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Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is having a difficult summer. First, calling No Child Left Behind a “slow-motion train wreck,” Duncan announced he would circumvent the Bush administration’s law by issuing waivers to states that adopt high proficiency standards. Like Race to the Top, Duncan has used his executive authority to leverage reform. Politicians and […]
By Bill Tierney
Let’s jump forward 20 years. Let’s also make a few commonsense projections: the internet/web/social media will continue to improve, and credentialing will only increase. It’s hard to argue with #1; we may disagree with the assumption of #2, but I don’t think that’s debatable either. That is, some may say that credentialing is wrong, etc., […]
The days of summer are nearing an end, but hopefully summer’s memories restore and replenish energy depleted as a result of the last academic year. There are many purposes for summer—some know it as “vacation,” whereas others acknowledge a relaxed dress code, condensed courses, and possibly even earlier departure from the office. For some Early […]
In honor of the back to school shopping season, today’s blog post is your guide to three free qualitative research supplies that no academic should be without. Express Scribe Whether you’re a student transcribing an interview for a class, a doctoral candidate screaming toward a dissertation deadline, or a technology-challenged professor emeritus wondering what technology […]
By Bill Tierney
Some years ago an article in The Los Angeles Times discussed the explosive growth of yoga in southern California. I certainly have seen that growth in Silverlake; there must be a dozen yoga studios within two miles of our house. One of the points the article made was that at the time yoga instructors did […]
This blog—the first of the academic year—now seems like an annual tradition. Over the past two years, I have started the year writing about my hopes and anticipations for the upcoming year. Today’s post is no different. Some feelings don’t change. For instance, there is nothing like the excitement of the first few weeks on […]
By Bill Tierney
Summers are too short! I certainly got some down time, but I also was remarkably busy. I’ve done a lot of reading and writing, but I increasingly find that my “to do” list grows longer and longer. I constantly need to remind myself that I’ve accomplished a bunch of things or I’ll fall into a […]
By Lisa Garcia
21st Century Scholar is off for Ferragosto. [Don’t we all wish we were in Italy right now?] We’ll be back with a whole new look [keep your fingers crossed] on Monday, August 22. In the meantime, enjoy the summer. Ciao!
This week 21st Century Scholar welcomed guest bloggers who graduated high school this spring, completed CHEPA’s summerbridge writing program this July and will attend a four-year university in the fall. Today’s post features a series of student perceptions of college writing. We find both the lyric and breadth of student insight on this topic thoroughly […]
This week 21st Century Scholar welcomes four guest bloggers who graduated high school this spring, completed CHEPA’s summerbridge writing program this July and will attend a four-year university in the fall. Today’s post describes one student’s endorsement of programs like SummerTIME. Seize the Voice! by Lewis Todd Seize the voice my friends! SummerTIME was an […]