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Weekend Reading: Magazines, Alternative Weeklies, Etc.

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A roundup of magazines, alternative weeklies, and other sources I don't check every day (along with a few I do):

UPDATE:   Joel Klein Leads Internal News Corp. Inquiry NYT: At one point, [Murdoch] quietly donated $1 million to an advocacy group, Education Reform Now.

Our elementary-school teachers instilled certain fundamental ... Utne Reader:  Advocates of a new crusade to bring environmental literacy to public schools want students to better understand green issues and their personal relationship to the natural world.

Who Teaches The Teachers Yglesias:  Otterman gives a great overview of some of the practitioners making efforts to improve things in a first-order way with new programs. 

Harnessing the Power of Feedback Loops Wired Magazine:  In the vicinity of the schools where the dynamic displays were installed, drivers slowed an average of 14 percent. Not only that, at three schools the average speed dipped below the posted speed limit.

Failing forward Lucy Bernholz/Philanthropy 101: We ought to be getting better at knowing when we're succeeding and, concomitantly, when we're failing. 

How Khan Academy Is Changing The Rules Of Education Wired: Story of education website that offers free video tutorials tailored to students of differing abilities.

How To Be A Writer Molly Backes:  "Let her be lonely. Let her believe that no one in the world truly understands her. Let her have secrets. Let her write poetry on her jeans and backpack" 

When Columbine Never Ends Esquire: Rep. Kevin Parker on then and now, Columbine and Spokane, and the memory of Gabby Giffords, too.  


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