Out of Left Field Friday

Reporter Doesn’t Know She Has Written Same Article on Teaching at least Five Times, Maybe Twenty

Jane Halibut had her first byline at the Metropolis Herald at age 23, with a profile of a Metropolis State University physics professor who taught introductory classes in a studio setting and doubled the number of physics majors. Halibut’s story became the most-emailed article for the month, and she was showered with kudos from the Herald‘s publisher.

Groundbreaking Study Shows We Have Been Doing It All Wrong

When familiar behavior you see every day happens, you think to yourself, I know that behavior is what I’ve been told that behavior is, amirite? Brand new research gives absolutely incontrovertible proof that we may be completely misunderstanding common behavior. Boom! A new study by unnamed researchers at some universities we’ve never heard of before […]

Most Fabulist Edu-Predictions of 2015

Since NPR has seen fit to publish a listicle with education predictions for the year, I need to get in on this. Please be forewarned: I’m an historian, and sometimes it’s hard enough for me to predict the past, so there are no guarantees that these are going to be possible, let alone likely.

Lil’ Putin annexes Chicago suburb

Putin invades the Crimea, and you won’t believe what happened next in Illinois! Warning: this entry is Not Safe for Wusses Who Can’t Stand Satire (NSFWWCSS).

Silly season in education politics

It’s a Friday in early August, so why not have crazy education news? You’ve already destroyed our district, but could we at least pretend to open our doors this year? After months of public disavowal by Pennsylvania politicians of any obligation to fund Philadelphia’s schools adequately, Philadelphia superintendent William Hite gave notice yesterday that if […]