Editor’s note: A version of this essay was originally published on Medium. It has been edited for length and clarity. If you have a story you’d like to share about education, you can read more about how to submit a guest essay for Education Lab here. I organize a community group of entrepreneurs who are building educational technology companies in Seattle. We meet periodically to share, help and support each other. At one such meeting, a mom, who also runs an after-school center for kids, told me that when her daughter was behind in math, she enrolled her in a program where kids have to fill out work sheets in a strict progression. Excited to see that her daughter could now solve “3+6” on the work sheets, the mother then gave her daughter a situational problem as they were in the car: “There are six cars in this parking lot, and three on the road. How many in total?” she asked. “I don’t know,” the daughter answered. The mom … [Read more...] about Guest essay: When will we stop teaching kids to memorize math?
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Land-use control in parks is important because city administration after city administration has eroded our fixed supply of places where you won’t be run over. Even though our essential problem is water, our parks are a demonstration of what makes Denver unique: They do not belong here. We live in a semi-arid desert in the leeward of mountains that remove Pacific moisture from the air. Before there was Denver, this area was a short-grass prairie which was mostly brown until spring. Through the spring we were green. As soon as summer heat arrived, we went back to brown.The only trees that grew here were along the banks of the usually dry creek beds. They were mostly cottonwoods. The great mountains west of town meant we were not a stop on the way to California. When the railroad decided to go through Cheyenne, we teetered at the brink of being a little town out in the middle of nowhere forever. When the South Platte River shrank to a dribble, as was its habit now and then, water … [Read more...] about Op Ed: Why Land-Use Control in Parks Is Important
Guest Columnist Kathy Schaefer of South Euclid runs an environmental committee with Sierra Club called the Urban Issues Committee. They watch what is happening to green space in Northeast Ohio and work to help save the area's historic treasures. Kathy Schaefer, with the Urban Issues Committee of the Sierra Club Photo Courtesy of Kathy Schaefer I attended Plain Dealer reporter Laura Demarco's talk on her award-winning book "Lost Cleveland." She is a great writer who uses just the right words to make her point. I asked her a question: What can people do when they see special properties at risk? She said to contact your mayor, city council person, etc., and speak up. So I am speaking up. Such is the case for my recent concern: "Nela Park," The General Electric Co. property located in East Cleveland, near my community of South Euclid. Nela Park is for sale, and I worry. Go to the company's website, and you will see a picture of Albert Einstein visiting Nela Park. The park … [Read more...] about Speaking up for Nela Park: Kathy Schaefer (Opinion)
December 10, 2018 By MKE Community Journal Leave a Comment Here in the city of Milwaukee we are often compared to bigger places, specifically as it relates to the living conditions, and support in the African American community. In places like North Carolina or Atlanta Georgia, reports show financial prosperity, better support systems, and more involvement from professional athletes and entertainers. It is no secret that Milwaukee has been plagued with low income wages, segregation, racial profiling etc, but perhaps the biggest blemish is the crime rate and homicides. Despite the problems, there have been increased efforts by elected officials, Professional athletes to show support in times of need. On November 19 at approximately 8pm, young Sandra Parks was murdered after bullets were fired into her home on Keefe Avenue. A grieving mother Bernice Parks did not ask for much help with funeral arrangements, she only took to facebook to ask for the donation on shirts, “Can anyone … [Read more...] about NBA Players, Elected Officials come together to raise funds for family of Sandra Parks
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Asbury Park man learns how to read and write — at age 63 He couldn't read road signs or a menu. Kim Davis' story is less rare than you think. It's a problem a Monmouth County nonprofit is trying to address. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Jerry Carino, @njhoopshaven Published 5:00 a.m. ET April 30, 2018 | Updated 10:49 a.m. ET April 30, 2018 CLOSE Lifelong Asbury Park resident Kim Davis, 63, discusses how he never learned to read or write until recently. Peter Ackerman He couldn't read road signs or a … [Read more...] about Asbury Park man learns how to read and write — at age 63
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Sports Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByAndrew Keh May 7, 2018 GHENT, Belgium — Benjamin Bundervoet was wearing his normal workday outfit — a blue-and-white feathered headdress, a fringed tunic and chaps, bright paint streaked across his cheeks — as he stepped onto the grass. For the next few hours, Bundervoet would be Buffalo Ben, the official team mascot for K.A.A. Gent, a top Belgian soccer team. As the players warmed up before kickoff at a recent home match, Bundervoet smiled and waved a flag bearing the team’s logo, the profile of a Native American, which is also plastered around the Ghelamco Arena. Scenes like this play out every weekend across Europe, where teams big and small and across a variety of sports employ Native American names, symbols and concepts of wildly variable authenticity in their branding. There’s the hockey … [Read more...] about Tomahawk Chops and Indian Mascots: In Europe, Teams Don’t See a Problem