Ahh, school used to be those basic R's- reading, writing, and arithmatics. But no more! Click on the linky to go to one of my favorite educational bloggers, Joanne Jacobs. Here's some recent highlights from her blog:
Prep school for kindergarten? Too late, somebody else already thought of this enterprising idea. But first, you need a couple "experts" to convince the parents its needed.
The favorite class of the next generation is going to be online gym!
Check out the shock of the Chicago School District when they realized that tutoring actually works!
And these stories are just from this month. Some of my other favorites include the proposal in Great Britain to ban the use of the word "failed" in schools and replace it with "deferred success" and school districts that are starting to pay money to student with perfect attendance. But the best article I read thanks to Ms. Jacobs was about the enterprising young student of the Austin (TX) School District. When candy bar machines were banned as unhealthy from the schools, the students started their own underground businesses, charging as much as $1.50 for a single Milky Way. Some reported earning as much as $200 a week.