fun facts

The top 10 most-regretted college majors.

“Although students may be drawn to those fields while they’re in school for reasons beyond salary and job security, “when we graduate, reality hits,” said Sinem Buber, ZipRecruiter’s lead economist.” | learn more

teaching the kids

School vs Wikipedia.

“So, for the last three years, teachers have been telling my kids that they can’t use Wikipedia for any school work.” | learn more

oh, Austin

I just learned about the Texas school recapture program.

“The decades-old system, known commonly as Robin Hood, is meant to balance resources among less property-wealthy school districts, with the goal of leveling out the per-student spending across all districts statewide.” Of note Austin’s school district is paying $710 million […]

teaching the kids

Your world, better

While I’m not in the market for middle school textbooks, I am fond of this one for its approach. Ever since Hans Rosling helped me realize my world view was based on decades-old and outdated data, I’ve wondered if that cycle persists. […]

fun facts

Remember the Trapper Keeper? 

Thank you, Tedium for not letting us forget: “The Trapper Keeper is a beacon of nostalgia, but genericized branding and school rules have pushed it off to the side. Good luck finding a new one in 2018.” | learn more