Education: Morning Roundup
Morning Roundup: From the Los Angeles Times: Rallies to focus on cutbacks in education Protests by students, parents and...
From the Los Angeles Times: Rallies to focus on cutbacks in education
Protests by students, parents and faculty members are planned at state campuses and in Sacramento.
From The Washington Post: R.I. district may rehire fired high school teachers
Obama had supported firings but triggered criticism from teachers.
From The New York Times: No-Child Law Is a Highlight of Hearing on Education
Education Secretary Arne Duncan has a large, ambitious agenda, of which the revision of the No Child Left Behind law is perhaps the most prominent question mark.
From NPR: The Teen Brain: It's Just Not Grown Up Yet
Nerve cells that connect teenagers' frontal lobes with the rest of their brains are sluggish. Teenagers don't have as much of the fatty coating called myelin, or "white matter," that adults have in this area. Recent studies show that neural insulation isn't complete until the mid-20s. This also may explain why teenagers often seem so maddeningly self-centered. And insight requires - that's right - a fully connected frontal lobe.
Image via Luis Sinco at the Los Angeles Times.