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Desiderata for this season of horror

What are the best works of horror produced during the past five years? Consider this a seasonal query, as we approach splendid Halloween, Infocult's apogee of the year. Let us restrict our nominations to longer works, including: novels and short...

Creepy clowns invade Florida

The creepy clown craze has hit Florida, Surveillance videos in the Springfield area show clowns caught on people's porches and sidewalks. In one video, the clown clearly knew he was being recorded. The clown on a porch grabs a pumpkin,...

KIPP Collegiate Among Lowest Performers on Tennessee Priority List

Yesterday the KIPP Memphis operation backed out of a plan to take over South Side Middle School:Teachers at South Side Middle School protested the takeover process last week, sending a letter to government officials and the media arguing that their scores had improved in the past year. Show More Summary

Coffeebot reveals the posthuman world

A robot makes coffee in this video. Note its fluid movements, the head-thing motions, and its utter assurance of replacing humanity forever: Tokyo Desu observes: despite it being obvious the manufacturer has taken efforts to make the robot look more...

Haunted surveillance

Here's a look at surveillance after today's golden age, when spy machines are ruins: Future of CCTV, when we are all gone and beyond its power to make data ghost of us all. #LossLit (thanks to Jesse Walker)

Eleven civil rights groups urge Obama to drop test-based K-12 ‘accountability’ system

Eleven national civil rights groups sent a letter Tuesday to President Obama, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and congressional leaders saying that the current standardized test-based “accountability system” for K-12 education ignores...Show More Summary

A leg of lamp

Some body parts are lost, but found again. A Dutch man lost his leg through a swimming pool accident, then decided to have the detached limb turned into a lamp. (thanks to the wife of Infocult)

Eleven civil rights groups urge Obama to drop test-based K-12 ‘accountability’ system

Eleven national civil rights groups sent a letter Tuesday to President Obama, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and congressional leaders saying that the current standardized test-based “accountability system” for K-12 education ignores...Show More Summary

Charts: Guess What? 34 States Are Still Doing Smarter Balanced Or PARCC

You'd think from all the press attention that the Common Core assessments were all but abandoned, but if this new RealClear Education graphic is accurate that's not the case at all. Thirty-four states are stlll working with one of the two main testing consortia. Show More Summary

Parents, Teachers, and Students Say NO to Charter Takeovers in Memphis

Momentum is building to demolish a plan by H3 (Haslam, Huffman, Hopson) to turn Memphis into another corporate reform school feedlot like New Orleans. After yesterday's angry meetings at Raleigh-Egypt High School and at American Way Middle, the ASD's profiteers are reeling. Show More Summary

Morning Video: Union Head Complaining About TIME Magazine Tenure Cover

Here's AFT head Randi Weingarten on MSNBC's Morning Joe talking about that TIME Magazine cover. Still not much heat or light coming from the pro-reform side -- here George Miller chides both sides. Meanwhile on the teacher tenure front, I hear that there will be some sort of decision on the NY version of Vergara later on today.

AM News: Ebola, Seattle Shooting, Cuomo!

NYC Officials Try to Calm Concerns Over Ebola in Schools WNYC: The letter, which was translated into nine languages, laid out several facts about the disease for families to understand "how low you and your child's risk of Ebola exposure...Show More Summary

Fear Is a Luxury We Cannot Afford

If the intent of the APPR law, which our union leadership boasted of co-writing, was to freak teachers out continually, I'm pretty sure they've achieved their goal. Though we're already on the second year of the Junk Science Express, I see little sign that anyone is used to it. Show More Summary

Video Tutorial: Asking Essential Questions Training

Educators understand that questions can guide learning, and that the Bloom’s Taxonomy is a good framework for learning.

Explore 50 Game-Based French Lessons

Title : Learn French by MindSnacks Summary : Solid language learning has addictive games, stellar progress tracking Pros : Appealing characters, simple navigation, and extensive resources make this a..

Climate Change: Atmosphere

This page offers information on the atmosphere, and why understanding how it works is necessary for understanding climate change.

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