day in 2008 when Malia Burns took a break from the commotion at the Seattle wedding reception of her dear high school friend, Rose Pierce. Alone in a small alcove away from the action, Malia was watching the Ohio State-USC game on...
  • 'Terrordome' describes teaching at a West Baltimore high school

    'Terrordome' describes teaching at a West Baltimore high school
    During Heather Kirn Lanier's two years in Baltimore as a neophyte teacher, she taught at a city high school that backed up against Mount Olivet Cemetery. She could clearly see tombstones from her classroom window. Each time Lanier took in the view,...
  • A post-election agenda for Maryland schools

    When Marylanders cast their ballots on Election Day, they said "yes, you can" to same-sex couples who want to get married, to young people whose families immigrated here illegally and who hope to receive in-state tuition, and to casino operators who...