Unplugged Elementary Kids and Online Tests Don’t Mix

Published by EducationNews.org — Children need a childhood first, technology much later. Recently I was at a luncheon where a Mom and Grandma minded their two-year-old by plugging him into a propped-up iPad and putting food at his right hand.  He remained inert unless the iPad fell flat or snacks ran out.  But twice in theContinue reading “Unplugged Elementary Kids and Online Tests Don’t Mix”

Common Core Snubs Literature, Loves ‘Informational Text’

Published by EducationNews.org — Ah, the restorative powers of great art. by Julia Steiny Ah, the restorative powers of great art. Too bad classical art is so hard to enjoy without understanding the historical context and culture of the time.  It’s difficult just to imagine people who knew nothing of TV and cell phones. Trinity Repertory Theatre’sContinue reading “Common Core Snubs Literature, Loves ‘Informational Text’”