Education: Morning Roundup, Pink Slip Parade
From The New York Times: On Formspring, an E-Vite to Teenage Insults
It is the online version of the bathroom wall in school, the place to scrawl raw, anonymous gossip. A relatively new social networking site has become a magnet for comments, many of them nasty and sexual.
From The Seattle Times: Seattle school layoffs much less than in '09
Pink slips will go to 25 teachers and 11 elementary-school counselors in Seattle schools this week.
From The Wall Street Journal: City Will Cut 6,400 Teachers
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected Thursday to announce 6,400 teacher job cuts when he releases his budget proposal for the next fiscal year, according to an official with knowledge of his plans.
From The New York Times: A Campus Where Unlearning Is First
At American University in Cairo, students are taught to analyze and hypothesize, a method at odds with the country’s traditional method of rote learning.
From the Boston Globe: School Committee OK’s student feedback on teachers
A measure that calls for students to provide “constructive feedback’’ to their teachers was approved by the Boston School Committee last night, after students had spent two years working for its passage.
Photogrphs via Nicholas Nixon for The New York Times.